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Never Heard Of It CA-31

Old 1st Oct 2019, 07:09
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Never Heard Of It CA-31

Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation CA-31, lead in trainer for the Mirage, mockup only built. Intakes considered susceptible to FOD and water spray from nose wheel,





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Old 1st Oct 2019, 20:47
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The RNZAF learned all about water ingestion generated by front wheel tyre when it introduced its MB339Cs in the early 1990s; problem was lessened somewhat but never completely cured. However the Australian design would seem to be in a class of its own, with intakes apparently specifically positioned to catch ANYTHING kicked up by that front tyre! What were they thinking of?
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Old 1st Oct 2019, 20:51
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They really, really tried to make it look like a Mirage.
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Coulda dun a Mig-29 design???
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Coulda dun a Mig-29 design???
The prototype MiG 29 had its nose wheel situated a lot further forward than the production jets
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HQ,yes ,but I meant the retractable doors over the intakes and bypass doors on top of the wings....
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I tell you summat - that ain't a supersonic intake.
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