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    Frankenplane Prototypes

    I was bored last night on Halloween and came up with some interesting shapes in my paint program by combining prototype features. Were there ever prototypes that caught your whimsy although in reality were probably left to history? Share your story or digital paint hack.

    My frankenplane is the MiG-21I with the scoop intake and solid nose combined with the E-2 Ogival wing prototype for Tu-144 research:

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    Last edited by MadRat; 1st November 2012, 15:20.
    Go Huskers!

    #2
    I was half expecting to see a picture of the 767 Frakentanker here!

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      #3
      That looks a little Swedish in it's design
      Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Giblets View Post
        I was half expecting to see a picture of the 767 Frakentanker here!
        How much did Airbus pay you to type that? :diablo:
        There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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          #5
          YF-23

          I would have love to see the YF-23 make it into service over the or alongside of the F-22A. I do think the Sukhoi T-50 was inspired by the YF-23's design planform and layout.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Freehand View Post
            I would have love to see the YF-23 make it into service over the or alongside of the F-22A. I do think the Sukhoi T-50 was inspired by the YF-23's design planform and layout.
            Looks more similar to NATF by northrop IMO.

            Nic

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              #7
              Originally posted by Freehand View Post
              I would have love to see the YF-23 make it into service over the or alongside of the F-22A. I do think the Sukhoi T-50 was inspired by the YF-23's design planform and layout.
              The USAF are looking for a new bomber... Upscale the YF23 into something B-1B size. 2 pairs of engines rather than just 2 engines giving high sub sonic speeds, internal carriage plus option for non stealthy triple pack of Big Bang munitions under each wing too.

              Not quite what the thread is about, but mention of YF 23 brought this to mind.

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                #8
                A bigger version of this?



                "The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."

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                  #9
                  Great Artwork

                  Excellent drawings!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by MadRat View Post
                    I was bored last night on Halloween and came up with some interesting shapes in my paint program by combining prototype features. Were there ever prototypes that caught your whimsy although in reality were probably left to history? Share your story or digital paint hack.

                    My frankenplane is the MiG-21I with the scoop intake and solid nose combined with the E-2 Ogival wing prototype for Tu-144 research:

                    That's much like the double delta F-16XL
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                      #11
                      Searched out a forum for a lot of interesting photomashes:






                      Some better than others, but many more I did not post.
                      Go Huskers!

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                        #12
                        Keep 'em coming young man.
                        Rule zero: don't be on fire

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Wanshan View Post
                          That's much like the double delta F-16XL
                          Or perhaps most like a mix between the MiG-21I "Analog" and the MiG E-8 (both of which were MiG-21 derivatives):



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                            #14
                            I was hoping to combine the X-29 forward swept wing, long nosecone of the RF-5B, canard of either X-29 or X-31, the X-31 tailpipe and paddles, the F-5E QSB modified fuselage, twin tails of the Saegeh or F-CK-1, and maybe even steal something off a JF-17. It will be the F-5 frankenplane. Its difficult finding the planes at matching angles so I may freehand it later.
                            Go Huskers!

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                              #15
                              Someone did a solid nosecone EE Lightning.

                              http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/6002/p8abr2.jpg
                              Go Huskers!

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                                #16
                                The Strike Viper looks pretty similar to Su34.

                                If you want Frankenplanes that where crazy projects look no furter than Luft46 for German WWII testplanes.

                                Focke Wulfs VTOL jet accellerated rotary aircraft has to be one of the goofiest.


                                How did they expect it to be safe to operate?


                                Haha, wtf? I didnt notice that it had wheels. This design explains why Siemens never really made it with their cellphones
                                Wtf #2... how was the fuel expected to enter the engines at the end of the propellers?
                                Last edited by Tu22m; 2nd November 2012, 23:11.
                                Lockheed Martin, because drop tanks stay during dogfights

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Tu22m View Post
                                  Wtf #2... how was the fuel expected to enter the engines at the end of the propellers?
                                  Look no further than ramjet-powered helicopter blades. One (quite unsuccessful but at the very least, functional) example:
                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiller_YH-32_Hornet

                                  Goes to show that it's possible, though.
                                  sigpic

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Tu22m View Post
                                    The Strike Viper looks pretty similar to Su34.
                                    It certainly doesn't look anything like an F-16.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by MadRat View Post
                                      I was bored last night on Halloween and came up with some interesting shapes in my paint program by combining prototype features. Were there ever prototypes that caught your whimsy although in reality were probably left to history? Share your story or digital paint hack.

                                      My frankenplane is the MiG-21I with the scoop intake and solid nose combined with the E-2 Ogival wing prototype for Tu-144 research:

                                      Actually reminds me of the X-31:

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Dr.Snufflebug View Post
                                        Look no further than ramjet-powered helicopter blades. One (quite unsuccessful but at the very least, functional) example:
                                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiller_YH-32_Hornet

                                        Goes to show that it's possible, though.
                                        I know that project existed, but doing it 20 years earlier AND putting the rotor in the middle of the airplane is a pretty stupid idea. Helicopters can stabilize themselves thanks to the low point of gravity. This howver is a death trap.

                                        I think these are pretty similar.

                                        Lockheed Martin, because drop tanks stay during dogfights

                                        The most useful link on the forum:

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