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Boeing Model 869: VG Mohawk replacement

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I have just found a copy I made of a picture on the old Aerospace Projects Review site of a Boeing swing wing aircraft looking like a Grumman Mohawk but flatter. Confusingly there is a side view drawing in Internavia from about 1962 showing a Republic (I think) vstol pair, one of which is like the early AVS design and the other like the Mohawk. I must try and find this as I think it is a miscaption of a Boeing handout rather than Republic.

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This sounds highly intriguing.
Hope we will see the results of your search ;D

Success!
 

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lark said:
Hope we will see the results of your search

I have six designs from that effort, thought not that *precise* design. Ranged from dull turboprop to something that looks like the bastard offspring of a Mohawk and an F-111.

If *only* someone would subscribe to APR, I'd find it in my heart to scan & post....

http://www.up-ship.com/eAPR/index.htm

Ahem. Ahem.
 

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Orionblamblam said:
lark said:
Hope we will see the results of your search

I have six designs from that effort, thought not that *precise* design. Ranged from dull turboprop to something that looks like the bastard offspring of a Mohawk and an F-111.

If *only* someone would subscribe to APR, I'd find it in my heart to scan & post....

http://www.up-ship.com/eAPR/index.htm

Ahem. Ahem.

Hell if you'd scan and post all your Pluto/SLAM stuff I'd buy it today. ;D (Like you did with the B-1, Snark, Saturn, etc.)
 

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APR subs

Do you take Paypal?

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At long last, a new APR subscriber signed up (yay. all the way up to 32 now... :mad: ). So, as promised, here's some stuff:
 

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pometablava said:
subscribed tonight...

Indeed so. As a reward (as if APR wasn't reward enough):
 

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Hi,

In Aerofiles site they spoke about Boeing-837 as rumored swing-wing
close-air support project for the Army to replace Mohawk.
 

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Had these sitting quietly in my hard drive...
 

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Interesting find gents!

But this VG-wing design seemed very complicated = expensive for such basic role in which it was to have served!


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In the context of 1960 I think VG was thought of as a universal panacea, the cost/benefit analysis not yet clear.
 

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And yet look at how progressive was the thinking of the U.S. Army in the early 1960's. A far cry from the convention of today.
 

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Its been a while since anyone posted here. I am still interested in a three view of the swing wing version and also what other proposals were made?
 

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Based on the model photos and comparison with the other designs of this series,
source grade 2. Anybody who has the full designation ?

(Corrected, thanks Sundog ! ;) )
 

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That looks great. There is one slight error with the multi-views; in the bottom view, the wing tip should be clipping out the stabilizer, since the stabilizer is higher than the wing. Just saying. Nice work. :)
 

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It sort of reminds me of the Spector Gunship on the Command and Conquer Generals PC Game ::)
 
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