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hesham

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Hi,


is there any drawing survivor to BAC P.55 lift body ?.
 

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Hi Folks,
Avro may have had a proposal, UK, Farnborough started on Bluff re-entry vehicle studies by 1948.
The switch from Nova to Saturn V was because in part the weight saving attributed to UK Heatshield material and the Fuel cell Imperial college. UK bluff re-entry capsules proposals middle fifties.
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Hi Spark,


do you have a drawing to it ?,thanks.
 

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Barrington Bond said:
So the first one is the Armstrong-Whitworth design but whose are the other two?
Hilton?
 

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Hi
sorry, I think all shredded. I never saw the drawings. only word of mouth.

hesham said:
Hi Spark,


do you have a drawing to it ?,thanks.
 

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fantastic finding, Barrington !
 

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NOTE. The launch pads were already in place at Woomera 1959/60 for a similar size vehicle,
from memory of RR/lecture document about 550,000lb AUW 35,000lb payoad, three stage SLV 27,500lb empty. (LH/LOX upper stages.) Factory built in Essex latter half of fifties.

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Could it be at all possible that the 4th from left may be it?
 

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Anyone had a look at this?

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details?uri=C490036

I was having a rummage in the catalogue and found it.

Chris
 

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Tantalising but does not necessarily mean manned space research vehicles...

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Barry
 

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Hi,
do you have the original there was a ten feet to one inch scale, could you scale the craft please?.
spark

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CNH said:
There was actually an OR - 9001.

In the PRO, you will find a very long study for the vehicle in question carried out by the RAE. Like most RAE studies, it was completely divorced from reality. Here's a pic:



CJGibson said:
There is a brief outline of OR.9001 and OR.9002 (counter satellite system) in BSP.4. As CNH says, the RAE were somewhat divorced from reality. There was also a (possibly) more realistic OR.9003 for a recon sat/vehicle.

Chris
 

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Excuse me my dears and my friends,


I can recognize what was this,they wrote on it a British idea,but did we speak
about it before ?.


http://www.bis-space.com/what-we-do/projects/project-manned-orbital-winged-rocket
 

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sweet, A.9/A.10 derived design perhaps ?
 

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How could we forget this classic British Manned Spacecraft? ;D


http://youtu.be/wUq1EuMT3dA?t=5m16s
 

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Hi TsrJoe,


I think my dear GTX is right,and may be it was just a fake or a hypothetical design.
 

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TsrJoe said:
sweet, A.9/A.10 derived design perhaps ?
Nope
Is a 5 stage design that inherited the A4 aerodynamic and Engine
first, second and fifth Stage are reusable.

 

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My dear Michel,


that means it was real design ?.
 

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A real design in the sense that British Interplanetary Society members who were engineers designed it to the best knowledge of the time period but without a hope in hell of ever getting funding for such!

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Thank you Barrington
 

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Michel Van said:
and if recall right there were some post here in space project
about that RAF had idea of license build or buy Gemini or MOL hardware from USA
Apologies for the zombie resurrection, but this has really caught my imagination...unfortunately I can find nothing about it.

Does anyone have any information about this possible British Gemini programme?
 

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ZacYates said:
Michel Van said:
and if recall right there were some post here in space project
about that RAF had idea of license build or buy Gemini or MOL hardware from USA
Apologies for the zombie resurrection, but this has really caught my imagination...unfortunately I can find nothing about it.

Does anyone have any information about this possible British Gemini programme?
somewhere in here is information you looking for...

British manned program in 60s?
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5063.0.html
Blue Streak based satellite transport system
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5063.0.html
British Manned Spacecraft
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4131.0.html
British Spacestation
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6923.0.html
RAF Manned Capsule
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5657.0.html
MOL Program
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,4024.0.html
 

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Unfortunately no - unless looking for phrases including "Gemini", "MOL", "British" and/or "RAF" in each of those threads is wrong! I can't find what you referred to in your May 2012 post at all, nor does a Google search bring up anything.

It's an intriguing idea and would make for a cool model, in my opinion!
 
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