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May 9, 2018

Trumpeter Q-5

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:55 pm
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It is out.  For some reason I already thought this one had been released.  This gives me hope that they’ll do a MiG-19


May 8, 2018

Not good news

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 5:09 pm
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If Chinese forces are actively using lasers to try an blind our pilots, you have to think that the Chinese are willing to up the tensions between the two countries.  I wonder if this was a local commander or some local troops going off script.  If not, that worries me.

April 25, 2018

The Space Corps

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:06 am
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The beginnings of a new space race?  Personally, I think a Space Corps is inevitable.

March 30, 2018

Chinese space junk

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:58 pm
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The first Chinese space station is crashing back to earth.  Here is some advice if you find a piece of it.  Good luck. (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

February 26, 2018

5 places where WWIII could start in 2018

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:02 pm
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Interesting article.  While they mention Taiwan, they don’t mention the South China Sea.

Underwater drones

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:56 pm
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An interesting article on the future of underwater drones.  IMHO, subs will play a much greater part in an all out war than most people think.  Underwater drones make that even more likely.

February 21, 2018


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:00 pm
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Pit Road, a Japanese manufacturer well known for 700th scale ships and some odd armor/artillery pieces has announced a Chinese Z-9 helicopter.  As far as I know this is the first 72nd scale aircraft kit by Pit Road.  I will be very interested to see it.

February 9, 2018

Chinese J-20

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 9:55 pm
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A new fighter aircraft has entered Chinese service.  The J-20

February 3, 2018

South China Seas happenings

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:23 pm
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The US continues to assert its rights to freedom of navigation.  China is on track to create 50 or so artificial islands in the next 20 years in the South China Sea.

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.

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