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  • ANALYSIS: Small Iomax has big plans for light-attack champion Archangel

    08/02/2017 3:37:08 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM ^ | AUGUST 2, 2017 | Stephen Trimble
    Light-attack aircraft come in many forms: purpose-built turboprops such as the Embraer A-29, converted turboprop trainers like the Beechcraft AT-6 and Korea Aerospace Industries KT-1, and even jet-powered trainers modified to carry weapons and surveillance equipment. Then there is the most unlikely story of them all: the AirTractor AT-802 and Thrush 710. These almost identical, tail-sitting cropdusters are now operating as light combat aircraft in several countries in the Middle East and Africa. They are American-built aircraft sold exclusively to foreign countries without – so far – a US military customer or sponsor. And they have even spawned a fierce...
  • Suspected Gold Robbers Arrested in Germans [sic]

    07/12/2017 8:50:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Heavily-armed masked police arrested the suspects, one wearing a hood over his head, in Berlin's Neukoelln neighborhood. Another nine people are being questioned in the case. All suspects are related to one another and aged between 18 and 20, police said. The raids of 13 different buildings lasted several hours, but the gold coin was not recovered. "We assume that the coin was partially or completely sold," Carsten Pfohl of the Berlin state criminal office told reporters at a press conference. He added that police also confiscated clothes and cars to comb for traces of gold. The Canadian "Big Maple...
  • Three Planes Will Square Off in the USAF's Light Attack Experiment

    05/21/2017 7:23:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 15, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    At least three different aircraft will participant in the U.S. Air Force’s light attack experiment, commonly referred to as OA-X, according to the companies involved. All that remains to be seen is just how serious the service actually is about pursuing the concept. On May 12, 2017, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) issued a press release on behalf of itself and its partner, Embraer Defense & Security, announcing that they would be sending their A-29 light attack aircraft to the Air Force’s evaluation. On May 15, 2017, Textron Aviation sent out a notice that its AT-6 Wolverine and Scorpion aircraft were...
  • ‘Dog Company’: Bronze Star Decorated Army Captain Explains How [PC] Lawyers Are Betraying Our Troops

    04/12/2017 10:18:59 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 29 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | April 12, 2017 | John Hayward
    Army Captain Roger Hill joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about his new book, Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command. “The bottom line here is that we’ve got a set of politically driven rules of engagement that are getting our guys and girls overseas killed and hurt unnecessarily,” Hill said of his book’s urgent message. “This book Dog Company highlights a number of examples of that, in a real setting, during a real deployment to a province in eastern Afghanistan” in 2008 and 2009, according to Hill....
  • Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

    03/27/2017 3:20:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    APnews ^ | 3-27-17 | DAVID RISING
    Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said. Police spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday, broke into a cabinet where the "Big Maple Leaf" coin was kept, and escaped with it before police arrived. A ladder was found by nearby railway tracks. The three-centimeter (1.18-inch) thick coin, with a diameter of 53 centimeters (20.9 inches), has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($750,000). By weight alone, however, it would be worth...
  • buying bulk contemporary usa silver dollars? plus bulk usa gold coin questions

    03/23/2017 10:22:36 AM PDT · by SteveH · 60 replies
    steveh | 3/23/2017 | steveh
    hi, wondering what the most economical way to go is for buying bulk contemporary usa silver dollars. i got quoted a price of $20/silverdollar at a local jewelry store, quantity 100, immediate inventory. apparently a common unit of purchase is a 100 silver dollar bag. i would request the dollars be placed in plastic containers. very important: the plastic containers must not interact with the copper in the coins to produce a green patina. the reason for storage in rolls is to permit easy placement into flat style safety deposit boxes. should i go with 1, 2, 3, or more...
  • Will TrumpCare Be Worse Than ObamaCare?

    01/18/2017 5:18:07 AM PST · by expat_panama · 53 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 1/17/2017 | Editorial
    Health Reform: Over the weekend, Donald Trump said he's nearly finished with an ObamaCare replacement plan. Based on the sketchy outline he provided, Trump's vision of health care reform is troubling. In a phone interview with the Washington Post on Saturday, Trump said the replacement plan is "very much formulated down to the final strokes." No problem there. Trump has the right political instincts about how to get rid of ObamaCare. Rather than repeal a portion of it through the reconciliation process — as Republican congressional leaders propose — then delay even that until a replacement plan gets hammered out,...
  • Salzberg Advises: Research PCGS Populations and Prices (coin population/price fixing?)

    01/18/2017 8:02:52 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 2 replies
    NGC ^ | 17 JAN 16 | Mark Salzberg
    Dear Fellow Numismatists: In November I announced that PCGS-certified coins would no longer be eligible for inclusion in the popular NGC Registry. I received many positive comments from those who have closely followed graded coin populations and prices. Others asked me, “Why? What is the difference between NGC and PCGS?” Let me show you. Over the last five years or so, I have noticed a perplexing trend at PCGS. There has been a dramatic increase in the grades assigned by PCGS for a wide range of coin types and, consequently, I believe that this has caused an extraordinary reduction in...
  • For the first time ever, there will be a black Lady Liberty on a coin

    01/13/2017 10:49:33 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 140 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 1/12/17 | AJ Willingham
    A new commemorative coin from the U.S. Mint and Treasury features a fresh depiction of Lady Liberty. With a crown of stars in her hair and a toga-like dress, she's as patriotic as ever. She's also, for the first time on an officially minted coin, portrayed as a black woman. The United States Mint unveiled the 24k gold coin in commemoration of their 225th anniversary. Gaze upon her beauty in full:
  • Money: The Root of Terrorist Evil (Long Article)

    12/22/2016 10:12:40 AM PST · by WASgun · 3 replies
    The Gunship Blogger Wordpress ^ | June 25, 2016 | the gunship blogger
    Are finances a greater enabling factor for terrorist organizations than ideology? Fourth Wave terrorism focuses on targeting civilian populace in order to incite terror and force political concessions. Routinely, organizations receive massive amounts of capital from benefactors (Princes, religious institutions, etc.) for work which is purportedly ideologically driven. A terrorist attack attempts to replicate the effects of a weapon system that costs orders of magnitude more. The average cost estimate for a suicide vest is $1,200 and a vehicle borne IED ranges from $13,000 to $20,000.[6] It is estimated that the September 11th attacks cost approximately $500,000 dollars.[7] Figure 1...
  • Is the Selection of General Mattis a Signal for Us to Expect a Continuation of COIN Philosophy?

    12/15/2016 9:01:12 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 27 replies
    blog: Let Them Fight or Bring Them Home! ^ | December 8, 2016 | John Bernard, USMC (retired)
    History can either be a Schoolmaster or a Mistress. It depends on the intent of the reader. It also depends on what the reader considers sacrosanct. We all tend to hold certain things as so inviolable as to make objective questioning that might breach that privately held trust, unacceptable. This is all fine when the only thing that might be defiled is our personal conscience or even the feelings of another. But when the thing or person questioned, has power and the ability to send men and women, who have selflessly granted those certain powers unfettered access unto death, those...
  • PICTURES: Scorpion carries out weapons testing over White Sands

    10/20/2016 6:43:01 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies
    FlightGlobal ^ | 20 OCTOBER, 2016 | BETH STEVENSON
    Textron AirLand’s Scorpion light attack fighter has demonstrated its close air support capability for the first time during a weapons exercise at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Operating from Holloman AFB in New Mexico, the developmental aircraft launched three different munitions during tests that ran from 10-14 October. Under evaluation were Hydra-70 unguided 2.75 in rockets, the BAE Systems Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, and Lockheed Martin AGM-114F Hellfire missile. Weapons guidance was supported by the aircraft’s L-3 Wescam MX-15Di sensor and a ground-based laser designator, Textron says. The time taken from design and integration to flight testing...
  • South Africa’s AHRLAC Advances Toward Production (new aircraft)

    09/22/2016 10:21:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    AINonline ^ | September 22, 2016 | David Donald
    With at least two launch customers signed up, the South African AHRLAC (Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light AirCraft) is scheduled to enter production next year. Unveiled at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) show at Waterkloof in 2014, the prototype AHRLAC (ZU-XDM) returned to the 2016 show last week with more than 250 hours of flight test accomplished. AHRLAC Holdings is producing the aircraft; the Paramount Group is a major shareholder in this company. The PT-6A-powered aircraft has undertaken four deployments to the border and to Botswana to conduct operationally representative trials, including landing on a range of surfaces such as...
  • Revealed: How the U.S. Air Force Almost Brought Back the P-51 Mustang

    08/31/2016 6:20:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 51 replies
    The National Interest ^ | August 30, 2016 | Michael Peck
    The North American P-51 Mustang was one of the greatest fighters of World War II. Had life worked out differently, the Mustang could also have fought in Vietnam and flown against a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. In fact, it might even have replaced the A-10 Warthog. The Piper PA-48 Enforcer was a modernized version of the P-51. It was the brainchild of David Lindsay, founder of manufacturer Cavalier Aircraft, who bought the rights to the Mustang in 1956. The P-51 eventually became the Turbo Mustang III. But in 1968, in response to an Air Force search for a counterinsurgency...
  • How to offload a gold coin?

    08/15/2016 8:11:14 PM PDT · by TheDandyMan · 55 replies
    n/a | 8/15/2016 | TDM
    Hello all, I was gifted a couple gold coins a few years ago -- just basic, 1 oz American Eagle coins, no special edition or date or anything like that. I kind of forgot I had them, but recently decided to sell one of them off to finance my conspicuous consumption of .22 ammo, and came a bit of a cropper, as our British cousins might put it. Simply put, aside from selling the thing at a pawn shop for pennies on the dollar, how are you supposed to sell the damn thing? What research I've done seems to indicate...
  • OPINION: Why US Air Force needs a low-cost gun-slinger

    08/05/2016 1:57:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 22 replies
    FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL ^ | Aug 05, 2016
    Roll the clock back six years to 2010. The US Air Force had just shelved a proposal to stand up a new wing of fighters based on the OA-X, a concept for a propeller-driven, light-attack fighter – reviving the role played by the Vietnam-era Douglas A-1 Skyraider. Instead, the USAF would acquire OA-X aircraft on behalf of cash-poor partners, and let them operate the type. If the concept proved useful to those nations, service officials said they would reconsider the merits of standing up a light-attack wing. Six years later, the Sierra Nevada/Embraer A-29 Super Tucano has made its combat...
  • Archaeologists Find Ancient Collector's Hoard of Hasmonean Coins

    06/14/2016 12:54:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Haaretz ^ | June 10, 2016 | Nir Hasson
    A rare cache of silver coins dating to the Hasmonean period, some 2,140 years ago, has been discovered in a salvage excavation in central Israel. The 16 coins, shekels and half-shekels (tetradrachms and didrachms), date from around 126 BCE. They had been minted farther north, in the city of Tyre, and bear the images of the king, Antiochus VII and his brother Demetrius Israeli, stated Avraham Tendler, director of the excavation on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority... Closer analysis of the coins showed that the cache contains one or two coins from every year between 135 to 126 BCE... Aside...
  • That's No Bottlecap! Hiker In Israel Finds Rare Gold Coin

    03/15/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    npr ^ | Emily Harris
    Laurie Rimon spotted a gleam while on a hike in northern Israel with several friends. It turned out to be a gold coin so unusual, Israeli archaeologists say there is only one other one with the same symbols in the world. "It's extremely exciting," said Dr. Donald Ariel, an expert with the Israel Antiquities Authority, in comments released by the agency, which says the coin was struck by Roman Emperor Trajan in the year 107. "His gold coins are extremely rare." One side of the gold disc shows an image of Augustus, the founder of the Roman Empire more than...
  • Fort Pierce salvor declared owner of sunken treasure recovered off Panama

    02/15/2016 6:29:02 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 13 replies
    TC Palm ^ | 2-12-16 | Paul Ivice
    A portion of the Spanish treasure Fort Pierce salvor Daniel Porter recovered in 2012 from a galleon sunk in 1631 in a hurricane off Panama is back in his hands. Porter, 53, the managing partner of Fort Pierce-based Maritime Research and Recovery LLC, attempted in September to bring home about 100 silver coins and other artifacts with an estimated value of $500,000 when they were seized by the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol at the behest of Panama’s government. The items were part of Porter’ share of more than 10,000 such items minted in Peru that were recovered during a...
  • Vladimir Putin calls for 'Eurasia' currency union

    03/24/2015 5:42:51 AM PDT · by mykroar · 4 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/20/2015 | Reuters
    Vladimir Putin proposed on Friday creating a regional currency union with Belarus and Kazakhstan, Russia's partners in a political and economic union made up of former Soviet republics. Mr Putin made his proposal at a meeting with the Belarussian and Kazakh presidents which highlighted the challenges facing the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union following the fall in global oil prices and the decline of the Russian rouble. "The time has come to start thinking about forming a currency union," Mr Putin said after the talks in the Kazakh capital Astana with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.He gave...