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B-70 supersonic cruise follow-on

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Browsing in the NASA technical reports I found a score of wind-tunnel tests regarding a supersonic cruise bomber that seems linked to some unknown B-70 follow on specification from late '50s (report is from 1961). Some photographic reproductions of the models are practically unviewable, but there are some designs. One is clearly derived from the XB-70 shape, other (one posted here) are different. Hope someone has more infos.
 

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This is the design more similar to the B-70. Differences are clear, however
 

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Hi Skybolt. If possible, please include details of the NASA report you found it in, it will help others help you finding more info.

Regarding NASA technical reports, research isn't always for a particular program,so it helps to know for example if it was a joint study with a particular company rather than a NASA-only study.
 

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Yep:
"An exploratory investigation at Mach numbers of 2.50 and 2.87 of a canard bomber-type configuration designed fro supersonic cruise flight" RM L58B28 dated April 15th 1958 classified as confidential

"Low speed investigation of effects of vertical tails on the static stability characteristics of a canard-bomber configuration having a very thin wing and slender elliptical fuselage" NASA TM X-436 dated January 1961 classified as secret.
 

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Do you consider it possible that the B-70 follow-on could be plausible explanation for the alleged "Brilliant Buzzard" mothership and the alleged mothership for the rumored "Blackstar" spaceplane? It'd be surprising if the unfinished 3rd XB-70 was rebuilt into a mothership for hypersonic experimental aircraft.
 

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Yep:
"An exploratory investigation at Mach numbers of 2.50 and 2.87 of a canard bomber-type configuration designed fro supersonic cruise flight" RM L58B28 dated April 15th 1958 classified as confidential


"Low speed investigation of effects of vertical tails on the static stability characteristics of a canard-bomber configuration having a very thin wing and slender elliptical fuselage" NASA TM X-436 dated January 1961 classified as secret.


Both seem to be generic NASA research configurations rather than company designs.
 

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