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December 1, 2019

And this is why you need the Second Amendment

Filed under: General — dknights @ 1:11 am
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so you don’t end up fighting a terrorist with a Narwhal tusk, especially when he appears to have an explosive suicide vest on. BTW, the guy wielding the tusk is a Polish chef.  Don’t piss off the Poles.

November 27, 2019

Polish defense upgrades

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:27 am
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It appears that Poland will upgrade its submarine force by purchasing second hand Swedish subs.  You don’t think much about Poland having a naval presence, but it has a significant Baltic coastline.

July 17, 2019

Words that 30 years ago I never thought I’d utter

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:06 pm
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Gee, I wonder which manufacturer makes the better PZL.37 Los kit.  We live in the best times for modelers.

June 27, 2019

PZL P-7 and P-11

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:25 pm
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Arma has a very nice blog with some nice history articles that tie into their products.  This one is very good.  I will have to check back periodically.

May 23, 2019

Russian Su-57 reversal

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:20 pm
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Russia, having previously announced that it was only going to buy 16 Su-57s (after India pulled out of a development deal), has now decided it will buy 76 of the fighters.  Given the reported problems with the aircraft, either they have been solved, or, more likely IMHO, this is more of Russia trying to saber-rattle and impress its neighbors.

It may be related to this, where Poland has announced plans to buy F-35s.

March 19, 2019

Polish Artillery

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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It looks like the Poles are going to purchase the US HIMARS system for their army.  This seems to me to be a smart move.  Not only is it a capable system, but the more integrated into NATO equipment, the better off the Polish military is.

February 5, 2019

IBG PZL P.11A/C/G

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:51 pm
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Good news.  The long awaited IBG PZL P.11 series of kits looks like it will be out in April 2019.  If they are as good as the recent PZL P.37, then they will be must haves.

 

January 25, 2019

PZL 23

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:14 pm
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Looks like IBG is going to release a Romanian marked PZL 23.  Yes, please.

November 9, 2018

Yet another decal manufacturer

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:28 am
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Man, it is tough to keep up with all these.  Here is Exito’s latest sheet.  I’d never heard of them before.  They appear to be a Polish model shop that is making their own decal sheets.

October 25, 2018

IBG PZL 37B

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:15 am
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It is out and we have sprue shots and cover art.  I’ve wanted one of these to add to my collection of Romanian aircraft.

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