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?
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...
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 ?.
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...
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...
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...
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...
royal air force marine branch
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...
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...
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...