This study was one of four submitted by Douglas Santa Monica to the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics in 1948 to fulfill the requirements of Outline Specification 115, which called for a carrier borne attack aircraft capable of extreme performance. The vehicle had to carry a 10,000 bomb load; could not weight more than 100,000 lbs; had to fly at a 40,000 ft altitude; had to cruise out at not less than Mach 1.2; and achieve a 1,700 nm combat radius. These were extremely ambitious requirements, given the state of the art in 1948. BuAer envisioned the aircraft as a composite type capable of jettisoning, during the course of its flight, such parts of the vehicle that were not required for completion of its mission. This remarkable aircraft would have operated from The USS United States, an immense 65,000-ton supercarrier that would have been the core of the Navy’s nascent strategic nuclear bombardment capability had it not been cancelled in 1949 due to budgetary and political issues. The Douglas Model 1186-C featured an escape vehicle not unlike the X-3 Stiletto mounted on top of a huge expendable missile component. This particular design was humorously referred to as the “Flash Gordon Special” on an early blueprint of the configuration, as it certainly looked like a product of Alex Raymond’s fertile imagination. To read more about the Douglas Model 1186-C and the many other remarkable competing aircraft designs, please consult my book, Secret Aerospace Projects of the U.S. Navy: The Incredible Attack Aircraft of the USS United States, 1948-1949.
the aircarft based on the book cover, by Jared A. Zichek first saw on www.papermodelers.com, posted by. billy.leliveld had some difficult part to find the 3view out there, but thanks a ton to oom Billy for send me the copy of the book..well this one special for you :beer
main body assembly
add inner frame (2-3mm hardpaper)
host wing and rudder
inner frame fo host wings assembly