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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2008, 08:11:00 pm »
 ??? ;D Incredible! A modern airship with neither hydrogen nor helium but hot air... So great an idea, why hasn't it be built and tried? I will direct to this a British friend, expert in airship, to get his opinion, I will tell you.

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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2008, 11:51:49 pm »
Hi,

a jet-ship.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%202187.html

Great ;D How can you not love that ? It reminded me of "Indiana Jones and the Sky Pirates" (by Martin Caidin - ISBN 978-0-553-56192-0 - it features a "jet-powered zeppelin", although Caidin's version uses helium for lift, and the jets for propulsion only).

And WHOA....I just noticed the specs in the drawing: 500 000 cu. ft. of air at 1200 degrees centigrade ? Sealed envelope or not, that thing must have the mother of all infrared signatures.

Still, it makes the old "geek-o-meter" ping into the red zone B)

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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2008, 10:08:36 am »
??? ;D Incredible! A modern airship with neither hydrogen nor helium but hot air... So great an idea, why hasn't it be built and tried? I will direct to this a British friend, expert in airship, to get his opinion, I will tell you.
My friend said: "a very similar project from late 1950s was made by a Canadian engineer. 'Thermodyne' the Canadian called it."

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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2009, 03:06:59 am »
Hi,

a suggested design for a vertically-launched rocker interceptor with
missile armament stowed internally amidship.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%200959.html

The missile armament stowed internally amidship wouldn’t be to unlike that of an airborne torpedo tube arrangement of sorts and principle!

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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2009, 10:04:43 am »
Hi,

Goodyear Aircraft Corporation developed an ambitious proposal for a reusable,
manned space vehicle.
http://www.metafilter.com/53712/Around-the-world-on-a-Dream-Machine

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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2009, 04:22:17 am »
I've been directed to a nice Modern Mechanix 1929 issue at
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2008/03/28/capt-rickenbackers-airplane-of-the-future/
with 2 great twin-boomers:

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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2009, 01:53:02 am »
Hi all. From the cover of POPULAR MECHANICS, Sept 1982

(sorry about the direct hyperlink to the image, but I seem to be unable to attach anything - in any browser..)

the original link is here:
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=f9kDAAAAMBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0

I couldn't find this in any other forum topics. Anyone have any more information?

Edit: correctly attached image
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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2009, 02:35:18 pm »
And from the point of view of Walter Dornberger, long range passenger transport
is at least since 8 years accomplished by rocket powered aircraft, using reusable
winged launch vehicles :     ;D

(from InterAvia 11/1953)

Is this the same?

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Re: Imagination of the future from the past
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2009, 11:15:58 am »
This section has been facinating to look at.

Did anyone go to Disneyworld in the 1980s?  At EPCOT they had a pavilion called Horizons about the future of life.  The first section was about "Looking back at the Future", about what we thought life would be like in the 21st Century from the perspective of ther 1940s and 1950s.  Very interesting and even humorous.

Sadly, and even ironically, it has has been replaced so we cannot see it anymore.
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