May 2010

Picking up the story from yesterday. This is narrative from a man named Captain John Harvey, a 25 year old B-29 pilot who flew bombing missions over the Japanese islands and recounts his one day flight to tour the damage wrought upon Japan in the last days of the war. As I explained previously, I […]

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A Thoughtful Memorial Day To You.

by Daniel Russ on May 31, 2010

Old Glory Of course, this is all about war. There are times when I simply cannot easily integrate my fascination with war and my revulsion to it. After all, the worst things that can possibly happen seem to all happen in wars: the good die, the worst live, all manner of death and suffering at […]

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Sukhoi 33 Launches Off Of Admiral Kuznetsov

May 30, 2010

Source: X-planes, blogrolled here Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The First US Officer To View The Devastation Of The Atomic Bomb.

May 30, 2010

A friend of mine works at a place downtown where I hang out and work on my computer. I told her about my blog and she told me her father was an Air Force pilot and he was the first man to fly bomb damage assessment over destroyed Japanese cities. Here in two parts are […]

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This Is Funny

May 29, 2010

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Top Ten Airlines In World Include No American Carriers

May 28, 2010

Malaysian Air 10 Thai Airways 9 Emirates 8 Qantas 7 Etihad 6 Air New Zealand 5 Cathay Pacific 4 Qatar Airways 3 Singapore 2 Asiana Airlines1 Source: Traveller Related Posts:US Airlines Don’t Rate Very Well. Too Bad Richard Branson Is A Brit.

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Whistleblowers

May 28, 2010

“I’ve chronicled the disturbing trend of prosecuting whistleblowers, including the recent indictment of Thomas A. Drake for allegedly “leaking” to the Baltimore Sun information about the NSA’s waste of billions of dollars and rejection of a surveillance program that would protect Americans’ privacy, the sentencing of 20 months in prison of Shamai Leibowitz after his […]

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Beriev 10

May 28, 2010

“The Beriev Be-10, (NATO reporting name: Mallow) was built by the Soviet Beriev Aircraft Company in 1961. It was a jet-engined flying-boat patrol bomber of all-metal construction with the engines located beneath the wing roots and with splayed-out tailpipes. The deeply streamlined hull was fitted with a small, single-step sea rudder under the air rudder. […]

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Southern Fukien White Crane

May 27, 2010

Perhaps not the best music, but the film is really great. It looks like real B&W film of real White Crane Masters practicing their long long katas. They also have a sort of Chi Sao of their own, the White Crane folks and those scenes are in here. Related Posts:Fukien White Crane

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Obama’s Afghan Dilemma

May 27, 2010

Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top allied military commander in Afghanistan, sat gazing at maps of Marjah as a Marine battalion commander asked him for more time to oust Taliban fighters from a longtime stronghold in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province. “You’ve got to be patient,” Lt. Col. Brian Christmas told McChrystal. “We’ve only been here […]

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Molniya 400

May 27, 2010

“The next in dimensions aircraft of the conceived family is the MOLNIYA-400 wide fuselage triplane. This two engine aircraft is intended for transportation up to 30 tons of cargo in containers or on pallets or self-propelled machinery. In an overload variant its carrying capacity can reach 50 tons. There is a cargo-passengers modification of the […]

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Wild, Off The Cuff Predictions For Future Conflicts.

May 27, 2010

Predictions For The Coming World. At the end of World War II there were around 100 countries. Today there are around 200 countries depending on whom you ask. The trend is overwhelming in its magnitude. The freedoms we all fought so hard for during the Second World War have apparently fed a thirst for independence […]

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Great Photos Of The Ekranoplan

May 27, 2010

This thing had a crew of 15, 6 officers and 9 enlisted men. It was 242 feet long, had a wingspan of 214 feet, maximum speed of 350 mph, and had two 23mm cannons in the tail and six SS-N-22 Sunburn anti ship missile launchers. Source: This Odd Russian Photographer’s Site, Still Searching For URL […]

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Cool Ekranoplan Video

May 26, 2010

From Wikipedia The Lun-class ekranoplan Ground effect vehicle (“harrier”; NATO reporting name Duck) was an unusual aircraft designed by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeev and used by the Soviet & Russian navies from 1987 to sometime in the late ’90s. Ground effect aircraft use the extra lift of their large wings when in proximity to the surface […]

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The Last Air Worthy DeHavilland Vampire

May 26, 2010

Extremely cool jet Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Drum Major Charles William Randolph Maximillian Von Pohle.

May 26, 2010

Drum Major Charles William Randolh Maximillian von Pohle, a German immigrant, led a drum corp. Source: MHQ Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Horrible Lebanese Military Video ( Thank God There Is No Sound)

May 25, 2010

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NYIMI KOK MABIINTSH III King of Kuba (Congo)

May 25, 2010

Trying to identify the sword. Probably an affect from European Colonialism. Might also be a Flyssa, from Tunisia, Arab armament inspired. Source: African Kings Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Not Good

May 25, 2010

“South Korean government officials working at a joint industrial park in the northern border town of Kaesong, the official Korean Central News Agency said in a dispatch monitored in Seoul late Tuesday. Tensions were rising on the divided Korean peninsula in the wake of an investigation report blaming North Korea for a torpedo attack that […]

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Japanese War Art

May 25, 2010

Ichikawa Danjuro VII as Urashima Taro, seated with his fishing rod and the black box behind him that contains his old age. Urashima Taro saved a giant tortoise and was rewarded by a visit to the Dragon King’s palace beneath the sea by the Dragon’s daughter Otohime. Published for the Taiko-gawa poetry group ( red […]

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