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Posted by The Northlander from on April 05, 1998 at 23:01:22:

In Reply to: Their Is No Nazi Flying Wing But... posted by C.T.D. on April 03, 1998 at 16:20:51:


At an airport near the dig site sits a Flying Wing, which will transport the Ark to Hitler. The dream of an all-wing airplane (which could theoretically reduce drag and make a craft more aerodynamic) is as old as aviation. For Raiders, artist Ron Cobb designed a prototype Flying Wing that, with its end wing flaps tilted downward, was closer to the look of a U.S. prototype developed in the 1940's.

The final, life-size Wing was built by the Vickers Aircraft Company in England and painted at EMI Elstree Studios. Once completed the craft had to be disassembled and shipped to the location site in tunesia, where it was rebuilt on location.

(That's all about the Wing. It goes on to talk about the fight with the mechanic and how Ford fell in front of a moving wheel at one point.)


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