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May 27, 2018

More Russian casualties in Syria

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:41 pm
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Story here.

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May 25, 2018

More F-35 analysis

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 7:57 am
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I recently wrote about the F-35 in Israeli service here.  Now here is another article on the same subject.

May 22, 2018

Russian missile update

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:29 am
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Previously posted about this new missile here.  Now, there are reports that it has failed in 4 out of 4 tests.  Story here.

Russia’s latest anti-ship missile

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 10:16 am
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Story here.  Interesting that they are using the MiG-31 as the carrier for the missile.  I have my doubts as to its advertised effectiveness.

May 16, 2018

M-55

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:36 pm
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A new kit of the “Russian U-2”

May 14, 2018

Resin Russian Bomb

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:27 pm
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This looks like a must have.

May 10, 2018

Israeli airstrike

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 3:21 pm
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Neat video of an Israeli missile striking a Russian-made Syrian SA-22.  The SA-22 didn’t seem to be defending itself.

May 5, 2018

An-225

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:22 pm
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Modelsivit did a post on Facebook.  They have to be kidding, right? Right?

May 3, 2018

Russians lose another plane in Syria

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 2:39 pm
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Story here.  Looks like a bird or FOD ingestion, not combat related, but still expensive.

April 30, 2018

Russian mobile nuclear power plant

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:26 pm
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I’ve never heard of this before.  I know during the collapse of the USSR some nuke subs were reportedly tied up to docks and used as power plants.  This seems to be a next level purpose-built version of that idea.  I can see why folks would be concerned  about its safety.

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