David Knights' Weblog

June 18, 2018

More Asian carrier development

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:07 am
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The F-35B has really changed the game when it comes to smaller navies having carrier capability.  Korea and Japan will both have such capability as soon as they put in orders for the F-35B.  (I have no doubt that they both will)

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June 13, 2018

China’s naval aviation

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:42 pm
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It appears that a Chinese naval aviator has made the first night trap on board China’s only operational carrier.  This is significant as the USN is the only navy that regularly conducts night carrier ops.

June 6, 2018

Japanese Carriers

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:03 am
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Not the WWII kind.  Looks like the Japanese are ready to admit what everyone knew.  Their new Helicopter carriers are going to become full-fledged STOVL carriers. I see some F-35B sales in Japan’s future.

March 23, 2018

More decalmania

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:53 pm
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CTA (cut then add) decals has announced a new sheet of decals for JNAF aircraft serving aboard carriers.  It looks very neat and right up my alley.

December 5, 2017

Japanese Carrier Deck

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:31 pm
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A few weeks ago I finished a  WWII resin Japanese Carrier Deck.  It is made by Just Plane Stuff.  I am not sure the company is around anymore.  In any event the deck is very nicely cast and paints up well.  While a Zero is a bit lost on it, the base is big enough for a Kate or Val.

Here is my post on 72nd scale aircraft forum

October 15, 2016

Upgrading the Navy

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:31 am
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An interesting article on carrier defenses.

December 31, 2015

China’s expanding Navy

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:21 pm
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This isn’t good news.  The South China Sea is already a flash point.

October 14, 2015

Russian naval move

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:26 pm
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Sending their only carrier to the Mediterranean off Syria.  That is an interesting development.

February 12, 2014

Crazy carrier news

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:28 pm
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No, this is not from The Onion.

September 10, 2013

This isn’t good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:47 am
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Story here.

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