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Sounds like the Russkis have just as many problems WRT new fighter programs as we do, only on a scantier budget.   Weren't they trying to get some development money from India for the PAK-50 a few years ago?

I am actually surprised that the UAE does not join the PAK-FA program like India did, it would be far cheaper than designing and building a new fighter.
Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Real or fake
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 07:30:59 am »

here is a picture to article from Icare magazine,spoke about Henri Coanda's design of flying saucer
fighter Project,I think it was not real, right ?.
Designation Systems / Re: I.A.R Romanian aircraft company
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 06:02:03 am »

IAR-815  was not a transport aircraft,but a glider,maybe remained a Project;
Designation Systems / Re: Gourdou-Leseurre/Gourdou Designations
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 05:43:24 am »

GL-322 was a single seat fighter Project equipped with Gnome-Rhone engine.
Designation Systems / Re: Edmund Schneider Sailplanes and Airplanes List
« Last post by hesham on April 22, 2017, 02:27:00 pm »
OK Richard,I will delete it.
Designation Systems / Re: Edmund Schneider Sailplanes and Airplanes List
« Last post by richard B on April 22, 2017, 10:19:47 am »
We already spoke about the FS 101 here :,23586.msg304512.html#msg304512

It is NOT an Edmund Schneider design , but a Franz Schneider one  ...
Designation Systems / IFIL-Reghin Sailplanes & Aircraft List
« Last post by hesham on April 22, 2017, 08:20:46 am »

a Romanian company of early 1940s,and the designer was Mr. Vladimir Novichi;

RM-1  glider,no more details are known
RG-1    was a Schneider Grunau Babys built in Romania under licence
RG-2 Partizan   was a Kranich II derivative,as a two-seat mid-wing glider.
RG-3 Stahanov   was a two-seat high-wing glider
RG-4 Pionier   was a single seat primary trainer glider
RG-5 Pescăruș   was a single seat glider,62 were built
RG-6    was a two-seat light civil and trainer low-wing cantilever monoplane,powered by one 75 hp
            Praga D engine
RG-7 Şoim   was developed from RG-6,as a tandem two-seat trainer low-wing monoplane,powered
                    by one 105 hp Walter Minor 4 III engine
RG-8 H1 Tintar  was a light helicopter,powered by one 105 hp Walter Minor 4 III engine
RG-9 Albatros   was a tandem two-seat mid-wing sailplane
Designation Systems / Edmund Schneider Sailplanes and Airplanes List
« Last post by hesham on April 22, 2017, 07:23:27 am »

we also can speak about all Edmund Schneider sailplanes,glider and airplanes here;

ES-63,ES-65,Grünau Baby I,II,III,IV & V,Grünau 7 (ESG-7),Grünau 8  (ESG-8),Grünau 9 (ESG-9),
Grünau Commodore and Motorbaby.
User Artwork / Re: FLIGHTS OF FANTASY: What if the P.1216 went into production?
« Last post by Hano on April 21, 2017, 10:53:39 am »
I cannot seem to find the reference, but wasn't the USS Midway offered for sale to the United Kingdom? Does anyone recall when this offer was made?

(sorry to resurrect an old thread but happened to come across this question by chance)
Not quite. Healey and MoD directed the RN to investigate the possibility of acquiring ex USN CVAs at the height of the CVA-01 fight in mid '65. Enquiries were made and the USN tentatively suggested the USS Shangri-La a late WW2 long-hulled Essex commisioned in late 1944. An RN team did go and evaluate her, but concluded that converting her to RN specs wasn't worth it given the time and expense involved and the idea was quietly dropped.
Interestingly, Shangri-La was badly damaged in a collision with an escort destroyer. I've never been able to establish whether the offer to sell her was made before or after the accident...
PS I can dig out the references to the relevant files at Kew if people want.
User Artwork / Re: Russian sixth-generation concept fighter
« Last post by ADVANCEDBOY on April 21, 2017, 09:44:09 am »
Very nice indeed.
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