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Meanwhile, back in alternate 1956

Posted December 6 into Books by John Birmingham

I like this Northrop Grumman drone for WW 3.1. It sounds a lot like the original Big Eye series from Weapons of Choice.

The flying-wing design incorporates twin counter-rotating propellers mounted on Tern's nose. The propellers would lift the aircraft, move it into position for horizontal flight, and then operate again vertically upon landing.

The shift to drone technology for ISR mission reflects the Navy's strategy of allowing surface ships to conduct surveillance and targeting missions without the aid of land- or carrier-based patrol aircraft. Tern also is intended to support Marine expeditionary missions using long-range, high-endurance unmanned aircraft.

The Navy envisions deploying Tern on Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, which have several helicopter pads but no runways. Researchers also are hoping that the program can save money by allowing ships to host the aircraft without any significant modifications.

9 Responses to ‘Meanwhile, back in alternate 1956’

Oldy would have you know...

Posted December 6
Oh man, I'm so busting for this. Axis of Time (and those brilliant silhouette covers) was my gateway drug to life as a JB junkie. I've never seen Prince Harry the same way again

John Birmingham would have you know...

Posted December 6
I can't wait to unveil the new cover for the Hammer anthology. It's gonna rock.

Don Bagert has opinions thus...

Posted December 8
Which color this time? :)

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Vovchara puts forth...

Posted December 7
well, you have had done something right, after abysmal failure to predict Clinton's presidency :P

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Murphy_of_Missouri would have you know...

Posted December 7
Too bad we can't get some model builders to sit down with some models of original ships circa the 1950s and do some kitbashing with 1990 and later ship models.


And I'd love to see how the Hawaii Class semi-stealth carrier turned out over the ten years since Final Impact.

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ronS asserts...

Posted December 8
Life imitating art - again

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Jeats puts forth...

Posted December 9
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/6299/darpas-revolutionary-fixed-wing-vtol-naval-drone-gets-the-video-treatment

Some videos of it.

This on the other hand reminds e more of a bug eye shape

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_VZ-9_Avrocar

This was built in 1974 for the USAF.

Jeats has opinions thus...

Posted December 9
Sorry make that 1958-59 for the USAF

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Don Bagert swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted December 11
So Rome was set in April and May of 1955 - does this mean a bit of time jump to get into the thick of WW3 in 1956? :)

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