Developing The XF-108 Rapier

by Daniel Russ on June 18, 2018

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A-5 Vigilante     XF-108 Concept   XF-103   To the Cold War aviation engineers, speed was everything. So it is not surprising that as early as 1949 the USAF was issuing contracts to prototype Mach 3 interceptors. In fact the XF-103 was also known as the 1954 Interceptor, an all-weather radar equipped weapons platform […]

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    The A-10 is exceptionally tough, designed to withstand armor piercing and or high explosive shells from small arms to 23  AP and explosive projectiles up to 23 mm. It has redundant hydraulic controls, and mechanical flight capability if flight by hydraulics is not possible.  It can fly on one engine, with half of one […]

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Orde Wingate

June 8, 2018

  Nothing paints a struggle quite like taking a moment to. Look at casualty and lost lists. There was never a more brutal fight between two nations like there was between Japan and the United States. The environments were fetid, swampy, inundated with natural predators and configured to hide indigenous defenders. The slug fest here […]

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D-Day Invasion Maps

June 6, 2018
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The Slug Fest That Began At Pearl Harbor.

June 3, 2018

  Nothing paints a struggle quite like taking a moment to look at casualty and lost lists. There was never a more brutal fight between two nations like there was between Japan and the United States. The environments were fetid, swampy, inundated with natural predators and configured to hide indigenous defenders. Both soldiers were filled […]

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The Dunne D.8, (Or The AH-10)

May 30, 2018
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              This tailless swept-wing aircraft designed by John William Dunne from 1908 and produced since 1912 in the USA under license by Burgess was way ahead of its time. It could be one of the world’s first flying wings. J.W. Dunne’s first swept wing tailless biplane weas the Dunne […]

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The DH-20 Foldable Medevac Helicopter

May 24, 2018
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    Douglas Aircraft engineer Bruce Del Mar, conceived and constructed the DH-20 actually an adaption of an earlier prototype and it was called the DH-2Whirlymite. The DH-20 was intended as a Medvac tool capable of transporting a pilot and two passengers, or a pilot and one patient in a litter. The DH-20 had twin […]

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The DFS 193

May 20, 2018
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  The DFS 193 was designed to be a two-seat tailless airplane, with a high wing monoplane that allowed the pilot to see unnocluded. Therefore this was designed as an observation plane.  designed to explore the military potential of this layout. It was powered with a 240 hp engine This plane was cool, like all of […]

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Riout 102T Alérion Ornithopter

May 15, 2018
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  French engineer René Louis Riout built ornithopters, or aircraft that mimicked flapping wings to achieve flight. This was his first ornithopter, the DuBois Riot  and it was constructed in 1913. Spoiler alert: Its development was delayed because World War I broke out. It never achieved sustained flight, and it crashed. After the war, Riout […]

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The Piaggio P.D.4

May 9, 2018

  A prototype helicopter was undergoing flight trials by the Piaggio company. It was called the P.D.4, a new helicopter design that featured a tandem-rotor design. The power plant as an eight-cylinder engine at the rear The four seat P.D.4 was equipped with 450hp Alpha Romeo engine in the only prototype. This was remvoed and […]

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Make No Mistake, When The Enemies Were Upon Them Napoleon’s Forces Ran Like The Rest.

May 5, 2018

  At Waterloo, Napoleon was ill. He had gout, dysuria, and hemorrhoids. His back hurt atop the horse, but he needed to be seen by commanders and he needed to be vertically high enough to see the battlefield unfolding before him. When this most famous battlefield was over, he evacuated as another almost anonymous soldier […]

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Hitler’s Table Talks Reveal Why He Insisted On Invading Russia.

May 1, 2018
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          Several people around Hitler most notably Martin Bormann, convinced him to let them record his ramblings for posterity. These recordings were called Hitler’s Table Talk. They are absolutely fascinating.   I became Chancellor of the Reich at 43 and I’m only 52 today. With age optimism gets weaker… the spring […]

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We Could Use A Little Thomas Paine Now

April 27, 2018
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    I have begun reading old texts now. The Odyssey, Genesis, Napoleon’s writings about his lordship and his campaigns. I advise you to open up Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. Here are some excerpts and brother do we ever need thinking like this today.   TO MY FELLOW-CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: I […]

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Napoleon’s Ample Self Esteem.

April 23, 2018
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  Napoleon was a workaholic. He planned warfare all day and all night when he wasn’t attending high state affairs. He woke and slept at odd hours and when he asked for an aide to show up, they had to be ready. A position as an aide to napoleon was no sinecure. In fact, it […]

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Rome’s Imperial Power Was Expressed In Its Architecture.

April 17, 2018
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    The Appian Way, Via Appia, is a wonder to the world. Itself it stretches just short of 40 miles. But it was the road that began the first official universal transportation system in antiquity.   It connected Britain to Mesopotamia, from the Danube to Gibraltar and from the Alps to northern Africa. It was […]

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Napoleon and the Mameluks

April 12, 2018
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    May 19th, 1798, 16,000 seamen, 38,000 combat troops, all packed on 13 ships of the line, 42 frigates, 160 support ships, and none of them know where the Hell they are headed. It was his fiercely charismatic personality that made this possible in the age of Napoleon.  Most people would wonder why the […]

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Native Americans Also Invaded The New World.

April 8, 2018
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  Belly Bears, Arikara Chief History is so fascinating to me because it does repeat itself. And it reveals hypocrisy, extraneous worry, and prejudice. What history really reveals is our blindness to the truth, and our predilection for bundling the events of the past into an ideological framework. Beginning in the last three quarters of […]

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The Fall And Rise of Ulysses S. Grant.

April 3, 2018
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    When South Carolina began the uprising against the United States, the fervor for war was also burning effulgent. One of the amazing insights gleaned from From Ron Chernow’s book about Ulysses Grant is that the war began as a political topic engaged by people all over the country in taverns and at work […]

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Fight Over Who Owns Krav Maga

March 30, 2018
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    Plus ça change, plus ça la meme chose.   Some of the earliest examples of brands were martial arts styles. By that I am not talking about Kung Fu, because Kung Fu is a constellation of martials arts. Kung Fu is a bit like a fractal, it all looks the same until you […]

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The E555 – “Long Range/High Speed Flying Wing Aircraft”

March 24, 2018
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            One of the criticisms leveled at the Nazi war planners is that with world domination in their mission statements, they still did not have a four engine bomber capable of real force projection across the Atlantic, into Asia and into Central and Southern Africa. That said, in 1943, the […]

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