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May 29, 2020

Testing boundries

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:06 pm
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Looks like the Russians and Chinese aren’t the only ones flexing a little muscle.  Everybody stay frosty.

June 6, 2019

B-1 problems

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:05 am
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Story here.  The B-1 has a troubled history.  Since we can’t go back and make different decisions, our only choice now is to invest in keeping the B-1 operational (while speeding up its replacement.)

April 17, 2019

Interesting USN proposals

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:17 am
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More unmanned ships for the USN.

Revival of the VPB using B-1s

Stories like this give me some hope that the USN is thinking out of the box and won’t get caught equipping itself to fight the last war.

March 15, 2019

Cool B-1

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:59 am
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At least one B-1 has been given a red cockpit.  Story here.  (h/t to J.C. Bahr over on 72nd scale forum)

February 18, 2019

B-52 soldiers on

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:17 pm
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Looks like the B-1 will be phased out as the B-21 comes online.  Meanwhile the B-52 will continue to soldier on until 2040.

June 7, 2018

OK, now this is funny

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:41 pm
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I have to believe the guys at Boeing were messing with everybody when they did this. (h/t to Jim Bates for the pointer)

April 15, 2018

Syria

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 1:17 pm
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Interesting report on the weapons used in the recent strikes on Syria.  Will see if it deters Assad from using such weapons.

 

More info here.

February 25, 2018

B-1B

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:23 pm
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Modelcollect has released the box art for their upcoming B-1 kit.  Looks nice, but I want the B-52 first.

March 17, 2017

B-1

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:09 am
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Barracuda Studios has released 5 sets of resin for the B-1.  See here.

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