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Vought V-2000 1971 Canard Delta fighter

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The centre one is the Vought V-2000 as featured in American Secret Projects, though its a different model with different paint scheme and AIM-95 Agile AAMs on the wingtips. The other two are currently a complete mystery to Mark Nankivil and myself. I'm guessing that all three date from about the same time frame, the early 1970s.

[Edit - now identified - see http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1848.0.html for the right hand model]
 

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Additional views of the V-2000. Courtesy Mark Nankivil and Vought Heritage.
 

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Interesting and fascinating, the first one on the left seems to be some F-16 concurrent, as the one in the center could be seen an F-15 concurrent (and/or successor) as well.

The black one is a real mystery, hypersonic fighter, recce or bomber? Or only another post-SR71 proposal?
Anyway I never seen a shape like that, too sharpe to be hyper....maybe a pre-stealth proposal?
 

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V-2000 Advanced Tactical Fighter
From Vought Archives
 

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Vought V-2000 factory model in non-camo finish.
 

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Greetings All -

Looks to be the same V-2000 ATF model that Circle-5 posted. Original negative courtesy of the Vought Archives.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Thanks! Good angle. Beautiful! :)
 

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Greetings All -

Here's the same model along with the V-483 (?) model.

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Hi Paul -

The model had more than a passing resemblance to a model that Tony referenced in his book as possibly V-483. You are quite right on Depp Strike I - wonder of they are one and the same thing or morphed form the same basic design?

Enjoy the Day! Mark
 

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Belated reply Mark - I believe Tony was wrong on the identification for that model. It is possible that the Deep Strike 1 configuration stems from an earlier fixed wing VFX/FX study however.
 

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