USS Sampson (DDG 102) and its two embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopters is now, at the request of the New Zealand government, on its way to Kaikoura to support disaster relief efforts.
A little international battlewagonry this Wednesday: HMS Emperor of India was the fourth of four Iron Duke-class ships which were all launched in 1912 and 1913. Their main armament consisted of ten 13.5″ guns in five twin turrets. They were 622 feet long and displaced 25,000 tons. The HMS Emperor of India missed Jutland because […]
Massive Escalation In Fighting Yesterday, With Focus Back On Shirokino According to this morning’s ATO Press Center report, the heaviest fighting was seen around the village of Shirokino, on the Azov coast east of Mariupol. Here, the report says, 15 attacks were recorded over the day, with Russian-backed fighters using mortars, self-propelled artillery and small […]
A Russian Su-24 on mission over Syria was shot down by the Turkish Air Force. A NATO member shooting down a Russian combat plane. Turks say airspace was violated. Russians say it wasn’t. Can’t see anything bad coming of this. Murdoc does not like posts where he tags both “Cold War 2” and “World War […]