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(Space.com)   The X-wing sure does look like a backwards Fw-190 variant   (space.com) divider line
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2021-06-19 8:54:01 PM  
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I don't see it. Please excuse the mish mashed markings (Invasion stripes and meatball star) not my artwork
 
2021-06-19 9:15:26 PM  
That is a T-70J X-wing like the one Poe Dameron flew and was destroyed  34 ABY, Raddus, Oetchi system  and not a T-65B X-wing starfighter, that was used in the original trilogy by future jedi knight LUKE SKYWALKER in the historic Battle of Yavin, and survived until at least 34 ABY

FFS the picture doesn't even show the Astromech droid in the socket of the T-70

pale knock off that doesn't deserve to be in the Smithsonian like the T-65B

/not serious
//star wars nerd
///would see it
 
2021-06-19 10:06:36 PM  
That is *NOT* a T-65.

Bah!
 
2021-06-19 11:25:12 PM  
What about the Y and Z-wings?
 
2021-06-20 12:44:02 AM  
That's a reach even if you're talking about the Dora variant Subby.
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2021-06-20 2:31:13 AM  
ME262 Prince of Turbojet
 
2021-06-20 3:18:16 AM  
The 'Hammerhead' fighters from Space: Above & Beyond are basically 'F-4 Corsairs' which fly upside-down & backward ...

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2021-06-20 6:15:42 AM  

kkinnison: pale knock off that doesn't deserve to be in the Smithsonian like the T-65B


Blame the Navy. They had to scuttle all the T-65B's they had used in combat. Those models were notoriously difficult to land on carriers, especially in rough seas.

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2021-06-20 6:30:20 AM  

Winterlight: kkinnison: pale knock off that doesn't deserve to be in the Smithsonian like the T-65B

Blame the Navy. They had to scuttle all the T-65B's they had used in combat. Those models were notoriously difficult to land on carriers, especially in rough seas.

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Thats right, so they pawned them off to the Marine Corps, who adapted them for ground support missions on the island campaigns.
 
2021-06-20 6:37:12 AM  
do you even know what FW190 looks like?
 
2021-06-20 7:23:35 AM  

kkinnison: That is a T-70J X-wing like the one Poe Dameron flew and was destroyed  34 ABY, Raddus, Oetchi system  and not a T-65B X-wing starfighter, that was used in the original trilogy by future jedi knight LUKE SKYWALKER in the historic Battle of Yavin, and survived until at least 34 ABY

FFS the picture doesn't even show the Astromech droid in the socket of the T-70

pale knock off that doesn't deserve to be in the Smithsonian like the T-65B

/not serious
//star wars nerd
///would see it


Took some restraint for me to not post the same thing with a big "acktually..." in front of it.

I'd imagine the full-scale original either doesn't exist anymore, or is in pretty rough shape.
 
2021-06-20 8:01:00 AM  
The Rebel Alliance experimented with an Ewing fighter, but it kept choking in clutch moments.
 
2021-06-20 8:56:58 AM  
You people are seriously perverted, twisted and sick.

Keep up the great work.
 
2021-06-20 9:07:20 AM  
Is this today's Star Wars thread? Because episode 8 sucked.
 
2021-06-20 9:23:46 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Rebel Alliance experimented with an Ewing fighter, but it kept choking in clutch moments.


E-Wing Escort Starfighter - Wookieepedia
 
2021-06-20 9:30:58 AM  
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Hi guys what's going on in this thread?

/but the enterprise can beam a photon torpedo onto the bridge!
//Vader mind controls the enterprise helmsman to activate the self destruct
 
2021-06-20 9:48:51 AM  

noazark: The 'Hammerhead' fighters from Space: Above & Beyond are basically 'F-4 Corsairs' which fly upside-down & backward ...

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Damn good show.  Taken before its time.

/go Wildcards!
 
2021-06-20 9:51:50 AM  
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A painting I bought.

/yes, the Firefly class ships don't have nose mounted lasers, I know.
 
2021-06-20 9:59:21 AM  
I don't know Star Wars equipment names but one of them looks like the gizmo we stick in a bathroom drain to catch hair.
 
2021-06-20 10:34:22 AM  

MythDragon: Damn good show. Taken before its time.


yeah, it's a damn shame. Had such potential.

But i will forever give them props for going down in a blaze of 'fark yous'. They got wind they were being cancelled, so they quickly rewrote the season finale and killed the whole farking team except for one survivor if I recall.

Badasses. Chiggy von Richthoffen would be proud.
 
2021-06-20 11:00:56 AM  
PIP_the_TROLL:

Badasses. Chiggy von Richthoffen would be proud.

One of the top ten TV episodes of all time as far as I'm concerned.
 
2021-06-20 11:14:47 AM  
A high school history teacher was covering WWII and had his friend, a veteran Dutch pilot, come to talk to the class one day.

"So, there I was, with a Fokker on my left and a Fokker on my right..."

The kids began snickering, so the teacher shushed them and explained, "the Fokker was a kind of fighter plane."

Said his friend, "Ya, ya, this is true, except these Fokkers were flying Messerschmitts."
 
2021-06-20 11:36:14 AM  
Good catch. At the angle pictured, with the wings closed, it does look like an FW-190. Especially the canopy and the blunt rear end of the X-wing.

Image from wiki.

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2021-06-20 12:29:38 PM  

Wenchmaster: Good catch. At the angle pictured, with the wings closed, it does look like an FW-190. Especially the canopy and the blunt rear end of the X-wing.

Image from wiki.

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More like a TA-152 I thought (slimmer)
 
2021-06-20 1:41:51 PM  
"...When X-attack formation is deployed, the engine splits into two semi-hemispheres."

That design predates the original 1977 film; you see it in the old Joe Johnston concept sketches. I always assumed they went with the four cylindrical engines because the split engines made no visual sense at all, and could only think, "Why??" when the idea came back.

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2021-06-20 1:43:22 PM  

Mollari: More like a TA-152 I thought (slimmer)


I'll buy that. The longer fuselage ahead of the cockpit does look more like an X-wing.

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It's a damned good thing for everyone the Nazi high command couldn't forgo meddling with weapon production throughout the war. German war production was crippled by political wrangling long before Allied bombings started destroying their logistics. With less interference from higher-ups, Germany could have fielded enough Me-262s and similar advanced aircraft- and assault rifles and better tanks- early enough to have staved off the inevitable for year or two. It wouldn't have saved them, but it would have made the butcher's bill much higher. There's a very good short story on the subject- Vati by R.M. Meluch.
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2021-06-20 4:01:02 PM  

Winterlight: kkinnison: pale knock off that doesn't deserve to be in the Smithsonian like the T-65B

Blame the Navy. They had to scuttle all the T-65B's they had used in combat. Those models were notoriously difficult to land on carriers, especially in rough seas.

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They probably lost all their T-51Bs too... Pfft!
 
2021-06-20 5:32:41 PM  

Wenchmaster: Mollari: More like a TA-152 I thought (slimmer)

I'll buy that. The longer fuselage ahead of the cockpit does look more like an X-wing.

<threadjack>
It's a damned good thing for everyone the Nazi high command couldn't forgo meddling with weapon production throughout the war. German war production was crippled by political wrangling long before Allied bombings started destroying their logistics. With less interference from higher-ups, Germany could have fielded enough Me-262s and similar advanced aircraft- and assault rifles and better tanks- early enough to have staved off the inevitable for year or two. It wouldn't have saved them, but it would have made the butcher's bill much higher. There's a very good short story on the subject- Vati by R.M. Meluch.
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Nah.  All they had to do is use the nerve agents they developed, Tabun and Sarin.  Would have thrown the Allies off the beaches of Normandy and halted the Red Army juggernaut in the East.   The Allies had no idea what nerve agents were or that the Germans had them, and it would have taken many months if not over a year to figure out adequate protective measures.

Which would mean that a new sun would have dawned over Berlin instead of Hiroshima in August 1945.
 
2021-06-20 5:48:45 PM  

Wenchmaster: Mollari: More like a TA-152 I thought (slimmer)

I'll buy that. The longer fuselage ahead of the cockpit does look more like an X-wing.

<threadjack>
It's a damned good thing for everyone the Nazi high command couldn't forgo meddling with weapon production throughout the war. German war production was crippled by political wrangling long before Allied bombings started destroying their logistics. With less interference from higher-ups, Germany could have fielded enough Me-262s and similar advanced aircraft- and assault rifles and better tanks- early enough to have staved off the inevitable for year or two. It wouldn't have saved them, but it would have made the butcher's bill much higher. There's a very good short story on the subject- Vati by R.M. Meluch.
</threadjack>


Even if Germany could have had Ford-style levels of mass production, they were going to drive their tanks-as-far-as-the-eye-can-see and aircraft-blotting-out-the-sun on whose oil?
 
2021-06-20 6:17:19 PM  

Metaluna Mutant: //Vader mind controls the enterprise helmsman to activate the self destruct


That's why the self-destruct requires the authorization of several senior bridge officers.

Auto destruct on Star Trek
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2021-06-20 8:51:21 PM  

MythDragon: /yes, the Firefly class ships don't have nose mounted lasers, I know.

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Oh, you mean the Kilrathi Gratha class?
 
2021-06-20 9:15:44 PM  

NephilimNexus: MythDragon: /yes, the Firefly class ships don't have nose mounted lasers, I know.

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Oh, you mean the Kilrathi Gratha class?


I loved that series. Played from the very first one.  (I thought the speech pack was amazing at the time)
Such a shame what happened to Origin. Such a great company.
 
2021-06-21 2:04:31 AM  
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2021-06-21 9:26:50 AM  
I think the X- wing looks a lot more like the Kyushu J7
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or the Curtis-Wright XP-55 Ascender 
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2021-06-21 12:54:19 PM  

kkinnison: That is a T-70J X-wing like the one Poe Dameron flew and was destroyed  34 ABY, Raddus, Oetchi system  and not a T-65B X-wing starfighter, that was used in the original trilogy by future jedi knight LUKE SKYWALKER in the historic Battle of Yavin, and survived until at least 34 ABY

FFS the picture doesn't even show the Astromech droid in the socket of the T-70

pale knock off that doesn't deserve to be in the Smithsonian like the T-65B

/not serious
//star wars nerd
///would see it


Minor correction, this is not Poe's original X-wing that was destroyed on the Raddus, but rather the one he flew in The Rise of Skywalker during the Battle of Exegol.
 
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