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Missile Projects / Re: US hypersonic weapons projects. (General)
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 06:29:45 pm »
http://aviationweek.com/defense/mda-joins-tri-service-hypersonic-weapon-program?NL=AW-05&Issue=AW-05_20181023_AW-05_726&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_1&utm_rid=CPEN1000000230026&utm_campaign=17057&utm_medium=email&elq2=11451d850bf04937a11a8a0e87dc6fa7

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The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has joined the Army, Air Force and Navy in a partnership formed to urgently develop a new hypersonic weapon within about three years, the Army confirmed to Aerospace DAILY Oct. 22.

MDA’s role in the Hypersonic Glide Body (HGB), which has not previously been disclosed, allows the agency to acquire a relevant missile to use as a target.
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Army Projects / Re: M109A6 test bed for XM907 ERCA
« Last post by Kadija_Man on Today at 05:48:02 pm »
There isn't anything wrong with a license production. Yet if we haven't been able to commit to a self-propelled gun of our own design what are the odds we will find a foreign design that fits our requirements? Requirements that all too often change as proven by the XM2001 and XM1203.

Kman continues to mistake indecisiveness with ability.  Crusader is exactly what we need today.  And license production, when you can make it in-house, is completely idiotic, especially for something as major as a SP gun.  Why support somebody else's industrial base while your own rots?

How does License Production result in your industrial base rotting?

Contrary to popular belief, designs don't grow on trees.

Contrary to popular belief, your designers aren't necessarily part of your industrial base...
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Last post by Orionblamblam on Today at 05:43:46 pm »
The B-56 and RB-56 were the four engined proposals were they not?  Or was the B-52 cockpit addition just an additional proposal?  Not seen anything demonstrating that though.

This is a "YB-47C" with four engines. The B-56 was a four engine design that began life as the B-47C. Whether *this* design was inline with the B-56 family  tree, or whether it was an offshoot, I don't know... documentation that came with this was limited.
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Army Projects / Re: M109A6 test bed for XM907 ERCA
« Last post by Colonial-Marine on Today at 05:15:44 pm »
Kman continues to mistake indecisiveness with ability.  Crusader is exactly what we need today.  And license production, when you can make it in-house, is completely idiotic, especially for something as major as a SP gun.  Why support somebody else's industrial base while your own rots?
I'd agree that the second iteration of the Crusader does look an awful lot like the vehicle we need today. One thing I did not understand however was the desire to use a gas turbine engine in it. I suppose it might have made some sense when the concern was a rain of Soviet counter-battery fire hitting the position you just fired from but by the early 2000s it seems like a multi-fuel diesel engine would have been the more economical choice.
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Blade project is all Airbus in fact ;)   (a fallout of their shared work with  Aerion - A340 Base)

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/09/airbus_-_blade_-laminar-flow-wing-demonstrator-makes-first-fligh.html
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Anyone have drawings of Nakajima/Hitachi Ne-230 turbojet?
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: German Independent Designers
« Last post by hesham on Today at 04:28:26 pm »
Thank you my dear Richard.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: B-47C w/B-52 cockpit
« Last post by Pioneer on Today at 04:06:01 pm »
Nice find my dear Scott.

I second that!!


Regards
Pioneer
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Army Projects / Re: XM2001 Crusader 155mm SPH (Self Propelled Howitzer)
« Last post by jsport on Today at 03:18:33 pm »
yes we understand the twin barrel was cancelled in 2010 but yet and operational concept slide w/ the twin barrel can be found in an operational concept slide. Gaining the firepower first initiative is everything. Maybe not something to be publicized.
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Searching news concerning the New Generation Fighter on the Dassault website, I found a little video about Dassault and the Cleansky program.

https://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/defense/webtv/#top

IMO there were three interesting "projects" :

-A twin-tailed "Falcon"

-A "Falcon" with canard

-New wing parts for a four-engines civilian transport planes
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