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On the way home

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After a long time, finally a new model!
here is the Lippisch P13a an experimental ramjet-powered delta wing interceptor designed in late 1944 by Dr Alexander Lippisch for Nazi Germany. The aircraft never made it past the drawing board, but testing of wind-tunnel models showed that the design had extraordinary stability into the Mach 2.6 range

3dsmax, Mentalray and photoshop.

Hope you like!
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Jimbowyrick1Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome.
I've always admired the flying wing designs that the Germans, and John Northrop, etc., designed.
Best, Jimbo
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BoogalooFoxBoyHobbyist General Artist
I saw a picture of this design just the other day. Very strange looking aircraft.
homlac's avatar
amazing
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HamzaLippischHobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers :)
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i like it! great jobbb
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HamzaLippischHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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The cockpit is also the rudder!
Nice!
MUST MAKE IN KSP!
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HamzaLippischHobbyist Digital Artist
Lippisch has accommodated the pilot inside the rudder as all the internal space of the wings are occupied by the propulsive systems it was really made so that it could have to most thrust possible.
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TurbofurbyHobbyist Digital Artist
You know, thinking about it, it kind of surprises me that no military has tried replicating alot of the Luftwaffe experimental plans, the only things that the US has copied from the Germans is the Me-262 for their F-86 Sabres and the fighters that followed along with helicopters.
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MistakeNotHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ballistic missiles anyone...cruise missiles...V2s and V1s.
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TurbofurbyHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I forgot about the V-1 and V-2
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MistakeNotHobbyist Traditional Artist
In fairness I suppose it was really the personnel that mattered the most, people like Van Braun.
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Yeah it was more of the man behind it than the tech.
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'cause modern stuff is a lot better. Many german designs were simply radical out of desperation.
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Yeah that's true but there's still plenty of plans that could of worked back then and even now.
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They could've worked then, but they'd never work now, unless you updated them.
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HamzaLippischHobbyist Digital Artist
Not to forget Horten flying wings, parasite fighters...I think Luftwaffe projects' influence on modern aeronautics is profound.
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Alucard234564Hobbyist Artist
What about the J7W1 Shinden? Even though it's a Japanese fighter, it still is a very stable design
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Yeah I knew the Horten-229 eventually became the B-2
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DingoPatagonicoHobbyist Traditional Artist
looks fantastic!!! i have a modelkit of this one x3
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HamzaLippischHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) one of my favourite Luftwaffe oddities!
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rOEN911Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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HamzaLippischHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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