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Barrington Bond

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In Wings And Space by John Chaplin SBN 7110 0150 2 Ian Allan Publishing is this picture...

it doesn't mention anything more than it being a design for a scramjet aerospaceplane. However I'm pretty sure it is a Republic design as I have found a patent relating to it.

http://www.google.com/patents?id=icNnAAAAEBAJ&pg=PA28&dq=scramjet#PPA28,M1

Never seen a disposable wing extension and engine pack like this before!

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this design could be a Republic proposal for TVA or space fighter to USAF ?

oh there are A lot of design and proposal
with disposable wing extension or Jetpacks

like German ISTAR project (1/2 STO with payload of 15,4 ton ( 155 ton GLOW))
ISTAR use Ramjet-ring (fuel LH2) after Launch op to 45 km altitude
then the Ramjet-ring separated from rocket core.

source:
Reusable Air breathing Ballistic Space Transport System
by Peter A. Kramer, Rolf D. Bühler
(Institut für Raumfahrtantriebe universität Stuttgart)
reprint in CNES "Future of Launchers in Europe" 19-21 january 1982

ISTAR also know as ITUSTRA in english publication.
 

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Well it was published in 1970 so I don't think they will get any more sales from this particular book. Also in the acknowledgements at the back practically every aircraft manufacturer (even Walt Disney) is mentioned except for Republic/Fairchild.
 

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Wasn't sure where to put this pic...
 

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Hi,

http://history.nasa.gov/sp4232-part2.pdf
 

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Barrington Bond said:
In Wings And Space by John Chaplin SBN 7110 0150 2 Ian Allan Publishing is this picture...

BTW, Mr.Bond, would you advise this 1970s book as interesting nostalgy reading?
 

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I wouldn't say it was a serious study just a general public history of aviation - it does have a few choice pictures in though. It's something I'd expect to pick up at a car boot or charity shop for no more than a pound or two. I have a spare copy buried in a cupboard somewhere...

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contents
Man And Superman 7
Flight Of The Eagle 10
"Them crazy boys...name of Wright" 17
Beware of imitations 33
The Balloon goes up 42
The years of adventure 45
Into Action 57
The Aeroplane conquers the world 66
Scramble... for peace! 87
Through the barrier 113
Ghastly or sublime? 137
Sources of reference 158
Acknowledgements 160
 

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hesham said:
The Republic Scramjet.

I could be wrong, but I believe we've already discussed this design in a topic devoted to the Aerospaceplane program.
 

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