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May 17, 2017

A new rifle

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:24 pm
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The US Army is looking at not only a new rifle, but a new ammo that isn’t the current 5.56mm standard size.  Interesting discussion here.

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January 11, 2017

Poland

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:11 am
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US armored troops are in Poland for a training exercise.  A good move IMHO.  A show of force may make the Russians think twice.

October 13, 2015

Tradition

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:03 am
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What a neat story.  The US military still knows how to keep tradition alive.

January 27, 2015

Stolen tanks?

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:06 pm
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OK, this is a crazy story.  The Brazilian army says the tanks weren’t theirs.  They look like M-47s, but the front of the turret doesn’t look quite right.

January 6, 2015

Germans to develop a new Main Battle Tank (MBT)

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:55 pm
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Well, obviously the Germans are concerned with developments in Europe.

December 26, 2014

American Sniper

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:14 pm
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Review here.  I am anxious to see this film.

August 21, 2014

Audie Murphy

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:18 pm
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Read here for a description of his actions in France in 1944.

July 22, 2014

Next generation “stealth” helicopter

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 2:23 pm
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I hadn’t heard anything about this, much less that there was a prototype under construction.

January 17, 2014

Wow

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:06 am
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Just wow.

October 11, 2012

RIP CSM Basil Plumley

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:03 pm
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A great soldier and a great American has died.

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