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NASA Oblique-Wing Missiles Launcher Aircraft

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From a pdf file about oblique-wing aircraft;


From mid-1974 to mid-1975, Ames studied a
“dash-on-warning” air mobile Intercontinental
Ballistic Missile (ICBM) launch platform. This
study, conducted for the Air Force Space and Missile
Systems Organization (SAMSO), evaluated aircraft
designs that could dash supersonically to a perimeter
area and then loiter for six hours at a time – ready to
air launch two internally housed ICBMs – each
weighing 100,000 lb (90,700 kg). A total of eight
configurations were explored, including two
concepts that were called “two position oblique wing
designs.” These two concepts (one of which is
shown in Figure 21) used a rocket-boosted take-off
to reach supersonic speeds with the wing completely
rotated to 90°. It would then rotate to 0° for long
term loiter. While not flying steady state with the wing at an oblique angle, it would still have transitioned between
the two positions. No research appears to have been conducted into this transient wing movement, however. 43
Another Ames study, conducted from early 1975 to early 1976 with the Naval Postgraduate School, developed a
conceptual design of a “two-position oblique wing” carrier aircraft that was “armed with a special weapon system.”
The wing was again rotated to the 90° position, this
time for stowage on deck.
 

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hesham said:
From a pdf file about oblique-wing aircraft;

... from "A Summary Of A Half-Century of Oblique Wing Research" by Mike Hirschberg, David M. Hart and
Thomas J. Beutner to be a little bit more precise.
And it was a NASA study ... ;)
 

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Thank you my dear Jemiba for that correction.
 
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