Rockwell unknown VSTOL transport aircraft of 1977

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Hi,

I displayed this aircraft before,but I can't identify it,who can ?.

Low speed aerodynamic characteristics of a vectored thrust V/STOL transport with two lift/cruise fans
Renselaer, D. J
NASA-CR-152029

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I think, it's the entry for the A V/STOL competition, here's another
picture from Aviation Week 1977:
 

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a Model for it.
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19770022151_1977022151.pdf
 

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This reminds me of a proposal to replace the Lockheed S-3 Viking with a VTOL with tilting turbo-fan engines. The first sketches included gull wings and a canard, but - after wind-tunnel testing - they concluded that the canard was not needed because the huge engine cowlings generated sufficient lift to balance the airplane in cruise.
 

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I located the original report and fixed the link in the first post.

It's a Rockwell report, and it links the tested design to an earlier Rockwell report published by SAE:

Three-Engine Two-Fan Navy Multimission V/STOL Aircraft Considerations
J.C. Ford, Rockwell International

Wing design is obviously different but I think it's part of the Rockwell VSTOL Type A lineage. Probably will merge this topic to https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/th...30-and-na-431-us-navy-type-a-proposals.15481/
 

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Well, this Rockwell has neither canards nor tilting nacelles as described by @riggerrob (it has fixed nacelles with tilt nozzles). His description sounds like the 698, but I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time!
 

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Oh right - sorry - I thought you were replying to the whole topic, you were replying to Riggerob''s off-topic post :) You are correct :) As you were.
 
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