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Todays 'new concept' was designed over 60 years ago

 

Burnelli A-1 Bomber

(1939)

 

 

"[The] Burnelli fighter bomber - the A-1 - that we tested at Langley Field and won the competition, the fact that we won that competition, did us no good, because we never were allowed to build the airplane."
 
Charles F. Mullen, formerly Chief Engineer for Vincent J. Burnelli at Long Branch, NJ, in a taped interview recorded on May 20, 1973
1939 Burnelli A-1 Bomber

 

 

"When anybody criticises or speaks derogatorily of the Burnelli aircraft design - lifting fuselage design - all one has to do is to refer them to the results of that Langley Field test in 1941 on the A-1 bomber, and they would be answered fully. At that time it out-performed every top airplane manufacturer in the country who submitted designs in the same competition we were in. Period ."

Charles F. Mullen, formerly Chief Engineer for Vincent J. Burnelli at Long Branch, NJ, in a taped interview recorded on May 20, 1973

 

 

   1939 Burnelli A-1 Bomber

 

 

 1939 Burnelli A-1 Bomber mock-up  

 

 

   1939 Burnelli A-1 Bomber mock-up

 

 

 1939 Burnelli A-1 Bomber mock-up side view  

 

 

   1939 Burnelli A-1 Bomber (wind tunnel model)

 

 

 1939 Burnelli A-1 Bomber side view (wind-tunnel model)  

 

 

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