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...
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.
Giant...V-shaped...blimp... (who said Phoenix Lights?)
Seems topical at the moment:
Lowering the High Ground: Using Near-Space Vehicles for Persistent ISR (a Thesis):
TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF LOITERING LIGHTER-THAN-AIR...
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...
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...
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.