The two-person crew sat side by side. The first post-Gruen configuration, labeled Configuration , featured a manned stage with a flat top and a square-foot wing with three-degree negative incidence angle. Feedback from the briefings influenced the design. Convair proposed a parasite aircraft that was launched in the air from a larger version of the B Hustler that was then being studied, the BB. Reconnaissance soon became a primary focus for the Super Hustler. Named after two men who worked on the project—Maj. The plane's relatively small size with engines buried inside the fuselage was a significant contributor to its stealth technology , and the Kingfish also retained pyro-ceram material along the wing leading edges and engine nozzles to absorb radar waves.
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After completing its mission, the aircraft would return to friendly airspace, slow, and then open intakes for two small jet engines for the return flight at subsonic speeds. This was due to an effect known as the blip-to-scan ratio , which refers to the "blip" generated by an aircraft on the radar display. In August the teams met again to present their latest designs. The canopy glass consisted of three layers: The intakes and exhausts were arranged to reduce radar cross section, and the entire aircraft had the same sort of angular appearance as the later F Lockheed had produced an aircraft similar to the "Kingfish", the A, but it was more "conventional" in layout.
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Description: The names of the seven Mercury space program astronauts are announced from a field of candidates. Estes and Dewain C. By reducing the RCS, the radars guiding the missiles would have less time to track the aircraft, complicating the attack. At their next meeting, on 23 July , several submissions were studied.