HAWX Su-47 UAF by Jetfreak74656
The Avro 730 was a planned Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft and bomber for the Royal Air Force.
The Avro 730 was a tail-first aircraft, an approach which greatly reduced trim-drag while increasing lift at slower speeds. The aircraft had a long, thin fuselage with a high fineness ratio; a small tapered almost-rectangular wing was mounted centrally on the fuselage. Four Armstrong-Siddeley P.156 engines were carried, two each mounted over-under in pods at the extreme tips of the wings. No conventional canopy was fitted in order to maintain the fineness ratio, the cockpit featured only two small windows facing to the side, and used a retractable periscope for viewing during take-off and landing. A crew of three would be carried: pilot, navigator and radar operator.
E.J. Potter – The Michigan Madman
Messerschmitt Me 262 A-1a/U4
Bomber destroyer version.
A machine gun MK 214 50 mm, (Me262 A-1a/U4 „Pulkzerstörer“). Two test specimens (and 170 083 111 899 Werk-Nr.). Plant no. 170 083 was captured by the Americans during the war and plunged the uberfhrungsflug from Melun to Cherbourg on the 11th From July 1945.
North American F-107A Ultra sabre in flight (by amphalon)
Northrop X-4 Bantam (by amphalon)
The Northrop X-4 Bantam was a prototype small twin-jet aircraft manufactured by Northrop Corporation in 1948. It had no horizontal tail surfaces, depending instead on combined elevator and aileron control surfaces (called elevons) for control in pitch and roll attitudes, almost exactly in the manner of the similar-format, rocket-powered Messerschmitt Me 163 of Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe. Some aerodynamicists had proposed that eliminating the horizontal tail would also do away with stability problems at fast speeds (called shock stall) resulting from the interaction of supersonic shock waves from the wings and the horizontal stabilizers. The idea had merit, but the flight control systems of that time prevented the X-4 from any success.
Entwickhungsring Sud VJ-101 X-1 VTOL, a German supersonic fighter. (by aeroman3)
Douglas X-3 Stiletto (by amphalon)
The Douglas X-3 Stiletto was a 1950s United States experimental jet aircraft with a slender fuselage and a long tapered nose, manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Its primary mission was to investigate the design features of an aircraft suitable for sustained supersonic speeds, which included the first use of titanium in major airframe components. It was, however, seriously underpowered for its purpose and could not even exceed Mach 1 in level flight
Boulton Paul P.111
The Boulton Paul P.111 is a delta-wing research aircraft powered by one Rolls-Royce Nene turbo-jet engine. It is from the study of aero-dynamic data provided by these small aircraft that larger and even more surprising machines are ultimately developed.
General Dynamics A-12 Avenger
The McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II was a proposed American ground-attack aircraft from McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics. It was to be an all-weather, carrier-based stealth bomber replacement for the Grumman A-6 Intruder in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Its Avenger II name was taken from the Grumman TBF Avenger of World War II.
The Martin XB-51 was an American “tri-jet” ground attack aircraft designed to a 1945 United States Army Air Forces requirement. It was originally designed as an attack aircraft by the Air Force under specification V-8237-1 and was designated XA-45. The “A” ground attack classification was eliminated the next year, and the XB-51 designation was assigned instead. The requirement was for low-level bombing and close support.