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8 hours ago, cubinator said:

It looks like someone bolted wings on a camper van with a jet engine strapped to the roof. Then it didn't have enough lift so they added more wings.

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6 hours ago, StrandedonEarth said:

I think they’d get less drag by throwing a parachute out the back 

They couldn't, because it was spreading the chemicals with the jet exhaust assistance.

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On 4/13/2021 at 9:06 PM, s_gamer101 said:

Found this video on YouTube today and was like „What? Is this real?“

This particular channel does not kid around.

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FMA IS 36 Condor.

An 1950's airliner project with 5 engines.. inside the tail.

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:)

Never passed the mockup stage, however. What may be a good thing after all, as having 5 jet engines confined in a small space appears to be less than a good idea...

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Just now, Lisias said:

FMA IS 36 Condor.

An 1950's airliner project with 5 engines.. inside the tail.

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:)

Never passed the mockup stage, however. What may be a good thing after all, as having 5 jet engines confined in a small space appears to be less than a good idea...

this looks absolutely cool and strange at the same time

it reminds me of a german ww2 fighter concept

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2 minutes ago, Starhelperdude said:

this looks absolutely cool and strange at the same time

it reminds me of a german ww2 fighter concept

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Unsurprisingly, as the IA 36 was designed by a german guy from Focke-Wulf engineer, Kurt Tank!

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Just now, Lisias said:

Unsurprisingly, as the IA 36 was designed by a german guy from Focke-Wulf engineer, Kurt Tank!

sadly this one wasn't a Focke-Wulf design, this one was a Messerschmidt one

also, hehehe, the ''Triebflügel'' from Focke-Wulf

Hubschraubermuseum Bückeburg 2010 0966.JPG

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1 hour ago, Starhelperdude said:

sadly this one wasn't a Focke-Wulf design, this one was a Messerschmidt one

He worked for Messerschmidt, but later on the 60s! :)

These guys at that time knew each other (there were not too much aircraft designers around). The designs are too similar to be just a coincidence, IMHO - there must be some project from someone else on the war in which both guys (from FW and from ME) must had know about.

Or not - sometimes, some ideas just happens more than once at the same time...

1 hour ago, Starhelperdude said:

also, hehehe, the ''Triebflügel'' from Focke-Wulf

Hubschraubermuseum Bückeburg 2010 0966.JPG

Beautifully kerbal! :)

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11 hours ago, StrandedonEarth said:

Yup, my kerbals land like this all the time.

Lucky one! Mine are more like this:

( but the crater is usually on the right place! :sticktongue: )

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Maybe not actually Kerbal, but Jeb definitely needs it.

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https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=ru&tl=en&u=https://www.autonews.ru/news/607009709a794775733a8768?utm_source=top&utm_medium=interest&utm_campaign=607009709a794775733a8768

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matra_Djet

P.S.
Pay attention, it must be maroon, not blue. The blue one is fake, non-space Matra.

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2 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

Pay attention, it must be maroon, not blue. The blue one is fake, non-space Matra.

I'm guessing we have klimbim to thank for that little alternative fact.

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3 hours ago, DDE said:

"...and the actual assault team comes from the other side while everyone gawks."

Now they have jetpacks.

Next step - rocketjump.
Waiting for video.

27 minutes ago, Lisias said:

I don't now what the guy that designed this was drinking, but I want some.

Probably he owned a British*) sidecar motorcycle and wanted to join a street race.

 

*) because the sidecar is on the left

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there has been several "moar booster" style designs, such as the UR-700

the "otrag" clustered monstrosity contraption

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OTRAG_(rocket)

http://www.astronautix.com/graphics/z/zotrstg.jpg

 

one of the most "kerbal" designs is definitely the sea dragon. i mean, what on earth are the engineers trying to launch with this thing? an astroid or artificial moon???

 

and this one just is an aircraft designer's nightmare. 

 

 

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On 5/9/2021 at 12:46 PM, Space Kerbalisation Tech said:

one of the most "kerbal" designs is definitely the sea dragon. i mean, what on earth are the engineers trying to launch with this thing?

Well, that's why they didn't launch it on dry land.

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