Ed Heinemann's 'underwater jet'

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  1. Graeme

    Graeme Well-Known Member

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    Ed Heinemann discusses his 1952 submarine based jet attack (Model 640) aircraft in his foreword for Terry C Treadwell's book, 'Submarines with Wings' of 1985.

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    very cool... Heinemann was (is) brilliant.

    reminds me of this:
     

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    Prior to the Seadart Convair toyed with the Skate which was designed for use with submarine tenders.

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    This illustrates three different designs (Model 640 is No.1) that could be modified to fit into the existing Regulus missile hanger.
    Note that Heinemann's 'light' design doesn't require a steep ramp launch.

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