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Offline MaxLegroom

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Re: Old Lindberg Supersonic Airliner Kit
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 01:25:32 pm »
Lovely find.  It looks related to the various B70 based transport projects. 

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Re: Old Lindberg Supersonic Airliner Kit
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 01:44:15 pm »
That model appears to show the extended diameter fuselage for the higher capacity airliner version of the B-70.  Very interesting find.

After surviving the B-70 mid-air incident, Chief Project Pilot Al White left NAA, and joined Trans World Airlines as a VP of Supersonic Research. 

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Re: Old Lindberg Supersonic Airliner Kit
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2018, 07:15:02 am »
That model appears to show the extended diameter fuselage for the higher capacity airliner version of the B-70.  Very interesting find.

After surviving the B-70 mid-air incident, Chief Project Pilot Al White left NAA, and joined Trans World Airlines as a VP of Supersonic Research.

The mold used for this kit is actually identical to the one of the (not very accurate) Linderg B-70 model, see for example http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2014/04/ride-of-valkyrie-mach-3-nuclear-super.html and http://www.internetmodeler.com/2006/september/columns/kitcorner.php, just with a different set of decals. Lindberg subsequently put a slot in the top of the rear fuselage to install a single fin and provided plugs for the twin fin slots on the wing for another fictional TWA SST, see http://fantastic-plastic.com/twa-mach-3-jetliner-by-lindberg-line.html.

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