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Fulton’s Folly Changed Transportation and Interstate Commerce Forever

June 4, 2023

Clarmont, dubbed by some as Fulton’s Folly, was a small ship, even by the standards of the early 19th Century. It was only 142 feet long, with a beam of 18 feet, and displaced 121 tons. Clarmont was about the size of a small sailing frigate. The big difference was that it only had two small masts for sails since its four-foot wide and 15-foot diameter paddle wheels powered by a 19-horsepower steam engine built by the English firm of Boulton & Watt pushed the boat through the water.

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The First Deposit on Our Freedom

May 28, 2023

While the casualties – dead, maimed mentally and physically– are a reminder of the sacrifices our nation’s servicemen and women made, the reality is that less than one-tenth of a percent of our population is affected. Not so, the American Revolution where between 1775 and 1783, 4.9% of those in favor of independence in the Thirteen Colonies died.

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Our Invasion of Canada Failed, But It Changed British Strategy

May 21, 2023

The 2,000 men of the Continental Army that arrived at Crown Point had suffered through disease, privation, hunger, and exposure. It was far from an effective fighting force and was held together during the transit by Arnold’s and Sullivan’s leadership.

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Attacking a Country is Easier Than Taking it

May 14, 2023

To help in this effort to win over the Canadians, the Continental Congress sent a delegation to Montreal led by Benjamin Franklin. Their goal was to meet with the local citizens to convince them to join the Thirteen Colonies in their fight against the British.

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"No Warrior Left Behind – The Untold Story of HC-7" is in production.

From the Hac's Seat

The Ultimate Confined Area

October 3, 2022

If you read much about helicopters, whether in the military or the civilian world, you’ll find references to landing in confined areas. These could be a small helipad with buildings,…

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Fun & Dumb

The Dumbest Flight I Ever Made

January 3, 2022

Taking off on a flight right after you learn your mother only has months to live is, well dumb. Then, to fly into IFR conditions, well that’s dumber. And then, to scud run down a mountain valley is even dumber. But I survived to tell the tale. Now you can learn and read from it!!!

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2023

March 2023, Eagle Forum – “Is Taiwan Secure?”

 

Articles from Military History Now.com

2022

September 9th, 2022 -Hellcat vs. Focke-Wulf - How Did the U.S. Navy Warplane Stack Up Against Germany's FW-190? -https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/09/07/hellcat-vs-focke-wulf-how-did-the-u-s-navy-warplane-stack-up-against-germanys-fw-190/

August 22nd, 2022 - Nordic Buffalos – How an Obsolete U.S. Navy Warbird Found a New Lease On Life in Finland’s War With the U.S.S.R. - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/08/22/nordic-buffalos-how-an-obsolete-u-s-navy-warbird-found-a-new-lease-on-life-in-finlands-war-with-the-u-s-s-r/

May 3rd, 2022 – MiG vs. Panther – Inside the Cold War Dogfight That Never Happened - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/05/03/panther-vs-mig-inside-the-cold-war-dogfight-that-officially-never-happened/

March 5th, 2022 – The Tyranny of Distance - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2022/03/06/tyranny-of-distance-how-overcoming-geography-was-key-to-the-allied-victory-in-ww2/

 

2021

October 3rd, 2021 - Mustang Versus Corsair, Which Is the Better Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/10/03/mustang-vs-corsair-inside-the-u-s-navys-1944-match-up-between-the-two-fighters/

August 12th, 2021 – Dogfighting – A Primer on Fighter Combat in World War II - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/08/12/dogfighting-a-primer-on-fighter-combat-in-world-war-two/

July 17th, 2021 - F4U Corsair – A Brief History of America’s Legendary Gull-Winged Fighter - https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/07/17/the-f4u-corsair-a-brief-history-of-americas-legendary-gull-winged-fighter/

May 5th, 2021 - HMS Victorious - Meet the British Carrier that Joined the U.S. Navy in WW2  -

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/05/05/hms-victorious-meet-the-british-aircraft-carrier-that-joined-the-u-s-navy/

March 28th, 2021 - "U.S.S. Ranger - Meet the Only Original U.S. Carrier to Fight in the Atlantic"

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/03/28/uss-ranger-meet-the-only-original-u-s-fleet-carrier-to-fight-in-the-atlantic-in-ww2/

February 10th, 2021 - "The Thunderbirds Go to War"

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/02/10/flight-of-the-34th-inside-one-ww2-bomber-squadrons-trailblazing-voyage-from-the-u-s-to-north-africa/

January 19th, 2021 - "Wildcat versus the Zero - Resetting the Record" -

https://militaryhistorynow.com/2021/01/19/wildcat-vs-zero-how-americas-grumman-f4f-outfought-superior-japanese-warplanes/

 

Article from AERO Magazine (Hungarian) 

May 2021 - Száznegyven helikopter éles bevetésen | English Translation
Online: https://airbase.blog.hu/2021/06/07/tizennegy_nemzet_szaznegyven_helikopter

 

Ski Industry Articles

October, 2021 - "Market Update: Senior Skiers by the Numbers," NSAA JOURNAL, Fall 2021 issue. 

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Interview by Jim Blythe, Host of Alliance4theBrave

January 31, 2022 |

Marc’s latest novel is Failure to Fire and in it al Qaeda sends a former U.S. soldier to the United States to conduct a series of attacks in an attempt to shut the U.S. air transportation system down. Al Qaeda’s weapon of choice, shoulder-fired surface to air missiles, a.k.a. MANPADS.

Interview by Jan Scruggs, Host of Vietnam War Stories

January 31, 2022 |

In the plot, al Qaeda sends an ex-U.S. soldier to the U.S. in an attempt to shut down the U.S. air transportation system. The weapon of choice is a shoulder fired, surface to air missile known by the acronym, MANPADS or MAN Portable Air Defense System.

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Focke-Wulf 190D versus the F4U Corsair

By 1943, the variants of the FW-190 were in many Luftwaffe units. When the type was first introduced in the spring of 1941, it outclassed the Spitfire Vs flown by the RAF. In June 1941, FW-190s shot down 15 Spitfire Vs without a loss and then again in August, 25 more Spitfire Vs went down…

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