Category: Military and History Related Articles

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Galveston Gal P-51 Crash

October 25, 2013 (GALVESTON, Texas) — Two men have died after a vintage fighter plane crashed near Galveston, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says 51-year-old pilot Keith Hibbett of Denton and his 66-year-old passenger John Stephen Busby, who was visiting from the United Kingdom, were killed in the...

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QF-16 as drones target practice

The Daily Mail reports that Boeing has successfully converted six F-16 fighter jets into drones, allowing the aircraft to take off and fly without a pilot. Boeing says it’s the first time a F-16 has flown unmanned. “It’s a replication of current, real world situations and aircraft platforms they can...

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Constructing the USS Gerald R. Ford

— Robert Johnson Business Insider- The United States is building its next generation of aircraft carrier, the FORD-class carriers. The U.S. Navy gave us access to photograph construction of the USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virgina. The numbers behind the USS Gerald R. Ford are impressive; about...

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Women and the war effort

These are beautiful color portraits were produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II. The do depict the important role of women during the war effort. Photographers Howard R. Hollem and Alfred T. Palmer took these pictures during 1942 to 1943. They were handed over to...

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Congress insists on more Abrams

WASHINGTON (AP) — Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army’s hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle. Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the...

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WW-II Animal Heroes

Y! News / For most of history, animals were often the forgotten heroes of war. But since 1943, courageous creatures, which have over the years saved the lives of thousands of men, have had their gallantry recognized with the Dickin Medal. The honor, introduced by the British veterinary charity PDSA,...

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Lockheed / Pratt & Whitney in Hot Water

AVALON, Australia -(Reuters) – The Pentagon program chief for the F-35 warplane slammed its commercial partners Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney on Wednesday, accusing them of trying to “squeeze every nickel” out of the U.S. government and failing to see the long-term benefits of the project. U.S. Lieutenant-General Christopher Bogdan made...

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Iwo Jima monument up for auction

(AP) — A long-forgotten piece of America’s military history is going up for sale. The original smaller statue of the iconic raising of the U.S. flag at Iwo Jima in 1945 is expected to fetch up to $1.8 million later this month at a New York auction dedicated to World...

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New Iran Jet Fighter Debunked (Update)

This just in: The development of a new Iranian stealth fighter attracted a lot of attention over the weekend. But aviation experts are now questioning whether the jet is even real. This weekend pictures and video were released of Iranian military officials surveying what looked like a fully operational Q-313....

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New Russian Submarine

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia inaugurated on Thursday the first of a new class of submarine it will rely upon for decades as a bulwark of its strategic nuclear force and President Vladimir Putin pledged to strengthen the country’s navy further. Putin, who began a new six-year term last May, has...

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Schwarzenegger’s M-47 Patton Tank

Arnold Schwarzenegger owns his own tank.  Because of course he would. If any private citizen was going to possess their own tank, obviously it would be Arnold Schwarzenegger.  But it’s not just for joy rides and smashing cars – though he did drive me around on it, and he did...

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Our salute to the USS Enterprise

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier was retired from active service on Saturday, temporarily reducing the number of carriers in the U.S. fleet to 10 until 2015. The USS Enterprise ended its notable 51-year career during a ceremony at its home port at Naval Station Norfolk,...