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Book Review- Divergent

Book Review- Divergent

Lydia Martin September 26, 2022

Suppose you’re looking for a book to read. In that case, I highly recommend that you read Divergent by Veronica Roth (I also recommend that you read the books following, Insurgent, Allegiant, and Four,...

A IX(B) Tornado GR4 training for deployment to Afghanistan.....Pictured here on 12 October 2012 is a Tornado GR4 aircraft as it undertakes a training sortie over the North West of England.  The Tornado from IX(B) Squardon is preparing for deployed operations over Afghanistan in the near future.....The Tornado GR4 is a variable geometry, two-seat, day or night, all-weather attack aircraft capable of delivering a wide variety of weapons. Powered by two Rolls-Royce RB 199 Mk 103 turbofan engines, the GR4 is capable of low-level supersonic flight and can sustain a high subsonic cruise speed. ....The GR4 typically carries up to a maximum of 5 Paveway IV smart weapons or 2 Stormshadow cruise missiles but can be configured with various weapons, targeting pods and reconnaissance pods simultaneously including the Dual Mode Seeker (DMS) Brimstone, ALARM Mk2 missile, Litening III and the Reconnaissance Airborne Pod TORnado (RAPTOR).....The Tornado GR4 is a world leader in the specialised field of all-weather, day and night tactical reconnaissance. The RAPTOR pod is one of the most advanced reconnaissance sensors in the world and greatly increases the effectiveness of the aircraft in the reconnaissance role. Its introduction into service gave the GR4 the ability to transmit real-time, Long Range Oblique Photography (LOROP) to commanders or to view this in cockpit during a mission. The stand-off range of the sensors also allows the aircraft to remain outside heavily defended areas, thus minimising the aircraft’s exposure to enemy air-defence systems. Additional capability in the Non-Traditional Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (NTISR) role is provided by the Litening III RD and the use of the ROVER data link for providing tactical operators with real time Full Motion Video (FMV) in the battle space.....The Tornado GR4 is now equipped with the Storm Shadow missile and 2 variants of the Brimstone missile, including the most advanced DMS variant. ..

5 Best Aircrafts You Can Own

Adrian Lee September 20, 2022

5: Beechcraft King Air 260 The Beechcraft King Air 260 is the smallest of the King Air family of aircraft. It can take off in 2,111 feet, the shortest takeoff distance of any King Air. It holds...

Books vs Movies

Books vs Movies

Carter Rittenhouse September 16, 2022

Personally I like movies better because you can visualize the scene better. I also like movies more than books because I can see the action in right front of me. When you're reading a book it sucks when...

Fall is the Best of All

Fall is the Best of All

September 8, 2022

  My personal favorite season is Fall, and that’s mostly because of the weather. I love that it’s not too hot, but not too cold. But there are other reasons that I like fall, too, like the...

Top Guns Flying In

Top Gun’s Flying In

Emma Miller September 1, 2022

    The new Top Gun: Maverick movie was released on May 27. It is out in the theaters so far. It is a sequel from the original 1986 Top Gun film.    If I was rating it I would give...

Yay or Nay- Pineapple Pizza

Yay or Nay- Pineapple Pizza

August 31, 2022

Pineapple on pizza. You either hate it, or love it. I, personally, love pineapple on pizza. Here’s why:    When you add pineapple to pizza, you get the whole package. Grain (crust), veggie...

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