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US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« on: April 09, 2006, 03:45:07 pm »
NASA-Boeing oblique-wing SST designs from the '70's
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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 10:36:25 am »
This was the first and only time I’ve seen a Republic SST proposal. Has Republic Aviation given a model number? Further information?

SOURCE: German magazine „Flug + modell-technik“ 8/1963 (page 236)

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 11:06:59 am »
The same illustration was published in :
"Supersonische Verkeersvliegtuigen" by Hugo Hooftman,in the early sixties,the Netherlands.Since then ,I'm looking for more info
about this design , but nothing was ever found.
Intrigueing are the military colours for an SST...

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 07:42:31 am »
  Hi boxkite.

  In what to page about Republic SST in this magazine?

  And what number of this magazine?

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2006, 02:26:22 pm »
Wasn't it related with the aerospaceplane studies of late '50s - eraly '60s? Some years ago Scott had a mistery aircraft on his APR site looking pretty much like this. I seem to remember that the large plane was carrying  a little one (a TSTO design?)

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006, 06:03:00 pm »
Do someone have something on some of these (Douglas 1961, lower left GD 1959, Lockheed's left 1958 and North American SST 1964 projects - later look somewhat different from XB-70-follow-on SST project)? Others are surely known for me...
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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006, 08:55:38 pm »
Well the top left one is a stretched B-58 concept that would have been powered by 4 non-afterburning J58s and cruised at Mach 2.4 as I recall.  The lower left GD design is very interesting.
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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 11:28:39 pm »
There was also a version of the top left one with just two afterburning J58s.  This picture is way too grainy for me to tell which one this is.

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2006, 12:54:42 am »
From what you are looking for, here is better drawing of Lockheed 1959 SST and its evolution.

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2006, 05:54:18 am »
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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2006, 09:08:38 am »
There was also a version of the top left one with just two afterburning J58s.  This picture is way too grainy for me to tell which one this is.

This one (the one in the picture) had the two inner nacelles on pylons while the outer two were on the wingtips much like the Bounder bomber.
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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2006, 11:57:03 am »
Scott,

I can only contribute an artwork from "Der Flieger” 7/1965. It’s the North American NAC-60.

nearly Mach 3 in more than 21,000 m
payload 16,000 kg
range 6,500 km
span 37 m
wing sweep 50°
gross weight 220,000 kg

The Lockheed design was shown in „Der Flieger“ 12/1963. No details, sorry.

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2006, 11:58:26 am »
This pictures presented two girls. (By the way, Boeing SST proposals are inside the photo too.)

Source: Spanish magazine “Flaps” No.66/1964 (Thanks to pometablava)

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2006, 12:00:50 pm »
(I said Scott, but meant Flateric - sorry).

“Early-1960s T-tailed supersonic transport proposal is captured cruising at Mach 2 by Douglas Chief Artist, R. G. Smith.” / Source: “Wings” August 2002 (pg 25)

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Re: US Supersonic Transport (SST) Program 1960-1971
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2006, 12:02:38 pm »
Also from the same “Wings” issue:

“Factory model of Douglas tri-sonic transport, circa 1961.”