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Back to the short form fiction,

Hilbert Schenck, Hurricane Claude, published in Edward L. Furman (ed.), The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (April, 1983)

United States

USCGC Intrepid (WMEC-???)
Reliance Class Cutter?
Details as per the real ships.
Note: Class assignment based on name only which fits the naming scheme for the Reliance Class. No other details than name provided by the author. Name clashes with that of the Essex Class Aircraft Carrier USS Intrepid (CV-11) which was in service from 1943 until 1974 and then converted to a museum ship in 1982.

USCGC Dauntless (WMEC-624)
Reliance Class Cutter
Real ship, details as in service
Note: USCGC Dauntless (WMEC-624) has made a few appearances in fiction. In 1979 she portrayed the ill-fated USCGC New Hope in the film version of Peter Benchley's 'The Island' (1979), she also appears in the 2016 novel 'Goliath' by Shawn Corridan & Gary Waid as one of two Coast Guard ships sent to rescue the crew of a stranded Russian Supertanker off the Alaskan coast and finally her pennant number is used for an unnamed Coast Guard cutter in the technothriller 'Avenging Storm' (1992) by Duncan Long, which I have covered earlier in this list.

Plot summary: A private group thinks they have worked out a way to disrupt hurricanes safely, but as the first real test looms, have they taken everything into consideration.

Note: Hilbert Schenk (1926-2013), was a minor sci-fi writer whose short fiction shows an interest in the sea.
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User Artwork / Re: Motocar's Cutaway drawings
« Last post by Motocar on Yesterday at 06:03:51 pm »
Cutaway Vought  F8U-1T autor Aviagraphica and modified by Motocar

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Designation Systems / Re: Ryan aircraft
« Last post by hesham on Yesterday at 06:26:34 am »
Nice find Boxman.
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Modelling Forum / Re: France unbuilt space launchers of the 60's and 70's
« Last post by bgire on Yesterday at 02:07:02 am »
Continued...

Small printed corrections yesterday, and a new "big" part: the Bacchus inter-stage skirt.
This truncated cone was but a challenge for me, as that kind of thin part (.4mm thick) is a nightmare for most printers.
I spent more than an hour placing correctly the numerous temporary supports to get a printing without deformation and Yipikaď!, it turned very fine.
Tomorrow I'll have my last printing session on this project with the huge stage tanks.

_Bruno



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Designation Systems / Re: Ryan aircraft
« Last post by Boxman on April 18, 2018, 08:10:57 pm »
Here is a photo of the LOTOP Project Ryan Model 109-G at the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM) Flickr site:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/34288352205/


"LOTOP" is sparringly described in the abstract for "Preliminary Criteria & Loads Analysis: Phase I, LOTOP Project-- Ryan Model 109," authored by Hood, A.E., Sandia National Labs (OSTI Identifier:10151210; Report Nos. SC-DC-66-1917X; ALSNL199700000757; ON: DE98056532; CNN: AT-(29-1)-789):
The Phase I Design Study for the Sandia Corporation resulted in a configuration of an external store delivery system designated as the Ryan Model 109-G. The latter is a low altitude external store capable of performing a loop-type trajectory.
https://www.osti.gov/biblio/10151210
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Modelling Forum / Re: France unbuilt space launchers of the 60's and 70's
« Last post by Michel Van on April 18, 2018, 12:49:07 pm »
If you ever heard of France Fights On, I'm really tempted to include Supervulcain B in their universe...

that Alternate History story were in June 1940 France moved its government and armies to Algiers and continue the War against germany
more here
https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/france-fights-on.337031/
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Modelling Forum / Re: France unbuilt space launchers of the 60's and 70's
« Last post by Archibald on April 18, 2018, 11:07:00 am »
I always liked SuperVulcain B because it is really the largest Diamant derivative and the real funny thing was, it was an Europa III or Ariane 1 class launcher.  It would be really awesome to get Supervulcain, Europa and Ariane 1 side by side on a shelf.

Also, SuperVulcain was just big enough, it could have orbited a Gemini or a truncated Soyuz (minus the forward, orbital module - that is, a Zond, albeit not a cislunar one)

If you ever heard of France Fights On, I'm really tempted to include Supervulcain B in their universe...
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Hi All

SSC-3 missile have temporary designation BALAKLAVA-01
Mayby you know the short designations for BALAKLAVA
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Modelling Forum / Re: France unbuilt space launchers of the 60's and 70's
« Last post by bgire on April 18, 2018, 05:22:35 am »
Yesterday I started printing the small parts for Super Vulcain B.

Some parts (left of the ruler) will be replaced by photo etched ones which will be easier to handle, but the overall rendering is excellent.
Tomorrow I'll print the tanks.
_Bruno

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Modelling Forum / Re: France unbuilt space launchers of the 60's and 70's
« Last post by Archibald on April 17, 2018, 09:59:39 pm »
I've stopped modelling a while back, but this is sooo tempting... my hands are itching...
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