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    Aerospace Documents Collection Point

    Next Generation Attack Fighter study. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a314256.pdf
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    Aerospace Documents Collection Point

    Microfighters deployed from a 747 carrier aircraft. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/529372.pdf
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    Overrated Allied Weaponry in World War II

    Stuart Slade is an analyst with an engineering background. He often posts quality material online. http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-030.php It's a complex issue but the best defense was interceptors and escort guns. The RN adoption of armored decks was an admission of weak interceptors and escort AA capability. Was it the right decision? Maybe for the Med.
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    The interesting ship photos/art thread.

    Re: USS Roanoke. It's too bad the Worcester class armament failed. They were really cool ships. I've read that the 6"/47 didn't work well for AA. Supposedly they built it to reach German bombers dropping standoff munitions like Hs 293 and Fritz X but couldn't fire fast at high angles. Des Moines class armament is cooler. Evidently they had to decide between the destructiveness of 8" fire against cruisers and Kongo class BCs and the rate of fire needed to stop DD torpedo attacks. Instead of one or the other they chose both, an 8" with 10rpm.
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    Dag Hammarskjold Assassination

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/12/former-raf-pilot-shot-down-un-chief-dag-hammarskjold-1961-plane A Belgian mercenary claimed to have shot down UN Sec General Dag Hammarskjold's plane air to air. I don't know what all of the "CIA bomb in the plane conspiracy" guys will do now. Supposedly Harry Truman told an NYT reporter it was an assassination instead of a crash and there is also said to be NSA intercepts of the pilot reporting a successful intercept to GCI.
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    Aerospace Documents Collection Point

    F-22 Restart study.
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    The Aircraft Carrier Shitstorm Thread

    USN carriers are lightly armed for several reasons. One is that the tonnage and deck area is put into aircraft. A second is that a jet fuel spill/fire could soak a VLS while it cannot easily reach the launchers in the position they are in on US carriers. A third is that the vertically launched missile exhaust plumes can damage aircraft, especially stealth coatings. In addition, the defensive systems have radars that emit and give away the location of the carrier.
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    Aerospace Documents Collection Point

    F-16 handbook. https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/docs/16v5.pdf
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    Unified Naval Documents Thread

    Garzke and Dulin Armor Penetration formula http://navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-109.pdf
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    Trade-offs in WWII Fighter Design

    The Pulqui II was based upon the Ta-183, a plane that was a failure due to instability.
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    Trade-offs in WWII Fighter Design

    Is that the case? I've read the HAL Marut was a good airframe with poor engines.
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    Unified Naval Documents Thread

    The Fundamentals of Salvo Warfare https://calhoun.nps.edu/bitstream/handle/10945/34844/90Mar_Cares.pdf;sequence=1
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    Unified Naval Documents Thread

    Kiel and Jutland book from 1921. https://archive.org/details/kieljutland00haseuoft Weight of Shell Must Tell : A Lanchestrian reappraisal of the Battle of Jutland. http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/99759/1/Jutland.PreReview.pdf