Prop planes

Could 1930s/40s 1930s prop planes serve a function in modern war?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    More pictures

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what's the advantage of the corrugation?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        None. They're probably trying to make a reference to the Ju-52

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Rigidity, originally. We have better ways to construct planes now but as the other anon said, this is a retro novelty plane. It's like the Chevy HHR having deep dish pressed fenders. Did it need them? No. Was it cool? Kinda.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mainly a method to improve strength for early duralumin alloy skins at the expense of drag. Better metallurgy means the technique is not really necessary.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Does she come with the Junkers?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sure.

    But imagine if you scaled them down to maybe... a quarter of the size.
    Too small to fit a person sure so maybe you could make them remote operated.
    Of course since you don't have to worry about the safety or comfort of a pilot you could make them really cheap.
    So cheap in fact that... maybe you could turn the thing into munition since surely whatever you strike with it will far offset the cost of production.

    Idk I think I might be on to something here.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ridiculous. Flying without a pilot?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's almost as ridiculous as crashing a plane without survivors.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Absolutely disgusting ass wienerpit.
      What the frick were they thinking?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you could use the big ones to ferry supplies.
    in combat though? probably not.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know, I guess if a USAF MAJCOM were to buy about 100 of them we would know for sure... I'ma say no.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yes and no. See AD-2, all the turboprops, A-10 most drones. Although their original piston engines were way too unreliable.
    The major difference is avionics, WWII planes are useless irl, they're too unreliable and the avionics isn't cheap.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sure.
    >make them RC / autonomous
    >load them to capacity with HE
    >fly them into things

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i dont see how there is a market for selling things like this
    owning planes like that is for richgays and richgays rather someone else fly them around in comfy private jets insetad

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's bankrolled by a German billionaire who wants to revive Junkers for whatever fricking reason. Markets are a bit iffy because most GA boomers just buy used, buy they probably don't have to sell all that many planes to break even

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >revive Junkers for whatever fricking reason
        Isn't Junkers already technically part of Airbus? After a million mergers and acquisitions with all the other old German aircraft manufacturers that is.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Correct, the new Junkers has nothing to do with old Junkers as far as company lineage goes, they might have bought the trademarks or whatever IP (if any still legally exist) but that's about it

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Open wienerpit
    moronic.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drone FAC and anti-drone duties probably. Load 'em up with FLIR turrets, EW and lasers to zap small drones, with maybe a couple of IR-guided missiles for larger drones and helicopters.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It really is a beautiful plane.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why would you get a meme junkers (that's most likely a tax writeoff for some ultra richgay) when you can get a Tarragon?

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