Three airplanes: real or imagined?

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The top Soviet design is a painting by John T. McCoy. Looks improbable, but after spending a bit of time on SPF, nothing surprises me anymore.

Next is a U.S. Army tilt-wing VTOL. There was a new one almost every week in 1960, so maybe it's just one I don't know about.

And finally, this delta-wing fighter could be notional, or something from Northrop or Convair. If you know, please do tell!

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That second one has a definite Hiller air about it, but no idea if it is anything more than an artist's concept. The other two definitely seem more art than science.
 

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Real (Antonov) rhomboidal wing fighter:


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If I believe "Science &vie , Salon 1957" the second is a Vertol competiting with the Hiller 18 (which won) for the "Air research and development Command", ...
 

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First one: definitely imaginary.
Second one: Hiller (we've had it already elsewhere on the forum).
Third one: real (this is clearly from a company brochure of the late 1940s-1950s era and even has the "Confidential" mention typical of those); it could be Martin, but also Northrop or Lockheed I guess.
 

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Hi,


the third drawing may be a variant from Northrop N.126 or N.149.
 

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OK thank you everybody for your excellent input on these illustrations.
 

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