US Navy

The Gyrodyne QH 50.

by Daniel Russ on January 14, 2013

              Gyrodyne received an invitation to participate in a requisition competitition to produce a single seat “personal” helicopter and observation platform.   These machines were fairly simple, coaxial rotor layout, 40 hp Nelson H-59 engine and variants were powered by a 60hp Porsche. Wireless controls worked well enough back […]

Share

{ 0 comments }

  Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon has died.  Before he piloted the Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was a Naval aviator and a test pilot for the United States Military at Edwards Air Force Base. Among the aircraft he flew was the F-100 Super Sabre, the F-101 Voodoo, […]

Share

{ 0 comments }

USS Iowa Decommissioned.

June 2, 2012

      She had nine 16 inch guns, twenty 5 inch guns, eighty 40mm anti aircraft batteries, forty-nine 20 mm cannons. She was 45,000 displaced tons, 887 feet long, 108 feet wide, and carried 2637 crew and 151 officers. She was the lead vessel of her kind and the only Iowa class battleship ever […]

Share
Read the full article →

Color Coded Shirts Distinguish Aircraft Carrier Personnel Roles.

May 16, 2011

Everybody on an aircraft carrier deck has a role. Because it is a noisy dangerous and sometimes unforgiving place, each seaman typical has on a color coded top that distinguishes their roles.   White Tops – These are medical personnel, or they handle mail. Red Tops – These are the guys who load or unload […]

Share
Read the full article →

The Story Of Butch O Hare

August 7, 2010

World War II produced many heroes. One such man was Lieutenant Commander Butch O’Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Lexington in the South Pacific. One day his entire squadron was sent on a mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had […]

Share
Read the full article →

Did You Know That Modern SuperCarriers Have A Washdown System?

June 13, 2010

Found this from X-planes, blogrolled here Related Posts:The Gyrodyne QH 50.Neil Alden Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Surface Of Another Heavenly Body, Dies.USS Iowa Decommissioned.Color Coded Shirts Distinguish Aircraft Carrier Personnel Roles.The Story Of Butch O Hare

Share
Read the full article →

Decades Old Ban Dropped. Women May Now Serve In Submarine Force

April 29, 2010

“WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s ban on women serving on submarines passed quietly into history Thursday morning. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates notified lawmakers in mid-February that the Navy would be lifting the ban, unless Congress took some action against it. And Navy spokesman Lt. Justin Cole said Thursday morning that the deadline for Congress […]

Share
Read the full article →

US Navy Presidential Ceremonial Honor Guard Will Knock You On Your Ass

February 19, 2010

Related Posts:The Gyrodyne QH 50.Neil Alden Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Surface Of Another Heavenly Body, Dies.USS Iowa Decommissioned.Color Coded Shirts Distinguish Aircraft Carrier Personnel Roles.The Story Of Butch O Hare

Share
Read the full article →

60 Years Later, USS Grunion Located

February 14, 2010

Ten years ago, Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Lane walked into an antiques shop and plunked down a dollar for an old Japanese electrical diagram of a ship’s winch. On the back of the illustration was a note, handwritten in English: “Wiring diagram of deck winch on Kano Maru.” A military history junkie, Lane could […]

Share
Read the full article →

Grumman F9F Panther, The United States Navy’s First Successful Jet Fighter

December 28, 2009

“The Navy accepted a total of 1,388 F9F Panthers. The Navy and Marine Corps Panthers that were deployed in Korea, flew about 78,000 combat sorties. On November 9, 1950, the Panther became the first carrier jet to engage a jet-powered enemy; a “Mig-15 of the Chinese Peoples Republic.”

Share
Read the full article →

Is The Navy Killing Flipper?

October 16, 2009

“Sonar can temporarily deafen dolphins, a new study has found, suggesting that mass strandings of cetaceans could be caused by military activities. The US Navy has suspected as much for years. In 2002, it admitted that a beaching incident was caused by military sonar, and autopsies on the dead whales revealed haemorrhaging near the ears. […]

Share
Read the full article →

29 Degrees

August 5, 2009

Funny, a little foul language. Related Posts:The Gyrodyne QH 50.The Day A Royal Tutor Tried To Pry Information Out Of Frederick The Soldier King.Neil Alden Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Surface Of Another Heavenly Body, Dies.The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe By Neil DeGrasse Tyson.USS Iowa Decommissioned.

Share
Read the full article →

Iowa Class Battleship USS Wisconson Fires 16 Inch Guns For The Last Time.

July 16, 2009

Imagine the hell on the receiving end. This was her last time firing the 16 inch guns, February 23, 1991, off the Eastern coast of Iraq. The crew fired them at Iraqi troops on Feylaka Island. Interestingly, the USS Wisconson used UAVS as spotters. When the second salvo was about to fire, the UAV operators […]

Share
Read the full article →

Sea Faring Laser To Be Tested For Small Boat Threats (Pirates, This Is Gonna Hurt)

July 15, 2009

A U.S. Navy plan to test a high-power laser against the small-boat threat to its warships provides the first real opportunity to transition electric lasers from the laboratory to the field, says Northrop Grumman, which has won a $98-million contract for the Maritime Laser Demonstration (MLD). Within 12-18 months, a prototype laser weapon system is […]

Share
Read the full article →