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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2009, 08:58:34 am »
Greetings All -

Some nice artwork of the NAA proposal that my friend Duncan Curtis received from a former NAA Engineer.

Enjoy the Day! Mark

Thanks for posting !!! ... and You realy made my day. :D

Even if the F-15 is not an ugly plane ... the NAA F-X proposal would have been a real beauty.   :-*

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2009, 10:10:13 pm »
Greetings All -

Some nice artwork of the NAA proposal that my friend Duncan Curtis received from a former NAA Engineer.

Enjoy the Day! Mark

Great picture, and they really show the folding ventral fins to advantage. Which raises the question did these fins come before or after the redesign in the NA-335? "American Secret Projects: Fighters and Interceptors" date stamps the folding ventral fin NA-335 as crica June 1969. Then there are the internal arangments NA-335 picture that shows a longer tail contected to a small tail sting between the engines and conventional short ventral fins.
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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2009, 12:44:11 am »
Given the similarity of the NAA FX wing to that of the early Su-27, I wonder if it would have suffered the same problems as the T-10? The T-10 showed excellent wind tunnel performance but the crescent wing had severe issues with vortex-induced buffeting above 10 deg AOA during testing and had to undergo major surgery.
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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2009, 01:02:49 am »
Given the similarity of the NAA FX wing to that of the early Su-27, I wonder if it would have suffered the same problems as the T-10? The T-10 showed excellent wind tunnel performance but the crescent wing had severe issues with vortex-induced buffeting above 10 deg AOA during testing and had to undergo major surgery.

A good and valid point!

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2009, 01:08:55 am »
Greetings All -

Some nice artwork of the NAA proposal that my friend Duncan Curtis received from a former NAA Engineer.

Enjoy the Day! Mark

Great picture, and they really show the folding ventral fins to advantage. Which raises the question did these fins come before or after the redesign in the NA-335? "American Secret Projects: Fighters and Interceptors" date stamps the folding ventral fin NA-335 as crica June 1969. Then there are the internal arangments NA-335 picture that shows a longer tail contected to a small tail sting between the engines and conventional short ventral fins.

Its difficult to make a definitive conclusion. Craig Kaston supplied the June 1969 drawing and the artist's impression opposite page. They are clearly the same design, which has strakes on the nose below the windscreen (I only noticed them just now!)  folding enlarged ventral fins, leading edge flaps, and an air scoop at the base of the fin. Mark's artwork is the same, as is the artist's impression I posted. I would guess this is the final revision, because things like the nose strakes and the air scoop are the kind of details added to a design as it is refined.
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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2009, 03:57:20 am »
Sentinel Chicken,

Did you ever finish the artwork of the North American FX proposal?
Please let me know where to find it

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2009, 02:07:25 am »
I second this question???????

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2009, 02:12:30 am »
He did, because I have a copy in my possession waiting to be framed.
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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #23 on: December 08, 2009, 07:31:58 am »
and......
where can we find it?

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2009, 02:13:36 pm »
and......
where can we find it?

The link in his sig, which leads to Sentinel Chickens Forums. You'll have to get an account there first. Then you should be able to contact him to purchase the NAA FX print.

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2009, 09:33:17 pm »
What might be easier is if you could just PM me via the Secret Projects forum messaging system. We've had to shut down new registrations on our forum due to a spambot attack. Once I get a good idea of who's interested, I'll know how much I'll need to get from my printer as I do them "on demand" to avoid holding too much stock here at home.

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2010, 04:58:05 pm »
found in paper on inlets science, in F-15 chapter
another NAA design iteration?
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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #27 on: February 05, 2010, 12:38:41 am »
Looks fairly generic, really.
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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2010, 12:27:37 pm »


Mmmmmm-hmmmm. It's looking good. Stay tuned!

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Re: North American Rockwell NA-335 fighter project (to USAF FX requirement)
« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2010, 02:49:58 pm »


Mmmmmm-hmmmm. It's looking good. Stay tuned!


Ohhhh YES, YES, YES ... finally !!!

But to admit I can't wait to see one in the latest mod-Eagle scheme.

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