MDD JSF pics?

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2005, 05:23
by Pat1
Can somebody tell me where I can find pics of the McDonnell Douglas JSF proposal?

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2005, 05:51
by Lawman
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 The canards of the subsonic X-36 would have been replaced by a small butterfly tail on the aft end of the supersonic JSF (which bore more than a passing resemblance to Mc Donnell's F-101.)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."

Unread postPosted: 18 Feb 2005, 05:56
by Pat1
I didn't know the X-36 was MDDs proposal.
Thanks Lawman.

Unread postPosted: 19 Feb 2005, 04:34
by parrothead
It's still a cool looking plane 8) ! I think it looks a lot better than the current JSF :2c: .

Unread postPosted: 19 Feb 2005, 05:31
by Sniper69
Woulda been the better airframe too, in my opinion....

Unread postPosted: 19 Feb 2005, 08:26
by Pat1
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

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2005, 15:28
by agilefalcon16
I don't know about you guys, but I think that the X-32 looks pretty cool.

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2005, 17:40
by Timmer
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 :)

Unread postPosted: 20 Feb 2005, 18:08
by Sniper69
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.

Unread postPosted: 21 Feb 2005, 14:59
by agilefalcon16
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.

Unread postPosted: 28 Feb 2005, 20:24
by aviator21
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: