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September 25, 2018

Russian CVL

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:35 am
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A report on a proposed Russian CVL.  Frankly, nothing in the specs in this article make sense.  The numbers quoted for size don’t make sense with any of the other numbers. (h/t Jeff Groves)

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Mirage III

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:09 am
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A long time ago, I built an Israeli Mirage III from the Matchbox kit and did a kit bash of a Argentinian Dagger from a kit I don’t remember.  I don’t have either anymore.  Therefore I’d like to get this kit when it comes out.

September 24, 2018

Missing Chinese movie star

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:10 pm
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This is interesting.  No one seems to know where she is.  If the government have her, thus far they aren’t saying.

Improvised fighting vehicles

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 11:27 am
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This is amazing.

Submarine day

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:28 am
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Here is video and an article on the UK’s SSBN force.

 

An interesting article arguing for the USN to acquire a diesel submarine force.

September 21, 2018

Air to Air UAV kill

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:53 am
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Yes, it was only practice.  However, I suspect that we will see more of this over the next 20 years.

September 20, 2018

Grumpy Russian Bear

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:58 pm
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Or actually a pair of BlackjacksLooks like Putin is flexing his muscles again.  I saw a few days ago that B-52 were doing the reverse route penetration practices, so this may just be a reaction.

What the heck?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:04 pm
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This is weird.  I wonder what the real story is.

Me-109 decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:15 am
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AIMS has a new set of 109 decals.

September 19, 2018

Navy UAV

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:59 am
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I find it interesting that the USN chose to go with a refueling mission for their first aircraft carrier drone aircraft.  I would have thought fighter or bomber.  I am wondering if they are hoping to eventually build off the same platform for other missions.

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