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  1. Geedee

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    Westland P.12 Lysander - Delanne Tail

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    Supermarine/Daimler-Benz Spitfire

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    Unreal Aircraft - Hybrid Aircraft

    And of course the Merlin engined BF-109 (Hispano HA-1112-M1L)

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    There was also the 'slip-wing' Hurrucane, with a jettisonable 'biplane' wing, and the 'air-tow' Spitfire, the latter designed to tow a long-range fuel tank!
    And of course the 'prone pilot' Meteor. Got pics somewhere of these, but can't locate them at the moment!
     
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    i have also seen pictures of a Me 109 fuselage with Me 262 wings and engines.. a testbed for the wings and engines in the eraly stages of construction of the 262.. wills ee if i can refind the pics in our museums archive

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    B-38 - B-17 with Allison Engines.

    BTW - the photos came from aerofiles who put a copyright on US Government photos - piss on you!
     

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    I saw this a couple of nights ago as I was wandering around the site... helpful?

    http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/aircraft-pictures/propdriven-me-262-a-15626.html

    Cheers
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    The description posted by Junkers88A1 sounds more like the image posted below, this was based on the Me155 with the nosewheel of the Me309 ( and possibly the nosecone of the Bf 110?) but still has very much got the look of a 109 crossed with a 262.

    It was not a testbed, but was intended as a quick and cheap alternative to the 262, however it was never built because it was realised it would be neither of those things.

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  9. Milos Sijacki

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    I found it really interesting when I read about Royal Yugoslav Hurricane powered by Daimler-Benz engine.
     
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    From what I remember/understand, this experiment was done because of a concern of a shortage of Wright Cyclone engines. That shortage never materialized so they dropped the plane. The plane however, was something like 15 mph faster.

    In my own twisted mind, I think that they should have used this aircraft as the YB-40. The YB-40 could not keep up with the B-17s after the B-17s dropped their bombs due to their extra weight. With the Allison engines they might have been able to keep up.
     
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    I think you are right waynos :) thats the one i saw a picture of :) i think one was buildt but not sure..as i saw a pictre that i was sure was a 109 with the 262 wings ..but the picture was old and not very clear !! we have it somewhere in trhe museums archive..will see if i find it one day when looking thru the pics :)
     
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    Wasn't there an Allison engined B-24 also?
     
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