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Offline Archibald

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2007, 12:01:31 pm »

Can anyone give me a drawing to Boeing Model-979 spacecraft ?

Yup. Got a whole bunch of 'em, in quite good detail. Had a whole APR article on the 979, in fact. Not an "aerospaceplane," though, or even a spacecraft. Winged Saturn V first stage.

Is it linked to early shuttle proposals (1969-1971) ? I've red (on M. Lindroos website) that Boeing proposed an ET Shuttle (ET= External tank  ;)) Shuttle on top of a winged Saturn V rocket stage. There was also unwinged / parachute/ retrorockets variants to splashdown (crash down ? ;D) on the Atlantic...

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2007, 12:11:04 pm »
I've red (on M. Lindroos website) that Boeing proposed an ET Shuttle (ET= External tank  ;)) Shuttle on top of a winged Saturn V rocket stage.

That's the one. To be slightly more precise, the 979 was *one* of those designs. Winged S-IC's were proposed by Boeing, Lockheed, NAR, McD, Grumman, Pan Am (yes, Pan Am) and NASA itself. Spent last night scanning in just such things.
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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #32 on: April 06, 2007, 12:27:43 am »
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Pan Am (yes, Pan Am)

So Clarke and Kubrick were right when imagining Pan Am spaceplanes ?   ;D

I really have to buy this Orion kit at the shop one day  ::)
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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #33 on: April 06, 2007, 02:39:26 pm »

Can anyone give me a drawing to Boeing Model-979 spacecraft ?

Yup. Got a whole bunch of 'em, in quite good detail. Had a whole APR article on the 979, in fact. Not an "aerospaceplane," though, or even a spacecraft. Winged Saturn V first stage.

Is it linked to early shuttle proposals (1969-1971) ? I've red (on M. Lindroos website) that Boeing proposed an ET Shuttle (ET= External tank  ;)) Shuttle on top of a winged Saturn V rocket stage. There was also unwinged / parachute/ retrorockets variants to splashdown (crash down ? ;D) on the Atlantic...

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http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/category-view.asp

http://uplink.space.com/ubbthreads.php


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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #34 on: April 06, 2007, 10:41:49 pm »
Bought the Jenkins book, based on the info provided in this forum. I can't wait for it to arrive.  ;D

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2008, 12:54:54 pm »
Martin Astroplane nuclear - liquid nitrogen propelled. MHD powerplant- magnetohydrodynamic plasma accelerator.
From Missiles and Rockets 4 September 1961.

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2008, 01:30:49 pm »
In Jenkins Space Shuttle book re-drawn top illustrations make me thing of folding 'batwing' - am I dreaming?
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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2008, 01:41:04 pm »
It certainly does!

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2008, 08:10:31 pm »
Which is more effective in terms of thrust, weight, and specific impulse... an RBCC/Turborocket?  LACE?  or TBCC?


BTW:  Regarding the Martin MHD design... did anything come of that?  Or did it just not work?


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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2008, 12:01:55 am »
I don't know any more than this...

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #40 on: April 14, 2008, 06:43:50 pm »
Barrington, you rock!  :o Been looking for something like three years now. I bought Jenkin's '96 edition secondhand in 2005 and the Astroplane caught my eye. I did Google, but I got nothing. So I thank you.

Now if I could just get  the last page or two, the section on the HL-20. Seems the previous owner probably didnt want to part with it. So Im missing that section. You get what you pay for.
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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2008, 01:30:37 pm »
Republic Aerospaceplane
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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2008, 10:02:25 am »

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2012, 06:11:23 pm »
From Scott, http://up-ship.com/apr/extras/boasp1.jpg

Although I found the link on here:http://sci.tech-archive.net/Archive/sci.space.history/2005-01/2443.html

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Re: Aerospaceplane (1958-1963)
« Reply #44 on: April 22, 2013, 11:59:02 am »
Factory model of the Convair LACES aerospaceplane (SSTO). This model was classified for quite a few years. More details of this design and LACE engine operations are available in the excellent Space Shuttle book by Dennis Jenkins.
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