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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 12:21:54 pm »
Cutaway Curstiss Speed Scout R-2 "Wireless", small biplane of the firm created in an attempt to build a small plane that was ahead of its time, its structure left aside the use of the cables from there the name "Wireless", propelled by a V-8 engine of the same company, there are very few data available only some blurred photographs and drawings of the patent application introduced by the company Curtiss, work tdavia in progress, author Motocar
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by flateric on Today at 11:58:51 am »
That's what I call a clearer version
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Curtiss Sesquiplane to ID
« Last post by Motocar on Today at 11:35:13 am »
The promised:

Cutaway Curstiss Speed Scout R-2 "Wireless", small biplane of the firm created in an attempt to build a small plane that was ahead of its time, its structure left aside the use of the cables from there the name "Wireless", propelled by a V-8 engine of the same company, there are very few data available only some blurred photographs and drawings of the patent application introduced by the company Curtiss, work tdavia in progress, author Motocar
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by fightingirish on Today at 10:36:21 am »
These attached pictures might have posted before, but this time in a much clearer version.  ;) :)
Source: https://theaviationist.com/2018/07/17/lets-have-a-look-at-the-tempest-uks-6th-generation-combat-aircraft-mock-up-unveiled-at-the-farnborough-air-show/
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by Avimimus on Today at 09:23:51 am »
This is scetch from BAE Warton media day that was much earlier.

Good to know. I like the F-16XLish one on the right. I also like Replica... whereas the mockup is... well... unpretty and unoptimised. If there is only a 40% chance of successful development then aesthetics are a valid criterion, no?
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We already had a topic on the AeroVironment/DARPA Broomstick, so I moved the related posts there.
https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic.10259.0

A few words of advice for those who post in this kind of generic topic:

1) The "Various" topics are NOT meant as big carryall bags. They exist only to collect TEMPORARILY the stuff that doesn't already have a discussion and is not important enough or documented enough to get one. If a specific topic exists, it is always preferable to post there. Before posting, therefore, always make sure to use the search field at the top right-hand corner of the page (set on "Entire Forum") to check first if there isn't already a post or a topic on the subject you wish to discuss or the image you wish to share.

2) Try to think of those who browse through pages of posts and only see link after link. I'm sure some people will click to see what it's about, but others (such as me) will not bother if they don't at least have a one line explanation of what they are going to find there. A small image attached to the post is of course a bonus. It makes further reading of the topic so much easier.

3) When quoting someone, it is useless to leave to integrated images or videos in the quote. Leaving only the segment that is relevant to your reply is enough. Don't forget videos make the pages take a lot longer to load, and not everyone lives in areas with fiber, cable or even speedy ADSL connections.

Thanks to all!
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Anti drone drone.  I guess it's cheaper than shooting a missile.  It uses an electronically scanned Ku band radar to find/intercept enemy drones.  They must have figured out how to build them cheap.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VJ7ZMqO3xs&feature=youtu.be

Another video showing different uses for this UAV.


When it can deal with stuff like this I'll be impressed:

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29881.msg329927.html#msg329927
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by SpudmanWP on Today at 08:37:28 am »
Wow that is aggressive timing! 17 years to get it into production by 2035! I see they are following American (and Lockheed) style of product development timing.
You might want to look at the Typhoon/Rafale timings before thinking this is a US thing.  Don't forget to add additional time to develop VLO tech.
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Aerospace / Re: Next Generation Jammer (NGJ)
« Last post by fredymac on Today at 08:15:03 am »
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by FighterJock on Today at 08:12:58 am »
When is the Typhoon out of service date supposed to be?  If we know that then we can start to predict when a successor fighter should be ready for service.
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