The Fusen Bakudan. Japanese Fire Balloons.

by Daniel Russ on November 17, 2017

The Mitchell Monument   The Fusen Bakuden, or Fire Balloon was a brilliantly conceived weapon developed by Japanese war makers. The idea was to create a weapon that would float in the jet stream from the Imperial Japanese Empire and it would drop an incendiary on US Western Forests. The 30 meter wide balloon would […]

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Vietnam – Ken Burns Review 3

by Daniel Russ on November 12, 2017

  The Tet offensive was the undisputed turning noting of the war in Vietnam. In the face of bravado on party supporters and military leaders the story disaster unfolded to the American public like a slow moving disaster. Faithless and dilatory reporting only made matters worse for the public. It felt as if a teenager […]

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Ken Burns Vietnam Review 2

November 5, 2017
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    One of the great features of the Ken Burns Vietnam series are interviews with victorious Vietnamese military leaders. In one episode, a Vietnamese commander was talking about the Strategic Hamlet plan which forcibly relocated millions of Vietnamese rural peasants from their homes into guarded military garrisons. Outside the hamlets, the unfortunate occupants watched […]

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Ken Burns Vietnam. Review 1.

November 5, 2017
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  Madame Nhu   Ken Burns has produced one of the best narratives of the Vietnam War that the last two American generations have no recollection. I lived through it and I worked on military marketing accounts in the aftermath of the war. In typical fashion, as applies to the previous work of Ken Burns […]

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The German Black Market

October 31, 2017

    The onset of world war, and a bitterly cold winter visited upon Northern Europe forced the German government to cut rations to civilians sharply in 1942, and thus began grueling civilian rituals of standing in line for rations every single day for hours, sometimes in the early AM. Neighbors and grocers formed odd […]

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The XF-85, Wobbly Goblin Parasite Aircraft. Great YouTube Footage.

October 26, 2017
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The Day A Sukhoi 15 Shot Down A Boeing Passenger Flight.

October 21, 2017
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Flight 902 on the ice in a lake in Finland   Sukhoi 15 Flagon D   SU- 15     SU- 15     R-60 Infrared Missile   It’s the 20th of April, 1978 and The flight crew, Captain Kim Chang Kyu Lee, co-pilot Chyn Xing, and Navigator Lee Kun-shik are all flying a Boeing […]

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The Cannibals Of Leningrad

October 17, 2017
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  A steel ring was tightening around Leningrad beginning in September 1941 and it continued horribly, painfully until January 1944. Fedor Von Bock , the overall commander of Army Group North directed Field Marshall Wilhelm Von Leeb to lead Army Group North first to encircle the town tucked in at the Eastern end of the […]

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The Frantic Pace of Cold War Tank Development.

October 13, 2017
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  Tank technology was not abandoned after the Second World War. It was accelerated and often that meant that existing systems were simply up armored and sent into battle. Tank rounds that were lethal in the 1940s were not up to snuff in the 1960s. Tank round in the 1960 were defeated by armor in […]

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More Combat Aircraft News From Pinterest

October 9, 2017
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  I guess I am surprised I had not heard of this project. The Focke Wulfe 1000X1000X1000 or the FW 239, was a twin engine jet powered bomber planned but not developed. . More free reference material on the Hortens Flying Wing     Save Save Related Posts:Did Hitler Have A Stealth Fighter?

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Still Amazed At All The Reference Material Available on Pinterest

October 5, 2017
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A great map that describes Asia Minor in the Fifth Century and the reach of the Huns   Again, a terrific map that helps dimensionalize the history of the Bible   Distribution of Ancient Greek Dialects Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Aircraft Fighter Size Comparison From Pinterest

October 1, 2017

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China’s Quantum Network

September 27, 2017
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  Tim Byrnes out of New York University’s Shanghai’s campus notes: “China has achieved staggering things with quantum research… It’s amazing how quickly China has gotten on with quantum research projects that would be too expensive to do elsewhere… quantum communication has been taken up by the commercial sector much more in China compared to […]

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40 Years Later, Voyager I And Voyager II Are Still Working.

September 23, 2017
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  Voyager II launched before Voyager I, leaving the launch pad in August of 1977. Voyager I launched in September of 1977 on a mission to explore the outer planets with its twin. Both are in different trajectories and both with slightly different missions.   After 20 years, both probes are well into Interstellar space […]

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Germany In Denmark Was All Business.

September 19, 2017
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Wehrmacht patrolling occupied Denmark WWII     When the Second World War began US soldiers were deployed all over European theaters of operation. Not the least of these was England. While sinewy, young American males were now sauntering about British pubs, English males were deployed all over the world occupying the empire that the sun […]

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What A Ride This Has Been

September 15, 2017
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  It was launched in 1997 it has been flying and working at about 17 000 miles per hour ever since.   All its systems are operational.   It has traversed 10 billion miles, using gravity momentum slings for all these years. It looked at Jupiter, and discovered 7 new moons there. It launched the […]

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Great Battle Maps

September 11, 2017
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.     The things that distinguish a great battle are either clarity, beauty, or historical documentary importance.  One of the sacraments of the Internet is the access to things like beautifully curated maps of famous battles, and I picked up a few of them to share from Google and Bing and from my collections. […]

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The Indefatigable Cessna 172

September 7, 2017
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      It is a trope in firearm lore to panegyrize the AK, though it has yet to fade. There is a story often told about the Kalashnikov Assault Rifle, or the AK-47 that is a tale of all things well made. You can bury it in the sand for 5 years, dig it […]

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Rhodesian Light Infantry

September 3, 2017
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  As empires began to delaminate after World War II, Africa fell into a long series of colonial expulsions. Here, indigenous people from around the continent began bucking European invaders and demanding governance under their own purview. In 1965, Rhodesia declared its independence and knew that the new national government needed an army. The Rhodesian […]

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It’s A Good Thing That The Sun Sets On The British Empire.

August 30, 2017
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  The ascent into Empire for Britain was quite ruthless, racist and bloody. One need only look at the 116,000 Boers held in concentration camps, and the 100,000 Africans held. In 1943, 3,000,000 Biafrans died of starvation because Britain made sure more rations went to their own war efforts. In 1922, at the end of […]

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