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Here is a forthcoming book about French battleships of WW I by John Jordan (if it is like the  first volume it must be a superb book)

https://www.amazon.com/French-Battleships-World-War-One/dp/1591146399/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1490715104&sr=8-2&keywords=battleship+world+war+I.

Replying to the last post in this topic the book about nanoweapons mentions 5 pounds nukes....but how would they overcome the critical mass issue? I suspect it might be a sicence fiction book.

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F_T
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Interesting Websites / Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Last post by George Allegrezza on March 27, 2017, 06:24:57 am »
Unfortunately, the captions for many of the the recently uploaded batch of photos are somewhat screwed up.  For example, there's a sweet pic of an Atlas BGRV lifting off, but it's captioned as a "test rig", a space station concept is captioned as a solar-powered vehicle, and so on.
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Interesting Websites / Re: Lockheed Program 476L proposal (C-141)
« Last post by hesham on March 27, 2017, 05:33:24 am »
Great find Boxman.
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Interesting Websites / Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Last post by Orionblamblam on March 26, 2017, 07:52:53 pm »

This design doesn't ring any bells with me, it may even be a nominal representation of an "Aerospace Plane" concept,

It's one of the Convair designs for the aptly-named "Aerospace Plane" program, a USAF program to develop an airbreathing reusable launch system.
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Interesting Websites / Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Last post by Boxman on March 26, 2017, 07:46:01 pm »
A couple of very interesting images added to the SDASM's Flickr Commons collection today. The description for the side-view of the model in the photo is incorrect, however, the adjacent photo in the collection with a head on view describes the model as, "Model Aerojet; Plastic Space Plane Date: 07/09/1962".  The name on the model stand for the side-view describes the model as "Aerospace Plane."

As best as I can glean from the two photos of the model, it appears to be mixed-propulsion, with intakes aft along either side, presumably for the air-breathing portion of flight, plus what appears to possibly be provision for retractable canards on the nose.

This design doesn't ring any bells with me, it may even be a nominal representation of an "Aerospace Plane" concept, but I figure many here may have a better idea (if so, moderators please move to the most appropriate topic).
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/33507549292/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/33280381880/

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Interesting Websites / Re: Lockheed Program 476L proposal (C-141)
« Last post by Boxman on March 26, 2017, 07:23:01 pm »
San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) Archives have added additional System 476L presentation slides to their Flickr Commons collection.

Here are a couple of the interesting configurations depicted.

A dual engine pod arrangement with four-wheel bogey landing gear housed in the wings' anti-shock bodies.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/32817381194/


A swing-nose version with the cockpit in a raised hump above the main deck, 747-style ("Bow Loader Version").
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/33503581852/
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Hi,

a new book announces about it in Le Fana 4/2017,called La SPCA,Société Provençale de Constructions
Aéronautiques,La Ciotat-Marseille,1925-1936.

A 400 pages and price 30 Euro.

http://memoireshydraviation.over-blog.com/2017/01/livre-sur-la-spca.html
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Aviation records in the jet age [SPECIALTY PRESS]
« Last post by bercr on March 24, 2017, 04:18:44 am »

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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: FlyPast
« Last post by elmayerle on March 22, 2017, 09:31:05 am »
Surprisingly, that one has already shown up at my local Barnes & Noble.  Very interesting article, indeed.
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