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posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:22 AM
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Tell me something about this strange "VTOL" Aircraft and who ever is first will get a way above vote from me

I'll give you all a tip: it's russian







posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:30 AM
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OK, its a Sukhoi Fitter on skids, Or are you after something else? VTOL, how? with RATO gear?

[edit on 22-5-2006 by waynos]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:35 AM
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Odd looking "skis" instead of tires... how does it roll for take off ??

Or landing for that matter ??...

[edit on 22-5-2006 by Oona]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:42 AM
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Its design to take off vertically and land the same way. It can also hover like an helicopter.



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:46 AM
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The Russian designation for this particular Sukhoi Su-7 is S-26 (C-26 in Russian alphabet), and it was just an experiment with skid undercarriage. As it happens the run of the mill Su-7BKL normally had both skids and wheels.

EDIT: I am pretty sure that it's not capable of vertical take-off/landing.






[edit on 22-5-2006 by planeman]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:50 AM
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The Su-7BKL came fitted with wheels and skids, you can see the main undercarriage wheels in the photo you've posted.


Wikipedia even has a pic on it:




It allowed the aircraft to operate on softer terrain, as in snow or soft grass.



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:51 AM
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This must be the alternate meaning of "VTOL",

"Very Tall Obscure Landing gear"



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:55 AM
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Vertical takeoff and landing.
www.skyaid.org...

Or is this not a VTOL.http:/www.skyaid.org/other_vtol.htm

[edit on 22-5-2006 by polanksi]

Early Russian version Link

[edit on 22-5-2006 by polanksi]www.russianwarrior.com...

[edit on 22-5-2006 by polanksi]

Mod Edit: Fixed Links.

[edit on 22/5/2006 by Mirthful Me]



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 10:58 AM
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Is it the fact that it has three legs w/feet in stead of wheels or the big red star on the back



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 12:03 PM
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Well I did write VTOL in brackets and the plane sure isn't a vtol capable one.
Planeman got my way above vote
for the info.
This was just a testbed for a plane capable of landing in some harder conditions.


PS: I don't think the S-26 had a normal tire gear as somene stated earlier but i may be wrong.



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 12:59 PM
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so if you knew it wasn't VTOL why put it in the question



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 02:39 PM
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You're just angry you didn't get the vote aren't you?





But etleast to me the skids make the Su look so much like a VTOL spacekraft from an old sci-fi. So I couldn't resist to startle you a bit ore by puting it in to the question.

Maybe putting a smile next to it would have made it less confusing............but then again it was a puzzle



posted on May, 22 2006 @ 04:15 PM
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You're just angry you didn't get the vote aren't you?


LOL


I thought that you had read that it was a VTOL or picked it up off a VTOL site.

PS you said the first person to tell me 'something' about it and I told you it was a Fitter on skids.


PPS, if you like a puzzle, go here;


www.belowtopsecret.com...

[edit on 22-5-2006 by waynos]



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