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Meteor F.8 prone pilot conversion

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I would like to see this conversion, not a beauty, but very interesting.

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Cheers, Heinz

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Lol, i know i wont buy it. That's even possible that i never saw anything that ugly in my whole life. :)

It seems that some kind of accident happened, as if a meteor has its nose stuck in a smaller aircraft's butt. The smaller aircraft (looks like a baby eggplane F-104) is really suffering and try to get away, please help this cute little thing !

 

Indeed, that's interesting, but sorry guys i cannot look at it without laughing. :innocent:

Edited by Zero77

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BTW, does anybody know what was the purpose of that prone position? It must be terrible to stay in that position for a long time, and i dont really understand what it could improve. Maybe flying an aircraft like riding a motorbike?

I think the german also studied it during WW2 for some paper jets.

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BTW, does anybody know what was the purpose of that prone position? It must be terrible to stay in that position for a long time, and i dont really understand what it could improve. Maybe flying an aircraft like riding a motorbike?

I think the german also studied it during WW2 for some paper jets.

To lessen the effects of G forces.

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There was an article in Aeroplane Monthly (iirc) many years ago by someone who flew it. Yes, the purpose was to research reducing the effects of G on the pilot - later solved by reclining the pilot (eg F-16). The biggest problem was lack of ability to move the head apparently, thus rendering good lookout impossible. Always flown with a safety pilot in the "proper" cockpit.

Sorry, I cannot remember the issue, but I'm sure it was Aeroplane Monthly.

Incidentally, and obviously, it was the longest Meteor variant.

Edited by MikeC

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