July 2009

The Largest German Battleship Ever Built Was Brought Down By A Lowly Biplane

July 9, 2009

The Fairey Swordfish, A 20 Year Old 1930s Era Plane Was The Undoing of the Bismark

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An Encounter With Omar Bradley

July 7, 2009

Forrest Preece Is An Austin Icon. He writes a column for a small West Austin newspaper  and is a dear friend of my wife and I. At a steakhouse, he met an old friend who passed along this story about a rather tense encounter with the lauded commander. Westside Stories by Forrest Preece Greg Davey […]

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Antietam. The Bloodiest Day In American Combat History.

July 6, 2009

September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, It was the bloodiest single-day battle in all of American history, on US soil or off with about 23,000 casualties. The overall strategy looked like this. Jefferson Davis and Robert E Lee were conducting defensive warfare, hoping to bait the North into invading the South. They thought a northern […]

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First Images From The LRO

July 5, 2009

From NASA “The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is the first mission in NASA’s Vision for Space Exploration, a plan to return to the moon and then to travel to Mars and beyond. The LRO objectives are to finding safe landing sites, locate potential resources, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new technology. The spacecraft will […]

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MV-22 At Mountain Warfare Training Center

July 5, 2009

Marine Mountaintop
by Sean Meade
A MV-22 Osprey makes one of many landings at the Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., June 25, 2009. The Osprey crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 based out of Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael Nerl

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Happy 4th of July

July 4, 2009

When we started this blog just over a month ago, we decided that it would be decidedly apolitical. There’s a reason for that. When we worked as the creative directors on the United States Air Force, we met a million Airmen. The vast majority of them swore an oath to the flag, which meant that […]

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The Battle of Cowpens.

July 3, 2009

In honor of the 4th of July, here is my favorite story and battle of the Revolutionary War. George Washington had few actual wins notched in his belt and many more disastrous encounters with blooded and expert British troops. That said, the Colonial Army would not stop fighting, no matter how many of them were […]

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Nano-UAV With Birdlike Flight Control Surfaces

July 2, 2009

Is this how Terminator started? Related Posts:The Frightening War Machines That Are On Their WayBoeing’s Phantom Ray UAV Technology Test Bed.Dolce Gabbana Purses Aren’t The Only Things The Chinese Knock OffAir Borne Nano RobotsInsurgents Hack U.S. Drones Using $26 Software Key

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Czech Army Recruitment Ad

July 1, 2009

I saw an L-159 Advanced Light Combat Aircraft, made by Czech company Aero Vodochody (Now Corrected), a JAS Grippen ( made by the Swedes) and what looked like Hind D Russian attack helicopter. The assault rifle in the early scenes looks like an AK-47 but it is the Vz 58 7.62mm assault rifles. Small country. […]

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British Military Spot.

July 1, 2009

Related Posts:British Army Ad.Czech Army Recruitment AdFootprintsMilitary AdvertisingUnusual Foreign And Domestic World War II Recruitment And Propaganda Posters.

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