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March 23, 2017

Project 885M

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:02 am
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That is the model number of the latest Russian sub project.  Story here. So far the only 700th scale kit of the sub is this one. I am hoping that eventually we will get one in plastic.

March 20, 2017

The LCS

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:14 am
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The US Navy needs more ships, including more coastal ships.  However, the Navy’s solution, the LCS is very controversial.  It has suffered cost overruns and their are questions about whether or not it can defend itself. Here is a summary of some of the issues. 

March 16, 2017

More MiG-29SMT stuff

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:17 am
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I mentioned the other day a new set of masks for MiG-29SMT camo.  Well, it looks like another model company is releasing a MiG-29SMT. Zvezda is stepping up to the plate.

March 14, 2017

Camo masks for the MiG-29SMT

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:07 pm
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I got the Trumpy kit not long ago.  These might come in handy.

March 9, 2017

Russian strength or Russian weakness?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:15 am
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Russia is upgrading the missiles on two of their Oscar II SSGNs.  Originally they had planned to upgrade the missiles on all 8 boats, but now are upgrading only two.  I suspect this is an indication of economic weakness and budget problems.

March 4, 2017

Be still my heart

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:38 pm
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The Eduard MiG-21 in 72nd scale is making progress to production!

March 1, 2017

New Russian bomber

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:34 pm
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Cool drawing, but I wonder what it will really look like.

February 20, 2017

Russian radiation mystery

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:50 pm
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I previously noted increased radiation levels coming from Russian territory. There was some question about the validity of the report given the source.  Now, other outlets are reporting the story.

February 18, 2017

This could be very bad

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:20 pm
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This could be very bad.  If true, it almost has to be bad and the only question is how bad.

February 16, 2017

Indian Navy

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:02 am
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One of the players in the South China Sea may be having a bit of problems with their navy.

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