- Dec 27, 2005
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Probably fold like the XF8U-3 or YF-12A. With it being an air-breather it's likely it could takeoff in which case it would need to fold it.airrocket said:So would the lower strake or dorsal fin fold like MIG or eject like X-15?
Appendix 1 of American Secret Projects: Bombers, Attack, & ASW Aircraft on page 218 identifies Model 251 as a four-jet hi-performance bomber from 1949, and on page 219 it identifies the Model 358 as similar to the Model 329. Models 345 and 346 were Martin proposals for the TS-149 contest that was won by the Grumman A2F Intruder, so aren't viable candidates for the Martin delta-wing model. Does anyone have project documents for the Martin Model 344, 350, and 351 to compare with Martin delta wing plane desktop model?I do not think Model 251 is correct. This model number is about early 1950s - IMHO too early for such a design.
May be more like models 344, 345, 346 (all three attack aircaft), 350, 351 (both bombers for the USAF) or 358 (a supersonic attack bomber for the US Navy). All these seem to be late 1950s/early 1960s.