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posted by davek on Oct 24

I’d like to end the week with the view from Waimanalo Beach. The water is so warm and inviting I wish I was there now. I hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll be cheering on the UH Warriors football team hopefully to victory on Saturday.

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posted by davek on Oct 23

Time to end the Wings Over The Pacific series with one of my favorite fighter jets. Here is the F-22A Raptor. This is a single-seat, twin-engine all weather stealth tactical fighter aircraft used by the United States Air Force. It was designed primary as an air superiority fighter. It is the first aircraft to combine supercruise, maneuverability, stealth and sensor fusion into a single platform. It can hit exceed Mach 2 using its afterburners. It can carry an assortment of air to surface weapons (some pictured below). It was designed to be difficult to track via radar with its unique shape and radar absorbent materials. I was fortunate enough to be able to watch this jet fly by before and it is a definite sight to see if you get a chance.

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posted by davek on Oct 22

Today we feature the M1126 Infantry Carrier Vehicle.  This is an armored personnel carrier and part of the Stryker family of  vehicles used for protected transport and supporting fire for infantry squads. It mounts either a .50 caliber M2 Browning machine gun or a 40mm MK19 grenade launcher. It can attain speeds up to 62 mph on paved roads and weighs in at 16.47 tons with a height of 8 feet 8 inches and a length of 22 feet 10 inches.

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