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Designation Systems / Re: Götaverken Aircraft List
« Last post by Arjen on Today at 12:09:58 pm »
Just a mention of the GP8 and GP9 projects, no more.
Here ya go boi.
Many thanks  :)
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I don't know about a Midway, but there was a classified US offer to lend the RN the LPH USS Iwo Jima in the event of them losing a deck. If memory serves the idea was to crew it with a mixture of RN personnel and 'US contractors' - former USN men who knew their way round the ship and its systems. Obviously it never came to anything but it was kept very quiet even within the US administration, Reagan didn't want Kirkpatrick to know about it and didn't even tell the State Department. USNI Proceedings had an article about it a few years back.
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It' I seem to recall reading that we offered some sort of flat-tops to the British during the onset of the Falklands. And it being the Midway does seem to jive with my faded memory. I wish I could remember when, where and what exactly I read. Its been years ago though. Could be complete bunk but.. *shrug*
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Designation Systems / Re: Götaverken Aircraft List
« Last post by hesham on Today at 06:04:46 am »
Great Infos,thanks.
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Designation Systems / Re: Götaverken Aircraft List
« Last post by blockhaj on Today at 05:24:40 am »
From the looks of it the GP8 was to have 2-3 gunners aiming backwards. The 2 windows on the ass indicates that atleast on man was to be stationed there and have downwards vision and upper vision. This probably meant 2x 7.9 mm m/22f or 13.2 mm m/39a being fitted in the ventral positions. The hatch thingy above the cockpit could probably be opened in mid flight and a 3rd gunner would pop up. Fixed armament is probably a single 13.2 mm like on the B18.
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Designation Systems / Re: Götaverken Aircraft List
« Last post by blockhaj on Today at 05:16:35 am »
Well some stats for the GP9 is 680 km/h, 4x 13.2 mm m/39a 250 rpg.  Full metal construction. Developed into the J22. J21 picked over it due to its being 20% cheaper.
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Designation Systems / Re: Götaverken Aircraft List
« Last post by hesham on Today at 05:09:39 am »
Nice drawings,thank you Blockhai.
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Designation Systems / Re: Götaverken Aircraft List
« Last post by blockhaj on Today at 04:36:02 am »
Just a mention of the GP8 and GP9 projects, no more.
Here ya go boi.
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Designation Systems / Re: Götaverken Aircraft List
« Last post by blockhaj on Today at 04:32:23 am »
I have the basic blueprints of the GP8 and 9

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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.
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