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Just a couple of oddities

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posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 09:00 AM
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I have recently found a couple of entries in a book that interested me and I wonder if anyone has any further information onthem to share. Please forgive my poor photography but the book was too big to go under the scanner!

The first is a US trainer with a stunning resemblance to something altogether bigger, faster and more Russian




And the second is Russian, a transport that I really like the look of, sort of a mini twin jet C-17 in some respects. It looks to me as if it shares quite a bit with the Tu 334 airliner.


Any input gratefully recieved.




posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 09:19 AM
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Tu-230


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Two-engine medium-range transport aircraft


A development of Tu-334 with elements of Tu-330 designed to replace the An-12 cargo plane. Powered by two multi-fuel D-436T-2 turbofans. Payload of 20,000kg to 2,000 km. Reuses the Tu-330 cockpit in its entirety. Designed by V. Bliznyuk. To be manufactured in Moscow.

www.aeronautics.ru...

just a quick google search



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 09:34 AM
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I thought the Iranians had a demonstrator that looks alot like the WACO plane? Someone posted here claiming it to be thier version of Gen I stealth.

I looks like a engine plug was left in by the artist




[edit on 6/26/05 by FredT]



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 09:36 AM
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Cheers, some good info there, though its a shame its credibility is hit by it including the Tu-180 as if it was real.



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by FredT
I thought the Iranians had a demonstrator that looks alot like the WACO plane? Someone posted here claiming it to be thier version of Gen I stealth.

I looks like a engine plug was left in by the artist




[edit on 6/26/05 by FredT]


heres a model of the iranian stealth fighter:



there is another pic floating around the internet - i do believe its of the prototype


edit:

found it;



[edit on 26-6-2005 by Harlequin]



posted on Jun, 26 2005 @ 09:44 AM
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Cool thanks
Now that I think about it, maybe i was thinking about the Mako trainer but with a single tail

[edit on 6/26/05 by FredT]



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 09:55 AM
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Holy thats a sweet "trainer" even look leathel. any specs on it?



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 11:32 AM
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Here are the specs for the trainer from the book, plus another dodgy photo;

name; Vortex Aircraft PhoenixJet

cost (1998) US$998,000

TYPE tandem two seat high performance Jet to FAR Pt 23 and military trainer.

(editing out quite a bit because it is technical jargon and would take me all day to type)

Powerplant; one 2,950lb GE CJ610 turbojet

span 21ft 6in
aspect ratio 4.5
length 27ft 10in
wing area 102.5 sq ft

empty weight 2,630lb
MTOW 4,600lb
Max speed mach 0.9
cruising speed at 40,000ft mach 0.86

stalling speed 118mph (flaps down 96mph)

climb rate 9,300ft/min

ceiling 41,000ft

take off run 1,020ft

landing run 1,700ft

range (no reserves) 1,265 miles



[edit on 27-6-2005 by waynos]



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 11:52 AM
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I wouldn't say the trainer was anything close to Russian.



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 12:07 PM
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So you wouldn't say the designers were in any way inspired by the look of the MiG 29 when they penned this then? The model shot at the top shows more of a similarity than the three view but its a clear resemblance to my eyes, as my tongue in cheek remark above the picture implied.



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by waynos
So you wouldn't say the designers were in any way inspired by the look of the MiG 29 when they penned this then? The model shot at the top shows more of a similarity than the three view but its a clear resemblance to my eyes, as my tongue in cheek remark above the picture implied.


No, I would not say that they were inspired by the Mig-29.



posted on Jun, 27 2005 @ 04:13 PM
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Fair enough. I disagree.



posted on Jun, 28 2005 @ 06:14 AM
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For the first photo you posted we also called Bede Jet-10 which I only found one link to you www.autocycles.org...
Sorry no more infor. to help you



posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 06:10 PM
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it does have some remote resembelence to the MiG-29, esspecially the tailfins and the fins on the intakes, the LEX looks similar as well.




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