late 1950s

  1. Grey Havoc

    Soviet Space Elevator (1970)

    View: https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroFuturism/comments/p2mhzo/a_soviet_space_elevator_tekhnika_molodezhi_1970/
  2. hesham

    Terra-Tires for Light Aircraft,1956

    From Flying 1956; https://books.google.com.eg/books?id=8Hd4DlOqhhwC&pg=PA43&dq=Terra-Tires+flying&hl=ar&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwimv5nM0_vxAhUiQEEAHXSRA68Q6AEwAHoECAsQAg#v=onepage&q=Terra-Tires%20flying&f=false
  3. 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.
  4. Maveric

    Shangdeng multipurpose vehicle

    Hi, look at this nice multipurpose vehicle project from China. https://sinorecords.org/shangdengno1/ Regards
  5. Grey Havoc

    Nihon Hikoki X1G3

    https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/nihon-hikoki-x1g3-its-always-better-to-add/
  6. Grey Havoc

    MIT IL Mars Reconnaisance Vehicle (Draper Probe)

    https://wehackthemoon.com/tech/martian-probe-first-step-towards-moon-landing
  7. Y

    Vickers vanjet

    Does any of you have more info about this VC-10 early study? From http://www.aeroflight.co.uk/aircraft/types/vickers-vc10.htm Development History: Vanjet VC10 Mk I Projected tri-jet medium range transport with Valiant-style wing with curved inboard leading edge. Vanguard fuselage, mid-set...
  8. robunos

    The 'AB.123' project designation system...

    I've done a search. and I'm surprised that there's no thread for this... Following the partial replacement, in 1959, of the British Ministry of Supply by the Ministry of Aviation, the iconic 'Rainbow Code' system for projects was also replaced, by a new system of two letters, and three numbers...
  9. S

    1950s Lockheed Nuclear Powered bomber studies

    Lockheed nuclear-powered bomber project (CAMAL contender), very different from alleged designs previously shown and found in: HEARING BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON ATOMIC ENERGY CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES EIGHTY-SIXTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION ON...
  10. Michel Van

    Lockheed Polaris Missile 1958 Wind Tunnel Tests

    holy glory at youtube Lockheed Polaris Missile Wind Tunnel Tests in 1958 at NACA Langley Research Center's Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel the Video show a fist the Unitary Plan Wind Tunnel and good look how they work. the Polaris Wind tunnel model got one surprise: fins ...
  11. Jemiba

    Fairchild M-231

    mentioned in the designation section, the M-231 STOL transport with boundary layer control : (from InterAvia 7/1958)
  12. hesham

    Bell Nuclear Powered Helicopter

    Hi, the Bell Helicoptere Corporation designed a new concept for atomic-powered VTOL transport helicopter,it had 300 ft length,500,000 1b weight and estimated speed of 200 mph, it was look like to me as flying ship. http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1960/1960%20-%200793.html
  13. Antonio

    US Navy Type Spec TS-146 - competitors to the P3V Orion

    Revista de Aeronáutica Núm 208 March 1958. pg 228 Lockheed just announced that its model Electra would have the following versions: 1. Navigation Trainer 2. ECM Trainer 3. Medevac for 76 casualties 4. MATS Transport (91 places) 5. High Speed Cargo All five models would be powered by Allison...
  14. P

    OR AD-10501, Fleet Air Defense Fighter

    Fleet Air Defence Aircraft (FAD) Although this once banished to history project, has continued to resurrect itself from time to time, I thought I would flog this horse one more time. With the hope that I can get the information I so desperately sorted for many years. The 1957 US Navy submitted...
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