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B-70 Aircraft Study Final Report

Rosdivan

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I hadn't seen this posted here before and so I thought I'd post it for the benefit of anyone who hadn't seen it before.

Volume I
Volume II
Volume III
Volume IV

Not having the benefit of an education in aerospace, what is the meaning of the V Limit Design and V Max Design lines on the first envelope chart?
 

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V Max should be the maximum speed allowed by the design of the airplane in operative conditions (fuel and weapons load, etc)
V Limit should be the max speed allowed by the structure, beyond which the airplane starts to suffer structural damage (break-up...). The two lines are very close, so the RS-70 would have been a really stretched design.
 

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Rosdivan, many thanks for these very interesting (and also unseen) documents.
These ones really makes "everything you want to know about B 70 and never dare to ask it".... ;)
 
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