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On this day in 1960, the first flight of the then A2F-1 Intruder marked the beginning of 34 years of excellence in carrier all weather medium attack. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Bring The HEAT
Kitwar has a fast and furious and very successful outing in the Japanese Tier IV cruiser, the Kuma. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Normally it behooves the services to stay detached from the political sphere. But if Congress doesn’t pass a defense budget this year, and instead simply keeps operating under a continuing resolution, the services are going to run out of money next month. It’s bad enough that the Army felt compelled... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
One wonders how much things have changed, and how much remains the same. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Watch the awesome secondary batteries of the Tier VIII German battleship wreak havoc. Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
In August of 1974, I was living at NAS Whidbey Island. One advantage of living there was that the air station had an annual air show, and the Blue Angels, already in the area for Seattle’s SeaFest, were routinely available to perform at the air show. Switching from the F-4... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Gneisenau goes one on one with New Mexico. Pro-tip, the New Mexico should have tried to keep it at stand-off range. He's got more guns, a terrible secondary battery, and looks like he forgot about the torpedoes. Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
No bomb design has been as much maligned or otherwise disparaged as the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon. Detonated in August 1953, the bomb, officially tested under the name RDS-6s but usually known as Sloika or “layer cake” (the name Andrei Sakharov coined for it), was nothing to sneeze at. Shown... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Just a brief overview of the IGE for new players. Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
The Montana isn't usually known as a close in slugger, but between a cyclone reducing visibility, and some poor play by my opponents, I had a chance to rack up some pretty good numbers. Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Almost since Beechcraft started producing light twin turboprops, all the US services have been operating them as utility aircraft, trainers, and as intelligence/surveillance/reconnaissance platforms. The latest variant to be fielded is the US Army’s MC-12S. Based on the Beechcraft Super King Air 350 ER, the planes are used to provide... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Don't like where you're spawned? Drive across the entire map. Don't like planes spotting you? Sink the carriers! Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
2,302 WASHINGTON – Lt. Gen. H.R McMaster recently learned that even though he is the president’s national security advisor, he is only authorized to stay in three-star hotels while on official government travel, sources confirmed today. McMaster was particularly irked when he learned some other officials, however, such as retired... Continue reading
Reblogged Apr 4, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
It’s about a five minute read, but quite thought provoking. For years, sentinels guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery voluntarily had their lives defined by four constant and silent witnesses: the Unknown of World War I, the Unknown of World War II, the Unknown of the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
CTII Raven has a very good game in the Tier VI US Destroyer, the Farragut. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Just a collection of some good devastating strikes, citadels and sinkings from the past couple weeks. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
In 1944, the Liberty ship SS John Burke was part of a convoy supplying the invasion of the Philippines. Hauling a load of ammunition for the Army, she was beset by a small kamikaze raid. Foul weather had precluded friendly air cover, and a single Aichi D3A Val dive bomber... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Everybody focused on the detection range changes in patch 0.6.3, but I was excited about the range buff for low tier battleships. As you can see, that worked out pretty well for me. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
First, each of them was steeped in technology, to the point that Raymond Spruance and Arleigh Burke had to fight the naval engineering community to get to the Pacific War. Their technological background and prowess were value adds in different ways because technology and tactics are two sides of a... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 29, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Here’s a fun little video showing the Indian Navy’s Tupolev Tu-142M Bear-F in operation. India has operated the Maritime Patrol version of the famous Tu-95 for almost 30 years, and is now retiring them in favor of the Boeing P-8I Poseidon. Via. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
So, the World of Warships is abuzz with the news that the British battlecruiser HMS Hood will soon be released into the game. And one of the first things virtually the entire community noticed was the AA guns. 178mm rocket launchers? Really? Really. In the years before World War II,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
A while back, there was a quick video of Keanu Reeves training for the role of John Wick, shooting a three gun match scenario. And he was damn good. But what about normal people? Can they be trained to perform as well? What about in one day? Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Monday that effective immediately, Sailors will no longer be required to log onto Navy Knowledge Online, Navy eLearning or My Navy Portal to complete General Military Training (GMT) for any topic except Cybersecurity as outlined in NAVADMIN 072/17. Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm.... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 27, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
Oops. The article says foul play suspected. That may well be, but there’s always the possibility that someone just did something stupid. Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Bring The HEAT
A while back, I mentioned the fire that broke out aboard USS Enterprise while undergoing an operational readiness exercise prior to her deployment to Vietnam. One of the commenters mentioned he was aboard, and thought you, dear reader, would be interested in his recollections of that tragic day. Without futher... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2017 at Bring The HEAT