Were the G1 conehead jets based off of certain real-life jets?

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  1. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    Were the G1 coneheads Thrust, Dirge and Ramjet ever based off of certain real-life jets? I can't seem to find any reference material off of what they were based off of.
     
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    Idk. But , if I had to choose , I wld think Thrust was based off some early concept using VTOL engineering. ( Just my guess )
     
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    The planes themselves are just f-15s with modified wings no real world f-15 ever had a wing configuration like the coneheads. I think it was only done on the toys and cartoon to make them stand out more from starscream, thundercracker, and skywarp.
     
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    I think all besides Dirge have real-world wings configurations. Dirge's wings are completely made up but similar to canard wings.
     
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    The wings themselves are somewhat inspired by other real-life jets.

    But none of them ever appeared on an F-15 fuselage.
     
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    From what I understand they're a huge mix-up. The main body of course if from the F-15, but the rest...


    Thrust I think is completely made up. Maybe there was a plane with that shape wings, but definitely not with VTOL's in them. (I think if you put VTOL engines in the wings of a jet, the wings will take off leaving the jet on the ground -- all VTOL jets have the engine on or really close to the body.)


    Ramjet has wings that seem inspired by a prototype for an adaption of F16 (the F16 XL). The extra engines are made up. (G1 Needlenose transformed in such a jet.)

    Dirge seems loosely, very loosely inspired by several canard jets. The shape of the wings seems closest to the Dassault Rafale, but again with several adaptions.
     
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    There was an "If it ain't broke" series of experimental aircraft back in the late 70's through the early 80's that had variation on the the F-15 and F-16.
    There were all kinds of odd concepts tried on these two airframes.

    There was also the HiMAT series of experiments that had many features
    found on the "cone-head" seekers.
    (HiMAT: Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )
     
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    Dirge was also based on the Swedish Saab 37 Viggen jet, although it also has a bit of the Dassault Rafale.
     
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    I read something about Dirge being based off of a prototype jet that failed. As for Thrust, that would be a prototype VTOL. Ramjet is based off the prototype F16XL.
     
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    Failed prototypes...
    Or taken down by a freightliner truck, two minivans and a VW Beetle?

    The military is covering up the truth. All the military.
     
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    Wow, this HiMAT's features totally look like Dirge!! This is very similar to the iGear Masterpiece version of Dirge.

    [​IMG]
     
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    This made me laugh my ass off
     

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