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spring cleaning at the office. found this and thought it might be of interest.
The SAWS had been developed by the TRW (Thompson Ramo Wooldridge) Corporation. The weapon is a modified M-3 gun with a change to a smooth barrel and automated for remote control firing. The ammunition is a modified 50 bmg case with depleted uranium flechette .WOW thank you Tony. Can't think of better time to reintroduce but no is listening.
from "Sensor Aided Combat Systems Symposium Proceedings Held in Gaithersburg, Maryland on January 6-8, 1970." ADA956453
EV-2T wings and tail surfaces remind me of the PZL 15 Blogger jet-powered, biplane crop-duster.
PZL 15 also used spare engines from Yak-40 trijet and L-39 production runs.
PZL looked like unrelated airplane parts flying in loose formation.
Looks like something that a bored Russian bureaucrat - with piles of surplus airplane parts - would dream up!
PZL 15 proved uneconomical in service and was retired after only 175 were built.
We wonder which bureaucrat got a promotion during this project!
It seems to me that uncowled props/rotors in those positions would be a potential hazard, in ground handling terms.
From the video it seems as if the entrance and exit is only planned from the front, requiring some kind of gangway.
Here is a helicopter from V.V. Tatarinov.