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Military / Re: 'Hunt for Reds in October'
« Last post by Grey Havoc on Today at 02:21:34 am »
No problem. I forgot to add that SDV can also stand for Swimmer Delivery Vehicle, especially in the case of smaller SDVs.
Aerospace / Re: USA homebuilt wrth European roots?
« Last post by cluttonfred on Today at 01:36:11 am »
I could find nothing in the EAA Sport Aviation archives or or, but I agree that it does have a certain Yves Gardan look about it.
Aerospace / Re: USA homebuilt wrth European roots?
« Last post by Jemiba on Today at 01:02:19 am »
As you mention EADS, it reminds me of the Gardan GY-80 Horizon, which was built by
Sud Aviation, later SOCATA, so a kind of relation to EADS could be seen.
(photo from
Aerospace / USA homebuilt wrth European roots?
« Last post by walter on Today at 12:29:35 am »
Below 2 photos of a US homebuilt that may have European origins. The aircraft is in the FAA register as the Moody Siple Model A, has carried the N73HS in the past and at present is N78RB.  It is for sale on the site. Alledgedly it was designed+ built in Europe (France? for EADS?) and it seems the  parts/components were imported in the USA. See the forum correspondence in 2008 on:
The timeline is confusing. EADS was only formed in the late 1990s, but the FAA register quotes A/W date 11/06//1985. 
Anyone cares to solve this?
Aerospace / Re: Mitsubishi MRJ
« Last post by blackkite on Today at 12:00:49 am »
Thanks a lot. Please enjoy next video.
The Bar / Re: My treasures
« Last post by Jemiba on Yesterday at 11:35:58 pm »
The speed, but even more the punctualness, for which the Shinkansen is known,
really arouse envy for many German railway users like me !  ;)
And after the latest strikes by the train drivers here, the development of driverless
trains and the introduction of such a system, as already tested (and used ?) in Japan
seems really to be a good idea !
Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Gloster Flying Boats
« Last post by Schneiderman on Yesterday at 11:30:59 pm »
The Bar / Re: Audi RS7 completes driverless lap at Hockenheim
« Last post by Jemiba on Yesterday at 11:15:00 pm »
I like the idea of autonomously controlled cars ! Driving around a race track, even at high speeds
is just a beginning, of course, the real challenge, I think, is to make such a system suitable for
use in every days street traffic, although such problems already seem to be adressed, too, looking
at the driverless car reversing into a parking lot. But the main problem, without doubt, still would be
public acceptance, especially by those people, who really like dashing through the inner cities,
ignoring rules and other road users and having responsibility for the majority of accidents !  ::)
Aerospace / Re: Mitsubishi MRJ
« Last post by Jemiba on Yesterday at 10:56:27 pm »
Are those orders enough to make it economical not just for the users, but for
the manufacturer, too ? It's a completely new aircraft, so the break-even point
may be relatively high and the market for aircraft in that class is already quite
crowded, I think, often by companies with an already established network for
service and maintenance. So it may still become quite a fight to make it lucrative.
Good luck !
Some interesting info about the PAK FA's L402 Himilayas.

The Radio Electronic Technologies concern provided the Prospective Airborne Complex of Frontline Aviation (PAC FA) T-50 with the first batch of Himalayas electronic warfare systems.

“We are currently testing it,” General Director Nikolay Kolesov told TASS.

“T-50 prototypes are already equipped with the Himalayas onboard defense system. The system is used in plane tests,” Kolesov said.

The unique air system increases fighter jet’s jamming resistance and damage tolerance, as well as neutralizes enemy’s signature control systems. It also helps decrease aggregate weight of the PAC FA.

The Himalayas are integrated into the jet fighter system to the extent it functions as a so-called smart cover. “In other words, we are not producing some separate blocks, but parts of a plane with add-in electronic devices,” Kolesov stressed when talking about fifth-generation jet fighters’ electronic warfare characteristics.

The Himalayas EW system was developed by the Kaluga Scientific Research and Radio Technology Institute and is manufactured at the Signal radioplant in Stavropol. They are both part of the Radio Electronic Technologies concern.

The concern is Russia's largest electronic industry holding company. It was established back in 2009 and is now part of the Rostec State Corporation. It specializes in development and production of systems and commercial avionics, position-radar station of air basing, identification and electronic warfare systems, measuring apparatus for various purposes. The concern includes 97 scientific research institutes, a development laboratory and production facilities.

Some of the description seems rather puzzling. I'm guessing those are just things lost in the translation?

Also, do we know if the T-50 is carrying the izdeliye 750 or 760? Also, is it true that the 760 has reduced cross section compared to the 750?
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