Bell 1960 hypersonic project

hesham

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Hi,

I spoke before about this aircraft;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1804.0/highlight,hypersonic.html
and here is its drawing;
http://www.buran.ru/htm/dynasoa2.htm
 

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Just call me Ray

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Somebody's gonna bring it up so might as well be me:




Looks like AW&ST's "Blackstone" project or whatever.
 

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Just call me Ray said:
Somebody's gonna bring it up so might as well be me:

Looks like AW&ST's "Blackstone" project or whatever.


Suppose you mean "Blackstar"?

If you compare it to something from the black world, "Brilliant Buzzard" would be much closer because this one was thought to carry its second stage on top, as shown in the attached pic of the Testor plastic model.

"Blackstar" is said to carry it's second stage XOV underneath, see second pic.
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

I spoke before about this aircraft;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1804.0/highlight,hypersonic.html
and here is its drawing;
http://www.buran.ru/htm/dynasoa2.htm

A painting from Bell depicting the very same project:

index.php
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
hesham said:
Hi,

I spoke before about this aircraft;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1804.0/highlight,hypersonic.html
and here is its drawing;
http://www.buran.ru/htm/dynasoa2.htm

A painting from Bell depicting the very same project:

index.php
Ok, passenger vehicle then? (Noted the windows on the rocket-glider)

Randy
 

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Ahh, yes... The "good-old-days" of actually walking out onto the ramp to board your flight... ;D

Thanks
Randy
 

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RanulfC said:
Ahh, yes... The "good-old-days" of actually walking out onto the ramp to board your flight... ;D

Thanks
Randy
I see a boarding tunnel aft...
 

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XB-70 Guy said:
RanulfC said:
Ahh, yes... The "good-old-days" of actually walking out onto the ramp to board your flight... ;D

Thanks
Randy
I see a boarding tunnel aft...
For the Two-stage bird yes, I know from experiance that walking up a BOARDING ladder that high wouldn't be a 'fun' experiance for passengers ;D

Randy
 

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Having nearly tumbled down boarding ladders on regional jets multiple times (too much carry on luggage), I agree.
 

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