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  • whytehousereport
    18.06.2021 - 25 minutes ago

    Fresh Violence Rocks Gaza Strip; SAT-7 ARABIC Broadcasts Messages of Hope

    Fresh Violence Rocks Gaza Strip; SAT-7 ARABIC Broadcasts Messages of Hope

    The photo shows damage in Gaza from the conflict in May. (Photo courtesy of Bethlehem Bible College on Facebook) On Wednesday, an Israeli parade re-ignited violence in the Gaza Strip. Militants floated fire balloons towards Israel, while Israeli aircraft launched missiles into Gaza. It’s the first violence since the 11-day war in May. (more…)

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  • whytehousereport
    18.06.2021 - 27 minutes ago

    Gujarat's New Anti-conversion Amendment Spells More Trouble for Christians

    Gujarat’s New Anti-conversion Amendment Spells More Trouble for Christians

    India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigning for the BJP in 2009. (Photo courtesy of Al Jazeera English via Flickr under Creative Commons License) India’s Gujarat state has implemented yet another law targeting religious minorities. Lawyers announced their challenge the day before a separate anti-conversion amendment took effect. (more…)

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  • air101blog
    18.06.2021 - 49 minutes ago

    Kerzner International Continues Strategic Growth With Development of New One&Only Resort in Athens https://ift.tt/3wB9YMr

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  • skyfire85
    18.06.2021 - 53 minutes ago

    -The Vultee XP-54 during flight testing. | Photo: USAAF

    FLIGHTLINE: 176 - VULTEE XP-54 SWOOSE GOOSE/XP-68 TORNADO

    The XP-54's pusher prop and twin boom tail gave it a radical look, but poor performance of the chosen engine left it underpowered.

    On 27 November 1939 the US Army Air Corps issued R-40C, a request for aircraft possessing greater performance, firepower, and visibility than the fighters of the day. One of the 22 companies to respond was Vultee (later Consolidated Cultee, or Convair), which provided their Model 84, which was developed from the earlier Model 78. A contract for one prototype, designated the XP-54, was awarded on 8 January 1941, followed by a contract for a second prototype on 17 March 1942. The Model 84 consisted of a tubular fuselage with the engine at the back, driving a pusher propeller. The inverted gull wing was mounted low and aft of the cockpit, with two booms extending back from the midpoint to connect to the empennage. The plane was fitted with tricycle undercarriage, and the cockpit was pressurized.

    -Color orthograph of the XP-54. | Illustration: Mac Moreno

    The aircraft was 54' long, with a wingspan of nearly 54' as well. Power for the Model 84 was initially proposed to come from Pratt & Whitney's X-1800 H-block engine, but after development of that engine was abandoned, the Lycoming XH-2470 was substituted. A ducted wing section, developed by NACA, allowed the installation of radiators and intercoolers, thereby keeping the fuselage as aerodynamically clean as possible. The Model 84 initially weighed 15,000lbs empty, but a change in mission to high-altitude interceptor resulted in the addition of a turbosupercharger and additional armor, resulting in an increase of empty weight to 18,000lbs. The 12' diameter propeller, along with the pressurized cockpit, resulted in the pilot being seated in a downward-firing ejection seat. The complicated pressurization system also necessitated a novel pilot entry system, in which the seat was lowered electrically, allowing the pilot to seat himself and then be raised back into the cockpit.

    -A technician examines the XP-54's unique lowering ejection seat prior to a test flight. | Photo: USAAF

    The long nose of the Model 84 was articulated, pivoting up by 3° and down by 6°, and fitted with two 37mm cannon in rigid mounts and two .50 cal machine guns in flexible mounts, all of which were controlled by a special gun sight, allowing the pilot to target enemies without altering the attitude of the aircraft. The appearance of the XP-54 resulted in crews calling it the "Swoose Goose", a reference to the song "Alexander the Swoose", about the eponymous bird who is half swan, half goose.

    -The first XP-54 prototype parked at the austere Muroc Army Airfield. | Photo: USAAF

    -41-1210 prepares for a test flight on the dry lakebed. | Photo: USAAF

    The first XP-54 took its maiden flight on 15 January 1943, delayed by issues with the engine. The second prototype, s/n 42-108994 but painted as 1121, was fitted with the experimental XCM turbosupercharger developed by GE and soon followed it into flight. 994 flew only 10 times before the engine and XCM combination was judged to be below expectations, and the second Goose was relegated to a spares source for 1210. Almost immediately, tests found that the Lycoming engine was underperforming, and the XP-54's performance was at or below that of aircraft already in production. Lycoming abandoned development of the XH-2470, leaving Vultee with few options. Substituting the Allison V-3420 was considered, but the massive changes this would have required was judged to be uneconomical, and the program was canceled. The second aircraft was scrapped, while the first was subjected to destructive testing at Wright Field.

    -The second prototype in flight. | Photo: USAAF

    XP-68 TORNADO

    Vultee, seeing issues with the Lycoming engine, proposed swapping in Wright's R-2160 42-cylinder radial engine. The design of the fuselage was altered to fit the new engine, and the existing prop was exchanged for two contrarotating props. It was projected that this change would increase the maximum speed to 450mph, as well as increase the rate of climb and maximum ceiling. Wright's cancellation of the R-2160 on 22 November 1941 saw the abandonment of the XP-68 as well.

    -Orthograph of the proposed XP-68. | Illustration: Mac Moreno

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  • airmanisr
    18.06.2021 - 1 hour ago
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  • nunoxaviermoreira
    17.06.2021 - 3 hours ago

    Off Again. by stonefaction A selection of photos of a couple of military aircraft visiting Dundee Airport in 2021. ZE707 a 32sqn RAF BAE146 C.3 from June, and ZH002 an A|rmy Air Corps Britten Norman Defender AL.2 from April. The 4-engined jet is the BAE146, the twin-prop is the Defender. https://flic.kr/p/2m63hoL

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  • goodjohnjr
    17.06.2021 - 4 hours ago

    Iran Military Intercepts Alien UFO

    Iran Military Intercepts Alien UFO

    Iran Military Intercepts Alien UFO They should remove alien from the title because we have no idea who or what was controlling these UFOs, but these are still some interesting UFO stories that I had not heard before. (more…)

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    #Aircraft#Iran #Iran Military Intercepts Alien UFO #Iranian#Spacecraft #The Infographics Show #UAP#UFO#Video#YouTube
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  • airmanisr
    17.06.2021 - 4 hours ago
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  • rheinmainflug-de
    17.06.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Eine Studie sagt, das 8/10 keine Texte unter Bildern lesen - hier steht nichts 🤪 a study says that 8/10 do not read any text under pictures 😱 #spotted #spotting #spotters #spotter #planespotting #planespotter #plane #planeporn #planelovers #airplane #aircraft #aviationphoto #aviationlovers #aviation #aviation4u #aviation4u #aviationworld #pilot #pilotlife #pilotviews #pilotsofinstagram #pilots #rheinmainflug #tagesausflug #aschaffenburg #mainz #traveltheworld #travel #travelgram #travelling #air2air (hier: In The Air) https://www.instagram.com/p/CQPC1AgBr7t/?utm_medium=tumblr

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  • omgcarsandengines
    17.06.2021 - 5 hours ago
    #big enginesbig aircraftbig engine starting upbig ww2 enginesbig ww2 aircraft enginesww2 enginesstartupengine startupaircraft starting upcars
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  • airmanisr
    17.06.2021 - 6 hours ago
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  • air101blog
    17.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    FXAIR Launches “Hamptons 10-Pack,” connecting New York and the Hamptons this summer https://ift.tt/3gxGRDZ

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  • air101blog
    17.06.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Alaska Airlines launching new flights and adding more routes from Idaho's capital Boise https://ift.tt/2TAMRD3

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  • aviaposter
    17.06.2021 - 7 hours ago

    Boeing 777-300ER Alitalia

    Registration: EI-WLA Named: Roma Type: 777-3Q8ER Engines: 2 × GE GE90-115B Serial Number: 35783 First flight: May 4, 2009

    Alitalia - Società Aerea Italiana S.p.A., operating as Alitalia, is the flag carrier and largest airline of Italy. The company has its head office in Fiumicino, Rome. The airline is fully owned by the Government of Italy since 17 March 2020. The airline operated from its main hub at Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport. The airline is a full member of SkyTeam alliance. Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane S.p.A. was established on 16 September 1946 as Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (Italian International Airlines). Its popular name, Alitalia, blended the Italian words ali (wings) and Italia (Italy).

    Poster for Aviators. www.aviaposter.com

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  • 774ngr
    17.06.2021 - 8 hours ago

    Air Peace takes delivery of new aircraft, expects 13 others by 2022 -chairman

    Air Peace takes delivery of new aircraft, expects 13 others by 2022 -chairman

    Foremost Nigerian airline, Air Peace, has taken the delivery of new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft Chairman of the airline Allen Onyema, says the company would take delivery of 13 new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft, out of the 30 expected from Brazil’s Embraer Aircraft Manufacturing Company, by the end of 2022. Onyema made the disclosure on Thursday, at an event marking the delivery of the third E195-E2 new…

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  • xelix3d
    17.06.2021 - 8 hours ago

    3d printed plastic sign, logo of famous german aircraft manufacturer - Heinkel This and another nice 3d printed models you can find in my Etsy page Visit my Etsy models Shop !

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  • xelix3d
    17.06.2021 - 8 hours ago

    3d printed logo, sign of famous german aircraft manufacturer - Messerschmitt This and another nice 3d printed models you can find in my Etsy page Visit my Etsy models Shop !

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  • airmanisr
    17.06.2021 - 8 hours ago
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