Really good!!XP67_Moonbat said:Well good to see Mr Rose has clear that up. I'll have to get a future edition.
For today I give you this. Enjoy!
DISCLAIMER: The dimensions on the TAV come from the webarchive of Marc Lindroos's old page. Starting with that as reference, I approximated the dimensions for Toss-Back Booster. As we've so far not seen solid unclassified info on the Toss-Back, I made a guess. Input from the forum is always welcome.
I hope you can post, this is extremely interesting!HyperTech said:You have mixed and matched several different projects from 1956 to 1972. NOTE None of the McDonnell Aircraft Engineering or McDonnell Missile Engineering Divisions ever designed a hypersonic wing-body glider except as a strawman to destroy. Bill Sweetman did NOT take the XLR-129 powered glider that is from the top of a file cabinet at McDonnell St. Louis, circa 1958. I'll have to make a note of the different pictures and tell you what they are. Included in your pictures are a USAF Mach 6 rocket accelerated SLBM interceptor launched from a C-5 circa 1974, a USAF Mach 4.5 turboramjet interceptor circa 1972, a USAF Mach 6 turboramjet interceptor circa 1972, a XLR-129 powered hypersonic glider with a 25,000 nautical mile glide range circa 1958 and others. If I can ever figure out how to paste pictures can give you a snapshot of the best hypersonic design team from 1956 to 1972, with Lockheed as a very close competitor.
Oh sorry,XP67_Moonbat said:I think that might be a wind tunnel model of a proposed Shuttle first stage.
There is another thread on some of these concepts:KJ_Lesnick said:The GIUK Interceptor, was there ever any mention of what kind of engines were to power it?
I think the larger one is the 129, and the smaller is the SSME - the captions seem to be reversed.robunos said:I have no idea.......... :-[
I just grabbed the page image from the PDF referred to...
I did not listen to this broadcast, but plan to download it from the archive located at www.thespaceshow.com2. The Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST) program welcomes DR. PAUL CZYSZ on advanced engineering, hypersonics and more.
Emeritus Professor, Retired Oliver L. Parks Endowed Chair, Department Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Parks College of Engineering and Aviation, Saint Louis University. B.S. Aeronautical Engineering; Parks College of St. Louis University President of HyperTech Concepts LLC, Technology Group International, LLC and Energy Directions, a sole proprietorship. On the Board of Directory, Ice Management Systems, Inc., Temecula, California and the In-Space Operations Corporation, Arlington, Virginia. Head of the Wind Tunnel Technology Group, Gasdynamics Laboratory at MDC. There were numerous innovations in hypersonic testing techniques were pioneered by the group, including a Mach 10 to 16 contoured, parallel flow nozzle, modifications that increased usable run time fivefold, a thermal mapping system. 1968 he became the Deputy Study Manager for the NASA sponsored Hypersonic Research Facility Study (HYFAC), that determined the research requirements and facilities needed to accomplish the research necessary to lead to Mach 12 operational systems. Manager of the Computer Aided Design Engineering (CADE). These multi-technology aircraft sizing programs were tools used by advanced design. New approaches to apply the techniques to incomplete data sets. Manager of an Advanced Concepts Group. That group explored aircraft concepts with increased operational spectrums and new configurations. Lead the effort to develop the evaluation methods that could determine the payoffs for integrating advanced technology into combat aircraft. Although MCAIR was not successful in winning this effort, the AFTI-15 configuration eventually flew in 1989 as the Advanced STOL Demonstrator. Between 1978 and 1983 was on special assignment with a group that was to initiate new fighter technologies. Study Manager, Advanced Manned AeroSpace Systems. This organization was to restart the MDC manned spacecraft effort. That team won participation in Copper Canyon and the National AeroSpace Plane (NASP) regaining that position. In 1985 Mr. Czysz became the Principal Scientist of the NASP program. In 1985 was selected as a MDC Fellows. Retired from MDC on 21 May 91.Listeners can talk to Dr. Paul Czysz or the host using toll free 1 (866) 687-7223, by sending e-mail during the program using firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. To use Skype from your computer with a headset, the I. D. is thespaceshow.
This one?quellish said:Sadly, no. The configuration I'm looking for is nearly identical to the McD concept in this thread, but has a canopy with circular portholes like SpaceShipOne/WhiteKnight. In place of the centerline ramjet is the RASCAL ascent rocket.shockonlip said: