Ummm....But how do you think about NACA report, 1/17 gust tunnel test model?windswords said:I didn't realize there was an entry for the XBDR under Missile Projects. I should have used the search feature. :-[
However the manned version is a "whole 'nother kettle of fish". Was this a serious consideration or just the fantasy musings of a designer? It would seem just a fantasy to me because by putting a man in the machine you reduce it's range, payload, and general performance.
Excellent Robin!! Of course final goal may be a drone.robunos said:Perhaps the manned version was purely for development?
After all, this programme was going to be integrating three advanced technologies into one system, jet engines, tailless aerodynamics, and remote TV guidance. Having a manned version would allow you to perfect the first two, without relying on the third, which could be developed separately in a test-bed aircraft...
Further to Clioman's earlier post from the same source and location are some scans of the XBDR-1 Mock Up.Clioman said:These might be of interest. The source is "XBDR-1 Mock Up," Interstate Aircraft & Engineering Corp. Rpt No. W 272. The document is not dated, but the photos are dated "11-19-43." Sorry for the poor quality -- it's a photocopy from an original located at NARA, file 72-AC-1B.