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Wind Tunnel Model of Unknown Aircraft.

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posted on Mar, 6 2009 @ 03:14 PM
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Slightly OT

If you ever get a chance to go the museum at Edwards AFB, they have 3 really cool X-15 tunnel models. The A-2 one make me drool. Would look awesome on my mantle :-)




posted on Mar, 12 2009 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by DeltaNine
OK a little bit of extra digging has revealed it's probably not the B-58C but rather the MX-1626, which was a forerunner of the B-58.


Yes, it's the MX-1626. Diagrams here:
up-ship.com...

Source here:
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posted on Mar, 18 2009 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by DeltaNine
'It *almost* looks like a 2 engined version of the B-58, or a design based on the B-58 at least."


>>Good analogy to the B-58. I served in the American Air Force when the B-58 and F-106 were operational. This model has the overall, general appearance of both.

What that centerline fuel-tank-like affair is could be anyone's guess. Maybe a low-drag fuel-tank/weapons pod like the B-58 carried? I'm speculating, here.

Many earlier design models were frequently discarded after being proven to be aerodynamically unstable or poor in performance and were then destroyed, so this model is something unusual for DeltaNine to possess photos with which to upload to the 'Web.



posted on Mar, 20 2009 @ 07:52 PM
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Unfortunately without a member of the design team turning up here we'll probably never know what it was for.

I don't own the model though mate



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by DeltaNine
Unfortunately without a member of the design team turning up here we'll probably never know what it was for.


Huh? No, you can read all about it, actually. As I said, it's the Convair MX-1626; you can read about it in Jay Miller's Hustler book (And Google will probably get you a lot of info as well). It's not exactly a mystery.



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by Orionblamblam

Originally posted by DeltaNine
Unfortunately without a member of the design team turning up here we'll probably never know what it was for.


Huh? No, you can read all about it, actually. As I said, it's the Convair MX-1626; you can read about it in Jay Miller's Hustler book (And Google will probably get you a lot of info as well). It's not exactly a mystery.



Some info on the MX-1626 / B-58 here at this

mx-1626 / B-58



posted on Mar, 31 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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judging from the variations found here: it's one of the 1951 versions. it's a fascinating looking beast



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