US Department of Defense/Rockwell ARPV

hesham

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Hi,

From Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1977-1978,the Rockwell International
study ARPV [Advanced Remotely Piloted Vehicle] for US Air Force and US
Army.
 

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This is from Jane's Pocket Book of Remotely Piloted Vehicles, edited by John Taylor (1977):
 

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Clioman said:
And here's the accompanying text:
The Northrop vehicle is pictured here:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7659.0/highlight,northrop+rpv.html

And eventually evolved into TSSAM!
 

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Rockwell International's design for an advanced RPV was presented to USAF in the form of a reduced model with see-through panels for display. The company's design concept vehicle was to be primarily ground-launched, using simplified conventional tricycle landing gear. Takeoff gross weight of about 7,500 lb. included payload of 2,000 lb. A single General Electric J85-GE-4A turbojet engine was to be mounted in a nacelle on top of the vehicle's aft body section.

Here is a picture taken from Aviation Week & Space Technology dated February 6, 1978, illustrating the article "Remotely Piloted Vehicle Effort Pressed", from which I also retrieved most of the above information.


Northrop's proposal for the ARPV program can be found in the following link, along with additional information:
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,12178.0
 

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Nice findings hesham,thanks a lot.


best regards


Pedro
 

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Hi,

https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a039591.pdf
 

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