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Alternatives to the NAA X-15

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The AP-76 was one of the neatest-looking of the X-15 contenders... and also the poorest performer of the bunch. Looks ain't everything.

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I've been after that brochure for ages! Item duly purchased.

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Combining several topics...

The last competitor is the Douglas Model 684.

Tommy posted a bit about it and a picture here: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3211.msg27045.html#msg27045

 

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Hi,


here is the Models of all contenders to X-15 program with Bell X-1A.
 

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Ohh, nice. It shows a resemblance to their first supersonic craft, the X-1.
 

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Hi,


here is a Model to Republic AP-76.
 

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hesham said:
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here is the Models of all contenders to X-15 program with Bell X-1A.

The NAA X-15 doesn't even look like it belongs in that picture. Looks a lot more. . .refined/futuristic than the rest of the tube-and-fin designs.
 

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sferrin said:
The NAA X-15 doesn't even look like it belongs in that picture. Looks a lot more. . .refined/futuristic than the rest of the tube-and-fin designs.


Maybe you are right my dear Sferrin.
 

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Source: http://blog.vintagedocs.com/2015/01/the-x-15-rocket-planes-that-never-were.html
 

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