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Goodyear "Convoplane"

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It is 1959. I posted that pic some time ago here:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,2140.75.html

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Your pic comes from Air Progress 1969, mine's from Mecánica Popular October 1959.
 

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In an obscure Soviet (yes) publication of late '60s, translated by the US Government translation service and published in an similarly obscure US publication http://www.springerlink.com/content/t8827m6222586453/ there is this note: "Goodyear pushing MMRBM transporter, Aviation Weekly, Space Technology, 7_6, 7, 92-97 (1962) ". Problem is that I have consulted the AW&ST collection, but there ain't anything in that issue. The Convoplane could be what Goodyear thought of using riding around the MMRBM.
 

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Artist's concept and diagram of Goodyear Aircraft Company Convoplane circa 1959.

The Convoplane can be designed as a small, light plane for reconnaissance or it can be built larger to transport material.

Source: "'Helicopter Plane' Has Wing Louvers" Popular Mechanics February 1959 page 139.
 

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