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The Public Lecture "Sir Barnes Wallis - one of the 20th Century's Greatest Engineers" by Mr. Norman Boorer OBE (Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey) held on Tuesday 21 October 2003, was attended by an eager audience of around 250 members of the public.
The X-38 design closely resembles the X-24A lifting body flown at Dryden from April 1969 to 1971. Wingless lifting bodies generate aerodynamic lift - essential to flight in the atmosphere - from the shape of their bodies.
The 28 research missions flown by the X-24A helped demonstrate that hypersonic vehicles like the space shuttle returning from orbital flight could be landed on conventional runways without power. The X-24A was modified in 1970 and designated the X-24B in 1971, the last lifting body configuration was tested in the 12-year research program at Dryden.
The Wild Goose was an FSW UAV tested in the 1950's, I think (though I might be wrong as I am groping in the depths of my memeory) the Wild Goose also had an element of VG to its FSW layout and looked remarkably similar to the Lockheed picture
That design looks just like a design from Britain back in the 50's. Vickers Aircraft designer Barnes Wallis experimented with swing wing designs under a project called Wild Goose.
Wild Goose ranged in size from small hand-launched models to larger radio-controlled examples trolley-launched at 100 mph. All had slender laminar flow bodies with variable sweep wings set well back, and a swept tail fin aft. Movement about the three axes was accomplished by co-ordinated and differential degrees of wing sweepback
There were also a series of small UAV Swallow test vehicles flown, maybe you think I am referring to them?
....were mounted well back were swept forwards.
Anyhow, being I am having to rely on your word, any time that you want to post a picture/link of the the Wild Goose, feel free, cause I have not found one to compare with what you indicate or with the Lockheed design.