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totallynotabrony


Nov
25th
2013

Guidance and Warheads · 6:18am Nov 25th, 2013

Yay, weapons! This blog is about the sensors and effects of modern munitions.


dakka dakka dakka

Weapons make war work. There are lots of ways to get that accomplished, but the very basics of it are simple: ordnance on target.

Fun fact: "Ordnance" is a weapon. "Ordinance" is a piece of legislation.

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Nov
18th
2013

Surface Warfare · 5:49pm Nov 18th, 2013

Ships are the bread and butter of a navy. It's kind of what they do. Let's take a look at how some countries do business.

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Nov
15th
2013

Radar · 4:11am Nov 15th, 2013

Well, I guess I've committed myself to blogging about weapons systems. Can't have most of them without radar, so let's get this out of the way now.


Your grandparents think this is funny.

Most of you probably understand that radar is a device that lets us detect airplanes, ships, and other stuff by bouncing signals off them. While that's true, there's so much more to know.

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Nov
12th
2013

Air Defense · 5:53pm Nov 12th, 2013

Following up from my last blog about jets, I'll now go into the ways to shoot them down.

Surface to Air Missiles (SAMs) and Air Defense Artillery (ADA, also called Anti-Air Artillery: AAA) are the biggest reason the United States has lost airplanes in combat.

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Nov
11th
2013

Fighter Aircraft · 5:16am Nov 11th, 2013

One of the more common types of human-in-Equestria stories is pilot-in-Equestria, usually at the controls of some sort of military aircraft. As such, it irks me when people get things wrong. Let's fix that.


So, you want fighter jets in Equestria. Sounds good to me. Let’s make it happen!

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Nov
6th
2013

Editors · 5:01am Nov 6th, 2013

People are fallible. We all make mistakes and for the most part have a hard time perceiving our own. The best way for an author to check what they have written is to get someone else to take a look, revise and edit. Generally, we call a person doing this an editor. An editor's job is to offer advice, and that could take many forms depending on what the author needs. With just a little editing help, the quality of an author's writing can be hugely improved.

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Oct
29th
2013

Common Writing Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them · 10:30pm Oct 29th, 2013

Here is a list of common problems that a lot of stories seem to have.


1. Tense Switching

Twilight looked up as Spike walks down the stairs.

Twilight looked - past tense, something HAPPENED
Spike walks - present tense, something IS HAPPENING

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Mar
26th
2013

Guns, part 2 · 1:55am Mar 26th, 2013

I'm bored. So I blogged about firearms. Again.

There are a lot of common misconceptions that come up. Having worked in the industry and been around a little, I'd like to talk about a few completely unrelated topics.

Glocks

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Dec
29th
2012

Guns · 3:45am Dec 29th, 2012

Since one of the most common HiE seems to be some kind of soldier, firearms are things that pop up in ponyfiction quite often. Unfortunately, they're also one of the easiet things to get wrong.

I like to think I know a lot about guns. I've owned about a dozen, I used to work in a gun shop, and I talk to military personnel as much as I can. It takes a lot of exhausting effort to become an expert (I don't consider myself a true expert), so what's a poor author to do?

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