F-15 SMTD and alternatives

overscan (PaulMM)

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Found these in a TsAGI bulletin, possible reference to source. Anyone know more?

Possible source: Interavia Aerospace Review, 1986, v41, VII, N7, p791-792
 

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F-18 SMTD WINDTUNNEL MODEL, Courtesy by Matej Furda
 

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And second is F-16TVC proposed as alternative to F-15.
Source: AWST 1982

Yups. I didnt see that overscan mention F-16XL. This is (yet) unknown to me. But in 80s allmost every drawing of a new plane had a 2D thrust vectoring same like these.
 

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F-15 & F-16 with TVC nozzles from NASA Glenn Center image site
 

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Flight Archive

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1983/1983%20-%202196.html
 

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Better quality version from Flateric's post at Reply#3

Source:

Supersonic Fighter Development. Roy Braybrook. Ed Haynes. 1987 ISBN 0-85429-582-8
 

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Found a german article on the STOL Technology and Maneuvering Test Bed with concept drawing of 3 different industry proposals: F-18, F-16XL and F-15
The art for the F-18 variant is extremely similar to the one overscan uploaded in the first post of the topic. But BillRo also posted the exact same art in much better quality in this other thread. Maybe the two threads should be merged.
 

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Still makes me giggle that they took the entire tailplane from an F18 to use as the canards on the SMTD...

And I have such a soft spot for the SMTD from Day of the Cheetah!
 
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