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Convair NX2 CAMAL Nuclear Bomber

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Read the article from the link and you will find its written by the illustrator Gordon C. Davies for the Eagle comic, and is purely speculative.
 

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Orionblamblam said:
Is that a subtle hint? My copy of this illustration is quite a bit bigger and entirely legible. I can dig it up if interested.
It was not! Of course it would be very interesting to see a blown-up quality version of this image, thanks.
 

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hesham said:
As in Flightglobal,here is a same artist drawing to a hypothetically,how the NX-2
would be looking.

OK my dears,I explained it already,"hypothetically" or speculative design.
 

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Big THX to Scott and Skyblazer for scann


interesting is there no HEF but JP-4 fuel who serve as Radiation Shield for crew
 

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Orionblamblam said:
A clearer version of the illustration. Larger version available here.
Splendid!! Thank you so much for sharing this great document.
I'm removing my "temporary" image right away!
 

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XMA-1 engine specification may be as follows.
1.One nuclear reactor with two X211(J87) turbo machinary.
2.Overall length : 13m
3.Each X211 air intake diameter : 1.4m
4.Each X211 exhaust nozzle diameter : 2.0m
5.Total compression ratio : 14
6.X211 turbine inlet temperature : 1800°F(982°C)
7. Thrust : 12.3ton(With after burning : 15.7ton(34,613lbs))
Source : 未完の計画機(Unfinished planned aircraft), Ikaros publication, ISBN978-4-8022-0014-1, 2015

General Electric Direct-Air-Cycle Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion Program
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,20764.msg204242.html#msg204242

XMA-1 drawing and picture.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20764.0;attach=206541;image
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20764.0;attach=206543;image

NX-2(Model 54) with two XMA-1 engines.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=134.0;attach=538197;image
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=134.0;attach=206589;image
 

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Perhaps these picture shows NX-2 alternate design with P&W indirect cycle nuclear turbojet engine.
I can see nuclear reactor at middle of the rear fuselage in the second picture.
Do I make a mistake? ;D
 

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Hi! XNJ140 engine.
XNJ140 was a nuclear engine with single X211 turbo machinary.
XNJ140 was a nuclear/chemical hybrid engine.
Perhaps XNJ140 thrust by only nuclear reactor is almost same as XMA-1 engine, nevertheless using only one X211 turbo machinary. :eek:
(Or XMA-1 Engine thrust estimation ; "12.3ton(With after burning : 15.7ton(34,613lbs))" is too large?)
XNJ140 cutaway drawing.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20764.0;attach=206539;image
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=20764.0;attach=206545;image
 

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Hi! NX-2 with XNJ140 engine.
Three XNJ140E’s to provide cruise propulsion; but for takeoff, two additional chemically fueled turbojets were provided in underwing pods.
 

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What is this? Designed plane NX-227E 2-1?

http://www.hitechweb.genezis.eu/pohon1a.htm

"In October 1959 Convair received permission to establish two pilot studies of developmental subsonic aircraft that would be able to virtually test different types of powerplants with direct and indirect cycle. Designed plane NX-227E 2-1 was in many ways similar to the original model 54 bomber from the program CAMAL. Where the drive system XMA-1 should be installed, only one unit, two of the three XNJ140 using a reactor with indirect bypass NJ-18A operated by only two of the four power operated.(??) Power loss especially at the start and landing be offset by six additional jet engines for Pratt & Whitney J75 chemical fuel under the wings. With a length of 40.9 meters and 21.9 span metro fully loaded plane weighed 260 tons and it also covers the use of reduced drive. Spared the mass was compensated by pumping large quantities of chemical fuel. "

Is this Convair's WS-125 proposal?
 

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It's also NX-2,from Convair,

please mention the source;

http://www.strange-mecha.com/aircraft/APA/APA.html
 

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Thanks a lot. But your source is little strange? ;D

This top one is Lockheed design GL 232 of 1958 which was planed to use Pratt & Whitney indirect-type engine which was never finallized. This design lost out to the Convair design what was called the CAMAL « Continuously Airborne Missile Launcher » competition

http://modelarchives.free.fr/archives_P/Aplane/Aplane_tech.html
 

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