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  1. Grey Havoc

    McKinley Climatic Laboratory

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eavbt2GLRLg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_Climatic_Laboratory
  2. SSgtC

    Cold Warriors: The Essex Class in the Cold War

    Author's Note: This is a timeline that I've been working on that explores a different Cold War where the United States Navy is forced to maintain a larger carrier fleet, one that the Essex class continues to play a large role in. The first few posts won't focus on the class themselves, but are...
  3. Grey Havoc

    Red Atlas

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/10/maps-soviet-union-ussr-military-secret-mapping-spies/ https://www.wired.com/2015/07/secret-cold-war-maps/ http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo24760505.html
  4. Grey Havoc

    Avro Shackleton

  5. Y

    EE Lightning and other Cold War era GCI data links

    Dear Colleagues, I decided to join this forum because of the very interesting subjects, detailed information and quality of discussion. Can the experts explain how the Cold War EE Lightning's GCI data link worked and whether it was based on an AM radio channel data transmission via the on-board...
  6. Logan Hartke

    Tank Thermal Sights in the Cold War

    Hi everyone, I've dipped my toe into a topic that I previously new next to nothing about and still find myself woefully under-equipped for. Long story short, I'm trying to determine which tanks had thermal imaging sights prior to the Persian Gulf War. Please correct my errors (I'll edit this...
  7. Grey Havoc

    Defense Production Act

  8. 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...
  9. Grey Havoc

    Air Defense Initiative (US)

    http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a344791.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA237381&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA237382&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA237383&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf...
  10. Grey Havoc


    This was a US Coastguard project from around the early '70's: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/755767.pdf
  11. Grey Havoc

    Canadian SSN requirement 1987-89

    Since we don't already have a topic on this: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201669.pdf http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a442607.pdf A couple of quick observations on the second paper: "Of all the three White Papers discussed above, the 1987 document “got it wrong” the...
  12. Triton

    US planned to nuke the moon

    "Confirmed: US planned to nuke the moon" Published: 26 November, 2012, 21:13 Source: https://rt.com/usa/news/us-moon-nuclear-project-631/
  13. Grey Havoc

    USN/DTRC Low Observable Force [Fleet Concept 13]

    Here's a late 80's/early 90's concept from the David Taylor Research Center (now Carderock Division, NSWC) for a semi-submersible warship. Looks like it was intended to be nuclear powered, using waterjet propulsion. Also referred to as the Low Observer Force. With the intention of being able to...
  14. Steve Pace

    Boeing B-3 of 1982

    In 1980 I presented a weapon system idea to Boeing. My idea was to create a large, unmanned air vehicle similar to a cruise missile that carried 24 cruise missiles within three weapons bays on rotary launchers. I dubbed it B-3 because the B-1A had flown and the ATB would be designated B-2. Even...
  15. Triton

    US Navy CGH-67 Battlecruiser

    Browsing through DefenseImagery.mil and found this artist's conception for the CGH-67 battlecruiser shot on 3/1/1986 http://www.defenseimagery.mil/imagery.html#a=search&s=artist's%20concept%20&guid=c9ac99d262da8bfb073e9f2d11c589987e6752c1 Does anyone know anything more about this concept?
  16. boxkite

    Lun (Project 903) missile-carrier WIG

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeUe6aVib08&mode=related&search= A nice video showing (among other things) the Lun Ekranoplan at its final resting place in Kaspisk(?).
  17. GTX

    CVV concepts of the '70s

    Hi folks, Does anyone have any information on the USN CVV concepts of the 1970s? Apart from some brief references in books, I have found the following information on the web: "CVV was the major program, an outgrowth of Zumwalt's earlier T-CBL, proposed by Ford and championed by Carter. It...
  18. Skybolt

    Fairchild-Republic NGCAS

    Late in the Seventies, Fairchild-Republic studied a Next Generation Close Air Support aircraft. It would have been a two-seater, have a night-adverse weather capability, made with large use of composites and probably (judging from the design) sport a moderate supersonic speed. Weapons: GAU-8A...