Can You Identify This Plane?

by Daniel Russ on September 23, 2018

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Grant And His Demons

by Daniel Russ on September 19, 2018

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  As a citizen, Grant failed at perhaps every single endeavor. He failed as a leather worker, as a salesman, and he fell prey to the vagaries of alcoholism. Unkempt and unimpressive in civilian clothing, we often dismissed as a man of the streets. Yet, given command and responsibilities, he was a bit like Churchill- […]

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Hmmm. The XCG-16.

September 14, 2018
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Germans In Russia.

September 9, 2018
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  The Wehrmacht was so successful at Operation Barbarossa, that the Red Army, large as it was, was beaten back mercilessly. For the first six months tooked absolutely out of their element under the relentless pressure of the German armored advance.  Russians were so overcome by the force of the strikes, their lines dissolved and […]

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The AT-10 Wichita Trainer

September 4, 2018
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Beechcraft received a request for proposal for a flight trainer in 1940 from the United States Army Air Corps. It was called Model 25 and the The Wichita. It was a twin-engine plane designed to teach pilots how to fly multi engine planes. The prototype Model 25 gave way to the upgrade Model 26 and […]

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A Letter About The Gettysburg Address Written In Response To a Post On My Google + CMIG Page.

September 1, 2018
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    by Lewis Yingling Thank you for this post. With the 155th anniversary of the Gettysburg campaign going on, the battle’s anniversary coming up in less than a month and the 155th anniversary of the speech coming in November, It is well that we remember this amazing speech and the man who wrote it. […]

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A 90 Orlyonok

August 25, 2018
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  The Orlyonok was one of the truly unusual aviation technology configurations. It was menat tio be a heavy transport over the Caspian Sea or some such calm water estuary. Unlike the other Ekranoplan aircraft this one was amphibious and so could land on its wheel or its water skis. It cruised at 250 mph […]

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The Junkers 287

August 20, 2018
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    If you can forgive the horrible music,  the imagery of this advanced aircraft design is hard to beat. The Junkers Ju 287 amazing late-war, jet-powered designs for the German nation – now fighting aall over the world. The idea here was to emphasize heavy bombing as a way to hold off the tide […]

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Ivan Bratukhin’s Omega II

August 15, 2018

In the age of early Soviet power, 1930, Ivan Bratukhin graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical Institute, and joined the Moscow Aviation Institute where he eventually taught. In 1932 at the Central Aerodynamics Institute he began creating some of the fist vertical flight rotor propelled aircraft. He pioneered aviation chapters like transverse rotor configurations, and […]

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The Nazi King

August 11, 2018

  Edward VIII was one of the largest embarrassments of British Royalty in all of history. He was, like so many in the Trump administration, an admirer of Nazis. This was at a difficult time for England as Germany had not only exercised what amounted to an unannounced replevin of the Sudetenland, he had threatened […]

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The Maps Of Ernest Dudley Chase

August 7, 2018
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  Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966) was a greeting card illustrator that was success at creating oversized maps of massive areas and projects. They are wonderful and were used by the War Department. Entrepreneur, patriot and an ad guy.         Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Letter to Wife, WWII

August 3, 2018
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Mary Ellis, Last WWII Female Spitfire Pilot Dies.

July 29, 2018
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Mary Ellis was a wisp of a woman, about 5 feet tall, and looked “smashing” as one colleague described her in a flight suit. She was part of anew squadron created to help move combat aircraft from the factories to the airfields deployed all over the European continent. So she would for example, fly a […]

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The Northrop X-21

July 24, 2018
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          Wikipedia: ” The Northrop X-21A was an experimental aircraft designed to test wings with laminar flow control. It was based on the Douglas WB-66D airframe, with the wing-mounted engines moved to the rear fuselage and making space for air compressors. The aircraft first flew on 18 April 1963 with NASA test pilot Jack Wells at the controls.[1] Although useful testing […]

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Political Cartoons From The Left

July 20, 2018
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The Avro 729 Interceptor

July 15, 2018
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    The Avro 729 was a Canadian and British attempt to create a Cold War high altitude high speed jet bomber and interceptor. It was supposed to use a rocket engine for quick take offs and then handover acceleration. It was the odd mix of jet and rocket technology that placed extremely combustible explosives […]

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The Odd Beauty of Military Boneyards

July 10, 2018

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The Short SB 4 Sherpa

July 6, 2018
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Aviation engineers were beginning to work on ways of reducing the drag on swept wing aircraft configurations.  One radical wing configuration was born to maintain a constant angle of incidence. The Sherpa, had a single wing and no rear horizontal stabilizers. The wing had  rotating tips on wingtip elevator/airlerons. The hope was to create wing […]

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The Short Brothers SC 1 VTOL Test Bed

July 2, 2018
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      One has to recognize how robust British military aviation engineering has been through the history of aviation and in particular through the cold war. The Short Brothers built a perfect prototype Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft. The SC1 was powered by five engines. Four Rolls Royce RB 108 turbojets to control […]

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Korea Is Not Just The Forgotten War. It Is The Odd War.

June 28, 2018
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Marines at Yudam-Ni Douglas McArthur fell into a trap engineered by Mao Tse Tung and his combat planners. The Korean War began on the 25th of June 1950 and ended on July 27th 1953. It was a bloody back and forth struggle between local, poor and mostly uneducated masses and the United Nations combined force […]

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