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I've spent *years* trying to get the relevant reports, finally got one of 'em a few weeks back. This is the 1955 configuration of the Bell MX-2276... the predecessor to BoMi, to RoBo, to Dyna Soar and to Shuttle. While the initial 1953 reports continue to elude me, the report form '55 indicates that this design is the same configuration. So... here it is, the very first one.
 

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And here is a 100 page report on MX 2276 courtesy of DTIC

http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD125728
 

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Additional Bell MX-2276 goodness courtesy of the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC):

MX-2276 Advance Strategic Weapon System. Interim Technical Report; Bell Aerospace Company, Buffalo, NY; October 25, 1954
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD161231


MX-2276 Advance Strategic Weapon System. Aerodynamics; Bell Aerospace Company, Buffalo, NY; April 23, 1955
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD073754


MX-2276 Advance Strategic Weapon System. Preliminary Global Study; Bell Aerospace Company, Buffalo, NY; April 28, 1955
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD073756


MX-2276 Advance Strategic Weapon System.; Bell Aerospace Company, Buffalo, NY; April 29, 1955
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD073760


MX-2276 Reconnaissance Aircraft Weapon System. System Design.; Bell Aerospace Company, Buffalo, NY; December 1, 1955
http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/AD125726
 

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Beautiful! But it's confusing now: is the MX-2276 BoMi or not BoMi? Early in the thread you call it its "predecessor", but the last two pictures are labelled "BoMi"...
 

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Hi,

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6110.0/highlight,bell+stage.html
 

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In the FWIW category, here's a Bell-produced image showing some internals of MX-2276 as published in the RAF Flying Review issue dated December 1954. Anybody seen anything like this elsewhere?
 

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Still surviving over 60 years later, is the Bell in-house constructed model of their MX-2276 BoMi or Bomber Missile. Its gestation period of 10 years required, even demanded, input from a hypersonic research aircraft in order to birth as hardware and fly. (Tim O’Keefe photo)
Picture: http://www.aahs-online.org/journals/jrnl_image.php?jrnl=v56n1&image=5
Link: http://www.aahs-online.org/journals/journal_template.php?vol_no=v56n1#Article 5
 
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