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1950s

  1. 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.
  2. Grey Havoc

    The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models Story

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBgCRQ2wIvw
  3. Grey Havoc

    P-GEM (Princeton Ground Effect Machine)

    https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/256857.pdf
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. robunos

    Project Bee

    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...
  8. Triton

    Royal Navy "Terra Nova" icebreaker

    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...
  9. Skybolt

    Sikorsky SST - 1959

    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...
  10. robunos

    B-57 combat transport

    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...
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