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Note on stealth fighters

Posted by picard578 on February 1, 2016

Nowadays, stealth fighters – F-22, F-35, J-20 and PAK FA – are often being compared to each other and to other, non-stealth fighter aircraft. While these comparisons make sense, exposing certain advantages and disadvantages, they typically ignore one crucial detail. All stealth fighters are designed for one, or a narrow range, of highly specific missions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Poll: Best air superiority fighter

Posted by picard578 on January 30, 2016

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Oligarchy, Or Plutocracy?

Posted by picard578 on January 29, 2016

Source: Oligarchy, Or Plutocracy?

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Democracy Flouted: No Ridicule Is High Enough

Posted by picard578 on January 29, 2016

Source: Democracy Flouted: No Ridicule Is High Enough

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Conspiracy Theory

Posted by picard578 on January 25, 2016

Source: Conspiracy Theory

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Quotes of interest

Posted by picard578 on January 21, 2016

“The human factor will decide the fate of war, of all wars. Not the Mirage, nor any other plane, and not the screwdriver, or the wrench or radar or missiles or all the newest technology and electronic innovations. Men—and not just men of action, but men of thought. Men for whom the expression ‘By ruses shall ye make war’ is a philosophy of life, not just the object of lip service.”

– IDF-AF commander Ezer Weizman:On Eagles’ Wings

“The tank’s purpose is to bring machine-guns to bear on the enemy’s unprotected rear, using speed and surprise.”

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Paris attacks, TTIP, ISIS and death of democracy

Posted by picard578 on January 11, 2016

TTIP is a free trade agreement that is being pushed by the United States and onto the EU. It would allow US corporations complete and unrestricted access to European markets, while denying European corporations access to US market. TTIP, and CETA, will allow all public services to be privatized. TTIP was written by the corporations, and as such it is optimized for them – giving them rights, removing obligations and destroying economic democracy and democracy in general. It is also said to liberalize one-third of global trade, which is the reason why large corporations are supporting it. Read the rest of this entry »

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FAC aircraft camouflage patterns proposal

Posted by picard578 on January 11, 2016

OX1-standard Read the rest of this entry »

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CAS fighter camouflage patterns proposal

Posted by picard578 on January 1, 2016

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2015 in review

Posted by picard578 on December 30, 2015

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 320,000 times in 2015. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 14 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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