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August 31, 2018

B-25 Decals

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:54 pm
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Iliad has a new set of B-25 decals for the Airfix kit.  I love Iliad decals.

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August 28, 2018

Army Artillery Upgrades

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:12 pm
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Looks like the Army may be getting some much needed upgrades to their artillery and rocket forces.

72nd scale armor releases

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:30 am
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I will admit that I’d like to get all three of these kits, but especially the Japanese truck.

August 27, 2018

The copycat problem

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:50 pm
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An interesting article by a UK PhD student on the problems China has in trying to replicate stolen technology.  I am sure they will succeed in the long run, but how long is the long run?

Space Force

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:02 pm
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An intelligent article on the subject. (h/t to Jeff Groves.)

August 22, 2018

Well, this is interesting

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:31 am
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Russia loses a nuclear powered cruise missile.  I am sure they are making every effort to recover it, as is the USN.  Wonder who will get to it first.

August 21, 2018

Iran’s new fighter

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:39 pm
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Well it isn’t exactly new.  What are they thinking?

August 20, 2018

F-22 v. F-35

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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Apparently the F-22 and F-35 recently went head to head in wargames.  Which aircraft came out on top is a big secret.

August 17, 2018

Rising decals Ki-48

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:57 pm
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Some Lilly decals from Rising Decals.  Look pretty good.

August 16, 2018

Russian weapon in space?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:45 am
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A new Russian satellite is behaving oddly.  Turns out it may be a weapon.  As I have said before I think Russia is largely a paper tiger, but that doesn’t mean we don’t still have to pay attention to them.  All the more reason for the US to be committed to space for both civilian and military purposes. ( Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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