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Old 11-26-2007, 10:58 PM   #1291
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Okay. XF-88B?
The Air Force's F-101 Voodoo, a long-range, twin-jet fighter designed to escort bombers, attack distant targets and provide close support for ground troops, evolved from the XF-88 and was a further development of the two-engine design pioneered in the FH-1.

Or not. I'm getting conflicting info with the FH-1 Phantom.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:59 PM   #1292
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Looks reminiscent of an XP-81. Got another angle?


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Try this one. Mutter, mutter, photoshop my ass.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:04 PM   #1293
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The Air Force's F-101 Voodoo, a long-range, twin-jet fighter designed to escort bombers, attack distant targets and provide close support for ground troops, evolved from the XF-88 and was a further development of the two-engine design pioneered in the FH-1.

Or not. I'm getting conflicting info with the FH-1 Phantom.
It's an XF-88B.

http://www.aviastar.org/air/usa/a_mc...l_douglas.html
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:04 PM   #1294
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Okay. XF-88B?
Yup, you're correct. It is a jet-turboprop hybrid XF88B.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XF-88_Voodoo
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:07 PM   #1295
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Looks reminiscent of an XP-81. Got another angle?



Think of John Ashcroft's famous solo performance singing . . .
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:21 PM   #1296
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The Air Force's F-101 Voodoo, a long-range, twin-jet fighter designed to escort bombers, attack distant targets and provide close support for ground troops, evolved from the XF-88 and was a further development of the two-engine design pioneered in the FH-1.

Or not. I'm getting conflicting info with the FH-1 Phantom.
What threw me off was the lower horizontial tail.

The XF-88 originated from a 1946 United States Army Air Forces requirement for a long-range 'penetration fighter' to escort bombers to their targets. It was to be essentially a jet-powered replacement for the wartime P-51 Mustang that had escorted B-17 Flying Fortress bombers over Germany. It was to have a combat radius of 900 miles (1,450 km) and high performance. McDonnell began work on the aircraft, dubbed Model 36, on 1 April 1946. On 20 June the company was given a contract for two prototypes, designated XP-88.

The initial design was intended to have a V-shaped tail, but wind tunnel tests indicated aerodynamic problems that led to an extensive redesign. The Air Force (which became the USAF on 17 September 1947) approved the changes. When the USAF altered its designation scheme in 1948, the still unflown prototypes were redesignated XF-88. It was dubbed Voodoo.

The Voodoo had a low/mid-mounted wing, swept to 35°. The two engines were in the lower fuselage, with jetpipes beneath the rear fuselage. The prototypes carried XJ34 engines, although the production F-88A would have had two Westinghouse J46 turbojets with 26.33 kN (5,920 lbf) thrust each. Intakes were mounted in the wing roots. The Voodoo's short nose had no radar, being intended to house an armament of six 20mm M39 cannon.

The first XF-88 made its maiden flight on 20 October 1948. It had non-afterburning engines and no armament. It proved to be underpowered, leading to the decision to install afterburners on the second prototype, which was designated XF-88A and made its first flight on 26 April 1949. (The first prototype was modified to the same standard.)

In a subsequent paper competition against the Lockheed XF-90 and North American XF-93, the Voodoo lost to the XF-93, but the decision on production was later delayed until a 'fly-off' competition could be held. In that fly-off, held in the summer of 1950, the Voodoo proved the winner, but changes in Air Force requirements led the penetration fighter to be cancelled entirely.

McDonnell proposed a naval version of the XF-88, a two-seat operational trainer, and a reconnaissance variant, but none were built. The first prototype was modified to XF-88B standard, with a nose-mounted turboprop engine added to the two existing turbojets. This was used for flight testing through 1956, and achieved speeds close to and possibly exceeding Mach 1.0, the first propeller-driven aircraft to do so. Both prototypes were scrapped by 1958.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:27 PM   #1297
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Think of John Ashcroft's famous solo performance singing . . .
P-75 Eagle. That was too hard.

You should see the list of obscure bizarre aircraft I compiled while searching for that one.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:32 PM   #1298
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Republic XP-69?

Need bigger pictures.

Edit: Bigger picture coming up?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:32 PM   #1299
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P-75 Eagle. That was too hard.

You should see the list of obscure bizarre aircraft I compiled while searching for that one.

The answer to John Ashcroft's clue was his own composition sung in a full warble, "As The Eagle Soars." And p must be close to 75 years old. How blatent do I have to be with my clues?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:34 PM   #1300
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Posts 1309 and 1312 are the same craft if that is the question.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:36 PM   #1301
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Posts 1309 and 1312 are the same craft if that is the question.
No, somebody posted a small picture of another plane, then deleted it.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:38 PM   #1302
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No, somebody posted a small picture of another plane, then deleted it.
Guilty. I was forming up a compilation of several images of the P-75 Eagle when you Sherlocked it up.
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You shouldn't have made me look so hard. On my wild tear through the internet, I maliciously collected all sorts of exotica. ID this.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:43 PM   #1304
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You shouldn't have made me look so hard. On my wild tear through the internet, I maliciously collected all sorts of exotica. ID this.
Yo no hablo Inglés y me voy a la cama.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:49 PM   #1305
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no habla Espanol.
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