David Knights' Weblog

November 6, 2018

I want to build a model of this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:14 pm
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OK, this is cool.  Never heard the story before.

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November 4, 2018

Modelcollect B-52 update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:21 pm
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Modelcollect is releasing an update/correction for their B-52 nose on their B-52G kit.  Good for them.

October 22, 2018

More X-37 news

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:06 pm
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The latest X-37B flight is about to exceed 400 days in space.  Followers of this blog know that I’ve got a particular fascination with the X-37B.  I suspect that one day we’ll learn all about what is going on and will be surprised.  (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

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.

October 8, 2018

Congratulations Boeing

Filed under: Modeling,Technology — dknights @ 2:52 pm
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Congrats to Boeing (and SAAB) for winning the Air Force contract for the next generation jet trainer.

September 29, 2018

Sixth generation fighter

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:48 am
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An interesting article on what a sixth generation fighter might look like.

September 26, 2018

More F-35 analysis

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 4:23 pm
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More analysis here.  It doesn’t seem like this debate will ever end.

September 21, 2018

Air to Air UAV kill

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:53 am
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Yes, it was only practice.  However, I suspect that we will see more of this over the next 20 years.

September 11, 2018

B-52 upgrade

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 1:25 pm
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No, not the new Modelcollect kit.  The actual aircraft.  Story here.

August 20, 2018

F-22 v. F-35

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:40 pm
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Apparently the F-22 and F-35 recently went head to head in wargames.  Which aircraft came out on top is a big secret.

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