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  • Sabre-killer siblings (story of Indian Christian war heroes)

    08/17/2015 3:52:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Week, India ^ | August 15, 2015 | Rekha Dixit
    In 1965, the Keelor brothers and their Gnats wrote war history. The pilots are the only siblings to be awarded Vir Chakras for the same feat Officers at Ambala Air Force Station were heading to the mess for a dining out—a formal farewell dinner for an officer who is getting posted out—when they got news that Pakistan had started shooting across the border. They would learn later that these were the opening shots of Operation Gland Slam, a bid to take over Akhnoor and the road to Kashmir. “Our squadrons were told to move to the front immediately,” said Air...
  • Space Plane Tech Could Power Hypersonic Aircraft for US Military

    08/19/2014 12:25:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | August 18, 2014 07:00am ET | Rob Coppinger,
    Engine technology being developed for a British space plane could also find its way into hypersonic aircraft built by the U.S. military. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is studying hypersonic vehicles that would use the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which the English company Reaction Engines Ltd. is working on to power the Skylon space plane, AFRL officials said. "AFRL is formulating plans to look at advanced vehicle concepts based on Reaction Engine's heat-exchanger technology and SABRE engine concept," officials with AFRL, which is based in Ohio, told via email last month. ... SABRE burns hydrogen and oxygen....
  • The UK spaceplane aiming to go to a new level

    08/02/2009 3:40:21 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 2 replies · 309+ views
    BBC News ^ | 07/30/09 | Jonathan Amos
    If there is one British space project that has the capacity to inspire at the moment then surely it is Skylon.
  • British Space Plane Concept Gets Boost

    03/11/2009 8:28:54 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 22 replies · 2,369+ views ^ | 03/11/09 | Jeremy Hsu
    Launching into orbit could become a little easier and cheaper, thanks to a futuristic space plane that looks like it might have flown straight out of a Star Wars film. The European Space Agency and British government have awarded $1 million euros ($1.28 million dollars) to Reaction Engines Limited (REL), a British aerospace company, as part of a multi-million dollar development program for an air-breathing rocket engine that could power the Skylon spaceplane. The unpiloted, reusable vehicle is designed to take off from an airstrip, deliver cargo into orbit and return to the same runway.
  • UK Skylon spaceplane passes key review (from runway to orbit)

    05/24/2011 4:06:07 PM PDT · by decimon · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Amos
    A revolutionary UK spaceplane concept has been boosted by the conclusions of an important technical review.The proposed Skylon vehicle would do the job of a big rocket but operate like an airliner, taking off and landing at a conventional runway. The European Space Agency's propulsion experts have assessed the details of the concept and found no showstoppers. They want the next phase of development to include a ground demonstration of its key innovation - its Sabre engine. This power unit is designed to breathe oxygen from the air in the early phases of flight - just like jet engines -...
  • Democratic Underground's reaction toward President Obama's planned bombing of Syria? (Vanity)

    08/31/2013 11:10:21 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    Me | 8/31/2013
    What a bunch of hypocrites, I'm sure.
  • Sabre engine could revolutionise space flight

    11/29/2012 9:54:12 AM PST · by the scotsman · 40 replies
    Engineering and Technology Magazine ^ | 28 November 2012 | Sofia Mitra-Thakur
    'A UK company which hopes to build a re-usable space plane has won an important endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) after completing key tests on its novel engine technology. Reaction Engines believes its novel Sabre engine, which would operate like a jet engine in the atmosphere and a rocket in space, could displace rockets for space access and transform air travel by bringing any destination on earth to no more than four hours away. That ambition was given a boost this week by ESA, which has acted as an independent auditor on the Sabre test programme. "ESA are...
  • UPDATE: Sex Toy Tragedy in Lexington Park

    03/11/2009 3:53:15 PM PDT · by csvset · 125 replies · 5,432+ views
    BayNet ^ | 3/11/2009
    On March 9, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Lexington Park, Maryland woman, reportedly aged 27, who was flown to Prince George’s Hospital for an injury which occurred on March 8, as a result of a sexual act involving the use of a reciprocating saw.  The original 911 call was dispatched as a medical emergency.  St. Mary’s County Bureau of Criminal Investigation Detectives conducted an investigation which determined the injury was a result of a consensual act between two parties and no crime was committed. At approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 8, units from Bay District Fire...
  • F-22 Raptor (inspiring USAF promo video)

    07/19/2007 4:23:26 PM PDT · by RDTF · 20 replies · 696+ views
    air show buzz ^ | 01/10/07 | Tulgeywood
    The F-22 Raptor’s first flight in the Heritage program was a photo shoot at Tyndall AFB in Florida. Flying with the Raptor was a Mustang, Sabre, P-38, F-15, and Phantom. The Raptor will be flying in the Heritage Flight in the 2007 air show season.
  • Man shells out £14k on army tank for supermarket run

    10/10/2006 10:25:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies · 1,913+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 9th October 2006
    Driver Stephen Ellison keeps bringing traffic grinding to a halt - by going to town in a 7.5 tonne tank. The father of one has left other motorists stunned after shelling out £14,000 on a 1974 Sabre light reconnaissance tank. Now 42-year old Stephen uses the military vehicle instead of a car for shopping trips - zooming round at up to 40mph near his home in Winsford, Cheshire, drawing astonished looks from fellow motorists and passers-by. "Young and old alike are fascinated with it," said Stephen, a former Territorial Army soldier. "It really unites people. "The tank's 30mm gun is...
  • Top Gun pilot forgot landing gear

    05/10/2006 7:28:38 AM PDT · by IonImplantGuru · 138 replies · 4,532+ views
    [Tucson] Arizona Daily Star ^ | 05.10.2006 | Carol Ann Alaimo
    A former Navy Top Gun with decades of flying experience forgot to put his plane's landing gear down during an air show practice run in Tucson in March, the Federal Aviation Administration found. Retired Capt. Dale "Snort" Snodgrass, a seasoned pro on the military air-show circuit, was piloting a Korean War-era F-86 Sabre that scraped to a stop and caught fire in the March 4 mishap at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Snodgrass, 57, was given counseling as "corrective action," according to the FAA report, obtained by the Arizona Daily Star under the Freedom of Information Act. The pilot was unhurt...
  • US and allies brace for weapons trafficking in high seas

    08/21/2005 6:57:02 PM PDT · by gpapa · 2 replies · 651+ views
    Agence France-Presses via Yahoo News Singapore ^ | August 22, 2005 | Unattributed
    It was a scenario straight out of a Tom Clancy spy novel. The United States passed on intelligence to its allies that dangerous chemicals could be shipped from a Northeast Asian country to a port in the Arabian Gulf. Japan sent out information that some ships fitting the profile of the suspect vessels had been monitored heading for their destination via the South China Sea and the Strait of Malacca.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Aerial Warfare in the Korean War (1950-1953) - Apr. 18th, 2005

    04/17/2005 9:26:09 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 77 replies · 2,153+ views
    Military History Magazine | Ricardo Bonalume Neto
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Soft opening, landing for planes in new Heritage Airpark

    01/18/2004 10:13:18 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 337+ views
    Valley Press ^ | January 18, 2004. | BOB WILSON
    Beginning this weekend, aircraft buffs will be able to stroll up to and touch about half dozen historic aircraft at the city's newest public facility, the Heritage Airpark. The airpark, at 25th Street East and Avenue P, is a memorial to the aircraft designed, built and tested at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 since the facility was established in 1951. The airpark is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays beginning Jan. 17. A formal ceremony marking the opening of the facility will be held in March, noted Mayor Jim Ledford. Meanwhile, volunteers will continue to prepare...
  • Other explanations for saber-rattling

    09/02/2002 9:58:52 AM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 4 replies · 217+ views
    THE WASHINGTON POST /Union-Tribune Publishing Co. ^ | September 2, 2002 | WILLIAM RASPBERRY
    Here's an explanation for the anti-Iraq saber-rattling now building in Washington: The Bush administration, though it would dearly love to have Saddam Hussein out of power, has no intention of taking unilateral military action against him. The sword-rattling is designed to make Saddam's military leadership see him as too dangerous for their own good. Remember, this is no pre-1990 Iraqi army harboring thoughts of invincibility. The Iraqi military, including its crack (supposedly) Republican Guard, was routed in Desert Storm. The remnants, the generals know, exist only because the American-led allies allowed them to walk away. They know also that they...