General Dynamics/Convair hypersonic transport designs

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1). 1966 project
2). 1985 project
 

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Actually, they're *both* from '66. Same study produced both designs, and a few others.
 

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Hi,

I can't Id this Langley Hypersonic aircraft project,note
it has a rear wing and double delta-wing.
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

I can't Id this Langley Hypersonic aircraft project,note
it has a rear wing and double delta-wing.

Unfortunately, the first person I would think of posing this question to, Jim Penland, just recently passed away. Do you have a reference from where this came?
 

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yes, Scott is right, this is GD Convair hypersonic transport from 1966 (one of two final interations)
http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19720065553

correction: well, now seems that not quite the same...WT model has double delta wing...
 

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Scott, WT model in first post has double delta AND horizontal tail
plus engine nacelles seems to be under wings...so mystery stays on
 

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Thank you my dears Scott (Orionblamblam),Flateric and DSE,

for the source,it was from a small book about NASA.

For my dear Flateric,I think you are right,the chapter
talk about the period from 1958 to 1967,and it look like
your Convair design,very close.
 

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Hi. The B&W "Press" illustration is currently for sale on the bay (item# 280994667017) with the following caption. "APR 7 1966 Convair Designs Hypersonic Aircraft Studies are under way of two hydrogen- fueled, hypersonic aircraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration by Convair division of General Dynamics. One design, top, has delta wings mounted on a circular-type fuselage. The second design features double delta wings blended into the fuselage as an integral part of it. Such a lane could carry 200 passengers about ***** miles nonstop"
Image is numbered "94048" and rated as "UNCLASSIFIED" (of course) in the Convair referencing system.
 

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flateric said:
1). 1966 project
2). 1985 project

The 1985 project is from much earlier. It appears, if I recall correctly, in the Don Dwiggins book The SST: Here It Comes, Ready Or Not. They might have envisioned it flying in 1985, but it was from the '60s.
 

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flateric said:
1). 1966 project


Hi,


a clearer view to General Dynamics Hypersonic aircraft.
 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Convair-Hypersonic-Orbital-Bomber-Concept-4x6-Postcard-/201308861573?&_trksid=p2056016.m2518.l4276
 

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Hi,

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19700622/26/2
 

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hesham said:
Hi,

I can't Id this Langley Hypersonic aircraft project,note
it has a rear wing and double delta-wing.

From NASA LARC report.
 

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Hi!
 

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