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If you've never heard of Eric "Winkle" Brown (I hadn't), this BBC profile is an eye opener. Brown's exploits run through some of the most momentous events of world history. He was at the 1936 ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2014 at 02:50 PM PST with 20 Recommends
I don't believe 52 year old Vice Admiral John Griffith Colpoys (above) was an excitable man. He had served with honor in the Royal Navy through shot and storm since he was thirteen. But at about ...
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Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 36 Recommends
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Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:01 PM PST with 28 Recommends
'You want me to fly at 50 feet agl? Hell! I'm not CLIMBING for ANYBODY!!' This diary is for exatc - enjoy!
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Comment Count 48 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 29 Recommends
The Fairey Aviation Company had long been known for their naval aircraft. Their Flycatcher fighter biplane had served the Royal Navy for many years, and the company was always happy to contend when ...
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Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 17 Recommends
The Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation had a reputation for building incredibly sturdy naval aircraft, so much so that their Bethpage, Long Island factory was known as ‘the Ironworks’. The ...
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Comment Count 201 comments on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 74 Recommends
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Comment Count 44 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 33 Recommends
I am an avid reader of allohistory, the realm of ‘what if'? Or, as the character of Holly (played by British actor, Norman Lovett) in the BBC TV sci-fi series ‘Red Dwarf’, said “ Well, for ...
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Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends