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It seems more like a recce vehicle than a tank per se, I am always sceptical of media sources calling vehicles 'tanks' as they usually are not.
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Aerospace / Re: JMR (Joint Multi-Role) & FVL (Future Vertical Lift) Programs
« Last post by Hood on Yesterday at 02:36:12 am »
Does anyone know if there is a comparison of the rotor area of the UH-60 and the rotor area of the V-280 and of the likely minimum size of a safe landing zone?
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: British B.12/36 Heavy Bomber Competition ?
« Last post by Hood on Yesterday at 02:25:55 am »
Those images would be better with the rest of the series you've posted here: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29331.0.html

We seem to have a scattering of Ideal Bomber posts everywhere, we should really try and stick to one consolidated thread.

Split amd merged, thanks for the clue !
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On the issue of the Mk.V's rear turret the Vickers Putnam states;
"At an acceptance conference held on 15 November, 1940...Among details proposed were that the rear gun turret could not be expected to be work-able under all conditions by a rear gunner. So the rear turrets were fixed and operated by an electro-magnetic firing control from the pressure cabin, a periscope being installed to provide observation of the rear hemisphere."

The Mk.VI was to have had a pressurised Frazer-Nash 70 turret with four .303in MGs but it was not available in time so the same solution was carried out, locking the standard Fraser-Nash 20A turret and firing the guns electro-magnetically from the pressure cabin and aimed with a periscope.
It's also worth noting that the original 3-man crew and 4-man crews did not provide for a gunner.
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Aerospace / Re: JMR (Joint Multi-Role) & FVL (Future Vertical Lift) Programs
« Last post by jsport on Yesterday at 01:42:32 am »
US Army program director for  JMR/FVL gives update status on Bell and Sikorsky.


he says 'Urban operations' :o Open props really ::)

will quote Yasotay here.

"I have always been a proponent of ducted fan, especially when considering urban operations."
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: XB-59: US Bomber Projects #20
« Last post by fightingirish on Yesterday at 01:22:57 am »
Yeah, as quoted in your paper, the Boeing Model 701-299-1 aka B-59 was conventional design. So it would have easily been modified to conventional bomber compared to the B-58.
In a What-If-Scenario, I can see a "Boeing B-59C" dropping general-purpose bombs out of its bomb bay in the last days of the Vietnam Conflict. In my scenario, the "B-59C" would have been retired in late 70s, just before the FB-111 or later on the B-1B were introduced into service.
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This thread was split and merged with other threads, now to be found here
(about the Vickers Wellington) https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,13925.msg202507.html#msg202507
and about the He 115 https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,29501.msg202540.html#msg202540.

Both types had not really much in common ...  ;)
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Space Projects / Lockheed Martin Mars Base Camp Concept
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