1950s

  1. hesham

    Light Aircraft Prototypes & Projects from Finland

    From Flying 1956-5, here is a Juhani Heinonen HK-1.
  2. Grey Havoc

    Kenworth-Boeing gas-powered turbine truck

    Apparently the gas turbine in question (Model 502) was originally developed in response to a USN requirement, presumably on behalf of the USMC. I wonder what the intended vehicle was? https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2011/05/09/turbine-powered-oddities-no-466-the-see-through-kenworth-boeing...
  3. Grey Havoc

    British Army Volkswagen Beetles

    Quick question: Does anyone know the official designation that the British Army and War Office used for the BAOR's Beetle saloons (initially referred to simply as the 'Volkswagen Saloon')? There seems to be some indication that other British Army commands and detachments in Western Europe may...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Airfix

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjxaJgxXavc Note that this video was made before the current Covid-19 related model making renaissance had really gotten underway.
  5. Grey Havoc

    The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models Story

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBgCRQ2wIvw
  6. hesham

    Britsih Specification EH.125D Helicopter

    Hi, in 1952,British Air Ministry issued a Specifiaction EH.125D to cover Percival P.74,and I am asking if there was any anther competitors. If there was,I can suggest Westland W.80,Saro P.508 and maybe Fairey also involved ?.
  7. Grey Havoc

    Naval Amphibious Craft Tracked eXperimental (NACT X)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F_ZjytDqqE
  8. J

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)
  9. J

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)
  10. J

    Disney-von Braun XR-1 spaceplane

    Disney-von Braun XR-1 spaceplane
  11. JFC Fuller

    Rover Turboprops

    Rover developed gas turbines for automotive applications, development continued after the marque's absorption by Leyland in 1967. In addition to automotive applications Rover also produced gas turbines for APU applications, as described here. They also went as far as testing them in aircraft...
  12. Grey Havoc

    P-GEM (Princeton Ground Effect Machine)

    https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/256857.pdf
  13. Grey Havoc

    American Export Isbrandtsen Lines nuclear-powered container ships project (1964-68)

    This was a project intended to provide three (correction, four) atomic powered high speed container ships for use on Essential Foreign Trade Route No. 12, between the U.S. Atlantic Coast and the Far East. The ships would have used the AEC Maritime Reactor, a clean sheet gas-cooled reactor design...
  14. uk 75

    European Defence Force

    Not trying to provoke either side of the current debate but I am old enough to remember a time when the 6 original members of the European Community discussed the setting up of a full blown EDF in the 1960s. It was never a runner politically but had it been, I imagine the following equipment...
  15. flateric

    Fairchild NEPA 'Studies of Fourteen Nuclear-Powered Airplanes' (1952)

    Found at OSTI http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/969600-studies-fourteen-nuclear-powered-airplanes
  16. J

    SARO P.108 Lifeboat and P.147 Sea Raider glider concepts ...

    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. P.108 1949 Two versions of a glider, the hull of which detached to serve as a lifeboat. The Mk.II version...
  17. Grey Havoc

    Operation Cudgel

    Stickleback Class Midge XPW Minnow (X54) Stickleback (X51) Shrimp (X52) Sprat (X53) Stickleback Class 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...
  18. goose

    AMX ELC light tank

    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...
  19. S

    Weapons Systems 118P: the North American Aviation proposals

    Weapons Systems 118P called for high altitude reconnaissance aircraft proposals and was the forerunner of aircraft such as the B-70 Valkyrie and SR-71 Blackbird. Scott Lowther, a.k.a. Orionblamblam, had done a great deal of work to make the WS-118P proposals available on his blog and in his...
  20. S

    Convair Model 18 "Southern Comfort"

    During February 1955, Ralph Bayless and his Convair associates produced the N-2 series of proposed transport designs for Howard Hughes' TWA. These appeared to satisfy the airline's requirements. By this time the commercial availability of the Pratt & Whitney JT-3 jet engine was certain, and that...
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