Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Thought for Today

I remember as a young teen, just getting interested in World War II and aircraft, the CAF B-17 “Texas Raiders” was the first warbird I ever saw. And the first I ever toured. Spent a lot of time one Saturday … Continue reading

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Sneak Peak

What is Dave working on? The bad news is, this is still a ways from being finished! But the good news is, it is coming…

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Road Trip!

My wife, her parents and I spent a few days out of town this last week, and I wanted to share some things relevant, at least tangentially relevant, to this website. First day was at that long time favorite destination … Continue reading

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Elco 80′ Patrol Torpedo Boat

An important weapon that is the very definition of a low value asset, the PT boat manages to be one of the better known weapons of the Second World War. Let’s take a look at, what will probably be, the … Continue reading

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Go figure

Apparently my wife likes this picture?

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Ryan NYP

Spirit of St Louis This is obviously from a little earlier time than most of what I post here.  It is also, just as obviously, “iconic” in the truest sense of the word. Let’s look at a pioneering aircraft.

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Yokosuka MXY-7 Baka

This small, rocket-assisted glider was actually classified as “ordnance” by its operator and was really the world’s first production smart missile. Let’s take a look at something only one combatant would have even considered building.

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Special Treat

I recently finished a different, rather exotic sort of project.  This is one I’ll remember for years, or well days anyway. Join me after the jump for something well outside of my normal genre.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

This new movie from Peter Jackson is truly unique and special.  It is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and is told entirely through period images with veterans’ voices providing narration. Join me for … Continue reading

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Darkest Hour

Or Dunkirk Part II I’m still resisting the idea movie reviews will ever be a regular feature of this site, but after watching this December’s Darkest Hour I did feel something needed to be said.  Especially since I commented on Dunkirk this last summer. This movie … Continue reading

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