McDonnell Model 262 VSTOL fighter

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McDonnell-Douglas project

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The model above must be part of these McDonnell-Douglas VSTOL studies from 1975 onwards. Not identical but close.
 

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Nice... not familiar to me, but has a late-1970s look (I don't think Allison branded itself as DDA - Detroit Diesel Allison after the 1980s). I would guess a propulsion-related study, with Macs sketching something that would wrap around the engine rather than the other way around.
 

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Yes, the drawings I just posted are from a 1976 AGARD Conference on Variable Geometry and Multicycle Engines (AGARD CP-205 downloadable at http://stinet.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=A040189&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf)

It is made clear the McDonnell design was created for the purpose of exploring the application of variable cycle/geometry engines to V/STOL mission; it was a Navy study. The colour pic is clearly different, but closely related.
 

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This picture was published in Aviation Week 1977 1-9, too
Just post it again for the description :
 

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Added post to correct topic. This is the Model 262 (as per Mark's VSTOL Wheel post).

As per McDonnell designation list:

"Navy V/STOL supersonic fighter for Sea Control Ships". J.P. Capellupo, 2/15/1972
 

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This picture was published in Aviation Week 1977 1-9, too
Just post it again for the description :

A clearer view.

 

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