The Origins Of Hitler’s Folly.

by Daniel Russ on October 17, 2018

Wehrmach Soldiers Examine A Destroyed T-34. Treaty of Brest-Litovsk gave the Germans purview over Poland, Belorussia, the Ukraine and the Baltic. It was the result of the end of World War I and it was a cornerstone of Hitler’s belief that there stood a Jewish Bolshevik conspiracy.  So his trajectory through Russia, he hoped, would […]

Share

{ 0 comments }

The Convair XC 99

by Daniel Russ on October 13, 2018

  This is the only XC 99 plane ever built. Convair wanted to tuin the B 36 Peacemaker into a massive cargo plane. This piston engine propeller driven craft first flew on November 24th 1949. It was cancelled because so many new plane were on the way with better fuel efficiency and greater payloads   […]

Share

{ 0 comments }

EFW N-20 “Arbalete” – Switzerland Tries To Build Its Own Fighter

October 8, 2018

  The EFW N-20 “Arbalete” (“Crossbow”) was part of a long campaign to provide Switzerland with and indigenous jet fighter bomber. At the end of the day a wooden glider was the test aircraft until a prototype could be built. The idea was to put everything important on a central triangular configuration amid ship, and […]

Share
Read the full article →

Help Me Identify This

October 3, 2018
Thumbnail image for Help Me Identify This

    It is the Fouga CM.88 Gemeaux   From Wikipedia   To meet a requirement to use as an engined testbed for Turbomeca turbojets, Fouga combined two CM.8 fuselages. It used the port and starboard outerwings with a new wing centre section to join the two fuselages. The V-tails fitted to each fuselage were […]

Share
Read the full article →

The Invasion Of Russia Was In Hitler’s Plans From The Start

September 28, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Invasion Of Russia Was In Hitler’s Plans From The Start

  For a man who prided himself on his historical knowledge, Hitler learned little from the past, quipped Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War, a scholarly look at World War II.   Historians question everything, and they pride themselves for popping balloons and shattering myths. Among the most discussed topics is why Hitler […]

Share
Read the full article →

Can You Identify This Plane?

September 23, 2018
Thumbnail image for Can You Identify This Plane?

Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

Share
Read the full article →

Grant And His Demons

September 19, 2018
Thumbnail image for Grant And His Demons

  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- […]

Share
Read the full article →

Hmmm. The XCG-16.

September 14, 2018
Thumbnail image for Hmmm. The XCG-16.

Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

Share
Read the full article →

Germans In Russia.

September 9, 2018
Thumbnail image for Germans In Russia.

  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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

The AT-10 Wichita Trainer

September 4, 2018
Thumbnail image for The AT-10 Wichita Trainer

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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

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

September 1, 2018
Thumbnail image for A Letter About The Gettysburg Address Written In Response To a Post On My Google + CMIG Page.

    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. […]

Share
Read the full article →

A 90 Orlyonok

August 25, 2018
Thumbnail image for A 90 Orlyonok

  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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

The Junkers 287

August 20, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Junkers 287

    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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

The Maps Of Ernest Dudley Chase

August 7, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Maps Of Ernest Dudley Chase

  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

Share
Read the full article →

Letter to Wife, WWII

August 3, 2018
Thumbnail image for Letter to Wife, WWII

  Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

Share
Read the full article →

Mary Ellis, Last WWII Female Spitfire Pilot Dies.

July 29, 2018
Thumbnail image for Mary Ellis, Last WWII Female Spitfire Pilot Dies.

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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

The Northrop X-21

July 24, 2018
Thumbnail image for The Northrop X-21

          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 […]

Share
Read the full article →

Political Cartoons From The Left

July 20, 2018
Thumbnail image for Political Cartoons From The Left

Related Posts:Military Anecdote Of The Day

Share
Read the full article →