MDD JSF pics?

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Pat1

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Unread post18 Feb 2005, 05:23

Can somebody tell me where I can find pics of the McDonnell Douglas JSF proposal?
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Unread post18 Feb 2005, 05:51

What, to good to do a google search?
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"In 1996, McDonnell Douglas began test flights on the X-36, a tailless research UAV. It was powered by a Williams F113 cruise missile engine. Above certain high angles of attack, it became the most maneuverable aircraft in the world.

The X-36 was built as a technology demonstrator for McDonnell Douglas's proposed Joint Strike Fighter. The canards of the subsonic X-36 would have been replaced by a small butterfly tail on the aft end of the supersonic JSF (which bore more than a passing resemblance to Mc Donnell's F-101.) Alas, McDonnell Douglas was eliminated from the JSF competition in November 1996 and merged with Boeing. Still, the X-36 flights continued for another two years."
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Unread post18 Feb 2005, 05:56

I didn't know the X-36 was MDDs proposal.
Thanks Lawman.
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Unread post19 Feb 2005, 04:34

It's still a cool looking plane 8) ! I think it looks a lot better than the current JSF :2c: .
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Unread post19 Feb 2005, 05:31

Woulda been the better airframe too, in my opinion....
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Unread post19 Feb 2005, 08:26

I found pics for the final proposal!
http://www.strange-mecha.com/aircraft/x/JSF1.htm
Also, notice one of lockheeds mockups with the lift-fan
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Unread post20 Feb 2005, 15:28

I don't know about you guys, but I think that the X-32 looks pretty cool.
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Unread post20 Feb 2005, 17:40

I think the X-32 looks like a whale or something :?
It is as if it's saying :
"Whoooo, can I do this?"

I prefer the current JSF-model :)
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Unread post20 Feb 2005, 18:08

I think the MDD design would have been the most maneuverable and stealthy because it doesnt have a conventional vertical stabilizer, plus I think it looks better too. 8) The current JSF is cool too, I like that design, but i think the JSF partners really missed out when the MDD design was cancelled. The X-32 is FUGLY, it looks like a bullfrog. I'm glad it wasnt chosen.
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Unread post21 Feb 2005, 14:59

Timmer wrote:I think the X-32 looks like a whale or something :?
It is as if it's saying :
"Whoooo, can I do this?"

I prefer the current JSF-model :)


I know, I was just kidding. :D The X-32 is VERY ugly.
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Unread post28 Feb 2005, 20:24

I definitely agree with you all on the X-32. I would have pick the F-35 also if it were my choice. The X-32 looks like it would suck every bird outside into the enging intake. Just to restate the obvious, the F-35 is the coolest I salute thee :salute:

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