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June 28, 2018

More on the Eduard Royal Class MiG-21

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:26 pm
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Here is what is in the boxHere are the markings options.  I cannot wait for this!!!

Missile defense

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:16 am
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More evidence that the Pacific is the most important strategic area right now.  I suspect that more of these will be built.  Look for one in Japan at some point.

June 27, 2018


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Story here.  Interesting that the B-21 program is on a fast track.

June 26, 2018

Russia’s drone AFV

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:23 pm
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I was unaware that Russia was fielding one of these.  Syria looks more and more like 1936-1939 Spain to me, with Russia using it as an opportunity to test their new weapons in combat.

Chinese space station

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:22 pm
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It seems that the second Chinese space station is doing some unusual maneuvering. It would be shocking were to de-orbit their second space station so early into its life. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 25, 2018

NFL screws up again

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:57 am
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Why wouldn’t you let a player who has a medical degree put M.D. on the back of his jersey?  The stupid story is here.

June 23, 2018

Royal class MiG-21

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:32 pm
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The Eduard Royal Class MiG-21 kit is almost here.  Here is an explainer on some of the variants in this boxing.

June 21, 2018

Places on the internet that I should avoid

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 1:42 pm
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Hannants.   Every time I visit the site I find things I want.  Like this, and this, and this.  Lord help me.

Replacing the UH-60

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:11 am
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This is interesting.  It seems like the tilt-rotor concept is finally coming into its own.

June 20, 2018

Navy woes

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:59 pm
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Is there more behind the recent USN woes than we’ve been lead to believe?  Sounds like there is a more interesting story than has been widely reported.

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