July 2018

The Avro 729 Interceptor

by Daniel Russ on July 15, 2018

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    The Avro 729 was a Canadian and British attempt to create a Cold War high altitude high speed jet bomber and interceptor. It was supposed to use a rocket engine for quick take offs and then handover acceleration. It was the odd mix of jet and rocket technology that placed extremely combustible explosives […]

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The Odd Beauty of Military Boneyards

by Daniel Russ on July 10, 2018

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The Short SB 4 Sherpa

July 6, 2018
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Aviation engineers were beginning to work on ways of reducing the drag on swept wing aircraft configurations.  One radical wing configuration was born to maintain a constant angle of incidence. The Sherpa, had a single wing and no rear horizontal stabilizers. The wing had  rotating tips on wingtip elevator/airlerons. The hope was to create wing […]

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The Short Brothers SC 1 VTOL Test Bed

July 2, 2018
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      One has to recognize how robust British military aviation engineering has been through the history of aviation and in particular through the cold war. The Short Brothers built a perfect prototype Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft. The SC1 was powered by five engines. Four Rolls Royce RB 108 turbojets to control […]

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