Jul 282011

Nineteenth in the series of reconstructed drawings from Paul Suhler’s book “From RAINBOW to GUSTO.” This is the Lockheed A-7-2 design as drawn by Ed Baldwin in January 1959. This particular drawing has a Source Grade of four:

“RAINBOW to GUSTO” is available from Amazon:

To download the high-rez version of the A-7-2 drawing, simply click THIS LINK. You will be prompted for a username and a password. For the A-7-2 drawing, use these:

Username: the FIRST word in the body of the text on page 140

Password: the LAST word in the body of the text on page 140

(Remember: Case Sensitive!)

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Up next: A-7-3 configuration

 Posted by at 8:46 pm
  • Jaosn

    So after not achieving stealthiness, range, and speed with the A-6 series this one seems to step back from a stealth refined shape. I am seeing a lot of F-104 influence in this one. The tail, the ramjets look like the 104 drop tanks, the intakes.