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Integral Launch and Recovery Vehicle

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Yet another one I've put on Ebay:

"Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle System First Interim Technical Review Briefing, Vol. 1" Convair Division, General Dynamics Corporation, report GDC-DCB69-012, dated 29 April 1969. This report is loaded with drawings of possible vehicles, from small lifting bodies atop conventional boosters to large fully-reusable flyback boosters with advanced manend shuttle-like upper stages, The ILRV program was an immediate predecessor to the Space Shuttle program, and was nowhere near ready to come to a specific design... thus, a wide variety of concepts were studied. This copy of the report is incomplete, but presents all the illustrations.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250138333705

This one has some damned spiffy drawings of various space launch options, from the mundane to manned flyback twin-F-1-engiens flyback boosters. A number of detaield drawings of the Convair "Triamese" vehicle, which had three aerodynamically identical vehicles... two boosters, one orrbiter.
 

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Douglas IRLV! Member of the pre-shuttle trilogy, along the General Dynamics Triamese, and Lockheed Starclipper!

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Scott, please repost the document on e-bay, I was on vacation, I'll put a bid!!! Promised :p
 

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McDonnell Douglas Integral Launch and Recovery Vehicle (ILRV) documentation by McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company published in November 1969 found on NASA Technical Reports Server.

Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle System. Executive Summary Report
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700005908_1970005908.pdf

Integral Launch And Reentry Vehicle System. Vol. 1, Configuration Design and Subsystems. Bk. 1
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700005884_1970005884.pdf

Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle System. Vol. 2, Performance, Aerodynamics, Mission and Operations
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700005887_1970005887.pdf

Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle System Vol. 3, Plans, Costs, Schedules, Technologies
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700005886_1970005886.pdf

Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle System Vol. 4, One and a half stage configuration
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740077882_1974077882.pdf

Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle System. Final Oral Report
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19850069282_1985069282.pd
 

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Lockheed Integral Launch and Recovery Vehicle (ILRV) documentation by Lockheed Missile and Space Company (LMSC) published on December 22, 1969 found on NASA Technical Reports Server.

Volume I: Configuration and Definition Planning
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700022512_1970022512.pdf

Volume II: Technology Identification
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19700022513_1970022513.pdf

Still searching for the other volumes and will post when I find them.
 

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http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19740077882_1974077882.pdf

Just fixing a busted link.
 

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Convair Triamese boosters via San Diego Air and Space Museum archives posted on Flickr.
 

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FDL ILRV concept models (circa 1968). Models auctioned from Huntsville, AL. Looks like Lockheed Star Clipper with variable geometry wings. I haven't seen this version before.
 

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