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  1. Sky1Driver

    Lunar Carrier landing gear. How does it work?

    One of my favorite UFO vehicles is the Lunar Carrier. I was always fascinated by its landing gear. It looked so complicated and how did it all fit in the wing? Well, after staring at screenshots and almost every available photo of the vehicle taking off and landing, this is what I came up with...
  2. Sky1Driver

    Alternative way for pilot ingress on UFO Interceptor

    Don’t get me wrong on this. I love Graham Bleathman’s cutaway artwork. While I agree with his Moonbase cutaway of the Interceptors’ launch bay (Fanderson’s UFO Annual), the way the pilots enter the vehicles left me scratching my head. I always felt the Interceptor pilots entered through the...
  3. Sky1Driver

    Doppelganger Lifting Body

    Jonathan E created the original drawing of the Doppelganger lifting body and I made some adjustments to it. During my research I discovered the wings were seen in three positions in the film. They are illustrated in the updated drawing. Derek Meddings was ahead of his time. The Soviets designed...
  4. Sky1Driver

    How does Skydiver's "seaskim" mode works?

    I always wondered how Skydiver was able to go on “seaskim” mode. In Chris Bentley’s UFO book, he states the sub uses hydroplanes to achieve this. After doing some research, this is what I came up with: hydroplanes that swing out of Diver 1. These are not “hydrofoils” per se – while the...
  5. Sky1Driver

    SHADAIR vehicle layouts

    I was paging through Fanderson's terrific 1972 UFO Annual, and I thought of doing a layout of two Shadair vehicles: the Albatross and Kingfisher. Mind you, this is not canon. It is based on available material, and research of existing aircraft. Enjoy!
  6. Sky1Driver

    Update to SID diagram from UFO Annual

    I was looking at the diagram showing the external parts of SID that originally appeared in the 1970 UFO Annual. Decided to update the drawing with new terminology and parts that were not pointed out in the original. Enjoy.
  7. Sky1Driver

    Mrs. Peel has joined Steed on their next assignment

    RIP Diana Rigg. Mrs. Peel has joined Steed on their next assignment Sad news https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-54106509
  8. Sky1Driver

    How did the Space Dumper get to the farmhouse?

    Ever wondered where the Space Dumper came from in the UFO episode “The Long Sleep”? I might have figured that out: a Shadair C-184 Transport airlifted the SD to the location. Opening its rear cargo bay doors, the SD was ejected out where it made a soft landing at the farmhouse. Looking at the...
  9. Sky1Driver

    UFO Aliens: how does their suit work?

    Here is my theory on how the life support system for the Alien environmental suit works. Again, it is not canon. Just an idea gleaned from watching UFO. The episodes “Survival” and “Ordeal” showed the most details.
  10. Sky1Driver

    SHADO Moonmobile cutaway and why?

    Here is my latest cutaway: the SHADO Moon Mobile. Why have I been posting all this stuff on UFO? 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the series. So I decided to commit to paper the ideas and questions rattling in my brain-stuff not usually covered. Hope you enjoyed the material.
  11. Sky1Driver

    How do the Aliens get in and out of the UFO?

    Saw various ideas on the Web. I thought up this as I was cleaning and sharpening my Swiss Army knife.
  12. Sky1Driver

    SHADO Moonbase Ground Defense Vehicle layout

    In a continuing series highlighting the technical aspects of UFO. While they are not canon, they were based on research, and real-life models. Here is the Moonbase lunar tank seen in the episodes “Reflections In The Water” and “The Cat With Ten Lives.” In Chris Bentley’s UFO book, he...
  13. Sky1Driver

    Captain Scarlet and Godzilla

    As a big fan of the Godzilla films, one of my favorite spacecraft designs is of the Moonlight SY-3 that appeared in “Destroy All Monsters.” A number of years go, I was watching the episode “Renegade Rocket” and noticed a similarity between the VGR and the SY-3. Scarlet was televised in 1967...
  14. Sky1Driver

    How big is a UFO?

    How big is the main alien craft in UFO? I know it has been discussed elsewhere on this forum. My calculations were made before finding out that the miniatures were created at 1/24 and 1/48 scale. Also, it was based on screenshots and real life models. The smallest version can be seen in the...
  15. Sky1Driver

    Lunar Module docking with Carrier

    I was reading about Project FICON (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FICON_project) and thought it would be a good idea to use on how the Lunar Module docks with the Lunar Carrier from UFO. The viewer only sees the bottom of the LM when it detaches from the Carrier. Again, this is not canon...
  16. Sky1Driver

    Rupert Square and Hobbs Lane

    I was watching one of my favorite Hammer films, "Five Million Years To Earth" or "Quatermass and the Pit." It looks like Hobbs Lane in the film eventually was redressed and became Rupert Square for UFO. FMYTE was filmed at MGM British Studios in Borehamwood in 1967, and UFO in 1969. I think it...
  17. Sky1Driver

    Back-facing jet engines on the Lunar Carrier

    One of the things that bugged me since I saw UFO was the back-facing jet engines at the wingtips of the Lunar Carrier. Also, how could you fit a jet engine in the wings for VTOL flight. You see the vent on the top of the wing, and the exhaust nozzle on the bottom. I was surfing the web and...
  18. Sky1Driver

    B142 parts diagram

    I was looking at the beautiful photo of the B142 miniature on the UFO series website, and wondered: what are all those parts on it? Using the photo, and what was on contemporary space probes, this is what I came up with. Main sources of info came from NASA, the episode Close Up and Chris...
  19. Sky1Driver

    Sky 1 cutaway

    I have not seen any cutaways of Sky 1. Except for the one in the 1981 Japanese book (same one as the Lunar Module cutaway and with this post). Well, I sketched out a basic version of my own. The VTOL engines are similar to the ones in the Doppelganger lifting body in "Journey To The Far Side...
  20. Sky1Driver

    Lunar Module cutaway

    Speaking of a cutaway of the SHADO Lunar Module, I did a simple one that shows just the main section of the vehicle. Its not canon, but I tried to fit in what would have been possible as seen or spoken in the series. Pardon the old-school way of drawing.
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