December 2016

The NIAI RK-I

by Daniel Russ on December 28, 2016

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        Well The NIAI (Naoochno-Issledovatel’skiy Aero-Institoot – scientific test aero-institute) dreamed up a variable geometry aircraft, one that would change shape to take advantage of conditions and environment or mission requirements. This was original The main wings separate along their length and slide away from wach other ceating an opening between them. […]

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Mary Chesnut’s Christmas

by Daniel Russ on December 25, 2016

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  Christmas Day, 1863. “Yesterday dined with the Prestons. Wore one of my handsomest Paris dresses (from Paris before the war). Three magnificent Kentucky generals were present, with Senator Orr from South Carolina, and Mr. Miles…Others dropped in after dinner; some without arms, some without legs; von Borcke, who can not speak because of a […]

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Ornate Islamic Knives and Swords

December 24, 2016
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Hilt, Circa 14th Century Iberia   Antique Turkish Ottoman Silver Islamic Dagger sword Muslim Dervish Knife   Arabic Moroccan Jambiya Antique Islamic Silver Dagger Sword Save Save Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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In 1987 I Found An Actual Advertisement For Kamikaze Pilots.

December 17, 2016
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In 1987 I was living and working in Richmond, Virginia at a famous ad agency, The Martin Agency. Now they are known for their work on GEICO. I worked on Allison, Gas Turbine Division of GM. So I read Aviation Week & Space Technology. In one issue, I found this ad in the classifieds in […]

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Germany’s Remote Controlled Mine Clearer.

December 16, 2016
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    The Sd.Kfz. 300 Borgward BI Minenräumwagen was a remote controlled mini tank tracked vehicle creted by Germans engineers in World War II. The Borgward BI carried rollers behind it that were supposed to detonate mines in a field. About 50 of these radio controlled tanks in 1939. Cog like wheels toted behind the […]

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The Kepi.

December 12, 2016
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  The Kepi was the typical combatant head wear on both sides of the skirmish line during the American Civil War. The term was adapted from the French Colonial Expeditionary Forces hat at the end of the 19th century. The Union Army Kepi was typically a wool cap that was blue cloth side and black […]

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Great Photos With No Source

December 8, 2016
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German Sea Plane Circa WWII (Arado 196 ?)     Germans Hold Up What They Think Is  Unit Flag Of A Defeated Battalion     Spent Katyusha Launcher               Save Related Posts:And Even More Amazing PhotosMore Amazing PhotosPerfectly Timed Military Photos From RooseveltsMore Odd Photos Relating To CombatGreat Photos […]

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The Siege Of Jadotville. Review.

December 4, 2016
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  The United States, and NATO member nations, and the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact armies were all appropriating all the economic resources each empire would need to prevail in the middle of the twentieth century. Not wanting to openly presume upon the land and mines and minerals of indigenous people, the purloining was executed […]

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