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WHIFS found while Google-ing
« on: March 23, 2010, 01:41:44 am »
found these while googling for WS70 info  ;D (found on Gengriz website  :thumbsup:

http://www.gengriz.co.uk/helospart2.htm









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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 02:26:02 am »
Erm the first 3 are all real, the Royal Navy use the Red and Blue Dauphins at Plymouth for transporting the FOST team to ships.

Flag Officer Sea Training - All RN ships and many NATO vessels attend the Sea Training course at Plymouth to work up the ship and crew and be certified for operational use. These are where the FRADU hawks come in as they act a aircraft threats for air defence training, whilst the Dassault Falcons tow the targets for live fire AA and provide the ECM & EW threat.

The Gazelles used to be the Helicopter trainer for the Royal Navy and they even had their own display team called 'The Sharks'. which that model represents.

The WS70 is of course a Whiff but was put forward as a Wessex replacement.

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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 02:06:13 pm »
Was looking for photos of Hawker Sea Fury's and found this privately owned one painted in an interesting disruptive scheme.

http://www.spitcrazy.com/hawkerseafury.htm

I don't think the RN ever painted theirs like that but it's still cool either way  :mellow:
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 12:52:15 pm »
Some neat stuff, mostly RN.

http://www.gengriz.co.uk/whatif.htm
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 01:47:37 am »
These are probably suitable here . More ideas than models I found them in in a German site had to use the print screen function to grab them .  As far as I know the first one is a baloon carried windturbine .

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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2010, 08:34:48 am »
Found this over on the News Stand site.  It seems that HS-5 "The Nightdippers" have painted up their CAG bird with a new scheme.  Haven't seen this one on a SH-60 yet.  Who wants to try it?!  ;D

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=85169
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2010, 01:21:20 pm »
I like this one:



Not quite sure what it is showing, but I like it never-the-less.

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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2010, 03:28:12 pm »
I like this one:



Not quite sure what it is showing, but I like it never-the-less.

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Looks like a tethered aerodynamic balloon used as a wind powered generator.
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 01:55:52 am »
indeed the full drawing at the site says it is to be taken up to 10 kilometres where the wind speed is 25times greater the surface , if my limited German does not mislead me .

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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 11:58:14 am »
Das Ozean-Schnellschiff von morgen reminds me of the anime Porco Rosso, where a passenger ship is outfitted with a catapult rail and storage for two interceptor flying boats to fend off sky pirates.  ;D
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2010, 06:51:35 pm »
German liners between the World Wars would carry a float plane on a catapult forward, launching it about a day's sailing out, carrying high-priority mail.
USS New Jersey, BB-62, Vietnam
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2010, 08:35:57 am »


Since the pic includes the link, I was able to find the source. The annotation translates to:

The New Universe 83, from 1966:
Flying giant power stations
Enormous is humanity's need for energy. To ensure life in future, there are fantastic plans, is it necessary to source new, un-depletable power sources. Jetstream power plants are to source electrical power from the high-altitude winds that blow continually in heights upwards of 10km. there, close to the troposphere, wind currents are 25 times stronger than near the ground. The large wind turbines are connected to rigid balloons that also carry the generator and other equipment. The energy produced is sent through the tether to to the ground. the balloon power plants can also be used as relay stations for radio transmission and TV broadcasts.



Gotta love the 1960s wording in the first two sentences, oozing confidence in how technology will overcome all the world's problems.  ;D

EDIT: The New Universe (Das Neue Universum) was a series of books for teenagers, first published in 1880! Released once a year (volume 83 above being from 1966), they contained articles on science and research, but also adventure and entertainment. Sci-fi authors such Issac Asimov also published short stories in this series. END OF EDIT

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Looking for Gripen NG pics, I found this, which is apparently called Rockwell "Snake" and was a forerunner to the X-31. Looks kinda cool, doesn't it?

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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2010, 11:19:18 am »
That it does. :thumbsup: The tails look somewhat anachronistic - like they're from a Mustang or something!
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2010, 08:27:47 pm »
Found this whiffed He100 racer.
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Re: WHIFS found while Google-ing
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2010, 04:41:08 pm »
Swedish MIG-21.



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