20th century

  1. R

    Venezuelan warships to be built by Dutch shipyards in 1950s

    Archive Kon. Mij. De Schelde 1970-1975 inv.no. 1656 (stored at Zeeuws Archief). There is some correspondence preserved dating 1949-1950. The launches were never built. In December 1949 was the shipyard informed that the Commander in Chief of the Venezuelan Navy wanted to purchase 3 diesel...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Air India: The iconic maharajah returns home (BBC)

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-58778273 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-58778274
  3. Grey Havoc

    Synthetic Kerosene

    https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/10/04/2236211/germany-unveils-worlds-first-commercial-plant-for-making-synthetic-kerosene
  4. Grey Havoc

    Sir Clive Sinclair, RIP (1940 - 2021)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-58587521 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29985976 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09w8lz6 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2021/09/16/sir-clive-sinclair-inventor-early-pocket-calculator-transformed/...
  5. Grey Havoc

    Griffon Hoverwork

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/uk-last-hovercraft-cmd/index.html Yet another topic I could have sworn we already had in one form or another.
  6. blackkite

    Japanese gliders

    Hi! https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://hikokikumo.net/CLG-0002-FirstJA-Numbers2001.htm
  7. Antonio

    The art of NASA

    https://www.amazon.com/Art-NASA-Illustrations-That-Missions/dp/0760368074/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+art+of+nasa&qid=1627721658&sr=8-1
  8. overscan (PaulMM)

    Comparison of modern fighter turbofans

    So, trying to compile some actual information on modern engines. additions and corrections welcome. * indicates estimates or uncorroborated figures. Russian Engines Designation Layout Mass Flow Comp Ratio Bypass Ratio Weight kg Inlet Dia. m Max Dia. m Length m TET K Dry Thrust A/B Thrust...
  9. uk 75

    1968 revisited

    The year 1968 will always be remembered for its upheavels. But it also saw Nixon elected in the USA and the Breshnev doctrine crush new thinking in Eastern Europe. Alternative departures from real history in 1968 could go either way. The toymaker Marx went so far as to make a President Hubert...
  10. Grey Havoc

    Skjold-class fast missile corvette

    View: https://www.reddit.com/r/WarshipPorn/comments/oezs6j/6000_x_4000_the_skjoldclass_corvette_hnoms_glimt/ Original source
  11. Grey Havoc

    Donald Rumsfeld dead

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/30/donald-rumsfeld-dead-aged-88/ https://apnews.com/article/donald-rumsfeld-dead-ebd358021f476eef9f032b06f157edeb https://www.politico.com/news/2021/06/30/former-defense-secretary-donald-rumsfeld-has-died-at-the-age-of-88-497239...
  12. Grey Havoc

    Lacoste Brakes

    View: https://old.reddit.com/r/WarshipPorn/comments/aiywtl/it_turns_out_the_us_navy_experimented_with_ship/
  13. RavenOne

    Mil' Mi-8 Hip 60th Anniversary

    The Mi8 Hip Prototype made its first flight on June 24th 1961 (images courtesy Of Russian Helicopters JSC) So over the years it’s been a pleasure to see either Mi8 or M17 so here are my photos from likes of Farnborough 2016, Heli-Russia 2017, Dubai Air Show 2017 and Austrian Airpower 2019...
  14. Grey Havoc

    Dasani Water marketing disaster (UK, 2004)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD79NZroV88
  15. Grey Havoc

    Bees, Birds, and Physics

    https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/05/13/2147225/previously-unknown-letter-reveals-einsteins-thinking-on-bees-birds-and-physics
  16. Grey Havoc

    Biak Launch Center (Late '70s, 1980s)

    According to Wikipedia there was an attempt to revive the project in the late 2000s (from 2006 onwards, and possibly into the early 2010s) in co-operation with the Russians. Initially at least this version of the plan included an air launch element. It appears to have been at this time when the...
  17. 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.
  18. Grey Havoc

    Cocaine hippos

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-56011594
  19. Grey Havoc

    Square Kilometre Array Observatory

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55933958 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_Kilometre_Array https://www.skatelescope.org/
  20. Grey Havoc

    Ben Bova passes away

    http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=45038 https://www.tor.com/2020/11/30/legendary-science-fiction-author-ben-bova-has-passed-at-the-age-of-88/ The hits still just keep coming as 2020 draws to a close. Rest In Peace. :(
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