October 2011

The Battle Of Trafalgar.

October 10, 2011

The British lost 500 men and another 1400 wounded, but no ships. The French suffered 4500 killed, 7,000 taken prisoner, one ship sunk and 17 ships captured. For now the French would have the advantage on the ground. But the British owned the oceans for the next century.

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Fly On The Wall

October 9, 2011

The interval of time between written science fiction and the actual technology imagined is growing smaller. Today scientists are literally figuring out how moths and flies fly, and are building micro drones to spy on enemies without them ever noticing they are being observed. Now form the New York Times comes a fascinating article about it, and a philosophical aside from the author about the distance between the average American and the wars we wage.

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Hagler Vs. Hearns. The Best First Round In Boxing. Ev.Er. April 15th, 1985

October 8, 2011

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The Chinese Military Parade And Video Is A Poster Child For Totalitarian Propaganda.

October 7, 2011

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The North American AJ Savage.

October 6, 2011

The Savage was built to carry a nuclear bomb. That said, it was the first American carrier launched nuclear delivery system. It also was remarkable in that it actually housed an unseen third engine, an Allison J33 turbojet for extra power on short runways. The propeller engines on the wings were Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp radials, the last US made radial engine of its kind. The plane saw some use over Korea mostly in reconnaissance variants. It also served as a re-fueler. By the Vietnam War what few that were still flying were given to the Air Force as test beds.

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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator, America’s First Long Range Bomber

October 5, 2011

The Liberator was America’s first long range bomber and Consolidated delivered a similar long range maritime patrol and strike aircraft to the US Navy called the Privateer. The Liberator featured a twin tail rear control surfaces and the Privateer featured a typical tail assembly. The Liberator fought for primacy with the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. But almost 20,000 Liberator/Privateers were made. That would make this the most numerous aircraft model ever manufactured by the US for warfare alone. There were numerous versions made from the heavy bomber to the long-range reconnaissance, transport, and tanker variants. It weighed 16 tons empty and could carry an extra 14.5 tons fully loaded. It flew at 480 miles per hour and could stay aloft for almost 3000 miles. It took ten men to man a Liberator, including two bombardiers who each controlled one of two Bombay doors that rolled into the fuselage like a garage door. This reduced drag during attacks. It carried a .50 caliber machine gun in the nose and twin .30 caliber guns on dorsal mounts, starboard and port and two ball turrets forward above and aft.

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Bombing Monte Cassino In The Italian Campaign.

October 4, 2011

The Abbey was built in AD 524 with 15 feet high ceilings and walls ten feet thick. It was built as the center of Benedictine power on top of a mountain range and overlooking a road known today as Highway 6. Who knows how many names this road held before the twentieth century? Monte Cassino […]

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Absolutely Beautiful Chinese Form. Fu Jow Pai.

October 3, 2011

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Old Popular Mechanics War Technology

October 2, 2011

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Visions Of The Future From Dark Roasted Blend, Blogrolled Here.

October 1, 2011

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