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Re: Bitzer project

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From memory, will google later:
1 Bell X1A
2 Bell X1B
3 Convair Delta Dart
4 Bell X5 ( Ex German Messersmitt swing or variable wing - look how much the tail looks like the Alpha Jet)
5 Douglas Skyrocket
6 Me 163?
7 Bell X3
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After googling I only got 3 - maybe 4 right!
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Re: Bitzer project

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Dave G, That's 2/2. ;)
Keith, I make that 3/7
Both from memory is a good show imho!
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Re: Bitzer project

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1. Bell X-1A
2. Douglas D-558-1 Skyrocket
3. Convair XF-92A
4. Bell X-5
5. Douglas D-558-2 Skystreak
6. Northrop X-4
7. Douglas X-3 Stiletto

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Re: Bitzer project

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Just to repeat. I recognized the photo and looked it up, the right answers were already posted but here it is again.

1 Bell X-1A,
2 Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak
3 Convair XF-92A
4 Bell X-5
5 Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket
6 Northrop X-4 Bantam
7 Douglas X-3 Stiletto
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Re: Bitzer project

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The concrete is at Dryden :)

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Re: Bitzer project

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Kevin Farnell wrote: 13 Oct 2020, 15:29 1. Bell X-1A
2. Douglas D-558-1 Skyrocket
3. Convair XF-92A
4. Bell X-5
5. Douglas D-558-2 Skystreak
6. Northrop X-4
7. Douglas X-3 Stiletto

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*-) 2 and 5 reversed in your post, Kevin, so I'll give you 5/7 :doh:
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Re: Bitzer project

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blanston12 wrote: 13 Oct 2020, 15:53 Just to repeat. I recognized the photo and looked it up, the right answers were already posted but here it is again.

1 Bell X-1A,
2 Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak
3 Convair XF-92A
4 Bell X-5
5 Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket
6 Northrop X-4 Bantam
7 Douglas X-3 Stiletto
There's another 7/7 :welldone:
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Re: Bitzer project

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For those who didn't recognise the original photo: :)
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Re: Bitzer project

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Airspeed wrote: 14 Oct 2020, 01:46
Kevin Farnell wrote: 13 Oct 2020, 15:29 1. Bell X-1A
2. Douglas D-558-1 Skyrocket
3. Convair XF-92A
4. Bell X-5
5. Douglas D-558-2 Skystreak
6. Northrop X-4
7. Douglas X-3 Stiletto

Kevin
*-) 2 and 5 reversed in your post, Kevin, so I'll give you 5/7 :doh:
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I got the aircraft designations correct, but the names transposed. My source? the now defunct Jets Magazine (March/April 2016 issue) X-Plane feature. They have a small article on each X-Plane and they definitely have 'Douglas D-558-1 Skyrocket' and 'Douglas D-558-2 Skystreak'. Then again, they had the Stiletto as 'X-2' but that didn't get passed me. I should have double checked the others.

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Re: Bitzer project

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Kevin,
"It's so hard to get good help these days!" :agree:
I can't believe the number of edits needed in my Bomber Command section on my site; confidently presented "facts" are often deleted/altered because I find two or three contradictory entries that shatter my trust in the first entry. :doh:
Anyway, today we only have one to think about, and a smooth looking character it is!
It looks a lot like something that it's not.
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