interwar period

  1. Grey Havoc

    Air India: The iconic maharajah returns home (BBC)
  2. klem

    A self-guided French bomb in 1939.

    In the magazine "Décollage" N°64 of 06.19.1947- p 12 .a reader Mr. Alphonse Martin informed the editorial staff of the magazine that he realized in 1939 the plans of a self-guided bomb. It is a gliding bomb launched by plane and equipped with an automatic piloting device which directs it towards...
  3. L

    Nieuport 31 Fighter

    French two prototypes buildt in 1919... is said to be one of the best looking aircraft of the WW1. The name " Sesquiplane" means 'one-and-a-half wings.'" Its sleek smooth streamlined wooden monocoque shell of tulipwood, was produced by winding thin spiral strips around a mould in a series of...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Royal Afghan Army

  5. Schneiderman

    Air Ministry specification R.2/33 - Short Sunderland

    I'm on the scrounge. Does anyone have a copy , or just the key text, of specification R.2/33 that they would be willing to share? Failing that does anyone know whether the text of the specification has been included in any article or book, most likely one about the Sunderland. Thanks
  6. hesham

    Drawings to Early Lavochkin Aircraft

    From, Самолеты С. А. Лавочкина.
  7. Arjen

    OSGA-25 hydroplane catamaran

    A design by Vladimir Gartvig, drawing by Vladimir Meshcherin. Images OSGA-25 1-4 from Russisches Design - Tradition und Experiment 1920-1990 by Alexander Lavrentiev and Yuri Nasarow, Ernst & Sohn 1995. Images OSGA-25 5-7 found here: View...
  8. trajan

    Sir George Thurston cruiser designs Type A,B,C

    I learned about these interested drawings from another forum, and there are links to the sources given by other members below. But a companion of mine believes that these are "fake drawings" made using some Australia's cruiser plan drawings and Photoshop. I feel distressed. So are these...
  9. hesham

    Polikarpov U-2 Drawings

    From, Поликарпов У-2, here is a drawings to Polikarpov U-2 and its variants.
  10. S

    US 4.7-inch & 105 mm Anti Aircraft Gun/Mobile Gun (1920s)

    I was looking for the history of the anti-aircraft guns of the US Army since 1918 but then stumbled upon an AA gun that I never heard of before. A little effort to find some information was done, but it's surprisingly quite scarce. 4.7-inch Mobile Gun, M1920E The gun was supposed to be the...
  11. Tzoli

    Foreign Warship Export Designs for Japan

    While Japan constantly grew in power since the Meiji restoration and being an island nation it's navy too had to have a prominent role in it's military forces The first warships of Japan were built in ofreign Yards mostly in British but there were quite a few French and a some from US yards as...
  12. 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.
  13. P

    Diesel vs. petrol in aircraft

    I found an interesting chart comparing fuel efficiencies of actual aircraft. Please compare the Ju 86 with petrol and diesel engines. The difference is massive! The source is Shell Aviation News April 1939. Article by some Lufthansa director.
  14. 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.
  15. 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...
  16. _Sarcasticat_

    KRIEGSMARINE CENTRAL - KM Ship Plans/Discussion

    Heyo. I've decided to turn this into a hub for all the KM ship plans and information I currently have. I may not be able to include pictures of everything in this OP so the link to the Google Drive containing everything in its highest quality is included below. If you have questions about the...
  17. J

    IAR drawings

  18. R

    1932 Springfield Aircraft Company "Cicada" NR 13 205

    Does anyone know anything about the 1932 Springfield Aircraft Company's "Cicada" NR 13 205? It has a radial engine, semi-elliptical shoulder-mounted wings, circular fuselage cross-section, fixed landing gear with spats and a spectacular paint job resembling an insect. The single, open cockpit is...
  19. hesham

    French Transatlantic Seaplane Competition of 1934,Phase 1 & 2

    Hi, in 1934,the Air France announced for a contest for Transatlantic Sud (South)and could be anticipation for seaplanes,flying boats, catapult airplanes and amphibians,about 16 proposals were submitted to it,but it contains many mysteries ?! ; Catapult, - CAMS three engines,with weight 14.3...
  20. Tzoli

    IJN Tosa-Kaga Class Design History

    For some time I've already made these drawings just not yet posted here. You can now see how the Tosa / Kaga class battleships evolved from an Improved Nagato to as laid down as a 5 turreted similar speed slightly larger battleship. Let us begin: Fast Nagato series: A-115...