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  1. 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.
  2. hesham

    Northrop LFC Old Project ?

    From Air Force magazine 1961, what was this Project for Northrop Laminar Flow Control ?,or just a hypothetical design ?.
  3. J

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)
  4. J

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)
  5. Grey Havoc

    USAF OC-135Bs to be retired without replacement?

    Well, unless Biden gets into the Oval Office that is. https://www.defensenews.com/air/2020/07/16/the-air-force-cancels-its-open-skies-recapitalization-program-after-us-pulls-out-from-treaty/
  6. Grey Havoc

    General Dynamics Fort Worth F-16 derived GAU-8 gunship concept (G.F.G) from 1976

    Thanks to Air21 over at What If Modelers: Thought this design was already mentioned in an existing SPF thread, but I couldn't locate it. I'm wondering if this design originally grew out of one of the 'Model 402' studies. Also, I wonder if there was a late 1970s semi-official USAF requirement...
  7. Grey Havoc

    USAF NEAT (late 2010s)

  8. Iranian F-14A

    Minuteman basing question

    A few weeks ago I was reading in a book that when the Minuteman I ICBM was first deployed, SAC was looking at basing options all over the US,possibly even Alaska. It didn't go into much detail other then mentioning Alaska by name, which didn't make much sense seeing as ,yes, Alaska is RIGHT by...
  9. flateric

    Marquardt/GASL/Lockheed-California 1967 Scramjet

    old AWST article found at eBay
  10. Mr London 24/7

    Near-Space Manuevering Vehicle

    Giant...V-shaped...blimp... (who said Phoenix Lights?) Seems topical at the moment: (aka 'Ascender') Lowering the High Ground: Using Near-Space Vehicles for Persistent ISR (a Thesis): www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/bugs_ch04.pdf TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF LOITERING LIGHTER-THAN-AIR...
  11. D

    Marquardt RJ59 Ramjet Engines

    Noted in a few sources that these were the intended powerplants for the Convair KINGFISH, but I thought that the requirements put forth for the program included the use of the J58? Can anyone clear this up for me or provide a source of information on these engines? Much thanks!
  12. Skybolt

    Fairchild-Republic NGCAS

    Late in the Seventies, Fairchild-Republic studied a Next Generation Close Air Support aircraft. It would have been a two-seater, have a night-adverse weather capability, made with large use of composites and probably (judging from the design) sport a moderate supersonic speed. Weapons: GAU-8A...
  13. overscan (PaulMM)

    Ryan Model 38, 84, 112, 115: VATOL Fighters for the USAF and USN

    See the source document for more details... Source: Bernard Lindenbaum, V-STOL Concepts and Developed Aircraft Volume 1 - A Historical Report (1940-1986)