united kingdom

  1. Rhinocrates

    AUKUS Treaty

    The Economist's perspective. It devotes most space to looking at the political context. https://www.economist.com/asia/2021/09/15/australia-is-getting-nuclear-subs-with-american-and-british-help The new partnership also comes at an opportune time for Mr Biden. His withdrawal from Afghanistan...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Griffon Hoverwork

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/uk-last-hovercraft-cmd/index.html Yet another topic I could have sworn we already had in one form or another.
  3. uk 75

    Sensible conclusion by the Irish Army

    Interesting time capsule which reminds us that military planners are usually wiser than their political masters. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exercise_Armageddon#:~:text=Exercise%20Armageddon%20was%20a%20military,safety%20of%20the%20minority%20population%22.
  4. Grey Havoc

    Afghanistan withdrawal, Bagram Air Base

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57692303 https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2021/07/02/bagram-afghanistan-biden-war/ https://finance.yahoo.com/news/us-left-afghan-airfield-night-173121460.html https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57682290...
  5. 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...
  6. uk 75

    Replacing the C130 Hercules

    With the A400M in service with the RAF we now know what a C130 replacement looks like. Of course the original C130 "replacement" for the RAF would have been AW/HS 681 had it made it into service. The US tried to replace the C130 in the 70s with the YC14 and 15. Instead the 15 morphed into the...
  7. Grey Havoc

    Old Buckenham Airshow (Saturday 31st July 2021)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu4QwRnx1cU https://oldbuckenhamairshow.com/
  8. hesham

    Brabazon Type-3, possible Competitors ?

    Hi, the Brabazon Type-3 or Specification 6/45,the known tenders were; Airspeed,Armstrong-Whitworth and Avro-692 & Avro-693,but can I ask if those companies involved or not; Blackburn,Bristol ,De Havilland,Fairey,Folland,Handley Page,Miles,Percival,Scottish Aviation, Shorts,Vickers and Westland ?.
  9. J

    Armstrong Whitworth 680

    I have come across this cutaway drawing of the Armstrong Whitworth AW680. I cannot find anymore info on it, does anyone have specifications or other drawings of it?
  10. Foo Fighter

    Grand slam bombs on Korean targets.

    I have seen somewhere that Grand slam weapons were considered for use on high value targets on the Japanese mainland. If the B-29 was in fact ready even in small number for use then, would they not have value against logistical high value targets in the conflict with North Korea? Just a...
  11. Z

    AI.25 hypothetical musings

    It struck pondering what I now know about UK AI radar efforts... Whether like the AI.21 and AI.23, there was a similar parallel in AI.24 and AI.25...? Consider the following. AI.24 was always an ambitious system that originally was FMCW. The back-up option on this all new system and...
  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. uk 75

    Replacing the Canberra

    Surprisingly we have not had a thread devoted to how the RAF should have replaced its Canberras? The Canberra was such a success that it was even bought by the USAF as the Martin B57. With the benefit of hindsight it ought to have been simple. The Buccaneer S2 did the job for a while with 2 RAF...
  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. https://www.flying-tigers.co.uk/2017/de-havilland-dragon-rapide-hobbymaster-and-corgi-aviation-new-year-arrivals-and-flying-tigers-christmas-new-year-opening-times/dh1-de-havilland-dolphin-d-h-92-1936/ My problem is this...
  16. blackkite

    The Hawker P.1062, P.1068 and P.1067.

    Hi! https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http://alternathistory.com/raboty-po-sovershenstvovaniyu-istrebitelej-nazemnogo-bazirovaniya-v-period-s-1946-po-seredinu-1950-h-godov-chast-1-dnevnye-istrebiteli-dlya-korolevskih-vvs-chast-9/&sandbox=1 source: Anthony Leonard Butller...
  17. blackkite

    The Hawker P.1052, P.1072 and P.1081.

    Hi! The Hawker P.1052 swept-wing version of the Sea Hawk for high speed research. https://www.baesystems.com/en/heritage/hawker-p1052 "The Hawker P.1052 was an experimental aircraft produced by Haker Siddeley for research and development of swept back wing designs. As preparations were being...
  18. M

    Does anyone have a copy of "Wireless for the Warrior" by Meulstee?

    I'm putting together an article on the Wireless Set No. 10, which deserves to be MUCH better known - it was the first TDM and PCM comms system in the world. Sadly there is very little info on it, but I know that "Wireless for the Warrior" had a relatively detailed description including post-war...
  19. Foo Fighter


    G'day folks, consider this. The TSR2 goes into service and later requires a SLEP, what engines are avaulable and could a big wing be fitted/would it be an improvement?
  20. Grey Havoc

    Pulau Ubin Anti-Motor Torpedo Boat Battery