Friday, September 22, 2023

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Conscripts indeed cannon fodder the Ukraine Conflict?

Startling and greatly alarming headlines.

"Russian conscripts are killed after 4½ months on average, with one in five dead less than two months after being conscripted: Data shows how Putin is sending civilians to their doom in Ukraine"

* "Conscripts began reporting horror stories from the front line within weeks"

From | article by DAVID AVERRE |  22 September 2023.

Conscripts normally defined I am not sure what type of military personal they are speaking about. Raw recruits without any prior military experience? Or troops having been been previously on active duty, possessing a modicum of military skills, reservists called to active-duty?

"A report has found the average Russian conscript survived just four and half months at the front line - with one in five dying within just two months."

Average usually meaning 50 %.

"Last year Vladimir Putin signed a decree to initiate a 'partial military mobilization', drafting some 300,000 Russian citizens and shipping them off to fight in Ukraine to bolster his crumbling military force." 

It was all supposed to take about two weeks max for the war to over. Wasn't it?


Thursday, September 21, 2023


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More on the American F-35 combat warplane recently crashed in South Carolina.

"Marines under fire for flying $80M F-35 over SC during thunderstorm when report shows jets CAN'T handle storms: Pilot ejected due to 'bad weather' before jet 'flipped', flew 100ft above trees in 'zombie mode' and crashed in field"

"A F-35 jet could have crashed on Sunday due to poor weather in South Carolina, new audio suggests - as questions mount as to why the disastrous training exercise was allowed to proceed. The F-35B Lightning II which the unnamed Marine pilot was flying is believed to be at risk of malfunctions if it flies in thunderstorms"

From the "Daily Mail" | ^ | 9/20/2023. The tip from Freeper.

The problem with the crashed F-35 NOT due to hacking. Difficulty as the subject of a prior blog entry the F-35 susceptible to complications and possible crisis when flying in the vicinity of a thunderstorm.

Further from the "Daily Mail" article:

* "A Marine flying a F-35 Lightning II ejected on Sunday only 1,000ft above ground" * The F-35 kept flying for around 60 miles before crashing in a South Carolina field" * "Questions are now being asked as to why the training exercise was carried out" * "The plane is at risk during thunderstorms and there was bad weather at take off"

See and read the entire Mail article the crashed F-35.

As previously stated, hacking not to blame in this instance. OBIGGS rather at fault:

"The issue lies within the F-35's OBIGGS (Onboard Inert Gas Generation) system, which pumps nitrogen-enriched air into its fuel tanks to inert them, preventing the aircraft from exploding if it is struck by lightning."

OBIGGS not [?] a system unique to the F-35. Other aircraft including commercial also equipped with OBIGGS.


Wednesday, September 20, 2023


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Everyone making ready. NATO aviation warplanes practicing landing and take-off dispersal highway landing strips. Able to operate in a time of war without be constrained to operate from conventional peacetime military air bases.

1. "RAF Typhoon Jet Operates From Finnish Road Strip For The First Time Ever" | September 20, 2023 | article by DAVID CENCIOTTI.

"A British Typhoon has carried out the first ever landing on a Finnish road strip."

On Sept. 20, 2023, a RAF Typhoon landed on a Finnish road as part of a demonstration that the RAF has planned to validate the ability of its frontline assets to operate from dispersed locations, including highways in the Nordic countries.

Additionally from a tweet by Ilmavoimat and thanks to same.


On 20 September, 2023.


 "Typhoon fighter landed for the first time on a Finnish road base in Tervo during #Baana23 dispersed operations exercise. Uniting expertise and advancing #joint capabilities, this collaboration highlights the strength of 🇫🇮🇬🇧 defense cooperation."

2. "ROUTE 604: Polish Air Force’s First Highway Strip Exercise In Decades Has Begun"

From | September 19, 2023 | article by JACEK SIMINSKI.

"First Highway Strip Exercise in Poland in 20 years underway."

"According to a release issued by the Polish General Command of the Armed Forces, the Polish Air Force is going to engage in the first highway strip [landing] exercise. Notably, this is the first operation of this type organized in two decades in Poland."

Making ready for what you ask! Do you need to be told!



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Missing F-35B American warplane has been found! Questions abound! Among them was the onboard computer system hacked!

"Hacked: to get into someone else's computer system without permission in order to find out information or do something illegal"

"New Footage Reveals Wreckage Of F-35 Jet Amidst Speculation Of Potential 'Cyberattack'"

From | article by TYLER DURDEN | TUESDAY, SEP 19, 2023 - 

"New footage shows the wreckage of the missing F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter in Williamsburg County, South Carolina. The F-35's debris field is approximately 80 miles from Joint Base Charleston. The military has confirmed the stealth jet was on autopilot when the pilot ejected, but the reasons for the ejection remain unknown. As a result, aviation commanders have grounded Marine Corps aircraft on Tuesday." 

Further from a tweet by Ian Miles Cheong and thanks to same.


"Green Hills Software produces the Integrity 178B Operating System that powers the F-35, F-22, F-16, and B-2. It also powers the Airbus A380. It was also quite possibly leaked. Now you understand why the entire USMC air fleet has been grounded."

Go see here a much more clear aerial view of the debris field, the F-35B warplane gone-to-ground.


Tuesday, September 19, 2023


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Signalers in the sense of strictly couriers/runner? But could be and were much more?

Bicycle troops the Russian Revolution.

"Who did the Russian bicycle troops fight?"

 From | SEPT 20 2022 | article by BORIS EGOROV.

"Several military cyclists are buried just by the Moscow Kremlin Wall. Even a street in the capital is named in their honor."

This image purportedly showing bicycle troops of the Red Latvian Riflemen. Most loyal contingent of the communist Soviet Red Army. Personally responsible for guarding Lenin. Extreme communist adherents.

"They could approach the enemy’s positions quickly, quietly and unexpectedly, strike hard and no less swiftly escape. In the early 20th century, when cavalry was already a thing of the past, but the era of motorized infantry hadn’t yet arrived, mobile bicycle troops were hugely popular in the armed forces of different countries around the world."


"On the battlefields of the 'Great War', the bicycle troops were deployed as scouts or signal personnel [couriers/runners]; also, they were supposed to cover [screen] the cavalry and infantry. Thanks to their noiselessness, they launched effective night attacks against the enemy. The command also used them as a highly mobile reserve force to compensate for defense breaches or, alternatively, to strengthen the army’s position in enemy territory more quickly during offensives. Due to their specific nature, bicycle units didn’t typically take hostages [prisoners]."

Reconnaissance, screening, scouting, patrolling, guard duty, messengers. All valid duty for bicycle troops. But as with all unconventional methods, must be used judiciously in modern warfare.

And NO NEED as with horse cavalry to spend a goodly part of the day grooming the horses. Feed, water, check for injury, get shod when necessary. 

Take no prisoners also!



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Think not that a wandering pilotless warplane on auto-pilot so totally unusual.

Here with an instance from the era of the Cold War.

'Soesterberg we have a problem': the story of a pilotless Soviet MiG-23 over Belgium"

From October 3, 2012 DARIO LEONE.

"That time a Soviet MiG-23 crossed Europe before crashing in Belgium."


"Jul. 4 1989 was a hell of an Independence Day for the American 32nd TFS (Tactical Fighter Squadron) . . . based at Soesterberg Air Base, in the Netherlands."

"In fact when Captains J.D. 'JD' Martin and Bill 'Turf' Murphy were scrambled with their F-15C Eagle fighter jets, they could not imagine that their mission was to intercept a very strange MiG."

"On the very same day a Soviet MiG-23M 'Flogger B' and its pilot, Colonel Nikolai Skurigin, had taken off for a routine training mission from Kolobzreg, in Poland. During the mission, the MiG suffered what seemed to be an engine failure that forced Skurigin to eject from his jet."


The story as also reported by the wiki:

"On 4 July 1989, a pair of 32nd TFS F-15Cs scrambled to intercept what turned out to be an unoccupied Soviet Air Forces MiG-23M 'Flogger' which had flown on autopilot from its base in Bagicz, Poland, to West Germany after the pilot had ejected. The pilots were instructed to shoot it down over the North Sea however the MiG-23 ran out of fuel and crashed into a house in Kortrijk, Belgium, killing an occupant."

Read here also and as is germane the saga of the Libyan MiG-23 found crashed on an Italian mountainside, dead pilot inside. Having flown on auto-pilot a consider distance prior to coming-to-earth.



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Preface: Debris field of the missing F-35B has been found.

"US Military Can’t Find Missing F-35B, Asks For Public Help" | September 18, 2023 | article by DAVID CENCIOTTI.

"U.S. military asking for public’s help finding F-35B gone missing after pilot ejected. But, how do you lose an F-35 after the pilot ejected?"

"As already reported here, a pilot ejected safely from an F-35B Lighting II jet belonging to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 . . .  in the afternoon on Sept. 17, 2023."

"The weird thing is that the aircraft has not been located yet."

"In a post on X, Joint Base Charleston said that based on the missing plane’s location and trajectory, the search for the F-35 Lightning II jet was focused on Lake Moultrie and Lake Marion, north of North Charleston . . . Joint Base Charleston asked the public on social media."

Big-time egg-on-face American military aviation. Missing warplane gone and cannot be located? What is that?

Stealth American military aircraft F-35B continuing to fly on auto-pilot after pilot having ejected. Transponder turned off, radar evidently UNABLE to further monitor the flight, ordinary conventional  radars unable to follow.

STEALTH of course not meaning total 100 % invisibility. Just means much less VISIBILITY! Enemy air defenses unable to act quick enough at the approach of an F-35B.