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College of Aeronautics/Cranfield University Aircraft Designs

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Jemiba said:
Another cranfield project, this time a UCAV, designated U-99.
Interesting feature is theintended methode of weapon release :
The weapons bay is on the upper side, for attack the UCAV would
roll inverted.
(from AirInternational October 2000)
Thank You for 3-view, Jemiba! It looks almoust like Airbus Sagitta UCAV:
 

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Nice find Vladimir.
 

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A-60;

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19620423/38/2
http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19620423/39/2
 

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Hi,

here is some Cranfield aircraft Projects.

http://club66pro.com/documents/The-Anatomy-of-the-Airplane.pdf
 

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the 1958 'low level bomber' design was Cranfield's response to GOR.339, indeed most of the year projects are based upon issued specifications or requirement proposals :)
 

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TsrJoe said:
the 1958 'low level bomber' design was Cranfield's response to GOR.339, indeed most of the year projects are based upon issued specifications or requirement proposals :)
New Info for me,thanks.
 

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The College of Aeronautics at Cranfield in Britain was established in 1945 to provide high-level training in all aspects of aircraft design and engineering. As part of the programme the Department of Design carried out quite detailed design work on various aircraft types, which, as with many of the projects on this forum (and indeed in several books), were never intended to be built as they were just research studies. Nevertheless they are a useful addition to assess design trends. These two projects were illustrations in a lecture given to the Cambridge branch of the RAeS in 1960.


edit. I see that the SST has been posted before in a thread that has been moved to Theoretical and Speculative, although I would not consider a large part of their work to be any more theoretical and speculative than a large percentage of projects produced by industry in the 1950s and 60s. Mods can move and merge this if they wish
 

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Nice find Schneiderman,

but we have a topic for Cranfield,here;

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3198.0.html
 

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should this thread be taken out of the 'theoretical and speculative' and 'Cranfield College of Aeronautics/University of Cranfield' treated as a 'company' in its own right ? it should be noted most of the 50/60/70's designs are based upon actual specified requirements, eg. OR.330, OR.339, etc., indeed it should be noted some of the later designs, eg, Eclipse, Demon, BWB have made it to 'hardware' stage :)

cheers, Joe
 

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I agree, their work was closely associated with industry, a symbiotic relationship.
 

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Yes, I noted that. The point is the thread should really be in Postwar Aircraft Projects and not in Theoretical and Speculative, which is for conceptual artwork, comic book stuff, fictional designs and so on.
 

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Nice find my dear TsrJoe.
 

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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44879378

https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/aston-martin-reveals-flying-car-that-could-hit-200-mph
http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0004601636
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201807220018.html

EDIT: https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,30584.0.html (h/t RavenOne)
 

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Conceptual Nimrod flying boat taken from a 1999 Cranfield Phd thesis CONCEPTUAL DESIGN METHODOLOGIES FOR WATERBORNE AND AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT by S H Chicken (yes, really)
 

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Nice find my dear Schneiderman.
 

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From Cranfield College of Aeronautics history
 

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