August 2012

“Le Pantalon Rouge, C’est La France!”

by Daniel Russ on August 31, 2012

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    Ancient battlefields were inundated with colorful uniforms, tall easily visible hats festooned with tassles and feathers, ornate unit flags, horns, and all of these attention getting and vibrant vestments were simply ways for warriors to identify where they were on a battlefield, and where they were supposed to be.  At the end of […]

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The Hurricat.

by Daniel Russ on August 30, 2012

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      When the United States was shipping supplies to England over the North Atlantic, U-Boats picked them off with impunity. It was a terrible loss of tonnage for the Allies in the early months of 1942. The British had a formidable air force, and among the Royal Air Force’s assets was the Hawker […]

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Amazing Well Preserved Remains Of An RAF P-40 Kittyhawk Found In The Saharan Desert.

August 29, 2012

      Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping disappeared when his P-40 Kittyhawk was show down in the dessert whilst on a mission to ferry the plane from one airbase to another. This was his plane. So that part has been answered. The British Museum will soon take possession of the remains.     Source: UK […]

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The HMS Habbakuk. A Proposal For A Massive Aircraft Carrier Made Of Ice.

August 28, 2012

  Geoffrey Pyke was an inventor, a scientist and a designer who worked for the Combined Operations Headquarters in World War II. Hired by Lord Mountbatten, Pyke worked on helping the British protect supply convoys in the North Atlantic from U-boat attacks. Pyke was an original put of the box thinker. His first brainstorm was […]

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Neil Alden Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Surface Of Another Heavenly Body, Dies.

August 25, 2012

  Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon has died.  Before he piloted the Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was a Naval aviator and a test pilot for the United States Military at Edwards Air Force Base. Among the aircraft he flew was the F-100 Super Sabre, the F-101 Voodoo, […]

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Facebook Political Posters Heat Up.

August 25, 2012

          Related Posts:Political Season Facebook Political Posters.More Political Posters On Facebook.Political Posters Redux.Time To Revisit More Political PostersTime For More Political Posters

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The Mars Lander Filmed From The Lander POV

August 24, 2012

    This is what is happening parsed out in seconds of time elapsed on the video. The video is played at 3X normal speed. Before video starts – parachute  0:00 -Heat shield separation 0:21 – Heat shield impacts surface (bottom left) 0:25 – Parachute separation and then the lander makes a rocket-powered descent 0:34 […]

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Star Wars Speeder On The Way. Flying Cars? Still Waiting…

August 23, 2012

      Sources: Star Wars Wiki, Yahoo News     Related Posts:The Caproni-Stipa Ducted Fan.

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Cold War Bomber Intercepts

August 22, 2012

During the Cold War, Soviet and US bomber aircraft often probed the defenses of each other by flying into each other’s airspace or close to it. When a bomber went up on either side, a fighter went up to escort them out. So I found this great website called AcesFlyingHigh. Here are some great photos […]

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William Windom, Actor, Paratrooper With 82nd Airborne Division, Passes.

August 21, 2012

        Windom was born in Manhattan, born of parents Paul Windom and Isobel Wells. His grandfather was also William Windom and served as United States Secretary of the Treasury under Presidents James Garfield and Chester A. Arthur. Oh, and by the way, William Windom, was an actor who played so many memorable […]

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The Growing Absolute Power Of States.

August 20, 2012

  The world is reacting with shock and outrage over the jail sentence given to a Punk Rock band out of Russia. What’s shocking is not just the outright smothering of what we might term inalienable rights; it is the hypocrisy in the notion that a purportedly Communist and thusly non-religious state, would defend church […]

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More Political Posters On Facebook.

August 19, 2012

  We’ve discussed here several times how facebook has given graphic political posters and other flat protest art a new life. Now with election season at full speed and the public utterly divided, Facebook is quite a popular forum for discourse.               Related Posts:Political Season Facebook Political Posters.Facebook Political […]

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Livia Augustus’ Hair Bun.

August 18, 2012

  In the first century AD politics roiled hotly through Rome. Around 42 BC, the Roman Senate, the wake of the murder of Julius Caesar, declared that Caesar had been a God; and so it was partly by divine imprimatur that Octavian, Caesar’s adopted son, and Mark Anthony and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus were appointed as […]

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How To Use War Coverage As Cover.

August 17, 2012

Last month indigenous insurgents from the Haqquani network staged a mini Tet Offensive in the Kabul area, hitting a couple dozen targets from embassies to airports, the insurgents struck and engaged defenders for hours. The defenders were Iraqi National Police trained and abetted by US troops close by. The story out of the area is […]

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The Forestry Service Needs Some New Tanker Aircraft.

August 16, 2012

  The United States Forestry Service not too long ago boasted over 40 water-tanker fire fighting aircraft. Now they have about 9 aircraft and they are plagues with mechanical and maintenance issues. The main problem is that the planes are all Cold War era relics that formerly flew reconnaissance or heavy lift missions.     […]

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The Vikings Weren’t Always That Brave.

August 15, 2012

  They Were Not Perfectly Brave.   In fact, the Vikings did so well at warfare for as much knowing when not to fight as when to attack. They were ambush warriors operating mostly as guerrillas, launching sudden and ferocious sneak attacks. Frankly most of the people they fought were parents and children and unarmed […]

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Ex CIA Operative Ran A Massive Recognition Software Program For Profit.

August 14, 2012

  “Former senior intelligence officials have created a detailed surveillance system more accurate than modern facial recognition technology — and have installed it across the US under the radar of most Americans, according to emails hacked by Anonymous.”   “Every few seconds, data picked up at surveillance points in major cities and landmarks across the […]

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The T 14 Tank.

August 13, 2012

      Some say the T 14 was just an up armored M4 Sherman. It had a 75mm gun, and 100mm of armor, roughly twice that of a Sherman. If not a 75mm gun, a British 6 pounder. Either gun would waste any German Medium tank, the Panzer mk4 and below and used properly, […]

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Letter Drafted By Eisenhower In Case D-Day Invasion Failed.

August 12, 2012

“Our landings have failed and I have withdrawn the troops. My Decision to attach at this time and place was based on the best information available. he troops the air and the Navy did all that bravery could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”   Source: http://www.archives.gov […]

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Photo Of Jimmy Hendrix, 101 Airborne, US Army Ranger.

August 11, 2012

  Jimmy Hendrix, 101st Airborne Division Source: 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Band Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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