Lockheed M=5 VG Carrier-based Cruise Aircraft Using Endothermic Fuel (1990)

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globalsecurity used to have a 3-view of a Lockeed design that somewhat resembled a LARGE Fencer, complete with VG wing and was supposedly a Mach 5 design also.
 

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sferrin said:
globalsecurity used to have a 3-view of a Lockeed design that somewhat resembled a LARGE Fencer, complete with VG wing and was supposedly a Mach 5 design also.

Can You please post the link ... or maybe even the picture ???

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AlAA 90-3284 Thermal Management for a Mach 5 Cruise Aircraft Using Endothermic Fuel
D. Petley, NASA-Langley, Hampton, VA; S.Jones, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co.

Beast is carrier-based
 

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LOL. Thanks :) Some days I think I could just make something up and post the description here and someone would come back with a picture of it. This site is definitely gold.
 

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I believe the pic below is an artist's concept of the Lockheed carrier-based aircraft. I think it was shown in Popula Science Magazine.
 

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sferrin said:
LOL. Thanks :) Some days I think I could just make something up and post the description here and someone would come back with a picture of it. This site is definitely gold.

This may already have happened... :eek:
 

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I wonder how safe Endothermic Fuel would have been aboard an aircraft carrier?

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elider said:
I believe the pic below is an artist's concept of the Lockheed carrier-based aircraft. I think it was shown in Popula Science Magazine.

Yes, it is. Here a color version from a Argentinian Edition of MP (Nov 1991)

According to the little article the refrigeration system would have an approximated weight of 5 tons, equivalent to a 13% of the weight in takeoff.
 

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Pioneer said:
I wonder how safe Endothermic Fuel would have been aboard an aircraft carrier?

Well, if I'm reading the terms correctly, an endothermic fuel needs to be heated before it can function as a fuel. If that is the case, storage aboard an aircarft carrier wouldn't be that troublesome.
 

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Illustration of NASA Langley Slytherm Mach 5 aircraft.

Source: "Endothermic Fuel Jet Could Break Mach 5" Popular Mechanics August 1991
 

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Illustration of NASA Langley Slytherm Mach 5 aircraft.

Source: "Endothermic Fuel Jet Could Break Mach 5" Popular Mechanics August 1991

(higher resolution)
 

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