October 2018

The Origins Of Hitler’s Folly.

by Daniel Russ on October 17, 2018

Wehrmach Soldiers Examine A Destroyed T-34. Treaty of Brest-Litovsk gave the Germans purview over Poland, Belorussia, the Ukraine and the Baltic. It was the result of the end of World War I and it was a cornerstone of Hitler’s belief that there stood a Jewish Bolshevik conspiracy.  So his trajectory through Russia, he hoped, would […]

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The Convair XC 99

by Daniel Russ on October 13, 2018

  This is the only XC 99 plane ever built. Convair wanted to tuin the B 36 Peacemaker into a massive cargo plane. This piston engine propeller driven craft first flew on November 24th 1949. It was cancelled because so many new plane were on the way with better fuel efficiency and greater payloads   […]

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EFW N-20 “Arbalete” – Switzerland Tries To Build Its Own Fighter

October 8, 2018

  The EFW N-20 “Arbalete” (“Crossbow”) was part of a long campaign to provide Switzerland with and indigenous jet fighter bomber. At the end of the day a wooden glider was the test aircraft until a prototype could be built. The idea was to put everything important on a central triangular configuration amid ship, and […]

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Help Me Identify This

October 3, 2018
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    It is the Fouga CM.88 Gemeaux   From Wikipedia   To meet a requirement to use as an engined testbed for Turbomeca turbojets, Fouga combined two CM.8 fuselages. It used the port and starboard outerwings with a new wing centre section to join the two fuselages. The V-tails fitted to each fuselage were […]

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