May 2010

Russian Aircraft Museum (Horrible Music- Turn Sound Down)

May 25, 2010

Related Posts:Sukhoi-47 Berkut, Forward Swept WingsStalingradGreat Article In The Wall Street Journal Asks The Big Questions About Flying.The Corkscrew Tank.The Bell P-59 Airacomet. It Saw Little Action But Taught Us Volumes.

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This Is So Freaky

May 25, 2010

Imagine soldiers emerging from a treeline, wearing these cloaks created at the University of Tokyo. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Civil War Bugle

May 25, 2010

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Mars Phoenix Lander Officially Kaput

May 24, 2010

“PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander has ended operations after repeated attempts to contact the spacecraft were unsuccessful. A new image transmitted by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows signs of severe ice damage to the lander’s solar panels. “The Phoenix spacecraft succeeded in its investigations and exceeded its planned lifetime,” said Fuk Li, manager […]

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8th New York Infantry Band

May 24, 2010

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Nazi Action Figure Yours For Only $74.00

May 24, 2010

Didn’t even know you could get one of these for $74 from MH blogrolled here. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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114th Pennsylvania Infantry Band 1864

May 23, 2010

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Another Large Scale Attack On Major US Air Base.

May 23, 2010

“KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN — Insurgents launched a brazen ground and rocket attack late Saturday against NATO’s largest military base in southern Afghanistan, wounding several coalition troops, military officials said. About four rockets crashed down about 8 p.m. on Kandahar Airfield, one of them exploding near a popular coffee shop and causing several casualties, officials said. […]

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107th US Colored Infantry Band

May 23, 2010

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Obama At West Point

May 22, 2010

West Point Graduates Today President Obama Congratulates West Point Graduate. Source: DailyKos Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Mexican Lake Pirates

May 22, 2010

ZAPATA, TEXAS — It sounds like something out of yesteryear: Pirates attacking boats and sailors, robbing them of their treasures. But it’s not on the high seas, but in deep South Texas. With machine guns in hand, Mexico’s deadliest cartel is patrolling the waters of a Texas border lake. These pirates already have hit several […]

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Dutch F-16s Get Final Upgrade

May 22, 2010

“LONDON — The Netherlands is looking to upgrade the software on at least 75 of its F-16s to cure some existing shortfalls and boost safety. The software upgrade to the M6.5 standard also is being made with an eye to keeping the fighter viable until the end of the decade, when the F-16 is expected […]

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Walter “Bud” Mahurin, Fighter Ace Dies.

May 22, 2010

“NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Walker “Bud” Mahurin, a fighter pilot who shot down two dozen planes in two wars and was regarded as one of America’s top aces ever, has died, his wife said. He was 91. Joan Mahurin said Bud Mahurin died of natural causes at his home in Newport Beach on Tuesday. She […]

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Sud-Est S.E.2410 Grognard

May 21, 2010

This was a French competitor in the contract for a single seat tactical fighter/bomber. The first flight was April 30, 1950. A single copy was built but the current program was abandoned in 1952, losing out to the Vautour. So far the only other plane I have ever seen that had the intake duct on […]

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Westland Pterodactyls

May 21, 2010

One of the strangest looking planes ever built, but made to be a fighter and observation aircraft in England in 1928. There were many prototypes with pusher propellers and puller propellers but the plane itself was highly unstable. Source: X-Planes And Prototypes, Jim Winchester. Barnes and Noble Books 2000. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Williams WASP

May 21, 2010

“The WASP II (Williams Aerial Systems Platform) turbofan powered individual lift device was developed under a contract with the US Army Tank Automotive Command of Fort Benning, Gerogia. During 1982 it was flown and tested successfully by some Army personnel, none of whom had previous flight experience. At first very interested, the US Army did […]

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Northrup X-4 Bantam 1948

May 21, 2010

Designed to test the edges of the supersonic flight envelope, the Northrup X-4 Bantam was flown by famous test pilot Chuck Yaeger. What this proved was that super sonic aircraft performed better with rear horizontal stabilizers. This was the first X-plane built with an ejection seat. It achieved .94 Mach. Related Posts:The de Havilland DH […]

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Mil V-12 Homer

May 20, 2010

This was Mil’s attempt to create a rotary heavy lift aircraft that could lift the Buran or an equivalent load to the Antonov 22 Transport. The seven prototypes were stars at international airshows and they set heavy lift records, many that stand to this day. They were abandoned to the Mil-26 Halo. One prototype lifted […]

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Consolidated Vultee XP-81

May 20, 2010

Built in 1945 and first fitted with a piston engine, this was an attempt to create a long range fighter escort plane for B-29s. Later the P-51 engine was replaced with a turboprop. It flew well but never reached the power levels or speed the prototype needed for advancement. The capture of rings of islands […]

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Lockheed XH-51 A

May 20, 2010

The last helicopter Lockheed ever built, this combination gas turbine jet and helicopter was a joint Army Navy program. It had rigid rotors and a outboard engines on stub wings and could withstand 3g turns. amazing for it’s day and its type. Source: Wiki Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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