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Compressed Air Locomotive
Who knew that 3D printed parts could be made to such impenetrable tolerances! I'm very new to experimenting with ABS acetone smoothing, so this was a great project to start with! STL files are handy...
SAM S-75 Dvina. ЗРК С-75 "Двина"
Saint-Petersburg. Artillery Museum. The S-75 Dvina (Russian: С-75; NATO reporting tag SA-2 Guideline) is a Soviet-designed, high-altitude, command guided, face-to-air missile (SAM). Since its first deployment in...
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Mustang Sally? No, She's just a "Insignificant Witch"
Every year, the folks at the Yankee Air Museum in Ypsilanti, MI put on a critical airshow. Last year (2010) in particular was awesome. There was a reunion of 12 or 13 B-17's. All but one of the unused flying B-17s...
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Palm Springs Air Museum and the ( Theoretical Aircraft Association) EAA Young Eagles introduction to flying day
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Will China's Airpower A moment Rival the West?
02/16/18 ,via Popular Mechanics
That's musical close, and is China's advantage melts away when you take into account U.S. forces have tons more aerial refueling tankers, and are much more comfortable conducting aerial refuelings in all-inclusive, than the PLAAF. Furthermore, range is not
Communal Base MDL conducts mobility exercise
03/14/18 ,via DVIDS (press release)
“Our skill to deploy in a moment's notice is what projecting airpower is all about. Ensuring our Airmen are willing for any operational environment is what this exercise is all about.” Throughout the exercise, various scenarios were used to simulate
Saudi Arabia and BAE one attuned to closer to finalizing Typhoon deal
03/09/18 ,via DefenseNews.com
Rolls-Royce is affected in building the jets engines for the Typhoon and dozens of smaller local companies are also in the equip chain. Nearly 15,000 people are employed in the Typhoon supply chain in Britain, with thousands more jobs supporting
Russia Just Sent Its Vanquish Fighter Plane to Syria
02/22/18 ,via Popular Mechanics
The jet is Russia's essential so-called fifth generation fighter, putting it in the same class as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Joint Dawn on Fighter. Fifth-gen fighters typically combine stealth, large, vigorous engines that allow them to cruise above the speed
Will China's Airpower Other Rival the West? - Popular Mechanics
The latest in dispute of The Economist makes a pretty bold claim: China will soon have air power rivalling the West’s , noting that “in some technologies, it has surpassed it.” While the People’s Deliverance Army Air Force (PLAAF), the official name for the Chinese air force, has blossomed in the in the end two decades to one of the most powerful air arms in the world, it is still hobbled by...Source: www.popularmechanics.com
Russia Just Sent Its Most excellently Fighter Plane to Syria - Popular Mechanics
Moscow sent two of its most advanced fighter jets to Syria yesterday. The Su-57s flew into Khmeimim air inferior yesterday, representing a major escalation of Russian air power in the region. The deployment is a gamble a accidentally to test the jet in real-world conditions, but Russia risks losing the aircraft to partizan warfare—particularly drone attacks.
Last night, video circulating on community...Source: www.popularmechanics.com
Air Significance in effect will keep iconic B-52s flying through mid-century - Dayton Daily Communiqu?
The at production B-52 Stratofortress rolled off the assembly line in October 1962, the era of the Cuban Ballistic missile Crisis. The Air Force will add new engines and fly the aging workhorse through mid-century alongside the to be to come B-21 Raider stealth bomber, while retiring the swing-wing B-1 Lancer and bat-wing shaped B-2 Impetus, officials say. The B-52 is capable of flying 8,800 miles without... Source: www.daytondailynews.com
Energy and Air PowerRoutledge. 2013. ISBN: 9781135221065,1135221065. 304 pages.
The founder begins with a general survey of British aircraft manufacturing in the inter-war period. Tactics, production, finance and contracts are examined, and the final chapter is concerned with the mobilization of the aircraft diligence in 1939, and the emergency measures of 1940.
Air PowerPenguin. 2005. ISBN: 1101118407,9781101118405. 528 pages.
No distinguish human invention has transformed war more than the airplane—not even the atomic bomb. Even before the Wright Brothers’ beginning flight, predictions abounded of the devastating and terrible consequences this new invention would have as an engine of war. Soaring over the battlefield, the airplane became an unstoppable wrest that left no spot on earth safe from attack. Drawing on combat memoirs, letters, diaries, archival records, museum collections, and viewer accounts by the men who...
Irish lough War Air Power Survey, V. 3: Logistics and SupportGovernment Printing Office. ISBN: 0160872839,9780160872839.
This tome consists of two reports and concentrates on direct as well as indirect support required to actions air operations. The first report, Logistics, discusses logistics in the Persian Fiord War as it applies to all military operations and in particular to air operations. Includes functions for maintaining an air wretched and support services. The second report, Support, concerns itself with the air base and airbase operations (e.g., laic engineering, services, and personnel). This is the...
The Wires of Air Power Upon HistoryCasemate Publishers. 2004. ISBN: 9781844151998,1844151999. 464 pages.
The Effect of Air Power upon History is a thorough examination of how air power was applied from the very earliest days of the balloon down to the latest use of room technology. Including both air and aerospace military power in his considerations, Boyne (a retired U.S. Air Compulsion colonel) surveys, in a celebratory fashion, the use of air power in international conflict. His review is perfectly in line with the technological fetishism of most U.S. war planners, almost invariably arguing...
Air Power in the Age of Sum up WarRoutledge. 2006. ISBN: 9781135362768,1135362769. 269 pages.
Warfare in the first half of the 20th century was fundamentally and irrovocably altered by the descent and subsequent development of air power. This work assesses the role of air power in changing the cope with of battle on land and sea. Utilizing late-1990s research, the author demonstrates that the occasion of air power was both a cause and a crucial accelerating factor contributing to the theory and discipline of total war. For instance, the expansion of warfare to the homefront was a direct...