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Thanks to Air21 over at What If Modelers:
Thought this design was already mentioned in an existing SPF thread, but I couldn't locate it. I'm wondering if this design originally grew out of one of the 'Model 402' studies. Also, I wonder if there was a late 1970s semi-official USAF requirement...
A few weeks ago I was reading in a book that when the Minuteman I ICBM was first deployed, SAC was looking at basing options all over the US,possibly even Alaska. It didn't go into much detail other then mentioning Alaska by name, which didn't make much sense seeing as ,yes, Alaska is RIGHT by...
Giant...V-shaped...blimp... (who said Phoenix Lights?)
Seems topical at the moment:
Lowering the High Ground: Using Near-Space Vehicles for Persistent ISR (a Thesis):
TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF LOITERING LIGHTER-THAN-AIR...
Noted in a few sources that these were the intended powerplants for the Convair KINGFISH, but I thought that the requirements put forth for the program included the use of the J58? Can anyone clear this up for me or provide a source of information on these engines?
Late in the Seventies, Fairchild-Republic studied a Next Generation Close Air Support aircraft. It would have been a two-seater, have a night-adverse weather capability, made with large use of composites and probably (judging from the design) sport a moderate supersonic speed. Weapons: GAU-8A...