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Originally posted by Sugarlump
the top one of the last two was the loser in the competition for the A-10 warthog. I don't know who makes it, but I do remember that it was one of the competitors for the ground attack aircraft contract being offered at the time. Or an early proto for what became the A-10
Originally posted by waynos
If I may offer my opinion;
The first pic is the Lockheed Cheyanne, as has been pointed out.
The second pic is not of a model or of the MiG 35 (which doesn't actually exist except as wishful thinking) but is of the MiG I.42 demonstrator, a sort of Russian equivalent of the YF-22 (in purpose not tech) whereas the MiG 35 *should* be the equivalent of the F/A-22A if you see the difference.
The third pic is of the Northrop YA-9 which was indeed the losing competitor in A-X which was won by the Fairchild YA-10.
the final pic has absolutely nothing to do with the U-2 and is in fact the Convair XB-46, a prototype of a four engined medium bomber that may only be one number away from the Boeing B-47 but in reality the chasm between them is vast. Why not try the aircraft picture quiz thread, it may contain some of the others you wish to identify.
[edit on 14-3-2005 by waynos]
Originally posted by SwitchbladeNGC
Round 2: numbering pics for ease of reference
Inclined to say it is a Short Sunderland but doesn't quite look the same.
Not too far wrong, it is a Short/Saro Shetland, considerably bigger than the Sunderland it failed to find a market like so many large boats at the end of the war (Princess, Duchess, Spruce Goose etc)
This is the Sud Aviation Grognard, a ground attack aircraft which fleew in 1950, luckily for France it stayed a prototype
I can't really help here, I know its Russian but I can't remember the name of it
This one is the X-31, a joint experimental programme between Rockwell and MBB, it started out with a fin and I heard it had been flown experimentally without it but this is the first time I have seen a picture showing it in that state.