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The Bar / Re: Nuclear Weapons - Discussion.
« Last post by Hood on Today at 01:42:32 am »
Must be why everybody else is going mobile. Because they suck.

The picture you posted perhaps reveals another deeper motivation, all those countries have regular military parades and nothing looks more impressive than having a leader basking in glory as a convoy of multi-wheeled missile launchers rumbles past in plain sight of your population.
A few holes in the ground are much less easy to show off to your neighbours and tax-paying population. The question is which is more effective, a quiet deterrent that's there doing its job without fuss or something that you need to roll out in public to convince everyone how much power you have?

Also worth noting that of that list only Russia and China have the capability to build and field a full triad. India and North Korea have to rely on ground based missiles. Also, those nations build wheeled launchers for smaller IRBMs so the rationale and the technology base is already there.
Interesting bit of research. From this pdf with lots of other neat info

Thanks for the sharing the history of aircraft research in DVL. A lot of impressive test and testing facilities.

I wonder, how could additional fairings on the Me-262' wings improve it's 'area rule" distribution of cross sections' areas?
It have been placed in the nearly same distance from the nose, wher engine nacelles located.
Perhaps, placing them rear to the canopy was a possible cause?
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Westland WG.44-47 1980s stealth helicopters
« Last post by Hood on Today at 01:22:22 am »
Could be Starstreak, although it is a fatter missile than Stinger (130mm versus 70mm) and if you look at land-based launchers the tubes are much wider in diameter.
Yep,and the mistel can be done with a A1a variant(that why you see the classic me 262 nose with the MK 108),and you can do it with a A1a below).
excuse me is that on top is a Me 262 A-2a/U2(V555) bomber version ?
if yes, this drawing show were the two MK 108 are installed in it's fuselage !
Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Me 262 - Projects, Pre-Projects And Variants
« Last post by sgeorges4 on Yesterday at 11:42:14 pm »
Thank! Is the nose with rocket variant is real or not?(It's for buying moar me 262 from hobby boss  :P ).
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Breguet 941 STOL and related projects
« Last post by Archibald on Yesterday at 11:35:16 pm »
and your intuition was right, the Breguet 941 was extensively tested at Issy les moulineaux.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Mirage IIIK
« Last post by Archibald on Yesterday at 11:33:46 pm »
The irony.....

In pondering what best fit the carrier force, the ideal came in as a Mirage G for a single engined option. Powered by a variant of the Spey's older relative, the Medway....or something along those lines.

Mirage F2 and it's relatives are rather good as a basis for supersonic Fighter and Attack machines instead of Jaguar and Lightning. Potentially cheaper.

Not a hope in hell of course, but an interesting what if....

A naval Mirage G very nearly happened in 1969-1970 and mind you, the Spey was considered, even if the TF306 and M53 were SNECMA daily jobs.
Aerospace / Re: XCOR Lynx suborbital spaceplane
« Last post by retrofit1 on Yesterday at 11:10:16 pm »
Just for info. The mock-up of the Lynx is now preserved at the Nationaal Militair Museum of Soesterberg AF Park, in The Nertherlands.
Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Westland WG.44-47 1980s stealth helicopters
« Last post by starviking on Yesterday at 11:08:15 pm »
Starstreak hits the requirement and development timeframe right for these machines, and I'm sure Shorts would have just as interested in getting their missile on any new attack helicopter back then, as they were for the US Army in the mid-90s.   
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