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Lockheed 10-4
« on: August 02, 2012, 12:48:14 AM »
Designed as a testbed for technologies being developed for the Lockheed A-12, the Lockheed A-10-4 has often been recorded as merely a modified F-104. The 10-4 was however, almost a completely new aircraft.

Instrumental in the development of the bleed-bypass engine (albeit using a modified P & W J75 rather than the J58) as well as pressurisation and fuel systems for the A-12, the A-10-4 was a real hotrod but lacked range when compared to it's later siblings.

Lockheed A-10-4 USAF by mtpalmer1, on Flickr

Note the wingtip tanks which were jettisoned at the top of the climb for high-speed flight.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2012, 05:40:32 AM by Empty Handed »

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Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 12:51:02 AM »
Now that's both innovative and incredibly imaginative!

Not to mention some absolutely first-class art as well!

Most excellent, Empty Handed!

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Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 02:36:49 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 03:00:28 AM »
Most excellent!
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Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 02:34:34 AM »
That would not be too tough to build either... Very nice!
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Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 07:05:58 AM »
I love this concept! :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 12:50:39 AM »
 WhooosH!!!...hehe, now do one with the rocket booster ( NF-104, wasn't it? )

Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 05:33:39 AM »
Thanks all!

Yeah Dr. YoKai, it was the NF-104A. I may play with something along those lines at a later date.

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Re: Lockheed 10-4
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 10:14:50 AM »
Very nice and very believable!  Build one and label it as the predecessor to the SR-71 and listen to all of the "Wow I never knew that" exclamations  8)
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