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Looking good, Dels! :good:

 

Now I need to get back to work on my advanced F-29 variants. :biggrin:

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X-29, the stuff of many, many teen fantasies.

 

Good work so far on the model.

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I think I had that sim/game way back on my 386. I don't know about your teen fantasies but, I don't think the x-29 is a usual one. :dntknw:

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Nice! Brings back memories from the other flight simulator I played before WoE: Jane's Fighters Anthology! :clapping:

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Jeez you're fast! I'm not even done putting things up on those forums, looking for more help and you've already got the body of the plane built.

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Good.

 

I was hoping I was not the only one that felt a little, well, odd, seeing that remark...

 

:blink:

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While we're on the topic. AFAIK the X-29 was never given an official name other than FSW (Forward Swept Wing). This is pretty lame.

 

So, could everyone come up with some suggestions for names and we'll do a poll to see which one wins.

 

Grumman F-29A "????????"

 

Sound like a good idea?

 

Dels

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I always thought of the wings like a knife:

 

Ka-Bar doesn't work :wink: neither does Pig Sticker... How about

 

Razor

Switchblade (is there a switchblade already?)

Edge

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Grumman F-29A "????????"

 

Sound like a good idea?

 

Dels

 

It depends on what service accepted it.

 

Being a Grumman, had it become a USN fighter, it would undoubtedly had (in keeping with Grumman tradition), been named after a cat. In USAF service, it would have been named after a raptor of some sort ( for example, Eagle, Falcon, Night Hawk, etc.). How about "Peregrine". That could possibly have been the X-29 design team's joke on General Dynamics and their "Falcon" :biggrin:

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It depends on what service accepted it.

 

Being a Grumman, had it become a USN fighter, it would undoubtedly had (in keeping with Grumman tradition), been named after a cat. In USAF service, it would have been named after a raptor of some sort ( for example, Eagle, Falcon, Night Hawk, etc.). How about "Peregrine". That could possibly have been the X-29 design team's joke on General Dynamics and their "Falcon" :biggrin:

 

Hmmm....

 

Maybe F-29A Cheetah? It would really fit, as the plane looks fast and was very agile, but afaik it did not have extensive range.

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the Boomerang... the shape of the wings fits.. and... would give credit to its builder, Dels :D

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I ended up going with "F-29A Lynx" for my drawings. I'm saving Peregrine for the F-31. :biggrin:

 

A feline name keeps it close with the F-5E Tiger's name too.

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F4F Wildcat

F6F Hellcat

F7F Tigercat

F8F bearcat

F9F panther

F9J Cougar

F10F jaguar

F11F Tiger

F-14 tomcat

When you toss in Northrop there's also F-5 tiger and F-20 tigershark

 

All navy fighters. The X-29 may have made a nice naval aircraft, the forward swept wings gave it a very low stall speed which is ideal for carrier landings.

 

bobcat maybe? The Kfir aggressor (F-21) I believe was called Lion. Any of the above II? alley cat? Puma? leopard?

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If it is something agile, might as well name it after an agile cat. Panther or something, someone else would do a better job than me in naming.

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