A couple of good machined components producers photos I identified:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Northrop P-61C Black Widow
Image by Chris Devers
Compare & contrast:
Northrop P-61C Black widow:
* Front view
* Above view
Star Wars ARC-170 Fighter:
* Official page
* Toy assessment
I place it to you that they are the Same Factor.
* twin engines
* double-cockpit in front
* gunner’s cockpit in back
* broad wing coming out from the middle
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Northrop P-61C Black Widow:
The P-61 Black Widow was the initial U.S. aircraft designed to find and destroy enemy aircraft at night and in poor climate, a feat created feasible by the use of on-board radar. The prototype initial flew in 1942. P-61 combat operations began just after D-Day, June six, 1944, when Black Widows flew deep into German airspace, bombing and strafing trains and road targeted traffic. Operations in the Pacific started at about the same time. By the end of Globe War II, Black Widows had noticed combat in each and every theater and had destroyed 127 enemy aircraft and 18 German V-1 buzz bombs.
The Museum’s Black Widow, a P-61C-1-NO, was delivered to the Army Air Forces in July 1945. It participated in cold-climate tests, higher-altitude drop tests, and in the National Thunderstorm Project, for which the top turret was removed to make room for thunderstorm monitoring equipment.
Transferred from the United States Air Force.
Northrop Aircraft Inc.
Nation of Origin:
United States of America
General: 450 x 1500cm, 10637kg, 2000cm (14ft 9 3/16in. x 49ft 2 9/16in., 23450.3lb., 65ft 7 3/8in.)
Jaguar E-Sort 4.two at Samuel’s in Allston: E-Type badge on the steering wheel
Image by Chris Devers
Quoting from Wikipedia: Jaguar E-Kind:
• • • • •
The Jaguar E-Sort (UK) or XK-E (US) is a British automobile manufactured by Jaguar among 1961 and 1974. Its combination of great looks, higher efficiency, and competitive pricing established the marque as an icon of 1960s motoring. A great success for Jaguar, over seventy thousand E-Sorts have been sold throughout its lifespan.
In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Kind ranked 1st in Daily Telegraph list of the "100 most beautiful automobiles" of all time.[two] In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Variety at number one on their list of Top Sports Automobiles of the 1960s.
• 1 Overview
• 2 Idea versions
•• two.1 E1A (1957)
•• 2.two E2A (1960)
• three Production versions
•• three.1 Series 1 (1961-1968)
•• three.two Series two (1969-1971)
•• three.3 Series three (1971-1975)
• 4 Restricted edtions
•• 4.1 Low Drag Coupé (1962)
•• four.2 Lightweight E-Variety (1963-1964)
• 5 Motor Sport
• 6 See also
• 7 References
• eight External hyperlinks
The E-Variety was initially developed and shown to the public as a grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as convertible (OTS or Open Two Seater). The two+two version with a lengthened wheelbase was released several years later.
On its release Enzo Ferrari known as it "The most stunning car ever made".
The model was made in 3 distinct versions which are now typically referred to as "Series 1", "Series 2" and "Series three". A transitional series among Series 1 and Series two is known unofficially as "Series 1½".
In addition, numerous limited-edition variants had been developed:
• The "’Lightweight’ E-Variety" which was apparently intended as a sort of follow-up to the D-Type. Jaguar planned to make 18 units but ultimately only a dozen have been reportedly constructed. Of those, 1 is recognized to have been destroyed and two other people have been converted to coupé type. These are exceedingly rare and sought right after by collectors.
• The "Low Drag Coupé" was a a single-off technical physical exercise which was ultimately sold to a Jaguar racing driver. It is presently believed to be part of the private collection of the existing Viscount Cowdray.
Right after their achievement at LeMans 24 hr through the 1950s Jaguars defunct racing division were provided the brief to use D-Type style construction to create a road going sports automobile, replacing the XK150.
It is suspected that the very first prototype (E1A) was given the code based on: (E): The proposed production name E-Sort (1): Initial Prototype (A): Aluminium building (Production models utilised steel bodies)
The auto featured a monocoque style, Jaguar’s completely independent rear suspension and the nicely proved "XK" engine.
The car was used solely for factory testings and was by no means formally released to the public. The auto was sooner or later scrapped by the factory
Jaguar’s second E-Variety idea was E2A which unlike E1A was constructed from a steel chassis and utilized a aluminium physique. This vehicle was completed as a race auto as it was thought by Jaguar at the time it would offer a greater testing ground.
E2A used a 3 litre version of the XK engine with a Lucas fuel injection method.
Following retiring from the LeMans 24 hr the automobile was shipped to America to be used for racing by Jaguar privateer Briggs Cunningham.
In 1961 the car returned to Jaguar in England to be employed as a testing mule.
Ownership of E2A passed to Roger Woodley (Jaguars client competitors car manager) who took possession on the basis the auto not be employed for racing. E2A had been scheduled to be scrapped.
Roger’s wife Penny Griffiths owned E2A until 2008 when it was presented for sale at Bonham’s Quail Auction. Sale price tag was US.five million
Series 1 (1961-1968)
• Physique style(s)
two-door two+two coupe
three.8 L XK I6
four.2 L XK I6
96. in (2438 mm) (FHC / OTS)
105. in (2667 mm) (two+two) 
175.3125 in (4453 mm) (FHC / OTS)
184.4375 in (4685 mm) (two+2) [five]
65.25 in (1657 mm) (all) [five]
48.125 in (1222 mm) (FHC)
50.125 in (1273 mm) (two+two)
46.five in (1181 mm) (OTS)[five]
• Curb weight
two,900 lb (1,315 kg) (FHC)
2,770 lb (1,256 kg) (OTS)
three,090 lb (1,402 kg) (2+2) [six]
• Fuel capacity
63.64 L (16.8 US gal 14. imp gal)
The Series 1 was introduced, initially for export only, in March 1961. The domestic marketplace launch came 4 months later in July 1961. The cars at this time used the triple SU carburetted three.eight litre six-cylinder Jaguar XK6 engine from the XK150S. The 1st 500 automobiles built had flat floors and external hood (bonnet) latches. These cars are uncommon and more useful. Soon after that, the floors have been dished to provide much more leg room and the twin hood latches moved to inside the vehicle. The 3.8 litre engine was enhanced to four.2 litres in October 1964.
All E-Varieties featured independent coil spring rear suspension with torsion bar front ends, and 4 wheel disc brakes, in-board at the rear, all have been power-assisted. Jaguar was one of the very first auto companies to equip cars with disc brakes as normal from the XK150 in 1958. The Series 1 can be recognised by glass covered headlights (up to 1967), small "mouth" opening at the front, signal lights and tail-lights above bumpers and exhaust suggestions under the licence plate in the rear.
three.eight litre vehicles have leather-upholstered bucket seats, an aluminium-trimmed centre instrument panel and console (changed to vinyl and leather in 1963), and a Moss four-speed gearbox that lacks synchromesh for 1st gear ("Moss box"). 4.two litre vehicles have a lot more comfortable seats, enhanced brakes and electrical systems, and an all-synchromesh four-speed gearbox. four.2 litre automobiles also have a badge on the boot proclaiming "Jaguar four.two Litre E-Variety" (three.eight vehicles have a simple "Jaguar" badge). Optional extras integrated chrome spoked wheels and a detachable difficult best for the OTS.
An original E-Type challenging leading is quite uncommon, and finding a single intact with all the chrome, not to mention original paint in decent situation, is rather hard. For these who want a hardtop and are not fussy more than whether or not or not it is an original from Jaguar, many third parties have recreated the hardtop to nearly exact specifications. The expense ranges anywhere from double to triple the price of a canvas/vinyl soft best.
A two+2 version of the coupé was added in 1966. The 2+2 offered the alternative of an automatic transmission. The physique is 9 in (229 mm) longer and the roof angles are different with a a lot more vertical windscreen. The roadster remained a strict two-seater.
There was a transitional series of cars built in 1967-68, unofficially named "Series 1½", which are externally related to Series 1 vehicles. Due to American pressure the new functions had been open headlights, distinct switches, and some de-tuning (with a downgrade of twin Zenith-Stromberg carbs from the original triple SU carbs) for US models. Some Series 1½ automobiles also have twin cooling fans and adjustable seat backs. Series two features had been gradually introduced into the Series 1, producing the unofficial Series 1½ automobiles, but always with the Series 1 physique style.
Less extensively known, there was also proper at the finish of Series 1 production and prior to the transitional "Series 1½" referred to above, a very little number of Series 1 cars produced with open headlights. These are sometimes referred to as "Series 1¼" automobiles. Production dates on these machines vary but in appropriate hand drive type production has been verified as late as March 1968.[ten] It is thought that the low number of these cars produced relative to the other Series make them amongst the rarest of all production E Varieties.
An open three.eight litre auto, in fact the 1st such production automobile to be completed, was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1961 and had a top speed of 149.1 mph (240. km/h) and could accelerate from -60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.1 seconds. A fuel consumption of 21.three miles per imperial gallon (13.3 L/one hundred km 17.7 mpg-US) was recorded. The test auto price £2097 including taxes.
Production numbers from Graham:
• 15,490 3.8s
• 17,320 4.2s
• ten,930 two+2s
Production numbers from xkedata.com: [omitted — Flickr does not enable tables]
Series two (1969-1971)
• Body style(s)
two-door two+2 coupe
four.two L XK I6
• Curb weight
three,018 lb (1,369 kg) (FHC)
2,750 lb (1,247 kg) (OTS)
3,090 lb (1,402 kg) (two+two) 
Open headlights without having glass covers, a wrap-about rear bumper, re-positioned and bigger front indicators and taillights below the bumpers, better cooling aided by an enlarged "mouth" and twin electric fans, and uprated brakes are hallmarks of Series two vehicles. De-tuned in US, but nonetheless with triple SUs in the UK, the engine is simply identified visually by the modify from smooth polished cam covers to a a lot more industrial ‘ribbed’ look. Late Series 1½ cars also had ribbed cam covers. The interior and dashboard had been also redesigned, with rocker switches that met U.S wellness and safety regulations becoming substituted for toggle switches. The dashboard switches also lost their symmetrical layout. New seats had been fitted, which purists claim lacked the style of the originals but were definitely more comfy. Air conditioning and energy steering were accessible as factory options.
Production according to Graham is 13,490 of all types.
Series 2 production numbers from xkedata.com: [omitted — Flickr doesn’t permit tables]
Official delivery numbers by market and year are listed in Porter[three] but no summary totals are given.
Series three (1971-1975)
• Body style(s)
two-door two+two coupe
five.three L Jaguar V12
105 in (2667 mm) (each)
184.four in (4684 mm) (2+2)
184.five in (4686 mm) (OTS)
66. in (1676 mm) (two+two)
66.1 in (1679 mm) (OTS)
48.9 in (1242 mm) (2+two)
48.1 in (1222 mm) (OTS)[six]
• Curb weight
three,361 lb (1,525 kg) (two+2)
3,380 lb (1,533 kg) (OTS)
• Fuel capacity
82 L (21.7 US gal 18. imp gal)
A new five.three L 12-cylinder Jaguar V12 engine was introduced, with uprated brakes and standard power steering. The brief wheelbase FHC physique style was discontinued and the V12 was offered only as a convertible and 2+two coupé. The convertible employed the longer-wheelbase 2+2 floorplan. It is very easily identifiable by the large cross-slatted front grille, flared wheel arches and a badge on the rear that proclaims it to be a V12. There were also a extremely limited number of 4.2 litre six-cylinder Series 3 E-Kinds constructed. These have been featured in the initial sales literature. It is believed these are the rarest of all E-Types of any remaining.
In 2008 a British classic auto enthusiast assembled what is certainly the last ever E-Type from parts bought from the finish-of-production surplus in 1974.
Graham lists production at 15,290.
Series 3 production numbers from xkedata.com: [omitted — Flickr doesn’t allow tables]
Two limited production E-Kind variants were created as test beds, the Low Drag Coupe and Lightweight E-Sort, each of which have been raced:
Low Drag Coupé (1962)
Shortly following the introduction of the E-Variety, Jaguar management wanted to investigate the possibility of constructing a car a lot more in the spirit of the D-Type racer from which components of the E-Type’s styling and design had been derived. 1 automobile was constructed to test the notion designed as a coupé as its monocoque style could only be produced rigid enough for racing by using the "stressed skin" principle. Previous Jaguar racers had been built as open-top vehicles since they had been primarily based on ladder frame styles with independent chassis and bodies. As opposed to the steel production E-Types the LDC used lightweight aluminium. Sayer retained the original tub with lighter outer panels riveted and glued to it. The front steel sub frame remained intact, the windshield was given a far more pronounced slope and the rear hatch welded shut. Rear brake cooling ducts appeared next to the rear windows,and the interior trim was discarded, with only insulation around the transmission tunnel. With the exception of the windscreen, all cockpit glass was plexi. A tuned version of Jaguar’s three.8 litre engine with a wide angle cylinder-head style tested on the D-Kind racers was employed. Air management became a significant dilemma and, though considerably sexier seeking and surely more quickly than a production E-Kind, the vehicle was by no means competitive: the more quickly it went, the more it wanted to do what its design dictated: take off.
The one and only test bed car was completed in summer season of 1962 but was sold a year later to Jaguar racing driver Dick Protheroe who raced it extensively and ultimately sold it. Because then it has passed by way of the hands of numerous collectors on each sides of the Atlantic and now is believed to reside in the private collection of the current Viscount Cowdray.
Lightweight E-Kind (1963-1964)
In some techniques, this was an evolution of the Low Drag Coupé. It produced in depth use of aluminium alloy in the physique panels and other elements. Even so, with at least one particular exception, it remained an open-top vehicle in the spirit of the D-Sort to which this car is a a lot more direct successor than the production E-Kind which is far more of a GT than a sports automobile. The vehicles employed a tuned version of the production 3.8 litre Jaguar engine with 300 bhp (224 kW) output rather than the 265 bhp (198 kW) developed by the "ordinary" version. At least 1 automobile is identified to have been fitted with fuel-injection.
The cars were entered in a variety of races but, unlike the C-Variety and D-Kind racing automobiles, they did not win at Le Mans or Sebring.
Bob Jane won the 1963 Australian GT Championship at the wheel of an E-Type.
The Jaguar E-Variety was very successful in SCCA Production sports auto racing with Group44 and Bob Tullius taking the B-Production championship with a Series-three V12 racer in 1975. A couple of years later, Gran-Turismo Jaguar from Cleveland Ohio campaigned a 4.2 L six cylinder FHC racer in SCCA production series and in 1980, won the National Championship in the SCCA C-Production Class defeating a completely funded factory Nissan Z-auto group with Paul Newman.
• Jaguar XK150 – predecessor to the E-Variety
• Jaguar XJS – successor to the E-Kind
• Jaguar XK8 – The E-Type’s current and spiritual successor
• Guyson E12 – a rebodied series III constructed by William Towns
• ^ Loughborough graduate and designer of E Variety Jaguar honoured
• ^ one hundred most lovely vehicles
• ^ a b cPorter, Philip (2006). Jaguar E-sort, the definitive history. p. 443. ISBN -85429-580-1.
• ^ a b"’69 Series 2 Jaguar E Kinds", Autocar, October 24, 1968
• ^ a b c d eThe Comprehensive Official Jaguar "E". Cambridge: Robert Bentley. 1974. p. 12. ISBN -8376-0136-three.
• ^ a b c d e f g"Jaguar E-Variety Specifications". http://www.internet-cars.com/e-sort/specifications.php. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
• ^ a b"Buying secondhand E-sort Jaguar". Autocar 141 (nbr4042): pages 50–52. six April 1974.
• ^ See Jaguar Clubs of North America concourse info at:  and more especially the actual Series 1½ concourse guide at [two]
• ^ Ibid.
• ^ Examine right hand drive VIN numbers offered in JCNA concours guide referred to above with production dates for correct hand drive vehicles as reflected in the XKEdata database at [three]
• ^"The Jaguar E-variety". The Motor. March 22, 1961.
• ^ a b cRobson, Graham (2006). A–Z British Cars 1945–1980. Devon, UK: Herridge & Sons. ISBN -9541063-9-three.
• ^ a b chttp://www.xkedata.com/stats/. http://www.xkedata.com/stats/. Retrieved 29 August 2009.
• ^Everyday Express Motor Show Evaluation 1975 Cars: Web page 24 (Jaguar E V12). October 1974.
• ^ jalopnik.com/5101872/british-man-cobbles-collectively-final-ja…