Cavaliers and Roundheads and Revolutions! Oh my!

Last year I found Mike Duncan’s The History of Rome podcast. So far I’m about 35 episodes in and I like it very much. A couple of weeks ago I found his other podcast Revolutions. The first series covers the English Civil War (1642-51), The Protectorate (1653-59) and The Restoration (1660).

With that in mind, this video from the Royal Armouries caught my eye when it came up at the end of another video I was watching. I really wish the audio quality was better, but it is what it is.

Enjoy!

Thunderbolt Thursday

P-47D-11-RE Thunderbolt aircraft Serial 42-75452 of the 374th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, based at Bottisham Airfield, England

P-47D-11-RE Thunderbolt aircraft Serial 42-75452 of the 374th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group, based at Bottisham Airfield, England

It’s been a while since the last Thunderbolt Thursday.  Since we’re off tomorrow for Good Friday, does that make this Thunderbolt Thursday: Friday Came Early Edition?

In case I don’t get around to posting anything for a bit, have a Happy Easter!

Sexy Vamps!

Vampire formation flypast to mark the completion of the No. 61 Pilots Course at No. 2 Flight Training School (2FTS) at RAAF

RAAF de Havilland Vampire formation flypast to mark the completion of the No. 61 Pilots Course at No. 2 Flight Training School (2FTS) at RAAF Pearce in Western Australia on August 17th, 1967

Sometime in the early 90s a new magazine for plastic model builders hit the market.  I don’t remember the name anymore but IIRC it was primarily for aircraft modellers.  What I DO remember is a Vampire on the cover with the heading “Sexy Vamps!”.

Mom later told me I was about to catch hell for bringing “that kind” of magazine home until she realized it was about model airplanes…