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Old 01-12-2020, 10:04 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.
Old 01-12-2020, 03:52 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.
Old 01-13-2020, 03:25 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.
Old 01-13-2020, 05:52 AM
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This is a good one Ernie! I'm still trying to figure it out.
Old 01-13-2020, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
This is a good one Ernie! I'm still trying to figure it out.
I'm glad you're enjoying it, Mike. Here's a bonus clue, and an afternoon clue, to speed your progress. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.
Old 01-13-2020, 02:49 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.
Old 01-14-2020, 03:30 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.
Old 01-14-2020, 09:31 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.
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No guesses lately. Maybe another bonus clue will help spur some activity. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.
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Just to let you know I'm still here. I have given up I don't have time to spend looking up the info.
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I can relate Sparky!
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Originally Posted by FlyerInOKC View Post
I can relate Sparky!
Sparky and Mike; despair not. Here's an afternoon clue, and a couple of sympathy clues, to help you in your search. One hint: No, it's not THAT plane; so don't be mislead. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.



41. After a couple of months testing, the first real flight occurred. The pilot shut down the engine after one minute, because a warning light indicated the engine was overheating.
Old 01-17-2020, 03:35 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.



41. After a couple of months testing, the first real flight occurred. The pilot shut down the engine after one minute, because a warning light indicated the engine was overheating.



42. After a flight lasting only a bit over three minutes, the pilot brought the plane in to land.
Old 01-17-2020, 09:29 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.



41. After a couple of months testing, the first real flight occurred. The pilot shut down the engine after one minute, because a warning light indicated the engine was overheating.



42. After a flight lasting only a bit over three minutes, the pilot brought the plane in to land.



43. The landing was successful, but a bit rough because the plane’s speed had dropped too low and the plane essentially dropped out of the air. The landing gear was broken, but the pilot was unhurt. He reported the plane had handled well.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.



41. After a couple of months testing, the first real flight occurred. The pilot shut down the engine after one minute, because a warning light indicated the engine was overheating.



42. After a flight lasting only a bit over three minutes, the pilot brought the plane in to land.



43. The landing was successful, but a bit rough because the plane’s speed had dropped too low and the plane essentially dropped out of the air. The landing gear was broken, but the pilot was unhurt. He reported the plane had handled well.



44. Corrosion had damaged the first prototype, so it was retired and the second put into service.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.



41. After a couple of months testing, the first real flight occurred. The pilot shut down the engine after one minute, because a warning light indicated the engine was overheating.



42. After a flight lasting only a bit over three minutes, the pilot brought the plane in to land.



43. The landing was successful, but a bit rough because the plane’s speed had dropped too low and the plane essentially dropped out of the air. The landing gear was broken, but the pilot was unhurt. He reported the plane had handled well.



44. Corrosion had damaged the first prototype, so it was retired and the second put into service.



45. Nearly eight months passed before the next full powered test was conducted; because the engines were being modified and tested.
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Mikoyan-Gurevich I-250?

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Mikoyan-Gurevich I-250?

Sir; there is absolutely nothing wrong with your line of thought, other than arriving at the wrong answer. But if you keep hammering away at it, you'll get there. Keep at it. Here's a bonus clue to reward your efforts. Let's make that TWO bonus clues; because I'm really impressed with your line of thought. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.



41. After a couple of months testing, the first real flight occurred. The pilot shut down the engine after one minute, because a warning light indicated the engine was overheating.



42. After a flight lasting only a bit over three minutes, the pilot brought the plane in to land.



43. The landing was successful, but a bit rough because the plane’s speed had dropped too low and the plane essentially dropped out of the air. The landing gear was broken, but the pilot was unhurt. He reported the plane had handled well.



44. Corrosion had damaged the first prototype, so it was retired and the second put into service.



45. Nearly eight months passed before the next full powered test was conducted; because the engines were being modified and tested.



46. The second test was successful, but was still performed at less than full power.



47. Full power tests followed quickly, and were successful.
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A clue for Sunday morning. And a hint: Clues (30) and (31) are giveaways. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?



1. This was a “breakthrough” aircraft for its owning nation.



2. It was a type of advanced aircraft not used before.



3. But things didn’t work out as planned, and it never entered combat.



4. Although early research had been ongoing for some years, it was the demands of war which first brought this ground-breaking aircraft to flight.



5. Only a small handful of aircraft were actually produced.



6. And they were mainly “used up” during testing.



7. However, initial testing showed the aircraft was certainly faster than types already in use.



8. However, by the time they started getting all the bugs ironed out, newer and different aircraft were coming onto the scene; aircraft with more long term potential and longer flight times.



9. However, the research conducted trying to get this aircraft into service later proved invaluable in new ventures which played out on the world stage.



10. The initial design work was completed quickly and the result was an aircraft that was very light.



11. This largely due to extensive use of aluminum-copper alloys and plywood.



12. Unfortunately, the planned engine was experiencing some delays. It wasn’t working.



13. And when it was finally working dependably, it didn’t provide the planned for power.



14. It wasn’t for a couple of years that the engine was performing dependably.



15. War broke out and suddenly the program was a priority.



16. A new design was produced in three weeks.



17. The design was approved and the design team was given 35 days to produce the first aircraft.



18. The engineers literally lived at the factory until the first plane was produced.



19. The airframe was built of a steel blended with a chromium alloy.



20. The skin was very thin plywood, with a bonded fabric covering.



21. Local furniture makers were used to help form the first two prototypes.



22. The rudder, elevators and ailerons were fabric covered.



23. The flaps were an aluminum-copper alloy.



24. Originally, four machine guns were to have been used; but were replaced by two cannons.



25. It was a low wing monoplane.



26. With a very short wingspan.



27. And length.



28. Wingspan and length were almost identical.



29. It was a taildragger.



30. The empty weight was less than 2,000 pounds.



31. And planned takeoff weight was less than 4,000 pounds.



32. The aircraft was ready for testing within a couple of months.



33. Since the engines were not ready, gliding tests were performed, and were quite successful.



34. As a result of the gliding tests, and some wind tunnel testing, some modifications were made.



35. The rudder and horizontal stabilizer were enlarged; the horizontal stabilizer by the addition of circular plates.



36. A month later, the entire project was relocated due to enemy threats to the original site.



37. Four months later, while engine tests were being performed, the test engine exploded.



38. This only slightly delayed things, and minor modifications were made to the cockpit to protect the pilot.



39. Two months later, the first prototype was ready for powered flight testing.



40. The initial powered tests were performed at very low altitude.



41. After a couple of months testing, the first real flight occurred. The pilot shut down the engine after one minute, because a warning light indicated the engine was overheating.



42. After a flight lasting only a bit over three minutes, the pilot brought the plane in to land.



43. The landing was successful, but a bit rough because the plane’s speed had dropped too low and the plane essentially dropped out of the air. The landing gear was broken, but the pilot was unhurt. He reported the plane had handled well.



44. Corrosion had damaged the first prototype, so it was retired and the second put into service.



45. Nearly eight months passed before the next full powered test was conducted; because the engines were being modified and tested.



46. The second test was successful, but was still performed at less than full power.



47. Full power tests followed quickly, and were successful.



48. Endurance was very disappointing, however.

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