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Indeed ! I think, it's more a kind of quite hastily sketched idea, not really a technical drawing.
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Military / Re: AMDR ships
« Last post by TomS on Today at 09:06:03 am »
No worries.  Lots of moving parts to keep track of on these programs.
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I did notice one minor glitch: Tex Johnston's name is missing from the index! :(
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What are the estimates for the feasible production rate of ICBMs and warheads in North Korea?

As I have been saying, the DPRK's missiles are unreliable and lack range to hit most of Australia or the US, if at all...  Their problem is getting a missile that can reliably be fired and can reliably expect to hit what it is aimed at.  That is still IMHO about five years off.

Youtube is full of early Atlas and Thor failures.  Minuteman...not so much.  Even if five years off, that just means we've got five years to do something definitive about the problem, not that we can sit on our hands for five more years.  Personally, I'll bet we see a successful ICBM-range test within the year.

Policy responses are a different topic than estimating capability.
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Designation Systems / Re: Lockheed L-/CL- project numbers
« Last post by hesham on Today at 08:43:15 am »

L-402         LASA-60 small civil STOL transport (2 ex.,1959); license-built by Lockheed-Azcarate SA in Mexico

It was called CL-402,and not only L-402.
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For that matter I've just noticed the pylon/glider fuselage is offset to the left in the front view, while the wings appear to have different angles of dihedral.
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The Bar / Re: A bit of robot fun
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 07:36:57 am »
At least on the bright side they apparently have a few dozen teams interested in participating in a tournament. Personally I really wish they'd make them unmanned and really go at each other with some serious weaponry.

Yep. Mark off a square mile out on the Utah Test and Training Range, no rules.  Anything goes. 
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As I have been saying, the DPRK's missiles are unreliable and lack range to hit most of Australia or the US, if at all...  Their problem is getting a missile that can reliably be fired and can reliably expect to hit what it is aimed at.  That is still IMHO about five years off.

Youtube is full of early Atlas and Thor failures.  Minuteman...not so much.  Even if five years off, that just means we've got five years to do something definitive about the problem, not that we can sit on our hands for five more years.  Personally, I'll bet we see a successful ICBM-range test within the year.
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