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FDR, arguable one of the best presidents of all time. Known for his program "The New Deal" and other such accomplishments, what is not not known is his many victories in battle against many different types of enemies. FDR possessed great power and technology as can be seen from his transforming wheel chair in which he slayed many foes.

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Thomas Jefferson was never much of a warrior history tells us, but yet again history is wrong. This is an image of one of the many attempts by Jefferson to battle all the manliest animals on earth while trying to teach them the ways of America.

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In 1752 before Ben Franklin invented Pizza, Gameboy, the iPad2 or Mexican food he was contemplating how to conquer electricity. Being the genius he was he decided go get it at its source, this being Zeus. Strapping himself to a kite, and equipping some homemade lightning claws he ascended through the clouds and into the realm of the Gods to battle it out with Zeus. This is a painting capturing the exact moment the battle started.

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Should be sized to hold 2 twinkies both based on the slogan and the name "Fancy Lads".

Only 2 more left until I have every food item in the game. print on posterboard or cardstock, cut, score, fold, glue, then stuff two twinkies in and you should be good to go! twinkies not included.
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print 2 copies on 11x17 inch paper. glue to posterboard with one side overlapping. cut, score, fold, glue, enjoy! Sized to hold a single serve banquet brand salisbury steak meal while maintaining the original size ratio.

NOT satisfied with the salisbury steak placement. could be more like the in game placement. making some home made steaks to re-shoot the photo. EVERYTHING ELSE is perfect. The fonts used in game are RAGE italic and Rockwell.
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JUNK FOOD!!!! For Redsteal21 . here ya go guy.
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glue to posterboard, cut, score, fold and glue. screen accurate cardboard foodstuffs!
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Originally it was considered desecration of the flag to use the flag for monetary gain or political purposes. Conservatives politicize the flag, make money off of the flag, and use the flag as clothing more than any other group in the US, including flag burning terrorists and radicals. I consider this to be desecration of the flag. Quote from Justice William Rehnquist's dissent, Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989)
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I saw a sticker that read "REPUBLICAN: because not everyone can be on welfare" and I found it completely misleading. For a conservative to assume that there are no employed Liberals? How blatantly ignorant or intentionally erroneous. This is my response.
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The glorification of Ronald Dennis Reagan as a fiscal conservative is based entirely in fiction. Quote from the Washington Post.
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This is just the background I used for my werewolf Tj. And It's 100% Free! You can use this background it you want. It's a full moon that was made in MsPiant and Photoshop.
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This is a 2.2k long battlecruiser I did around easter 2010.
It's another variation on the central core config, with 52 turrets, and four 90X45m docking bays. This was the last central core warship I did before I went on to stations and other stuff.
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3/4 view of the Solaris. This ship is 2.4km long, and 900m wide.
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This is the basic colorsceme I've chosen for the ship, still some more work to be done on it though. I have yet to finis the landing bay doors, bridge and some areas look awfully naked.

model done i Sketch Up and rendered i Kerkythea
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Excerpt from Tanks of World War II

M4A5 Super Sherman

Country: United States
Crew: 4
Armament: 1x M105 105mm
1x .30 caliber 1919A4 Coaxial MG
1x .50 caliber M2 HMG

Prior to the arrival of Admiral Kolhammer’s task force in June 1942, the M4 Sherman was meant to serve as the mainstay of the U.S. tank force. If things had proceeded as normal, the Sherman would have become the tank of the Western Allies. The original Sherman was armed with a lower velocity 75mm gun more useful in an infantry support role rather than going head to head with enemy tanks. Another weakness of the M4 was its thin armor. Even before discussions began between the U.S. Army and experts from the 21st Century it was know the Sherman could not stand up to the powerful and fast 75mm and 88mm shells used by the Germans. Finally the Sherman had a gasoline engine that would often burn when hit.

The problems with the original M4 models almost led to the tank being scrapped. Not only did uptimers recommend this, many members of the contemporary U.S. tank corps agreed. However by 1942 nearly 30,000 Shermans had been produced. Rather than wasting all that material, it was decided the Sherman would receive ‘Mods’.

Many of the M4s had their originally suspension system removed, to be replaced with the Easy Eight system that would have appeared later in the war. Upgrades to the Sherman’s armor were also made. Appliqué armor was added to the sides, forward slope, and turret. The front armor received a sharper slope to better deal with anti-tank shells. Advanced lightweight 21st Century composites were also added to protect the crew and engine compartments. Some M4s also received a layer of Kevlar to catch shrapnel fragments if a shell did penetrate. Nearly every Sherman in Europe had Slat Armor. The simple metal rods arranged like a cage proved effective against HEAT warheads found in the German Panzerfaust, Panzersherks, and wire guided missiles. A diesel engine eliminated the fire threat posed by the original Sherman.

Armament was one of the first things upgraded. Debate raged between uptimers and contemporary personnel over whether to arm the Sherman with the longer barreled high velocity 76mm or a powerful 105mm gun based on an uptime French design. Intelligence on new German Panzers being produced (the monstrous Tiger IIs and Leopards) ended the debate. The Sherman’s turret was redesigned to accommodate the American copy of the French 105mm (To uptimers the French gun was designated CN 105 F1). With the addition of more armor to the front of the M4 , the bow mounted machinegun was eliminated. A .30 caliber machinegun was coaxially mounted with the main gun. AT (advance technology) stabilization and sights were added to many Shermans prior to the invasion of Europe.

Although no longer the principle Allied tank, the Super Sherman could be found fighting along side with the Pershing and Centurion tanks (two of the Allies heavier tanks). The first Super Shermans got their combat test in the Pas de Calais Specially modified M4A5s were part of the D-Day landing forces. Their 105mm guns pounded German bunkers and defenses and helped the infantry fight their way inland. In their first tests against German Panzers, the M4s still had some disadvantages. The Tiger and King Tiger tanks could engage the Sherman at long range. Their APDS rounds could also defeat the modified M4’s armor. However the Tigers lost their complete invincibility to the Sherman’s 105mm gun. Plus even with the changes made the Sherman could still out maneuver the heavier and slower German tanks.

The Super Sherman was also a match for the Soviet T-34s and even their T-55s. Used by Americans in the Japanese Civil War and other allied nations during the Cold War, the Sherman continued to serve till the 1960s. A few working Shermans can be found in military museums and private collections around the world.

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This Sherman is based on the M4 as it appears in John Birmingham's novel Final Impact. An alternate history novel where an American and Allied naval Task Force is sent from 2021 to 1942. A series of novels Final Impact conculdes the trilogy and features D-Day and the battle for Europe. The above part is supposed to be from a book written after the alternate Second World War.
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Country of Origin: Empire of Japan
Role: Bomber
Designer: Nakajima
Crew: 2
Other Users: China (captured models)

Armament:
1x Type 120 25mm Cannon
2x Short Range IR AAMs
2,000 ILBs of Ordnance
-Type 6 Kaiten Anti-Ship Missile
-Type 10 1000 ILB Laser Guided Bomb
-Type 5 500 ILB Laser Guided Bomb
-Iron Bombs
-Cluster Bombs/Bomblett Dispenser

The Empire of Japan rolled out the Nakajima B20 series of aircraft in the mid-1960s. Much like the abortive American effort to create a fighter that could be used by both the Navy and Air Force (the F-111 which proved an excellent low level bomber) the B20 was built in both a naval and ground based model. The IJN model was known as the Sea-Wing with the Japanese Air Force calling their model the Sky-Wing. Both versions of the B20 would see combat in the former Dutch East Indies, as the post-colonial government collapsed. Japan moved in to annex the oil rich area in 1967. Sea-Wings flying of Japanese carriers provided strikes against the various factions inside the islands. Some worked, not effectively in a close air support role for Imperial Marines during the campaign. Losses were light for the naval Sea-Wings.

Initially the Sea-Wing was armed with conventional free fall iron bombs and rocket pods. However the start of World War III heralded a new generation of increasing accurate precision weapons. As America, the Soviets, and Europeans all retooled their aircraft and tactics to incorporate these, Japan found itself falling behind. Through various methods, legally and illegally, the Japanese military industry acquired various samples of new precision guided munitions (PGM). Using their own technology the Japanese arms makers were able to produce their first laser guided bomb shortly before the end of the Third World War.

This new generation of weaponry required upgrades to be made to the Sea/Sky-Wing fleet. A laser targeting pod with thermal and LLAMPS abilities was equipped to most of the precision strike units inside the IJN. New surface search and ground scanning radars were built into the B20Ns. The ground scanning radar allowed the Sea-Wing to fly dangerous nap of the Earth attack missions. These upgrades made the B20N an all-weather day or night bomber. By the late 1980s the upgraded Sea-Wing fleet could also carry large bomblett dispersing pods on their centerline hard-point (a copy of the European Tornado’s). Two Type 6 anti-ships missiles could be carried by the Sea-Wing for naval strike roles.

The major combat test for the Sea-Wing came when the Imperial government decided to go to war with the Russian Republic in 1990. As part of their surprise attack, Sea-Wings launched from the Giga carriers in the Sea of Japan to bomb the airfields up and down the Russian Pacific coast and Russian Pacific Fleet bases. Covered by Tengu fighters the Sea-Wings devastated the Russian Air Force bases, using runway cratering weapons and taking out hardened shelters with LGBs. As long as Japanese aircraft controlled the skies, the B20N operated quite effectively against the Russian forces in the Far East. However the Sea-Wing proved less effective when deployed in contested air environments. Designed as a bomber, the Sea-Wing had no real dogfighting ability requiring escorting fighters or a low level approach.

When the war expanded to include the United States of America, the IJN found itself up against an equal opponent. B20Ns and Air Force B20s took heavy losses when attacking American and Allied targets during the war. The heaviest losses and most specular success for the Sea-Wings came during the Battle of Guam. Admiral Shirada led four Giga carriers in an effort to destroy the American 7th Fleet and force the U.S. into negotiations to end the war in the Pacific. The first battle of super-carriers, the Carrier Strike Force launched a massive attack against the USN carriers once it was learned they were operating southeast of Guam.

Nearly one hundred IJN aircraft battled against the USN fighter screen and fought through the Ticonderoga air defense cruisers and their Burke class destroyer counterparts. Ten Sea-Wings managed to launch their ASMs and severally damage the carrier Hornet. Several more American cruisers and destroyers were sunk as well. The losses among the Japanese planes were heavy, over sixty percent. Much worse was the surviving pilots found that while they attacked the Americans, a USN strike against their own carriers had led to the destruction of two of their own carriers. As the battle continued the remaining Sea-Wings managed to sink the damaged Hornet, but the Combined Fleet lost another carrier.

Many of the remaining Sea-Wings for the rest of the war were based on land with their Air Force counterparts. Another distinction of the B20N was it was one of the first aircraft used in suicide operations against the Allied fleets. Kamikaze attacks were first launched by a Sea-Wing unit based in Formosa against the Enterprise carrier group, supporting the battle for the Philippines. Sixty aircraft among them twenty B20Ns loaded with explosives penetrated the carrier group’s defenses and sank six ships. A Sea-Wing speared into the side of the Enterprise knocking it out of the war for several months.

All the remaining Sea-Wings not in Japanese Defense Force hands are used by the Republic of China. Most were captured in the last few days of the war.
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F-19 Black Eagle Stealth Fighter

Country of Origin: United States
Role: Fighter-Bomber
Designer: Lockheed
Crew: 2

Armament: 11,000 ILBS of Ordnance
-AIM-9 Sidewinder Missiles (External Hard Points)
-CBU-100 Cluster Bombs
- BLU-107/B Durandal
- GBU-10 Paveway II
-GBU-12 Paveway II
-AGM-88 HARM (External Hard Points)


In the mid-1960s a Soviet mathematician published a paper that determined that radar cross sections of aircraft weren’t so much a result of size as their configuration of its edges. He suggested that one could design an aircraft to properly reflect and reduce radar; you could make an aircraft ‘stealthy’. However such a design was inherently unstable. While the Soviet military in the boom of its rearmament took note of the information it was deemed unusable at the time. The paper did make it the United States, where aircraft designers took note of the idea. Similar research was conducted during the Second World War by the Allies, mostly with the idea of flying wings. Despite the best efforts of American and German designers, the flying wing was unstable. The idea of stealth aircraft would sit on the backburner for most of the 1960s.

Aircraft designers during this time watched as the development of surface to air missiles accelerated. Germany led the field followed quickly by the European powers. Russia too followed suit and was the first to test their SAM designs under battlefield conditions. SA-2 and even more advanced SA-6 mobile systems were used in the Libyan-Egyptian conflict. It was very disconcerting to American companies to see their aircraft suffer heavily at the hands of Soviet SAMs. Various defense experts began to wonder if SAM systems were rapidly rendering modern aircraft obsolete. Air superiority was the backbone of American military operations. In a conflict with Japan, Europe, or the rebirthed Soviet Union, losing air supremacy terrified more than few Pentagon staffers.

By the early 1970s however computer flight control technology had advanced. These new control systems would make keeping aircraft airborne would be easier and boost performance. Lockheed, an inventor of aircraft designs pulled the old information about stealth out of storage and wondered if an actual aircraft was possible. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funded Lockheed with a portion of its ‘black budget’ to research the possibility. This resulted in a small scale model called the ‘Hopeless Diamond’. Taken to the secretive Groom Lake testing facility in Nevada, the Diamond was placed on stand and subjected to radar sweeps. At first the Lockheed people were disappointed, noting a large radar return. However after a few moments it was realized the return came from the pole the model aircraft was on. Once it was factored out, the results were amazing. The model had the radar cross section (RCS) of a bird. From this successful test DARPA contracted Lockheed’s infamous ‘Skunk Works’ to build prototype aircraft as a Black Project called Have Blue.

Have Blue lead to two prototype aircraft which were built with off the shelf components. Both planes utilized new computer controlled flight systems and this kept them airborne as predicted. With the technology now proven on both a concept and practical level, DARPA and the Air Force awarded Lockheed a contract to begin producing the ‘Stealth Fighter’. The Have Blue design was improved and production began in 1972. Pilot training for the new fighter was highly classified. The first pool of pilots was in fact not even briefed on what they were training to operate. Eventually the pilots were briefed in and truly began to explore the capabilities of their stealth aircraft in exercises at Groom Lake Air Force Base. The first squadron was known as the 415th Tactical Fighter Squadron and went active in July of 1974.

The new Stealth Fighter was designated the F-19 Black Eagle. It was a bit of a joke on the part of the Pentagon, the stealth ‘black’ version of the F-15 Eagle. An actual comparison between the two reveals the major differences. The F-15 is a high speed, highly maneuverable, and effective interceptor. Despite its name of a fighter, the F-19 is more akin to a fighter-bomber with an emphasis on the latter. Its initial primary mission was the precision application of new laser guided bombs. To accomplish this, the Black Eagle has a crew of two. In the nose is a powerful all weather camera with a built in laser designator. For a full stealth profile the LGBs would be carried in the internal bomb bay. The Air Force however wanted the F-19 to be able to defend itself as well from enemy aircraft as well as carry heavier loads. To accomplish this, external hard points can be added. Although this makes the Black Eagle less stealthy (the sloping and angle of the wings helps the design) it does give it more punch.

Typical air to air armament is AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. Eventually a new attack profile was developed by F-19 pilots as a result. During war games out in the Nevada desert, one F-19 crew was able to close within missile range of an E-3 Sentry AWACS. The pilots suggested that using the right approach and tactics a Black Eagle could eliminate an enemy AWACS with little warning. The F-19 had the ability to launch and fire Sparrow air to air missiles but the pilots eventually decided it was more of a hindrance than an advantage. The radar homing missile required radiating, which broadcasted their location. Over a period of a few years the F-19s worked out the best attack profile for their aircraft. Many pilots came from the low level penetrating F-111. The F-19 would adopt a similar approach, eventually rising to deliver its bomb load.

One task the F-19 crews trained for but didn’t relish was that of nuclear strike. Ever since the first use of nuclear weapons during the Second World War, the various powers had developed nuclear arsenals. America, the European Alliance, and Empire of Japan all had stockpiles of nuclear bombs by 1975, in the low hundreds. American testing had allowed for the development of smaller nuclear devices that could go atop missiles, the Minutemen. Despite this advantage the U.S. maintained a force of nuclear capable bombers. The F-19 was seen as the ultimate last shot guarantee. With its ability to penetrate enemy IADS, the F-19 could theoretically reach any target in the world with in range. Two B-61 Nuclear Bombs could be carried by the F-19.

The start of the Third World War in 1975 saw the F-19s trial by fire. Soviet intelligence had sketchy reports about the F-19. USAF efforts to keep the plane secret had some success, but American aviation enthusiasts had long staked out Groom Lake AFB. They knew some sort of secret aircraft existed. The KGB also knew about the plane but lacked hard data on its capabilities. As a result on D-Day they made a concerted effort to destroy Groom Lake with SS-20V3 missiles and a Long Range Aviation strike by Tu-26 Kirov Bombers. The USAF however kept only a few Black Eagles at Groom Lake most were deployed to other airbases in the American West. By the first night of war, the F-19s went into action.

F-19s provided reconnaissance information during the early days of the war. Eventually they went into their strike roles, hitting Soviet targets as they advanced. Initially they focused on Soviet bases in Mexico and Cuba. Using a mix of precision weapons and conventional ordnance they began to hamper Soviet air bases and logistics. Russian efforts to counter the Black Eagles were frustrating. Even their most modern radar systems had trouble tracking the F-19s. Soviet defenses though claimed four Black Eagles during the first months of war. The Black Eagle played a major role in the opening air battle during Operation Last Chance, the U.S. counterattack in Illinois. Four F-19s sunk through Soviet radar and shot down their airborne radar platforms. The loss of airborne control combined with a secondary strike by Black Eagles on ground based systems through the Soviet air defenses off balance. USAF fighters and strike aircraft were able to gain control of the airspace over the battlefield and hammer Soviet troops in the field.

The success of Operation Last Chance resulted in the nuclear attack on Chicago. In retaliation President Dugan ordered a nuclear attack against a Soviet facility in Cuba. Since the Minutemen ICBMs had been destroyed along with a large number of B-52s, the attack order fell to the F-19s. Four Black Eagles were involved in the mission although only two carried nuclear ordnance. While other USAF and USN aircraft distracted the Soviets, the two F-19s took out the radar nets around Cienfuegos. One back up plane stood guard in case the first was shot down. The attack plane succeeded, delivering both B-61s against the Soviet naval base and air base. Both weapons exploded with 350 kilotons of force, destroying both targets and nearly all of Cienfuegos. The horrific attack is not answered by the Soviets, with them accepting the American revenge. Luckily none of the F-19 crews conducted further strikes during the war (the other remaining nuclear attacks were carried out by other aircraft or missiles).

Production of the F-19 was continued during the war but slowed by Soviet efforts to destroy the production facilities. A total of 70 stealth fighters would be produced during the war, with twenty-three being shot down. Three of the losses occurred during Operation Dark Knight, the famous raid on the Soviet missile bases which guaranteed European entry into the war. For the first year of World War III, Europe had to keep its assistance to the United States covert. While Britain and Germany pushed for more overt help, France and the other European Alliance members weren’t as gung ho. The Soviets deployment of nuclear missiles, the deadly and accurate SS-20s in eastern Russia, threatened their major cities and their nuclear deterrence forces. While the Europeans had a thriving space industry, they had not deployed nuclear warhead tipped ICBMs. The Soviet missiles were accurate enough to destroy their major airbases where the British, German, and French nuclear bombers were located. If the Europeans were going to enter the war, those SS-20s had to go.

In one of the largest Special Operations missions ever launched, a combination of U.S. SEALs, British SAS, and U.S. Army Rangers were set to attack the silos, Soviet air defenses, and command bunkers. American aircraft including F-19s participated. The Black Eagles had the job of knocking out Soviet command bunkers for both their air defense systems and missile command. Combined with conventional attacks, the Black Eagles would pave the way for the Special Forces. Twenty F-19s were committed to the operation and performed brilliantly even though three aircraft were lost. The Soviet air defenses were knocked back and even if Moscow had issued launch orders, the SS-20s couldn’t launch with the loss of their command bunkers. Operation: Dark Knight was a success and two weeks later the European Alliance declared war on the Soviet Union.

The Black Eagle would continue to serve with distinction during the war. They participated in the major offensives in the United States that led to the liberation of the country. Ten would be stationed in Europe as the Alliance launched its invasion of the Ukraine and liberated the country. Those ten F-19s would later be committed to the Battle of Moscow. The coup by KGB Chairman Yuri Andropov against General Secretary Romanov late in the war triggered a black lash by the Red Army. A few heroic Soviet commanders joined forces to overthrow the KGB and put an end to the war. They required Allied assistance though. A joint American-European force with rebel Russian troops attacked Moscow and defeated the elite 2nd Black Guards Tank Division units defending the city. F-19s were able to provide support and knock out a Loyalist air base near the city. Together the Soviets and Americans captured Romanov who was under house arrest in the Kremlin. Yuri who escaped KGB Headquarters was later killed when Allied forces destroyed his hideout in Romania.

The F-19 was kept in service till 1989 when it was replaced by newer stealth aircraft. As a result it never flew against Japanese during the Pacific War. Currently all remaining models of the F-19 Black Eagle are either in ‘legacy storage’ or on display.

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Okay so here is my take on the Black Eagle. Now before you ask, why isn't this a Republic of Korea fighter, well in my version of Red Alert there is no ROK. The Japanese Empire lasts till the 1990s so Korea wouldn't be freed till the Pacific War (my version of Red Alert 3). So I took it and made it into a fictional stealth fighter for the USAF.

Most of this is inspired by the first ideas people had of early Stealth Aircraft. Tom Clancy had a similar aircraft in Red Storm Rising, which inspired this design. The looks come from an old toy of mine I haven't quite been able to get rid of. The first plane is pretty much in classic black stealth while the bottom one has a paint scheme inspired by the Have Blue planes, the original prototype for the F-117. Most of the fake history for the Black Eagle comes from the real life history of the F-117.

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I often think about what a different world this would be if America used her incredible wealth and power to relentlessly attack human misery, rather than countries with whom we disagree politically. Call me naive, but a foreign policy based on humanitarianism would serve us much better than one based on realpolitik and the need to serve the corporations and Wall Street.
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