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January 19, 2019

Aircraft mounted laser weapons

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 10:12 am
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Interesting thoughts on the coming use of aircraft mounted laser weapons.

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January 13, 2019

TV review: Project Blue Book (2019)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:47 am
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I will say up front that I am a UFO skeptic.  However, I have an open mind, and I love a good TV show.  I was a big X-Files fan.  I first became aware of the USAF program, Project Blue Book, from the 1978 TV show Project U.F.O. which was supposedly based on the files of Project Blue Book.  I used to like the show.  So naturally, I was excited to see the History Channel was coming out with a new series based on the same premise.

I watched the first episode and it is….OK.  Nothing great.  Its no X-Files.  The stars don’t really bring anything to the table.  Based on the first episode, they plan on taking great liberties with the underlying actual UFO incidents.  I’ll watch at least a few more episodes, and give it a chance.

January 11, 2019

Modelcollect B-52G early

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:00 pm
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The CADs are out for this kit.  I am anxious for it.

January 2, 2019

Mystery solved

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:21 pm
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The wreck of the C-130 taken by a US airman in 1969 from an airbase in England has been found.  Interesting story that I only heard about for the first time last year.  I am glad it has finally been located.

December 19, 2018

P-47N

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 12:57 pm
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Sword is re-releasing a P-47N kit.  I will need one or two of these as I want to do a couple of ANG birds.

December 18, 2018

Next Gen Bunker Buster

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:07 pm
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The USAF is upgrading its “bunker buster” bombs.  I predict we’ll test these in Afghanistan soon and I’ll be interested to see if we supply them to the Israelis as well.

December 7, 2018

B-21 progress

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 2:57 pm
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Looks like the B-21 program is progressing.  Will be interested to see how this develops and if they can keep the cost down.

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.

The Future of stealth

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 6:06 am
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An interesting discussion of the future of stealth technology.

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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