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March 31, 2019

An-225

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:14 pm
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Holy crap.  Modelsvit is actually producing an An-225.  Where would I put it?

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February 26, 2019

The Russian military

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 11:33 am
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This article makes the point that I have made numerous times on this blog.  While you can’t ignore Russia, it isn’t the first rate power it tries so hard to seem to be.  (BTW, you can see in the story why Putin is so desperate to have Ukraine back in the Russian orbit.)

November 27, 2018

More Crimea stuff

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:54 am
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Looks like the US is keeping a close eye on developments.  I suspect the info is being passed along to the Ukraine.

November 26, 2018

Things heat up

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 12:18 pm
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Looks like Russia has decided to flex its muscles against someone it doesn’t think will be able to respond.  The western countries need to band together and take steps that inflict enough pain on Moscow to cause them to change their behavior.  Anything else will simply encourage Putin.

October 16, 2018

Ukrainian SU-27UB crash

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:16 pm
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A Ukrainian Su-27UB has crashed during multinational exercises in that country.  A US pilot was reportedly aboard that aircraft at the time of the crash.

January 17, 2017

Metalic Details

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:26 pm
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Anybody ever heard of this Ukrainian company?

December 12, 2016

As if the South China Sea wasn’t bad enough….

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 1:15 pm
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Now things are heating up again in the Ukraine.

August 13, 2016

Sabre rattling?

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 8:27 am
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Putin seems to be a little more active lately, which makes me wonder if therer aren’t some internal struggles going on, especially with the price of oil staying so low.  Latest here.

June 29, 2016

New B-52 kit

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:52 pm
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I must have this.

April 3, 2015

How do you “lose” 5 An-32s?

Filed under: Modeling,Politics — dknights @ 10:07 am
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The Ukraine apparently lost them, and they didn’t belong to them.  India is, understandably mad.  Story here.

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