McDonnell Douglas Maritime Patrol Aircraft

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McDonnell Douglas factory desk model of an unbuilt Maritime Patrol Aircraft project. Unable to find data on this concept, either on line or in this forum. I do remember seeing this design in Japanese colors (probably in AW&ST) and I vaguely remember the powerplants might have been UHB types.

This appears to be an entirely new airframe, in the P-3/P-8 class. Somebody somewhere must know something about this...
 

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Looks a bit like this, only fitted with turboprops: http://www.dc-8jet.com/dac-dc9-p2067.htm
 

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Good clue, I'm just wondering, why MDD didn't keep the typical DC-8 flight deck, as they did with
other derived types, like the D-890/D900 transports. Would have made the design probably cheaper
and so increased its chances.
But many thanks for it !
 

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Could this be the Douglas contender in the U.S.Navy
competition who in the end produced the Lockheed Orion.?
One of the conditions was : starting from an existing airframe...
 
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