US Aerospace Projects


The "US Bomber Projects" format of short illustrated booklets is being expanded to include topics such as Transports, Spacecraft, Fighters, VTOL, etc. Scroll down to see what's new!


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This prototype issue covers:
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)

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USBP issue 01

This issue contains articles on :
Rockwell D 645-1: a 1979 low-cost subsonic missile carrier
NAA 1495-25 PAMSS: an early ’60's concept for rebuilding an XB-70 into a prototype for an all-new bomber
Boeing Model 701-273-0: First in a series on the evolution of the XB-59 supersonic bomber
Convair B-58-C-1: a two-engined tactical bomber
Lockheed CL-2102-2: A stealthy flying wing
Lockheed Model 195-A-13: An early nuclear powered bomber
Martin Model 223-1: First in a series on the evolution of the XB-48… a wartime turboprop medium bomber
Boeing Model 444 A: First in a series on the development of the B-52… a late war turboprop heavy bomber

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USBP issue 02

This issue has articles on:
Rockwell D 645-1: LH2:: A variant of the low-cost missile carrier using liquid hydrogen for fuel
NAA High Performance Penetrator: a 1963 design for a supersonic bomber, led in part to the B-1
Boeing Model 701-273-1: Second in a series on the evolution of the XB-59
Lockheed GL-232: A subsonic nuclear powered bomber
Boeing Space Sortie: A small unmanned spaceplane
Martin Model 223-2: Second in the series on the development of the XB-48 – a wartime turbojet powered medium bomber
Boeing Model 461: Second in the series on the development of the B-52… an early postwar turboprop heavy bomber
Northrop Low Altitude Penetrator: A competing idea for what became the B-2

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USBP issue 03

This issue has articles on:
Rockwell D 645-4A: A compact stealthy flying wing
Lockheed System 464L: Lockheed’s entry into the initial Dyna Soar program, 1958
Convair Mach 4 “Rollover:” A Mach 4 seaplane with a unique approach
Boeing Model 701-273-3: An asymmetrical supersonic precursor to the B-59
Boeing HSCT Model 1080-854: A late 1980's missile carrier derivative of a commercial supersonic transport
Martin Model 223-3: A canard antecedent to the B-48
Boeing Model 462: A large six-turboprop ancestor of the B-52

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USBP issue 04

This issue has articles on:
McDonnell System 464L: McDonnell’s entry into the initial Dyna Soar contest, 1958
Lockheed-Martin Falcon: A recent design for an unmanned hypersonic global range bomber
Lockheed Senior Peg: Lockheed’s competitor to the Northrop B-2
Boeing Mobile Missile Carrier: A giant hydrogen fueled amphibian
Boeing Model 701-273-4: A very asymmetrical supersonic predecessor to the B-59
Lockheed Cruise Missile Carrier: A large nuclear-powered cargo plane converted to carry 90 cruise missiles
Boeing Model 462-5: A six-turboprop B-52 ancestor
Martin Model 223-4: A twin-fuselage design on the road to the B-48

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USBP issue 5

This issue has articles on:
McDonnell-Douglas ATB: The little know third competitor for the B-2
McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing DF-9: A Mach 10 global-range strike/space launch system from the 1990's
Boeing Model 701-273-5: A supersonic bomber with an extreme inverse-taper wing
Fairchild N-9: An early 1950's nuclear powered concept
Martin Model 223-5: A predecessor to the B-48 with canards
Rockwell D645-5: A subsonic 1978 flying wing bomber designed to use a laser for defense against fighters and missiles
North American 464L: NAA's X-15 derived orbital spaceplane concept for the Dyna Soar program
Boeing Model 464-17: 1946 four-turboprop strategic bomber, a step toward the B-52

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USBP issue 06

This issue has articles on:
Boeing Model 464-18: a reduced-size version of the 464-17 turboprop strategic bomber
Convair WS-125A: A supersonic seaplane powered by nuclear reactors
Martin MX-2092: a subsonic jet bomber that towed a large missile
GD AMPSS: A 1963 variable geometry design leading towards the B-1
Republic System 464L: a lifting body spaceplane with a nuclear bomb on its back
Martin Model 223-6: a 1944 step on the road to the XB-48
Boeing Model 701-273-6: A supersonic bomber composed of two linked aircraft
Martin Water-Based Attack Aircraft: a single-seat strike plane capable of water takeoffs & landings

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USBP issue 07

This issue has articles on:
Boeing Model 464-25: a modification of the 464-17 turboprop bomber with slightly swept wings, among other changes
Boeing Model 828-2: a giant and incredibly slow long-endurance plane with a formidable payload
Fairchild N-12: an early nuclear powered turboprop design
Rockwell D645-3: a supersonic treetop-level bomber capable of completely stowing its wing
Boeing model 701-273-7: last in the study, a design with a large wing, a small fuselage and canards
Bell MX-Carrying Hovercraft: a large armored hovercraft complete with an MX missile and self-defense interceptor missiles
Convair System 464L: Dyna Soar I and Dyna Soar III spaceplanes
Martin Model 223-7: A 1944 ancestor to the XB-48 with vertically stacked engines

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USBP issue 08

This issue has articles on:
Boeing Model 464-27: a slightly-swept turboprop B-52 progenitor
Rockwell D645-6: A minimum-weight spanloader missile carrier
Martin Mach 4.25: A large, manned nuclear ramjet
Boeing Model 484-2-2: A swept-wing, slightly supersonic B-58 competitor
Douglas System 464L: A many-surfaced Dyna Soar spaceplane
Martin Model 223-8: a 1944 step on the road to the XB-48
Boeing Model 801-11A: A Mach 3.5 hydrogen fueled design of incredible range
Martin MAMBA: A mid-1960's A-10-analog

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USBP issue 09

This issue has articles on:
Boeing Model 464-33-0: A turboprop B-52 predecessor
Consolidated Army Bombardment Flying Wing: A ground attacker with an extreme mode of attack
GE Supersonic System 6X: A Mach 3 nuclear-powered bomber
Convair B/J-58: A supercuising version of the Hustler
Boeing model 484-2-2: AB-58 competitor
Northrop 464L: A blended wing/body spaceplane
Martin Model 223-9: a 1944 step on the road to the XB-48
Boeing Model 800-15A: A Mach 3.5 hydrogen fueled design of incredible range

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USBP issue 10

This issue has articles on:

Boeing Model 464-34-3: A turboprop B-52 predecessor
Martin Model 192-5: A medium-sized flying wing
Republic Mach 7: a relatively small high-speed design
Convair WS-125A: A large nuclear powered supersonic design
Boeing model 484-415: A jet-powered supersonic flying boat
Boeing 464L: Boeings first Dyna Soar
Martin Model 223-10: a 1944 step on the road to the XB-48
Lockheed CL-1301-1: A very small VTOL ground attacker

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USBP issue 11

This issue has articles on:

Boeing Model 464-40: The first all-jet-powered design in the quest for the B-52
North American D-118: A turboprop conversion of the F-82E into a ground attacker
Boeing Model 701-218: A twin engined supersonic concept
NAA Model 705-00-04: A ramjet cruise missile with a manned rocket booster
Northrop Nuclear Flying Wing: A well defended if rather hypothetical design
Martin Model 223-11: *almost* the XB-48
Boeing B-1: The design that might have beaten the Rockwell concept
Bell/Martin 464L: The submission that most closely resembled what the Dyna Soar eventually became

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USBP issue 12

This issue has articles on:

Boeing Model 464-40: The first all-jet-powered design in the quest for the B-52
North American D-118: A turboprop conversion of the F-82E into a ground attacker
Boeing Model 464-41: A turboprop B-52 predecessor
Boeing “Big Bird”: a long-durational, low-speed, low-altitude missile carrying loiterer
Douglas MX-2091-E: A 1950's canard configured missile carrier
Boeing Model 701-238: A supersonic design on the road to the B-59
Northrop Nuclear Flying Wing: Atomic power with two crew pods
Martin Model 223-12: the final design in the XB-48 design series
Rockwell MRCC: An airplane that could be tossed into space atop an RSRM
Lockheed CL-820-8: A Mach 3 variable-geometry design

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USBP issue 13

This issue has articles on:

Ryan Model 162: A VTOL strike/recon plane
Boeing Orbital Bomb: a nuclear-tipped re-entry glider
Northrop Atomic Wing: an asymetric nuclear powered design
Consolidated Vultee High Speed Flying Boat: an early post-war Skate design
Martin Model 189: a canard version of the B-26 Marauder
Boeing Model 464-046: A six-engined B-52 predecessor
Curtis F-87C: a night fighter with bomber abilities
Boeing Model 701-247: a supersonic antecedent of the B-59

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USBP issue 14

USBP#14 brings together the competitors to Weapon System 464L, the first major effort in the Dyna Soar program. These designs were previously shown individually in prior issues of USBP; here they are brought together, with some updates, as well as a few extra diagrams and a section of diagrams formatted for 11X17 printing. This issue includes info and diagrams of the Lockheed, Republic, General Dynamics, McDonnell, Boeing, Douglas, Northrop, North American and Martin-Bell entries as well as their various booster systems. Also included are detailed diagrams of the ultimate Dyna Soar design, the 2050E.

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USBP issue 15

This issue has articles on:

Bell D2001: A 1957 eight-engined Bell VTOL strike plane for the Navy
Lockheed “Harvey”: AKA the Hopeless Diamond, Lockheeds first design for what became the F-117
Convair Model 35: An early push-pull concept for the B-36
Rockwell D661-27: A nuclear powered strategic bomber
Boeing Model 464-49: The penultimate major design in the development of the B-52
Boeing Model 988-123: A highly agile stealthy strike fighter
Boeing Orbital Bomber: An early concept for a Dyna Soar derivative with eight nukes
Boeing Model 701-251: A twin engined concept on the road to the XB-59

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USBP issue 16

The B-52 Evolution Special!:

Boeing Model 444 A: A late war turboprop heavy bomber
Boeing Model 461: An early postwar turboprop heavy bomber
Boeing Model 462: A large six-turboprop ancestor of the B-52
Boeing Model 462-5: A six-turboprop B-52 ancestor
Boeing Model 464-17: 1946 four-turboprop strategic bomber, a step toward the B-52
Boeing Model 464-18: a reduced-size version of the 464-17 turboprop strategic bomber
Boeing Model 464-25: a modification of the 464-17 turboprop bomber with slightly swept wings, among other changes
Boeing Model 464-27: a slightly-swept turboprop B-52 progenitor
Boeing Model 464-33-0: A turboprop B-52 predecessor
Boeing Model 464-34-3: A turboprop B-52 predecessor
Boeing Model 464-40: The first all-jet-powered design in the quest for the B-52
Boeing Model 464-40: The first all-jet-powered design in the quest for the B-52
Boeing Model 464-046: A six-engined B-52 predecessor
Boeing Model 464-49: The penultimate major design in the development of the B-52
Fairchild M-121:A highly unconventional canard-biplane
Convair B-60: A swept-wing turboprop-powered derivative of the B-36
Douglas Model 1211-J: An elegant turboprop alternative to the B-52
With additional diagrams of the B-47, XB-52 and B-52B

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USBP issue 17

This issue has articles on:

M.C.D. 392: A wartime design for a global-range bomber
Martin Model 194: A strategic bomber somewhat larger than the B-29
Lockheed CL-285-815: A supersonic nuclear powered concept with five engines
Consolidated Model 36: An early design for the B-36 with twin tails
Boeing Model 701-290: A supersonic bomber on the road to the B-59
Thiokol 260-inch ICBM: An unreasonably large ICBM concept
ARFL ESAV: A recent concept for a stealthy supersonic bomber
Convair GEBO II: An ancestor of the B-58, carried aloft under a B-60

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USBP issue 18

This issue has articles on:

Boeing Model 726-13: A nuclear pwoered bomber with the cockpit in the tail
Martin Model 164: A pre-war high altitude twin-tailed bomber
North American WS-110A: An early concept for what became the B-70, with "floating wingtips"
Convair MX-1593: An early, large, five-engined Atlas ICBM concept
Boeing Model 701-299-1: The final XB-59 supersonic bomber design
Boeing Model 464-72: A B-52 with pusher turboprops
Boeing F-15GSE Global Strike Eagle: An unmanned F-15 with a giant missile on its back
General Dynamics – Light Weight Attack Configuration 29: An advanced ground attacker with vectored thrust

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USBP issue 19

This issue has articles on:

Early Atlas Concept: Parallel Staged Missile: three-bodied concept leadign to the Atls ICBM
Lockheed L-286-665: A supersonic nuclear powered design
Consolidated XA-44 Model 112: a three-engined forward-swept jet
Convair Pilotless Airplane I-40: a TV & radar guided missile
Martin Model 151-J: A late pre-war design
Boeing Model 464-79-0: a long-span B-52 with floating wingtips
Lockheed-Martin VS-07: A recent stealthy variable geometry concpet
Boeing Model 724-15: Boeings first giant competitor for the B-70

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US Transport Projects


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USTP issue 01

This issue contains articles on :

Redstone Troop Transport: An Army concept for a troop & supplies launcher
Lockheed CL-334-1: A small STOL battlefield transport
NASA LH2 747: A “three fuselage” hydrogen-fueled jetliner
Douglas DC-8-1004: A very clean pusher-prop passenger liner
Bell/Boeing/NASA ATT: A wasp-waisted transonic concept
Boeing Model 733-94: An early SST
Aereon Dynairship: A giant modern airship
Boeing Model 473-10: One of the earliest jetliner designs

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USTP issue 02

This issue contains articles on :
Jupiter Troop Transport: A 1956 Army concept for ballistically launched soldiers
Catamaran 747: A NASA concept for a more efficient twin-fuselage 747
Nuclear C-5A: A NASA concept for using the existing C-5 to demonstrate nuclear powered flight
Boeing 765-076E: A recent design for a small supersonic transport
Lockheed L-151: An early jetliner concept adding six turbojets to a Constellation
AAFRL/Lockheed AMC-X: A recent design for a stealthy C-130 replacement
Boeing Twin Hull Airship: A 1970's design for a semi-buoyant cargo lifter
Douglas D5.0-15A: A partially NASP-derived hypersonic jetliner

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USTP issue 03

This issue contains articles on :
Lockheed “Environmentally Responsible Aviation” box-wing jetliner
Martin Commercial Twin-Hull concept from 1942
North American Aviation NAC-60 SST competitor
McDonnell-Douglas Cargo Spanloader
Boeing Model 763-058 “New Large Airplane”
BoMi Passenger Transport Rocket
Lockheed L-152-1 early jet transport with unusual inlets
Aerial Relay System: for when crazy is preferred

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USTP issue 04

This issue contains articles on :
Boeing Model 473-13: An early twin-engine jetliner
ICARUS Troop Transport: 1,200 marines, anywhere, anytime
Republic Model 10 SST: A little known SST competitor
Lockheed CL-593: A giant, if slow, logistics transporter
Boeing 763-059 NLA: A whole lotta passengers in one place
Fairchild M-534: A B-36 converted into a vast cargo carrier
Lockheed CL-1201: Probably the largest aircraft ever designed
Oblique All-Wing Supersonic Airplane: A supersonic variable-orientation flying wing

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USTP issue 05

This issue contains articles on :
Boeing Model 820-100: The B-52 can haul more than bombs…
Lockheed Nuclear Tug: Want to tow two C-5s across an ocean?
Martin Super Ocean Transport: A WWII-era design for a post-war giant passenger transport
HOT EAGLE: 13 Marines to Benghazi in minutes
Sikorsky SST: An early supersonic transport concept
Lifting Body Cargo Airplane: A wartime design for a multibody design with a separate cargo module
Resource Air Carrier: A giant “flying pipeline” to haul petroleum
Boeing Model 763-165: A side-by-side New Large Airplane design

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USTP issue 06

This issue contains articles on :
Lockheed CL-408-15: An early Mach 3 SST
Lockheed L-155-4: A very early 8-engine jetliner
Boeing Model 754-4V: A very-wide-bodied cargo hauler for Husky
Gates Learjet PD1502A: A four-seater with a turbofan
Convair Comet Seaplane: An American idea for turning a British jetliner into Flying Boat
Lockheed Twin C-5 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft: Two C-5's mated together to carry a Shuttle between them
Boeing Model 765-096 Rev A “SUGAR Volt”: A hybrid jetliner
CRC HOT EAGLE – Super Global Troop Transport: Finally, hard data on a rocket transport for Special Forces and Marines

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USTP issue 07

This issue contains articles on :
Lockheed L-279-9: an early SST
Convair HST – Phase II Variable Sweep Configuration: A mid-1960’s hypersonic transport
Lockheed CL-1373: a short-haul turboprop liner
Boeing Model 702-134(4): a large nuclear-powered logistics hauler
McDonnell-Douglas Swept Wing Spanloader: a heavy cargo carrier
Lockheed Hybrid Wing Body: a current design for an efficient military transport
NASA Cut-Down 747 SCA: a 1973 idea for a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft
Rockwell Boost Glide Transport: An early 1970’s rocket transport

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US Spacecraft Projects


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USSP issue 01

This issue contains articles on :

General Dynamics 2-Man Space Taxi: A concept for the minimum possible manned spacecraft
General Dynamics EMPIRE lander: one of the earliest designs for an excursion module to and from the surface of Mars
Convair Landing Boat: Krafft Ehricke's Atlas-launched spaceplane
Zenith Star: the SDI laser battlestation experiment
Northrop PROFAC: a flying gas station for spacecraft
NASA Warp-drive spacecraft: a highly hypothetical concept for planning purposes
Martin Direct Flight Apollo: lunar landing without the LEM
Boeing DS-1 Satellite Interceptor: an early Dyna Soar with nuclear missiles

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USSP issue 02: Spaceplane Special

This issue contains articles on :


Boeing Personnel/Cargo Glider: When you have space industry, you need a space bus
Convair Manned Orbiting Reconnaissance System: A 1958 concept for a recon spaceplane
North American D435-1-4: The delta winged X-15A-3 (not a true spaceplane… but still, relevant)
General Electric R-3 Lenticular Apollo: A 1962 Apollo concept for a lifting body lunar ship
General Dynamics VL-3A: a 1966 space station logistics transport
SRI Space Cruiser: An early 1980’s minimum manned spacecraft for the military
Boeing Model 844-2050E Dyna Soar: The almost-built spaceplane from 1963
Rockwell MRCC Orbiter: the do-everything concept, modified with additional rockets and propellant

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USSP issue 03

This issue contains articles on :

Northrop ST-38 Space Trainer: a rocket-powered T-38 for trips to space
"Have Sting:" A General Electric design for a gigantic orbital railgun
JPL Thousand Astronomical Unit probe: A spacecraft into interstellar space
Integrated MannedInterplanetary Spacecraft: A Boeing concept for a giant spacecraft to Mars and Venus
Convair Inflatable Spacecraft: an early spaceplane concept
One Man Space Station: A 1960 McDonnell concept for a tiny space station
Astroplane: A lightweight aircraft for the exploration of Mars
Reactor-In-Flight Test: A Lockheed nuclear-powered stage for the Saturn V

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USSP issue 04

This issue contains articles on :

GE Electrically Propelled Cargo Vehicle: A lunar lander with a nuclear reactor and ion engines to reduce the cost of lunar logistics
Douglas LASS: Landing an S-IVb stage on the moon
Convair PLAME: VTOL crew return with jet engines
North American Mars Excursion Module: the iconic conical Mars lander
Martin-Marietta Ballistic NIMF: A nuclear “hopper”
Early LEM: One of the first recognizable designs, by Maxime Faget
ROMBUS: probably the largest lunar lander seriously proposed
Boeing Lander Module 2: A recent Mars crew lander

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US Launch Vehicle Projects


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USLP issue 01

This issue contains articles on :

Pre-Saturn Phase III Vehicles: 1958 concpet for clustered Atlas boosters
Boeing “Big Onion”: an SSTO to launch SPS
Northrop TAV: an in-flight propellant transfer spaceplane
Martin Orbit Project: A 1946 concept for a hydrogen fueled SSTO
Saturn V derived HLLV for FLO: A brief Saturn V revival in the early 1990s
MSC Orbiter 020: An early Shuttle with straight wings and a single SRB
Hammerhead ET: a way for the Shuittle to transport outsized payloads
Loral Aquarius: A way to make space launch cheap

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USLP issue 02

This issue contains articles on :

Juno V, 4 stage: An early design that became the Saturn rocket
Boeing “Space Freighter”: a giant two-stage spaceplane for launching solar power satellites
Boeing NASP-D: A rare look at an operational National Aerospace Plane derivative
LLNL Mockingbird: The smallest SSTO ever designed
Boeing Model 922-101: A fully reusable Saturn V
NAR Phase B Space Shuttle: a fully reusable two-stage concept
Martin Marietta Inline SDV: A Shuttle-derived heavy lifter
Scaled Composites Model 351: The Stratolaunch carrier aircraft

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USLP issue 03

This issue contains articles on :

Juno V/Titan/Nomad: A 1958 concept for a space launcher using an ICBM for upper stages
Convair ATE Nova: A 1963 idea for winged airbreathing boosters
B-70/Gemini: Using a bomber as a booster
Phase II VTOHL Orbit-On-Demand: a 1985 concept for a relatively small two stage to orbit spaceplane
NASA Lewis Saturn Ib/Centaur/Kick Stage: a high energy upper stage
NASA MSC 042B/Titan IIIL6: a straight-winged orbiter atop a large Titan derivative
Heavy Lift Titan: A large diameter Titan core with three Shuttle boosters
Escher “Unshackled”: An unconventional idea for a lunar rocket

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US Fighter Projects


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USFP issue 01

This issue contains articles on :
Tremulis “Zero Fighter:” A World War II era two-stage rocket propelled, vertically launched interceptor
North American Rockwell D-541-4 “Surprise Fighter:” An early stealth fighter concept with flip-out wings
Republic TFX: An unconventionally-configured variable-sweep design, competed to become the F-111
Martin Model 302: A large four-engined supersonic interceptor loaded with missiles
Convair Nuclear Powered Interceptor Configuration II: A single-seat design with a nuclear reactor
NAF Float-Wing Interceptor: A WWII small flying boat to be carried by small ships
Martin Pursuit-Type Airplane: An early WWII-era design with a prone pilot
Boeing Model 1074-0006: A 1980’s design for a hydrogen-fueled hypersonic monster

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USFP issue 02: Rocket Fighter Special

This issue contains articles on :
Bell Rocket Fighter: A design similar to the X-1
North American RD-1381-B: A two-stage VTO design
Boeing Model 457: A rocket boosted ramjet fighter with two stages
Truax Rocket Fighter: A VTO ship-launched interceptor
Northrop XP-79: A flying wing with a prone pilot
Lockheed CL-362-1: A late 1950's spaceplane-like hypersonic concept
SAINT II: the Satellite Interceptor lifting body
Bell D-35: a tailless delta-like design

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USFP issue 03

This issue contains articles on :
Not Yet Available

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Other US Projects


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USVP issue 01

This issue contains articles on :
Ryan Model 162: A three-lift-fan ground attack plane with a minimum wing
NACA VTOL Bomber: A slim six-engined supersonic concept
Bell X-14C: A three-engine low cost close support plane
Lockheed GL-224-2: A small rescue craft that can dock in flight with a C-130
Bell D270A-900-112: A tilt-rotor that has folding props
Boeing Model 837-313: A minor design for a fighter like a Harrier with variable-sweep wings
Hughes Hot Cycle Rotor/Wing Composite Research Aircraft: Use the exhaust from a jet engine to spin up a triangular rotor blade…
Lockheed CL-1026: A civilian derivative of the AH-56, to carry passengers from city center to city center

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USRP issue 01

This issue of US Recon & Research Projects contains articles on :
General Dynamics “FISH”: 1958 concept for Mach 4 parasite
NACA-Langley X-Tail X-15: early hypersonic rocket plane concept
“Jake’s Jeep”: WWII-era motorjet design
Lockheed “Archangel”: The first step on the road to the SR-71
Boeing Model 853-21 “Quiet Bird”: A 1961 stealth platform
Northrop Tacit Blue: Operational version of the early stealth experiment
Convair Pilotless Airplane I-40 Inhabited: WWII-era design of a manned test for a flying bomb
Lockheed CL-278-1-1: a proto-U-2

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USVP issue 03

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Also available, The CAD drawings created for USBP reformatted an rescaled for 11X17 collected in separate volumes. Drawings have in some cases been corrected, improved and added to.

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USBP11x17-01-03

USBP 11X17 01-03 collects the diagrams created for issues 01, 02 and 03, including:
Rockwell D 645-1; NAA 1495-25 PAMSS; Boeing Model 701-273-0; Convair B-58-C-1; Lockheed CL-2102-2; Lockheed Model 195-A-13; Martin Model 223-1; Boeing Model 444 A; Rockwell D 645-1: LH2; NAA High Performance Penetrator; Boeing Model 701-273-1; Lockheed GL-232; Boeing Space Sortie; Martin Model 223-2; Boeing Model 461; Northrop Low Altitude Penetrator; Rockwell D 645-4A; Lockheed System 464L; Convair Mach 4 “Rollover;” Boeing Model 701-273-3; Boeing HSCT Model 1080-854; Martin Model 223-3; Boeing Model 462

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USBP11x17-01-03

USBP 11X17 04-06 collects the diagrams created for issues 04, 05 and 06, including:
McDonnell System 464L; Lockheed-Martin Falcon; Lockheed Senior Peg; Boeing Mobile Missile Carrier; Boeing Model 701-273-4; Lockheed Cruise Missile Carrier; Boeing Model 462-5; Martin Model 223-4; McDonnell-Douglas ATB; McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing DF-9; Boeing Model 701-273-5; Fairchild N-9; Martin Model 223-5; Rockwell D645-5;North American 464L; Boeing Model 464-17; Boeing Model 464-18; Convair WS-125A; Martin MX-2092; GD AMPSS; Republic System 464L; Martin Model 223-6; Boeing Model 701-273-6; Martin Water-Based Attack Aircraft

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USBP11x17-07-09

USBP 11X17 07-09 collects the diagrams created for issues 07, 08 and 09, including:
Boeing model 464-25; Boeing Model 828-2; Fairchild N-12; Rockwell D645-3; Boeing Model 701-273-7; Martin Model 223-7; Convair 464L Dyna Soar I; Convair 464L Dyna Soar III; Bell MX Hovercraft; Bell mobile defense platform; Boeing Model 464-27; Rockwell D645-6; Republic M-4.25; Martin MAMBA; Boeing Model 484-2-2 (twin-pod); Martin Model 223-8; Douglas 464L Dyna Soar I; Boeing Model 800-11A; Boeing Model 464-33-0; Consolidated Army Bombardment Type; GE Supersonic System 6X; Convair B/J-58 B-58C; Boeing Model 484-2-2; Martin Model 223-9; Northrop N-206 Dyna Soar I/II/III; Boeing Model 800-15A

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USBP11x17-10-12

USBP 11X17 10-12 collects the diagrams created for issues 10, 11 and 12, including:
Boeing Model 464-34-3, Republic mach 7, Lockheed CL-1301-1, Convair WS-125A, Boeing 484-415, Martin Model 223-10, Boeing Model 814-1010 Dyna Soar, Martin Model 192-5, Boeing Model 464-40, Boeing Model 701-218, Northrop Nuclear flying wing, North American D118, Martin Model 223-11, North American Model 705-00-04, Bell/Martin 464L, Boeing B-1, Boeing Big Bird BB 6800, Boeing Model464-41, Douglas MX-2091-E, Boeing Model 701-238, Martin Model 223-12, Northrop Nuclear Flying Wing, Rockwell MRCC, Lockheed CL-820-8

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USBP11x17-13-15

USBP 11X17 13-15 collects the diagrams created for issues 13, 14 and 15, including:
Ryan Model 162, Boeing Orbital bomb, Northrop Atomic Wing, Consolidated Vultee High Speed Flying Boat, Martin Model 189, Boeing Model 464-046, Curtis F-87C, Boeing Model 701-247, Lockheed WS 464L Dyna Soar, McDonnell WS 464L Dyna Soar, North American WS 464L Dyna Soar, Republic WS 464L Dyna Soar, Convair WS 464L Dyna Soar I, Convair WS 464L Dyna Soar II, Douglas WS 464L Dyna Soar, Northrop N206 WS 464L Dyna Soar, Boeing Model 814-1010 Dyna Soar II, Bell/Martin WS 464L Dyna Soar, Boeing Model 2050E Dyan Soar, Boeing Dyna Soar/ Titan IIIc, Bell D2001 TS-149, Lockheed Harvey; Convair Model 35, Rockwell D661-27, Boeing Model 464-49, Boeing Model 988-123, Boeing Manned Orbital Bomber, Boeing Model 701-251

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