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The same aircraft design in anti-ship strike mission. Low-level flying before precission dive bombing on armoured ships.

In this particular design, with such a radical powerplant, no other nationality is credible but German Luftwaffe of WWII, if you know something about this Era's technology.
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SierraSykes Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I sense inspiration from Captain America and the Me 163. I loved that little plane and I love this one. If anyone can take a real aircraft and give it that epic twist, its you.
wbyrd Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Its definitely an exotic form of powering the propellers. But after reading the comments and explanations below it seems to be within the realms of possibility.

I am surprised someone hasn't tried this at some point. Given the bizarre experiments with various forms of propulsion that the Germans, experimented with during the war. And then the equally exotic and sometimes almost "insane" projects the Allies and Russians toyed with after the war.
araeld Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Que bueno tio! Tiene un volumen espectacular.
zJoriz Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
I wonder if anyone ever tried something like this in real-life. The problem with ramjets at low speeds would be less of a problem if they're operating at high speed on the tips of the prop... I wonder if the tips are able to move fast enough to feed the ramjet though!
CUTANGUS Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The real matter is angular speed, more than straight advance speed of the airplane (at low translation speeds). But at high speeds (beyond 8000 Km/h), transonic effects will happen and surelly supersonic speed is attained by the tips. If not designed properly, or strong enough, the tipjets will not work or even broke away.
In any case: very loud sound and transonic flutter vibrations will arise.
zJoriz Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
I think you mean supersonic speed of the propeller tips happens around 800 km/h?
Of course, because of the angular speed you mentioned, the tips are always moving faster through the air than the plane as a whole is. Can ramjets operate properly while they (in other words, the tips of the propeller) are moving below Mach 1?
Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Ramjet-Powered Helicopters were successfully flown in the U.S. in the late 50's/early 60's... Small-Diameter
Ramjets can be Started and Run at speeds
around 150 Miles per Hour. Typical Tip
Speeds for Helicopters is several Hundred Miles per Hour (I work on them..) For Ramjets to be used on Propeller Blades, Speeds can be much Higher, and therefore more Efficient. With a "Fence" or Splitter for the Shockwave, the ramjet Tips of a prop could be pushed Supersonic and keep the Airflow on the Prop Blades
Subsonic, although even that may not
be necessary.
Starting the Ramjet-Prop would be done with an Air-Turbine Starter, fed from a Gas-Turbine Auxiliary Power Unit
as is done on all large Jets today. In the case f a Ramjet-Prop Airplane, the
APU would Run continuously to provide
Hydraulic and Electric Power, air Air for the Cabin Pressurization. This will
allow All of the Power developed by the
Ramjet-Prop to be used to propel the
This is certainly possible, but like many other forms of Aircraft Propulsion,
has been superseded by the general
Utility and Efficiency of the Turbojet and Turboshaft Engines.
Your Artwork is highly Realistic...
zJoriz Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Thanks for the explanation :)
sovietunforces101 Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Rocket propellers?
CUTANGUS Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Better: ramjets.
sovietunforces101 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010

How would it start up and operate though?
Peebo-Thulhu Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
My thoughts? Those blade tips must be traveling at awesome speeds to generate enough thrust. A pair of contra-props...or a 'wider' blade disk? (Which would entail a different design of the wings etc...:( ) would seem to 'look' more 'real'...

There just doesn't seem to be enough 'pusher' for the size of the plane. is supposed to launch vertically, right? keep on creating wondrous works of art. *bows*
CUTANGUS Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Interesting thoughts to mind.
I judge the blade size and blade number enough to propel the fat fighter at 850-900 Km/h in level flight at 13.000m, not excessive given the fastest propeller-driven aircraft of the past 60 years.
Contrary to another aircraft exposed in my gallery, this one is not a Vertical Take-Off airplane, but this option may be possible if rocket-assisted units os enough power are attached to de wings.
The speed of the propeller cannot be underestimated. The pitch control of the blades is the key to speed control... and the use of powerful airbrakes.
Peebo-Thulhu Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
*nids8 BUt a lot of those prop driven machines seem to have had 'less' of them selves than this. I don't know the solution/answer to my troubled minds eye view.

The other problem with a tail mounted prop is.."How do you release/drop ordinance with out it falling back into the blade disc?" Off the center line you'd need some sort of hook/trapeze ala the way the Stuka let its central ordinance clear the disk in a dive.

Ah, sorry, just so used to your flying machines launching straight up. :D

Much cheers to you and yours. :hug:
Shinobik Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i whant it! ^_^
1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
The humpack profile and shape of the wings reminds me greater of a Harrier.
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