CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Apr 2, 2006
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Hi,P.1240 Stealth ASTOVL 1 x vectored thrust reverse engine installation * 1987 Swept wing with tip fins
These were very minimal 'quick looks' at things like how to put in a backwards engine etc. One of them says 'as seen on Tomorrow's World'; apparently a manager saw the episode and asked for a drawing.From the above source
"The P1237 was another RALS concept while the P1240 was a semi-stealth design with a reverse-flow Pegasus engine and dorsal intakes. A centreline mounted ‘clang box’ exhausted the core flow for vertical flight while the fan exhausted aft through two vectoring nozzles in the wing roots. In wing-borne flight the core flow was directed through an afterburning rear nozzle. It also featured a butterfly tail, highly swept wing with tip-mounted fins and internal weapons carriage.
Stealth also led to internal weapons carriage being used on the RALS equipped P1241, which featured a delta wing and inward canted fins aft of the dorsal intakes. Both projects featured a blended wing/body layout with large wing root extensions to enhance maneuverability."
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