David Knights' Weblog

March 31, 2019

An-225

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:14 pm
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Holy crap.  Modelsvit is actually producing an An-225.  Where would I put it?

DDG-1000

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:33 am
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This program continues to be an embarrassment.  There ought to be an investigation and some heads ought to roll.  I know there won’t be, but there should be.

March 30, 2019

Leyland RAF Type

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:00 pm
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Follow this build on 72nd scale forum.  You won’t regret it.

A new USAF missile?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:59 am
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New to the USAF, that is.  It appear that the USAF is going to base a new missile for use in its next generation aircraft on the current USN Anti-radar ARM.  In this case there seems to be some actual cooperation between the services to make a weapon usable by both.  Hopefully it will save some money as well.

March 29, 2019

Blogging the way it was meant to be

Filed under: Family — dknights @ 6:58 pm
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This is the way all blogging should be done.

Blogging by the fire

Michel Bacos

Filed under: General — dknights @ 5:00 pm
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All jokes about French “cheese eating surrender monkeys” aside, this is the example of a man’s man.  RIP.

Virginia class SSNs

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:40 pm
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Looks like the Block V versions of the Virginia class SSNs will be getting additional weapons capabilities.  More and more, subs are being seen as cruise missile delivery platforms.  This latest upgrade seems to confirm this.  My prediction is that UUVs will become one of the things that these SSNs ultimately end up carrying and launching. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves).

Indian ASAT

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:45 am
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It appears that India has joined the ASAT club.  Next to nukes, IMHO, having an ASAT capability will come to define what is a first rate military power in the future.  I predict that in the not too distant future, we’ll see a war where the participants go after each others satellites.

March 28, 2019

Zvezda Su-30SM

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:07 am
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Test shots of the upcoming Zvezda Su-30SM kit.  Oh boy.

Good news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:10 am
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A successful US ABM test.  Also good news the testing of the use of two interceptor missiles. (h/t Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

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