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McDonnell-Douglas MD2001 "Orient Express" Hypersonic Transport

hesham

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Who can ID this Hypersonic Aircraft ?.


http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19890003168_1989003168.pdf
 

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Part of the X-30 or National Aero Space Program (NASP) I believe. -SP
 

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It's McDonnell-Douglas artwork for the MD2001 "Orient Express" hypersonic transport. The OE was often linked to NASP in the press, but there wasn't, IIRC, a whole lot of real overlap.

Note the "Northwest Orient" logo painted on the plane.

Same design is hanging in model form in the NASM.
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Orionblamblam said:
Same design is hanging in model form in the NASM.

Not quite. The fins are pointed in hesham's picture, but they're cut straight across in the pictures you linked. Also the aft line is straight while hesham's model seems to be slightly angled.
 

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Orionblamblam said:
It's McDonnell-Douglas artwork for the MD2001 "Orient Express" hypersonic transport. The OE was often linked to NASP in the press, but there wasn't, IIRC, a whole lot of real overlap.

Note the "Northwest Orient" logo painted on the plane.

Same design is hanging in model form in the NASM.


Thank you my dear Scott.
 
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