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To reply no. 55 by Aerofranz, I misidentified the illustration's top sensor carrier as the Bell SeaPig. It's actually the SeaKat, still from Bell Aerospace. I apologize for the error. Attached are a couple views of a SeaKat factory model. I would be grateful for any info about this little-known...
I photographed this years ago at the Paris air Show but I never found any other reference to it (like designation, specs, 3 views....) I dimmly remember a reference to the cargo bay being kept in the design and could be used as bomb or torpedo(!!!) bay ....
any info ?
Some Bell Numbers:
Ducted Fan Designs (Jay Miller's The X-Planes X-1 to X-31. Revised Edition)
D-181: 4 duct
D-182A: twin duct testbed
D-182C: twin duct testbed
D-190: Air Rescue design based on D-181/182 research (1959)
D-190/C-130: It was to be fitted under a specially modified C-130 launch...
Some interesting Bell and VT designs came out in the 1960's, I dare say not that practicable. However it is interesting to see how the defense industry saw the future, very often the future we describe, ends up the future we have.