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July 25, 2018

Middle East air combat

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:43 am
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Looks like the Israelis just shot down a Syrian warplane.  The article doesn’t say it but I am guessing it was an Su-25.


May 25, 2018

More F-35 analysis

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:57 am
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I recently wrote about the F-35 in Israeli service here.  Now here is another article on the same subject.

May 23, 2018

F-35 in combat

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:29 pm
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The Israelis are apparently using the F-35 in combat.  After all the complaints, it will be interesting to see how it performs in the real world.

May 10, 2018

Israeli airstrike

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:21 pm
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Neat video of an Israeli missile striking a Russian-made Syrian SA-22.  The SA-22 didn’t seem to be defending itself.

April 30, 2018

Big explosion in Syria

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:54 pm
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I wonder what this is all about.  I suspect the story is correct and it WASN’T an Israeli IRBM.  But, what was it?

April 5, 2018

Thwarted attack

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:27 am
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The Israelis thwarted an planned naval terrorist attack.  Report here. 

March 31, 2018

Super Mystere

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:20 am
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Fans of the 1950s French Air Force and of the Israeli Air Force will be please by this announcement from Special Hobby.

March 30, 2018

Israeli F-35s in action

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:22 am
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I have my doubts about this story.  I can’t imagine it would be worth it to give away that the F-35 had this level of capability.

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 .

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