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  1. hesham

    Brabazon Type-3, possible Competitors ?

    Hi, the Brabazon Type-3 or Specification 6/45,the known tenders were; Airspeed,Armstrong-Whitworth and Avro-692 & Avro-693,but can I ask if those companies involved or not; Blackburn,Bristol ,De Havilland,Fairey,Folland,Handley Page,Miles,Percival,Scottish Aviation, Shorts,Vickers and Westland ?.
  2. J

    Armstrong Whitworth 680

    I have come across this cutaway drawing of the Armstrong Whitworth AW680. I cannot find anymore info on it, does anyone have specifications or other drawings of it?
  3. Foo Fighter

    Grand slam bombs on Korean targets.

    I have seen somewhere that Grand slam weapons were considered for use on high value targets on the Japanese mainland. If the B-29 was in fact ready even in small number for use then, would they not have value against logistical high value targets in the conflict with North Korea? Just a...
  4. Z

    AI.25 hypothetical musings

    It struck pondering what I now know about UK AI radar efforts... Whether like the AI.21 and AI.23, there was a similar parallel in AI.24 and AI.25...? Consider the following. AI.24 was always an ambitious system that originally was FMCW. The back-up option on this all new system and...
  5. Grey Havoc

    HMS Flat Iron

    It is unclear if she was still in service post-World War II, but if she was still around in 1948 it is debatable whether or not she would have been technically entitled to the HMAFV (His Majesty's Air Force Vessel) prefix, given that she wasn't a powered vessel.
  6. uk 75

    Replacing the Canberra

    Surprisingly we have not had a thread devoted to how the RAF should have replaced its Canberras? The Canberra was such a success that it was even bought by the USAF as the Martin B57. With the benefit of hindsight it ought to have been simple. The Buccaneer S2 did the job for a while with 2 RAF...
  7. hesham

    Fenton Cheel

    From British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Mr. J. B. Fenton designed a two-seat light airplane of 1930/31,called Cheel,but never completed.
  8. Maveric

    de Havilland DH.92 Dolphin

    Hi all, only a good picture of the Dolphin can be found on the Internet. My problem is this...
  9. blackkite

    The Hawker P.1062, P.1068 and P.1067.

    Hi! source: Anthony Leonard Butller...
  10. blackkite

    The Hawker P.1052, P.1072 and P.1081.

    Hi! The Hawker P.1052 swept-wing version of the Sea Hawk for high speed research. "The Hawker P.1052 was an experimental aircraft produced by Haker Siddeley for research and development of swept back wing designs. As preparations were being...
  11. M

    Does anyone have a copy of "Wireless for the Warrior" by Meulstee?

    I'm putting together an article on the Wireless Set No. 10, which deserves to be MUCH better known - it was the first TDM and PCM comms system in the world. Sadly there is very little info on it, but I know that "Wireless for the Warrior" had a relatively detailed description including post-war...
  12. Foo Fighter


    G'day folks, consider this. The TSR2 goes into service and later requires a SLEP, what engines are avaulable and could a big wing be fitted/would it be an improvement?
  13. Grey Havoc

    Pulau Ubin Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat Battery
  14. blackkite

    BAe Warton P.109 supersonic fighter

    Hi! BAe Warton P.109 supersonic STOVL combat aircraft. Three side view drawing source : Twitter According to “BRITISH SECRET PROJECT Jet Fighters since 1950, Tony Buttler”, The engine fan and core flows (Without PCB) through two rotating nozzles integrated with the wing root trailing edge...
  15. A Tentative Fleet Plan

    Construction of the Dounreay Fast Reactor

  16. A Tentative Fleet Plan

    Vickers Interwar Super-Long-Range Artillery

    Found these images buried in my folders along with a screenshot of the (limited) information on these artillery pieces. It took me a while to track down which forum post I got them from (link and just in case, archived). Quoted from the thread in question:
  17. P

    British and French Intervention in German Invasion of Poland

    I am looking for some "professional" advice on an alternate history scenario that has been running around my mind for years: Given the political will to do something immediately about Hitler's 1 Sept 1939 invasion of Poland, did the British and French military have the resources and the assets...
  18. T

    Impregnated plywood

    Anyone know any sources discussing "shpon" the Soviet impregnated plywood and American Duraloid and Duramold?
  19. blackkite

    Hunting H.126

    Hi! Hunting H.126
  20. blackkite

    Handley Page HP88

    Hi! Handley Page HP88. "The single HP.88 aircraft was designed to Air Ministry Specification E.6/48 as an aerodynamic testbed for the proposed Handley Page Victor V-bomber."