Monthly Archives: November 2015

Thanksgiving

The original Thanksgiving was very different from the national celebration of the modern age. The culture, food, and traditions have all changed with time. The “Pilgrims” were thankful to be alive, having left Europe in search of a place where … Continue reading

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AESA RADAR.

One of the huge selling points behind the F-35 was that it could do things with its AESA RADAR that other aircraft couldn’t. Unfortunately, Lockheed Martin doesn’t control the progress of AESA, and between Ratheon and Northrop “SABR is a … Continue reading

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Electronic Warfare in the US Army

Ten years ago the US Army did not have an Electronic Warfare capability. But the Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (RCIED) changed that from nothing, to a new branch. For the last nine years men and women have volunteered to … Continue reading

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Velocity and RPM limitations with cast bullets shot from modern rifle cartridges

Casting your own bullets is hobby filled with all sorts of self taught experts willing to offer advice over the internet. A thank you to Larry Gibson for being the most vocal proponent of the “RPM limit” for cast bullets, … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

Originally called “Armistice Day” due to the end of the war to end all wars, now the eleventh of November is Veterans day. Whether you picked up the torch willingly, or were conscripted into it, thank you for carrying it … Continue reading

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Lithuania and the 30mm Stryker Variant

When the US Army requested funds to up gun the M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle, they asked for more money than really should have been needed if it was a straightforward bolt on upgrade. But now Lithuania has put out … Continue reading

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