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Lockheed nuclear-powered bomber project (CAMAL contender), very different from alleged designs previously shown and found in:

HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE
JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS
FIRST SESSION ON THE AIRCRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION PROGRAM
JULY 23, 1959
Printed for the use of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy
 

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Interesting & unusual design; thanks for sharing, Stargazer2006.
 

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They'd have had to have made the runway for it on the salt flats in Utah.
 

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See also :Lockheed GL-145 via the search function..
 

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CODE ONE magazine online posted this Lockheed design today. -SP


The Lockheed L-225 design concept was the company’s second look at a bomber powered by a small nuclear reactor. Although no engineering reports could be found on this design (which dates back to 1951) dozens of original drawings showing twenty-seven iterations of the basic layout were discovered. Each of the iterations shows the aircraft capable of carrying two missiles, rather than being strictly a bomber. The L-225, had it been built, would have been powered by four nuclear-fueled engines.
 

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you can really see the f-104 in this thing :p just bloated and scaled up a few times.
 

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dozens of original drawings showing twenty-seven iterations of the basic layout were discovered.

Would be great to see more, specially those armed with missiles ::)
 

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I saw in the Code One mag.page that the L-225 is 'take two' ....
Is there somewhere a 'take one' ?
 

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Look here for L-195...and zillions of amazing unbuilt projects

Mother Ships, Parasites and More: Selected USAF Strategic Bomber, XC Heavy Transport and FICON Studies, 1945-1954 (American Aerospace Archive 5)

http://retromechanix.com/category/publications/books-and-magazines/
 

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Does anyone have any info on USAF Secret Project MX-1627: Lockheed - Low Altitude Nuclear Powered Bomber Studies? -SP
 

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My dear Steve,


in this period,there is many Lockheed designs for nuclear powered bomber,but which
one ?.
 

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hesham said:
My dear Steve,


in this period,there is many Lockheed designs for nuclear powered bomber,but which
one ?.
As it's stated and/or MX-1627 specifically. -SP
 

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My dear Steve,


maybe it was L-212 or L-225 ?.


http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2012/12/the-lockheed-l-225-nuclear-pow/
 

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A long time ago, somewhere around the 1950s I ran across the Convair NX-2 and the Lockheed NX-1. At the time my experience was insufficient to take note of the reference and since then I have never been able to find a reference to the Lockheed NX-1. I know this does not identify what Steve is looking for, but it is another hint of search direction.
 

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MX-1626 = very early B-58 studies

Assuming MX-1627 is roughly contemporary, we are probably looking at L-212 and the followon L-225. L-212 is specifically described as low altitude. It has very small wings.
 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
MX-1626 = very early B-58 studies

Assuming MX-1627 is roughly contemporary, we are probably looking at L-212 and the followon L-225. L-212 is specifically described as low altitude. It has very small wings.
I'll check into it - Thanks! -SP
 

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Jos Heyman said:
A long time ago, somewhere around the 1950s I ran across the Convair NX-2 and the Lockheed NX-1. At the time my experience was insufficient to take note of the reference and since then I have never been able to find a reference to the Lockheed NX-1. I know this does not identify what Steve is looking for, but it is another hint of search direction.
Thanks for your input! -SP
 

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Hi.

Another illustration + caption of the Marietta study (and dates)

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Hi!
CL-293-64 nuclear power aircraft.(Bomber?)
Power plant ; One P&W NJ-2 320MW nuclear reactor and six-400LBS/SEC turbojet engines.

http://alternathistory.com/seans-aviatsionnoi-arkheologii-v-ofise-lockheed-martin

"Lockheed CL-293, circa 1955, powered by six turbojets engines and one 320-megawatt nuclear reactor. The plane had a total weight of 603 900 pounds (273 924 kg)."
 

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