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US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« on: May 10, 2010, 05:57:29 am »
Hi,

From Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-1978,the Rockwell International
study ARPV [Advanced Remotely Piloted Vehicle] for US Air Force and US
Army.

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Re: US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 03:13:44 pm »
This is from Jane's Pocket Book of Remotely Piloted Vehicles, edited by John Taylor (1977):
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Re: US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 03:15:00 pm »
And here's the accompanying text:

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Re: US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 03:38:04 pm »
And here's the accompanying text:

The Northrop vehicle is pictured here:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7659.0/highlight,northrop+rpv.html

And eventually evolved into TSSAM!

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Re: US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 06:27:46 pm »
Rockwell International's design for an advanced RPV was presented to USAF in the form of a reduced model with see-through panels for display. The company's design concept vehicle was to be primarily ground-launched, using simplified conventional tricycle landing gear. Takeoff gross weight of about 7,500 lb. included payload of 2,000 lb. A single General Electric J85-GE-4A turbojet engine was to be mounted in a nacelle on top of the vehicle's aft body section.

Here is a picture taken from Aviation Week & Space Technology dated February 6, 1978, illustrating the article "Remotely Piloted Vehicle Effort Pressed", from which I also retrieved most of the above information.


Northrop's proposal for the ARPV program can be found in the following link, along with additional information:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,12178.0

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Re: US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 06:59:40 am »
Hi,


here is a Rockwell RPV conceptv of 1977.


http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a077475.pdf

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Re: US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 08:11:55 am »
Nice findings hesham,thanks a lot.


     best regards


     Pedro

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Re: US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 07:19:55 am »
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