October 2016

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  The experimentation that distinguished German engineering in World War II is still being felt and these aviation designers were among the most creative. Oddly the first tilt rotor aircraft design was created by Focke Achgelis. It was called the Fa .269. In the fifities, this would have been labeled a convertiplane, that is a […]

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  It always amazes me how advanced the earliest aircraft designs were. I would say this is one of the first helicopters that ever worked. It only worked vertically in ascent and descent. It was just 1928 but poor Englebert Zaschka realized that what he created was incredible as first flight was only 25 years […]

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Irish Bare Knuckle Boxing Program In The Works.

October 22, 2016
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IPSM Stockholm Renderings Of Cool FW -190 Paint Schemes.

October 18, 2016
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The Lookout Air Raid. The Only Time In World War II When We Were Actually Bombed.

October 14, 2016
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   Nabuo Fujita Bombed An Oregon Forest, Then Returned To Ask For Forgiveness   The I-25 submarine was a built by the Imperial Japanese Navy and it featured a surprise that even submarines today don’t have: retrievable folding airplanes. The 1-25 was a Japanese B-1 type submarine with a complement of 95 men, and an […]

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Aerfer Ariete

October 10, 2016
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        The Aerfer Ariete, or Ram, was a twin engine single seat jet fighter prototype made for the Italian Air Force. Two models were made in 1958, both based on a previous single seat fighter configuration called the Arfer Sagittareo.   It was powered by a Rolls Royce Soar RS2 engine and […]

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Reflections On The Opium Wars.

October 6, 2016
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  The Opium Wars were ignited over trade balances, but burned effulgent over imperial power. Chinese manufactured porcelain and silk were in high demand throughout the United Kingdom. Even in British protectorates or garrisons across the world there was always a British upper class that surrounded themselves with fine things. Things like silk. Things like […]

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Great Krabi Krabong Demonstrations

October 2, 2016
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  Krabi Krabong is a Thai weapons based martial art. It is related to Silat and other ancient Siamese traditions. It features two swords and a panoply of staffs, clubs and tonfa like weapons worn on arms. Here are some great videos demonstrating the flowing complicated maneuvers.           Save Save Save […]

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