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Republic 1960s hypersonic bomber projects

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First project is a Mach 7 bomber powered by two turbojets and two ramjets. Speed 8,000km/h at 36,000m with 900 kg bomb out to a combat radius of 8,000km.

Second project is a 4,500km/h bomber for the 1970-75 timeframe powered by two nuclear ramjets, travelling 14,000km at 26,000m height. 2 crew, in an armoured compartment.

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Air Revue December 1960, via Lark.
 

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On that second one where exactly does the crew sit? ???
 

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He,he he he he he....Matej you´re right!....if comes or goes. Maybe was a giant UCAV

Raravia
 

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Remind me the tremendous projects of Myasichtev (this name is a pain in the ass to write correctly!) the M-56/ 58/59 (Fana de l'Aviation march/ april 2003). 4800 km/h, 16000 km range, and the like :eek:
 

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Мясищев - not very complicated if you can read and write Russian ;) (for English speakers: Mya-sish-chev).
 

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ALWAYS USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION, BEFORE CREATING A NEW THREAD ! ;)
(This was a narrow escape ...)

From Aviation Week August 1960:
 

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The first one (the delta) is more strange than the second, and far more interesting, i'm puzzled about it aerodynamics, the nose, and the flatted shape near the intakes seem works as flow deflectors, maybe to get lift due the compresion?, you can see a similar shape on the F-22, any more data about it?

Is me? or the 60's-50's sharped wing/tail-tips for these high speed aircraft are used no more?, was it more draggy? and why that design was widely used on many projects?
 

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