Some Aerospace Fun and Humor

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Not really aerospace... feel free to nuke that post if it causes any trouble... (just wanted to say, I wanted too do that for some time, and had tons of fun doing it. Damn it, it all fell into place almost perfectly.)


There live a certain man in Russia not long ago
He's not big nor strong, but his eyes are cold and cruel
Most people look at him with terror and with fear
But to appar'tchiks he his such a lovely dear
He unleashes FSB like a terror
Full of torture and gunfire
Yet he is the very kind of leader
Russians would admire

Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Terror and the Russian king
There was a cat that really was gone
Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Russia's craziest war machine
It is a shame how he carries on

He rules the Russian land and never mind the wars,
And the novitchok he handles really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he is the hand to grease
But he is real great when he has money to embezzle
To Prigozhin he was no great war leader
Though he'd heard the things he'd done
He believed he was a loosy leader
Who would lose war soon

Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Terror and the Russian king
There was a cat that really was gone
Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Russia's craziest war machine
It is a shame how he carries on

But when his drinking and warmongering
And his hunger for power
Became known to more and more people
The demands to do something
About this outrageous man
Became louder and louder

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

"This man's just has to go", declared Prigozhin
But Medvedev begged, "Don't you try to kill him, please"
No doubt this Vlad Putin had lots of hidden charms
Since he was a brute, they just fear his nuclear arms

Then one day some man called Prigozhin
Started a coup, he was not to blame
"Come to stop us", they kept advancing
And he really came

Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Terror and the Russian king
He put polonium into their wine
Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Russia's craziest war machine
They drank it all and all lose their skin'
Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Terror and the Russian king
They didn't quit, they wanted his head
Vla-ad, Vlad Putin
Russia's craziest war machine
He shot their plane, and now they are dead

Oh, those Russians...
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Man you had to paint the bloody other planes...


Looks like the cover was replaced with something more appropriate after complaints. However that kind of a-historical mashup seems to be the speciality of the art team employed by Canelo Digital (whoever they are)...
the speciality of the art team employed by Canelo Digital (whoever they are)...
i only find Canelo Digital Publishing Ltd.
A British firm in London, seems it's be part of British publisher 10Canelo.
The plane managed to land undamaged, but half of the passengers had their underwear wet.


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Not that far off from this old fake

Ya know, something funny about that is,

Article Open access Published: 01 June 2022

Legitimacy and procedural justice: how might stratospheric aerosol injection function in the public interest?

Marco Grasso ORCID:

Humanities and Social Sciences Communications volume 9, Article number: 187 (2022)


Solar geoengineering aims to lessen the amount of solar energy reaching the Earth in order to reduce regional or global temperatures (Caldeira et al., 2013). The article’s arguments refer to stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI), perhaps the most debated approach of solar geoengineering. SAI imitates the cooling effect of a volcanic eruption through the dispersion of inorganic particles—e.g., sulfates or calcium carbonate—in the lower stratosphere. The article will focus on this approach for two reasons: SAI’s high leverage—its capacity to exert great influence over the climate system from relatively limited technological and economic inputs—and its potential for rapid deployment (Zürn and Schäfer, 2013). These features, and the intrinsic challenges it poses, make an examination of SAI very instructive for a greater overall understanding of solar geoengineering.
It should be specified that we believe that in a sane world SAI would be an unlikely option, given the many unknowns and unknow unknowns associated to ‘hacking the planet’ (Pierrehumbert, 2017). Unfortunately, we are living in irrational times in which the impending climate crisis is not addressed meaningfully, and persistent market distortions and governance and policy failures strengthen carbon lock-ins (Grasso, 2022). Therefore, SAI could acquire urgency at very short notice: hence the importance of reflecting in advance on how it could ultimately be beneficial to humanity. The objective of this article—to illustrate a way to provide SAI with long-term legitimacy and procedural justice, in order to enhance its prospects of being developed and carried out in the public interest—is exactly inscribable in this broad perspective.
SAI is considered here as an institution for researching and deploying approaches to reducing temperatures by diminishing absorbed solar energy.


Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Jan 22; 116(4): 1089–1094.
Published online 2019 Jan 7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1811022116
PMCID: PMC6347728
PMID: 30617069
Mission-driven research for stratospheric aerosol geoengineering
Douglas G. MacMartina,b,1 and Ben Kravitzc,2

However, the current state of knowledge is insufficient to conduct a thorough risk assessment. Solar geoengineering would not affect the climate the same way as reducing greenhouse gas concentrations; it thus poses both physical climate risks and risks arising from societal processes, such as the potential for affecting the commitment to mitigation or the risk of abrupt termination (15, 16). Ultimately the risks of deploying geoengineering will need to be weighed against the risks of not deploying geoengineering.

Decisions about whether and how to deploy solar geoengineering will require appropriate governance, the form and function of which are active areas of research (17–21). Natural science research provides information about how one can design a strategy to meet some set of chosen climate objectives, what the impacts of deploying different strategies might be, and what the uncertainties and risks are. Addressing these natural-science questions is essential both to inform future decisions and also to inform what governance is needed to make these decisions. For example, geoengineering governance may depend on the projected distribution of benefits and harms, or the degree of uncertainty in projected outcomes.

Developing the required knowledge demands a mission-driven research program (22), which is defined by its explicit end goal of supporting informed future decisions regarding deployment (see also arguments for research in refs. 23–27). In contrast, while the curiosity-driven research model that has been used to date is appropriate for initial exploration, it lacks a systematic research approach; mission-driven research is designed to be comprehensive, ensuring that the important questions are being asked and addressed, and it explicitly incorporates prioritization, ensuring that limited funding is used efficiently in support of the goal. This prioritization will be different from that of a research program aimed at advancing understanding of the climate system.

We focus herein on SAs rather than marine cloud brightening (MCB), as the two have distinctly separate research needs in many aspects. From large volcanic eruptions, it is known that adding aerosols (such as sulfate) to the stratosphere is certain to provide some cooling on a global scale (28). Moreover, this method of geoengineering is nearly certain to be technically possible (29, 30).

The next sections describe the goals of research, distinct research phases, and natural separations in fundamental decision points.
Nope. That's the EA-37B. You've read it here first!
When you decide to make a mess of nomenclature, mess it up GOOD.
What does this have to do with the a-37 ?
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So, what happens when a landing signal officer with St. Vitus Dance gets the DTs?
- By the end of the ninetieth century, zoologists discovered that the tiger stripes mimic the vertical shadows in the reed beds where they hide for hunting. On the other side, the zebras stripes seem designed to increase visibility; however, five out of six lion attacks fail, due to more subtle causes. As it turns out, due to the movement of the animal, the rhythmic waving caused by the black stripes produces an optical distortion (known as ‘akinetopsia’) that affects the way in which the brain calculates distances.

The Royal Navy was the first to apply this principle to the naval war but, towards 1915, almost every warship was painted with white, black, grey and blue diagonal stripes to disorient the telemeters of the enemy artillery.

In the air, the fighters Albatros D.V of the Jasta 37 were the first to use the optical distortion techniques, with its tailplane painted in black and white diagonal stripes. In combat, the violent turns of the airplane achieved the ‘zebra effect’ thus disrupting the aiming of the British pilots. They had the additional resource to use the Iron Crosses painted on the upper wing as reference, but the Lozengue camouflage and the aircraft vibration during tight turns made the distance estimation very difficult in deflection shooting. The Fokker DR.I of the Jasta 6 also used the ‘zebra effect’ painting the tailplane, the fuselage and even the interplane struts with stripes.

The system worked and towards 1917 almost every German reconnaissance two-seater airplane, operating in the Western Front, had a rectangular patch of diagonal stripes on their fuselage.

The British airplanes started to imitate them. In 1918 it was common to see the F-2B and ‘Camels’ of the RFC with series of white bands painted over the khaki of the rear fuselage.

The technique reached its peak of refinement during the summer of 1918 with the Albatros DV flown by Ltn. Fritz Rumey, assigned to the Jasta 5, an elite squadron. In this airplane, the diagonal stripes had four different widths and had been painted in spiral (like on a candy) along the fuselage.


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Errr... what size mosquitoes live in your neighbourhood?
The need for high fire rate implies *quantities* of skeeters, not *size* of skeeters.
the area of city of Aachen has already vast quantities of insects
but i live too close at nature reserve "Wurmtal" what increase the quantities...

One positive thing, Dragonflies thrive here
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