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  1. 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...
  2. Grey Havoc

    History of the Black Cab

  3. Grey Havoc

    How to drink tea in a tank

  4. Grey Havoc

    Type 4X Destroyer

  5. Grey Havoc

    Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator System scheme

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/specification-for-ventilators-to-be-used-in-uk-hospitals-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak UK’s new ventilators still awaiting regulatory green light (ft.com, registration may be required)
  6. Grey Havoc

    Royal Navy XLUUV program (Manta-class drone submarine)

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/03/05/royal-navy-to-get-first-large-autonomous-submarine/#338120f1f0b6 https://www.savetheroyalnavy.org/manta-the-royal-navy-gets-its-first-extra-large-autonomous-submarine/
  7. Grey Havoc

    Future Littoral Strike Ship (FLSS)

  8. Grey Havoc

    Endgame for Iran Nuclear deal?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51104579 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-51109166
  9. F

    British Spaceflight

    Introduction of Space Industry Bill shows UK’s commitment to commercial spaceflight From: Department for Transport, UK Space Agency, and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Published: 28 June 2017 The Space Industry Bill has been introduced into the House of Lords, marking...
  10. 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
  11. covert_shores

    RN warship 2050: project Startpoint

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-34077719 :)
  12. Grey Havoc

    Move over Mad Max; Special Constable Lecter front and center

    Of all the proposals over the years for maintaining law and order in the aftermath of a strategic nuclear exchange, this one may just take the biscuit: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article4253348.ece (Subscription required)
  13. Abraham Gubler

    Vixen CVR(W) Liasion

    The British Fox 30mm gun armoured car replaced the Ferret scout car in the reconnaissance role but not the liaison role. This was to be the task of a variant of the Fox called the Vixen. It was cancelled so the Ferret had to solider on driving bosses from call signs to call signs long post due...
  14. cluttonfred

    Land-based hovercraft

    The "hovertank" is a staple of science fiction novels and board games, yet in the real world fans and skirts never seem to have supplanted wheels or tracks. Does anyone have any projects or prototypes to share on proposed land-based hovercraft? Cheers, Matthew
  15. B

    British Manned Spacecraft

    So the first one is the Armstrong-Whitworth design but whose are the other two?