David Knights' Weblog

January 19, 2018

The passing of a hero

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:41 am
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I meant to post this last year.  One of the American volunteers that help found the Israeli Air Force passed last year.  In addition, Mitchell Flint was also a US Navy flyer in WWII. He flew the F4U with the US, and the Avia S-199, Spitfire and Mustang in combat with the Israeli Air Force.


January 7, 2018

South African Cheetah

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:31 pm
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I haven’t yet gotten the new AMK Kfir C.2/C.7, but I want to.  Something I hadn’t considered is that the kit would make a great basis for a South African Cheetah.  Scaleworx didn’t miss this and are working on a resin conversion.  See here.  The nose plug looks like it needs some work, but it is definitely promising .

July 18, 2017

Kool Kfir

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:33 pm
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This looks very nice.  I’ll want one.

April 19, 2017

Indian Israeli military cooperation

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:53 pm
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The Indians have been shifting a lot of their military procurement to Israel from Russia.  The story of their recent SAM purchase is here.

March 24, 2017

72nd scale Kfir C2/C7

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:04 am
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This would be a welcome addition to 72nd scale.

February 7, 2017

Good news story of the day

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:26 am
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News here.  Glad this happened, and hope it happens again and again.

December 25, 2016

Movie review: Above and Beyond (2014)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:21 am
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Above and Beyond is a documentary of the origins of the Israeli Air Force and its operation in the 1948-49 war.  While some footage uses CASA 2111 to recreate the Avia CS-199s, it still has plenty of archival footage and great interviews and stories.  It definitely has an pro-Israeli gloss to the story, but it still presents the history pretty down the middle.  I highly recommend it.

September 28, 2016


Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 9:44 am
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Now claims it has missiles that can hit Israel.

January 20, 2014

Israeli whizz bang

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:16 pm
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See here.  The US has a similar system as an anti mortar system that I believe is just about ready for deployment to Afghanistan.

February 26, 2013

More whizz bang

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:34 pm
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Story here.

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