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On my blog I have the occasional contest where I post a drawing or drawing fragment and ask "what is this vehicle." The first commenter to correctly ID the vehicle gets free downloads of the various aerosapce documents & drawings or Aerospace Projects Review. Each contest is different in terms of duration and award value.

This is the latest contest...
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3008
 

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I love the idea behind such contests... but when the projects are not specifically associated with one particular manufacturer and the design is so linear and bland, it's really too difficult to find out!
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
I love the idea behind such contests... but when the projects are not specifically associated with one particular manufacturer and the design is so linear and bland, it's really too difficult to find out!

This was the first one from NASA, not a recognized manufacturer... and as you can see from the *other* designs in the earlier contests, they're rarely linear and bland. The next one up - which I actually do expect someone to get (at least to nailing nown the manufacturer and concept), is about as non-linear and bland as you can get.
 

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"ID this vehicle" contest: Big Money

And a second one: http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3111

This one is a bit different, in that I *don't* know what the vehicle is. But if you do and can back up your claim... $150.


Feel free to post the link to the contest elsewhere. I *really* want to knwo what this is.
 

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While i don't know what this is, please allow me to throw my two cubits into this matter. Enjoy!

Moonbat

PS Patrick Flannery put this link on Scott's blog. Doesn't say much but it's a small clue: http://www.collectspace.com/images/superior/x15model.html
 

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Re: "ID this vehicle" contest: Big Money

Orionblamblam said:
And a second one: http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3111

This one is a bit different, in that I *don't* know what the vehicle is. But if you do and can back up your claim... $150.


Feel free to post the link to the contest elsewhere. I *really* want to knwo what this is.

'Manned Upper Stage Reusable Payload' from here, is the closest I've seen:

http://crgis.ndc.nasa.gov/historic/1251_Models_M-P#Murp_-_Manned_Upper_Stage_Reusable_Payload

Slight variations over several years, some appear to have swinging wings...
 

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Could it be the NAA 1962 hypersonic research aircraft proposal?
 

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Just another drawing, I think from one of Penland's files.
(The Convair 1962 & Lockheed 1968 are also unknown to me)
 

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Nice! Think the Convair might be related to their Aerospaceplane proposal
 

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The Convair shape looks similar to one of the the SDASM pictures that was posted in a separate thread recently.
 

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Re: "ID this vehicle" contest: Big Money

Orionblamblam said:
This one is a bit different, in that I *don't* know what the vehicle is.

"X-15" Prototype Model
An awesome black/white painted wooden North American Aviation prototype contractor's model that separates horizontally to show the air intake scoops and the interior fuel tanks. Note the duck-billed nose and the angled elevators. The model is painted in U.S. Air Force colors and stands on five wheels. There are slight faults, but this model is both striking and probably unique. It appears to be a variation of the NACA Ames Mach 10 Technology Demonstrator as illustrated in the 1987 book The Hypersonic Revolution offered in the High Altitude section of this catalog.
 
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