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Fleet Fest - USS Roosevelt and USS Truman - Aircraft Carriers

I had the treat of going on board the USS Roosevelt for a tour yesterday. It was Fleet Fest Day and the US Navy invited the public to come and see the ships. 83 more words

US Navy Ships

The Real Bus

The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III has been in the spotlight lately for its role in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD as a mobile airborne command post (“The Bus”) that would put Air Force One to shame in both function and comfort. 593 more words


Soaking up the last drop...

Our weather forecast shows showers starting tomorrow afternoon followed by more rain and cooler temperatures for the next week, so after I got home from the Log House Museum I took today’s crossword and KenKen out to the deck to work on. 48 more words


Is our contribution to the war in Iraq disproportionate?

Australian aircraft are About to begin flying sorties over the Middle East. The eight FA-18 Super Hornets will soon be active participants in bombing ISIS. As Australia becomes embroiled in a war to which it may have made an open-ended commitment, it is worth reflecting on the relative contribution of other nations to this particular campaign. 427 more words

Weapon File: Sea Eagle

Sea Eagle was an anti-ship missile fielded initially by Royal Air Force (RAF) Blackburn Buccaneer S.2Bs and Royal Navy Sea Harrier FRS.1s. It was later carried by the Panavia Tornado GR.1B when the Buccaneer was withdrawn from service and was exported to India who carried it on their own Sea Harrier FRS.51s, Sea King helicopters and Il-38 ‘May’ maritime patrol planes. 523 more words


Blackburn Buccaneer S.1


Role: Two seat low level strike aircraft

Manufacturers: Blackburn Aircraft Ltd, Brough and Holme on Spalding Moor

Power Plant: 2x Gyron Junior 101 turbojets (7,100lbs thrust) 315 more words