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New book on Unbuilt US Bomber projects

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posted on Feb, 5 2007 @ 03:00 PM
Scott Lowther, the creator of APR (Aerospace Projects Review), has released a 39 page preview PDF of his forthcoming "magnum opus" on US Bomber Projects.

Documented are 15 designs:

Submarine-launched "Project Pluto" (small nuclear ramjet vehicle)
Douglas Model 1064 flying wing (strategic bomber)
Douglas Model 1186A multi-stage aircraft (X-3-derived bomber)
The "NASA logo bomber" (the source of the "swoop")
12-meter Orion Nuclear Pulse Vehicle (cis-lunar doomsday weapon)
Orbital Sciences X-42 (modern "reusable ICBM" first stage)
Boeing Model 448 (early stage in B-47 development)
Douglas MX-2091 (subsonic small missile carrier)
Martin Model 329 C-1 (supersonic seaplane)
Convair WS-110A Two-Stage Aircraft (subsonic tow plane, Mach 3 bomber)
Lockheed NEPA (early giant nuclear-powered design)
North American D436-21 (early AMSA/ B-1 design)
Boeing Model 813 (two stage hypersonic cruise bomber)
Lockheed CL-292-6 (nuclear-powered missile carrier/airborne DEW line/aircraft carrier)
Northrop Quiet Supersonic Platform (low sonic boom strike plane)

Scott's only asking $8, and any proceeds will go towards the costs of additional research on the Bombers Book.

I've bought a copy, and its very interesting stuff.

posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 09:54 AM
Thanks. Nice stuff indeed.

posted on Feb, 9 2007 @ 08:30 PM
Looks good, but one are amiss IMHO.

Submarine-launched "Project Pluto" (small nuclear ramjet vehicle)

Project Pluto which was indeed a nuclear powered ramjet was far to big to be launched from a submarine. It was a large weapon system that could travel at Mach 3 at sealevel and spewed a radiation trail that was deadly. They actually got the reactors mocked up and teated on smaller scales before they pulled the plug on the project

posted on Feb, 12 2007 @ 06:07 AM
No, overscan is right. There were two navy Pluto proposals. One for Regulus II submarines (described in this USBP preview) and second air-launched from modified P6M Seamaster.

These 15 selected projects are something about what I am sure that you did not see till now!

And if you like colour profiles by me and Sentinel Chicken, you know what you need. ;-)

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