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?
I have found three readily available sources referencing this reactor, either directly or indirectly:
Rickover and the Nuclear Navy, Francis Duncan, 1990
American destroyers and Frigates, Norman Friedman, 1982
Deciding to Buy: Civil-military Relations and Major Weapons Programs, Quentin E...
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From Boeing Report D-8172 [NARA II]
The Model 468 informal proposal was based on conversations between Boeing and BuAero in January 1947.
The proposed airplane was a semi-expendable antiaircraft gunnery target.
It was to operated at 450mph at altitudes between sea level and 20,000 ft.
From last October:
A comprehensive source is Norman Friedman's "U.S. Aircraft Carriers".
"By 1945, the Essex class was considered unsuited to the new generation of naval aircraft. The 1945 fleet carrier was to have solved such problems in a hull suited to mass production". Also incorporating those learned from...
ORIGINAL CAPTION: First failure of the manned Aerodrome, October 7, 1903
ORIGINAL CAPTION: William E. "Gink" Doherty coaxes the structurally modified Langley Aerodrome into the air...
Here's a really interesting account I found on Project Terminated, by Ronnie Serrano:
'... a couple drawings were done by Pierre Mion for the U.S Navy in the late-1960s which shows using converted Fletcher-class destroyers into makeshift "Harrier Carriers". The plan at the time is to convert...
In the document below, at page 23 there is the following sentence:
"During the early 1960s, the U.S. Navy was also researching possible ASAT capabilities. Early efforts focused on matching a Navy Sparrow anti-aircraft missile with a Polaris Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) but these...
Let's assume that USSR started to experiment with carriers in late 1920s, with planned rebuild of the training ship "Okean" into the light/training carrier "Komsomolets". While slow and of limited usefulness (roughly the equivalent of USN's "Langley"), this ship still allowed Soviet Navy to gain...
Something different for today ... a collaborative project between Grumman and Shin Meiwa in Japan.
Note wing engines can tilt up a few degrees (it's described on another page). Also, there is heavy reliance on active boundary layer control via twin turbines behind the rear pressure bulkhead...
Of particular concern is information related to the Sea Dragon anti-ship missile program, a project of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office that was being developed by submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat...
Navy Unveils 3D-Printed SEAL Sub
Jul 24, 2017
The U.S. Navy recently unveiled the military's first 3D-printed submarine hull. Printed on the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Manufacturing...