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I took this photo from the Wikipedia entry on afterburners. What's the circled aircraft in the background behind the Phantom?

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    $\begingroup$ What museum was this photo taken at? $\endgroup$ – Carlo Felicione Aug 12 '18 at 21:33
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    $\begingroup$ @CarloFelicione Prague Aviation Museum I guess. I cross-reference the list of museums with both a Mig-23 (whose afterburner we are seeing) and a Saab Draken (left). $\endgroup$ – DarthPaghius Aug 12 '18 at 21:40
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    $\begingroup$ @DarthPaghius It is the Deutsches Museum (Flugwerft Schleissheim), in Munich $\endgroup$ – Gypaets Aug 12 '18 at 21:59
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    $\begingroup$ @DarthPaghius the large number of German registrations should be a clue, as well as the SP on the F-4 which indicates the aircraft was stationed at Spangdalem AB in Germany as part of USAFE. $\endgroup$ – jwenting Aug 13 '18 at 5:17
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    $\begingroup$ @jwenting It could've been the 'German planes' wing from just about any aviation museum... $\endgroup$ – Mast Aug 13 '18 at 5:29
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The aircraft (I presume you mean what’s visible behind the green F-4 Phantom in the right of the photograph) appears to be a rare surviving prototype of a Dornier Do31 VTOL transport aircraft.

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    $\begingroup$ Yeah that's probably it! Looks distinctive enough not be mistaken with anything else. $\endgroup$ – DarthPaghius Aug 12 '18 at 21:39
  • $\begingroup$ I've seen this beast in the Deutsches Museum, Museumsinsel in Munich several times in the past. Good to see they moved it indoors. $\endgroup$ – jwenting Aug 13 '18 at 5:16
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    $\begingroup$ That spike projecting from the nose of that plane is rather impressive. $\endgroup$ – Michael Karas Aug 13 '18 at 8:06
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    $\begingroup$ @MichaelKaras: first aircraft in history whose primary armament was a tusk. :-) $\endgroup$ – Bob Jarvis Aug 13 '18 at 17:35
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    $\begingroup$ Seems as trying to use it would be about as deadly as a bee using it's stinger. $\endgroup$ – Michael Karas Aug 13 '18 at 17:39

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