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Old January 11th 04, 12:11 PM
robert arndt
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Charles Gray wrote in message . ..
Here's a question-- the Germans had several forward swept wing designs
in the works during WWII.
However, I recall reading that even in the 1980's the strain on the
airframe made such a design very difficult to successfully carry off.
That being the case, was there any realistic chance that such fighter
designs could have been successfully fielded, or is this a case of a
severe underestimation of the problems by the engineers?


Some pics:

Ju-287: http://www.luftwaffepics.com/LCBW/Ju287-7.jpg
Ju EF 131: http://tanks45.tripod.com/Jets45/His...7/Ju-287V3.jpg
Ju EF 140: http://tanks45.tripod.com/Jets45/His.../Ef-140R_1.jpg
MBB Hansa: http://www.flygplan.info/images/Hans...0320%20ECM.jpg

Enjoy,
Rob
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