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The forward swept wing XB-53 was designed by convair based on german research data captured in world war two. The XB-53 was originally intended as an atack aircraft tp be known as the XA-44. The wings would be forward swept at a 30 degree angle with an 8 degree dihedral. The wing, which also functioned as the horizantal stabilizer, was situated at the aft portion of the fuselage. Pitch and roll adjustments were made with the wing mounted contol surfaces. The XB-53 featured elevators on the inboard wing and ailerons on the outboard. The wingtips also functioned as a variable incidence and control surfaces. It's turbojet engines were concealed in the fuselage. The XB-53 had a weight capacity of 60,000 LBs. And had a range of 2,000 miles. Its three General Electric J35 engines proppeled the craft to 580 MPH and allowed it to carry up to 12,000 LBs of bombs.
Originally posted by rvfried
Global Security's picture is 404 (not found). I did manage to find a picture on a page that is in french.
Here is the:Link (Its half way down the page - Illustration)