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Luftwaffe Aviation History

By Dr. David Myhra

Circular-Winged Aircraft

         Some of the most successful circular winged flying machines came about in the 1930's and spilling over into the 1940's and 1950's, when this platform pretty much was abandoned. Among the numerous photos presented are Dr Snyder and R. Hoffman's "Dirigiplane" and their motorized ARUP Incorporated S-2, Steven Nemeth and his "Roundwing" of 1934, two images of Chauncey "Chance" Vought, Charles Zimmerman and his "Zimmer Skinner" or Vought V-173. Featured, too, is an article from "Modern Mechanix" magazine from May 1947 on "The Flying Flapjack" or the U.S. Navy's XF5U and the exciting possibilities it was about to create in personal aircraft. The final image is that of a proposed twin gas turbine powered XF5U. Color digital images created for Dr Myhra by world-class digital artist Jozef Gatial.

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RQ-170 - This Composite All-Wing GE TF34 Turbofan Powered Reconnaissance UAV Is Now A Guest Of Iran

Iranian TV featured on 8 December 2011, what appears to be a slightly damaged, cream colored Lockheed-Martin RQ-170 "Sentinel" UAV. Its wingspan is estimated at 45 feet in the form of an all-wing, si...

Defending The XB-70 Bomber - A Circular Shaped Mach 7 Anti-Missle Missile Known As The "Pye Wacket"

The XB-70 "Valkyrie, a Mach 3+ intercontinental nuclear bomber, began development in the late 1950s by North American Aviation. It was designed to deliver nuclear bombs deep into the former USSR. Th ...

ARUP 2, 3, & 4 - Semi Circular Aircraft Prototypes By Designer C.L. Snyder MD From The Early 1930s

A series of photos of the very rare seldom seen semi- circular wing flying machine known as the ARUP and designed by C.L. Snyder, MD of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Arson coupled with vandlism in T...

Focke-Wulf VTOL "Flat Riser" Project - Animation

German Vertical Take-off and Landing animation. The entire aircraft had a aerofoil section, and there were two huge propellers located in the center of the aircraft. They rotated in opposite directi...

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