Bomber R D Since 1945. The Role of Experience by Mark Lorell, Alison Saunders, Hugh P. Levaux

By Mark Lorell, Alison Saunders, Hugh P. Levaux

This record assesses the most important tendencies within the background of jet bomber layout and improvement within the usa when you consider that international battle II to judge the position of earlier bomber and comparable learn and devel¬opment (RD) adventure between major contractors. It builds on previous RAND learn mentioned in Drezner et al. (1992). A later file will contain an analogous survey of fighter plane layout and improvement. This study is a part of a bigger examine meant to supply a conceptual framework to research the way forward for Air strength industrial-base RD actions. it truly is intended to counterpoint one other undertaking rfile being ready by means of Michael Kennedy, Susan Resetar, and Nicole DeHoratius that addresses the bigger study attempt by means of featuring a conceptual framework and initial obser¬vations for assessing army aerospace layout and improvement strength. a number of the examine and research during this record additionally appears to be like in a RAND record being ready through John Birkler et al., so that it will be a initial research of industrial-base matters and implications for destiny bomber layout and creation.

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8 Early in the Kennedy administration, the Federal Aviation Administration had begun pressing for a government-supported R&D program for an SST. The Air Force had opposed this effort, because it feared that such a program could threaten the XB-70 program, but Congress approved a government-funded program early in the Johnson administration. The major competitors were North American, Boeing, Lockheed, and Douglas. Douglas soon withdrew from the competition, and surprisingly, North American was eliminated later.

Following the award of a prototype development contract at the end of the year, Boeing moved ahead rapidly toward a first flight, which took place on April 15, 1952. (Holder, 1975, pp. 11-13; Gunston, 1993, pp. 87-88; Jones, 1980, p. ) Convair, however, refused to concede victory for the next strategic bomber to Boeing without a fight. The company adopted a strategy of selling the Air Force on a high-performance modification of its existing B-36, which would possess high commonality with the bombers already in the inventory.

Furthermore, Convair could take advantage of synergies between its F-102, F-106, and B-58 development programs. Indeed, by the time Convair won the supersonic bomber competition, its B-58 design proposal had evolved into a scaled-up and refined version of the F- 102. The original B-58 design was substantially modified in accordance with the "area rule" concept discovered during the F-102 program in 1952. In another example, the leading edge of the B-58 wing was redesigned before first flight to incorporate the "conical camber" design concept also developed on the F-102 program.

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