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 Forum: Bar   Topic: Attention on deck

 Post subject: Re: Attention on deck
Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:42 am 

Replies: 33
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 Forum: Aircraft Ranking Library   Topic: Light Bombers UK/Germany

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:31 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 378

I'm surprised at the number for the DH4. I would of expected it to be closer to the DH9 rather than almost as good as the DH9a. What top speed did you use for the DH4? There are a lot of sources that credit the DH4 with 143 mph even though that was only a single test plane for a 375hp RR Eagle VII e...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Merry Christmas

 Post subject: Re: Merry Christmas
Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:05 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 606

May you all have a very Merry Christmas.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Thought up a wonderful Star Trek joke …

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:17 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 421


 Forum: Bar   Topic: Navy jet paints the sky

 Post subject: Re: Navy jet paints the sky
Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:43 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 533


 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Huge Soviet Warship Raised From Icy Depths ;)

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:15 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 482

Came across this story on Facebook and thought it was interesting having first heard about the Volga River Monitors in TBO. HUGE is a bit of a stretch for BK31 at 30 meters. Huge Soviet Warship Raised From Icy Depths http://worldwarwings.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/SovietWarship-735x413.jpg I thi...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The New Mutants

 Post subject: Re: The New Mutants
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:19 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 235

Interesting. Nice use of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall" in the trailer. 8-)

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Cheese-eating surrender monkeys?

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:00 am 

Replies: 107
Views: 3953

Belushi TD wrote:
Oh, I forgot about nelson to vanguard. Who wrote that? Sounds like my next library request.

Belushi TD

It's part of DK Brown's Design and Development series.

Before the Ironclad
Warrior to Dreadnought
The Grand Fleet
Nelson to Vanguard

 Forum: Art and Photography   Topic: USAF Museum

 Post subject: USAF Museum
Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:58 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 221

Over the weekend the wife and I went to the USAF Museum in Dayton OH. Got through all of the galleries but only by not taking the time to read all the placards or watch the videos. Next time we'll have to take more than one day for the trip. IMG_20170930_100343809_HDR.jpg Here's the link to my photo...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: Conflict-Series wargames on Android OS

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:21 pm 

Replies: 1
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I recently bought myself a cheap Android 10.1" tablet and went looking for some good time wasting games. I found the Conflict-Series by Joni Nuutinen in the play store and downloaded the free version of Operation Barbarossa. This is a very fun and challenging game. Classic hex and counter warga...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: The Night Watch - A Star Trek story

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:50 am 

Replies: 92
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Sound to me like a SFB Battle Frigate (FFB). Similar to the War Destroyer (DW) but it kept more of the frigate saucer. FFB added a 3rd frigate engine and a 3rd photon to the basic frigate saucer. DW had 3 frigate engines and 3 photons on an enlarged frigate saucer. According to the fluff, they were ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Korea

 Post subject: Re: Korea
Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:54 pm 

Replies: 236
Views: 9084

Talk about it being a ranging shot for Guam now. Distance from launch site to Guam also 3,700 km apparently. Yeah, interesting point. Perhaps a dry fire test before a point is made? I wonder what would happen if these mad f'ers were to do a Soviet Test #219? According to wiki, Test 219 was delivere...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Irma

 Post subject: Re: Irma
Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:16 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1038

Here's a pretty useful website that I like. Right now it shows Irma making land fall in the US right over Miami and then a second landfall in Savannah.

 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Eclipse 2017

 Post subject: Re: Eclipse 2017
Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:59 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 456

Managed a couple of shots between the clouds. Shot with my phone holding my Eclipse glasses over the lens.
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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Korea

 Post subject: Re: Korea
Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:47 pm 

Replies: 236
Views: 9084

That's not what he meant!

 Forum: Bar   Topic: So who knows stuff about US made motorboats?

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:34 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 746

A friend of mine had a mid 2000's (04 or 05?) Rinker cruiser 27ft. I would agree with the general opinion. A solid hull and mechanicals, somewhere between Bayliner and Sea Ray in vinyl and cabinetry quality. Probably closer to Sea Ray than Bayliner. Definitely worth a look at.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: IPMS Nationals

 Post subject: Re: IPMS Nationals
Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:48 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 488

Etched brass would be the 'standard' way to make that sort of part, I believe. Yes, but unfortunately etched brass can't really capture the curved shape of the things. Neither can injection moulding. 3D print is the way to go, but it is quite expensive. I'm currently working on a 1/700 USS Tennesse...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: So who knows stuff about US made motorboats?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:05 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 746

Compression issues can cover a whole range of problems some relatively cheap others not so much. I would have a professional look at that before buying. Unless it is so cheap you could pay for a new motor and still come out ahead. I thought of another brand you might look at, Chaparral. A buddy of m...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: So who knows stuff about US made motorboats?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:01 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 746

That does look nice. I like the layout. Packs a lot of cruising amenities into a 21 footer. Another one you might like would be a Starcraft 221 Islander. They are aluminum so they have a light weight for trailering if that matters to you. It's one that I'm considering since 3000lb means I can get a ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: So who knows stuff about US made motorboats?

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:31 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 746

I know how you feel with the withdrawls. I've been out of boating for 3 years and am really getting the itch. :cry: Searays are good boats but I wouldn't have a problem with a well cared for Bayliner. On older boats I think its more about how they were cared for over brand. Other brands to look at w...
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