Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52

February 18, 2018
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  Armstrong Whitworth ‘s laminar-flow flying wing development was featured 4 engines and a massive 120 foot wingspan. They began with a 1/3 scale  AW-52G glider. It first flew on 2 March 1945. This plane was cancelled but the company was funded for two new prototypes.  The first Nene-powered aircraft flew on 13 November 1947 […]

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New Art For The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

February 14, 2018
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      The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender was a  US 1940s Uprototype fighter.  It competed with the Vultee XP-54 . It was the a request from the US Army Air Force that asked designers to eschew the typical and show unconventional thinking. it specifically allowed for unconventional aircraft designs. A highly unusual design for its […]

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What Aircraft Is This?

February 9, 2018
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        This rendering is obviously a British heavy bomber, circa WWII> It has six engines, a wide wing fixed back and a canards under the cockpit. Looking for ID help. respond in comments please.         Related Posts:The V-173 Became The XF5U, Or Flying Flapjack. America’s First Near VTOL Plane.The […]

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The Unfettered Cruelties Visited Upon Germans After The War.

February 4, 2018
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  When we see films of concentration camps, when we see human skeletons standing there in front of the mocking of victorious Germans soldiers, when we see piles of bodies, tossed upon each other like cord wood, it’s easy to believe the Germans for the most part got away with the crimes. When we see […]

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Rommel

January 31, 2018
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  Rommel struggled to do his due diligence for Hitler. On the 13th of May 1943, Axis forces surrendered to the Allies in Tunisia. This would forever imprecate Rommel as a failed commander. That said, he still retained the support of the German population. Hitler’s blandishments had backfired and Rommel was as close to a […]

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War Poets. Alan Seeger.

January 25, 2018
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Alan Seeger Alan Seeger was a New York native who joined the French Foreign Legion in World War I. He published this prophetic poem and never saw its publication the next year. He perished on July 4th 1916 in the French village  Bloy-en-Santerre.     I HAVE A RENDEZVOUS WITH DEATH   I have a […]

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War Poets. John McCrae.

January 19, 2018

John McCrae   Canadian John McCrae volunteered for World War I and served as a brigade surgeon following an artillery unit. At the Second Battle of Ypres, he saw the horrors of war first hand, casualties of where the German chlorine gas. This is one of the most famous war poems of all time.   FLANDERS […]

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War Poets. Rupert Brooke

January 14, 2018
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    Rupert Brooke     Rupert Brooke was already an established as a writer and poet before he took up arms in World War I. A contemporary of William Butler Yeats, he also galavanted about with Virginia Woolf. He served in the Royal Navy and is most known for this sonnet:   The Soldier […]

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The P-38 Can Opener. A Miracle Of Fine Design.

January 10, 2018
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King Kong. A Rant From Facebook Worth Reading.

January 5, 2018
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  I don’t often do this. In fact, I have never done this before. But I am posting a rant from David Touchton, a Country and Blues singer here in Austin, Texas. His manifesto about King Kong summarizes the blind eye we all turn towards subjugating people. Look at how easy it is to follow […]

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Sixth Generation Fighter Aircraft Development

December 31, 2017
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Well US 6th generation fighter aircraft are already well underway. Some of the systems we will be developing at solid state laser weapons that can create a sterile sphere of safety around carrier fleets, shooting down both aircraft and incoming missiles, or damage weapon systems with microwave radiation.   Another new development would be a […]

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Deployed During Christmas

December 25, 2017

  5,200 in Iraq 2,000 in Syria 28,000 in South Korea 60,000 U.S. Central Command area of operations and aboard ships. 710 in Kosovo. 3,100 in Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa 505 in Niger. 34,300 in Germany 8,300 in the United Kingdom 44,500 in Japan. 20,000 National Guardsmen are operating far from their homes […]

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Bannockburn

December 21, 2017
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  King Edward I was a tough old monarch. He was a ruthless and effective combat commander who required servitude, rectitude and compliance with English laws and traditions. Previously he had crushed the Scottish national movement  and drawn and quartered the upstart independence Scots leader William Wallace. And Edward I then claimed Scotland as the […]

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More WWII Posters

December 17, 2017
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Hitler Youth Recruitment Poster     Fascist Italian WWII Poster. “Germany will protect you.”     Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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The Second Battle of El Alamein

December 13, 2017
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A line of Sherman tanks The Queen’s Bays (2nd Dragoon Guards), 1st Armoured Division, at El Alamein, 24 October 1942. E 18377 Part of WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION Chetwyn (Sgt) No 1 Army Film & Photographic Unit   When Commonwealth 8th Army invaded North Africa, it was indeed a sampling platter of […]

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Abandoned Tanks

December 9, 2017
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Identify these for me.                                                                                 Related Posts:Abandoned Tanks.

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Not Every Old Combat Aircraft Ends Up In A Boneyard.

December 5, 2017
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Hawker Hunter     BAC Lightning     F-4D  Phantom     Harrier GR3     F-7U Cutlass     T-33 On Left  ? On Right TSR?     DC-8     BAC Lightning     DC 3   BAC Lightning     MIG 21     Harrier     Jaguar     Harrier Related […]

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Final Comments on Vietnam Series

December 1, 2017
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  One of the things that surprised me the most about Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Vietnam series was how similar the war was manned on both sides. In America we had a sort of rich people get of jail free deferments. If you could afford college, and if you were accepted into a college, […]

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The Pyrrhic Battle: Crete 1941.

November 28, 2017
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      The German Airborne Assault on Crete might have seemed like a wanton and unessential battle to engage. Massed German paratrooper attacks had already been staged successfully inside Belgian and French lines at the outset of the war. Hitler loved his paratroopers because they were ruthless winners and zealous Nazis and a few […]

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The First All Aircraft Battle: The Battle of Britain and Its Amazing Casualties.

November 26, 2017
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    Operation Sealion was a planned air borne and amphibious assault on the British Isles. Hitler was looking for a way to force the British into some concessions and possibly surrender.  It began with a plan to soften up the United Kingdom’s mighty Royal Air Force and so an all out air assault began […]

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