Interesting time capsule which reminds us that military planners are usually wiser
than their political masters.
Hello guys, i dont mean to bother you, but i found the mentioning of the Short Skyvan being modified for COIN operations and also receiving a modification/variant of the Sea Cat missile called "hellcat" (that i couldn't even find a single picture), do any of you have info of this "Counter...
Over many years I have been trying to find images of Bekonscot model village from the 1960s. Unlike today's Bekonscot which is set frozen in the era of Hercule Poirot and offers an escape from the modern world, the 1960s version used to get updated regularly to reflect the exciting world...
I am still looking for a painting /model I saw in a 1970s Vosper Thorneycroft brochure of a Mk10 frigate with a single arm Seadart launcher forward in place of the 4.5 gun.
I assume that this was proposed to Brazil in answer to the two T42s sold to Argentina.
On this day 4 decades ago, the Royal Air Force receives its first Chinook helicopter
(Photo courtesy of Boeing)
And the rest is history serving Falklands, Beirut, Kuwait...
Such bombs are mentioned in some books or articles about V-bombers and Canberra. E.g. in Aerofax "Vickers Valiant" as a alternative loads (beside of nukes) are 1 x 10000 lb HC or 2 x 5000 lb HC bombs. Maybe someone have some information about these bombs? Are they really existed, or only in...
here is a two drawings to Bristol Type-172 long range bomber project for B35/46,and
Bristol Type-174 scale flying model for E8/47,please note the drawing for 172 differs
from Mr. Tony Buttler drawing of the book; British Secret Projects : Jet bombers since
Air International magazine
Prior to the abandoning of truly indigenous British nuclear warheads in 1958/1959 and the adoption of the US Mk28 and its associated technology in various guises as Red Snow all the way through to the WE.177 series the UK pursued its own megaton Thermonuclear weapons warheads.
I am a new member so I apologise if anything is not as it should be
I am looking for information on the Vickers 4 inch medium anti aircraft gun prototypes built i think in the early middle 1950's
The gun was designed as a medium AA gun to supplement the Heavy anti aircraft gun Green Mace.
I was wondering...(always a bad sign)...
The Defiant proved quite effective for a short time, until Luftwaffe crews quickly learned its limitations.
How good a fighter might the Defiant have proved if it had been designed from the outset to have a more conventional armament arrangement rather...
back in 1960 P. A. E. Stewart proposed a British manned Moon Program
with the use of Blue Streak and Black Knight technolgy
phase 1, 1960 to 1963 first probes (ranger types) to the moon
Phase 2, 1964 to 1967 Hardware testing on earth Low orbit and Lunar Orbit.
phase 3, 1968 to 1969 the...