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Offline fightingirish

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US Bomber Projects #21 and Spacecraft Projects #05
« on: May 10, 2018, 12:52:10 pm »
In case you missed it...
Scott Lowther aka Orionblamblam published US Bomber Projects #21 and Spacecraft Projects #05 two weeks ago.  :)
US Bomber Projects #21
Cover art was provided by Rob Parthoens,
US Bomber Projects Issue #21 includes:
  • Convair Submersible Nuclear Ramjet: a Mach 4 manned nuclear powered flying submarine
  • Bell MX-776: an early post-war pilotless airplane
  • Convair Manned Flyback Atlas: an unconventional recoverable ICBM
  • DTNSRDC PAR-WIG Strategic Deterrent: a low-flying aircraft packing 4 Trident ballistic missiles
  • Boeing Model 464-197: a supersonic B-52
  • Martin Model 151-K: a pre-war twin-engined medium bomber
  • Boeing Cruise Ballistic Missile: an entire aircraft packed into a silo, carrying an ICBM
  • MC-747 Air Mobile System: a 1973 concept for carrying up to seven ICBMs in a modified cargo jet
US Spacecraft Projects #05
US Spacecraft Projects Issue #05 includes:
  • Project HORIZON Lunar Lander: a late 1950’s US Army concept for a manned Lunar lander
  • Lockheed-Martin Mars Ascent/Descent Vehicle: A very recent concept for a future manned Mars vehicle
  • JPL Interstellar Precursor: a 970’s design for a space probe to interstellar space
  • Lockheed Modular Rotating Space Station: a truly gigantic design circa 1970
  • Lockheed Payload Carrier: an early 1960’s spaceplane for space station logistics
  • Martin-Marietta Winged NIMF: a nuclear powered “hopper”
  • Lockheed CL-414: a capsule for Man in Space Soonest
  • NASA HAVOC: High Altitude Venus Operational Concept, a 2015 project for manned exploration of the atmosphere of Venus
Both are now available at Scott's blog.
I will let him to post some pictures as appetizers here in this topic.  ;)


I bought USBP #21 last week.
Now I am comparing the projects Boeing Model 464-197, Boeing Models 484 and 701 "XB-59" (USBP #18 & #20), the Boeing B-52 and Convair B-58 with each other.  B)

Slán ist an Irish Gaelic word for Goodbye.  :)

McDonnell Douglas Model 225 painting by "The Artist" Michael Burke (Tavush) 2018, found at and at Secret Projects Forum » Research Topics » User Artwork » McDonnell Douglas Model 225 Painting

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Re: US Bomber Projects #21 and Spacecraft Projects #05
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2018, 08:51:01 am »
'a Mach 4 manned nuclear powered flying submarine'

No want of ambition there then...

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US Bomber Projects #22 preview
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:42:00 pm »

Aerospace Projects Review

And so the endless circle of life comes to an end, meaningless and grim. Why did they live, and why did they die? No reason. Two hundred million years of evolution snuffed out, for in the end Nature is horrific and teaches us nothing