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Old 08-10-2016, 04:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Whoever is trolling Old Tele man should stop. Not in my thread.

I don't think this is worth a new thread, but these guys have the money to recreate the first real airliner the Handley Page HP42, and they are going to do it:

UK team plans to build replica of 1930s aircraft that frequented Sharjah | The National

We're talking 9 tons, 2000hp and 120mph top speed, but for a fixed gear biplane that's pretty good. Wood paneled interiors; probably a Zepplin-like experience, smaller but not much faster.

The V-shaped struts means there's a little lift mixed in with the drag. Imagine if they were a 3D printed metal foam. And the engines had fireball combustion chambers and self healing diamond coatings.
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