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Army Projects / Re: Entwicklungsfahrzeug series
« Last post by poky on Today at 01:23:30 pm »
A guy named Fritz Hahn wrote a book waffen und geheimwaffen he is the first to make the claim that the E-5 was a real thing, only wrote a couple of lines about it where he mostly talks about the Borgward with 6 panzerschreks which is of course not the E-5, the book is full off mistakes and other then the V-2 parts which he worked on its not worth getting.
The Rutcher part of the panzerkleinzerstorer project also claimed by some to be the E-5, started by achtungpanzer.com
So far there are no original documents that name the E-5.
I think the E-5 got misunderstood for panzerkleinzerstorer project as this is around the same time, similar weight and role   
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Pre-1940 long range airliner projects
« Last post by lleu on Today at 01:05:18 pm »
Thanks!

Lockheed Constellation - From Excalibur to Starliner by Dominique Brefford
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Army Projects / Re: Entwicklungsfahrzeug series
« Last post by Michel Van on Today at 12:32:58 pm »


1. How did they intend to keep that in the 10-ton range? The Leopard was nearly 22 tons.

2. Multiple sources suggest an E-5 was never actually proposed. For example, the drawing I think of regarding a proposed E-5 had six roadwheels when the E-10 had only four. That seems to imply it would be larger (The roadwheels were shared between models), despite being half the weight of an E-10. And having fewer roadwheels (Two?) would make it look like something out of a comic strip. Highly unlikely.

On E-10 it was Light tank design in 10-25 tonnes weight,

On E-5 was a supposed to be 5-10 tonnes in weight, more of fast reconnaissance vehicle and armored personnel carriers or battlefield tractor
some sources claim the E-5 was never part of Entwicklungsfahrzeug series
 
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Missile Projects / Re: XAIM-97 Seekbat
« Last post by GWrecks on Today at 11:43:56 am »
Judging by this mockup of the F-15 http://aviationarchives.blogspot.com/2015/08/f-15-full-scale-mockup-question-aim-82.html I imagine that there were only four hardpoints on the original F-15 - two in the rear taken by Brazo, two in the front that carry twinned AIM-82s.

That would mean it would probably carry the Seekbat on one of those four, or possibly take two hardpoints due to its size. But I'm not sure about how this proposal compared chronologically with Seekbat development.
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Army Projects / Re: Entwicklungsfahrzeug series
« Last post by GWrecks on Today at 11:39:11 am »
Another E-series one, scout tank based on E-10 with Leopard turret.



BTW - does anybody know what is E-5?

1. How did they intend to keep that in the 10-ton range? The Leopard was nearly 22 tons.

2. Multiple sources suggest an E-5 was never actually proposed. For example, the drawing I think of regarding a proposed E-5 had six roadwheels when the E-10 had only four. That seems to imply it would be larger (The roadwheels were shared between models), despite being half the weight of an E-10. And having fewer roadwheels (Two?) would make it look like something out of a comic strip. Highly unlikely.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Jet fighter projects of 1946
« Last post by GWrecks on Today at 11:26:50 am »
Thanks for the information! I was quite enlightened by that post.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: NASA projects
« Last post by Grey Havoc on Today at 09:11:42 am »
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/metal-with-memory-f-18-wing-fold


Part of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing Project.
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Missile Projects / Re: US hypersonic weapons projects. (General)
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 08:35:57 am »
https://insidedefense.com/daily-news/air-force-sees-easiest-path-compared-army-navy-fielding-hypersonic-weapon

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NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The Air Force believes it has the "easiest path" among the U.S. military to fielding a long-range, maneuvering hypersonic weapon and plans to arm the B-52 bomber with such a conventionally armed weapon as soon as 2020, according to service officials. Air Force leaders revealed new details about the Hypersonic Conventional Strike Weapon (HCSW) -- one of two rapid prototyping hypersonic projects -- during the Air Force Association annual conference here, making explicit which aircraft the...

They talk about putting a warhead on an existing booster must have read my comment about this option when I made it about five years ago  ;)

Air-launched ATACMs/Zombie is what they should be doin'.

https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,28358.msg296716.html#msg296716

Use the large-expansion nozzle they used on the booster for the X-51 with it.
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Missile Projects / Re: Lockheed Martin CUDA Air-to-Air Missile
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 08:35:07 am »
It's behind a paywall anyway (that even a standard AvWeek subscription login doesn't get past  :'( ).
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