David Knights' Weblog

December 6, 2019

First US licensed female pilot

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Harriet Quimby, 1911.  Also the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel.

December 5, 2019

77th Hiko Sentai

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It is amazing what you can stumble on when wandering the internet.  The early days of WWII in South East Asia is an area of particular interest.  As such the activities of the 77th Hiko Sentai and their Ki-27 Nates are right in my wheelhouse.  Thus, I was pretty happy when I stumbled on this.

December 1, 2019

And this is why you need the Second Amendment

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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 29, 2019

More on the Airfix Vulcan

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See here.  Looks like at least one version will have the Blue Steel missile included.

November 6, 2019


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This should make Jim Bates happy.  I am surprised it has taken this long to get a new kit of this aircraft.

November 5, 2019

WW II history

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A nice articleabout a son learning about his father’s WWII experience.

October 31, 2019

Hurricane IIC

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Breaking news that Arma will follow there very nice Hurricane I with a Hurricane IIC.  Now, here is hoping they will do a IIB as well.

October 26, 2019

If only it wasn’t Valom

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:11 am
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I am a huge fan of the Blackburn Firebrand.  I have no idea why, other than it looks cool.  I’ve wanted this kit forever, but it isn’t in production, and is very rare.  A new kit of the Firebrand has been announced.  That should gladden my heart.  If only it wasn’t Valom.

September 26, 2019

So much history

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 11:54 pm
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There is so much WWII history that I have never heard of.  Here is a small example.

September 18, 2019


Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:54 am
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Got to love the SAS.

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