Grumman VTOL/VSTOL/STOL Projects

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... several quite different from Grumman !
 

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Grumman Typ B.

The Aircraft Carrier it is also a very interesting design but designation is unknown for me. I don't know if it is a real design of just art.
 

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Grummann 1993 supersonic fan-in-wing VTOL fighter (Design 870)
 

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1. Grumman Remote Augmented Lift System aircraft proposal
 

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Hi,

what was this aircraft project which was look like a big strike
fighter ?.
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1982/1982%20-%202028.html
 

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Hesham,

I have this drawing on Page 80 "Aircraft 2000. The Future of Aerospace Technology" Bill Sweetman. Ed Hamlyn 1984. ISBN 0 600 34726 5.
It is identified as an Advanced Tactical Fighter proposal from Grumman.

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Antonio
 

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People may know what I'm talking about, or maybe not, but either way I remember these pocket-sized books about worldwide military equipment and OOBs. Can't remember the title, for some reason I want to say they're associated with Jane's but published separately. Anyway, I remember that illustration in one of the books, where it was mentioned that "future aircraft may have weapons bays on top of the fuselage to minimize their radar profile," implying that it is indeed a stealthy strike fighter (although with a potentially weird bomb delivery profile, for sure!)
 

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It may have been from a late-1970s, early 1980s Grumman calendar.
 

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Surely not the same project as in the first post, but the tread fit's quite nice !

Found that on a CHinese site with photos of the EAP ... and in front of it above this red-thing is hangig !

http://www.fyjs.cn/bbs/htm_data/27/1110/614377.html

Any idea ??

Thanks in advance,
Deino
 

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I think I've seen it in a Bill Gunston book, maybe "Future Fighters".
 

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...Confirmed on the concept being from Grumman. I've also seen the illo in question in both Air Farce and AvLeak, circa 1980-1981 IIRC. General commentary about the design contained the usual complaint about top-launched weaponry:

"If it's bottom-launched, all you have to worry about is that you've at least hit *an* enemy target when the propellents fail. With a top-launched weapon, if the propellant fails, it'll still hit a target, but it damn sure won't be an enemy one!"
 

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Also from my dear Scott;


here is the Grumman two seat lift-fan VTOL jet aircraft artwork,my dear Scott suggested
it was a ground support aircraft.


http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=22914
 

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