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HIMAT and the other AFTI Projects

Jeb

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Really makes you wonder what combat aviation would look like if stealth had never been "discovered".
 

hesham

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From L+K 3/1984,

please note the upper one.
 

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Squidly Doom

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Nice!
I just can't understand how most of the HiMat designs would have adequate pitch control? They're laid out like canard-deltas but they use a higher aspect ratio wing, it seems like the elevons wouldn't have as much leverage as they would on something like a Gripen or Rafale?
 

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One more find in the Paul H. Minert Collection. This was scanned from the February 8, 1985 issue of Newsreview, Andrews AFB - a newspaper for the Air Force Systems Command.


AEDC STOL Test.jpg
 

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Three (Fairchild-) Republic Aviation AFTI & Advanced Concept Aircraft paintings, which I have never seen before. :eek::cool:
I found them at the Cradle of Aviation Museum web archive.
Some more wind tunnel pictures can be found there, too.
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If this is the wrong topic or these pictures have been posted before, please let me know.
 
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