Sunday, July 26, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
This is an actual Night Vision video clip from Iraq.
Read this first so you know what you are watching, then watch the video.
You have to watch this... this is unreal, 2.5 miles away, at night and it looks like they are right there.
Heck of a weapon too.......
The pictures were taken from an AC130 Specter gunship two and a half miles away.
The guys in the picture are setting up a roadside bomb and planning to ambush an American convoy which followed a short while after the pictures were taken.
They were setting up for the ambush and were pacing off the distance from the bomb to where the convoy was to pass by.
Turn your sound up. The level of effort these crews put forth to control the enemy's antics is commendable, and their marksmanship with those electronically controlled 40 mm cannons is astounding.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Russia now has the number 1 fighter plane in the world... SU-30- Vectored Thrust with Canards.
As you watch this airplane, look at the canards moving along side of, and just below the canopy rail. The "canards" are the Small wings forward of the main wings.? The smoke and contrails provide a sense of the actual flight path, sometimes in reverse direction.
This video is of an in-flight demonstration flown by the Russian's-30MK fighter aircraft. You will not believe what you are About to see.
The fighter can stall from high speed, stopping forward motion in seconds (full stall). Then it demonstrates an ability to descend tail first without causing a compressor stall. It can also recover from a flat spin in less than a minute. These maneuver capabilities don't exist in any other aircraft in the world today.. Take a look at the video with the sound up.
This aircraft is of concern to U.S. and NATO planners. We don't know which nations Will soon be flying the SU-30MK. They're hoping China isn't one of them......
Lawrence Livermore of US National Laboratory Note:
"Friends worked with advanced aircraft flight control systems and concepts for many years as an extension of stability control and means of control. Canards and vectored thrust were among many concepts examined to extend our fighter aircraft performance.
"Neither our current or next generation aircraft now poised for funding & production can in any way match the performance of this Russian aircraft NOW FLYING, in any near combat situation. Somehow the bankrupt Russian aircraft industry has out-produced our complex politically tainted aerospace
"Scratch any ideas of close in air-to-air combat with this aircraft in the future. Looking for the perfect gift?".
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Please note the instruction on the video.
I had argument with local tyre shop owner on this before. He had insisted on putting the new tyres on the front. (His argument is that nowadays most cars are front-wheel drive so the driving force is from the front wheel BUT as shown in the video, it is the grip whilst driving on the wet road that is critical).
I had to put my foot down and insisting on putting the new tyres at the back.
Another thing to note is always if possible change the tyres in pair as if one change only one tyre, the grip will not be balance.