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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5175 on: November 15, 2022, 01:52:04 AM »
Is that "Ride of the Valkyries" I hear?


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« Reply #5176 on: November 15, 2022, 01:52:21 AM »
Is that "Ride of the Valkyries" I hear?

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Cue music: "The Rise of the Valkyries" 🎶 AH-1Zs and UH-1Ys from HMLA-269 "The Gunrunners" on the prowl. I can almost hear this photograph!
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5177 on: November 15, 2022, 02:02:13 AM »






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« Reply #5178 on: November 15, 2022, 03:03:25 AM »


CFBV

How many decades must we wait for the 1/72 kit ?
Anyone at a model company listening/reading ?

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« Reply #5179 on: November 16, 2022, 01:06:05 AM »
It's scheduled...right after the 1/48 version ;)
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Re: Just some cool photos...nothing more, nothing less...
« Reply #5180 on: November 16, 2022, 02:33:20 AM »


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« Reply #5181 on: November 16, 2022, 04:31:36 PM »


The ol' B-17 evolved quite a bit over the war years, didn't it.
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« Reply #5182 on: November 17, 2022, 01:42:49 AM »
Errr...one is the XB-15.

If you want a quick comparison though:



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« Reply #5183 on: November 17, 2022, 02:40:39 AM »


"Kill the Wabbit!, Kill the Wabbit!, kill the Wabbit! . . .KILL THE WABBIT !!!"

cheers,
Robin.

I would think the blasting Elmer at 150 dB would make the Enemy (Eurasia, Eastasia, whatever) roll for more morale checks than Wagner's fat ladies, simply for the surrealistic side effects.

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« Reply #5184 on: November 17, 2022, 04:00:44 AM »
Errr...one is the XB-15.

If you want a quick comparison though:



CFBV

Reference chart that should be posted in every household.   :smiley:

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« Reply #5185 on: November 17, 2022, 04:57:18 AM »
They missed this version of the PB-1W.





And the RCAF mail versions.



https://www.silverhawkauthor.com/post/canadian-warplanes-4-boeing-b-17-flying-fortress




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« Reply #5186 on: November 17, 2022, 09:24:23 PM »
Errr...one is the XB-15.

Ah, didn't know about the XB-15 & the only images I saw of the YB-17 were from the lower front quarter & it looked similar enough.
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« Reply #5187 on: November 18, 2022, 01:26:20 AM »
IOt would be interesting to see a photo of the XB-15 and the Y1B-17 flying together.

For now this might have to suffice:



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« Reply #5188 on: November 19, 2022, 02:28:59 AM »


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« Reply #5189 on: November 21, 2022, 12:21:21 AM »
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« Reply #5190 on: November 21, 2022, 12:22:51 AM »
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« Reply #5191 on: November 22, 2022, 12:25:17 AM »
From Twitter:
"The first photo of German-donated Dingo MRAP infantry fighting vehicles 🇩🇪 in service with the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces along with T-80BV and very interesting BMP-2 with BMD-2 turrets.
30 Dingos were already delivered to Ukraine with 20 more to be transferred soon."



Those turrets almost look like they were borrowed from M3 Stuarts.

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« Reply #5192 on: November 24, 2022, 08:52:55 PM »


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« Reply #5193 on: November 25, 2022, 10:06:23 AM »
From Twitter:
"... and very interesting BMP-2 with BMD-2 turrets..."

Apparently, the base vehicle is not a BMP-2 but rather a BRM-1K Korshun - a rather rare recce derivative of the BMP-1. Some of the BRM-1Ks went to the Czechs and Poles near the end of the Cold War. Perhaps they were the source of Ukraine's vehicles?

https://mil.in.ua/en/news/ukrainian-air-assault-forces-demonstrated-an-unknown-modernized-version-of-brm-1k/
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« Reply #5194 on: November 26, 2022, 04:21:33 AM »
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« Reply #5195 on: November 26, 2022, 09:53:41 AM »
You'd think that for a flagship mission like this, NASA would have spent some extra money to put something better than a 2000s era web cam at the end of the solar array.  The image quality is lacking - jpg artifacts and distinct lack of resolution and bit depth. Typical of the Artemis project and current NASA.

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« Reply #5196 on: November 27, 2022, 01:35:04 AM »

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« Reply #5197 on: November 28, 2022, 01:39:29 AM »
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« Reply #5198 on: Yesterday at 12:47:32 AM »


The cameras on the solar arrays are heavily modified GoPro Hero 4 Black. Connected to the Orion via WiFi.

A 30 page PDF presentation on the camera: Engineering Camera System for Orion 31 January 2017. Steve Bailey Deep Space Systems

Enjoy: https://www.asnt.org/~/media/Files/Events-Meetings/Conferences/ISIW/2017/3c_3_Bailey_Deep-Space-Systems_Engineering-Camera-System-for-Orion
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