Mistel composite aircraft
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What do you do with worn out aircraft? You fill them with explosives and use them as guided bombs. Using a simpler solution then the Americans when faced with the same problem the Germans also found better uses for their warn out bomber.
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It's like 2 engines in 1!
In case you haven’t noticed, we like bizarre powerplants on this blog. We’ve discovered nuclear-powered jets and missiles. This morning we saw (and heard!) a two-stroke, 6 piston, 3 cylinder horizontally opposed diesel engine that has made more than one head explode. Well, Black Steelies reminded me of a bizzare powerplant that just might make your head implode back to normal…behold, the diesel/turbine Napier Nomad! Continue reading The UK and the Napier Nomad vs. the US