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Fun with Evil Germans: How to do it right

Just three posts ago, I was ranting about Germans being once again used as the stupid default villain, specifically as Nazis-in-disguise. Now, the thing that annoys me about this is the trope-whoring. No matter what the historical setting is, there is always something Nazi-esque about the Germans. I wonder when …

Reichsflugscheibe and Zeppelin

I really dislike people faking photographs and pretending things happened that actually never did. I mean, just  look at this one: There are several things wrong with this picture: Obviously, the shadow the Reichsflugscheibe is casting is far too small. The propulsion system of the Reichsflugscheibe would never had allowed …

The Kalinin K-7 Bomber

I guess most of us have heard of and some have even seen the B-17 Flying Fortress and the B-29 Superfortress. Fewer may have heard of the Kalinin K-7. The Kalinin K-7 was an early 1930’s Soviet Russian design for a bomber aircraft with a possible civilian configuaration. As you …