#Inktober 19!

A Martin P7M amphibious jet patrol bomber with a Grumman F13F amphibious jet fighter escort.

Real world analogs: Martin P6M SeaMaster and Convair F2Y Sea Dart. For a while, planners didn’t think we’d be able to base supersonic jets off of carriers, due to the long takeoff runs, among other reasons. Also, more survivable in a nuclear war, can’t blow up the ocean, right? But we just made bigger carriers, and unsurprisingly, adding a boat hull and other water equipment didn’t make for great performance, plus having to deal with issues like salt water corrosion.

pressxtolive:

Inktober 16!
Douglas F7D Skykite, named after the forked tailed bird. An upgraded, single seat day interceptor version of the F3D Skyknight. Armed with six 20mm cannons and an early air to air radar. The fuselage was narrowed and more powerful engines installed, and given a v-tail because - well, because it looks cool, that’s why.

Reblogging for the non-night owls.

pressxtolive:

Inktober 16!

Douglas F7D Skykite, named after the forked tailed bird. An upgraded, single seat day interceptor version of the F3D Skyknight. Armed with six 20mm cannons and an early air to air radar. The fuselage was narrowed and more powerful engines installed, and given a v-tail because - well, because it looks cool, that’s why.

Reblogging for the non-night owls.

Reblogged from pressxtolive

Inktober 16!
Douglas F7D Skykite, named after the forked tailed bird. An upgraded, single seat day interceptor version of the F3D Skyknight. Armed with six 20mm cannons and an early air to air radar. The fuselage was narrowed and more powerful engines installed, and given a v-tail because - well, because it looks cool, that’s why.

Inktober 16!

Douglas F7D Skykite, named after the forked tailed bird. An upgraded, single seat day interceptor version of the F3D Skyknight. Armed with six 20mm cannons and an early air to air radar. The fuselage was narrowed and more powerful engines installed, and given a v-tail because - well, because it looks cool, that’s why.

#Inktober 15!
Republic XP-93 Thundersprite. Developed in the early fifties in the gear up for the Korean War as a light attack scout aircraft. Basically a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major engine with wings and four M3 .50 caliber machine guns. Met with limited success in combat trials, due to heavily limited range and endurance with a tiny payload, and poor engine reliability. Landing could be exciting, with prop strikes on flare-outs common. All five were destroyed in combat or scrapped shortly after the war.

#Inktober 15!

Republic XP-93 Thundersprite. Developed in the early fifties in the gear up for the Korean War as a light attack scout aircraft. Basically a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 Wasp Major engine with wings and four M3 .50 caliber machine guns. Met with limited success in combat trials, due to heavily limited range and endurance with a tiny payload, and poor engine reliability. Landing could be exciting, with prop strikes on flare-outs common. All five were destroyed in combat or scrapped shortly after the war.

‪#‎inktober‬ 13! Today was kind of a bust, waiting for a internet installer who didn’t show up, so here’s a thumbnail of an orbital bombardment platform, certainly not firing a many-megaton nuclear warhead at their call center.

Plus bonus TKS, because I’m trying to learn more spacecraft anatomy.