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  1. VictorXL188

    Koun Aircraft Dirigible Helicopter

    Came across a pic of the Koun Aircraft Dirigible Helicopter at https://members.tripod.com/airfields_freeman/NY/Airfields_NY_LongIs_Nassau.htm and having never heard of it before, thought that other members may appreciate it. I saw that one pic had been posted on this site in a discussion on ugly...
  2. S

    “highly classified” Long Range Effect (LRE) ?

    “highly classified” Long Range Effect (LRE) ? US Army has taken a few - but not all - of the wraps off a “highly classified” Long Range Effect (LRE) during #Edge21 demo at Dugway Proving Ground, which I’m attending. No pictures released sadly, but a video showed to me here shows a large, winged...
  3. Cy-27

    Federal Aircraft Corporation CM-3

    Federal Aircraft Corporation CM-3 The CM-3 was built by a group of aircraft mechanics formerly employed at Ryan Mechanics Monoplane Co. They formed the Federal Aircraft Corporation in Los Angeles during February 1928 before moving to San Bernardino, California. They engaged William Waterhouse...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

    https://news.trust.org/item/20210508152642-o9z7n https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/05/08/177226/cyberattack-forces-major-us-pipeline-company-to-halt-operations https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57050690 https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57063636...
  5. Grey Havoc

    Cohort Program (United States Army Applications Laboratory)

    https://www.defensenews.com/land/2021/05/06/us-army-looks-to-non-traditional-business-to-tackle-robotic-vehicle-sustainment/
  6. A

    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...
  7. 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...
  8. E

    “Finders keepers” doesn’t apply to space junk that may land in your Florida yard

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article250948384.html
  9. Grey Havoc

    Geddes Liner, aka the Whale Ocean Liner

    Yes, that Norman Bel Geddes. The yacht mentioned in the reddit post is the Wenner-Gren Yacht design of 1934, with a both a naval yacht and a naval patrol vessel derived from it proposed for the United States Navy in 1939 at the outset of WWII (see JaySea article). View...
  10. Grey Havoc

    Phantom Space Corp.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/a-rocket-veteran-plots-a-cheaper-path-back-to-space/ar-BB1fDwfG (Bloomberg via MSN)
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. Grey Havoc

    Cosmos 954

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN7ifFam1Fk View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lR-KyObLt0 View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drDPFs6j3U0
  14. JFC Fuller

    D1W Surface Ship Reactor

    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...
  15. Grey Havoc

    Tekoi Test Range

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCeMCwxayp0 View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua4QMFQATco&t=0s View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABMV4wXx6Xo&t=0s View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FeXPOFRxp0
  16. Grey Havoc

    Curse of the Wind Witch

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsWr_JWTZss
  17. Grey Havoc

    Speedee bomb

    The planned US version of the Highball bomb. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEgbi6n1C0E
  18. hesham

    Strange Fighter Model of 1970 to ID

    From Air Force magazine 1970, and in advertisement,this was an American fighter,maybe for Northrop, Rockwell or Lockheed,can anyone help in ID it ?,they never mentioned any name of companies.
  19. hesham

    Northrop LFC Old Project ?

    From Air Force magazine 1961, what was this Project for Northrop Laminar Flow Control ?,or just a hypothetical design ?.
  20. bearnard97

    Space hotel

    I`ve bumped into some interesting article and I wanna share it with you and hear your thoughts about that project. The world`s first space hotel is slated to open in 2027 . Orbital Assembly Corporation, the group behind Voyager Station, has announced plans to begin building the hotel in low...
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