1960s

  1. B

    "Improved F-5" and STOL F-5, from 1964

    I have come across an article from Air Force Magazine (link below) about the F-5 dated December 1964 that briefly talks about two variants of the F-5 apparently being offered at the time. First, an improved F-5A with slightly higher thrust ("J85-13/J5", 4300 lbf, 220 lbf higher than the...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Ford 'Big Red'

    Meant to create a topic on this after creating the one on the Kenworth-Boeing gas-powered turbine truck earlier in the year. Like that program this one had its origins in an USN requirement, albeit a later one. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tODsl0-oW0Q View...
  3. Grey Havoc

    Luna 4

    https://www.space.com/39251-on-this-day-in-space.html
  4. Grey Havoc

    The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models Story

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

    G.S.O.R. 1008.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LRdmSgUDaQ Looks like the requirement was for a heavily protected defence orientated tank, employing ambush tactics (similar in a number of respects to the S-Tank), for use by the British Army On the Rhine (BAOR). IIRC, default NATO strategy in the event...
  6. A Tentative Fleet Plan

    Royal Navy 1960s Depot Ship Design for East of Suez

    As a result of a December 1964 request from the Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shustri in London for a joint US-Soviet nuclear guarantee, the UK Foreign Office drew up a discussion paper with the Ministry of Defence on British nuclear forces outside of the NATO area. A follow-up Foreign...
  7. P

    1963 Grumman LEM

  8. Grey Havoc

    4468 Mallard

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a33918204/4468-mallard-history/
  9. T

    Momentum bomb

    I didn't find anything about Momentum bomb project in the forum. In Chris Gibson & Tony Buttler's book "British secret projects: Hypersonics, Ramjets & missles" this project names "RAE Momentum bomb": and "Vickers Momentum bomb": What does it mean? And I have another question. Do you have any...
  10. Grey Havoc

    Lincoln Experimental Satellite series

    https://tech.slashdot.org/story/20/04/24/2248252/long-lost-us-military-satellite-found-by-amateur-radio-operator https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/les-5.htm
  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

    Lunar International Laboratory (1960s)

    Came across this while researching something totally different. This project was first proposed by Dr. Frank Malina (one of the founders of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory) in late 1960 as an ideal candidate for the first activity of the just formed Academy of Astronautics (now known as the...
  14. Grey Havoc

    An alternative to Soylent Green?

    ;) https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51019798
  15. Dilandu

    Rb 08 anti-ship missile

    This rather obscure Sweden weapon system, actually, quite interesting: It is the first Western shipborne anti-ship missile ever commissioned, and the only one Western SSM close to Soviet cotemporary analogues (like P-15 "Termit"). Interesting to note, that it seems to be essentially an...
  16. C

    Boeing swing-wing fighter - TFX, FX or ?

    Based on earlier posts in this thread, this appears to be a model of the single-seat Boeing 818 variant. My understanding of the TFX requirement is that it always was a two-seater (early ones were tandem, and later side x side). So I'm not sure where this fits in ...
  17. P

    Saab Viggen concepts and unbuilt versions

    Is there anywhere in this fine forum which gives more indepth information into the proposed Saab 37E and Saab 37X variants of the Viggen? The Saab 37E was proposed as a Lockheed F-104 replacement for European NATO airforces in 1975; While the Saab 37X was proposed to Norway in 1967–68. Ive...
  18. 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...
  19. Michel Van

    Gamma Centaur aka Centaur Junior

    Found on SDASM archive on Flickr Album Convair had Study in 1960 a Three Stage Atlas Centaur with smaller Centaur as Third Stage
  20. I

    Dassault Mirage MD.800

    Does anybody have information about this plane, maybe AF VG project, or information about Mirage G3,G5,G6, fiction projects or true. Thanks in advance
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