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  1. Grey Havoc

    De Havilland Devon C.2

    https://pleszak.blog/2020/07/13/milk-run-over-the-eder-dam/
  2. A Tentative Fleet Plan

    Air Staff Target 9003 Photo-Reconaissance Satellite (Early 1960s)

    Source: Norman Friedman's Seapower and Space p365-366. AST.9003 envisaged satellites orbiting at 200 miles in 97 degree (sun-synchronous) orbits carrying two cameras with television readout, and an ELINT Antenna. Resolution of the cameras would be 25 and 5 yards with swath widths of 45 and 7...
  3. Grey Havoc

    Avro Shackleton

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Shackleton
  4. Grey Havoc

    Battle of Britain fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies at 101

    https://apnews.com/05569875820b15fd4639ff46e9d24670 Rest In Peace. :(
  5. Hood

    Aeralis Modular Trainer Concept

    A British start-up company, Aeralis, is trying to secure £1 mil via crowdfunding to design a concept fuselage demonstrator for a “modular” family of military jet trainers in time for September’s DSEI defence show. They are billing this as the first all-British military aircraft since the Hawk...
  6. F

    Protector drone

    Does anyone have an idea what exact model of drone he is referring to here, is this an upgraded Reaper or something different? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/11909488/David-Cameron-promises-to-beef-up-the-SAS-to-take-the-fight-to-Isil.html
  7. uk 75

    RAF C5 Galaxys cancelled in 1970

    Some of you may have seen my reference to the 1970 Observers Book of Aircraft commenting that "a small number of C5s expected to be ordered for the RAF". I have now found my cutting from the 1970 Air Pictorial covering the new Conservative Government's first Defence White Paper later than...
  8. B

    Lancaster High Speed Mail Plane (pre Lancastrian?)

    Lancaster High Speed Mail Plane (pre Lancastrian?) I Not sure if this counts as secret, or cancelled, or evolved? Most of the reference to the Lancaster High Speed Mail Plane refer to the Lancastrian. however the following book, on Page 41 has a small drawing of an alternative design, now I...
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