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The biplane era: WWI
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The biplane era: WWI The Airco D.H.2 was developed with no interrupter gear available to British aircraft designers, the unusual pusher layout was considered essential for the D.H.2, mounting a Lewis gun in the front cockpit, its field of fire unencumbered by the need to avoid the propeller. Controlling the aircraft while operating the gun was tricky but the D.H.2 was the beat fighter available to the British in mid 1916 Specifications... Powerplant: one 100hp(75kW) Gnome Monosoupape rotary engine; later they would have 110hp(82kW) Le Rhne rotary engine Performance: max speed 93mph(150km/h) Endurance: 2hrs 45mins Armament: one foward firing. 303in Lewis gun on flexible mount Follow the boys: @tvw_edits @namwar_pics @the_nam_pics #ww2history #warplane #ww2 #wwii #secondworldwar #wwii #worldwar2 #ww1 #wwi #firstworldwar #worldwar1 #nam #korea #koreanwar #aviation #historiansunion #aircraft #fighterplane #aviationgeek #airplane_pics #airplane_lovers #fightercraft #avgeek #aviation

Battle of Britain part 3:

Battle of Britain part 3: the RAF and the defense of England German Forces had swept through Europe and they would swift there attention to an old rival. The country of Great Britain. The German Luftwaffe and the British RAF would be locked in combat over the skies of Great Britain. The RAF would have to fend off the largest sustained bombing campaign to date. Britain at the time had a favorable air defense system, expert fighter pilots, and great leadership to back the RAF in the struggle. The Germans would be under prepared for the attack on Great Britain. The Luftwaffe would suffer heavy losses in the west and after insufficient results the Luftwaffe would turn there attention to RAF airfields. Battles started and both sides would suffer heavy losses but the RAF would stay determined throughout the fight. The Germans would start to have fallbacks even though thier first hit on London was a success, thier second attack on London would be a huge defeat with heavy losses of bombers and fighters but also a loss of German morale. Hitler would soon turn his attention away from Britain and would suspend the Battle of Britain Follow the boys: @tvw_edits @namwar_pics @the_nam_pics @82nd_rum_runner #ww2history #warplane #ww2 #wwii #secondworldwar #wwii #worldwar2 #ww1 #wwi #firstworldwar #worldwar1 #nam #korea #koreanwar #aviation #historiansunion #aircraft #fighterplane #aviationgeek #airplane_pics #airplane_lovers #fightercraft #avgeek #aviation

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More than 75 percent of Duke students pursue service-learning opportunities in Durham and around the world through DukeEngage and other programs that advance the university's mission of "knowledge in service to society." Launched in 2007, DukeEngage provides full funding for select Duke undergraduates who wish to pursue an immersive summer of service in partnership with a U.S. or international community. As of summer 2013, more than 2,400 Duke students had volunteered through DukeEngage in 75 nations on six continents. Duke students have created more than 30 service organizations in Durham and the surrounding area. Examples include a weeklong camp for children of cancer patients (Camp Kesem) and a group that promotes awareness about sexual health, rape prevention, alcohol and drug use, and eating disorders (Healthy Devils). The Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership, started by the Office of Community Affairs in 1996, attempts to address major concerns of local residents and schools by leveraging university resources. Another community project, "Scholarship with a Civic Mission," is a joint program between the Hart Leadership Program and the Kenan Institute for Ethics. Another program includes Project CHILD, a tutoring program involving 80 first-year volunteers; and an after-school program for at-risk students in Durham that was started with $2.25 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation in 2002. Two prominent civic engagement pre-orientation programs also exist for incoming freshmen: Project CHANGE and Project BUILD. Project CHANGE is a free weeklong program co-sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Duke Women's Center with the focus on ethical leadership and social change in the Durham community; students are challenged in a variety of ways and work closely with local non-profits. Project BUILD is a freshman volunteering group that dedicates 3,300 hours of service to a variety of projects such as schools, Habitat for Humanity, food banks, substance rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters. Some courses at Duke incorporate service as part of the curriculum to augment material learned in class such as in psychology or education courses (known as service learning courses).

Duke's men's basketball team is one of the nation's most successful basketball programs. The team has captured five National Championships (tied for third place all time), while competing in 16 Final Fours and 12 Championship games. The program's home facility is historic Cameron Indoor Stadium, considered one of the top venues in the nation. The team's success has been particularly outstanding over the past 30 years under coach Mike Krzyzewski (often simply called "Coach K"). The Blue Devils are the only team to win five national championships since the NCAA Tournament field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985, 11 Final Fours in the past 25 years, and eight of nine ACC tournament championships from 1999 to 2006. Duke's 2017 NCAA tournament appearance ended in an upset to the University of South Carolina. Coach K has also coached the USA men's national basketball team since 2006 and led the team to Olympic golds in 2008, 2012, and 2016. His teams also won World Championship gold in 2010 and 2014. More than 20 Duke players have been selected in the NBA Draft Lottery. In 1999, Duke became the first program in the history of the NBA Draft to have four players from the same school selected in the first round. Overall, [[ http://basketball.realgm.com/ncaa/conferences/Atlantic-Coast-Conference/1/Duke/31/nba-players%7C32 Duke players]] have been selected in the first round of the NBA Draft in the Coach K era. More than 20 Duke players have been selected in the NBA Draft Lottery. In 1999, Duke became the first program in the history of the NBA Draft to have four players from the same school selected in the first round. Overall, 32 Duke players have been selected in the first round of the NBA Draft in the Coach K era.

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