Category: Military and History Related Articles

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Japanese I-400 found

Longer than a football field with stunning capability, the I-400 was one of five Japanese submarines that at one time docked at Pearl Harbor. Terry Kerby, of the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, recalled seeing the wreckage for the first time as their submersible combed the ocean floor in August: “There...

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Galveston Gal P-51 Crash

October 25, 2013 (GALVESTON, Texas) — Two men have died after a vintage fighter plane crashed near Galveston, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety says 51-year-old pilot Keith Hibbett of Denton and his 66-year-old passenger John Stephen Busby, who was visiting from the United Kingdom, were killed in the...

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QF-16 as drones target practice

The Daily Mail reports that Boeing has successfully converted six F-16 fighter jets into drones, allowing the aircraft to take off and fly without a pilot. Boeing says it’s the first time a F-16 has flown unmanned. “It’s a replication of current, real world situations and aircraft platforms they can...

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Constructing the USS Gerald R. Ford

— Robert Johnson Business Insider- The United States is building its next generation of aircraft carrier, the FORD-class carriers. The U.S. Navy gave us access to photograph construction of the USS Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding, Virgina. The numbers behind the USS Gerald R. Ford are impressive; about...

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Women and the war effort

These are beautiful color portraits were produced by the U.S. Office of War Information during World War II. The do depict the important role of women during the war effort. Photographers Howard R. Hollem and Alfred T. Palmer took these pictures during 1942 to 1943. They were handed over to...

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Congress insists on more Abrams

WASHINGTON (AP) — Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army’s hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle. Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer money over the past two years to build improved versions of the...

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WW-II Animal Heroes

Y! News / For most of history, animals were often the forgotten heroes of war. But since 1943, courageous creatures, which have over the years saved the lives of thousands of men, have had their gallantry recognized with the Dickin Medal. The honor, introduced by the British veterinary charity PDSA,...

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Lockheed / Pratt & Whitney in Hot Water

AVALON, Australia -(Reuters) – The Pentagon program chief for the F-35 warplane slammed its commercial partners Lockheed Martin and Pratt & Whitney on Wednesday, accusing them of trying to “squeeze every nickel” out of the U.S. government and failing to see the long-term benefits of the project. U.S. Lieutenant-General Christopher Bogdan made...