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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Last post by blackkite on Today at 02:38:24 am »
Hi! Early design mockup.
I can see slit for periscope at the nose of the aircraft.
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Space Projects / Re: NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
« Last post by FighterJock on Today at 02:12:12 am »
... a step by step plan to get off the planet and eventually out into the galaxy. I'm sure those in the know can argue some of the science he presents but broadly the theme is we better do this or humanity it at risk.

Strictly speaking that's not accurate. If humanity doesn't spread out into space, it's not 'at risk," it's "outright doomed." Same goes for bunnies and carrots and humpack whales... and for American/Chinese/Lithuanian/Whatever culture.

If we cannot get something like a warp drive system installed on a spacecraft then the best that we can do would be to design a so called Worldship that would take humanity to the stars at sub light speed otherwise humanity is finished.
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Army Projects / Re: M-1 Replacement
« Last post by marauder2048 on Yesterday at 09:44:43 pm »
And how many times do you see guys sticking their heads out of the turret while firing?  (Tried to find one of a driver sticking his head out while firing, with no luck.  I'm sure they're out there though.  :o )


It's a bad scene, man. Cue Kenny Loggins.
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Army Projects / Re: M-1 Replacement
« Last post by Kadija_Man on Yesterday at 08:05:03 pm »
Tanks provide more than sufficient firepower, with armoured protection to allow them to destroy most strong points with direct fire.  However, they are effectively "blind" when closed down, when in urban environments, which allows the enemy to approach closely and attack them, unless they have sufficient infantry supporting them.  Indeed, the idea of attacking urban sites with armoured forces alone is considered crazy by most tacticians.  People seem to forget that today, most armies utilise "combined arms teams" - armour, infantry and other supporting arms to provide them with sufficient firepower and the means to overcome obstacles/strong points when they encounter them.   

This was confirmed by the Israelis in 1982 when the invaded Lebanon.  They tried to send M113s with infantry inside to support tanks in the cities they were attacking.  The infantry were reluctant to leave their APCs and as a result everybody suffered casualties from RPGs and ATGWs.   Nowadays, the Israelis kick their mounts out and make them walk when they reach the outer limits of the cities.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne and derivatives
« Last post by allysonca on Yesterday at 07:32:07 pm »
For the record there were 5 variations of the AH-64. Army, Air Force Silver, Navy Dark Blue, Marine Green, and White Airforce with the Jet engines. Circle 5 had a picture of mine a ways back in this forum. Par Tool made them and Rick Southwick was involved. You can trace his history back to the Convair model shops where he was built a lot of the in-house aircraft. You can tell his work when there were fiberglass fuselage's and wood wings. He retired to Madera where he had a small shop in a hanger doing NASA work and where we were able to get a lot of goodies he had left over. Ahhhhh, the good old days!


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Space Projects / Re: National AeroSpace Plane (X-30)
« Last post by flateric on Yesterday at 07:08:59 pm »
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Space Projects / Re: National AeroSpace Plane (X-30)
« Last post by flateric on Yesterday at 06:28:38 pm »
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Republic XF-103 Interceptor
« Last post by blackkite on Yesterday at 05:52:15 pm »
To be continued until page 213. Please wait for a moment. ;)
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Army Projects / Re: M-1 Replacement
« Last post by Void on Yesterday at 05:35:00 pm »
Take a look at the tanks that have been lost in urban combat, there are enough youtube etc videos.

That we see tanks destroyed in cities is further evidence that they are still seen as valuable enough in urban combat to send them there in the first place.
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Space Projects / Re: NASA Space Launch System (SLS)
« Last post by Orionblamblam on Yesterday at 04:07:40 pm »
... a step by step plan to get off the planet and eventually out into the galaxy. I'm sure those in the know can argue some of the science he presents but broadly the theme is we better do this or humanity it at risk.

Strictly speaking that's not accurate. If humanity doesn't spread out into space, it's not 'at risk," it's "outright doomed." Same goes for bunnies and carrots and humpack whales... and for American/Chinese/Lithuanian/Whatever culture.
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