October 2018

1944 Was A Very Bad Year For Germany In Russia.

by Daniel Russ on October 31, 2018

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  By the summer of 1943, German forces in Eastern Russia were headed West in full retreat. Quite a feat when you consider that a retreat of an army sized unit had to be approved by Hitler, something he almost never allowed. In the West, US and UK forces were pushing into the heart of […]

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W’s Brilliant Comments On Senator John McCain

by Daniel Russ on October 27, 2018

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    “He loved freedom with a passion of a man who knew its absence. He respected the dignity inherent in every life, a dignity that does not stop at borders and cannot be erased by dictators,” Bush said. “Perhaps above all, John detested the abuse of power. He could not abide bigots and swaggering […]

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Rudolph Hess And His Very Bad Decision.

October 22, 2018

  Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1894, on April 26th, Rudolf Hess did not actually reside in Germany until he was a teenager. He grew up the son of a successful businessman in the export industry. It was something his father wanted him to take up but he had no interest whatsoever in that. When […]

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The Origins Of Hitler’s Folly.

October 17, 2018
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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

October 13, 2018
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  This is the only XC 99 plane ever built. Convair wanted to turn 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
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  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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