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Reply #870 on: February 27, 2020, 07:52:53 AM
You'd think they have plenty to occupy their mind with the virus.

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Reply #871 on: February 27, 2020, 07:54:42 AM
It's very interesting how coverage of the Hong Kong rebellion has disappeared almost entirely since Coronavirus popped up. Just sayin'.



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Reply #872 on: February 27, 2020, 07:57:08 AM
Very...convenient, innit.

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Reply #873 on: February 27, 2020, 08:00:24 AM
Certainly a good excuse to clamp down on freedom of movement in HK.

"Where's So-n-so, that outspoken critic of the PRC?"
"Him/Her? Oh, they're in isolation on one of the Coronavirus wards, the locked ones. Err, actually they might've just succumbed to the illness. Pity..."

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Reply #874 on: February 27, 2020, 08:02:51 AM
Sounds like paranoid fantasy, but this IS Communist China. They have way too many people to keep tight control of. I doubt releasing a contagion that could wipe out their population is a smart thing, but Communism isn't exactly intelligent either, so what do I/they know.  ;D

So as to keep on topic, here's a Chinese J-20. Bastard looks like the jet from Firefox.




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Reply #875 on: February 27, 2020, 01:00:21 PM
So, they've finally gotten that film over there huh?  :hehe:

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Reply #876 on: February 27, 2020, 01:25:11 PM
It looks scarily......modern.

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Reply #877 on: February 27, 2020, 11:22:00 PM
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The highest scoring US fighter Ace (40 victories against Japanese opponents) Major Richard Bong with his fighter-P-38 Lightning named "Marge"(his girlfriend and later wife) and decorated with her picture



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Reply #878 on: February 28, 2020, 06:51:24 AM
Fantastic! What a great aircraft the P-38 was.

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Reply #879 on: February 28, 2020, 11:33:15 AM
I recall reading something about German fighters on the Eastern Front, where the German aces would paint their aircraft. It got to a point where the Russians would purposefully go out of their way to avoid the German aces, so the Germans would put their newbies into those aircraft so they could get some solid experience, and the aces would go into unmarked aircraft. The Russians were always in for a rude surprise when they went after the unmarked aircraft.



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Reply #880 on: February 28, 2020, 06:18:06 PM
Fantastic! What a great aircraft the P-38 was.

I doubt that Yamamoto was a fan...  ;)


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Reply #881 on: February 28, 2020, 06:48:07 PM
Black Female U-2 Pilot Broke Barriers on the Ground and in the Air

https://www.military.com/history/black-female-u2-pilot-broke-barriers.html


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Reply #882 on: February 28, 2020, 11:17:05 PM
Stagger, I think those very words were what Yamamoto said just as he looked out his airplane's window just before....

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Reply #883 on: February 29, 2020, 06:27:20 AM
Black Female U-2 Pilot Broke Barriers on the Ground and in the Air

https://www.military.com/history/black-female-u2-pilot-broke-barriers.html

I find people like that are an inspiration.
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Reply #884 on: March 07, 2020, 04:40:32 AM

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