1970s Future Weapons

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i found this You tube video on 1960s prediction on 1970s weapon system
sadly it's show only a fragment of original film


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FydcxZt4Xdk&feature=player_embedded
 

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0:32 appears to be the CH-47C aerial artillery study (the one with the XM204 howitzer kit), and 0:39 looks like the Avro Aerocar.

I wonder if the others are based on any actual projects?
 

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In all seriousness my first impression when looking at that clip was Thunderbirds! (Aside from the Chinook & Avro Aerocar.)
 

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It is always amusing to look at old ideas about the future. This film contains images that I can not believe are serious proposals for weapons. Only schoolboys or African dictators will be impressed. A pity that we are living in a time when major weapons systems seems to have reached a plato, the M1 or Challenger will be around for a while, same Typhoon, F35, M16. Good luck to anyone who can predict what the next westen MBT will look like. Can you imagine living in the 1950s-a new supersonic fighter every week! Anyway, I wonder what our military (UK-I'm a Marine) will look like in 2050? Anyone?
 

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I'm not very optimistic in seeing anything comparable to the XX century in terms of technological development. At least in Europe. Europe is in decadence. In 2050, UK Marines would't be really different from 2012 in their hardware.
 

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That Helicopter gunship looked A-LOT like the Cobra Mamba from GI Joe.
 

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Stingray™ said:
0:32 appears to be the CH-47C aerial artillery study (the one with the XM204 howitzer kit), and 0:39 looks like the Avro Aerocar.

I wonder if the others are based on any actual projects?

For the CH-47C aerial artillery study , are you referring to this concept?
 

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Yes the XM204 105mm howitzer was a very interesting and innovative design!!
Here is a video, which clearly depicts its low-recoil capability - hence its conceived use aboard the CH-47C aerial artillery study

http://youtu.be/yDQDJnUJyl8


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Just found this drawing on the web!!

Sorry about the quality ???

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And wait...................I've found more!

This is a drawing of the studied complex conveyer loading system for the XM204 howitzer, whilst installed on the Chinook



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Wow Thanks a lot for the Great Video Pioneer , and also I found some more interesting pictures of the design,

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Thanks a lot for the Link Sir,
I have never seen the newer concept of ACH-47... i only happened to see the rocket launcher version (link below), and the proposal version having howitzer on it. Would you please Explain more about this one (attached photo),?? :) ;D
Were the Rocket launcher pods retractable? , or were they same in size as the 2.75 mm ?

http://www.chinook-helicopter.com/chinook/gunsagogo.html

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It looks like it's retractable, but I think the rockets are quite a bit larger than 2.75in.
 

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Would you please Explain more about this one (attached photo),?? :) ;D
Were the Rocket launcher pods retractable? , or were they same in size as the 2.75 mm?


The forward unguided rocket system was called WASP, but that is all I know. I'll contact my friend Rotorwash, as he was the first to share that particular picture with me straight from the USAAM archives.
 

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Pioneer said:
Yes the XM204 105mm howitzer was a very interesting and innovative design!!

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NOT at all.

Soft recoil was old, the French had a mountain gun with it before WWI.
The U.S. engineers arrogantly rejected the well-known problems of soft recoil in artillery pieces, thought they're better and good enough - and failed miserably.
 

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Stingray™ said:
Ardavan.K said:
Would you please Explain more about this one (attached photo),?? :) ;D
Were the Rocket launcher pods retractable? , or were they same in size as the 2.75 mm?


The forward unguided rocket system was called WASP, but that is all I know. I'll contact my friend Rotorwash, as he was the first to share that particular picture with me straight from the USAAM archives.

Are you sure it was WASP? Because there was a Hughes AGM-124 WASP in this timeframe, but that wasn't an unguided rocket.
see: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3062.0.html
 

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Hobbes said:
Stingray™ said:
Ardavan.K said:
Would you please Explain more about this one (attached photo),?? :) ;D
Were the Rocket launcher pods retractable? , or were they same in size as the 2.75 mm?


The forward unguided rocket system was called WASP, but that is all I know. I'll contact my friend Rotorwash, as he was the first to share that particular picture with me straight from the USAAM archives.

Are you sure it was WASP? Because there was a Hughes AGM-124 WASP in this timeframe, but that wasn't an unguided rocket.
see: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3062.0.html

Wasp was an unguided rocket system from the 60s with nothing to do with the 70s, 80s MMW guided Wasp missile. Its is pretty obscure but this forum found it out:

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6188.msg114345.html#msg114345
 

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The "Future MBT" from the video.
http://armor.kiev.ua/Tanks/Modern/FromTo/
"Biological" Tank
http://shushpanzer-ru.livejournal.com/1239394.html
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Hi

The original film
THE BIG PICTURE
"CLAWS FOR THE EAGLE"
1967

More 60s future tanks
http://tankandafvnews.com/2015/06/15/from-the-vault-armor-of-the-future-circa-1960/
http://tankandafvnews.com/2015/09/03/from-the-vault-thoughts-on-future-tank-desire-1968/
 

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BIG THX Moin1900

and here The Big Picture itself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvjLc0lYClE
 

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Hi everybody

Screenshots from "1970s Future Weapons"
Main battle tank, Advanced air mobile artillery, Howitzer armed helicopter etc.
http://bunkermeister.blogspot.de/2013/07/the-big-picture.html

More episodes with unknown "future" weapons.

The Big Picture
Title: Tank History: Role of Armor
Minute: 00:38
"Double-barreled future tank model"

The Big Picture
Title: U.S. Army Combat Development Experimentation Center
Minute: 01:00
"Hovertank"

The Big Picture
Title: Army Vehicle Research: Science Moves the Army
Minute: 01:08
"Armored car 6x6, heavy tank, double-barreled four-track tank"

The Big Picture
Title: Arms for Tomorrow
Minute: 26:00
"Self-propelled artillery model, four-track tank model
 

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