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January 5, 2021

Power from space

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:11 pm
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This technology has been talked about in one form or another since the 70s.  Interesting that they are finally getting around to experimenting with it.  I am still skeptical of its practicality.  (Post in memory of Mike Nofsinger)

November 2, 2020


Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 5:51 pm
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Something mysterious was spotted in the sky out west recently.  Story here.  Not sure if it is an RQ-180, but it is very interesting.

September 18, 2020

Zvezda C-130H

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:28 am
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More info on the Zvezda C-130H due to be released soon.  Looks like USANG, Polish, South Korean, British and Japanese markings.

September 15, 2020

A new US fighter?

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 3:19 pm
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It appears the US has build and flown the prototype of its next generation fighter.  Frankly, I didn’t see this happening for another 5 years or so. (h/t to Jim Bates)

September 14, 2020

Wolfpack F-5E/F

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:23 pm
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While Dream Models has recently released an F-5, I am intrigued by the forthcoming kit from Wolfpack.  It appears they will be providing more options at a much cheaper price.

August 31, 2020

Close encounter

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:48 pm
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Looks like a couple of Russian pilots got a little frisky.  Next time the USAF ought to have a couple of F-22s in trail.  Also, the camo on those Su-27s looks a little grayer than usual, but that could just be the film.

August 27, 2020


Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:52 am
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Glad to see the U-2 still getting a workout from time to time.

August 17, 2020

F-117 Aggressors

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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More on the use of F-117s as Aggressor aircraft at Red Flag.  Looks like there are more 117s flying than previously thought.

August 13, 2020

Zvezda C-130

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:48 am
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Well it looks like the first version of the C-130 we will get from Zvezda will be an H model.  We’ll have to wait and see the sprues to figure out if other versions are contemplated.

August 7, 2020

Interesting move

Filed under: General — dknights @ 8:30 am
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The USAF has contracted out its adversary training.  This is odd to me.  I am sure there is some cost savings to it, and it preserves airframe hours on your combat fleet.  However, I am just not sure it is a good idea.  Thoughts?

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