Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 19, 2018)

Books

  • Parvusimperator and I are both still plowing our way through Shelby Foote’s book. I’m still on Volume 1; he’s nearly through Volume 2.
  • He recommends Whitman Publishing’s edition of U.S. Army in World War II, because of full-color gatefold maps.
  • I recommend the official in-house Many Words Press tabletop roleplaying game system, RPJ, because I wrote it and think it’s cool.

Defense

Guns (etc.)

Hail to Nuffle (a joke for the Blood Bowl players)

4 thoughts on “Wednesday What We’re Reading (Sep. 19, 2018)

  1. Kilo Sierra

    Can’t kick a$$ without tanker gas, you don’t need to defeat the F-22, you just need to find the tankers (hello J-20 & PL-15…)

    I’d like to see something truly trans-formative for the KC-Y? (-46 is KC-X right?) Boeing, you and NASA built this great wind tunnel and small scale mock-up, how about you build one for a quasi-LO KC-XYZ. Blended Wing Body (BWB) I’m looking at you… and how about two booms while I’m thinking about it – quicker cycle time (aka less exposure). Oh, and design it for 0.95M cruise – oh wait, one of your engineers already did that:

    http://vicomplex.hu/arep/BoeingBWB.pdf

    And we should accept that ‘tactical’ aircraft will need four digit combat radii, not the 300-450 NM that current F series are wedded too.

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  2. Chris Bradshaw

    Ooh, that’s a pretty nifty looking tanker, and a sorely needed one too for Pacific operations.

    Calling the Chally 2 upgrade Black Night is a waste of potential. BAE ought to call it Black Prince for maximum confusion.

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