Northrop N-251 V/STOL Interceptor Aircraft

BlastWave

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Hello!

Here are two fictitious side profiles of the Northrop Grumman N-251 supersonic V/STOL demonstration aircraft, meant to resemble what it would look like if it made it to production and service of the USAF.





Thread with original desk model images: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,16621.0
 

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It's certainly one of the strangest designs I've seen.
 

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It is also certainly nice art work
 

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sferrin said:
It's certainly one of the strangest designs I've seen.
Like the X-14, the DuPont DP-1, The Bell Seakat and others, the N-251 needs to have the thrust-vectoring exhaust louvers exactly at the CG for VTOL. The simplest and most efficient way to do this is to place the entire engines forward of those louvers, which dictates the aircraft's unusual appearance. Attached photo shows the underside of the airplane.

Good job, blastwave. If you need other views of this contractor model, just send me a PM.
 

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Nice synergy! I really love how this forum brings together people with artefacts, researchers, and artists. It is a pleasure to see!
 

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Very nice, impresive work, any drawing?
 
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