posted on Apr, 2 2005 @ 10:26 AM
Emile, one or two of those planes have been featured in the quiz already but to save you searching I'll tell you the names, if I can remember myself,
Pic 1, I don't actually know but I sure would like to find out, just using guesswork allied to what I do know I would estimate that this is a
prototype all weather two seater akin to the MiG 15 and MiG 17, jhopefully when my copy of Soviet Secret Projects - Fighters arrives the answer will
be inside, if it is I will share it with you
pic 2 is the 1949 Sud Oest SO.6020 Narval, intended as a French naval fighter.
Pic 3 This is a real enigma to me and I wondered at first if it was a fake. Not because it looks fake or anything but because it shows the 1949 Sukhoi
Su-17 which was to have been the worlds first supersonic fighter, a year before the design of the F-100 Super Sabre had even begun. However history
records that the unfinished prototype was broken up before it could be flown after Stalin got the huff with Pavel Sukhoi and disbanded his OKB and
destroyed everything connected to it. I am amazed to see this photograph!
pic 4, like pic 2 it is again a 1949 French naval fighter prototype but this one is the Nord 2200.
pic 5, This is the 1956 Sud Est Durandal, the rival of the Mirage for the French Air Force interceptor requirement.