June 2010

The Beginning Of Naval Aviation, 1903

by Daniel Russ on June 30, 2010

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McChrystal Retires.

by Daniel Russ on June 30, 2010

“WASHINGTON — Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired last week as the top U.S. general in the stalemated Afghanistan war, told the Army on Monday that he will retire. Army spokesman Col. Tom Collins said McChrystal, 55, notified the service of his plans. The general submitted formal retirement papers, but it is not clear when […]

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Bratukhin Omega G-4, First Twin Rotor Technology, Distant Cousin To V-22

June 30, 2010

“The Bratukhin Omega (also known as the 2MG) was an early Soviet helicopter, the first product of a new Soviet design bureau, OKB-3 that was created from within TsAGI specifically to develop rotary-wing aircraft. Bratukhin’s design was a side-by-side twin rotor machine, with each rotor carried on a long outrigger truss. The Omega’s rotors were […]

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Japanese World War II Diary Reveals Life Under US Naval Bombardment.

June 29, 2010

“What follows are excerpts from the diary of Probational Officer Toshihiro Oura, who was posted near the Munda Point airfield on the southwest tip of New Georgia. His journal was translated in 1943 by Dye Ogata and Frank Sanwo, nisei interpreters with the intelligence section of the U.S. Army’s 37th Infantry Division. Oura was a […]

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Space Pains

June 29, 2010

“In the political battle over the nation’s space program, the first casualties are people like Donny Smith, an engineer who received his layoff notice Monday. “I’ve been preparing, trying to find something else to move to,” said Mr. Smith, who works for Bastion Technologies, one of the companies NASA has hired to help design rockets […]

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The Vought OSU Kingfisher, The Seaplane That Sank A U-Boat

June 29, 2010

“The Vought OS2U Kingfisher was an American catapult-launched observation floatplane. It was a compact mid-wing monoplane, with a big central float and small stabilizing floats. Performance was modest, because of its light engine. The OS2U could also operate on fixed, wheeled, taildragger landing gear. The OS2U was the main shipboard observation aircraft used by the […]

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The Luxurious Consolidated Commodore Passenger Airliner, Boat Plane

June 28, 2010

“Served during the 1920’s & 30’s in the Caribbean area. The Commodore was the first passenger aircraft to have upholstered seats. Originally designed as a Naval Patrol Flying Boat. By 1944 Commodores had been adapted for navigational training & Pan Am trained hundreds of Royal Force navigators. Three were acquired by NYRBA – New York, […]

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The World’s Only Supersonic SeaPlane, The Convair Sea Dart

June 28, 2010

“The Sea Dart began as Convair‘s entry to a 1948 U.S. Navy contest for a supersonic interceptor aircraft. There was at the time much skepticism about operating supersonic aircraft from aircraft carrier decks, which explains why the U.S. Navy ordered so many subsonic fighters at that time. The worry had some foundation, since many supersonic […]

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Terrorism Fought Online

June 28, 2010

“These lost, young guys see the resistance as heroic and glorious,” Mr. Atran said. “Don’t give them the thrill of fighting the greatest army in the world.” The accused in recent plots aimed at the United States are a diverse group, including an Army psychiatrist of Palestinian ancestry spraying gunfire at Fort Hood, Tex.; a […]

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The Convair R3Y Tradewind Was More Than A Flying Boat. It Was Also A Refueler

June 27, 2010

“The year 1945 saw WWII wind down and each of the armed services try to evaluate the implements they had fought with. The Navy concluded most of their aircraft had done well. By August 1945, the United States Navy was ostensibly the most powerful and modern in the world. Their flying boats had done well […]

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Panetta Claims Al Qaeda And Taliban Weakest Since 9/11

June 27, 2010

“WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Leon Panetta said Sunday that al-Qaida is probably at its weakest since the Sept. 11 attacks because of U.S.-led strikes, with only 50 to 100 militants operating inside Afghanistan and the rest hiding along Pakistan’s mountainous western border. Panetta said the U.S. hasn’t had good intelligence on Osama bin Laden’s […]

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The Boeing 314 Clipper

June 27, 2010

“The Boeing 314 Clipper was a long-range flying boat produced by the Boeing Airplane Company between 1938 and 1941 and is comparable to the British Short S.26. One of the largest aircraft of the time, it used the massive wing of Boeing’s earlier XB-15 bomber prototype to achieve the range necessary for flights across the […]

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Iran Demurs On Aid Ship To Gaza

June 26, 2010

” Tehran, Iran (CNN) — Iran will not send a ship carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza as it had planned to do on Thursday, according to a report from the official news agency of Iran. The Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Hossein Sheikholeslam, secretary-general of the International Conference for the Support of the Palestinian Intifada, […]

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Gitmo To Remain Open A While Longer

June 26, 2010

“WASHINGTON — Stymied by political opposition and focused on competing priorities, the Obama administration has sidelined efforts to close the Guantánamo prison, making it unlikely that President Obama will fulfill his promise to close it before his term ends in 2013. When the White House acknowledged last year that it would miss Mr. Obama’s initial […]

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T-34 Recovered From Swamp

June 25, 2010

I’m surprised it didn’t start! Related Posts:A Fascinating Evaluation of the T-34 and KV-1 at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.Painted Tanks.Germany In Full Retreat.The Battle Of Kursk – Part One

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Taliban Cheer Sacking Of McChrystal

June 25, 2010

“Militant commanders followed this week’s news of Gen. McChrystal’s departure with keen interest. Mushtaq Yusufzai gets the reaction from Senior Afghan Taliban commander Sirajuddin Haqqani. The Afghan Taliban has a saying: “Americans may own the watches. But we’ve got the time.” As President Obama sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal this week, replacing him with Gen. David […]

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UVB-76, Enigmatic Russian Numbers Generating Space Station Stops Broadcasting

June 24, 2010

“The mysterious numbers station code-named UVB-76 has been broadcasting at a frequency of 4625kHz since 1982 out of Russia.  The mysterious signal broadcasts a buzzing sound every second and lasting for .8 seconds anywhere from 20 to 34 times a minute.  The broadcast is a complete mystery and every clue that has come about to […]

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Good. Lord.

June 24, 2010

Related Posts:Cold War Missile Silo Homes.Israel And NukesRumor Has It That Iran Will Announce That It Has The Bomb.Nuclear Weapons ChartAtomic Bomb Test Grable, 1953, 15 Kilotons

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The Slow Motion Presidency

June 23, 2010

The problem with Obama is that he is perfect reflection of the rest of the Congress and the corporations/lobbyists: Utterly and totally out of touch with the people in the country that elected him and that he supposedly represents. Furthermore, he deigns to even reflect the anger and frustration of people on both sides of […]

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The Brunswick K1 Shooting Chamber

June 23, 2010

In order to tes the performance of air to air machine guns, the Germans invented this chamber that would simulate the air pressure at different altitudes to get accurate readings. Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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