Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fantasy Fighter

Twin-boom pusher against Northrop Flying Wing
Actually, this fantasy is not too far from reality - Swedish SAAB 21 had the same configuration.
The pusher is Mansyu Ki-98 attacker (never built).

Image © Ronnie Olsthoorn, Ian Allan Publishing

19 comments:

Jeremy said...

Oh would you look at that, it's The Sky Crawlers.

Lord K said...

I'm embarassed to say that of all Sky Crawlers' pushers I can't remember anything like that.

Jeremy said...

Well, they're not the *exact* same planes. But advanced contra-rotating pusher fighters and massive flying wing bombers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llqoqei-k1Y

Lord K said...

But of course!

Bruce Partington-Plans said...

The Fantasy Fighter reminds me very much of the playable "Pulse Jet Prototype" in the old PS2 game Sky Odyssey - http://origin-images.rcuniverse.com/forum/upfiles/463528/Us54008.jpg - and the German Focke-Wulf Flitzer design: http://www.luft46.com/fw/fwflitz.html

Some of the pushers in that Sky Crawlers clip are obviously modelled after the Kyushu J7W - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/J7w.png.

The Sky Crawlers looks really good, by the way. Would you gentlemen recommend it?

Sigmar said...

I second Bruce's sentiment. It definitely looks like the Pulse Jet.

An interesting if somewhat bizarre blog. I like it :D

Keep up the good work Dieselpunk,
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Nebris said...

http://nebris.livejournal.com/4954739.html

Lord K said...

A different kind of beast, but beautiful. It's a long time since we've first met...

Jeremy said...

@Bruce: I'd highly recommend Sky Crawlers, but make sure you know what you're getting into.

http://the-solitary-bee.blogspot.com/2010/06/sky-crawlers.html

Warren Zoell said...

In my mind probably the coolest twin boom aircraft of all time has got to be the Kalinin K7, and it's even got a pusher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C_8GGhY6kA

Lord K said...

To Warren:
In my personal Hall of Fame there are two ever-coolest twin-boomers:
a) Lockheed P-38 Lightning;
b) Caproni Ca.3 pusher-puller

Jeremy said...

No de Havilland Vampire or FW189?

Lord K said...

To Jeremy:
if you ask me, I love the good old Vampire (and Venom too). But Lightning is simply superb. And no, I've got no sympathy for "Uhu".

Bruce Partington-Plans said...

All very good, chaps, but what about the Savoia-Marchetti S.55?

Lord K said...

To Bruce:
It's more than just an aircraft. It's a modern Columbus' ship. It's Balbo!

Warren Zoell said...

Another god one is the Northrop Black Widow. Or how about the McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane.

Bruce Partington-Plans said...

Not forgetting the Northrop F-15 Reporter (a development of the Black Widow) and the ill-fated Hughes XF-11.

Jeremy said...

...brb, playing Secret Weapons over Normandy again.

eletex09 said...

Dear Lord_k, your guests simply shocked by the beautiful picture and happily recall other beautiful aircraft. Why?