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Offline Sami

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Prototype aircraft
« on: March 10, 2012, 11:35:54 AM »
This is the first time AWS game world features also the prototype aircraft models - these are planes that have been planned but never saw real service.

There aren't many of those yet in the database (mainly from the early era), but the selection will be expanded in the future. Do not that since most of the prototypes never flew their technical data does have some 'artistic freedoms'.

Some models that may be seen in this game world which never flew commercially in the real world:
Agusta AZ-8L
Armstrong Whitworth AW.55 Apollo
Aviation Traders ATL-90 Accountant Mk I & Mk II
Baade 152
Handley Page Herald Mk.600

The prototypes are included in order to give a bit more selection and variation to the game world and add another "what if" level to the playability.

My personal fav. is naturally the Baade 152 which is an East German jet based on Junkers EF-150 bomber designed in Soviet Union in 1950s.. (!)

« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 11:40:09 AM by sami »


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Re: Prototype aircraft
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 11:20:00 AM »
How about the jet engined Viking the Vickers 618 Nene Viking.  Heathrow to Paris in 34 minutes (and that was in 1948)

Offline TranceAvia

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Re: Prototype aircraft
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 02:40:55 PM »
Look forward to them!

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Re: Prototype aircraft
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 10:21:01 PM »

   I bet that thing operated on a basis of Gallons to the mile
rather than miles to the Gallon,

   And just how many miles did it take to take off?,

   But it looks like it could be fun to have in the fleet.


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Re: Prototype aircraft
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 12:05:58 AM »
As well as pure prototypes I would love to see some of the re-engined aircraft that abounded in the 60s and 70s such as my personal favourite the

Saunders ST-27 a completely re-engineered De Havilland Heron

Saunders ST-27: The fuselage was lengthened by 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m), to accommodate up to 23 passengers. It was powered by two 750 shp (559-kW) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engines. Twelve Herons were modified by the Saunders Aircraft Corporation of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada.

and the re-engine kits for the Heron offered by Riley aircraft:

Riley Turbo Skyliner: Re-engined aircraft. A number of Herons were fitted with 290 hp (216 kW) Lycoming IO-540 flat-six piston engines.[4] The modifications were carried out by the Riley Turbostream Corporation of the USA.

and the Japanese Heron

Tawron: Conversion by Shin Meiwa of Japan for Toa Airways with 260 hp (194 kW) Continental IO-470s replacing the original engines

The Saunders would have to be a separate type - but surely the Heron could be offered from say 1975 onwards with the newer engine options I doubt it is possible to opt to re-engine aircraft from the used market - say as part of a D check on acquisition?

This of course opens the possibility of Dart engined super DC3s and extending the life of Convairs
Some Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft have been upgraded to use Darts. DC-3's in BEA service with this update were called Pionairs. Another conversion is the Conroy Turbo Three.
Convair 600 and 640 converted Convair 240, 340, and 440 aircraft there were 240 of these conversions so they deserve a spot in the game - anyone say Trans-Texas Airlines?


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Re: Prototype aircraft
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 04:32:16 AM »
Very Cool!!!!


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