Jun 252016

A heavily illustrated USAF brochure on turbine engine technology included, among a vast number of little photos of engines and aircraft, a few illustrations that might be of interest.

Several futuristic concepts here, several old ones. Of particular interest is the “Supersonic Multirole Fighter,” which looks like a cross between the old Lockheed Hopeless Diamond concept and the Northrop XST design… tailless with an inlet on top, with features reminiscent of the F-117, but blended rather than faceted.



Of these “Emerging Concept Needs,” several are distinctly old. The middle row of three designs are all 20+ year-old concepts.



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  One Response to “PDF Review: Aerospace Projects Clip Art”

  1. Fantastic find, Scott. I need to check your blog more often!

    This might be wishful thinking on my part, but could that be Sikorsky’s long-rumored “other” X-Wing/RSRA concept in the middle of the “Emerging Concept Needs” page?

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