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The Royal Arsenal - FDI Land Systems Sirius Armoured Mortar Carrier (Tracked), (AMC (T)) is a desert terrain optimised heavy mortar carrier built upon the Salamander ARV(T) chassis and in service with Freethinker Ground Self Defence Force and the Freethinker Territorial Army.

Armed with a 120mm Mortar, a 20mm turreted cannon for self defence and two gunports for sidearms, the vehicle is designed to support mobile armoured formations by engaging concrete fortrifications and infantry strongholds.

Around 1,100 vehicles were manufactured, about half in active service (and in the Commonwealth this includes impressive combat histories against the organised guerillas and raiders of the deserts and Ork infestations) and the rest in maintained storage should there be a significant need for their use. Some units when necessary strip out the mortar and use the vehicle as an ad hoc IFV, though with only the top hatch for rapid exit this is generally not advisable against organised opponents.
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SkyLiner 100

Overview

Crew: 9
Capacity: 3000 (5300 in economy configuration)
Payload:
Length: 124 m
Wingspan: 480m
Height: 20.4 m
Empty weight: 485,400 kg
Maximum Take-Off Weight: 1,580,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 MAS HP-44 Reactor/Generator stacks generating 225 Megawatts each
4x MAS AirMaster E49 Electric Resistojets generating 690 kN each
10× MAS Vandal A03 turbofans, 150 kN each (regular use in take off and landing only)
Takeoff run: 4,200 m with maximum payload

Performance
Maximum Speed Mach 0.92 1127 km/h
Cruise speed: 895 km/h
Range: Unlimited
Service ceiling: 10,000 m (33,000 ft)


The 14 engined nuclear powered SkyLiner produced by the ACA (Allied Concordat Aerospace consortium) uses a triple deck Blended Wing Body, or BWB “flying wing” configuration. A typical three-class “liner” layout accommodates 3000 passengers, while a single-class economy layout accommodates a maximum of 5300 passengers. The distinctive manta like outline created by the unique BWB has made the Skyliner highly recognisable with a strong brand presence reinforcing its robust capabilities. Initial orders stand at over 3000 aircraft of various layouts making it potentially a very profitable product for ACA.

The Skyliner is the only series currently in production, flies at high-subsonic speeds typically at 895 km/h and features a truly global range.

The ACA central research and development labs drew on previous military Blended Wing Body (BWB) concept aircraft from MAS (Megacity Aerospace Systems) FDI aerospace (Freethinkers Defence Industries) to create the unique form of the Skyliner, ACA is also developing the “SkyWarrior” variant of SkyLiner. The Blended Wing Body, or BWB, designates an alternative airframe design which incorporates design features from both a traditional tube and wing design into a hybrid flying wing configuration. The advantages of the BWB approach are efficient high-lift wings and a wide airfoil-shaped body. This enables the entire craft to contribute to lift generation which with the high mass of the SkyLiner is essential. The BWB concept reportedly offers greater structural, aerodynamic and operating efficiencies than today's more conventional tube-and-wing designs. Its modular design also allows for centre body growth while maintaining common wings. These features translate into greater range, reliability and life cycle savings, as well as lower manufacturing costs. They also allow for a wide variety of potential military and commercial applications.

Initial publicity stressed the Skyliners incredible level of comfort and space, which offers room for such installations as relaxation areas, bars, duty-free shops, restaurants and a full sleeping section in its standard layout.

Most Airports require terminal and taxi way reconfigurations to facilitate loading and unloading with the Skyliners BWB design.

The Skyliner has an increased-capacity landing gear system with 86 wheels and two “outriggers”. The cargo doors and twin forward ramps are all placed “hull down”. The twin large tails were made necessary by the ability BWB layout. The Skyliner is not intended for tactical airlifting and is not designed for short-field operation.



On the 18th of may 2010 the Skyliner received its type certificate from the Concordat Aviation Committee Aviation Register. The type’s first flight in commercial service departed from Megacity one in ZMI flying to Navarre Freethinkers carrying 700,000 kilograms (771.61 short tons) of Kabbage Company “Instant Crispy Fried Happy Happy Breakfast Freeze Dried Cabbage Bars”. Since then the Skyliner has become the major workhorse of the ACA.

ACA has not publicly announced delivery dates.
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the Marauder Battlesuit Mk III is a prototype for a mass production battlesuit to replace the Peacekeeper because it have some problems

Peacekeeper problems:
- large Size not easy to transport
- Each unit is especially made for a particular task so there aren't any real multirole battlesuit
- few units have the capabilities for flight
- the movements are limited due to the tick armor

The Marauder will be:
- Faster thanks to the use of artificial muscles and ultracompact fusion manuver rockets
- Smaller but better defende at the same time thanks to the Titanium-Beta alloy armor
- Lethal thanks to the palm mounted micro fusion beam cannons and the MM9 class micro hiper speed rocket launchers
- Capable of flight thanks to the ARK micro fusion drive reactor capable of generate enought energy to push the suit at 800 Km/h
- Lighter thanks to the 0-G gravity modifier that can reduce or multiply the unit weight
- Easy to handle thanks to a State of the art computer that assist the pilot during delicated procedures

From left to right:
- Standard Colors
- Desert Colors (Air Filters Extended on the shoulders)
- Cold Climate Colors (Air Filters Extended on the shoulders)

So what did you thik Deviants ?
(I know that resembles Iron Man !)
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Well.. My first submission here =)

Kind of an easy work. I just changed the original illustration a lot by working with layers and using much different kinds of effects. Every (!!!) aspect of the whole pictures is wanted. So there are no "misstakes" in fact.

Comments, rates and feedback are always welcome. I´ll try to get better and make more changes in my next pictures, too =)

Credits: Bungie of course for their awesome work. Hope it´s okay to use your picture guys. Maybe you´ll read this =D
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The SXB-375 is a medium range bomber aircraft. Have internal bomb bay, where placed 5 cruise missiles or one external hardpoint for anti-satellite missile.
Variable geometry wing. Supersonic cruise, thanks to 4 engines.
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A series of fictional fast 8x8 wheeled armoured vehicles.
From top left to bottom they are; an infantry fighting vehicle, a mobile anti-air platform, a mortar carrier, a unit command vehicle and a convertion into a dedicated supply transport.
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Lockheed A-12 60-6924 bird 1

Lockheed A-12
A-12

The only two-seat trainer A-12 built was nicknamed "Titanium Goose". It is on display at the California Science Center, Los Angeles, California
Type High-altitude reconnaissance aircraft
Manufacturer Lockheed Corporation
Maiden flight 25 April 1962
Introduced 1967
Retired 1968
Status In museums
Primary user Central Intelligence Agency
Number built A-12: 13
Variants Lockheed YF-12
Lockheed D-21/M-21
SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed A-12 was a reconnaissance aircraft built for the Central Intelligence Agency by Lockheed's famed Skunk Works, based on the designs of Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. The A-12 was produced from 1962 through 1964, and was in operation from 1963 until 1968. The single-seat design, which first flew in April 1962, was the precursor to both the U.S. Air Force YF-12 interceptor and the famous SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft. The final A-12 mission was flown in May 1968, and the program and aircraft retired in June of that year.
Contents

* 1 Design and development
* 2 Operational history
o 2.1 Retirement
* 3 Timeline
* 4 Variants
o 4.1 YF-12A
o 4.2 M-21/D-21
* 5 A-12 aircraft production and disposition
* 6 Specifications (A-12)
* 7 See also
* 8 References
o 8.1 Notes
o 8.2 Bibliography
* 9 External links

Design and development

As preliminary work began inside Lockheed in the late 1950s, to develop the successor to the U-2, the designs were nicknamed "Archangel", after the U-2 program, which had been known as "Angel". As the aircraft designs evolved and configuration changes occurred, the internal Lockheed designation changed from Archangel-1 to Archangel-2, and so on. These nicknames for the evolving designs soon simply became known as "A-1", "A-2", etc.[1] The A-12 was Lockheed's 12th design in this development of the U-2 successor. Many internal documents and references to individual aircraft used Johnson's preferred designation , using the prefix, "the Article" for the specific examples. Thus on the A-12's first flight, the subject aircraft was identified as "Article 121".

In 1959 the CIA selected Lockheed's A-12 over a Convair proposal called KINGFISH. On January 26, 1960, the CIA ordered 12 A-12 aircraft. After selection by the CIA, further design and production of the A-12 took place under the code-name OXCART.

After development and production at the Skunk Works, in Burbank, California, the first A-12 was transferred to Groom Lake test facility, where on 26 April 1962, Lockheed test pilot Lou Schalk took the A-12 on its shakedown flight. The first official flight occurred on 30 April. On its first supersonic flight, in early May 1962, the A-12 reached speeds of Mach 1.1.

The first five A-12s, in 1962, were initially flown with Pratt & Whitney J75 engines capable of 17,000 lbf (76 kN) thrust each, enabling the J75-equipped A-12s to obtain speeds of approximately Mach 2.0.

On 5 October 1962, with the newly developed J58 engines, the A-12 flew with one J75 engine, and one J58 engine. By early 1963, the A-12 was flying with J58 engines, and during 1963 these J58-equipped A-12s obtained speeds of Mach 3.2. Also, in 1963, the program experienced its first loss when, on 24 May, an A-12 crashed near Wendover, Utah. In June 1964, the last A-12 was delivered to Groom Lake.[2]

A total of 18 aircraft were built through the A-12 program production run. Of these, 13 were A-12s, three were YF-12A interceptors for the Air Force (not funded under the OXCART program), and two were M-21s. One of the 13 A-12s was a dedicated trainer aircraft with a second seat, located behind the pilot, which was mounted higher to permit the Instructor Pilot to see forward. The A-12 trainer "Titanium Goose", retained the J75 powerplants for its entire service life.[citation needed]

On 28 December 1966, the decision was made to terminate A-12 operations by 1 June 1968.

In May 1967, A-12s were flown to Kadena Air Base on Okinawa, Japan and the BLACK SHIELD unit was declared operational. In February 1968, in preparation for the replacement of the A-12 by the SR-71, Lockheed was ordered to destroy all tooling used to create the A-12s.

Operational history

The A-12s were deployed operationally by the CIA in Operation Black Shield to Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan, with the first A-12 arriving on 22 May 1967. With the arrival of two more aircraft (24 May, and 27 May) the unit was declared operational on 30 May, and began operations on 31 May.[3]

Mel Vojvodich flew the first Black Shield operation, over North Vietnam, photographing Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) sites, flying at 80,000 ft (24,000 m), and at Mach 3.1. From Kadena, during 1967, the A-12s conducted 22 operations in support of the Vietnam War. During 1968, Black Shield conducted numerous operations in Vietnam and also supported the Pueblo Crisis. On 8 May 1968, Jack Layton flew the final mission of the A-12s, after which they were retired from active service and replaced by the SR-71. In the just over one year's duration of Operation Black Shield, the A-12s flew 29 operational sorties. On 4 June 1968, shortly after operations ceased, and just two-and-a-half weeks before the retirement of the entire A-12 fleet, an A-12 out of Kadena, piloted by Jack Weeks, was lost over the Pacific Ocean near the Philippines while conducting a functional check flight after the replacement of one of its engines.

During its deployment on Okinawa, the A-12s (and later the SR-71) and by extension their pilots, were nicknamed Habu after a cobra-like Okinawan pit viper which the locals thought the plane resembled.

On 21 June 1968, pilot Frank Murray took the final A-12 flight, to Palmdale, California.

Retirement

Nearly a decade passed between the original conception of the OXCART program and the operational use of the A-12. After just 29 operational sorties, the A-12 were retired. At their retirement, in 1968, the eight non-deployed aircraft were placed in storage. The deployed A-12s returned from Okinawa, Japan to Palmdale, California and were also placed in storage.

All surviving aircraft remained there for nearly 20 years before being sent to museums around the United States. On 20 January 2007, after protest by Minnesota's legislature and volunteers, the A-12 preserved in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was dismantled to ship to CIA Headquarters to be displayed there. [4]

Timeline

The following timeline describes the overlap of the development and operation of the A-12, and the evolution of its successor, the SR-71.

* 16 August 1956: Following Soviet protest of U-2 overflights, Richard Bissell conducts the first meeting on reducing the radar cross section of the U-2. This evolves into Project RAINBOW.
* December 1957: Lockheed begins designing subsonic stealthy aircraft under what will become Project GUSTO.
* 24 December 1957: First J-58 engine run.
* 21 April 1958: Kelly Johnson makes first notes on a Mach 3 aircraft, initially called the U-3, but eventually evolving into Archangel I.
* November 1958: Land Panel provisionally selects Convair FISH (B-58-launched parasite) over Lockheed's A-3.
* June 1959: Land Panel provisionally selects Lockheed A-11 over Convair FISH. Both companies instructed to re-design their aircraft.
* 14 September 1959: CIA awards antiradar study, aerodynamic structural tests, and engineering designs, selecting Lockheed's A-12 over rival Convair's KINGFISH. Project OXCART established.
* 26 January 1960: CIA orders 12 A-12 aircraft
* 1 May 1960: Francis Gary Powers is shot down in a U-2 over the Soviet Union.
* 26 April 1962: First flight of A-12.
* 13 June 1962: SR-71 mock-up reviewed by USAF.
* 30 July 1962: J58 engine completes pre-flight testing.
* October, 1962: A-12s first flown with J58 engines
* 28 December 1962: Lockheed signs contract to build six SR-71 aircraft.
* January, 1963: A-12 fleet operating with J58 engines
* 24 May 1963: Loss of first A-12 (#60-6926)
* June, 1964: Last production A-12 delivered to Groom Lake.
* 25 July 1964: President Johnson makes public announcement of SR-71.
* 29 October 1964: SR-71 prototype (#61-7950) delivered to Palmdale.
* 22 December 1964: First flight of the SR-71 with Lockheed test pilot Bob Gilliland at AF Plant #42.
* 28 December 1966: Decision to terminate A-12 program by June 1968.
* 31 May 1967: A-12s conduct Black Shield operations out of Kadena
* 3 November 1967: A-12 and SR-71 conduct a reconnaissance fly-off. Results were questionable.
* 23 January 1968: Seizure of USS Pueblo
* 5 February 1968: Lockheed ordered to destroy A-12, YF-12 and SR-71 tooling.
* 8 March 1968: First SR-71A (#61-7978) arrives at Kadena AB (OL 8) to replace A-12s.
* 21 March 1968: First SR-71 (#61-7976) operational mission flown from Kadena AB over Vietnam.
* 8 May 1968: Jack Layton flies last operational A-12 sortie, over North Korea.
* 5 June 1968: Loss of last A-12 (#60-6932)
* 21 June 1968: Final A-12 flight to Palmdale, California.

For the continuation of the OXCART timeline, covering the duration of operational life for the SR-71, see SR-71 timeline.

Variants

YF-12A

Main article: Lockheed YF-12

The YF-12 program was a limited production variant of the A-12 OXCART spy plane designed for the CIA and first flown in 1962. Lockheed was able to convince the U.S. Air Force that an aircraft based on the A-12 would provide a less costly alternative to the recently canceled North American Aviation XF-108, since much of the design and development work on the YF-12 had already been done and paid for. Thus, in 1960 the Air Force agreed to take the 11th through 13th slots on the A-12 production line and have them completed in the YF-12A interceptor configuration.

The main changes involved modifying the aircraft's nose to accommodate the Hughes AN/ASG-18 fire-control radar originally developed for the XF-108, and the addition of a second cockpit for a crew member to operate the fire control radar. The nose modifications changed the aircraft's aerodynamics enough to require ventral fins to be mounted under the fuselage and engine nacelles to maintain stability. Finally, bays previously used to house the A-12's reconnaissance equipment were converted to carry missiles.

M-21/D-21

Main article: Lockheed D-21/M-21

One notable variant of the basic A-12 design was the M-21, used to carry and launch the D-21 drone, an unmanned, faster and higher-flying reconnaissance craft. The M-21 was an A-12 platform modified by replacing the single-seat aircraft's Q bay (which carried its main camera) with a second cockpit for a Launch Control Operator/Officer (LCO). When mated to the drone for operations, this A-12 variant was known as the M/D-21. The D-21 drone was completely autonomous; having been launched it would overfly the target, travel to a predetermined rendezvous point and eject its data package. The package would be recovered in midair by a C-130 Hercules and the drone would self-destruct.

The program to develop this system was canceled in 1966 after a drone collided with the mother ship at launch, destroying the M-21 and killing the LCO. Three successful test flights had been conducted under a different flight regime; the fourth test was in level flight, considered an operational likelihood. The shock wave of the M-21 retarded the flight of the drone, which crashed into the tailplane. The crew survived the midair collision but the LCO drowned when he landed in the ocean and his flight suit filled with water.[5]

The M/D-21 performed operational missions over China in 1970 and 1971.

The surviving M-21 is on display at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington with a drone. The D-21 was adapted to be carried on wings of the B-52 bomber.

A-12 aircraft production and disposition
List of A-12 OXCARTs Serial number Model Location or fate
60-6924 A-12 Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, Blackbird Airpark, at Edwards Air Force Base, Palmdale, California (60-6924, the first A-12 to fly)
60-6925 A-12 Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, parked on the deck of the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier, New York City
60-6926 A-12 Lost, 24 May 1963
60-6927 A-12 California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA (Two-canopied trainer model, "Titanium Goose")
60-6928 A-12 Lost, 5 January 1967
60-6929 A-12 Lost, 28 December 1967
60-6930 A-12 U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama
60-6931 A-12 CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia[6]
60-6932 A-12 Lost, 5 June 1968
60-6933 A-12 San Diego Aerospace Museum, Balboa Park, San Diego, California
60-6937 A-12 Southern Museum of Flight, Birmingham, Alabama
60-6938 A-12 Battleship Memorial Park (USS Alabama), Mobile, Alabama
60-6939 A-12 Lost, 9 July 1964

Specifications (A-12)

General characteristics

* Crew: 1 (2 for trainer variant)
* Length: 102 ft 3 in (31.26 m)
* Wingspan: 55 ft 7 in (16.97 m)
* Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.64 m)
* Wing area: 1,795 ft² (170 m²)
* Empty weight: 67,500 lb (30,600 kg)
* Loaded weight: 117,000 lb (53,000 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: lb (kg)
* Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney J58-1 continuous bleed-afterburning turbojets, 32,500 lbf (144.57 kN) each
* * Payload: 2,500 lb (1,100 kg) of reconnaissance sensors

Performance

* Maximum speed: Mach 3.35 (2200 mph, 3,500 km/h) at 75,000 ft (23,000 m)


* Range: 2,200 nm (2,500 mi, 4,000 km)
* Service ceiling 95,000 ft (29,000 m)
* Rate of climb: 11,800 ft/min (60 m/s)
* Wing loading: 65 lb/ft² (320 kg/m²)

janes aircraft
* Thrust/weight: 0.56
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The SF-302 is a carrier-based fighter aircraft. Box-wing design reduced wingspan, that better for carrier hangar, also improved strength of wing.
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the kiwi is a medium class combat mech, designed to be a cross between a gunship's flexibility and a tank's durability. it excels in most roles, but is vulnerable to attacks from behind if the attackers are less than 20 feet away, and is somewhat notorious for its energy demands during combat.

height: 25 feet
weight: 50 tons
crew: one pilot, one gunner (though it can function at 85% combat efficiency with a single pilot/gunner and 55% unmanned)
power: gas turbine electric engine
armaments (standard loadout):
-2x 4x Air Defense Anti-Tank System (ADATS) missiles
-2x 19x 70mm dumbfire hydra rockets
-1x 30mm three barreled rotary cannon, linkless feed, 1000 round drum, high explosive or depleted uranium rounds
-8x smoke grenade launcher
special features:
the "neck" is capable of swiveling 60 degrees to either side, allowing the mech to engage enemies directly behind it without having to completely turn around
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