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Lockheed moves forward with blended wing hybrid transport design

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They seem to have been kicking this thing around for years.

Since validating its design in the wind tunnel, Lockheed appears to have decided to really get behind this concept and plans to fly a four percent scale model version of it by the first quarter of 2016. It has also gained funding from the Air Force Research Lab to study a manned demonstrator to fly around the turn of the decade. This aircraft would be more of technology demonstrator, maybe based on a modified Gulfstream jet or airliner with a new wing a fuselage fairing, not an actual prototype of an operational aircraft design.

Still, that is farther than we have seen Boeing or any other aircraft manufacturer go when it comes to flying an exotic new transport configuration.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/lockheed-moves-foward-with-big-blended-wing-hybrid-tran-1726883912
 

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See:

"Future USAF Transport Projects (MACK, ATT, NGT, AMC-X, AJACS, HAWSTOL, Speed Agile)"
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,215.msg257694.html#msg257694
 

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Triton said:
See:

"Future USAF Transport Projects (MACK, ATT, NGT, AMC-X, AJACS, HAWSTOL, Speed Agile)"
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,215.msg257694.html#msg257694

I knew there was already a thread but it refused to appear when searched for.
 
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