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mane_raptor
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posted 01-02-2000 06:09 PM     Profile for mane_raptor   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post

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Check six & aim for the cockpit.


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Casey
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posted 01-02-2000 09:02 PM     Profile for Casey   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
That's what happens when a F8F Bearcat gets drunk and mates with a Zero!



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posted 01-02-2000 09:04 PM     Profile for DBond   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
And it has the ultra-secret spinless prop
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posted 01-02-2000 10:26 PM     Profile for TroyAir   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
That wouldn't happen to be that horrible "Eagle" plane that General Motors tried to sell to the military in WW2, is it? Corsair wings on a different fuselage with the tail of some other aircraft?

Troy


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mane_raptor
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posted 01-02-2000 10:27 PM     Profile for mane_raptor   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
It a Ryan FR Fireball.

In the end of 1942 the U.S. Navy drew up a specification for a new fighter-bomber with a composite powerplant, which would use one of the new turbojets then being developed, as well as a more conventional radial engine with propeller. The idea was that the piston engine would be used for landing operations, long-range cruising, extra speed to supplement the turbojet, and as an insurance policy against the possible failure of the jet engine. Ryan provided the best proposal, and was awarded the contract, with the first prototype being flown in June 1944. The Fireball was the first U.S. Navy production aircraft to have a flush riveted exterior and metal-covered control surfaces. With contracts calling for 1,300 Fireballs, the FR-1s began to equip the Navy in March 1945; however, VJ-Day cancellations left only 66 examples produced. None of these saw operational use during the war, but Fireballs were used for carrier trials after the war until being withdrawn in late 1947.
Ryan FR Fireball

Type: carrier-based fighter-bomber
Crew: 1
Armament: four .50 inch machine guns
up to 1,000 lb. of bombs, or 8 5" rockets

Specifications:
Length: 32' 4" (9.86 m)
Height: 13' 7.25" (4.15 m)
Wingspan: 40' 0" (12.19 m)
Wing area: 275 sq. ft (25.55 sq. m)
Empty Weight: 7915 lb (3590 kg)
Max Weight: 10,595 lb (4806 kg) max at takeoff

Propulsion:
No. of Engines: 1+1
Powerplant #1: Wright R-1820-72W Cyclone radial
Powerplant #2: General Electric J31-GE-3 turbojet
Horsepower: 1425 hp (piston)+1600 lb thrust (jet)

Performance:
Range: 1030 miles (1658 km)
Cruise Speed: 153 mph ( 246 km/h)
Max Speed (both): 426 mph ( 686 km/h) at 18,100 ft
Max Speed (piston only): 295 mph ( 745 km/h) at 16,500 ft
Ceiling: 43,100 ft (13,135 m)

It's seen here flying on it's turbojet engine only.

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Check six & aim for the cockpit.


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Casey
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posted 01-02-2000 10:54 PM     Profile for Casey   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
Corsair had flush metal design first- I don't remember if it was flush rivets or welding- even prototype xF4U-1 in 1940.


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Swervin Irvin
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posted 01-03-2000 04:24 PM     Profile for Swervin Irvin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post
So, the prop is feathered because it's flying under jet power? Is that what those odd wing roots are about? Pic's too dark to make it out.
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