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March 16, 2021

B-52s

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 10:31 pm
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No, not the musical group, the airplane.  This article claims that there is now discussion of keeping the 52 in service thru 2097.  That is crazy.  However, a good re-engine followed by a complete software systems upgrade would surely make sense and could keep them flying thru at least the 2040s

August 31, 2020

Close encounter

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:48 pm
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Looks like a couple of Russian pilots got a little frisky.  Next time the USAF ought to have a couple of F-22s in trail.  Also, the camo on those Su-27s looks a little grayer than usual, but that could just be the film.

June 15, 2019

US hypersonic missile test

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:44 am
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Well, not really.  More like a test of the carriage of the missile.  It wasn’t armed and it didn’t launch, but you would not know that from the headline.

May 17, 2019

B-52

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:44 pm
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Another B-52 is being resurrected from the boneyard.  Not many left at AMARC.  Boeing may end up having to put them back in production. 🙂

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.

January 11, 2019

Modelcollect B-52G early

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:00 pm
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The CADs are out for this kit.  I am anxious for it.

December 1, 2018

Good God, has it come to this?

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:08 am
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We are now firing commanders because their subordinates do “stick drawing” phallus as pranks on each other while deployed.

November 4, 2018

Modelcollect B-52 update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:21 pm
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Modelcollect is releasing an update/correction for their B-52 nose on their B-52G kit.  Good for them.

September 11, 2018

B-52 upgrade

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:25 pm
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No, not the new Modelcollect kit.  The actual aircraft.  Story here.

September 6, 2018

Modelcollect B-52H

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:48 pm
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Looks like the Modelcollect B-52H is getting close.  Also looks like they are going to correct some flaws from the B-52G.

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