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Ryan FR-1/FR-4 Fireball

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A rare colour shot of the XFR-1 Fireball prototype with its original small tail Introduction With the arrival of the first practical jet engines from British ...

Nakajima J9Y-1 Kikka

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The first Kikka prototype before its first flight Introduction: The first Japanese jet plane was a design from the Nakajima design bureau headed by Kenichi Matsumura ...

The lost Battle!

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Battle prototype K4303 in flight fitted with a propeller spinner. The spinner was soon removed and all next Battles flew without it. Introduction: The Fairey Battle ...

British Strange Apparatus

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Introduction: As we have seen in yhe articles on Russian and French aviation designers sometimes created contraptions that were quite different from what we call a ...

French Strange Apparatus

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Introduction: French aircraft designers have by some people been regarded as 'the second best in the World'. Except for aircraft with a conventional layout, French aircraft ...

German Strange Apparatus

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Germany always was a leading nation in the development of aircraft types and in aerodynamic sciences. They had some very famous institutions and their scientific ...