July 2010

Post image for The Dornier Do X, The Largest Boat Plane Carrying Airline Passengers. Must Have Been So Cool.

This brute must have been sooo cool inside. Flying in the Art Nouveau 30s from berlin to New York, this leviathan plane as powered by 12 Jupiter Bistol Engines. Great photos. Apparently a few crashes and bad finances grounded the plane. Flew from 1930 to roughly 1935. Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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English Medieval Swords

by Daniel Russ on July 31, 2010

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The Idiot’s Guide To Pirates

July 30, 2010

  I just found this website where you can download a manual that they call the best Management Practises against Pirates. Find it here, and here’s an excerpt as well: http://www.mschoa.org/bmp3/Pages/BestManagementPractises.aspx     4.1 Commonly, two or more small high speed (up to 25 knots) open boats or ‘skiffs’ are used in attacks, often approaching […]

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The USS Yorktown In Its Watery Grave

July 30, 2010

The USS Yorktown lies on the ocean floor in the South Pacific under 7200 feet of water. This old battle ax had ironically launched Dauntless Dive Bombers that sank a Japanese super carrier, the Hiryu, just before it was critically damaged by Japanese naval bombers.  She listed to port and couldn’t launch any more aircraft […]

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Bannockburn, June 24th, 1314

July 29, 2010

Robert The Bruce led his Scottish people primarily in actions to wrest control of their own fate and that meant out from under heavy handed English rule. His main target was a fortress built over the Fourth River and acting as a blockade as it were of the most natural land bridge from Scotland into […]

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Dirigible Day

July 28, 2010

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Tank Ballet. Words Fail.

July 28, 2010

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Gurkha Soldier Disciplined For Beheading Dead Taliban

July 27, 2010

July 21, 2010: In Afghanistan, a British Gurkha is facing court martial for beheading a dead Taliban gunman. The trouble began when the accused Gurkha’s unit had been sent in pursuit of a group of Taliban believed to contain a local Taliban leader. When the Gurkhas caught up with the Taliban, a gun battle broke […]

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Somewhat Disturbing Idea

July 27, 2010

WASHINGTON — Can diplomats field their own army? The State Department is laying plans to do precisely that in Iraq, in an unprecedented experiment that U.S. officials and some nervous lawmakers say could be risky. In little more than a year, State Department contractors in Iraq could be driving armored vehicles, flying aircraft, operating surveillance […]

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When The Country Fell Apart During The American Civil War, So Did West Point

July 26, 2010

When the country fell apart, West Point was not immune to the bitterness and divisive political atmosphere. Most of the commanders on both sides of the war were West Pointers. McClellan, class of 1846, Robert E. Lee class of 1829, Ulysses S. Grant, class of 1843, Stonewall Jackson, class of 1846, Willian Tecumseh Sherman, class […]

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North Korea Promising ‘Physical Response’ To US/ S. Korea Joint War Games

July 26, 2010

Source: BBC Related Posts:Forget Iraq. We Should Have Gone After North Korea.Nouriel Roubini On North Korea.Did North Korea Torpedo A South Korean Military Vessel With A Midget Submarine?

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Two US Soldiers Kidnapped By Taliban

July 26, 2010

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two U.S. Navy service members disappeared in a dangerous area of eastern Afghanistan, prompting a massive air and ground search and appeals on local radio stations for their safe return, NATO and Afghan officials said Saturday. The New York Times reports that, according to local residents and officials, the two soldiers have […]

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The Panic, The Tension Of A SAM Attack On F-16s

July 25, 2010

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Confidence In Afghanistan Mission Reflects Reality, Defies Spin.

July 25, 2010

For two months, Democrats in Congress have been holding up billions of dollars in additional financing for the war, longer than they ever delayed similar requests from President George W. Bush. Most Republican leaders have largely backed a continued commitment, but the White House was surprised the other day when one of Mr. Obama’s mentors […]

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Cool Chinese Halberd Form

July 24, 2010

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Iranians May Have Refurbished 60 F-14s We Left Behind In Iran

July 24, 2010

During the early 60s and 70s, the CIA helped to establish a puppet government over Iran ( the US meddling in the foreign affairs of a Mid Eastern country over oil???????SHOCKERS!!!!) in the name of this guy called the Shah Reza Pahlavi. Well, He looks about as Persian as I do. He dressed like a […]

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Seen At Farnborough Air Show: Pakistani Chinese Built JF-17 Thunder Aircraft

July 23, 2010

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Military Anecdote Day

July 23, 2010

One of the strangest tales from the American West is that of Cynthia Ann Parker and her son. Quahadi Comanches retaliated against the white settlers by raiding their outposts, and often this involved rather brutal behavior like rape and torture. Cynthia Ann Parker was only nine in 1836 when Quahadis captured her from Grosebeck Texas […]

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Gallipoli. The Cost Of Bad Planning.

July 22, 2010

  The Dardanelles Fleet The now much denigrated Mel Gibson starred in a movie about this campaign, not surprisingly called Gallipoli. The movie is great and it is also a good portrayal of the cost paid by young soldiers for making war that is poorly led, poorly planned, begun with poor intelligence and untried methods.  […]

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Top Secret America

July 21, 2010

Today’s Washington Post once again demonstrates the importance of separating your opinions about a new organization’s reporting and its editorial page. While Wapo’s editorial page is now officially batshit crazy, two reporters, one of them Dana Priest have started an initiative called Top Secret America wherein they are trying to get their heads around the […]

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