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June 16, 2017

A PZL-P.11

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:26 am
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Looks like Arma will continue its PZL fighter series and release a PZL P.11.  Great news indeed.

April 29, 2017


Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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Looks like we will be getting a new kit of the PZL 23 to replace the old Heller Kit.

January 11, 2017


Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 6:11 am
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US armored troops are in Poland for a training exercise.  A good move IMHO.  A show of force may make the Russians think twice.

June 13, 2016

Smart move?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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Moving NATO units into Poland and the Baltic republics.  I personally think this is the right thing to do.  I don’t think Putin is doing anything but bluffing, but I think it is smart to show that we are taking things seriously.

May 23, 2016

Looks like a Brexit may happen

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:48 pm
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More and more of the politicians seem to be coming out for Brexit.  Since they usually shift with the wind, I have to think that is a good sign.  We may be seeing the beginning of a preference cascade.

And now the Poles may be headed in the same direction.

May 10, 2016

Good for Poland

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:48 pm
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Poland refuses to buckle to the EU.  Good for them.

September 4, 2015

The Poles as arms exporters

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 8:25 am
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Even in Cold War times, Poland had an indigenous arms manufacturing capability and exported arms on a small scale.  Now, Poland is starting to export arms in the post-Cold War environment.  Interesting development.

April 2, 2015

Romanian P.7a

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:16 pm
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A very nice model.

September 6, 2013

Stunning news from Poland

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:56 pm
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I expected this kind of behavior from a lot of places, but given Poland’s previous experience with communism, I didn’t expect they would just start nationalizing private assets.

July 28, 2013

Photos on the net (Mil-14)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:21 pm
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I don’t know where this photo comes from, so I can’t credit it (Let me know if you know and I’ll update the post)  What I want to know is, does someone make decals for this?

Polish Mil-14

Polish Mil-14

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