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Anybody ever hear of this project?

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http://scitation.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&id=APCPCS000361000001000555000001&idtype=cvips&gifs=yes
 

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I believe I've seen that paper. if it's the one I'm thinking of, the TAV design was shown as only a very crudely sketched "powerpoint" sort of configuration.
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
Well that sucks. Intersting concept, nonetheless.

If I remember well, Russians proposed something quite similiar using Tupolev Tu-180, some years ago.
 

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Update: found my copy of the paper. And lo and behold, my memory was wrong. This is not an unusual occurance... but what *was* unusual was the *direction* of my wrongness. Typically I remember drawings as being better than they actually were. But this time, the drawing (actually, drawingS, plural) was substantially better than memory.

Update: added drawings here (in the Space Projects section where they belong as opposed to The Bar):
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7122.0.html
 

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