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  1. Invest 90Q is live; https://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/storms/90Q.html
  2. Somebody remind me to organize this thread sometime. Wirraway Operating Instructions Boomerang Operating Instructions
  3. Some interesting things going on in the Southern hemisphere. First, Australia is under threat from two different tropical cyclones, Veronica and Trevor; More unusually, several models are forecasting development of a fairly deep warm-core cyclone off the southeast coast of Brazil. (GFS and Canadian model also show it but keep it weaker) South Atlantic tropical cyclones are highly rare, with only one known to have reached hurricane strength; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Catarina
  4. Maintaining domestic shipbuilding capability is a pretty big deal for Canada, which is a good chunk of why straight up buying ABs isn't going to happen.
  5. Per SpaceX, BFR heatshield will be a combination of hexagonal tiles, with transpirational cooling for areas of highest thermal load; https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1107378575924035584
  6. psh, everyone knows that the F-35 is a clone of the Yak-43, not the 141.
  7. Today in War in the Pacific: 6 American carriers attack 2 Japanese carriers
  8. I'd prefer 1940-50, since that would let us go with California's response to the previous competition, which is the general idea we'd been kicking around on discord. Or if we want to do 1930-40 I could make up some ORIGINAL CONTENT DO NOT STEAL about another chunk of postapocalyptic America.
  9. There's a blurb about it in this article; https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/03/rocket-report-sls-slip-likely-pegasus-problems-and-eelv-has-expired/ (I think it's the same one you mentioned) Also, from that article, Ukraine is trying to develop a domestic launch site, and the next FH mission is prepping the pad.
  10. A von Karman ogive will give you the minimum drag for a fixed length and diameter. They are significantly more of a pain to model in solidworks or similar software, for the tank design contest I just modeled my shells as tangent ogives, which I figured were close enough and much easier to draw.
  11. I'm fairly skeptical of the ability of any model to realistically simplify all the factors affecting tactical success, and what exactly is a 'replacement general?' (tbf the site does address those a bit). My bigger beef is that it doesn't consider how various leaders performed at the strategic level. Still, its interesting and fun, and more than worth it for these two paragraphs;
  12. Unconfirmed reports that an Israeli F-35 killed a Chinese radar in Syria; https://defence-blog.com/news/source-israeli-f-35-destroyed-chinese-made-radar-during-airstrikes-in-syria.html
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