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  1. blockhaj

    Eidgenössische Konstruktionswerkstätte (K+W) Panzerwagen K+W 30 (KW30); Swiss 1950's tank project.

    So i wanted to start a thread dedicated to the Swiss tank project KW30, the project which eventually became the Panzer 58 tank. I was inspired by this ancient thread which dicusses the Indienpanzer, a tank project which incorrectly has been rumoured to be related to the KW30. Anyway i thought...
  2. Grey Havoc

    USCG Douglas Munro (WHEC-724)

    https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2021/04/28/us-coast-guard-decommissions-storied-cutter-in-alaska/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Douglas_Munro_(WHEC-724) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Albert_Munro
  3. A

    Project NEPTUN - 1967 German RLV study

    Hi. Found on the bay a (yet undocumented here) 1967 report authored by H.H. Koelle (Institute of space Technology / Berlin Technical University). The "student" study report might bear some interest today. Enjoy. A.
  4. Dynoman

    Soviet Air Combat Tactics in the Cold War

    I've read numerous books on Cold War histories, which included mention of Soviet air combat tactics, however I've not found one source that described the various air-to-air or air-to-ground tactics that the Soviets employed during the Cold War (either the USSR or their Warsaw Pact allies). This...
  5. uk 75

    Chinese Naval Doctrine

    The growth of the Soviet Navy was symbolised by Admiral Gorshkov and a global maritime exercise (Okean 70). I was wondering if any clue was emerging to Chinese naval doctrine?
  6. Grey Havoc

    35th anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster

  7. 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...
  8. fightingirish

    Soviet space-to-space guided missile

    The Russian military has finally revealed the rocket-propelled grenade weapon system developed for the Almaz space station project in the 1970s. Links: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/almaz-shield2.html http://www.russianspaceweb.com/almaz_ops2.html :eek: :cool: View...
  9. Grey Havoc

    Kenworth-Boeing gas-powered turbine truck

    Apparently the gas turbine in question (Model 502) was originally developed in response to a USN requirement, presumably on behalf of the USMC. I wonder what the intended vehicle was? https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2011/05/09/turbine-powered-oddities-no-466-the-see-through-kenworth-boeing...
  10. F

    The 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic flight

    The 12th April is the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin being the first man in space. Here’s this weeks Archive on 4 about that historic trip. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000v24g
  11. Grey Havoc

    NAe. Sao Paulo (ex-FS Foch)

  12. Grey Havoc

    British Army Volkswagen Beetles

    Quick question: Does anyone know the official designation that the British Army and War Office used for the BAOR's Beetle saloons (initially referred to simply as the 'Volkswagen Saloon')? There seems to be some indication that other British Army commands and detachments in Western Europe may...
  13. Grey Havoc

    Luna 4

  14. Grey Havoc

    Commander Seamus Ó Muiris, INS

    View: https://twitter.com/naval_service/status/1376069579957530624?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/a-baptism-of-fire-for-father-of-irish-navy-40246919.html
  15. 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)...
  16. Grey Havoc

    Able-1 / Able-2 (Thor-Able moonshot project)

    From the ever interesting Scott Manley: View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iao41k81q90 Able-2 of course was later retroactively renamed to Pioneer 1.
  17. Grey Havoc

    Cosmos 954

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN7ifFam1Fk View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lR-KyObLt0 View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drDPFs6j3U0
  18. athpilot

    Bartini and his Projects Vol. 4 by Konstantin Udalov and Marek Rys: Combat Ekranoplans

    Удалов К. Г., Рысь Марек Бартини и его проекты. Том 4. Боевые экранопланы. - Москва. 2021 г., 176 с. ISBN: 978-5-4465-3169-1 Hi! I had the opportunity to read Konstantin Udalovs latest book of his publication series about Bartinis work and designs (this is Vol. 4). This time he covers the...
  19. JFC Fuller

    D1W Surface Ship Reactor

    I have found three readily available sources referencing this reactor, either directly or indirectly: Rickover and the Nuclear Navy, Francis Duncan, 1990 American destroyers and Frigates, Norman Friedman, 1982 Deciding to Buy: Civil-military Relations and Major Weapons Programs, Quentin E...
  20. Grey Havoc

    Tekoi Test Range

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCeMCwxayp0 View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua4QMFQATco&t=0s View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABMV4wXx6Xo&t=0s View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FeXPOFRxp0