Thursday, April 18, 2019

Decoy USA.

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"Little Buddy".

Also never heard of this before either. Has been around for some time.

Combat proven. A towed decoy used to fool radar-guided surface-air-missiles [SAM].

ALE-50. Expendable while performing yeoman duty. 

"The AN/ALE-50 towed decoy system was developed by Raytheon to protect multiple US military aircraft from radar-guided missiles. The AN/ALE-50 towed decoy system is an anti-missile countermeasures decoy system used on multiple U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps aircraft . . . The ALE-50 system consists of a launcher and launch controller installed on the aircraft (usually on a wing pylon), and one or more expendable towed decoys. Each decoy is delivered in a sealed canister and has a ten-year shelf life."

"When deployed, the decoy is towed behind the host aircraft, protecting the aircraft and its crew against RF-guided missiles by luring the missile toward the decoy and away from the intended target."

MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE CONSIDER THAT THE COST OF ONE EXPENDABLE AND NEVER-TO-BE-USED-AGAIN DECOY IS $22,000 USD!

Nobody ever said war was cheap, did they? F-21 if and when taking to the air to be equipped with ALE-50.

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F-21.

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A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll?

Was not even aware such a warplane existed. F-21. A joint venture of American and Indian concerns. A fourth generation multi-role combat-aircraft [MRCA] based on the original design of the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Falcon the original aircraft over forty years old now!

"Meet the 'New' F-21 Fighter: An F-16 On Steroids (With F-22 and F-35 DNA)?"

"Is this the fighter India needs?" Thanks to the article by David Axe from The National Interest.

"Lockheed Martin in mid-February 2019 offered to sell India a new fighter the company calls the 'F-21.'"

"In fact, the F-21 is an F-16 that Lockheed has upgraded with new cockpit displays, conformal fuel tanks, a larger airframe spine that can accommodate additional electronics, fittings for towed radar decoys, a new infrared sensor and a refueling probe that's compatible with India's Russian-made aerial tankers."

FIGHTING FALCON A PROVEN WINNER AND F-21 TO BE EVEN MORE SO. FOURTH GENERATION PLUS!

The Indian Air Force for a period of decades has standardized on Soviet/Russian warplanes with mixed [?] results. MiG-21 for instance having a bad record of CRASHING!

Again, F-21 to be a JOINT venture of American and Indian concerns and probably to the advantage of everyone.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Honor.

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I make this blog entry with great trepidation.

WARNING! All devoted readers to the blog and those merely perusing in a casual manner.

If you are easily offended by material of an intense, adult, frank, risque' and graphic nature hit escape now.

DO NOT SCROLL FURTHER DOWNWARD!










"We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won't allow them write 'fuck' on the their airplanes because it's obscene!" - - Colonel Kurtz, "Apocalypse Now". As is normally the case click on images accompanying this post to see an enlarged view.

Now for the rest of the story. Thanks to Reddit and the tip from DeeDee.

THE STRANGE TALE OF THE AMERICA F-105D FIGHTER-BOMBER DURING THE ERA OF THE VIETNAM WAR WITH NOSE ART OF A "SUGGESTIVE" NATURE, ALMOST PORNOGRAPHIC BY THE STANDARDS OF THE PERIOD!!

PUSSY GALORE!!



Nose art of the F-105D as seen by the boom operators of a KC-135 during aerial operations in the skies over Vietnam during the Second Indo-China War. Target for the mid-air refueling boom that particular part of the female anatomy.

"The instant Ms. Galore showed up, there were cries of  'SHE’S HERE!' and Vic [Vizcarra] can see crews crowding the boom operator window for a view, with camera flashes going off also."

"One of the most famous, or infamous, depending on your point of view, F-105D was known as Pussy Galore. This aircraft was flown by Captain Victor 'Vic' Vizcarra."

"According to an interesting post appeared on Reddit, the original Pussy Galore I marking was painted in July 1965. The idea came about as an inside joke for the KC-135 tanker crews, especially the boom operators who had trouble putting the boom into the receptacle so Capt. Vizcarra painted Pussy Galore right on the nose so that her umm………'Strategic Part' was right over the receptacle! She was named after the female executive pilot to the evil Goldfinger in the James Bond film of the same name."

. . . .

"The marking itself though, didn’t last that long. It was found out by the new Wing commander three weeks after application. The commander was Robert Scott, a WW II war hero and great pilot. He immediately went apoplectic ape S_____ and ordered Galore removed on the spot! Thus ending the Pussy Galore story."

YOU WERE WARNED, WEREN'T YOU! BUT YOU DO KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY AND ARE SO MUCH THE BETTER OFF FOR IT TOO!

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Fraud.

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From the Internet web site G2mil this item copied and posted in entirety. All thanks to G2mil!

"Hypersonic Aircraft are a Fraud"

"Profiteers are collecting billions of dollars for bogus hypersonic aircraft concepts, i.e. aircraft that fly over Mach 5. Billions were spent on this idea in the 1950s and 1960s until it was proven impractical. The SR-71 with a Mach 3 dash speed was the best ever produced."

"Sustained flight over Mach 3 was proven impossible due to the fuel consumption and skin heating problems. There are no new magical ideas or materials to overcome these limiting factors. Even if these are solved, limited payload fraction makes hypersonic aircraft a loser, as the Russians recently rediscovered while testing Putin's promised super weapon."

"To fly at Mach 5+, an aircraft must be extremely aerodynamic to reduce friction that causes skin heating and greater fuel consumption. But his leaves almost no room for payload. It also requires the aircraft to be much longer, which makes it much heavier. It also needs a much stronger and heavier airframe to withstand extreme forces, and much larger engines to produce the needed thrust. Finally, it needs much more fuel to push this very long and heavy aircraft fast through the air, but the narrow airframe has no room for lots of fuel, or payload. Hypersonic aircraft are a fraud and all aerospace engineers know this."

Extremely! Greater! Longer! Stronger! Heavier! Larger! More! 

Putin and the much ballyhooed hypersonic weapon threat way overdone? This is what we are being told?

"ballyhoo - - noun - - 1. extravagant publicity or fuss."

Aviation authorities out there! Do you confirm or deny or it is middle of the road? Let me hear from you.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Binge.

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From the  Russian controlled [?] media Sputnik the type of item as favored by the Russian. Make the American military look bad.

"US Military Personnel Heaviest Drinkers By Profession - Study"

"A new study using data from nearly 27,000 professionals across 25 industries has concluded that members of the US armed forces drink most often and most heavily over the course of a year."

"The study, conducted by Delphi Behavioral Health Group using data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also found that the number of alcohol consumers in the US armed forces has been rising steadily since 2014."

"Employees of the armed forces spent the most days engaging in binge-drinking, the researchers found."

The study was limited in scope due to the low number of armed forces members that reported on their drinking habits. Out of a total of 26,743 people whose responses were surveyed for the study, only 81 were in the armed forces at the time of the survey.

POPULATION FOR THE STUDY NOT INCLUDING A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF MILITARY PERSONNEL TO MAKE REASONABLE STATISTICAL INFERENCES.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Eddie.

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All courtesy here You Tube and the trip from Freeper!

Eddie Heimberger American naval officer comporting himself with courage during the Battle of Tarawa. Yeoman duty literally his leadership unmistakable.


Eddie Heimberger the actor. Better known as Eddie Albert. Famous for his Hollywood cinematic roles. Eddie one of a number of Hollywood personalities volunteering for duty during the Second World War and seeing combat action. Combat action such as at Tarawa of an almost unparalleled nature.

Even more and to the point some items as discussed in the You Tube video concerning Tarawa.

* Fighting at Tarawa about THIRTY TIMES AS INTENSE as during the Guadalcanal Campaign. My figure based on number of ground force dead for the period of time.

* Guadalcanal campaign: "Marines lost 1,592 men" killed in action. Additionally: "Army divisions lost 550" killed in action. Guadalcanal campaign last six months. Tarawa the battle lasting three days!!

* Comparing Guadalcanal to Tarawa: "The 2nd Marine Division suffered 894 killed in action . . . while an additional 84 of the wounded survivors later succumbed to what proved to be fatal wounds."

* Even beyond the ground force casualties at Tarawa add those killed in action from the sinking of the USS Liscome Bay. Escort carrier torpedoed and blown to bits the result catastrophic casualties.

Recognize also that Eddie Albert only one of many American heroes at Tarawa. "Uncommon valor was a common virtue on Iwo Jima". As it was at Iwo Jima so it was it previously at Tarawa.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lies.

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Thanks to the outstanding Internet web site South Front a Russian perspective of the Second World War. Myths as described in the western world dispelled by a Russian scholar.

"Opinion: The New Lies About WWII Which The West Is Making People Believe In"

"After the end of the bloodiest war in the history of humanity, a lot of myths arose and were turned into 'facts' by the West and even some Russian elites."

 Written by Viktor Stoilov exclusively for SouthFront; Edited by Yoana with input from Andrey Fursov.

* "One of the biggest lies according to [academician]. Fursov is that the USSR and Stalin are to blame for the war and arguing with the meaning of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact."

Hitler too timid to attack Poland and start World War Two unless a non-aggression pact first signed with the Soviet Union. Guard the eastern boundaries of Germany while waging war against the allied powers of France and England. Hitler did not want a two-front war.

* "The second big lie according to the academic is that Stalin was preparing to attack but Hitler surprised him and did it first."

This is Icebreaker as proposed by the Soviet defector Suvorov.

* "The 3rd big lie that Fursov points out is that Stalin didn’t know that Hitler was going to attack and he left his army vulnerable to the forces of the Nazi."

Warnings from Stalin's spies and from no less person than Churchill ignored.

*  "4th and extremely important: Who are winners of the war?"

Without a doubt the primary winner of the war was the United States of America. More food than could be eaten. More oil than needed for vehicles. Sole possessor of the atomic bomb. The beginning of the consumer society and general prosperity for all. The only super-power, combining economic, military and political might.

Without a doubt that secondary winner of the war the Soviet Union. Hegemony over Eastern Europe and the movement of communist-controlled governments westward, threatening all of Europe. The Soviet military a proven winner and seen as a real and existential threat to the United States [especially from 1950 onwards].

Myths become facts and facts become myths? Devoted readers to the blog each and everyone can reach their own opinion. Orthodoxy always open to question?

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