Tuesday, March 19, 2013
From 1994 through 1996, the McDonnell Douglas / British Aerospace / Northrop Grumman team participated in the Concept Definition and Design Research Phase of what was then known as the Joint Advanced Strike Technology (JAST) program which was then renamed the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) in early 1996. During that time, the McDonnell Douglas / British Aerospace / Northrop Grumman team completed several studies and tests on how they would approach the design of their aircraft. This model found on eBay represents one of the JSF concepts developed by McDonnell Douglas / British Aerospace / Northrop Grumman. On 16 November 1996, a downselection was announced which eliminated the McDonnell Douglas / British Aerospace / Northrop Grumman team from the JSF competition. Source: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Joint-Strike-Fighter-JSF-McDonnell-Douglas-Northrup-Grumman-British-Aero-/140936094809?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20d0722459
Monday, January 2, 2012
Model of Boeing AWACS concept with radome on the tail built by Bainbridge Manufacturing Inc., Bainbridge island, Washington state found on eBay.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Artist's impression of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) "Space Taxi" concept found on eBay.
Friday, December 2, 2011
According to the Global Security web site:
[The United States Navy studied a cruiser alternative in the late 1980s] variously entitled a Mission Essential Unit (MEU) or CG V/STOL. In a return to the thoughts of the independent operations cruiser-carriers of the 1930s and the Russian Kiev class, the ship was fitted with a hangar, elevators and a flight deck. The mission systems were Aegis, SQS-53 sonar, 12 SV-22 ASW aircraft and 200 VLS cells. The resulting ship had a waterline length of 700 feet, a waterline beam of 97 feet, and a displacement of about 25,000 tons.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Type: Multirole ship
Displacement: approx. 8,000 long tons (8,128 t)
Length: 500 ft (152.4 m)
Beam: 70 ft (21 m)
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 60 (not including UVX support crew)
processing systems:Radio Frequency Identification sensors, infrared, radar
Armament: • 20 × MK 57 VLS modules, comprising a total of 80 missiles
• Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM)
• Tactical Tomahawk Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rocket (ASROC)
• 1 × 155 mm gun (920 × 155 mm)
• 2 × Mk 110 57 mm gun (CIWS)
• 4 × CIWS missile launchers
Taranis UCAV or other UCAVs.
Merlin and Lynx wildcat or possible new helicopter's.
possibly VTOL or STOL aircraft.
other Various aircraft ranging from anti-submarine helicopters, Helicopter gunships,Unmanned helicopters or others.
Aviation facilities: small hangars below launch decks