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Spartan_GR
05-02-2005, 01:15 PM
Well... this question might seem a bit strange :P I suppose that most here have seen the movie "Indiana jones 1 - raiders of the lost ark" ( its a pretty old movie after all ). I saw it again yesterday ( havent seen it for a long time ) and i noticed something weird. Near at the end of the movie the germans are planning to transport the ark with a transport plane. But the "transport plane" that they are going to use is extremely weird! It looks more like a expiramental plane ( like the "secret weapons" the luftwaffe had ) than a transport plane that would be in the service of the luftwaffe in 1937 ... anyway. Does anyone has a clue about what is that plane? Did it existed or is it a product of the imagination of Spielberg? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Spartan_GR
05-02-2005, 01:15 PM
Well... this question might seem a bit strange :P I suppose that most here have seen the movie "Indiana jones 1 - raiders of the lost ark" ( its a pretty old movie after all ). I saw it again yesterday ( havent seen it for a long time ) and i noticed something weird. Near at the end of the movie the germans are planning to transport the ark with a transport plane. But the "transport plane" that they are going to use is extremely weird! It looks more like a expiramental plane ( like the "secret weapons" the luftwaffe had ) than a transport plane that would be in the service of the luftwaffe in 1937 ... anyway. Does anyone has a clue about what is that plane? Did it existed or is it a product of the imagination of Spielberg? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Zyzbot
05-02-2005, 01:31 PM
It is not a real plane. Just something they thought would look cool for the movie.

-HH-Dubbo
05-02-2005, 03:44 PM
The futuristic Flying Wing was chosen by director Steven Spielberg to represent the ominous and advanced state of aeronautics in Hitler's Germany. Production designer Norman Reynolds used a Northrop Corporation prototype of the Flying Wing as a basis for the design.

LeadSpitter_
05-02-2005, 06:40 PM
The have the plane at universal studios in FL.

http://www.mineblogging.com/photos/america/indiana_jones_stunt.jpg

JG301_nils
05-02-2005, 07:33 PM
Try again Leadspitter, next time with pusher props AFAIR http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Sturmvogel66
05-02-2005, 10:40 PM
Yeah thats a different plane than in the movie.

starbender
05-03-2005, 12:32 AM
The wing was designed by artist Ron Cobb, who did a bit of work on Star Wars, and a lot of work for Alien. He also did a small jet fighter that didn't get used.

crazyivan1970
05-03-2005, 12:47 AM
http://indianajones.ugo.com/images/movies//raiders_of_the_lost_ark/large/raiders_of_the_lost_ark_42.jpg

EURO_Snoopy
05-03-2005, 02:22 AM
Wow, d'ya think that would fly? better fire up CFS3 and nip over to Simviaytion and test this out!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

My current ride:

http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/photo/aerogelbrick.jpg

PlaneEater
05-03-2005, 02:39 AM
I've got a nice thick text about ILM's hand in the making of the Star Wars / Indy trilogies. There were some even more ambitious designs that weren't used (four / six engine monsters).

Be neat to build them up in a CAD program and figure out how airworthy they might have been. They looked cool.

Spartan_GR
05-03-2005, 02:52 AM
However there is a small "problem" in the futuristick desing of the airplane that ILM designed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I dont see where it would store the crate that had the ark in it :P It doesnt look like the airplane has a cargo hold. Unless the idea is that its real use is a bomber and they are planning to store the ark in a bomb bay that it might have in its belly ( this idea seems logical at least, since the plane doesnt give the look of a trasnport )