Once upon a dive

Let me start with a warning and a bit of good advice. The warning is: NEVER tell Charles Dills the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a better ground attack airplane than the North American A-36 Apache. The good advice is to go to Charles’ web site at charlies-web.com/WWII_med/index.html and there get an intensive, extensive understanding of what the term “the greatest generation» really means. It is his life story, well written and filled with details of his comrades in arms and of a life in America that we may never see again.

Ground pounders compared

Dills is quick to react to

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Col William B. Bailey

The nagging thought returned as I crossed the English Channel: ‘Did I make the right choice?’ As CO of the 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group flying the P-47 Thunderbolt, beside and behind me at 26,000ft were an additional 15 olive drab P-47s containing pilots for whose lives I was responsible.

The P-47, although huge in comparison to other Allied fighters, was a delight to fly. With its big Pratt & Whitney R-2800 out front, it was intimidating at first, but once inside this spacious cockpit the ‘Jug’ was a real honest airplane, stable and easy to fly at all

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The submarine Zaporozhye plunged to periscope depth

As part of the underwater sea trials boat Naval Forces of Ukraine "Zaporozhye" August 3 took another way out to sea, where the crew of the boat, together with representatives of the industry, has tested components and devices based on the findings made during a test dive, which took place on July 18, also in the other O submarines at sea, the press service of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

In time mining tasks underwater boat "Zaporozhye" for the first time made immersion to periscope depth — 14 meters, then gave the course and swam to the surface on

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Russian captain Nemo/19 March — Day of the Seafarer — Sub-Mariner

    

Dying, he said to his son: "At my grave not go. For you I ever went to sea …"

Old PhotoIn winter 1525 on the banks of the Moscow River martial people of Grand Prince Vasily beheaded Beklemishev Ivan, a former ambassador to Poland and the Crimea — "for bold words against the Emperor." They say it happened against Moskvoretskaya towers of the Kremlin, and since then she called Beklemishev (There is another explanation — as if from the tower belonged to the Kremlin courtyard Boyar Beklemisheva. (Hereinafter — approx. Aut.)).

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Domestic programs diving training

National Dive League (National Dive League) — An organization created in 2003 in Russia, for the development, promotion and harmonization of training programs and certification diving akvlangistov.

Were issued the first domestic programs obcheniyu diving and fridayvmingu.

Amateur diving courses. ISBN 978-5-93682-536-1 Diving. Under-ice diving. Lifeguard. ISBN 978-5-93682-504-0 Professional diving. Divemaster. ISBN 978-5-93630-813-0 Freediving. Spearfishing. ISBN 978-5-93682-537-8 Diving for children. ISBN 978-5-93630-792-8

NDL program certified to ISO and EN. NDL is the European Underwater Federation (EUF).

NDL — the only Russian company that uses its own international certification of recreational scuba divers and producing textbooks for all courses

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Underwater fighters and aircraft carriers

Flight and tactical characteristics of LPLCrew: 3 people. / / Take-off weight: 15,000 kg / / Airspeed: 100 (~ 200) bond. (Km / h) / / Range: 800 km / / Ceiling: 2500 m / / Number and type of aircraft engines: 3 x AM-34 / / Power Take-off: 3 x 1,200 hp / / Max. Perm. excitement during takeoff / landing and diving: 4-5 / / Submerged speed: 4-5 knots / / depth: 45 m / / move the supplies under water: 45 miles / / Underwater battery life: 48 hours / / propeller engine power: 10 hp

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Dive bomber Ju-87 — one of the signs of the Blitzkrieg

In the middle of all German combat aircraft period of the second world war, perhaps the most noticeable and famous was the Junkers Ju-87, which is the emblem of the Blitzkrieg in almost all countries of the world are still associated with the word "aggression." The aircraft gained a sad notoriety for themselves in the skies of Spain and Poland, France and Britain, the Balkans and the Russian Union, becoming the symbol of terror, destruction and grief. No other aircraft of that war did not cause so much discussion and prompted so many conflicting opinions.

Ju-87 — this seemingly

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Diving frigate

French military developers stunned the world of the new warship. The revolutionary tool is a "submersible frigate" or, as they call it themselves designers, "submarine above water."

On opened on October 25 in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget European naval show EURONAVALE-2010 presented a lot of promising projects warships the coming future. Specialists correctly identify two trends: the creation of a missile defense ships and boats, specially designed for the basing of unmanned aerial vehicles. Among them is as mundane surface ships, and very futuristic projects such as "Dip frigate» SSX-25 proposed by the French company DCNS.

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Project flying submarine

In 1934 cadet VMIU them. Dzerzhinsky B.P.Ushakov presented schematic design flying submarine (LPL), which was later reworked and presented in several different ways to determine the stability and loads on the structural elements of the machine. In April 1936, in a review of Captain 1st Rank Surin pointed out that the idea is fascinating and deserves Ushakov undeniable realization. A few months later, in July, polueskizny project considered in LPL Research Military Committee (NIVKI) and received generally positive reviews, which contained three additional Fri, one of which said: «… The development project is best to continue to identify the

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Domestic programs diving training

National Dive League (National Dive League) — An organization created in 2003 in Russia, for the development, promotion and harmonization of training programs and certification diving akvlangistov.

Were issued the first domestic programs obcheniyu diving and fridayvmingu.

Amateur diving courses. ISBN 978-5-93682-536-1 Diving. Under-ice diving. Lifeguard. ISBN 978-5-93682-504-0 Professional diving. Divemaster. ISBN 978-5-93630-813-0 Freediving. Spearfishing. ISBN 978-5-93682-537-8 Diving for children. ISBN 978-5-93630-792-8

NDL program certified to ISO and EN. NDL is the European Underwater Federation (EUF).

NDL — the only Russian company that uses its own international certification of recreational scuba divers and producing textbooks for all courses

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