A B&W version of this image appears on page 49 of the 'Aerofax' Douglas A-3I think it was a model not real aircraft,but I was never heard about
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19710016707_1971016707.pdfAn investigation was made to study the aerodynamic characteristics of a large scale model equipped with an augmented-jet flap and underwing cruise engines with deflectable thrust capability. The augmented jet flap is a jet flap with the primary jet thrust increased by means of a spanwise ejector system installed in the wing trailing-edge flap. The flap installation was on the inboard part of the wing, with blown ailerons outboard.
It might be, but I've never seen anything quite like it before, I stumbled across it trying to run down details on a C-17 lookalike that was used as the basis for some STOL landing simulations in the 1970's.Stargazer2006 said:Presumably related to AMST development.
hesham said:A strange NASA tanker concept;