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Careful timing, coordination and cooperation led to a successful conclusion to a wild battle. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Bring The HEAT
On the morning of December 16, 1944 the US Army held the Ardennes Forest with a thin screen line of green units and exhausted units being brought back up to strength. Through the morning fog came the spearhead of a massive German counteroffensive, designed to blunt the Allied drive toward... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Bring The HEAT
We've usually discussed the "Variable Time" or "VT" proximity fuse in World War II in the context of anti-aircraft artillery, particularly its use by the US Navy to counter Japanese kamikaze attacks. But once the VT fuse was in service, it became apparent that it would have applications for conventional... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Bring The HEAT
On this day in 1939, the first major surface action of World War Two took place off the coast of South America, when a squadron of cruisers of the Royal Navy engaged the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. The three cruisers of the Royal Navy would be roughly handled... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Bring The HEAT
As the Battle of Britain came to a close, the Royal Navy began to realize that eventually, the British and her allies would have to return to the European continent in force, and that mean amphibious operations. Their experience in World War I at Gallipoli had taught some hard lessons.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Clan battles are fast, close, and brutal. Of course, I'm not sharing video of the times where I get mauled. But my all time highest damage games were both this week, and both in clan battles. Which, considering there's considerably less health to harvest, is saying something. Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Some teams just can't be carried. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
We knew this was coming, but it's now live. No sales tax, and free shipping on purchases over $49.00. Just a quick perusal of some of the electronics on sale show fairly competitive pricing. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
I try to not borrow too much from our late friend Lex, but when he muses on the appeal of my youthful environs, I can't help myself. One of the advantages of blogging – this thing of ours – apart from getting to choose the topic of conversation, engaging in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Clan Battles are very often quick and brutal knife fights. We won four out of five engagements last night, including this one where we simply dominated TF3. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Via USNI: There are many useful and necessary discussions ongoing about the state of readiness in the Navy’s surface fleet. One piece in a solution could be borrowed from naval aviators: keep detailed individual log books. While serving in command of a destroyer, my new strike group commander, Rear Admiral... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
All wings produce a vortex airflow at the tip. The bigger the wing, the bigger the vortex. Interestingly, the slower the plane, the bigger the vortex as well. The vortex tends to wash outward from the aircraft. But under certain circumstances, a slight crosswind can cause a vortex to "hover"... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The Army Times has a piece on women attending One Station Unit Training initial entry training to become Infantry soldiers in the United States Army. Of course, the leadership at Ft. Benning is all about how they're adjusting, making it work, etc. And of course, no one wants to say... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Via War on the Rocks Military aviation circles are awash in the glow of the competition for the coveted Air Force contract for the OA-X, a cheap to acquire and cheap to operate counter insurgency aircraft. Some see the OA-X as a cost effective and more attenuated alternative to provide... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Bring The HEAT