united states air force

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    USAF Lunex Spacecraft (1958)

  2. F

    HAWC (Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept) and HACM (Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile)

    This doesn't really fit ARRW or PGSW, so I started a new thread.
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    "Improved F-5" and STOL F-5, from 1964

    I have come across an article from Air Force Magazine (link below) about the F-5 dated December 1964 that briefly talks about two variants of the F-5 apparently being offered at the time. First, an improved F-5A with slightly higher thrust ("J85-13/J5", 4300 lbf, 220 lbf higher than the...
  4. 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...
  5. J

    McDonnell Douglas F101B Voodoo - carrying MIM-23 Hawk Missile

    I have come across these pictures of McDonnell Douglas F-101B Voodoo Serial Number 57-0272 with a strange under nose sensor and carrying a MiM-23 Hawk missile. It is late 60's or early 70's from my guess. Does anyone have any more information on this project, its name and what was being tried?
  6. 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...
  7. patburke06

    LRAPIS - 1960 hypersonic successor to LRI-X?

    I heard rumors about and little bits of info on successors to the LRI-X interceptors that were hypersonic and had missiles with a range of 500 miles is there any info on them like blueprints and performance information?
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    Mike Collins has passed away... :(

    As said in the tin. Now Buzz Aldrin is all alone as the last Apollo 11 crew still standing. The way things go, no Apollo crew veteran will be left by 2024 to see a tentative return to the Moon...
  9. overscan (PaulMM)

    Boeing B-47 Stratojet & B-52 Stratofortress; Origins & Evolution by Scott Lowther

    The famous B-52 Stratofortress has been in service with the USAF for more than 65 years and its iconic shape is known and recognised all over the world. Yet the B-52 and its predecessor, the B-47 Stratojet, started out looking very different indeed. Each aircraft was the end product of a lengthy...
  10. O

    All Weather Flying Center and Project Thunderstorm Aircraft.

    Hi everyone, I am working on compiling some information on the US Army Air Force, and US Air Force's Project Thunderstorm (1946-1949) and the All Weather Flying Center. I am working on building a list of aircraft that served as part of the project, and intend to draw all of them as part of my...
  11. 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.
  12. hesham

    Northrop LFC Old Project ?

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

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)
  14. galgot

    Ws-110 model 804 Boeing entry

    Couldn't find a specific thread on that one, so here. Found this small image of a model : And
  15. J

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)
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    Space Board Game Liftoff! 2.0

    Hi I really love this web site it has so much fantastic info on the hidden or forgotten space projects. Sadly, I don’t visit this website enough due to my projects. In 1989 I had my old boardgame Liftoff! Race to the Moon published; a simulation for four players with alternate proposed ways of...
  17. Wyvern

    Unbuilt XB-70 variants

    Hello everyone, Whilst reading through the latest coverage from "The Drive", I found an interesting article that might be of interest to the members of this forum. The article discusses the plethora of unbuilt variants of North American's XB-70. There were numerous variants planned, some of...
  18. J

    A.V. Canada Project Y-2 (Patent May 9, 1955)

    A.V. Canada Project Y-2 (Patent May 9, 1955)
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    Alternate Manned Orbiting Laboratory, 1966: NASA, USAF, and the Lew Allen solution

    See attached, from a declassified history of spysats. NASA and the military as of 1966 were quite unhappy at each others. - The military was encroaching on NASA manned spaceflight area, with MOL. - NASA was greatly bothering the military and spooks (NRO, USAF, CIA) by "hijacking" NRO...
  20. Grey Havoc

    Exosonic low-boom SSBJ project

    There appears to be a 'merely' supersonic rival, from a company called Exosonic, though I suspect that it may be being funded as more of a back-up option. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/sep/2/pentagon-takes-first-step-toward-building-superson/ (This thread originally began as part...