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April 30, 2020

More South China Sea shenanigans

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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Story here.  Frankly, we need to be doing near constant Freedom of the Sea cruises in this area.

April 29, 2020

Faster, please*

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:37 am
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More good space news.  Please hurry. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

*(copyright Instapundit)

MiG-31 down

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:57 am
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Kazakhstan lost a MiG-31 to an engine fire last week.   Operating these has to be a real strain on the resources of that country.

April 28, 2020

Now that is what I am talking about

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:34 pm
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This is what we should have been doing for the last 50 years.  Better late than never. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

Einstein was right…again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:57 am
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Story here.  It is amazing how, over time, so many of his theories have been confirmed. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

A space sit-rep

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:39 am
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I;ve known of Jim Dunnigan since the early 1980s when he was a war game designer.  He has written several books including ones on war game design as well as the current military and political situations across the globe.  He has a wealth of knowledge, especially when it comes to all things military, and space.  Here is an excellent round up of the current situation, including the decline of Russian space operations, the rise of those in China and why every American owes Elon Musk a huge thank you.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

April 27, 2020

MiG-23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:29 pm
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This is very nice.  I’ve seen the original at the USAFM. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

Same UFO videos released…..again

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:32 pm
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These videos, which were previously accidentally released by the DoD have now been formally released by the DoD. No new info though.

April 26, 2020

Airfix MiG-17 #8 Better late than never

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:58 pm
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The last time I posted an update was on April 4th.  My apologies.  While I have been building on the MiG, I haven’t posted an update.  The model has been primed and the flaws revealed have been fixed.  I have begun painting the underside blue.  I preshaded and then applied a light base coat and a highlight coat.  Here is where it stands.

Underside blue

April 25, 2020

Fine Molds F-4EJ

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:31 pm
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A new F-4E is a welcome addition.  This looks good.

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