Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Found on eBay: McDonnell Douglas / British Aerospace / Northrop Grumman JSF model


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

Found on eBay: NAA XB-70 Valkyrie model









North American Aviation (NAA)XB-70 Valkyrie model found on eBay.

URL:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-XB-70-US-Air-Force-Jet-North-American-Aviation-Desk-model-16-shelf-/150730144214?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23183779d6

Found on eBay: Boeing AWACS concept model



Model of Boeing AWACS concept with radome on the tail built by Bainbridge Manufacturing Inc., Bainbridge island, Washington state found on eBay.

Source URL:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Boeing-USAF-AWACS-707-display-model-Bainbridge-manf-/130623508813?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e69c4914d



Friday, December 9, 2011

Found on eBay: MSFC "Space Taxi" concept


Artist's impression of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) "Space Taxi" concept found on eBay.

Source:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1966-Vintage-NASA-8x10-Photo-Space-Taxi-Artists-concept-drawing-/110787704453?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cb763685

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mission Essential Unit (MEU) or CG V/STOL




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.


Source:
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/cruiser-cold-war.htm

Monday, November 14, 2011

BAE Systems UXV Combatant



Type: Multirole ship
Displacement: approx. 8,000 long tons (8,128 t)
Length: 500 ft (152.4 m)
Beam: 70 ft (21 m)
Propulsion: Un-confirmed
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)
Complement: 60 (not including UVX support crew)[1]
Sensors and
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
Aircraft carried:

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









Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Boeing Planes That Never Were



"Boeing Planes That Never Were" segment from KING 5 News that shows models of unbuilt aircraft from the Boeing Archives.