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Several Western concepts that were never built

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posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 12:47 PM
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Here are several concepts from the 80s and early 90s. Just imagine if these were built.

Boeing


Grumman


ech


Rockwell



Mcdonnell Douglas



Supersonic VSTOL concepts

British

P-1214-3


P-103


P-103


Unkown



Mcdonnell Douglas "Super Harrier"


Generic

Germany's JF-90


JF-90


British ACA


British EAP


Grumman concept


Grumman Stealth Fighter


Lockheed fighter, capable of landing on water


Lockheed's Mach-5 SR-71 replacement


Early ABL


These pictures were found by a member at this forum
www.network54.com...

[edit on 7/1/05 by jetsetter]



jra

posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 12:54 PM
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Some really neat looking concepts in there. I really like that unknown britsh one a lot. A very clean design. I also like the mach-5 SR-71. Although it's tail looks a bit too big. Lots of other neat designs too. Thanks for sharring these.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 12:59 PM
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Just imagine if these were built.


If? Quite a few of those morphed into the Eurofighter project
I do like the 'Unknown' one, it looks extremely clean.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 01:12 PM
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Originally posted by RichardPrice


Just imagine if these were built.


If? Quite a few of those morphed into the Eurofighter project
I do like the 'Unknown' one, it looks extremely clean.


Ok, the other ones then.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 02:22 PM
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How do we know if some of them havent been built?




posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 02:39 PM
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All grumman planes are similair. The nose area just often reminds me to the tomcat.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 03:08 PM
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one of my favorites.
too bad it wasnt in production.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 03:35 PM
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Actually the last picture has been built its the Airborne laser aka the YAL-1A

www.globalsecurity.org...



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 04:21 PM
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This version was actually built:



The experience and knowledge gained from the earlier ABL systems was later used to build the one that we see today.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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numbers three and four evolved and were actually built and tested for a very brief period



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by phantompatriot
numbers three and four evolved and were actually built and tested for a very brief period


Got any pics or proof?



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by jetsetter

Originally posted by phantompatriot
numbers three and four evolved and were actually built and tested for a very brief period


Got any pics or proof?

no proof i could put on the internet, i guess i could scan a picture i have but the picture was found in a file cabinet in a lockheed martin folder that belonged to my father from his testing days with lockheed. it was a black and white picture. im not sure if i should scan it. considering it doesnt belong to me.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 07:39 PM
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Hmmm..why is it that many of them have forward swept wings? And, it seems that the German and British projects then morphed into the Eurofighter.



posted on Jul, 1 2005 @ 08:22 PM
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I like that Mach 5 SR-71 its sleek and very fast looking and that Grumman Stealth fighter. Nice concept images



posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 08:15 AM
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Originally posted by deltaboy
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one of my favorites.
too bad it wasnt in production.

Well, as a nice side anecdote, that thing did smash into its mother airplane once, shattering the canopy and ripped off the helmet of the test pilot. The ground observers got a pretty pale face when they saw what they initially believed to be the ripped off pilot's head tumbling through the sky. I'm sure a lot of people are happy it was NOT in production.



posted on Jul, 2 2005 @ 08:41 AM
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several are ATF concepts that did'nt make it and Eurofighter developmental models and losing competetors to existing planes.



posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 02:00 AM
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Ah, the Gremlin. Several succesful launches, zero succesful dockings. The Parasite Plane was a bizzare concept. Would have been cool if it worked, but a very bizzare project.



posted on Jul, 3 2005 @ 12:04 PM
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Dont forget the german MBB Lampyridiae stealth plane:

Crude Graphic





Actual aerodynamics test model (3/4 scale size):




Larger image

[edit on 3/7/2005 by Lonestar24]




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