Friday, November 27, 2020

Rendlesham.

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Always looking for material of the paranormal variety with the military connection. 

Here one more instance. 

UFO. Great Britain. Cold War, nuclear weapons. Rendlesham forest. Restricted area. Etc. Soup to nuts. 

Devoted readers to the blog I recommend this You Tube video highly.


Within the realm of Unidentified-Flying-Objects [UFO] and observations of the paranormal kind this event can be deemed extraordinary and possessing great validity? UFO observed by many military personnel including senior officers. UFO as even approached and TOUCHED? Military trained observers their veracity during such phenomenon less subjected to question. Reports and documentation of the event evidently still exist and can be accessed. All very strange indeed!

See additionally an entire Internet web site article devoted to RAF Bentwaters. RAF Bentwaters adjacent to Rendlesham forest. RAF Bentwaters now a Cold War relic and apparently a museum?

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Gela WW2.

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Here thanks to yet one more Mark Felton You Tube video another example of Italian courage on the battlefield during World War Two. "Italian Armoured Death Ride - Sicily 1943".


Italian armor unit Battle of Sicily [WW2] attacking the allied [American] landing force Gela. Lightly armored and lightly gunned Italian army unit using captured French tanks R35/40 demonstrating admirable and unmistakable elan'. Attack not succeeding but the effort had TRY!

American ranger units Gela as attacked actually in a degree of peril. A concerted effort by the Italian armor and the allied landing-force might have been in great danger. Troops of lesser quality than the rangers might have panicked with tank-fright the consequences for the invasion force dire.

ITALIANS AS WITH OTHER MILITARY COMBATANTS LEADERSHIP  THE KEY TO SUCCESS.

See an additional blog entry with many links discussing Italian courage and bravery during both world wars:


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Polisario.


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Courtesy the Internet web site Small Wars Journal and the article by Joseph Hammond.

"Polisario Front Renews War in Western Sahara"

"The United States should pay careful attention to the brewing conflict in the Sahara which if left unchecked could contribute to destabilizing forces across North Africa and the Sahel."

HEY, I THOUGHT THESE INSURGENTS [POLISARIO] WERE DEFEATED A LONG TIME AGO! IF NOT AN OUTRIGHT DEFEAT A STEADY TRUCE EVEN IF SHAKY SOMETIMES.

Polisario an African insurgency: "a Sahrawi rebel national liberation movement aiming to end Moroccan presence in the Western Sahara."

Two aspects of the Polisario COIN [counter-insurgency] odd. 1. The building of an enormous sand berm [wall] greatly restricting the cross-border movement of mobile Polisario units. 2. Autopsy of slain insurgents revealing uncircumcised men as combatants. For a part of the world where nearly 100 %  of the population Muslim the presence of such individuals found as most strange. 

Who are these guys?

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Biplane?

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Biplane? World War Two? Biplane? 

Consider within context of the recent blog entries as seen here and here the warring parties employing biplane fighter aircraft.

1. Gloster Gladiator.

"The Gloster Gladiator was already made obsolete by the time of its inception, yet the type soldiered on through 1944."

AND AS FLOWN BY THE RAF ACE OF ACES MARMADUKE PATTLE. [THIS MAKES THE COMBAT ACHIEVEMENTS OF PAT PATTLE EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT?]

2. Fiat CR.42. Fiat Cr.42 Falco (Falcon).

"The Fiat CR.42 was designed off the successes of the CR.32, with Italy still believing in the capabilities of biplane aircraft. [as compared to the single wing monoplane.]

ITALIAN COMBAT FIGHTER PILOTS FLYING THE CR.42 DURING THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN [1940] WITH VERY POOR RESULTS.

See two Internet web site comparing the plus and minus of the biplane [two wings] as compared to the monoplane [one wing].

https://airplaneacademy.com/biplanes-vs-monoplanes-6-factors-compared/

https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/archive/article/july-1930/48/monoplane-or-biplane

Here also an oddity and curiosity. The jet powered biplane. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PZL_M-15_Belphegor

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Marmaduke.

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The British Royal Air Force [RAF] combat fighter pilot during the Second World War [WW2] was: "the most capable - - the most aggressive!" - - Gunther Rall.

Rall, of course, the esteemed German Luftwaffe fighter pilot from WW2. Rall  possessing a very distinguished combat record on all fronts, against all opposition. 

Here is the RAF pilot during the Second World War that was among the "most capable - - the most aggressive!"

Marmaduke Pattle. Indeed. Pattle it can be very reasonably suggested the BEST of the BEST!!

"Marmaduke Thomas St. John "Pat" Pattle DFC & Bar . . . was a South African-born World War II Flying ace for the Royal Air Force. He was an ace with a very high score, and is sometimes noted as being the highest scoring British and Commonwealth pilot of World War II. He has been unofficially credited with about 50 victories . . . Pattle did all his scoring in a period of nine months, against Axis opponents who outnumbered the RAF fighter contingent at all times"

Even more remarkable Pattle flying during his various aerial combats an antiquated warplane, the Gloster Gladiator.

Pattle after making such a significant contribution to the war effort losing his life  - - shot down and killed in aerial combat.

I am impressed. Not the  plane! The man behind the controls of the plane!

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John Finn.

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From just less than a week ago:


"The U.S. now has another defense system defending against North Korean ICBM’s". 

"In a first-of-its-kind test, the United States has successfully used a small ship-fired missile to intercept a target Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), according to the Missile Defense Agency. The successful test shows the U.S. military now has another missile defense system capable of defending against North Korean ICBM’s aimed at the United States." 


An animation of the intercept. SM-3 IIA missile still in the developmental stage. Ballistic missile as the target fired toward the mainland USA. Ballistic missile intercepted on a down-ward trajectory? Normally these anti-ballistic missile systems ship-carried attempt to intercept during the boost phase rather than the terminal phase of flight.

Read additionally an appraisal by our good friend Commander Salamander:


THE FIRST THOUGHT I HAD WAS THIS WAS A SIGNAL THINLY-VEILED TO THE CHINESE THAT THE MUCH TOUTED CHINESE ANTI-SHIP BALLISTIC-MISSILE NOW HAS A COUNTER.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Blitz WW2.

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Blitz [1940] Italian style.

Again the topic the Italian military enigma. The Italian military during both World Wars their ineptness and poor performance marked in contrast to the military forces of other warring nations.

Another Mark Felton You tube video, the topic the Italian contribution to the Battle of Britain [1940. Thanks to the outstanding Internet web site of Bruce G. Charlton for the tip.


Italian contribution to the Battle of Britain 1940 rather scant and apparently ineffective at best. Warplanes bombers and fighter escort both antiquated models and easy targets for the RAF Hurricanes and Spitfires.

The poor performance and apparent marked incompetence of the Italian military during World War Two having many exceptions. See my previous blog entries the Italian on a number of occasions comporting themselves on the battlefield with elan' unmistakable:





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