Discussion in 'Quiz Me!' started by skunk works, Aug 7, 2008.
TA you won, pick a new plane, you don't get a new Toyota.
Thought I'd have a go at it.. and get a bit more modern (though only about 15 years).
Indeed it is!
I didn't notice this right away, looks like TA got skipped?
Yeah, he's been quiet for a while on this one, so I figured I'd throw one out there to try to get the game going again... no offense meant
Most know I usually just answer the questions. Too many of the ones I put up are too hard to answer so I just let someone else have a go instead.
Alright, let's give this one a go!
Northrop XP-56 serial 42-38353. This is the second prototype. Made of all magneisum metal to lighten the aircraft. Interesting features included venturies in the wingtips to operate a flap / spoiler system. Otherwise proved largely a failure.
No wonder people find your questions hard! Post one anyway
Douglas XTB2D-1 Skypirate
One better hope one of these doesn't get through the flak/fighters and get a firing solution/launch against your boat. Designed to carry (4) torpedoes.
go for it, your turn
Just checking in at the moment, I'll try to post a good one in a few hours.
I really like the way the SkyPirate looks. Kinda like a Skyraider on steeroids.
Actually, it was a contender for the same specification along with other entries like the Boeing XF8B-1 among others. The original Navy specification called for an aircraft that could operate as an interceptor, long range escort fighter, fighter-bomber, dive bomber, high altitude horizontal bomber, or torpedo plane. They weren't asking for much there were they?!
The spec called for either 6 x .50 or 6 x 20mm plus a payload of 6,500 lbs of ordinance or two 2,000 lb torpedoes. Is it any wonder the AD-1 ended up a flying dumptruck?
And a very useful one at that.
It appears to be a proposed variant of the Canberra bomber. But that's just a guess...
Desperate for a clue here ....
Along the same lines ....
A variation/prototype of the "Comet" ?
I really have never seen the likes, an "odd duck" for sure, no doubt a failure, due to nothing else like it again ?
All questions & no answers
per the Sky pirate, I read it had the (almost)same ><= wingspan of the B-25. Not exactly Carrier (elevator) friendly. From "Jaws"..."We're gonna need a bigger boat!"
If I were to give a clue, it would have to be a short one.