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CX-HLS (Cargo Experimental, Heavy Logistic Support) designs & derivatives

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I found and cropped this picture of Douglas D-920 mock up under construction
(Source: https://www.google.com.au/search?client=ms-opera-mobile&channel=new&espv=1&biw=360&bih=311&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=nhrtWt3BGobR0gSW1Kj4Dg&q=LeFanaDelAviationMag+on+Twitter:+Douglas+CX-HLS&oq=LeFanaDelAviationMag+on+Twitter:+Douglas+CX-HLS&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.3...15229.58439..59452...0....396.3935.0j3j14j1......0....1.o%2FOWeqawq6s%3D#imgrc=8-lkMi1MQYr6HM:)

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Douglas C5A model

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-DOUGLAS-C-5A-CX-HLS-USAF-MODEL-PLANE-W-STAND/282957743760?hash=item41e1988690:g:dMIAAOSwQRla8eo8
 

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Lockheed CX-HLS six engined concept of 1964;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19640511/37/2
 

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Pioneer said:
I found and cropped this picture of Douglas D-920 mock up under construction
(Source: https://www.google.com.au/search?client=ms-opera-mobile&channel=new&espv=1&biw=360&bih=311&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=nhrtWt3BGobR0gSW1Kj4Dg&q=LeFanaDelAviationMag+on+Twitter:+Douglas+CX-HLS&oq=LeFanaDelAviationMag+on+Twitter:+Douglas+CX-HLS&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-img.3...15229.58439..59452...0....396.3935.0j3j14j1......0....1.o%2FOWeqawq6s%3D#imgrc=8-lkMi1MQYr6HM:)

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clearer image form the same source
 

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DOUGLAS C-5A CX-HLS USAF MODEL

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pometablava said:
Giants of the Sky by Bill Gunston
ISBN 1-85260-258-9

LOCKHEED MARTIN C-5 GALAXY: WarbirdTech 36


In 1960 the USAF launched Project Forecast which called for the world's biggest logistic transport, the CX-4, in the 600,000 lb category. It should be a jet. The only study I know comes from Douglas but I have no details about its Model Number. I guess that Boeing and Lockheed carried out its own designs.

With all the data generated under CX-4 study, the USAF launched an specification for a CX-HLS aircraft. The winner was Lockheed (C-5 Galaxy)

Douglas submitted several designs: Model D-890, D-895, D-900. According to "Giants of the Sky", the definitive design was D-916 while D-920 was the submission for the Wardbirdtech volume.

I have included to this post the D-920.

The last scan is Boeing C-5A from Giants of the Sky. Anybody knows Boeing's model number for it?

A clearer and larger view;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19631021/17/2
 

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I agree with scott opinion about full-scale mockups. The SST produced three of them (2707-200, 2707-300, and L-2000). The first vanished without a trace. The second only saved its nose, and after 40 years spent travelling across the United States. As for the L-2000, the FAA took it from Lockheed and used it for SST passenger evacuations, and then it was scrapped. A pity, really.

The Shuttle full size mockup survived only because the Shuttle kept evolving over the years and decades, and Rockwell had to keep up with the changes brought by NASA.
 

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Just found this snippet of information in the book The C-5A Galaxy Scandal: A $5 Billion Boondoggle by the Military Industrial Complex by Berkeley Rice

(P.S. I hope this info hasn't already been denoted :eek:)




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Unbelievable. 200 000 pages, 5 months to read them, and then Lockheed managed to fool the U.S generals. :eek:
 

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Oh, found this information from The C-5A Galaxy Scandal: A $5 Billion Boondoggle by the Military Industrial Complex by Berkeley Rice very interesting!

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Hello!

Interesting official image of the GL-194-12 I found on the front of an Aerospace Projects Review Catalog.

http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/catalog/adoc28.jpg
 

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SorenThePilot said:
Interesting official image of the GL-194-12 I found on the front of an Aerospace Projects Review Catalog.

http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/catalog/adoc28.jpg

Welcome aboard at first,and nice find.
 

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Similar drawings are elsewhere in this thread but thought I'd include it.
 

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