July 2009

Build F-136 Into Budget: House By Colin Clark Friday, July 31st, 2009 4:32 pm Posted in Air, Policy, Space Not only did the House Appropriations defense subcommittee call the administration’s bluff on funding for the F-136 engine for the Joint Strike Fighter, it told the Defense Secretary to stuff money into the regular budget in […]

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MI6 Spy Chief Exposed on Facebook

by Daniel Russ on July 30, 2009

Pictures from the social networking Web site published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper show John Sawers posing with his children, wearing a Santa hat and playing Frisbee on a beach.

The paper said the information was posted by Sawers’ wife on her Facebook page. It included vacation photos, details about the couple’s three children and the location of their London home.

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More Amazing WW2 Gun Camera Footage

July 29, 2009

  These are gun camera strips from German planes shooting down British bombers. The fellow who submitted the footage is a nutcase. But the historical significance is still there. Related Posts:Amazing Reel of WW2 Gun Camera FootageAstounding Silent Gun Camera Footage From WWIINazi Propaganda FilmDramatic WWII Gun Camera FootageRaw WWII Gun Camera Footage

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Amazing Reel of WW2 Gun Camera Footage

July 29, 2009

Related Posts:More Amazing WW2 Gun Camera FootageAstounding Silent Gun Camera Footage From WWIINazi Propaganda FilmDramatic WWII Gun Camera FootageRaw WWII Gun Camera Footage

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Intense Footage As Pilot Fights To Evade SAMs In Iraq.

July 29, 2009

Listen at the end as the pilots struggles against high G turns. Related Posts:Great HUD FootageThe US Was The Midwife Of ISIS.Please Neocons. Just Shut Up.The Surge Was An Example Of Empire Vs Rebels Replayed Time And Again.Told You So.

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Army Colonel Eats Cake From Vietnam Era Ration Can

July 28, 2009

Army Colonel Tries Old Pound Cake July 25, 2009 Associated Press Forty years later, Henry A. Moak, Jr., still loves his pound cake. The Army colonel popped open a military C-ration can of pound cake from 1969 at his retirement ceremony, and dug in. Moak got the drab olive can as a Marine helicopter pilot […]

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MIG Alley. A Story of Numbers.

July 26, 2009

“History is written by the victors.” -Winston Churchill

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The Battle of Hattin, July 3rd- 4th, 1187 AD.

July 25, 2009

The loss of the Battle of Hattin was the beginning of the end of the hold the Crusaders would have in the Holy Land. By the end of 1187, Salahudin had reduced Crusaders strong holds to only a hand full.

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President Obama Is A Black Belt At Inside Fighting.

July 24, 2009

The battles being fought in the appropriations committees are as ignored by our vaunted press corp as as are the rest of the important stories in the world. What few people are realizing is that Barack Obama just won three major knife fights in areas traditionally won by conservatives. First he convinced the Senate to […]

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First Washington-Moscow Hotline

July 22, 2009

Sources and Citations: First Washington-Moscow Hotline Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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No Combat Aircraft Has Ever Been Manufactured In Greater Numbers. The Russians Made 40,000 Polikarpov Po-2s.

July 21, 2009

Nikolai Polikarpov designed the Po-2 to replace the U-1 trainer but ended up making a plane that became a bomber, a fighter, a trainer, an observation craft The plane was also called the U-2. But it first flew in 1928 and flew in air forces around the world until 1959.  It was also used for […]

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Two Minute Super Highlight Moonwalk Video.

July 21, 2009

Related Posts:A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And PrototypesGreat Lunar Rover Prototype FootageMaking NASA’s Space Suit.The Apollo Command Module Was A Difficult Nut To Crack.

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The F-107 Ultra.

July 18, 2009

The F-107, a single seat supersonic nuclear bomber escort/fighter/interceptor, the last design of the Century series. It first flew in 1956, reaching Mach 1.3 on its maiden flight. Only three production models were made, but the first one suffered a crash landing that fortunately did not kill the test pilot.

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Max Noe. Sergeant, United States Army. POW. Hero.

July 16, 2009

Max Noe was born in Uvalde, Texas in 1916 and he was raised in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.  His family moved from Rio Hondo to Austin in 1934.  Max graduated from Austin High School and went to work for the Post Office.  He had five years experience as a postal employee when he entered […]

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Iowa Class Battleship USS Wisconson Fires 16 Inch Guns For The Last Time.

July 16, 2009

Imagine the hell on the receiving end. This was her last time firing the 16 inch guns, February 23, 1991, off the Eastern coast of Iraq. The crew fired them at Iraqi troops on Feylaka Island. Interestingly, the USS Wisconson used UAVS as spotters. When the second salvo was about to fire, the UAV operators […]

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Sukhoi-47 Berkut, Forward Swept Wings

July 16, 2009

A Russian promo film, complete with Russian narrator. Related Posts:The Ant-25 Was A Giant.The Sukhoi SuperJet 100Russian Aircraft Museum (Horrible Music- Turn Sound Down)Soviet Kalinin K-7 Heavy BomberNo Combat Aircraft Has Ever Been Manufactured In Greater Numbers. The Russians Made 40,000 Polikarpov Po-2s.

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A Reminder That It Is Always Better To Give Than To Receive.

July 15, 2009

An M198 155mm howitzer delivers a ten round volley in Naray Afghanistan, 2008. Related Posts:M109 Paladin 155mm Self-Propelled Gun Firing In IraqThe Worst Job In The World.Great Old Soviet Private Collection Of Occupation Of Afghanistan.Around Saipan The United States And The Imperial Japanese Brought The Biggest Ships And More Naval Firepower Than The World Had […]

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Sea Faring Laser To Be Tested For Small Boat Threats (Pirates, This Is Gonna Hurt)

July 15, 2009

A U.S. Navy plan to test a high-power laser against the small-boat threat to its warships provides the first real opportunity to transition electric lasers from the laboratory to the field, says Northrop Grumman, which has won a $98-million contract for the Maritime Laser Demonstration (MLD). Within 12-18 months, a prototype laser weapon system is […]

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StrategyPage

July 14, 2009

Found this new military blog called StrategyPage. It’s great. Lots of news and great discussion.  And a humor section that is a photoshop artists’ dream. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Soldier Who Hid From The Germans In a Woman’s Wardrobe For Four Years.

July 12, 2009

To avoid detection by the Germans, Trooper Patrick Fowler of the 11th Hussars hid inside a wardrobe behind enemy lines for nearly four years!

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