A couple of nice how to do business with china photos I identified:

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: View over Globe War Two aviation wing, including Japanese planes and B-29 Enola Gay

Image by Chris Devers
See far more photographs of this, and the Wikipedia report.

Particulars, quoting from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy | Nakajima J1N1-S Gekko (Moonlight) IRVING:

Initially developed as a 3-seat, daylight escort fighter plane by the Nakajima Aeroplane Business, Ltd., and flown in 1941, the IRVING was modified as a night fighter in May of 1943 and shot down two American B-17 bombers to prove its capability. The Gekko (meaning moonlight) was redesigned to hold only two crewmen so that an upward firing gun could be mounted exactly where the observer after sat. Nearly five hundred J1N1 aircraft, which includes prototypes, escort, reconnaissance, and evening fighters were built in the course of World War II. A sizeable number have been also utilised as Kamikaze aircraft in the Pacific. The few that survived the war were scrapped by the Allies.

This J1N1 is the last remaining in the planet. It was transported from Japan to the U.S. exactly where it was flight tested by the U.S. Army Air Forces in 1946. The Gekko then flew to storage at Park Ridge, IL, and was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution. The restoration of this aircraft, completed in 1983, took a lot more than four years and 17,000 man-hours to achieve.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Nakajima Hikoki K. K.

Date:
1942

Nation of Origin:
Japan

Dimensions:
All round: 15ft 1 1/8in. x 41ft 11 15/16in., 10670.3lb., 55ft 9 5/16in. (460 x 1280cm, 4840kg, 1700cm)

Materials:
All-metal, monocoque building airplane

Physical Description:
Twin-engine, conventional layout with tailwheel-sort landing gear.
Armament: (two) 20 mm fixed upward firing cannon
Engines: (2) Nakajima Sakae 21 (NK1F, Ha35- 21) 14- cylinder air-cooled radial 1,130 horsepower (metric)

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Details, quoting from Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy | Boeing B-29 Superfortress &quotEnola Gay&quot:

Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of Globe War II and the very first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 identified its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a selection of aerial weapons: standard bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, this Martin-constructed B-29-45-MO dropped the 1st atomic weapon employed in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. 3 days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum close to Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance climate reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Wonderful Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

Transferred from the United States Air Force.

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.
Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.

Date:
1945

Nation of Origin:
United States of America

Dimensions:
General: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

Supplies:
Polished all round aluminum finish

Physical Description:
Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and higher-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish all round, normal late-Globe War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial quantity on vertical fin 509th Composite Group markings painted in black &quotEnola Gay&quot in black, block letters on lower left nose.

Free Tibet by Standing Up for Tibet

Image by Wonderlane
Somehow, this series of images reminded me of what Tibet would really feel like as a totally free location, with freedom of speech and religion, sort of floating up into the blue like a sky flower.

Do you know why His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama calls for peace? He understands cause and impact. When you can recall your last 13 lifetimes it will adjust your viewpoint also. That alone would give one particular a broad view.

The foolish try at handle continues in Tibet, and it is just painful, in the face of the world’s honor of H.H. the Dalai Lama.

You may possibly ask – why don’t the Tibetans nonetheless in Tibet just leave their ancient homeland, leave their farms and homes, and pals? They can not do so below worry of death. This fall far fewer Tibetans snuck across their southern borders to nations such as Nepal. There is genuine worry … and as we now see with the deaths in Lhasa it is justified.

Why do not the Tibetans come here? Why when they do come here posing as non-resident workers at factories why do they ‘defect’ en masse? The US does not recognize them as refugees, and as a result they can not receive passports or visas in most circumstances except illegally, buying phony documents in the 3rd globe it is effortless but pricey.

China is trying to paint her face like an old lady to seem young, or in this case from brutal ruler to a forward thinking host of the Olympics. It appears the effort has backfired.

From the Tibetans living in Nepal, and foreign enterprise individuals on my last trip there in Oct-Nov, if you travel just 30 KM outside of the Olympic Games area, you will discover extreme poverty exists and is easy to see. One Tibetan refugee, a woman whose husband works as a trader, told me &quotIn the Himalayan borders the soldiers shoot first, by no means ask inquiries.&quot

What is significantly less clear is how China’s invasion of Tibet has colored my life for great and poor. 29 years of studying the extraordinary lamas’ revered approaches, seeing our planet by way of their eyes, a extended term patient global view, inside a fully universal framework. They love ruthlessly.

But I lucked out simply because the Chinese invaded Tibet. I benefited since China was power hungry. I am greater off due to the fact of the extremely placed Tibetans who landed right here.

Amongst other items I was warned not to discuss religion – a single lama told me that Americans have freedom of religion, but we don’t think in freedom of religion.

Long live HH The Dalai Lama, and anyone else who is a member of his &quotclique&quot hen hen he. I am fully in awe of him, I humbly and respectly bow as an American with a million billion visualized exclusive bodies to him.

How I produced this image= a couple of weeks I’ve been waiting for my software to arrive. So I produced this, in stages as I learned one more graphics package. Simple when you take an evil mad scientist approach to understanding graphics tools. They almost constantly have one thing hidden.

Ready to be amazed – it was produced entirely in Microsoft Powerpoint.

Here’s a link to my much more in-depth optimistic analysis: wonderlane.blogspot.com/2008/03/report-china-is-probably-wi…

Tibetan freedom can not be eradicated, it is not achievable.

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