Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free
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from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: British
Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989, Soviet Experimental Aircraft
1980-1989, United States Experimental Aircraft 1980-1989, Boeing
Skyfox, Grumman X-29, Rockwell X-30, Rutan Voyager, Solar
Challenger, British Aerospace Eap, Northrop Tacit Blue, Sikorsky
S-72, Sikorsky S-75, Piasecki Pa-97, Bell D-292, Boeing Condor, Mit
Daedalus, Scaled Composites Ares, High Alpha Research Vehicle,
Gossamer Penguin, Tupolev Tu-155, Scaled Composites Attt. Excerpt:
The Boeing Skyfox was a program to modify the aging Lockheed T-33
jet trainers into a modernized, twin-engine aircraft. It was made
as a primary trainer to compete and replace the Cessna T-37 Tweety
Bird. Besides its primary role as a trainer, the aircraft was
envisioned to have other roles as well, including ground attack.
The program was started by the Skyfox Corporation in 1983, and was
acquired by Boeing in 1986. The program included the replacement of
the Allison J33-A-35 turbojet by two Garrett TFE731-3A turbofans,
the same that are on the Dassault Falcon 10, 20, 50, 900, IAI
Astra, IAI Westwind, and Learjet 40. It also included an extensive
redesign of the airframe. Only one prototype aircraft was built,
and the program was later canceled due to lack of customers. Over
6,500 Lockheed T-33 trainers were built, making it one of the most
successful jet trainer programs in history. However, technology
passed the "T-Bird" by, and by the 1980s, it was clear that the
world's air forces needed a more modern training aircraft. The
"Skyfox" was conceived and developed by Russell O'Quinn. The
modification designs were led by T-33 designer Irvin Culver and a
number of other former Lockheed employees formed Flight Concepts
Incorporated in 1982, with the intent of modernizing the T-33
design. The com... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=7956533
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