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Pauls Bods31 Dec 2016 2:47 a.m. PST

…planes could be turned into racing cars?

Mako11 Inactive Member31 Dec 2016 3:55 a.m. PST

Seems like a serious waste of a Spit to me.

Does look similar to a "car" my uncle built decades ago though, in a bid for a go at one of those salt-flat, land-speed records.

I think he planned to put a rocket motor into it, instead of a jet turbine. No doubt, rockets were probably cheaper and easier to deal with.

Don't know if he ever tried it, but it was certainly pretty interesting, and no doubt a bit hair-brained too.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2016 4:40 a.m. PST

Looks like something a 1946 007 might be "lent" by Q !

Pop out machine guns?

Oil slick generator ?

"Please try and bring it back in one piece Bond".

thumbs up

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2016 5:38 a.m. PST

Well, the contraption would likely do the loop better than other racers. Sad, though, that a machine meant to soar is grounded…kinda like a caged bird.

Something to toy around with, though :-)

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP31 Dec 2016 7:11 a.m. PST

That's a great idea!

Especially since you end up with extra wings lying around for other projects … or in my case, something to do with the extra fuselages!

Hafen von Schlockenberg Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member31 Dec 2016 10:23 a.m. PST

Here's one(?):

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2016 11:00 a.m. PST

Putting a Merlin engine from a Spitfire into a car? No problem….


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