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For the next issue of APR, I am putting together a series of in-scale three-view drawings of several Pluto variants. To make it a big more interesting, and to give a sense of scale, I will also be including side-view drawings of the Snark (a roughly equivalent cruise missile), the Atlas ICBM (what basically killed the Pluto) and the Convair NX-2 (the closest there was to a manned equivalent of the Pluto). IS there anythign else that would fit in here appropriately?
 

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I was thinking that since it was to be silo-launched a comparison to Titan II, Minuteman, and Peacekeeper might be interesting.
 

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IS there anythign else that would fit in here appropriately?

the sovjet Buran missile and GNOM
http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/buran.htm
http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/gnom.htm

by way this Picture
wat is this Pluto design on down left ?
 

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Orionblamblam said:
IS there anythign else that would fit in here appropriately?

Maybe a conventional winged bomber like the B-52/B-58/XB-70 (or part of) to give a scale comparison across all contemporary strategic weapon systems.
 

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The one down right is the Convair "Big Stick", I presume.
 

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Wasn't there a canard "winged V2" with ramjets?
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Grif said:
Wasn't there a canard "winged V2" with ramjets?
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so far i know was that Hermes Study in end 1940s "Hermes B" "Hermes II"
(A-4 with Ramjet to mach 4)
http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/hermes.htm
 

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No, this had delta canard surfaces forward and two ramjets on the dorsal and ventral tail fins.
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What's the vehicle on the lower right? An advanced Navaho?
 

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AL said:
What's the vehicle on the lower right?

That's a vehicle that I debated putting in this article, and in the end decided "what the hell." (Such decisiveness being a hallmark of the forces on neoconperialism...) It's not exactly a Pluto, and it was not so much a design as a mathematical abstraction, but... the USAF asked the NACA to look into a *manned* nuclear ramjet propelled vehicle at the same time Pluto was getting underway. it's by no means a serious effort, but since the world doesn't seem to be slopping over with manned equivalents to Pluto, I thought it made an inteesting addition.

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And the bomber?

Convair NX-2. Closest the US came to actually building an operational nuclear powered aircraft.
 

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Grif said:
Wasn't there a canard "winged V2" with ramjets?
...this had delta canard surfaces forward and two ramjets on the dorsal and ventral tail fins.

You speak craziness, human.

(y'all know where to go to get the higher-rez version... go, if you dare...)
 

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