Lockheed L-153 variants

Justo Miranda

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2007
Messages
5,168
Reaction score
4,339
Website
www.amazon.com
I found some drawings
 

Attachments

  • L153.jpg
    L153.jpg
    164.1 KB · Views: 1,464
  • L153a.jpg
    L153a.jpg
    169.3 KB · Views: 1,430
  • L153b.jpg
    L153b.jpg
    173.5 KB · Views: 1,409

The Artist

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2009
Messages
638
Reaction score
291
I found these in Airpower, Volume 11, No 2, March 1981

Mike
 

Attachments

  • L-153 studies 2.jpg
    L-153 studies 2.jpg
    160 KB · Views: 127
  • L-153 studies 1.jpg
    L-153 studies 1.jpg
    173.5 KB · Views: 144
  • L-153 Series Armament Drawing.jpg
    L-153 Series Armament Drawing.jpg
    156.8 KB · Views: 125
  • L-153 Engine layout drawing.jpg
    L-153 Engine layout drawing.jpg
    132.8 KB · Views: 980
  • L-153 cut-away drawing.jpg
    L-153 cut-away drawing.jpg
    135.2 KB · Views: 1,047

airman

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Messages
1,299
Reaction score
150
Website
zeef.com
Cool ! B)
First image of L-153 remind me projects of series P.1110 of Messerschmitt @ the end of war wwII
 

JazzTime

ACCESS: Restricted
Joined
Dec 30, 2009
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
airman...

Strange association.
Excuse, i's interesting for me, why you had such association?

Thanks...
 

airman

ACCESS: Top Secret
Joined
Oct 14, 2007
Messages
1,299
Reaction score
150
Website
zeef.com
JazzTime said:
airman...

Strange association.
Excuse, i's interesting for me, why you had such association?

Thanks...
I suspect to had taken an oversight ??? ???, probably the wings, in some configuration of L-153 had remind me Me P.1110 !
So, configuration -2 -22 and -34 of Lockeed L-153 was very interesting !
 

RAP

ACCESS: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
501
Here are some larger drawings of the L-153-1 and -2.
 

Attachments

  • 153-1-1.jpg
    153-1-1.jpg
    483.6 KB · Views: 102
  • 153-1-1 top.jpg
    153-1-1 top.jpg
    402.6 KB · Views: 94
  • 153-2.jpg
    153-2.jpg
    463.5 KB · Views: 92
  • 153-2 top.jpg
    153-2 top.jpg
    415.4 KB · Views: 87

RAP

ACCESS: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
501
More 153 drawings
 

Attachments

  • L153-13.jpg
    L153-13.jpg
    167.2 KB · Views: 93
  • L153-13 side.jpg
    L153-13 side.jpg
    178.6 KB · Views: 119
  • L153-5.jpg
    L153-5.jpg
    243.4 KB · Views: 138
  • L153-5 front.jpg
    L153-5 front.jpg
    88.6 KB · Views: 109

Petrus

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Nov 28, 2006
Messages
641
Reaction score
397
RAP said:
More 153 drawings

Do you have any further information on the L-153-5 design? What engines was it to have? And what actually it was to be: a fighter or a bomber? The four-engine layout would be rather uncommon for a fighter, don't you think?

Piotr
 

RAP

ACCESS: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
501
The report is mostly drawings. It is titled Design History of the XP-90 Airplane. There are only a few pages of text which basically state Lockheed was conducting investigations of highly swept wings and engine installations. Lockheed started by modifying the P-80. Here are more drawings from the report.
 

Attachments

  • L153-14.jpg
    L153-14.jpg
    189.7 KB · Views: 85
  • L153-14 top.jpg
    L153-14 top.jpg
    137.3 KB · Views: 86
  • L153-15 front.jpg
    L153-15 front.jpg
    69.8 KB · Views: 67
  • L153-15.jpg
    L153-15.jpg
    144.6 KB · Views: 74

RAP

ACCESS: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
501
L-153-22. Interesting study for alternate fuel tanks including what looks like a 'saddle' type mounted on top of the fuselage.
 

Attachments

  • L-153-22 front.jpg
    L-153-22 front.jpg
    35.3 KB · Views: 76
  • L-153-22.jpg
    L-153-22.jpg
    131.7 KB · Views: 81

flateric

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2006
Messages
9,274
Reaction score
1,795
Oh, my! Thank you, Richard.
 

RAP

ACCESS: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
501
Hi- Here are a few more drawings of L-153 variants.
 

Attachments

  • L-153-34.jpg
    L-153-34.jpg
    152.9 KB · Views: 78
  • L-153-34 a.jpg
    L-153-34 a.jpg
    188.1 KB · Views: 75
  • L-153-25.jpg
    L-153-25.jpg
    226.6 KB · Views: 72

Mark Nankivil

ACCESS: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 13, 2007
Messages
1,702
Reaction score
845
Excellent drawings RAP, thanks.

Probably just good luck, Lockheed used the outboard pivot point that made the variable sweep wing viable compared to the inboard point of the Bell X-5 and Grumman XF-10F. Sure would have been interesting to see this design actually fly.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

RAP

ACCESS: Top Secret
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2008
Messages
701
Reaction score
501
Couple more drawings but I don't know the sub number. Also not sure where the intakes are. In the top view it looks like there are notches for what could be NACA type flush intakes but no indication on the side view.
 

Attachments

  • scan0003.jpg
    scan0003.jpg
    164.1 KB · Views: 331
  • scan0004.jpg
    scan0004.jpg
    144.4 KB · Views: 317

overscan (PaulMM)

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Dec 27, 2005
Messages
13,603
Reaction score
7,624
Those are NACA-style flush intakes as you say, they are drawn on the side view in other versions of this drawing I've seen. It's L153-7.
 

hesham

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
May 26, 2006
Messages
28,455
Reaction score
6,108
Hi,

here is a clearer view to L-153-11.
 

Attachments

  • L-153.png
    L-153.png
    71.8 KB · Views: 212
Top