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B-70 supersonic cruise follow-on
« on: January 31, 2007, 09:29:04 am »
Browsing in the NASA technical reports I found a score of wind-tunnel tests regarding a supersonic cruise bomber that seems linked to some unknown B-70 follow on specification from late '50s (report is from 1961). Some photographic reproductions of the models are practically unviewable, but there are some designs. One is clearly derived from the XB-70 shape, other (one posted here) are different. Hope someone has more infos.

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Re: B-70 supersonic cruise follow-on
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007, 09:42:57 am »
This is the design more similar to the B-70. Differences are clear, however

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Re: B-70 supersonic cruise follow-on
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 12:01:50 pm »
Hi Skybolt. If possible, please include details of the NASA report you found it in, it will help others help you finding more info.

Regarding NASA technical reports, research isn't always for a particular program,so it helps to know for example if it was a joint study with a particular company rather than a NASA-only study.
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Re: B-70 supersonic cruise follow-on
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2007, 10:17:51 am »
Yep:
"An exploratory investigation at Mach numbers of 2.50 and 2.87 of a canard bomber-type configuration designed fro supersonic cruise flight"  RM L58B28 dated April 15th 1958 classified as confidential

"Low speed investigation of effects of vertical tails on the static stability characteristics of a canard-bomber configuration having a very thin wing and slender elliptical fuselage" NASA TM X-436 dated January 1961 classified as secret.