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Vought "Advanced Interceptor" studies (SAMI, ADLI, HSV)

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Yes, AI-505K has the same weapons but bombbay is in fuselage. I didn't see these details for now
 

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Bill S said:
Another aspect of the program that dd not get much attention in the earlier posts is the pitch for a Universal Hypersonic Test Vehicle UHTV and the Advanced Unmanned Interceptor variants of that concept.


Attached is a concept art slide of the UHTV, drawings of AUI-1, AUI-2 and some Time To Intercept information for even more advanced versions of the concept that I do not have drawings of AUI-3, AUI-3P/J or AUI-4P.


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Compare this McDonnell-Douglas 1971 AMI study


http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/741745.pdf
 

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Thanks Paul. Not a sexy design by any measure.
 

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Remind me if this was posted before. I couldn't find it earlier in the thread
 

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I came across this unmarked drawing. After looking at the general arrangements
in this thread I am pretty sure this is a production breakdown of the AI-101.

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Good Day All!

Time to bring this thread back to the top....

Some additional drawings of various Vought projects - AI/AMI and HSV. Note the missile ejection idea for AI/AMI. Shades of Vigilante....

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Yep, definite Vigilante vibe with the rearward missile deployment. But that has to be about the worst aeroacoustic environment imaginable for a missile to fly through. Sure feels like the work of a team with a lot of spare time on their hands.
 

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Good Day All -

One I missed including with the other drawings....

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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XP67_Moonbat said:
Remind me if this was posted before. I couldn't find it earlier in the thread

Fairly sure that was a McDonnell-Douglas design. Quite possibly an ADLI though...
 

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TomS said:
Yep, definite Vigilante vibe with the rearward missile deployment. But that has to be about the worst aeroacoustic environment imaginable for a missile to fly through. Sure feels like the work of a team with a lot of spare time on their hands.

The missile appears to be the XAIM-97 Seekbat.
 

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Speculating a little: Vought and Dassault teamed circa 1969 on varied projects. I can't help thinking those Vought looks a bit similar to Dassault Mach 3 projects dug out by Le Fana some years ago...
 

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Good Day All -

From Vought material I had the opportunity to scan, the testbed, or one very similar to, AUI-1 in Bill's scan of an overhead in Reply #117. It appears that take off/landing are done inverted and high speed flight with the ramjet located on the "upper" surface. Quite smart...

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Mark Nankivil said:
Good Day All -

From Vought material I had the opportunity to scan, the testbed, or one very similar to, AUI-1 in Bill's scan of an overhead in Reply #117. It appears that take off/landing are done inverted and high speed flight with the ramjet located on the "upper" surface. Quite smart...

Enjoy the Day! Mark

Looks like UHTV (1968):

 

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According to the overhead in Bill's reply, they are one and the same...

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