The Dornier Do X

by Geoff
(Sydney)

The Dornier Do X

The Dornier Do X

Wow! Have you seen the size of this airplane?


Twelve engines configurated in a "Push and Pull" system.

This Dornier airplane was the largest and most powerful of it's day.

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F-22; F-86 and P-38

by Geoff
(Sydney)

Airforce Aviation History

Airforce Aviation History

A comparison of 3 great aircraft

F-22 F-22A Raptor General characteristics

* Crew: 1
* Length: 62 ft 1 in (18.90 m)
* Wingspan: 44 ft 6 in (13.56 m)
* Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
* Wing area: 840 ft² (78.04 m²)
* Airfoil: NACA 64A?05.92 root, NACA 64A?04.29 tip
* Empty weight: 43,430 lb (19,700 kg3179)
* Loaded weight: 64,460 lb (29,300 kg180)
* Max takeoff weight: 83,500 lb (38,000 kg)
* Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 Pitch

Thrust vectoring turbofans
o Dry thrust: 23,500 lb181 (104 kN) each
o Thrust with afterburner: 35,000+ lb3181 (156+ kN) each

Performance

* Maximum speed:
o At altitude: Mach 2.25 (1,500 mph, 2,410 km/h)86
o Supercruise: Mach 1.82 (1,220 mph, 1,963 km/h)86
* Range: 1,600 nmi (1,840 mi, 2,960 km) with 2 external fuel tanks
* Combat radius: 410 nmi178 (471 mi, 759 km)
* Ferry range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km)
* Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (19,812 m)
* Wing loading: 77 lb/ft² (375 kg/m²)
* Thrust/weight: 1.08 (1.26 with loaded weight & 50% fuel)
* Maximum g-load: -3.0/+9.0 g86

F86 Sabre General characteristics

* Crew: 1
* Length: 37 ft 1 in (11.4 m)
* Wingspan: 37 ft 0 in (11.3 m)
* Height: 14 ft 1 in (4.5 m)
* Wing area: 313.4 sq ft (29.11 m²)
* Empty weight: 11,125 lb (5,046 kg)
* Loaded weight: 15,198 lb (6,894 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 18,152 lb (8,234 kg)
* Powerplant: 1× General Electric J47-GE-27 turbojet, 5,910 lbf (maximum thrust at 7.950 rpm for five min) (26.3 kN)
* Fuel provisions Internal fuel load: 437 gallons (1,650 l), Drop tanks: 2 x 200 gallons (756 l) JP-4 fuel

Performance

* Maximum speed: 687 mph at sea level at 14,212 lb (6,447 kg) combat weight
also reported 678 mph (1,091 km/h) and 599 at 35,000 feet (11,000 m) at 15,352 pounds (6,960 kg). (597 knots, 1,105 km/h at 6446 m, 1,091 and 964 km/h at 6,960 m.)
* Stall speed: 124 mph (power off) (108 kt, 200 km/h)
* Range: 1,525 mi, (1,753 NM, 2,454 km)
* Service ceiling: 49,600 ft at combat weight (15,100 m)
* Rate of climb: 9,000 ft/min at sea level (45.72 m/s)
* lift-to-drag: 15.1
* Thrust/weight: 0.38
* Landing ground roll: 2,330 ft, (710 m)
* Time to altitude: 5.2 min (clean) to 30,000 ft (9,100 m)

P-38 Lightning General characteristics

* Crew: One
* Length: 37 ft 10 in (11.53 m)
* Wingspan: 52 ft 0 in (15.85 m)
* Height: 12 ft 10 in (3.91 m)
* Wing area: 327.5 ft² (30.43 m²)
* Airfoil: NACA 23016 / NACA 4412
* Empty weight: 12,800 lb82 (5,800 kg)
* Loaded weight: 17,500 lb82 (7,940 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 21,600 lb (9,798 kg)
* Powerplant: 2× Allison V-1710-111/113 V-12 piston engine, 1,725 hp 83 (1,194 kW) each
* Zero-lift drag coefficient: 0.026882

* Drag area: 8.78 ft² (0.82 m²)82
* Aspect ratio: 8.2682

Performance

* Maximum speed: 443 mph (712 km/h) on War Emergency Power: 1,725 hp at 64 inHG and 28,000 ft (8530 m)8485
* Stall speed: 105 mph (170 km/h)
* Range: 1,300 mi combat (1,770 km / 3,640 km)
* Service ceiling: 44,000 ft (13,400 m)
* Rate of climb: 4,750 ft/min (1,448 m/min) maximum
* Wing loading: 53.4 lb/ft²82 (260.9 kg/m²)
* Power/mass: 0.16 hp/lb (0.27 kW/kg)
* Turn radius:an equal or tighter radius of turn above 15,000 ft (4,600 m) against the P-51, P-40F, P-47C-1 and P-39D
* Roll rate: Testing at Eglin Field determined the rate of roll to be too slow at high speeds, causing a serious disadvantage because the P-38F could not transition from level flight to its tightest turn radius fast enough to keep up with fighters that could roll more quickly into their turns.
* Lift-to-drag ratio: 13.5

(All information obtained from Wikipedia; Image from Flickr)

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Messerschmitt

by Geoff
(Sydney Australia)

What an excellent fighter these aircraft were during World War II.

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F16 Power

by Geoff
(Sydney)

Imagine being the pilot ... wow!

Imagine being the pilot ... wow!

This fantastic photo of an F16 Fighting Falcon going through it's paces was taken at a Belgium Airshow - Spectacular.

Totally fantastic airplanes, really!

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Worlds Largest Remote Control Airplane

by Geoff
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World's Largest Remote Control Airplane

World's Largest Remote Control Airplane

Just saw this video on Youtube.com

The worlds largest remote control airplane with real jet engines. Truly magnificent.

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NEW Embraer Phenom 300

by Geoff
(Sydney)

The Embraer Phenom 300 is developed by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

It is a light jet airplane which can carry 8 or 9 occupants with a single pilot.

Flying range of 1,971 nautical miles or 3334 kms at a cruising speed of 453 knots or 839 km/h.

Its price is estimated at US$8.14 million in 2010 economic conditions, with a production date of 2009.

At 45,000 feet, the Phenom 300 is pressurized to a cabin altitude of 6,000 feet. The jet features single-point refueling and an externally serviced lavatory.

It received FAA Type Certification on 14 December 2009.

Embraer's first customer to receive the Phenom 300 was Executive Flight Services, a wholly owned aircraft management subsidiary of Executive AirShare from Kansas city.

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Ultralight Funtastic

by Geoff
(Sydney NSW Australia)

Ultralight Funtastic!

Ultralight Funtastic!

A friend just sent me this great photo. Thought I would share it on.

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More of the Messerschmitt

by Geoff
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Here are more Messerschmitt photos

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Antonov An-225 Mriya

by Geoff
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Antonov An-225 Mriya

Antonov An-225 Mriya

Found these photos on air-and-space.com (thanks Brian).

Beautiful and majestic Antonov An-225 Mriya was built by the Antonov Design Bureau of USSR.

First flight was in December 1988 and was put in storage in 1994 due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and their Space Program.

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Jetman Hits the Skies Over The Grand Canyon

Wondering what to do to bring some excitement into your life?

How about strapping a jet pack to your back and flying over The Grand Canyon?

Check it out. http://timetosignoff.com/video/?id=16545%3C

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