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June 28, 2019

Japanese F-35 crash

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:10 pm
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Apparently the Japanese have concluded it was pilot error.  

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June 27, 2019

PZL P-7 and P-11

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:25 pm
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Arma has a very nice blog with some nice history articles that tie into their products.  This one is very good.  I will have to check back periodically.

June 26, 2019

Arma Navy Hurricanes

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:08 pm
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I have the Arma kit.  It is very nice. They are now releasing a version with markings for naval units.  Cool.

June 25, 2019

I want to know more

Filed under: General — dknights @ 9:43 pm
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A MiG-31 shoots down…..another MiG-31.  Color me curious.

The bear rattles its saber

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:18 pm
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Putin is at it again.  In reality, Russia has little power to do anything but complain and make empty gestures as the US and its NATO allies deploy more equipment into Poland and the Baltics.

US Navy railgun?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:53 pm
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Looks like this might happen after all.  Previous rumors that the USN was moving away from this technology may have either been wrong or deliberate misinformation.

SpaceX success

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:47 am
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So far, the latest Falcon Heavy mission looks pretty successful.  They’ve managed to land the side boosters, catch half of the payload fairing, and get satellites into orbit. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

June 24, 2019

Great advice

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:12 pm
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Simple rules every shooter should always follow, but don’t.

Falcon Heavy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:07 pm
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Another Falcon Heavy launch tonight.  SpaceX is a real bright spot in the US space sector.  Keeping our fingers crossed for another success.

June 23, 2019

History podcasts

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:16 am
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I love listening to history podcasts.  Here is a nice list of many good ones.

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