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Black RS-76 'Bomber Concorde' by Bispro Black RS-76 'Bomber Concorde' by Bispro
In 1977, the USAF took delivery of their one and only McDonnell Douglas YRS-76A Skystreak II (s/n 72-9245), a B.A.C./Aerospatiale Concorde modified by MDD to fit an Air Force requirement for a supersonic reconnaissance jet aircraft. A second aircraft (s/n 74-6615) was due but not delivered following the polemic over the noise generated by the civilian Concorde in US skies.

There is no indication that the Skystreak II (dubbed the "Skyfreak" by the ground crew) was ever used again after 1980. It is said to have been modified in the early 1980s as a pilotless target as the YQS-76B and shot down over the Antarctic by a pair of F-15A interceptors.

The current whereabouts and condition of whatever's left of it are not known.

NOTE: a version of the same picture with the aircraft painted all white is also known [link]

Please note that this is strictly an imaginary aircraft and story and should therefore not be taken seriously by any researcher.
Concept and photo manipulation © Stéphane Beaumort / AviaDesign 2010
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would it have made a good bomber? :?
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Actually there was a real project for a bomber version of it at some point, so I guess it must have been feasible. The same happened with the Soviet Tu-144, but the other way round, since it started out as the Tu-135 bomber project then became an airliner.
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how did you get the wording and logos on the craft?

photoshop?
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
ALL my images are reworked from original photos using software such as Paint Shop Pro or Photoshop.
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Thanks!! ;)
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:iconarenafighter:
arenafighter Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
No Problem.you may have inspired me to Try something if i can purchase Another Concorde Model!
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Great! I'd really love to see the results when it's done, okay? ;)
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:iconarenafighter:
arenafighter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
it depends. i'm planning some Projects,and may submit one to Fine Scale Modeler.
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Well, if you choose to do the Bomber Concorde (or any of my creations) in model form, I would love to hear about it. There is nothing more thrilling than to inspire others!!
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
i see your stuff on What If Modelers. you might not Realize it, but my Sign there is Cobra!
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Oh wow. Of course I didn't realize! Well, I post mostly the same stuff on here and there, except it's easier to browse through the gallery here than through the topic there!
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Nebben86 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking all over the internets to find a picture of a Black US Airforce Concorde that's been sitting in my World History teacher's room for the longest time. This isn't the exact picture, but it's one sign I may be getting closer.
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Bispro Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Maybe not. This is my own creation and was never influenced by anybody's work. I would love to see the one you're talking about!! When was that exactly?
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Nebben86 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I did some research on the photo I'm thinking of; and it is not I Concorde. It is actually a B-1 Bomber with it's wings partially extended. From the angle that the aircraft is presented in my teacher's photo, it looked like a Concorde to me. However, upon closer examination, I realized the aircraft had horizontal stabilizers and large rounded engines. I overlooked those features and assumed it was a Concorde. Here's the link to the one I'm talking about: [link]

Nonetheless, this is an amazing depiction you have here.
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Thanks for the pic and for the compliment!
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Giraffeboy27 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha brilliant, love it :) I am trying to make an air force one style concorde, "Uk one" or something :)
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Bispro Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Cool idea! You'll have to let me know when it's done!
Glad you like my RS-76, too!
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Japanimes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Oh, yeah! Can you the same thing with the shuttle...Atlantis?
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Why not indeed. Sounds cool... Added to my to do list!
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hankandrej Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
great work like this scheme, what about a camo job like the avro vulcan b2?!
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:iconbispro:
Bispro Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
How about this one I just found on the web? Looks nice, don't you think?

[link]
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is actually very cool looking! :) I really like the blend of the SR-71 paint job with the SAC band. It works very well! :) The white version is cool too, but a little too close to a regular Concorde paint job. The Black oone is more dramatic for sure. :) Good stuff either way though. There is a lot more good stuff to comment and fave too. :) You've been busy!! :) More soon!! :)
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Bispro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, I've decided to post most of the imaginary aircraft I created over the past few months all in one go... Hence the massive input, but it's not always going to be like that in the future, you know... :)
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
I hear you and I fully understand. :) We each do and post what we can, when we can right? :) Have a great one!! :)
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Bispro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
;-)
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