Re: Australia and the WNT - please see link below;
According to the Author, the government of Australia (if it chose) could likely have won excemption and retained HMAS Australia as an “Armoured Cruiser”. As others...
Not long ago I've finished drawing the various Amagi/Akagi carrier designs I've found in the Hiraga archive.
So I post them here now:
Amagi Aircraft Carrier Preliminary Design 1
This is something...
Indeed, despite the Admiralty’s efforts to ridicule Trenchard’s claims, they were very worried about what the torpedo-bomber might mean for the future of their capital ships. During the 1920s they would go to great lengths to improve air defence, including, with the Hornet programme, an attempt...
the Swedish company Svenska Aero Aktiebolaget was formed in 1921 to build some
Heinkel aircraft and its own designs,in 1931 liquidated and taken over by the Svenska
Järnvägsverkstäderna,AB,and in 1939 the company merged with Svensak Aeroplan AB
to create SAAB.
Heinkel HE 1...
I've recently found this pretty interesting Japanese Project at the Hiraga Archive.
It looks like a hybrid cruiser-carrier warship from 1920's era. There seems to be a few variants mostly by how large the hanger should be and where to locate the conning tower and AA guns.
Apart from the unique...
I've found calculations for a 10.000ton cruiser in the Hiraga archives. What is unique about this vessel that it would carry 4 triple 20cm heavily armoured gun turrets, though calculations shows quad turrets were considered as well, but it is unknown if it would carry the same number of such...
the Lithuanian designer Dobkeviciaus designed Type I as a single seat touring aircraft,
and developed it into Type III,as a single seat fighter;
From the page 80 of the book: Cockatoo Island: Sydney's Historic Dockyard:
These cruisers are designed by Cockatoo Island naval Dockyards in 1924 and Vickers in 1929.
They resemble a...
in old book shop i found book from 1930s and there is pic of Max Valier rocket plane type 2 --- it is Junkers G -31 with 4 valier rocket engines. So scan of this pic you have in attachment :) (i think there are not problems with copyright so scan is in better resolution - i hope it is...
The PZL Foka was twin boom single seat lightweight fighter project and powered
by one pusher engine,it was abandoned in favour of PZL-45.
PWS Z-17 was single seat fighter project developed to replace PZL-7.
PWS Z-18 was single seat fighter project developed to replace PZL-11c.