May 2018

The DFS 193

by Daniel Russ on May 20, 2018

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  The DFS 193 was designed to be a two-seat tailless airplane, with a high wing monoplane that allowed the pilot to see unnocluded. Therefore this was designed as an observation plane.  designed to explore the military potential of this layout. It was powered with a 240 hp engine This plane was cool, like all of […]

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Riout 102T Alérion Ornithopter

by Daniel Russ on May 15, 2018

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  French engineer René Louis Riout built ornithopters, or aircraft that mimicked flapping wings to achieve flight. This was his first ornithopter, the DuBois Riot  and it was constructed in 1913. Spoiler alert: Its development was delayed because World War I broke out. It never achieved sustained flight, and it crashed. After the war, Riout […]

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The Piaggio P.D.4

May 9, 2018

  A prototype helicopter was undergoing flight trials by the Piaggio company. It was called the P.D.4, a new helicopter design that featured a tandem-rotor design. The power plant as an eight-cylinder engine at the rear The four seat P.D.4 was equipped with 450hp Alpha Romeo engine in the only prototype. This was remvoed and […]

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Make No Mistake, When The Enemies Were Upon Them Napoleon’s Forces Ran Like The Rest.

May 5, 2018

  At Waterloo, Napoleon was ill. He had gout, dysuria, and hemorrhoids. His back hurt atop the horse, but he needed to be seen by commanders and he needed to be vertically high enough to see the battlefield unfolding before him. When this most famous battlefield was over, he evacuated as another almost anonymous soldier […]

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Hitler’s Table Talks Reveal Why He Insisted On Invading Russia.

May 1, 2018
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          Several people around Hitler most notably Martin Bormann, convinced him to let them record his ramblings for posterity. These recordings were called Hitler’s Table Talk. They are absolutely fascinating.   I became Chancellor of the Reich at 43 and I’m only 52 today. With age optimism gets weaker… the spring […]

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