Marcos’ 20 year iron rule has been the golden age in the Philippines. Sometime on his reign, Philippines had become the 2nd richest country and the most literate in Asia. Many schools, hospital, bridges etc are dedicated to make Greater Philippines a superpower alongside USA and China.
The Unknown Secret own Made Weapons of the Philippines 1970’s to 1980’s now Gone Forever.
June 21, 1985 ” A show of Force ” Luneta
50 tanks rolled through the streets in a two and a half hour spectacular. Thirty six helicopters and 24 Jet Fighters whistled overhead. At least 5,000 troops including 2 Batallions of elite combat rangers marched before the grandstand. In all, it was the biggest show of military might since World War 2 in the Philippines. In 1980’s Marcos Showing The Power of the Philippines Against Malaysia to Take Back Control of Sabah. But it’s never happen cause of Ninoy Aquino Blow out the plan to Malaysia
Philippine Air-force “Blue Diamonds” -F86. Last flights year 2000. Cause of very Old Jet now it’s just a memory forgotten and Rotten
Saying goodbye my Friends the last flight of Blue Diamond of the Philippines year 2000
The very First Rocket of the Philippines the Bong-Bong Rocket Own made Philippines first in southeast Asia.
Since December 1972, a series of 37 dynamic tests were conducted on the 180 MM rocket. All the tests were performed at Caballo Island except for four firings which were conducted in Fort Magsaysay. Different versions or configurations of the 180 MM rocket were used: short version, with fixed fins. Long version with fixed fins, long version with folding fins, and the PATO (Pressure Assisted Take Off) type. The launchers tested were the Fixed-Open Frame (short), Fixed-Open frame (long), Truck-mounted tube launcher, truck-mounted open frame, and the Submerged Launcher for underwater firing. The results of the tests showed that the Truck-mounted Open Frame launcher is the most appropriate for the 180 MM rocket, and the configuration is narrowed down to the short and long versions both with fixed fins
Above) Rocket launched. (Right-Bottom) Filipino officials (left) Defense Secretary Juan P. Enrile and (right) Commodore Alfredo C. Protacio.
Based in the results of the tests conducted, the optimum preheat sequence time was found to be 20 seconds. The fuse detonation performance was 100% for all the dynamic tests of the development phase. All the problems and difficulties previously encountered during the experimental phase have been eliminated. With regards to the establishment of the firing table for the weapon system, additional 30 dynamic tests are still needed. The launcher truck has been modified to enable it to fire four rockers either in salvo or simultaneously.
Rocket badge pinned by Defense Secretary Juan P. Enrile on Commodore Alfredo C. Protacio. The project still remain a mystery.
Philippines made 1970’s
Philippines once developed Anti Typhoon Rockets during Marcos regime.
This is some photos from different newspaper where the Philippines are developing an anti-typhoon rockets during Marcos presidency.
A government military project called Project Santa Barbara has been initiated during the time of the late Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. The project includes building rockets. One of the rockets, “Bongbong 1″ which named after the president’s son.
Phil. Made Super Jet!
The proposed first Philippine fighting jet named “Cali Super Pinto” is likewise interesting. It is named after a Philippine bird under the eagle family.
THE PAF “CALI” SUPER PINTO JET PROJECT: The T-610 Super Pinto started off as a 1968 conversion of the US Navy’s Temco TT-1 Pinto two-seat jet trainer with the General Electric CJ610/J85 engine and a 2-meter increase in fuselage length… The aircraft flew very well and now was three times more powerful with only 20 pounds more weight than the original design… AJI (American Jet Industries) had offered the Super Pinto as a light-strike/ counter-insurgency (COIN) aircraft in the early 1970s, with six underwing hardpoints for external stores, but had failed to gain any contract with either the USAF or Turkey…
Consequently, AJI decided to sell the whole project and struck a deal with Philippine government whereby AJI relinquished all rights on the Super Pinto design… In a $1.25 million deal, the Philippine Air Force’s Self-Reliance Development Wing bought the rights for the work drawings, patents, design, flight test data and process sheets for manufacture of the aircraft in 1976, as well as one US-built prototype, which became the first Philippine T-610 (now known as the Calí or “Eagle”), and an additional fuselage… The deal included the exclusive rights to market military and commercial versions throughout the world…
The second T-610 was produced locally, and both aircraft were flight-tested satifactorily in Manila, creating high expectations to build a national aircraft industry in the Philippines… They carried the numbers 44233 and 44234, which strangely echoed U.S. Navy Pinto serials 144233 and 144234… The two aircraft differed mainly in that “233” had the one piece canopy of the original Pinto, while “234” had a two-piece canopy… It would be logical to conclude that “44233” was originally the Navy’s 144233, but there is no evidence of this… Besides, both Navy Pinto are still extant on the American civil register and pretty much active… By far it was the most ambitious and concrete attempt in the local manufacture of aircraft in the Philippines… Suddenly it offered the country an enviable place in world market of aviation technology…
Bad luck seemed to pursue the Super Pinto due to an ironic decision of the Minister of National Defense to reject the project due to serious questions about the foreign market… Also the “CALI” Program started to encounter economic problems, and after the Marcos administration collapsed the project was shelved… Resurrection of the Calí program was considered on various occasions… In the mid-1980s, four separate versions were targeted for possible production: a single-seat light strike aircraft that could carry up to 1,600 kg of stores for COIN operations; a tandem-seat primary jet trainer; a quick change version of the trainer that could be rapidly converted as a strike aircraft; and an executive version with a wider pressurized cabin seating five passengers… At that time, the Philippine Air Force foresaw the Calí as a possible replacement for no less than its T-34, SF-260, T-28D, T-33 and even F-86F, with a planned operational life of about 15 years… Commonality of the Cali’s engine with the country’s F-5A/B fighter force was especially viewed as a key element…
At the 1988 Farnborough Air Show it was announced that American company Avstar Inc., in collaboration with Shenyang Aircraft Corporation of the People’s Republic of China, Pacific Marketing Consultants Inc. of San Francisco and Plymouth Ltd of Hong Kong, planned to revive the Super Pinto… Under the terms of “an agreement in principle” between the four parties the AvStar T-100 Super Mustang was to be built at Shenyang under licence from Plymouth, with final assembly and avionics installation taking place in the USA, and marketed by the two US companies… A prototype, powered by a General Electric J85 turbojet, was undergoing flight test in the USA in 1988; production T-100s were expected to be powered by either that engine or a Williams International FJ44… The T-100 scheme came in direct contradiction with the Philippines having the exclusive rights to market the Super Pinto internationally, so it is possible that the exclusiveness clause might have been invalidated by Manila’s not having produced any new aircraft over the past decade… Whatever the reason, nothing came of the Super Mustang project either…
As recently as 2009 a Philippine Government official stated that the Super Pinto could still be produced, if only to take advantage of the licensing rights that had been purchased… If produced today, however, the Calí would incorporate locally-produced composite materials on some major components… An appeal to the private sector was made to take part in the development and manufacture of “the first Philippine jet” on a cost-sharing and profit-sharing scheme… One Calí is currently exhibited at the Phillipine Air Force Museum on the Villamor Air Base… Oddly enough, it carries the registration “44233” and call sign “233” of the first example but has the two-piece canopy of the second one… Reportedly the other Cali was lost on an evaluation flight, and a high ranking PAF officer was killed.
Program: The Mk. 40 Sumpak was an experimental trailer mounted modular MRL system initially developed by the PAF SDRDG in 1981. Reconfigured as a jeep-mounted version, which greatly enhanced its mobility and stability, it was intended for various applications such as point defense and shore-to-ship implacement, firing standard 70 mm HEAT, FFAR. Status is currently unknown.
After the EDSA Revolution in 1986, the project was overtaken by historical events and was terminated.
Philippine first MADE hovercraft named “Pugo”
During the PAF’s Self-reliance and Development Group (SRDG) 4th anniversary in 1977, a locally developed hovercraft dubbed “Pugo” was sucessfully launched in Paranaque. The vehicle is powered by two 225 hp reciprocating aircraft engines, one for the lift system that drives a 5 ft. diameter centrifugal lift fan. It has a capacity of up to 2000ibs. of cargo and up to 6 to 8 passengers. The vehicle is mainly intended for the SAR role but can be armed with two .50cal LMGs
Mayroon na tayong Hospital Ship noong panahon ni dating Pangulong Marcos (gaya ng mayroon ngayon ang Estados Unidos at Tsina). Mayroon itong search and rescue helicopter landing pad ang floating hospital na ito. Alam kasi ni Marcos na nasa sentro tayo ng typhoon alley, tectonic plates at ring of fire. Kaya, pinaghahandaan niya sa kalamidad at kaligtasan ang mga Filipino noon. Sayang nga lang at lumubog ito sa isang sunog na sakuna.
Hummingbird – the first Philippine-made helicopter
flight in 1980’s
The helicopter is known as the Hummingbird. It was designed and developed by the Philippine Aerospace Defense Company (PADC) which also developed the Defiant 300 aircraft in 1980’s. It was basically an improvement of the German MBB Bo 105 helicopter.After the initial development stage.
The Unknown Secret own Made Weapons of the Philippines 1970’s to 1980’s now Gone Forever. During Marcos Time Philippines is the Most Powerful in Southeast Asia