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FLIGHT 56877 SOMEWHERE IN 1949 by CUTANGUS FLIGHT 56877 SOMEWHERE IN 1949 by CUTANGUS
This aircraft concept was developpend along the lines of previous "peanut shaped" designs already created, but was subsequently modified to fit in an unfinished comissioned project now regrettably shelved.
More to come of this transonic model with supersonic propeller blades. Note the "engine forward of propeller disk" concept with clean air intake and packed armament. The forward end of the right-wing tip fuel tank houses a rudimentary Infrared seeker to detect hot enemy aircraft against the cold sky.
The paired guns in tail are housed in a remote-controlled turret manned by the sole pilot using a rear-viewing sighting periscope device protruding from the cabin roof.
The big insect-like body houses not only the pressurized crew cabin and rear armament; also the big main fuel tanks and the main landing gear wheels. (Remember that the turboprop of the late forties are not particularly fuel-efficient). Wings and wing tips also houses fuel. This configuration allows for long endurance patrol flights.
If developped as a bomber, clearly the big main body must have inside an enclosed bomb bay.
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:icontounushifan:
I think the front might bow down because there is to nail in the front. Look at the XP-55.
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:iconshowoff77:
Weird design, but very creative. It would be difficult to say if it's coming or going at first glance.

Amazing concept.
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SpectreLN Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great fantasy, and fine work :)
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Shohndon Jan 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is the most unique piece of what-if aviation I've seen in a good long time. A very radical concept and splendid execution! Excellent work!
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:icongryphon2001:
Cute, but Totally Unstable... it wasn't until the late 80's that
Autopilot/Computer systems became good enough for a Forward-swept Wing to be practical.
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DarkProxy Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
is it coming or going?
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:iconlobo7922:
Excelent design as always :)
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