October 2015

Sputnik

by Daniel Russ on October 30, 2015

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    Sputnik, hanging in Milestones of Flight, National Air and Space Museum It was on October 4th, 1957 that Sputnik 1, the first man-made satellite, was launched by the Soviet Union and thus was birthed the “space race.” The 184 pounds satellite, was designed and constructed by Valentin Glushko, weighed and was sent up […]

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The Josef Stalin Tank

by Daniel Russ on October 25, 2015

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  The trade off in tank manufacture is always weight and armor versus mobility. The heavier the armor, the harder it will be penetrate it. Heavy armor isn’t very nimble over bridges, or difficult terrain, and it consumes gas rapidly and lowers the range of the vehicle. So the M-4 Sherman was a lightly armored […]

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The Final Route On The Silk Road Was The Oregon Trail.

October 21, 2015

  The Oregon Trail was first created by trappers who followed, mapped and engineered Indian trading routes and extended their use and mobility. Thomas Jefferson sent instructions to Lewis and Clark, explorers commissioned to map it out: “The object of your mission is to explore the Missouri river, & such principal stream of it, as, […]

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Asa Gordon

October 17, 2015

Asa Gordon, Duke Tirschel Asa Gordon, in his quotidian sartorial splendor.   He was a very southern thoroughly Irish man. he fought in his youth and how well he did was one thing, how well he coached as another. Asa swam in a world of tiny embellishments, small additions, blandishments perhaps, golden covering on the […]

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Jayhawkers Vs Bushwackers

October 13, 2015

William Quantrill, Confederate Guerilla   The border between Kansas and Missouri was in large part, an amorphous no mans land in the years just before the American Civil War. As the diametrically opposed sides of the of the issue of slavery burned effulgent in the hearts of the young republic, the territory of Kansas became […]

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From Mashable, Morbidly Claustrophobic And Entirely Unromantic Photos Inside A U-Boat

October 8, 2015

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Total Estimated Dead in World War II.

October 4, 2015

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Blohm & Voss P 212, Out Of The Box.

October 1, 2015

A strange competitor in Germany’s Emergency Fighter Program from Blohm & Voss, one of the most out of the box thinking aviation companies in history. Prototypes went through wind tunnel tests in 1945 but ended when the war ended/.  The BV 141 counter staggered the cockpit and the engine nacelle forward the wing. This asymmetrical […]

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