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Looks like the requirement was for a heavily protected defence orientated tank, employing ambush tactics (similar in a number of respects to the S-Tank), for use by the British Army On the Rhine (BAOR). IIRC, default NATO strategy in the event...
ORIGINAL CAPTION: The CarbSAR concept could fly as a demonstration in 2021
From earlier this year:
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...
Via HP&CA, a new MOD concept for the Royal Navy:
Joint Concept Note 1/12
This concept is probably DOA. Someone should have told the MOD that Transformation and the like is dead and buried. 'Systems not platforms' is what brought about such disasters as the LCS.
On page 241 of "The Decline of British Seapower" by Desmond Wettern, the
then Minister of Aviation (Julian Amery) told a Business Dinner on 9 September 1964
that the Government were considering building an ocean-going "hovership" for the
RN. His Ministry and the MOD would make preliminary...