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Thanx Hesham, but many more than those: 65 in total.Will post tomorrow morning, now I have to leave the desk (one for Tophe, too... ;) ).
 

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Skybolt said:
Thanx Hesham, but many more than those: 65 in total.Will post tomorrow morning, now I have to leave the desk (one for Tophe, too... ;) ).

Hey, Skybolt... There was a song entitled "Tomorrow Never Comes". Is this what it was about?!? ::)
 

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Uh oh.... The one for Tophe: L-153-11. Two variants, one with Lockheed L-1000 jets and the other with Westinghouse 24C.
 

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Skybolt said:
Uh oh.... The one for Tophe: L-153-11. Two variants, one with Lockheed L-1000 jets and the other with Westinghouse 24C.

OMG, Wow!

Looks like something out of "Thunderbirds"
 

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Thanks to all for these pictures. They remind me of being a kid and reading Blackhawk comic books!!
 

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Sweet, dude! Props to Jared.

I couldn't help but notice the L-153-22 has a similar arrangement to the original swept-wing configuration for the XP-92
 

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Beat me to it, FightingIrish! :) The XF-90 article at RetroMechanix.com has both familiar and new images and primary documents on the early development of the aircraft:


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The gallery has 26 images, including plans of some of the odd configurations shown earlier in this thread. Worth checking out if you are an XF-90 fan!


Also, the article is in widescreen format with fewer ads, allowing the images to load a bit faster. I'm slowly going through earlier articles and reformatting them in a similar fashion.


-Jared
 

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Yep, indeed - really silly prices.

I'm not conversant with the market value of such items, but I figure such original company documents must have been printed in really limited numbers, maybe two dozen or something, so finding them at all is quite rare, and in this condition even more so. What price would you guys deem reasonable for such rare items? Plain curiosity on my part, since I'm not planning to buy them anyway.
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
What price would you guys deem reasonable for such rare items?

The prices aren'y really *that* far out of whack; I spent more than $100 on a Saturn V blueprint and bid over $150 on a Dyna Soar blueprint. But they were in better shape (artistically, at any rate) than these. And the economy right now is pretty awful. Still, if he finds buyers at these prices, then it's reasonable to assume that he will have found a buyer who will actually care for the items.

I'm mostly just sad that they are out of my price range. There was a time whenI would've given serious thought to spending $200+ on blueprints like these... I could make the money back selling scans. But sadly those days are over. People aren't buying.
 

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I just wonder in time as the item remains unsold that the seller will reduce the price? Does the Lockheed XF-90 project have historical cache?
 

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