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  1. hesham

    Northrop LFC Old Project ?

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

    Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared

    https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2019/10/11/new-missile-warning-satellites-pass-design-test/ https://www.c4isrnet.com/battlefield-tech/space/2020/05/19/northrop-grumman-receives-24-billion-for-two-missile-defense-satellites/...
  3. J

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Interceptor version)
  4. J

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)

    Avro Weapon System 606 A (Tactical bomber version)
  5. Grey Havoc

    McKinley Climatic Laboratory

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eavbt2GLRLg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKinley_Climatic_Laboratory
  6. Richard N

    Hacker Team Wins $50,000 For Hacking A Satellite At DefCon

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQza6IxOjo
  7. Grey Havoc

    Chameleon Constellation

    https://breakingdefense.com/2020/06/upgradeable-birds-af-taps-hypergiant-for-reconfigurable-satellites/
  8. blockhaj

    Mk 1, Mk 2 & Mk 3 gun pods?

    So i am currently looking into the US development of weapon pods for aircraft and i have trouble finding anything on the Mk 1 > 3 gun pods. I am assuming these exist as there exist a Mk 4 gun pod. That being the common gun pod used on the A-4 Skyhawk among others. Anyone know anything on this...
  9. F

    U-2 Thread

    As the U-2 remains one of my favourite military aircraft I thought I would start a dedicated thread for it. As well as it being one of the more venerable models of aircraft still flying. https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/aircraft-propulsion/u-2-avionics-upgrade-paves-way-command-control-role
  10. Grey Havoc

    Powered JDAM

    https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/boeing-resurrects-effort-to-turn-jdam-bomb-into-cheap-cruise-missile/137046.article https://www.airforcemag.com/power-jdam-boeings-new-alternative-to-cruise-missiles/...
  11. XP67_Moonbat

    Hill Genie- Genie missiles as CBU's

    The story of Genies repurposed as CBU's for Vietnam. https://warisboring.com/the-u-s-air-force-tried-turning-nuclear-rockets-into-cluster-bombs-937b407dcd69#.6pxvh01ja
  12. Triton

    US planned to nuke the moon

    "Confirmed: US planned to nuke the moon" Published: 26 November, 2012, 21:13 Source: https://rt.com/usa/news/us-moon-nuclear-project-631/
  13. Mr London 24/7

    Near-Space Manuevering Vehicle

    Giant...V-shaped...blimp... (who said Phoenix Lights?) Seems topical at the moment: (aka 'Ascender') Lowering the High Ground: Using Near-Space Vehicles for Persistent ISR (a Thesis): www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/bugs_ch04.pdf TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF LOITERING LIGHTER-THAN-AIR...
  14. robunos

    Project Bee

    In the back of the excellent 'From RAINBOW to GUSTO', there is a timeline of significant events, in the RAINBOW/GUSTO, project. One of the entries in this timeline in the very cryptic '195612/23 First LH2 B-57 flight in Project Bee' there is no other reference to 'Project Bee' anywhere...
  15. robunos

    B-57 combat transport

    while researching for the 'pave gat' thread, i came across this, in 'B-57 Canberra at war 1964-1972', "As the first B-57s came off the production line in june 1954, Martin proposed to the AF a 'Utility Courier' based on the basic Canberra airframe. A passenger compartment seated 6-11 extende...
  16. hesham

    Bell Nuclear Powered Helicopter

    Hi, the Bell Helicoptere Corporation designed a new concept for atomic-powered VTOL transport helicopter,it had 300 ft length,500,000 1b weight and estimated speed of 200 mph, it was look like to me as flying ship. http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1960/1960%20-%200793.html
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