From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Geoff Russell) Organization: University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury Date: 24 Apr 93 09:28:41 PDT References: 1
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In article <airliners.1993.350@ohareChicago.COM> spagiola@FRI-nxt-Pagiola.Stanford.EDU (Stefano Pagiola) writes: stuff deleted.... >> configurations available, but WHY DID THEIR DESIGNS >> ALWAYS APPEARED AROUND OR AFTER THE SAME TIME FRAME AS >> THIER WESTERN COUNTERPARTS FIRST CAME OUT? Therefore, I >> think that they borrowed some Western ideas and designed >> their own planes that's why theirs differ in many ways >> from the Western counterpart if you look into the >> details; I have never implied that they "copied" >> everything. I admit that "plagiarize" is a strong word, >> but I strongly believe that their designs had >> significant Western influence. I have read of the case of the Soviet designers obtaining three B-29's during World War 2 and,presto, they appeared in large numbers as a Tupolev something-or-other (I must look up the article - it was in Flypast magazine, I think). The copy was so good that the Tupolev's even had a patch each which was identical to a repair made on one of the B29's. Now before you flame me, I know these are not airliners. I believe these details are relevant to the current thread, though.