Jul 012012

Now available: Bell Aircraft drawing 52-700-002, “Inboard Profile MX-743 Research Airplane,” dated 12-12-1946, updated 3-30-1955. This is the X-2 rocket powered supersonic aircraft.

This blueprint, measuring 21,010X5580 pixels (70X18.6 inches, printed off at 300dpi), was scanned in pieces and in grayscale from a black-line original some years ago. The sheer size of it proved to be too much for my computers to bear in the reassembly phase, and had to await newer, more powerful systems. Now at last it’s available. This blueprint is presented as-is, with stains, tears, fold marks and all… these add character to the print that a pristine version would lack, while taking away none of the historical, technical or artistic value. Additionally, a cleaned-up version is included.

Also includes halfsize and quartersize versions of each for easier viewing and printing.

Air drawing 60 can be downloaded for $7.00.


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