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The other double bubble—NASA’s Double Bubble D8

23 November 2016

Double Bubble D8 concept vehicle—NASA/MIT/Aurora Flight Sciences image

Previous double bubble designs have had one fuselage atop another but what’s not to like about the concept of a side-by-side double bubble fuselage lifting body with embedded engines flying 180 passengers over 3000 miles at a cruising speed of Mach 0.74?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    23 November 2016 12:29

    Reminds me of the work of Vincent Burnelli (see below)

    Magnificently efficient designs – ignored by the authorities!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      23 November 2016 13:29

      Yes. I should have mentioned his work.

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