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Domus Acipenseris

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  1. The defendants were so busy looking out for #1 they stepped in #2.
  2. https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/college-admission-cheating-scheme/index.html Parents paid up to 6 million dollars to get their kids into college. About 50 people were arrested on fraud charges. Some of it is absurd. Ringers for the SAT. Bribing coaches to recruit non-athletes who then suffer injuries once they step on campus. Whatever happened to just putting up a building Thornton Melon style?
  3. https://towardsdatascience.com/napoleon-was-the-best-general-ever-and-the-math-proves-it-86efed303eeb This data scientist created a baseball-like WAR (Wins Above Replacement) formula for generals. He has Napoleon as #1. Some other greats like Shingen and Grant rank high but so does McClellan.
  4. Soviet navy vs Russian navy infographic. http://cimsec.org/russian-soviet-fleets-25-years-apart/20218
  5. Steam vs diesel: https://www.scribd.com/document/316866464/Diesel-Engine-Versus-Steam-Turbine-Propulsion-for-a-34-000-Dwt-Tanker
  6. Next Generation Attack Fighter study. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a314256.pdf
  7. Microfighters deployed from a 747 carrier aircraft. https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/529372.pdf
  8. Stuart Slade is an analyst with an engineering background. He often posts quality material online. http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-030.php It's a complex issue but the best defense was interceptors and escort guns. The RN adoption of armored decks was an admission of weak interceptors and escort AA capability. Was it the right decision? Maybe for the Med.
  9. Re: USS Roanoke. It's too bad the Worcester class armament failed. They were really cool ships. I've read that the 6"/47 didn't work well for AA. Supposedly they built it to reach German bombers dropping standoff munitions like Hs 293 and Fritz X but couldn't fire fast at high angles. Des Moines class armament is cooler. Evidently they had to decide between the destructiveness of 8" fire against cruisers and Kongo class BCs and the rate of fire needed to stop DD torpedo attacks. Instead of one or the other they chose both, an 8" with 10rpm.
  10. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/12/former-raf-pilot-shot-down-un-chief-dag-hammarskjold-1961-plane A Belgian mercenary claimed to have shot down UN Sec General Dag Hammarskjold's plane air to air. I don't know what all of the "CIA bomb in the plane conspiracy" guys will do now. Supposedly Harry Truman told an NYT reporter it was an assassination instead of a crash and there is also said to be NSA intercepts of the pilot reporting a successful intercept to GCI.
  11. USN carriers are lightly armed for several reasons. One is that the tonnage and deck area is put into aircraft. A second is that a jet fuel spill/fire could soak a VLS while it cannot easily reach the launchers in the position they are in on US carriers. A third is that the vertically launched missile exhaust plumes can damage aircraft, especially stealth coatings. In addition, the defensive systems have radars that emit and give away the location of the carrier.
  12. F-16 handbook. https://fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/docs/16v5.pdf
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