SARO projects for rescue lifeboat and Sea Raider commando attack gliders.
Descriptions and small 3-views from Tagg-Wheeler From Sea to Air;
larger drawings from Wheeler From River to Sea.
Two versions of a glider, the hull of which detached to serve as a lifeboat. The Mk.II version...
1954 - 1958
The Stickleback class submarines were midget submarines of the Royal Navy initially ordered as improved versions of the older XE class submarines.
The Royal Navy may have...
I have just discovered a tank I did not know existed. It is the AMX ELC, a light tank intended for airborne forces. It is very small but well armed, I can not find much information about it. I can't see where the drivers seat is-in the turret? If you know any more then please let me know. I...
In the back of the excellent 'From RAINBOW to GUSTO', there is a timeline
of significant events, in the RAINBOW/GUSTO, project.
One of the entries in this timeline in the very cryptic
'195612/23 First LH2 B-57 flight in Project Bee'
there is no other reference to 'Project Bee' anywhere...
In the mid-1950s it was decided to increase the Royal Navy presence in the Falkland Islands dependencies. It was hoped to build a new icebreaker and the United States Navy made the plans of the Wind-class icebreaker available. British engines were selected that made the ship much longer. The...
Yes, Sikorsky. This a kind of post an "enthusiast" could have well done (see here for explanations http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7352.msg63880.html#msg63880 ;) ). Perusing the 1959 Aviation Week year I stumbled on this project. Designer was Michael Gluhareff, Sikorsky's...
while researching for the 'pave gat' thread, i came across this, in 'B-57 Canberra at war 1964-1972',
"As the first B-57s came off the production line in june 1954, Martin proposed to the AF a 'Utility Courier' based on the basic Canberra airframe.
A passenger compartment seated 6-11 extende...