Stumbled upon the Burnelli story in 2006. I've been working ever since to get his name back in the history books and the universities as well as creating and testing updated designs. Have picked up support and encouragement along the way from industry experts at Northrop Grumman and NASA.
I now refer others to a new report on the Lifting Fuselage Configuration (LFC) by the U of Toronto in 2016. Find it here... http://oddjob.utias.utoronto.ca/~dwz/Miscellaneous/ReistZinggJofA2016.pdf It's the first study done on the LFC since the late 30's done by NACA for a bomber design submitted by Burnelli.
This is my passion and have learned much over the last 12 + years. I hope to help others see this design with fresh eyes after reading the latest in the most current, related sciences.