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Naval Projects / Re: CVN-77, CVX, and CVN-21 Design Studies
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 06:20:22 pm »
Published on Feb 11, 2015

CAPT Tal Manvel (Ret) discusses five of the design options for the U.S. Navy's new aircraft carrier the USS FORD



The design there at 2:00 looks like the Ford.  Just stick the island where the aft elevator on the starboard side is and there you go.
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Military / Re: Gerald R. Ford Class CVN
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 06:17:04 pm »
If you have a reference available regarding the "unusual alternative configurations examined" for aircraft to be launched from Ford class carriers could you share them so that we all might gain better understanding of how EMALs was selected.  Thanks in advance.

He wasn't speaking of EMALS specifically but the class in general.  Ford is actually quite tame compared to some configurations considered.
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Military / Re: Standard SM-3 News & Dev.
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 06:16:00 pm »
What makes me scratch my head is how they were able to test Spartan at least 24 times and Sprint nearly 50 (with 42 of the latter being over a period of only 3 years).  Imagine how "proven" and reliable GBI and the rest would be with that kind of attention devoted to them.
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Ummm......What is the difference between J6K and A8K?

http://forum.valka.cz/topic/view/86276/Kawanisi-A8K1-Toppu
https://forum.worldofwarships.ru/topic/32334-kawanishi-a8k/
https://www.facebook.com/Bruyneel.Patrick/photos/pb.1665620223655805.-2207520000.1476345766./1747193092165184/?type=3
"Kawanishi A8K Toppu 1945 (Japan). Embarked Hunter.
The Kawanishi A8K was a development of the j6k Jinpu, a terrestrial interceptor that had not been retained. It was then modified to be used as an on-board fighter on the Japanese aircraft door to replace the famous zero. It had a folding canopy, was fitted with a NK9H Nakajima Homae 21 1990 CV radial engine. The aircraft was heavily armed and carried
Four 30 mm wing cannons. The prototype was finished at 95% when the war was over."

But no carrier at the day. :-[ Looks like fake?
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Military / Re: Gerald R. Ford Class CVN
« Last post by Triton on Today at 05:09:02 pm »
If you have a reference available regarding the "unusual alternative configurations examined" for aircraft to be launched from Ford class carriers could you share them so that we all might gain better understanding of how EMALs was selected.  Thanks in advance.

"CVN-77, CVX, and CVN-21 Design Studies"
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,809.0.html
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Military / Re: Gerald R. Ford Class CVN
« Last post by VH on Today at 04:56:38 pm »
If you have a reference available regarding the "unusual alternative configurations examined" for aircraft to be launched from Ford class carriers could you share them so that we all might gain better understanding of how EMALs was selected.  Thanks in advance.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Lockheed P-38 Lightning Competitors
« Last post by RyanC on Today at 04:37:01 pm »
The final standing and measures of merit in the X-608 competition were:

Lockheed 65%
Hughes 47.3%
Vultee 45.4%
Vought 41.5%

The Hughes designation was H-1 and attached is a picture.
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Military / Re: Standard SM-3 News & Dev.
« Last post by marauder2048 on Today at 04:33:53 pm »
FTM-21 which featured a salvo of two SM-3 Block IBs against one ARAV-C++ was stated to cost $31 million in total (range, target, interceptors, sensors)
The per unit cost for SM-3 Block IB for that period was ~ $12 million.  Couldn't find a unit cost for ARAV-C++ but the SM-3s alone constitute
at least three quarters of the total test cost.

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The Bar / NASA Jets Chase The Total Solar Eclipse
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 03:48:22 pm »

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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: New business Jet aircraft
« Last post by Mark Nankivil on Today at 03:31:17 pm »
Good Day All -

From the September, 2009 issue of Air-Britain Aviation World is this image of a model of the proposed GP Aerospace GP210 out of Brazil.

Enjoy the Day!  Mark
 
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