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    "Northrop F-15 Reporter. This was the recon version of the P61. The first flight was made in July 1945. Served until the end of 60’s. here it is flying over the mountains of Southern California."
     
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    The Canadians made new from the old, reusing the chassis of the American M3 Lee/Grant tank and thus giving birth to the tank Ram mk I. They added a new superstructure and changed its armament, endowing it with a good power of fire. 50 copies of this first version of the Ram are built in Montreal at the Montreal Locomotive Works plant before launching production of the second model: Ram Mark II.

    However, this tank is quickly overtaken by Grant’s replacement, M4 Sherman, which massively equips the armed forces belonging to the Commonwealth. The Ram mk II was then used before the Normandy landing as a training tank in Great Britain and some gear underwent modifications to be used as an armored command vehicle (including six crew members, additional transmission equipment As well as a dummy cannon) or as a flamethrower.

    The Ram tank is used by the Canadian forces during the Battle of Normandy, in addition to the Shermans. Their use is limited to reconnaissance missions or transport of command posts as well as assault troops (modified version of the Ram without its turret: the Ram Kangaroo).

    https://www.dday-overlord.com/en/material/tank/mk-ii-ram-tank
     
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    Mercury-Redstone 3 Launch
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    Explanation: Sixty years ago, near the dawn of the space age, NASA controllers "lit the candle" and sent Mercury astronaut Alan Shepard arcing into space atop a Redstone rocket. His cramped space capsule was dubbed Freedom 7. Broadcast live to a global television audience, the historic Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Florida at 9:34 a.m. Eastern Time on May 5, 1961. The flight of Freedom 7, the first space flight by an American, followed less than a month after the first human venture into space by Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The 15 minute sub-orbital flight achieved an altitude of 116 miles and a maximum speed of 5,134 miles per hour. As Shepard looked back near the peak of Freedom 7's trajectory, he could see the outlines of the west coast of Florida, Lake Okeechobe in central Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Bahamas. Shepard would later view planet Earth from a more distant perspective and walk on the Moon as commander of the Apollo 14 mission.



    Tomorrow's picture: light-weekend"

    Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive 2015
     
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    Since Shepard's flight was planned for only 15 minutes, no provision had been made for bodily functions. Unfortunately there were about four hours of holds after he was sealed into the capsule. He and control discussed his increasing need to urinate, and it was finally agreed that it would not be good to be trying to hold it when the rocket fired. Medical sensors attached to his body shorted out one by one, and America's first man in space took off lying on his back in a puddle of wee-wee.

    As noted, Shepard was ultimately rewarded with command of Apollo 14. He had been grounded for medical reasons during the Gemini program but had been successfully treated. He was slated to be in command due to his seniority, but the command pilot was usually the astronaut with the most flight experience. Shepard of course had only 15 minutes of suborbital flight ten years earlier. The dilemma was resolved by assigning two complete rookies to the mission - and this was the one after the near-disaster of Apollo 13. But it went off almost perfectly, a tribute to the ability of our space program to prepare astronauts for flight through training and simulation .
     
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    "F-22 Raptor,F-16 figthing Falcon,F-4 Phantom,A-10 Thunderbolt. (1280x720)"
     
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    "The battlecruiser HMS Renown, newly reconstructed, 1939 [1710 x 805]."
     
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    "The King George V class battleship HMS Anson returns to Portsmouth from Australia, 29 July 1946 [1665 x 818]."
     
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    Is it just me or does the "pistol" make his hand (and arm) look little?
     
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    Probably because there was no parachutist in the original photo
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    Also "odd" is how clear the parachute is, and how blurry the parachutist is.


    You would hope people put a little more effort into their Photoshops.
     
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    The pic is obviously photoshoped but there’s an article in wiki about Owen J. Baggett. He’s credited with shooting down the Japanese plane but it was learned post war that the Japanese AF did not report any losses that day in that incident. I’ve read that the IJN and the Japanese AF didn’t report losses in both ships and planes in battles with Allied Forces frequently.

    Whether it happened or not, it’s still a cool pic. I’d like to believe that it happened, maybe it’s that because I’m a hopeless romantic at heart like Rick Blaine in Casablanca. And maybe partially I still believe it’s a true story because really, who’d want to report to the Emperor that one of his aircraft was shot down by a round eye with a pistol dangling from a parachute. No doubt there’d be some hari-kari involved by someone.
     
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    "HMS Venerable, a London class pre-dreadnought battleship.[2091 × 1668]"
     
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    "An iconic picture of USS Ranger. The ship would see extensive action in the European theatre. [6120x4942]"
     
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    "Natalja Fyodorovna Meklin, Flight Commander of the 588th Night Light Bomber Aviation Regiment, "Night Witches" and Hero of the Soviet Union, 1945."
     
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    "This type of dummy was used in the Canadian Forces for instructing troops in Bayonet fighting, designed and constructed by Q.M.S. E. Drake 4th Reserve Battalion, 1910s. [1180x663]"
     
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    Siegfried line 1945 Winston and friends.....
     
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    "Heinkel He 274. Designed as a high altitude pressurized bomber for the Luftwaffe, two prototypes were being built in occupied France when they were captured by Allied forces. After the war, they were impressed into service with the French Air Force as motherships for experimental planes until 1953."

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    "A Y1B-17 delivered to 49BS/2BG Langley 28-Mar-37; transferred 20BS; took part in goodwill trip to South America 1938; transferred 19BG March Field Oct-40; Amarillo 21-Nov-42; 64 flights; Written off 15-Jan-43 after surviving a spin."
     
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    "Battleship USS Nevada prior to modernization. [1450 x 1154]"
     

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