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Patent Pending / Re: Dornier Patents
« Last post by sienar on November 10, 2018, 07:56:21 am »
Its just a patent for the push pull arrangement Dornier was known for. The design is completely generic.
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: AvPro Projects
« Last post by flateric on November 10, 2018, 06:54:25 am »
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Designation Systems / Re: McDonnell-Douglas Model Numbers
« Last post by Sundog on November 08, 2018, 05:48:22 pm »
The McDonnell Douglas Model 262 is here.

Also, the Model 263 was the VFAX design/series.
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Alternative History and Future Speculation / Re: Fictional Warships - Novels
« Last post by Graham1973 on November 08, 2018, 09:04:31 am »
Joe Poyer, Operation Malacca, 1968

Australia

HMAS Vigilant
'Cruiser', class not specified
Speed: 'nearly' 45 knots (Not specified if this is the ships maximum speed.), diesel engines, possibly paired with Gas Turbines.
Gun cruiser converted to a missile cruiser, the missile launchers replace the A,B,C & D turrets. AA Gun armament has been retained. Type of missiles fitted are unspecified (Presumably a mix of AAM & ASM weapons.). The AAM weapons are capable of shooting down a ballistic missile during the launch phase.
Built in the UK in the 1950s.

United Kingdom

HMS Bradley
'Destroyer', class not specified
Speed: 35 knots (Not specified if this is the ships maximum speed.)
Stated to have been built in the "...latter part of the war..." (Presumably WWII.)
No other details provided.

MTB 203
Torpedo Boat, class not specified
Twin RR Gas Turbine engines, speed not mentioned.
2 x Quad .50 inch mg mounts (Browning?) (Bow & Stern Mounts?)
Torpedoes, type/number not specified

MTB 403
Torpedo Boat, class not specified
Same details as MTB 203.

Vietnam

Vietnamese Navy (In this novel.)
6 x 'Destroyers' (2 ex-Soviet), class not specified
3 x 'Minesweepers', class not specified
Unspecified number of ex-US/French MTBs
Unspecified number of ex-South Vietnamese (Thus ex-US) Riverine & Coastal warships
1 ex-US Submarine, class not specified, converted to carry Soviet IRBMs (type unspecified, submarine is mentioned as carrying at least four such weapons in addition to whatever else was fitted.)

1 x 5 mt nuke (Weapon is described as bearing Vietnamese markings (ex-Soviet?))

Plot Summary: It is the mid to late 1970s. The Vietnam War is over, but the struggle against Global Communism continues.

Note: (Spoilers) Joe Poyer (Not related to David Poyer.), was a writer of thrillers, some with science-fictional leanings operating between the mid 1960s and the early 1980s when he retired from writing. Two of his novels, 'North Cape' and this one started their lives as short stories published in Analog Magazine. Dating when the story is set is tricky despite the author correctly guessing the outcome of the Vietnam War as he does not specify the year South Vietnam fell, however a reference to F-14s suggest that the story is probably set in somewhere between 1974 (The year the F-14 entered service.) and end of the 1970s.

The cover for what appears to have been the last printing of the story is by Brian Sweet.
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Hi,

this hypothetical concept was designed by Engineering Alberto Grandinetti as in
L'Aeronautica 11/1927.
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Real or fake
« Last post by hesham on November 08, 2018, 04:43:25 am »
From Oltre il Cielo 1958 07,

I don't know if it was a real rocket powered glider or what ?.
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Last post by hesham on November 08, 2018, 04:04:16 am »
I have always really liked this fantasy aircraft and built several of the Hawk models in my youth.

With an eye towards doing a full bodied RC model of the XAB-1, I developed a simple profile foam model of the XAB-1 to use as an RC testbed for CG location and and controlability and such. Power is by a small pusher electric motor, with the option to also use a long burn low thrust rocket motor as well.

Finally got around to trying it and it might be the first ever RC XAB-1 to fly, even if it was quite simplistic...:)

Flies very nicely with no vices. I confess to enlarging the vertical tail area using the TLAR method to help keep the pointy end forward at all times.

The first electric pusher flights were made without the parasites in place.

WOW,amazing Model.
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Alternative History and Future Speculation / Re: Greek F-18L?
« Last post by Lascaris on November 08, 2018, 03:12:34 am »
10 to 7 is the answer . American aid gives 10 dollars to us , 7 to Greeks . There is no way you will get an agreement on what's the numerical value of an F-18 to a 16 . Ours was fixed to Falcon by the 1970s European refusal to have us as a partner .

7 to 10 at the time was in terms of American military aid, which I think you'll agree was very much dwindling for both our countries at the time when  compared to the amounts spent by either side from the national budgets on defence. Further it was being counted in dollar values not on how many Hornets match a Falcom in capability. While I suspect F-15 for example wouldn't be available for export to either our countries Hornets were very much on offer, as noted both McAir and Northop had made tenders which were looking to win.

Speaking of your side of the Aegean,  I understand that F-20 had been offered for licenced construction and there was some thought on acquiring a couple squadrons of Tornados in the strike role? How serious was either of the two proposals?
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Convair XAB-1 atomic powered bomber
« Last post by tab28682 on November 07, 2018, 01:41:35 pm »
I have always really liked this fantasy aircraft and built several of the Hawk models in my youth.

With an eye towards doing a full bodied RC model of the XAB-1, I developed a simple profile foam model of the XAB-1 to use as an RC testbed for CG location and and controlability and such. Power is by a small pusher electric motor, with the option to also use a long burn low thrust rocket motor as well.

Finally got around to trying it and it might be the first ever RC XAB-1 to fly, even if it was quite simplistic...:)

Flies very nicely with no vices. I confess to enlarging the vertical tail area using the TLAR method to help keep the pointy end forward at all times.

The first electric pusher flights were made without the parasites in place.
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Theoretical and Speculative Projects / Re: Rottkapchen air-air missile
« Last post by Grzesio on November 07, 2018, 06:29:00 am »
Yep, the ATGM Rotkaeppchen is well known. :)
It just has to be admited, that the lower variant in Justo's drawing is actually fictional, as it's just an inaccurate Allied reconstruction made already in 1945, based on partially preserved relics of destroyed missiles.
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