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Offline Grey Havoc

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2015, 05:05:06 am »
A proposed counterpart for the French Army, the Snecma AP.521:

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #61 on: January 30, 2016, 04:25:38 am »
Hi, war time flying jeep

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #62 on: January 30, 2016, 04:27:44 am »
The Jumping Jeep was developed by BAC Warton at the request of the British army in the 1960s. It would have been powered by 12 vertical lift fans attached to the side of a 4x4 transporter. The angle of the fans could be adjusted dependent on the situation

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2342818/Jumping-military-jeeps-leap-enemies-planes-vertically-previously-unseen-British-inventions-were.html

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2016, 05:33:55 am »
Hi,

here is a flying jeep as the author thought,from Watkins ?,page 39;

http://kulturserver-nds.de/home/hubtest/medien/Typenkartei3953xGUN7x9T3Z7.pdf

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2016, 01:21:06 pm »
Watching a programme last night on the UK channel Quest called Salvage Hunters and this little number popped up towards the end... apologies for the quality but it was taken on my phone...

Appears to be a Jumping Jeep model by Hawker Sidderley if the HS on the front bumper is anything to go by...

If anyone is wondering it may still be for sale with Drew Pritchard Antiques in North Wales...

http://www.drewpritchard.co.uk/

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2016, 11:29:43 am »
Later version of the Bristol Siddeley Engines jumping jeep design.

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2016, 12:26:49 pm »
any more info on this Jumping Jeep by Hawker Sidderley google only give Harrier jump jets
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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2016, 02:54:57 pm »
That HP 120, Shorts Prodigal and SNECMA sketches all pre-date recent sketches of flying cars.
Guess that inventors were just waiting for auto-pilot software to catch up with aerodynamic concepts.

Several modern "makers" have recently published sketches of flying automobiles, quad-copters that food their rotors before driving along roads.
Quad-copters start with the advantage of much larger diameter rotors, leading to lower disc-loading, lower power consumption, lower fuel consumption and less noise.
Quad-copters can also fold easily into roof-racks. Two-bladed rotors easily fold onto roof-racks and a single blade can be almost the full length of the chassis.
Most of the recent advances have been in auto-pilot software, which are now advanced enough that they an be pre-programmed to fly a mission autonomously, with no control input from crew. This brings the skill required down to the level of a typical exhausted private soldier.

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2017, 01:58:58 pm »
The drawings of the Shorts PD 46 are no
longer available here. Can anyone re post them?

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2018, 02:39:10 am »
https://worldoftanks.com/en/news/chieftain/The_Chieftains_Hatch_Archive_Oddities_II

The article shows some original documents from Vickers-Armstrong, Westland, Handley-Page and Bristol-Siddely about Flying Jeeps.

Also interesting a flying M-24 Chaffee tank glider. Detroit Arsenal 1945.

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2018, 02:56:39 pm »
moin1900 thanks for the link
As stuff online tends to vanish I hope WOT won't
mind me adding the UK stuff here for ease of ref.

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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #71 on: September 13, 2018, 12:11:51 am »
H.P.120 'Jumping Jeep' model on display at RAF Museum Hendon.


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Re: British Army "Flying Jeeps" / "Jumping Jeeps"
« Reply #72 on: September 15, 2018, 04:42:34 am »
Thanks for posting Hood.
Gradually quite a lot of info is emerging on this project.