Dad, husband, aviation historian (WW1 USAS, WW2 Jagdwaffe/USAAF/USN), author, modeler, proud liberal, currently enjoying a 50+ year streak of not being Kid Rock

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Growing up, my dad's best friend was his cousin Lynn. Dad was the firstborn of the family in 1944, and he looked up to Lynn as something of an older brother, as he was born in 1941. Lynn graduated HS in 1960, and after going to Va Tech, decided to join the USAF. 1/
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Flugkapit盲n Hans Sander after his first test flight in the Fw 190V1
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Oh alright, I see you Bengals! Now get that defense to stuff Dallas one more time, and go for the W.
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Time for church, kids - speakers up!
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Some thirsty #fellas about
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Gonna take a roundabout for #VinylFriday and share this- a fellow tallied up as many guest appearances as he could find on Miami Vice, and I promise you, some of these names will blow your mind. @ItsNotYouItsMia @cgshort @rollawayjim @ChristineParini @akbarjenkins
Miami Vice was first broadcast OTD in 1984. To celebrate I've managed to fit 60 Miami Vice guest stars into 2 minutes. Enjoy
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One of the fun things with research is accidently finding stuff you had no idea existed. To wit: I've been digging around in the Bundesarchiv's Invenio system, trawling the Technisches Amt records for info, when I came across this drawing: 1/
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This is the "official" plan of an SD 250 bomb for the Luftwaffe, dated 31 Oct 41. (SD = "Sprengbombe Dickwandig" - thick-walled explosive bomb, 250 kilograms) Boring stuff for some, but for us modelers, it's an absolute goldmine of info. Here's why: 2/
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First, it stipulates the overall color of the bomb - it's to be painted in Farbton 3 RAL 840 B2, which translates to a color called "Feldgrau" (Field Grey) - easily mistaken for black or RLM 70 Schwartzgr眉n in color photos. 3/
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Next, it tells us that the stenciling is to be applied in black using a thick DIN 1451 stencil. 4/
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Most importantly, it stipulates the use of Farbton 3 RAL 840 B2 for stripes on the tailcone - this translates to "Feuerrot", a color originally intended for the German Post Office. (Cue the "YOU'VE GOT MAIL" jokes) 5/
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The red stripes were intended as a quick way for ground crews to identify the difference between an SD 250 (a fragmentation bomb) and a yellow-marked SC 250 (a standard thin-wall high explosive bomb). You can see one in the background of this 5./StG 2 crew photo: 6/
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For comparison purposes, here's a Luftwaffe ground crewman carrying an SC 50 (50 kg bomb), clearly showing the yellow markings indicating it's an HE bomb. 7/
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Anyways, maybe this will prove helpful to fellow modelers - I hope so, anyways. 8/end
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NOT RHYTHM NATION DARK BRANDON!
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If you need joy in your life today, watch this.
that's all great but did you ever liberate your own mama's village
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