Meant to create a topic on this after creating the one on the Kenworth-Boeing gas-powered turbine truck earlier in the year. Like that program this one had its origins in an USN requirement, albeit a later one.
Apparently the gas turbine in question (Model 502) was originally developed in response to a USN requirement, presumably on behalf of the USMC. I wonder what the intended vehicle was?
The dual mode AGM-65D Maverick anti-radar guided missile
Hughes Aircraft Corporation in the United States has built three unites of the Maverick anti-radar guided missile equipped with a dual mode passive radar/television target seeking head. It was designed especially to strike at radar...
Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV)
Advanced Technology Development Future Naval Capability (FNC) Program
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Just stumbled across a photograph which Ive seen in numerous books on the Vietnam War, but only after decades have now realised, that 'this Douglas A-4 Skyhawk' depicted in the photograph, is in fact connected and prepared for launch via a 'land-based catapult system'
I have to...
"Textron Starts Work on New Navy Hovercraft"
By: Sam LaGrone
Published: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM • Updated: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM
SecDef Gates and the MC Commandant (some say under orders) recommended in budget hearings last month that the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) program be cancelled in favor of a cheaper alternative. That may not be the end of the story as General Dynamics is lobbying hard that it would...
Leaks reported on SDSR were accurate. Harrier and current carriers to be retired, in 2011 for Harrier. 1 CVF to get cats and traps and F-35C from 2020. Other CVF to be mothballed. Nimrod MRA.4 cancelled, new 'low cost frigates' to join escort force numbering 19. Reduced Tornado fleet retained...
Transformation Craft (T-Craft) Concept Study by Cynthia Marks et al., NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER CARDEROCK DIV BETHESDA MD SHIP SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND DESIGN DEPARTMENT (Aug 2007)
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The submerged tank landing ship (LSST) was sketched in 1955 by the United States Navy's Bureau of Ships (BuShips) for its "dream book." Powered by an S5W nuclear reactor, it would have attained 16 knots in landing trim and 12 knots submerged. It would have carried 500 troops and 500 tons of...
The M50 Ontos is an odd vehicle with an interesting story, a problem child that the U.S. Army ended up rejecting but the U.S. Marine Corps ended using to good effect, though in small numbers and for infantry support, not as a tank hunter. There are links to more resources in the Wikipedia...
Here is some data on an interesting British program from the early 1980s. The following information has been copied from Jane’s Light Tanks and Armoured Cars 1984 by Christopher F. Foss. It is posted here for educational purposes.
Alvis Limited has submitted three studies to the...