David Knights' Weblog

November 14, 2022

X-37B OVT-6 is home

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:19 pm
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Regular readers of this blog know I am fascinated with the X-37B.  It has landed after 2 1/2 years in orbit.  Story here.  They are telling us more and more regarding what is being done on each mission, but the parts they aren’t telling us are the ones I find interesting. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would be fascinated by this.)

October 5, 2022

More fun from the Australian Armor & Artillery Museum

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:56 pm
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September 13, 2022

Can the Russians absorb the blow?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:25 pm
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Color me skeptical. Story here.

April 25, 2022

Are Russian weapons really crappy?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 4:38 pm
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Yes, but why?  Read here.

April 6, 2022

Ukraine

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:09 am
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Excellent reporting.  I suspect we will be seeing a lot more of these stories.

March 31, 2022

What utter stupidity

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 am
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I am speechless.  I guess they don’t get HBO on Russian military bases.  Story here.

March 29, 2022

Things you never think about

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 10:14 pm
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Combat boots of WWII.  Who would have thought that was an interesting subject.

March 8, 2022

Amazing video

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 1:47 am
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Russian Vehicle losses in Ukraine. (h/t to Jeff “Inch High” Groves)

December 14, 2021

The Army and the LOTR

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:58 am
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How the US Army is like the Lord of The Rings.

November 23, 2021

Maybe not the South China Sea?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:28 pm
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Maybe the Ukraine is where the next big confrontation takes place.  Normally, I think that Russia is a paper tiger, but I think Putin perceives weakness in the west.  He is not above exploiting such perceived weakness, especially if it gets him the Ukraine back.  He desperately wants the Ukraine back.

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