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April 26, 2022

A worthy cause

Filed under: General — dknights @ 2:42 pm
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If you have some spare change, can you send a bit to help save this museum ship (USS The Sullivans)?

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.

October 17, 2021

The German naval response to D-day

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:13 am
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An interesting video.

October 16, 2021

Australia’s new submarines

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 6:24 am
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Where should they be built?  I think this is a pretty strong argument.  However, I also see an argument for diversifying the capability to build these to as many places as possible.

October 6, 2021

I am happy to see this

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 3:49 am
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The Japanese are flight testing F-35Bs off their two “Helicopter Destroyers”.  Who’d have thought in 1944-45 that come 2021 US Marine aircraft would be operating off JMSDF ships?

September 14, 2021

New S-boat

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:48 pm
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This is the kit that Mike mentioned on the episode of The Scale Model Podcast that he and I were recently on.  I agree with Mike, this is a must have.


June 2, 2021

You’d have to have….

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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a heart of stone not to laugh at this one.  Add this to the recent explosion at the Iranian drone factory and the explosion at the Iranian oil refinery, and maybe you begin to wonder if a certain country isn’t getting some payback.

June 1, 2021

More of this, please.

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:48 am
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These types of tests need to be conducted a lot more often, especially by the seaborne forces of the USN and our allies.  If you would have peace, prepare for war.

April 29, 2021

We are not alone

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:59 pm
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The USN isn’t the only navy with problems.

Warships with problems

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 9:10 am
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I’ve followed Jim Dunnigan’s career since he was a wargame designer in the 70s.  He now runs a website called Strategypage and below is a YouTube of his podcast.  This one is on problems with current ship designs, focusing in part on the LCS (Little Crappy Ships.)

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