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jarink
06-06-2005, 08:44 PM
The Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack"
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/usplanes/aircraft/flapjack.htm

http://www.unrealaircraft.com/wings/cv_flapjack.php

"The XF5U discoidal aircraft was an invention of Charles H. Zimmerman, who conceived the design in the early 1930s. He won a 1933 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) design competition with a disc-shaped concept capable of flying at high speeds or hovering; NACA rejected further development because they thought the design was "too advanced"."

"The twin 1,350 hp Pratt & Whitney engines gave the XF5U-1 an excellent speed range of 40 mph to 425 mph, much better than the usual 1 to 4 ratio of landing speed to top speed of other good designs. Water injected engines gave a 20-460 mph range, and gas turbines allowed 0-550 mph. The ship carried 261 gal. of internal fuel, and six 20 mm cannons, three stacked vertically in each "wing root"."

jarink
06-06-2005, 08:44 PM
The Vought XF5U "Flying Flapjack"
http://www.daveswarbirds.com/usplanes/aircraft/flapjack.htm

http://www.unrealaircraft.com/wings/cv_flapjack.php

"The XF5U discoidal aircraft was an invention of Charles H. Zimmerman, who conceived the design in the early 1930s. He won a 1933 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) design competition with a disc-shaped concept capable of flying at high speeds or hovering; NACA rejected further development because they thought the design was "too advanced"."

"The twin 1,350 hp Pratt & Whitney engines gave the XF5U-1 an excellent speed range of 40 mph to 425 mph, much better than the usual 1 to 4 ratio of landing speed to top speed of other good designs. Water injected engines gave a 20-460 mph range, and gas turbines allowed 0-550 mph. The ship carried 261 gal. of internal fuel, and six 20 mm cannons, three stacked vertically in each "wing root"."

spitzfiya
06-06-2005, 10:54 PM
If they ever saw combat i bet it would be alot fun shooting them down. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

"I downed a flying pancake today"

PlaneEater
06-06-2005, 11:01 PM
0-550 mph.

Now THAT'S a UFO.