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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Various Henschel projects
« Last post by Skyraider3D on Today at 03:06:45 pm »
My various artworks of the Hs P 122.
The first two were commissioned by Dan Sharp (newdeskdan) for one of his excellent bookazines, while the last one was originally commissioned by Thomas Hitchcock for Manfred Griehl's second volume on Luftwaffe secret jet projects.
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Greetings All -

From the Vought Archives, a drawing of the V-1000B.

Enjoy the day!  Mark
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Kamov has lost to Mil' Blackhawski 400+ km/h less radical contender.
https://ria.ru/arms/20181119/1533053475.html
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Finally, the Covert Shores article on AN-1. http://www.hisutton.com/USN_AN-1_Submarine_Aircraft_Carrier.html

Definite real aircraft project/ concept?

Very much so, yes.

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would love to know more....

Then boy are you in luck:

http://www.aerospaceprojectsreview.com/ev1n6.htm

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That looks like the answer.  I guess they figure the JDAM doesn't need a wide field of regard so a little window at the tip will work.

I was thinking it might have been an AMSTE JDAM using MTI radar updates to keep the GPS coordinates locked on the target.
AMSTE was what I was thinking of but heard not just updates but internal onboard MMW.
Laser dependence too scary in the modern context.

https://www.wpafb.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/818698/air-force-funds-development-of-high-performance-munitions-technology/

They were looking at a MMW seeker that is form-factor compatible.
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That looks like the answer.  I guess they figure the JDAM doesn't need a wide field of regard so a little window at the tip will work.
LaserSDB (not to be confused with SDB2) uses the same seeker.

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In August 2003, following a two-year competitive phase, the Air Force selected Boeing to develop and build the SDB system. The Boeing and Air Force SDB I Team delivered the SDB system to the warfighter at cost and ahead of schedule. The Air Force declared Initial Operational Capability in October 2006, and SDB has been in combat use on the F-15E since October 2006. Using the same Semi-active Laser (SAL) sensor from Boeingís Laser JDAM, Laser SDB was developed in 2010 and began initial testing in 2011.
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That looks like the answer.  I guess they figure the JDAM doesn't need a wide field of regard so a little window at the tip will work.

I was thinking it might have been an AMSTE JDAM using MTI radar updates to keep the GPS coordinates locked on the target.
AMSTE was what I was thinking of but heard not just updates but internal onboard MMW.
Laser dependence too scary in the modern context.
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That looks like the answer.  I guess they figure the JDAM doesn't need a wide field of regard so a little window at the tip will work.

I was thinking it might have been an AMSTE JDAM using MTI radar updates to keep the GPS coordinates locked on the target.
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Laser JDAM has a black seeker (DSU-38/B) nose with a small window.



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Naval Projects / Re: Cold war Submarine Aircraft Carriers Projects.
« Last post by kaiserd on Today at 10:29:05 am »
Finally, the Covert Shores article on AN-1. http://www.hisutton.com/USN_AN-1_Submarine_Aircraft_Carrier.html

Definite real aircraft project/ concept?
Hadnít seen this in any source before (US Secret Project books, etc.) and I had thought (perhaps incorrectly) that submarine based manned aircraft were abandoned relatively early post war (prior to the Sea Dart but not entirely sure how the timelines match up).
If this isnít the case would love to know more....
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