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  1. Hood

    Arctic Drift Barge

    I came across this project in a 1968 United States Atomic Energy Commission booklet, The ATOM and the OCEAN, by E. W. Seabrook Hull (can be found on Project Gutenberg here). The National Science Foundation had proposed an Arctic Drift Barge for Arctic research, which would have a nuclear plant...
  2. Grey Havoc

    Tucson spy drone incident

  3. VictorXL188

    Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter

    Hi I looked through the listings, and after an exhaustive search found I could not find any discussions about the Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter, although it did get a mention in one or two other types discussions. Whilst looking at...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Russian-American Observation Satellite (RAMOS)

  5. T

    Impregnated plywood

    Anyone know any sources discussing "shpon" the Soviet impregnated plywood and American Duraloid and Duramold?
  6. C


    Fincantieri win the USN competition for the new frigate, 7,400t ship, HED propulsion, 16/17 knots cruise, 6,000 nm range ship, the GD/Navantia F100/Hobart variant, the Austal Independence LCS variant and unknown Ingalls design, they never released any info, lost out. USN budgeting $1,281...
  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. F

    Project Moonflower

    Is this the F-117A that they are referring to here? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/dec/30/margaret-thatcher-us-french-military-technology-national-archives-top-secret?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  9. Triton

    Lockheed Martin C-5M Super Galaxy

    "Air Force Upgrades C-5 Galaxy " By Kris Osborn Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 5:51 pm Source: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/07/31/air-force-upgrades-c-5-galaxy-planes/
  10. Graham1973

    Nuclear Logistics Aircraft - 1968

    While searching the NTRS for information on subsonic airliner designs, I found what seems to be the last nuclear powered aircraft proposal. It was a hybrid aircraft using conventional fuel for take off and then transitioning to nuclear power at cruising speed/altitude See: 1. Preliminary...
  11. Triton

    US Navy Jupiter SSBN

    During the mid-1950s, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Arleigh Burke sponsored a high-priority program to develop a naval intermediate range ballistic missile. On November 8, 1955, the Secretary of Defense established a joint Army and Navy intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM)...
  12. J

    Alan Shepard pics

    Inedit , unknown private source