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Old 12-06-2007, 05:25 PM   #2251
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A little different, but easy
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:38 PM   #2252
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Is that a standard B-24?

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:46 PM   #2253
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I can't find this one.


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Hows this one for weird?
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:47 PM   #2254
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Nope
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Old 12-06-2007, 05:56 PM   #2255
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Hows this one for weird?

ALA-40

Aviastar Thermoplane
Looking like a flying saucer which has just captured a Mil Mi2 Fuselage, the ALA-40 was a 'proof of concept' design by Aviastar at Ulyanovsk, Russia. The program began in 1985, proceeding under chief designer Yuri Ishkov, and a prototype was ready in 1992.

The craft was a rigid-structure airship with heat control available. The 40 metre diameter ALA-40 was designed for 5-6 tonne cargoes, paving the way for the 200 m. diameter ALA-500, with 500-600 tonne capacity.

The airships were intended to provide large, ecologically clean bulk carriers requiring virtually no airport or ground support. Timber and oil support equipment was among the proposed cargoes, with variants to include a flying tourist hotel, an emergency evacuation vehicle (for sea disasters, earthquake relief etc.), a firefighting aircraft, and a mobile hospital.

Its composite structure and skin, coupled with large size, was expected to provide high stability.

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Old 12-06-2007, 05:57 PM   #2256
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Nope
It's an XB-24J, a prototype fitted with B-17G nose section.



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Old 12-06-2007, 06:25 PM   #2257
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ALA-40

Aviastar Thermoplane
That thing has no beauty or grace whatsoever.
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:12 PM   #2258
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Just wanted to thank all the participants for a neat, interesting thread!

I only posted once here, but I read it every time I get a chance. Can't get to advrider at work, so I have to wait until I get home.

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:14 PM   #2259
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:53 PM   #2260
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Easy one... and whacked.


Gotta love those x planes.


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Old 12-06-2007, 07:54 PM   #2261
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Hmmm... you know what they say about big gun ports...


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Old 12-06-2007, 08:17 PM   #2262
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:30 PM   #2263
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This is not a fighter or a jet, who can figure out what it is?
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Old 12-06-2007, 08:41 PM   #2264
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The Avro Avrocar?




There were also several other jet-powered flying saucers of similar appearance developed in the US.




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Old 12-06-2007, 08:43 PM   #2265
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This is not a fighter or a jet, who can figure out what it is?
Hard to say, but from what I can tell it's having a final drive failure..

early GS model?
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