July 2011

Armstrong Whitworth AW.52

July 12, 2011

This radical flying wing was meant to become a flying wing airliner. British Aerospace Engineer David Lloyd began in 1942 a study of the airflow over laminar type surfaces. This plane never entered into production and remained a test bed until 1954, when authorities in a moment of feckless behavior, destroyed it. It was fairly […]

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Ambrosini SS.3

July 11, 2011

  Like the Kyushu J7W1 Shinden, the Amrbosini  SS.3 was a radical airline design that rolled off of a drafting board in Italy in the 1930s. It featured a forward canard and rear pusher type prop configuration. It would be the Axis forces that designed an effective flying wing but this one suffered one too […]

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The Silent War.

July 10, 2011

There is a war being fought between bombers and jammers. The bombers plant bombs and set them off. The jammers look for way to defeat the bombers. The war has been fought mostly in the battlefield of electromagnetic frequencies. It morphs quickly and fewer wars have seen quicker countermeasures. An article by Noah Schachtman in […]

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Handley Page HP.115

July 9, 2011

Other than the A-10, or the F-107 Ultra, I believe this is the only other combat prototype to feature an over the fuselage intake duct. This small delta wing design handled wonderfully and it’s modern delta shaped configuration gave it a 20 plus years lifespan. It was built as a test bed for slow speed […]

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The Columbiad.

July 8, 2011

The thing about the Columbiad gun was that it looked so menacing. As artillery it was one of the most primitive artillery pieces used well past the American Civil War. It fired a 7 and ¼ inch round, or 184 mm shell. For its day it was an incredibly destructive weapon, but its primitive iron […]

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The Pig War.

July 7, 2011

However, it came to no conflict whatsoever for thirteen years. Until June 15th 1859 when a pig crossed over from the property of Hudson Bay Company employee Charles Griffin and showed up on the property of Lyman Cutler. It rooted around for truffles quite happily until Lyman shot and killed it.

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Burning Pigs

July 6, 2011

Here is a great history site called Beachcombing. I love his quirky topics. This however is part of the unfortunate result of war. Animals are made to fight in peoples’ wars. Once the Russians taught dogs to run under tanks on command. Then they tested out the new weapon. The dog wore a vest that […]

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George Washington, Guerrilla.

July 5, 2011

The fact is the loyalists were hard to deal with and few of them found the Hessian mercenaries very sympathetic. Few of them were motivated to fight with the same alacrity as the Revolutionaries. Loyalists were being whipped from New York to Virginia. British Admiral Peter Parker was determined to attack the port at Charleston South Carolina. He lead a doomed expedition that saw British ships sit idly waiting for troops who had to turn back after an assault on Fort Moultrie put them in waters too deep to negotiate. While British ships sat, the Colonial guns at Fort Moultrie sent many of them beneath the waves. It would be three years before the British Navy returned to Charleston.

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The 4th Of July Sucked For The British.

July 4, 2011

The Court of King George decided to tax America for the 60,000,000 Crown Sterling it cost to defeat the French in the New World. The British looked at this as a costly favor to the Colonists and being in debt fro that very favor, they felt rightly that the Americans should help alleviate the debt. Then came the Stamp Act of 1765. We all know where this all ended. But the Americans saw it mostly from a different point of view. Their view was this: we’re creating wealth and shipping it to you for very low costs. As expensive as the French and Indian War was, it was fought to keep you rich. So don’t punish us for something French did.

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Steven Seagal Emotional Chart

July 3, 2011

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Yamamoto’s Poem, From The Largest Battleship Ever Built, The Yamato.

July 2, 2011

So many are dead. I cannot face the Emperor. No words for the families. But I will drive deep Into the enemy camp. Wait, young dead soldiers. I will fight farewell. And follow you soon.     Related Posts:Military Leaders And The Actors Who Played Them

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Political Cartoons Regarding Obama’s Successful Mission To Get Osama Ben Laden

July 1, 2011

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