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Krupp-31P.01-F2 Lonestar (1955)

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Brief History

In 1950 Engineers of USA and West Germany started a combined project
to create brand new construction in order to gather air superiority.
Millions US dollars and year later, on winter of 1951 first two prototypes flew.

Report of US test pilot says of unacceptable in-flight instability, bad cockpit view and a failure in fuel system upon engaging afterburner which almost led to catastrophe and other problems of construction.
Month later USA team abandons project.
And they remained unaware of sabotage on test flight, leaving German quite good, modern construct


Such an experimental fuselage, of course, had a number of flaws, like ailerons reverse upon pulling up on low IAS, tailplane durability and not the best view from cockpit aswell as just technologically hard to build.

But german pilot report were still quite encouraging, pretty small wing load resulting in high maneuverability, decent in-flight stability, power/weight ratio and overall dynamics. So research of constructions capabilities was continued.

West Germany received 101 machines of this model from 1952 to 1954.

Controls

Standart plane controls
VTOL Down - Flaps
TRIM - TRIM
Brakes - Main airbrake
AG1 - Sight
AG2 - Secondary airbrake
AG3 - Navigation and cabin lights
AG6 - Ejection seat 
AG7 - Drop AirToAir missiles
AG8 - Master switch/ open canopy

Features working Cockpit


Gauges
1. Altitude (m, when AG3 is on shows above ground altitude(lights))
2. Navball
3. Altenative altimeter works only with AG3 on ( 1 light= 1 km)
4. Heading (red= South, blue= North)
5. & 6. Speedometers (for IAS & TAS. Light blinks on going over safe IAS)
7. Fuel gauge
8. Engine temperature...


Pictures


Notes

Stall appear on: ~160 km/h IAS

Cruise speed on 5000m : 1000km/h TAS (no payload)

Approx. Takeoff & Landing speed : 170 & 180 km/h IAS

A/B activates on 90% throttle

Tailplane loses structural integrity on ~ 900 km/h IAS

Guided missiles cant be launched over 6G stress

Cannon projectiles self-destruct on 1400 m

Flaps only Takeoff/Landing worthy and cant be open above ~300 km/h IAS


452 parts edition ( no cockpit)

367 parts edition, no decals and visuals

The End

P.s. Brain.exe. is not responding
P.s.s. No thoughts, head is empty
P.s.s.s.was listening to

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.0ft (11.9m)
  • Length 40.1ft (12.2m)
  • Height 17.4ft (5.3m)
  • Empty Weight 16,810lbs (7,625kg)
  • Loaded Weight 19,895lbs (9,024kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.694
  • Wing Loading 27.7lbs/ft2 (135.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 719.2ft2 (66.8m2)
  • Drag Points 1835

Parts

  • Number of Parts 601
  • Control Surfaces 2
  • Performance Cost 2,342
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    10.8k Grob0s0VBRa

    I guess some star wars fans may find a tank here (last pic)

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    you should check out crazycatze

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    Looks very interesting, flies alright for how it look, and its gimmicks are great! Also apparently its eject doubles as a self-destruct button

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    @jamesPLANESii
    Thanks for upvote

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    Thanks for ups

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    @Grob0s0VBRa np!

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    @Grob0s0VBRa no problemo :)

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    Yey, thanks

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    Thanks

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    Thanks for your ups

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    @HorizonFulin @AtlasSP @Type2volkswagen
    Thanks yo for updoots

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    what in the world...

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    1,480 Airbus747SP

    Why does this exist it’s too cool

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    Yeah@Grob0s0VBRa

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    @Grob0s0VBRa uwu

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    Thanks

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    ClickE
    @MAHADI

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    12.0k Hellosss38

    And the lights
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    12.0k Hellosss38

    Np!
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    @MAHADI
    Yey, the concept was, specific.Anyways, thanks.
    proceeds polishing that one build

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    Thanks a lot

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    Thanks you all for your upvotes

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    Thanks for your upvote
    What Does The Fox Say plays

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