1. Grey Havoc

    Soviet Space Elevator (1970)

    View: https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroFuturism/comments/p2mhzo/a_soviet_space_elevator_tekhnika_molodezhi_1970/
  2. uk 75

    Salamander Books nostalgia

    Although we are well provided for these days with books, magazines and above all the Internet, I still enjoy my collection of Salamander books from the 70s and 80s. These big glossy full colour books were amazing at a time when most books on modern weapons were mainly illustrated in black and...
  3. R

    Short Skyvan for COIN Operations.

    Hello guys, i dont mean to bother you, but i found the mentioning of the Short Skyvan being modified for COIN operations and also receiving a modification/variant of the Sea Cat missile called "hellcat" (that i couldn't even find a single picture), do any of you have info of this "Counter...
  4. Grey Havoc

    French and other proposals for Canadian nuclear icebreaker (Polar 10) project, late 1970s / early 1980s

    Does anyone have any information on the French design at least? The program was a precursor to the equally ill-fated (non-nuclear) Polar 8 icebreaker program of the 1980s. The only hard info I have on the French proposal at the moment is that the reactor was a CAS (Advanced Series Boiler)...
  5. Grey Havoc

    The Aurora, Revell, Monogram Models Story

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


    https://earth.esa.int/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/c-missions/cospas https://cospas-sarsat.int/en/ https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/space/galileo/sar_en
  7. Grey Havoc

    H.M.S. Speedy (P296, Speedy-class Hydrofoil)

    Ladies and Gentlemen, HMS Speedy: View: https://www.reddit.com/r/WarshipPorn/comments/lognu9/951_x_717_jetfoil_patrol_vessel_hms_speedy_p296/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Speedy_(P296) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:HMS_Speedy_(P296)...
  8. Grey Havoc

    Waffenträger Wiesel 1 development

    One of Porsche KG's (from 1972 onwards Porsche AG) interesting Cold War military projects. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRb3o5OJsHo
  9. A

    JPL "spare" planetary program, in the 70's.

    As said in the title... all the robotic planetary missions launched in the 70's left a spare spacecraft on the ground (and later, at the NASM aerospace museum). There were good reasons for that - providing spares - ground testing - backup in case of failures (Mariner 8...) Soooo ...by 1978...
  10. Grey Havoc

    Austrian Wine Poisoning Scandal (Fredrik Knudsen)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhN-o2ame-4
  11. M

    Boeing Tactical Fighter Study 1972

    Four Boeing tactical fighter designs. Hard to figure them as tactical....
  12. 7

    Boeing & North American Rockwell "Windjammer"SSTO

    The other day I was looking at some space proposals from the past and I stumbled upon this beautiful SSTO. I have only been able to find one source that gave some details about it and I'm very much hoping that you guys can help get more details/drawings on this proposal. "The ”Windjammer”...
  13. 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
  14. Grey Havoc

    Hybla Fair (1974)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bedrock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainier_Mesa EDIT: Forgot to mention that the above video comes from the Nuclear Vault channel over on YouTube.
  15. Grey Havoc

    Ferranti F100-L Microprocessor family

  16. 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...
  17. hesham

    BAC Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft Project

    Hi, here is a hydrogen-powered airliner Project,designed by BAC. L+K 15/1978
  18. C

    Grumman / Shin Meiwa ASR-544-4

    Something different for today ... a collaborative project between Grumman and Shin Meiwa in Japan. Note wing engines can tilt up a few degrees (it's described on another page). Also, there is heavy reliance on active boundary layer control via twin turbines behind the rear pressure bulkhead...
  19. Grey Havoc

    General Dynamics Fort Worth F-16 derived GAU-8 gunship concept (G.F.G) from 1976

    Thanks to Air21 over at What If Modelers: Thought this design was already mentioned in an existing SPF thread, but I couldn't locate it. I'm wondering if this design originally grew out of one of the 'Model 402' studies. Also, I wonder if there was a late 1970s semi-official USAF requirement...
  20. Grey Havoc

    MIAG (Mechanized Infantry Assault Gun) - MICV-70 derived assault gun proposal

    An excerpt: Note: Given the date and lack of dismounts among other things, I suspect that this was the early incarnation of the MIAG proposal. EDIT: Ack, blundered on the title! I put down MIVC-70 instead of MICV-70 and only noticed it now!