Just Remember The Useful Load is 511 Pounds With Two People AND Fuel
Making the claim of the safest plane in the skies in the late forties is rather risky but that is what this designer did and it lead to six thousand copies of the aircraft being produced. How do you make this claim? You use linked controls and have no rudder pedals in the aircraft. So follow along as we talk about the odd story of the ERCoupe and it’s modern revival.
Continue reading A Plane In Every Garage – The Ercoupe
As British As Rotten Teeth And New Doctor Who’s
Flying boats are nice but what we really want is a land planes whose proportions are almost comical.
Continue reading Bristol Brabazon – When Size Matters
Just A Day At The Office
What do you get for the man who has accomplished as much as Chuck Yeager? Well living past the age of 90 would be near the top of the list.
Continue reading The Man, The Myth, The 90 Year Old Legend
Saunders Roe SR.53
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The merging of jet engines and rocket engines reached a zenith with the British SR.53. It be the last interceptor designed with the point defense role in mind. It would also be the last native British fighter designed before the decision to move to surface to air missiles for defense.
Continue reading Point Defense – The Last Of The Point Defense Fighters
The Republic F-84 would see many modifications to its basic airframe. One would lead to the parasite aircraft we looked at before. Another would lead to a propeller plane best known for its ability to make ground crew sick. This time the F-84 would see several unusual modifications made in the name of point defense.
Continue reading Point Defense – Mixed Power Done Right
Focke Wulf Triebfluegel
Desperation can lead to creativity. When you have nothing else to lose you will look into every option possible. This led to one of the more interesting designs in the wars waning days with that in mind we look at our next point defense aircraft.
Continue reading Point Defense – When All Else Fails Be Really Different