Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough July 17, by Roland Jackson The Rolls-Royce EVTOL plane will seat four or five people, with a flying range of miles kilometres and a top speed of miles per hour British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years. The London-listed aerospace giant, which is based in Derby in central England, showed off the plans at the Farnborough Airshow for the first time, as other players also rush into the market segment. Rolls said it hoped to manufacture a prototype version of its electric vertical take-off and landing EVTOL vehicle within the next 18 months, and could potentially take to the skies in the early s.
Highest state death rate: The national average death rate for males in was Multiple amputations occurred at the rate of If we had deployed every cruiser and battleship we had we could have used them to dial in on the easternmost parts of the Ho Chi Minh trail and possibly interdicted these routes IF we had some kind of Morice Line type fencing and ground outposts to direct the fire to land within a matter of minutes instead of the aircraft interdiction problems.
We could have used naval guns to suppress enemy mm long-range artillery that out-ranged our guns in the firebase FOB wars.
We might have even been able to dominate the narrow strip of land where the two countries joined and clear the DMZ to turn it into a Morice Hybrid dug well technology line that would have worked. The short range artillery firebase FOB to send out helicopters with foot sloggers CONOPS drew heavy casualties on our part and failed to be sustainable by the technology and resource poor South Vietnamese.
Its entirely possible that instead of Linebacker II B air raids and aircrew losses we could have bombarded North Vietnam to a truce without risking ANY pilots and not going broke with expensive aircraft and munitions. We are still screwed up. Americans still don't get it.
Naval gunboats are the way to do gunboat diplomacy. We have no gunboats today. Missiles are too expensive and don't offer the demoralizing, we-can-bombard-them-forever aspect that naval guns provide. Nobody is scared of our cruise missiles quite frankly and war is a struggle to get the other side to quit.
At the operational and tactical levels, the less troops we have on the ground, the less troops we have to protect, feed and house. The less likely the civilians there will rebel against us. Having precision and MASSIVE, terrifying HE firepower at a second's call empowers our maneuver forces to defeat enemy forces in battle as well as hold key terrain like borders and sectarian partitions hint, hint.
I admit naval guns on deep hull ships would not help us deep inland in an Iraq, but they are needed if we are to secure the edges of an Iran and the Persian Gulf oil tanker routes.
Mark Ash's shallow draft Monitors with guns and Ranger Larry's rocket ships could sail up the Iraqi rivers perhaps to do fire support.
We know from the Korean war, point targets like bridges can be smashed by naval guns yet the USN bureaucracy put a clamp on this real quick lest their carriers lose the ego limelight.
We will go broke blowing up nothing using airplanes to bomb jungle. Naval guns can inexpensively penetrate through the vegetation and hit real enemies IF we invest in some kind of agile air and ground observers to direct these fires.
Naval gunfire is a national strategic, operational and tactical capability of the first order. If we have to land troops, Iowas have the heavy gunfire to clear beach landing sites of potential foes.
Helicopters are also extremely vulnerable like LCACs and need landing zone suppression gunfire from the Iowa's 16 inch and 5 inch guns in order to land safely and offload their troops.
Maximizing 16 Inch guns: The great penetration capability of these extremely high velocity rounds would be especially effective in attacking caves and deep installations. The very high velocity also means they could eventually provide highly responsive tactical fire support out to miles, that could support future very deep Army Airborne and marine expeditionary force lodgments.
Unlike the scramjet missiles being developed for ship Vertical Launch System VLS launching from soft surface ships, the armored BBG's projectiles can be replenished at sea; moreover, the former's number of missiles deployed is limited by the number of available VLS cells.
The DDX will have 60 to 80 cells. The BBG could carry up to scramjet projectiles, if need be, as well as 96 VLS cells devoted to land attack missiles, but generally in normal practice would probably carry about inch scramjet to leave carry over room for other inch projectiles or the JSF VSM. In addition, the scramjet projectiles, using a much simpler system, can most probably be fielded sooner in 5 to 8 years and at lower cost than can the more complex missiles with their separate engines.
They would certainly be far cheaper than Tomahawk cruise missiles. Development of scramjet projectiles could, however, substantially advance Navy development of scramjet missiles that could be used throughout the fleet in all ships with VLS cells.
Our mile plus range and near Mach 6 speeds are, we believe, reasonable estimates of ultimate performance.
A single BBG would be capable of launching up to such long-range precision guided projectiles in one day. Reportedly, the air campaign launched against Iraq on March 21, "unleashed more than 2, missiles and bombs across Iraq in the first 72 hours.
Two BBGs could, in 48 hours, have fired 2, precision-guided scramjet projectiles that could have precisely reached any target in Iraq within seven minutes and with a variety of warheads, including deep penetrators.A lot of technology we now take for granted had its start in military applications.
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