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December 16, 2018

Ka-25

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:03 am
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ACE is producing a new kit of the Ka-25 Russian helicopter.  This looks to be an improvement over the old Airfix kit.

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November 26, 2018

I be Iree mon

Filed under: General — dknights @ 3:22 pm
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I previously posted on the “Jamaican Air Force” getting some new equipmentNow it looks like they’ve suffered a loss.  On the bright side, it doesn’t look like there were any fatalities.

November 2, 2018

This isn’t right

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 9:57 am
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The U.S. Navy should report its accidents with the same clarity that the USAF does.

July 11, 2018

French H160

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:35 pm
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Interesting article on the new French replacement helicopter.  It will be interesting to see if this has any success beyond the French military.

July 4, 2018

T129

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:56 am
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An interesting article on Turkey’s acquisition of a new attack helicopter and some of the politics behind the decision on what to buy.

July 3, 2018

Hellfire replacement

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 7:37 am
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Looks like the US military is about to get an upgraded anti-armor, anti-everything else missile.  Good news.

June 21, 2018

Replacing the UH-60

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:11 am
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This is interesting.  It seems like the tilt-rotor concept is finally coming into its own.

May 31, 2018

MV-22

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:18 am
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The military wants a belly gun for the MV-22.  This seems like a no-brainer

February 21, 2018

Z-9

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.

July 2, 2017

Mi-14

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:44 am
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For fans of Russian aircraft, an Mi-14 is a hole in the 72nd scale modeling world.  Not any longer?

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