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October 23, 2017

Trumpeter Q-5

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:39 pm
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I’ve always loved the MiG-19.  The Chinese Q-5 is an interesting development of it.  Now we have a kit of it.


August 7, 2017


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:41 pm
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This is good news.  We’ve needed one of these in 72nd scale forever.

August 6, 2017

China ups its ASAT game

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:03 am
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Story here.  The big question is, are they doing this because they also fear North Korea?

July 20, 2017

More South China Sea news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:47 am
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The Chinese keep fortifying the islands in the South China Sea.  The question is how far are the Chinese willing to push this?

June 7, 2017

Even more South China Sea news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:04 pm
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I am just going to note this here.

May 27, 2017

South China Sea news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:13 am
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The Philippines is upgrading their navy, and for a $100.

The Chinese maverick is at it again.

May 10, 2017

Chinese people in Roman Britain

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:26 pm
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This is interesting.  If correct, it would indicate that ethnic Chinese were in Britain at the time of the Romans.  It is known that the Romans and Chinese traded, mostly thru intermediaries, but this would indicate more than that.  Very interesting.

March 20, 2017


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:14 am
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The US Navy needs more ships, including more coastal ships.  However, the Navy’s solution, the LCS is very controversial.  It has suffered cost overruns and their are questions about whether or not it can defend itself. Here is a summary of some of the issues. 

March 15, 2017

South East Asia gets hotter

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:16 am
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Taiwan is upgrading its fleet of aircraft. Makes sense to me, and IMHO the US should sell more such aircraft to Taiwan.  Only a united front will discourage China from adventurism in the South China Sea.

December 27, 2016

South China Sea news

Filed under: Modeling,Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:03 am
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The latest news from the biggest hotspot in the world.  Frankly, I am not sure the US should be overly concerned.  The Chinese did’t even build this carrier themselves.  Not sure how long it will take them to develop the technology and tactics.

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