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RyanCrierie

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First day's research done at Wright Patt.

Fun things:

1.) The F-108 had a zoom climb capability of 100kft plus.

2.) The estimated PKill for a trio of FALCON missiles fired was around 0.8 or 0.9 on a subsonic bomber -- this assumed PERFECT missile reliability. :lol:

3.) They had separate SACs and CSes for each of the three projected XB-70s ; AV-1, AV-2 and AV-3 due to all the differences. I also got the SACs for the projected B-70A version, CS for the YB-70, and SAC for XB-70B. :twisted:

Here's one page from one of the B-70A SACs.

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Note the optimal combat speed of 1,700~ kts at 80,000+ ft. :twisted:

4.) The mighty Falcon could manouver at 40+ Gs below 10k feet, but at 70k, it can only manage a mere 4-5 Gs.

5.) Behold the mighty SUPER SCORPION:

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Please note guys, that these are tentative --- resized down for web view -- I'm typing this from a laptop which doesn't have the speed to do heavy image processing -- or a USB mouse...so any serious 300 DPI cleaned up images will have to wait until next week guys...
 

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Outstanding, Ryan ! Don't know which is your research program (I assume trisonic bombers and long range interceptors). If I may dare, I'll give you two suggestions. First is, try and find:
ARDC, Historical Division, "History of the Air Research and Development Command, 1 Jan-30 June 1959", vol. 2, "The B-70 story". There are some surprises in there, expecially on the acceptance of "floating tips" design in 1956.. contrary to the vulgata. Secondly, try and find information regarding Study Requirement (SR)-169 from 6 Dec 1957 and ensuing companies' responses. There is a copy of the SR in National Archives in Philadelphia, but there ought be one in WP, too. Was originally "secret", but has been declassified since at least 2001.
 

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My research is bascally on everything. I just concentrated on the cool stuff, like Triple sonic interceptors and bombers for the first day (I have I think four days to research there). I'm trying to get a whole spectrum of data across a wide swath of things -- at 400 pages a day scan rate, I can get 1,600 pages, that's about what 200+ separate SACs, etc.

There's a lot of stuff left from day one, like the B-52 series, and YF-93 stuff etc that I need to finish, along with the F-108, and I have an even larger list of more things to scan....

But, don't worry!

Where I live is only about two, three hours from Philadelphia, and I am only about 30 minutes from the National Archives at College Park; so later, I can do some research specifically for the Secret Projects Crowd ;D
 

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Oh oh...before I forget. I did scan in an entire paper that was presented in the sixties about the B-70's ejection system, with some nice drawings. But you guys will have to wait until next week to see it. ;) Cause that's when I get back home to Maryland (Ohio is 9 hour drive, ugh)
 

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I'd sell my soul for more info on the 1960 developement of the F-108. ;)

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,408.0/highlight,f-108.html
 

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Have a very nice working day, Ryan !
 

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Snark Assembly. At this point in today's scans, my scanner was being affected by SOMETHING, so a lot of my scans came out a bit weird; but nothing that can't be corrected in PSP.
 

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Ooh, thank you for the Snark a nice illustration of the front ends fins.

Regards,
Barry
 
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