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October 11, 2018

Space mishap

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:21 pm
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Failure in the seconds stage of a Soyuz mission taking replacement crew to the space station.  All are OK, but just one more reason we need to be doing our own manned space flight. (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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October 4, 2018

MiG markings

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:02 am
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I need more decals like I need a hole in my head….but these are nice.

September 27, 2018

Kh-35U

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:46 am
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Video of Russian anti-ship missile test.  What I noticed is all the hits seem to be high up on the superstructures.  Interesting video.

September 26, 2018

MiG-25RBT

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:24 pm
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Looks like we are finally getting our recon version of the MiG-25.  Thanks ICM.

September 25, 2018

Russian CVL

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:35 am
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A report on a proposed Russian CVL.  Frankly, nothing in the specs in this article make sense.  The numbers quoted for size don’t make sense with any of the other numbers. (h/t Jeff Groves)

September 20, 2018

Grumpy Russian Bear

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 3:58 pm
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Or actually a pair of BlackjacksLooks like Putin is flexing his muscles again.  I saw a few days ago that B-52 were doing the reverse route penetration practices, so this may just be a reaction.

September 18, 2018

Own goal

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:20 am
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Looks like the Syrians might have some explaining to do to the Russians.

September 10, 2018

Trumpeter Tu-128

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:20 pm
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It is apparently out.  I can’t wait.

August 27, 2018

The copycat problem

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:50 pm
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An interesting article by a UK PhD student on the problems China has in trying to replicate stolen technology.  I am sure they will succeed in the long run, but how long is the long run?

August 22, 2018

Well, this is interesting

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:31 am
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Russia loses a nuclear powered cruise missile.  I am sure they are making every effort to recover it, as is the USN.  Wonder who will get to it first.

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