Apr 152017

From April, 2017, two US Aerospace Projects issues:

US Transport Projects #07

US Transport Projects #07 is available (see HERE for the entire series). Issue #07 includes:

  • 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


USTP #07 can be downloaded as a PDF file for only $4:


Also available, the first in a new series:

US Recon and Research Projects #01

US Recon & Research Projects #01 is now available (see HERE for the entire series). Issue #01 includes:

  • 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


USRP #01 can be downloaded as a PDF file for only $4:



 Posted by at 11:45 am
  • Brianna

    You went to Purdue, right Scott? Might want to watch out, the SJWs are coming.


    Try not to have an apoplexy after reading; they’re not worth it.

    • Scottlowther

      >You went to Purdue, right Scott?

      I went there insofar as i went there once for a conference on hydrogen peroxide use in rocketry; but as for my edumacation, that was Iowa State.

      As for the link: that’s… remarkable. This bears some thinkin’ about, and some mockery.

      • Brianna

        Ah. Sorry for the mistake.

  • Robbie

    @Scottlowther:disqus I’ve been wondering do you know where I could find the space shuttle contractor studies? I’ve been really interested in reading them.