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?
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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,

I can't Id this Langley Hypersonic aircraft project,note
it has a rear wing and double delta-wing.
Hi! Sorry to necropost, but does anyone have any idea on how to retrieve information about the source of this image?
I'm specifically interested in learning more about the wind tunnel/scale model (?) partly visible below the main image, the one with the big canards.
 
Yes. Because I'd like to take a closer look to see if it's a XB-70 variant, since the nose seems slightly different.
 
Yes. Because I'd like to take a closer look to see if it's a XB-70 variant, since the nose seems slightly different.

The problem is,it was from old book about NASA,and more important thing,
the book is not in PDF form ?.
 
Thanks Hesham. I guess I'll just have to keep an eye open and see if I can find it reprinted somewhere else then.
 
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