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  1. A Tentative Fleet Plan

    Air Staff Target 9003 Photo-Reconaissance Satellite (Early 1960s)

    Source: Norman Friedman's Seapower and Space p365-366. AST.9003 envisaged satellites orbiting at 200 miles in 97 degree (sun-synchronous) orbits carrying two cameras with television readout, and an ELINT Antenna. Resolution of the cameras would be 25 and 5 yards with swath widths of 45 and 7...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Major General Percy Hobart

  3. Grey Havoc

    History of the Black Cab

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    How to drink tea in a tank

  5. Grey Havoc

    VE Day

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52577473 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52585652 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/08/ve-day-2020-75-anniversary-celebrations-live-latest-news/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/07/ve-day-2020-celebrations-pictures/...
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    Feel good story of the week

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/15/second-world-war-veteran-thanks-generous-public-raising-75million/ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52303859
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    Royal Navy XLUUV program (Manta-class drone submarine)

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/03/05/royal-navy-to-get-first-large-autonomous-submarine/#338120f1f0b6 https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/manta-the-royal-navy-gets-its-first-extra-large-autonomous-submarine/
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    Lunar Pathfinder (United Kingdom)

    https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51378320
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    CarbSAR ultra low cost radar satellite (United Kingdom)

    ORIGINAL CAPTION: The CarbSAR concept could fly as a demonstration in 2021 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47787598 From earlier this year: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47030052 https://www.sstl.co.uk/ https://oxford.space/
  10. V

    R102 airship

    An interesting website regarding the unbuilt British R102 airship: http://www.airshipsonline.com/airships/R102/Index.html The R102 would have been history's biggest rigid airship, had it been built, even bigger than the Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin II.
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    Viper MkI military police submachine gun

    Primarily intended for MPs on checkpoint or traffic control duty, or so I gather.
  12. Triton

    Royal Navy "Terra Nova" icebreaker

    In the mid-1950s it was decided to increase the Royal Navy presence in the Falkland Islands dependencies. It was hoped to build a new icebreaker and the United States Navy made the plans of the Wind-class icebreaker available. British engines were selected that made the ship much longer. The...
  13. B

    British Manned Spacecraft

    So the first one is the Armstrong-Whitworth design but whose are the other two?
  14. uk 75

    Royal Navy nuclear surface ships

    although no pictures exist there is supposed to be a model of the proposed RFA replenishment ship with nuclear power in the massive Greenwich collection. I have never been able to get to see this model, but based on some small drawings of mercantile UK reactor designs in an old Airfix magazine...
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