Post by JustJohn or JJ on May 13, 2019 10:54:57 GMT -7
What If WW II Had Lasted A Bit Longer? Secret Aircraft Of World War II! 1080p
The Lockheed L-133 was designed to be the first jet fighter of the US Forces during the first half of World War II. The Lockheed aviation company was the first in the United States to start work on a jet-powered aircraft, the L-133 design started in 1939 as a number of "Paper Projects" by engineers Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, Willis Hawkins and Hall J Hibbard. By 1940 preliminary work on a company-financed jet fighter had been started, which progressed to several different versions on the drawing board. In the meantime Lockheed were working on an axial-flow L-1000 turbojet engine of their own design, which was intended to power the culmination of the jet fighter project, the Model L-133-02-01.
I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies. Winston Churchill
“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” Aldous Huxley
Interesting presentation of what could have been and what was. War time emergency designs and manufacturing is a very creative time of man kind. It is such shame though of the wast and destruction of such wars, for we do need such events in our lives.
My self am not against war, but only when every thing else fails and then war becomes a continuation in diplomacy by force.
The following artical of discription in the race for development of the gas turbine engine is a bit long but very well researched and written if interested.