NASA Langley STOL Supercruise Twin-Boom Fighter (TBF-1) (1984)

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Hi,

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19870015532_1987015532.pdf
 

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Nice, with such a layout tested in 1987, this may have been turned into an industrial project in the 1990s, then a production model in the 2000s. The skies of the World would feature twin-boomers as top-performance aircraft, I would be happy... What-if...
Thanks for this piece of dream, half-serious (in NASA I trust!)... ;)
 
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19880016990_1988016990.pdf
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19840014485_1984014485.pdf
 

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What an interesting read - many thanks. Always thought that the twin - boom layout gave advantages beyond merely short duct lengths and it's so nice when NASA agrees with you!

S
 
shedofdread said:
What an interesting read - many thanks. Always thought that the twin - boom layout gave advantages beyond merely short duct lengths and it's so nice when NASA agrees with you!

S

It also gives problems like increased surface area and interference drag.
 
Sundog said:
shedofdread said:
What an interesting read - many thanks. Always thought that the twin - boom layout gave advantages beyond merely short duct lengths and it's so nice when NASA agrees with you!

S

It also gives problems like increased surface area and interference drag.

Very true but equally as well as the reasons laid out in the PDFs, you have the potential for increased IR shielding of the exhausts.
On the -ve side, I don't much care for how they have done the tailplane.
S

Ps still prefer the P1216 though!
 
My dear Flateric,

may be we must to merge those topics;

[who can identify this twin boom STOL fighter ?.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19880016990_1988016990.pdf];

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5268.0/highlight,1988016990.html
 
shedofdread said:
Sundog said:
shedofdread said:
What an interesting read - many thanks. Always thought that the twin - boom layout gave advantages beyond merely short duct lengths and it's so nice when NASA agrees with you!

S

It also gives problems like increased surface area and interference drag.

Very true but equally as well as the reasons laid out in the PDFs, you have the potential for increased IR shielding of the exhausts.
On the -ve side, I don't much care for how they have done the tailplane.
S

Ps still prefer the P1216 though!

Yeah, the P1216 is ht best twin boomer I've seen yet.

Although, I need to thank Flateric for posting these, as I do like the design, but I hadn't seen it since college.
 

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