united states marine corps

  1. Grey Havoc

    Ford 'Big Red'

    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. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tODsl0-oW0Q View...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Kenworth-Boeing gas-powered turbine truck

    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? https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2011/05/09/turbine-powered-oddities-no-466-the-see-through-kenworth-boeing...
  3. AN/AWW-14(V)

    Cancelled AGM-65 Maverick projects

    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...
  4. Grey Havoc

    USMC Stinger machine gun

    http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2020/01/fullbore-friday_17.html https://www.guns.com/news/2012/08/15/stinger-light-machinegun
  5. sferrin

    USMC Doctrine Changes

    Sure. Is this thread?
  6. bring_it_on

    USMC Next Generation Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV)

    Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle (ARV) Advanced Technology Development Future Naval Capability (FNC) Program Science and Technology Brief to Industry https://www.scribd.com/document/369430054/ONR-Armored-Reconnaissance-Vehicle
  7. P

    USMC 'Marine Expeditionary land-based catapult' system

    G'day gents 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...
  8. Triton

    Textron Starts Work on Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) hovercraft

    "Textron Starts Work on New Navy Hovercraft" By: Sam LaGrone Published: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM • Updated: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM Source: http://news.usni.org/2014/11/18/textron-starts-work-new-navy-hovercraft
  9. bobbymike

    Marine Corp - Ultra Heavy Lift Amphibious Connector

  10. I

    McDonnel F2H Banshee

    Hello everybody,J look to archive to find cutaway of this magnificent aircraft,does somebody have cutaway of any version,Thanks in advance
  11. cluttonfred

    Alternatives to USMC Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV)?

    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...
  12. Mike Pryce

    UK Harrier retirement & sale to US Marine Corps

    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...
  13. RyanC

    US Navy/USMC/US Army Sea Basing Concepts

    Fun. I liek the C-5A for scale. Clearly we need a folding wing C-5C to fit below decks. ;D
  14. Triton

    US Navy Transformation Craft (T-Craft)

    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) Abstract: Handle / proxy Url: http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA488102
  15. Triton

    US Navy Submerged Tank Landing Ship (LSST)

    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...
  16. R

    The STAMP (Small tactical aerial mobility platform) Program

    The Garrett Systems STAMP. Does anybody have any information about it?
  17. cluttonfred

    M50 Ontos variants

    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...
  18. Abraham Gubler

    Alvis Sagiter

    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 Sagitar Alvis Limited has submitted three studies to the...
  19. overscan (PaulMM)

    AH-64 Apache Projects

    Naval Apache Project Source: Al Adcock, AH-64 Apache In Action, Squadron-Signal
  20. overscan (PaulMM)

    Advanced Harrier Projects

    Thanks to Evan, heres a nice PDF of a British Aerospace Harrier II Plus brochure showing it in RN colours.