Tag Archives: weapons

Good Fun With Knothole-Grable

Public domain US Department of Energy image from the Grable shot.

Having enjoyed numerous evenings of relatively undisturbed sleep during the several months I’ve been writing a novel about pus-spewing dead things that want to eat my face, I decided this just wouldn’t do.

I thought, “Hey, let’s talk about nuclear war!”

Disgusted by the Reagan-era neutron-bomb-apologism of the one post-nuke survival book available at my local library, I turned to my favorite sleep-killer, Wikipedia, where I’ve often cured my insomnia by purging myself of any desire to ever close my eyes again.

It was there that I ran across the fascinating article on nuclear artillery, a concept whose time has surely passed, right? Wrong! (READ THE REST OF THIS POST ON TECHYUM)


Indonesia Buys Planes With Teeth

Creative Commons photo of the Embraer Super Tucano by Piñeros Pulido Juan Mauricio.

On this fine Armistice Day, what could honor peace more thoroughly than the news that Indonesia is buying a flock of Super Tucano turboprop counter-insurgency aircraft, the same model that the U.S. Navy considered for “irregular warfare,” Blackwater bought in 2007 and Kansas lawmaker Sam Brownback flipped out about exactly one year today.

Why do you care?

I mean…other than because it looks like some bad-ass World War II fighter?

You probably don’t, or at least you won’t until the zombie war begins. If you think you might, stick with me, or skip past the jump and get the brain-eating payoff.