SCIF-IIflateric said:Horribly, horribly mutated HiMAT configuration from
NASA Technical Paper 1427
Aerodynamic Characteristics at Mach Numbers of 1.5, 1.8, and 2.0 of a Blended Wing-Body Configuration With and Without Integral Canards
Could the doors be for a parachute recovery system? -SPSundog said:That F-R AFT Concept is cool. I would like to know what the large doors in the center of the top of the fuselage are for; A lift fan? A weapons bay?
This is by no means the AFTI project that was published elsewhere (http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/Themes/Aero79_smf11RC3/images/post/xx.gif).Sundog said:That F-R AFT Concept is cool.
Interesting, but it might be generic artwork?Mark Nankivil said:Greetings All -
Artwork for an AFTI configuration by Rockwell. Found this in a brochure about the P&W F100 engine. Not too sure what LAAD means though....
Enjoy the Day! Mark
Fairchild Republic Advanced Fighter Technology Integrator (AFTI)-Phase 1 Program Review
A study was made of desirable advanced fighter technologies for integration into a demonstrator aircraft which would be used to evaluate combat effectiveness. The demonstrator aircraft configuration development is traced, and its physical and performance characteristics are summarized. The technologies incorporated are described and their performance characteristics and benefits are discussed and substantiated by applicable wind tunnel or manned simulation results. Key technologies include: advanced aerodynamic configuration, advanced structural concepts; integrated maneuvering nozzle, variable incidence outer wing panel, variable camber, chin fin, multi-mode digital fly-by-wire control system, integrated fire fire control system, and high acceleration crew station.
A small warning about papers purchased and downloaded from the SAE... they only work on the computer that downloads 'em. I use a netbook for surfing and other computers (unlinked to the internet) for work, and found that an SAE paper I paid good money for simply would not open on any other computer. It's some form of password protection to keep people from passing the $22 SAE papers around, I guess. Since my netbook isn't connected to the printer, I can't even print the fargin' thing.overscan said:Gordon Rosenthal, who designed various AFTI configurations for Fairchild including the crazy wingless one, wrote an article available from SAE: