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Interceptor '48 by MikeDoscher Interceptor '48 by MikeDoscher
A powerful but short-legged point defense interceptor powered by a mix of jets and a rocket booster. I came up with this messing around with an idea for an aircraft that was more engine than wing, and incorporated bits and pieces of the Arado Ar 234, Horton flying wings, and some of the Bell lifting bodies. The pilot lies prone to minimize the effect of G-forces and to have a craft which can present the smallest possible frontal profile.

I figure... what if it was war? What if for whatever reason there was a need to shoot down ongoing incursions of flying saucers with the technology of the pseudo-1940s. Get to altitude as quickly as possible, launch your nuke, get out and try not to get shot down.
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
It's nice to see this
golden oldie again!
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is oddly insane ugly as hell and so fucking awesome all at the same time
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. It's delta vee in its most raw form. I guess the engineers felt like lift was for the weak. :)
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BTR90 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No their design was just so epic that gravity bows down to it
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
You're a better man,than I am,Charlie Bro.....uh oh ,Mike Doscher.
I missed this one,it's a fave now
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ksmith3620 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Great realization using different existing and "prototype" items. The Germans did look at having a couple of jet fighters with the pilot being prone. Very cool concept and very well done. Love this work.
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CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Glorious concept. Wonderfully unconventional.
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thefailmaster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the crazy design!
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kilo139 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Ha cool
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teslapunk Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I can see a mix of the following:
-AR-234 fuselage and canopy
-HO-229 landing gear and tail end (I think)
-a more streamlined, fleashed out wing support structure from the DO-24
-HE-162 downward angled wing tips

And it looks to be powered by Jumo 004 jet engines
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