Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Banana - Hobby Tank !

"New 2009 Super Pro Edition 1/24 VsTank Pro Japanese JGSDF Type 90 Airsoft Radio Remote Control RC Battle Tank Superb Quality!!!"

  • Item No: 1714
  • List Price: $250.00
  • On Sale: $99.90

  • The Type 90(Japanese: ??????? ???? Kanji: 90???) is the current main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). It is built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and was designed as a replacement for all deployed Type 61s and a portion of their Type 74 tanks. After the adoption of the Type 74, the Japanese High Command was already looking for a superior, completely indigenous tank design to defeat the Soviet T-72. As a result, development of a prototype, the TK-X MBT began in 1982. Testing, improvements, and designs were modified and constructed until 1989 when Japan formally acknowledged the Type-90 in 1990.

  • This is the latest 2009 version of the VsTank Pro, featuring the Japanese JGSDF Type 90 Battle Tank.

  • The 2009 VsTank Pro features a completely new control and battle system to provide continuous movement and 3D battling functions, never seen before in 1/24 scale RC tanks.

  • The VsTank Pro battle tanks are high quality models, and Just one look, I’m sure that you will agree that even when not in use the VsTank Pro makes a great static display model which is sure to be a talking point for anyone who sees it.

  • The VsTank Pro Airsoft Battle tanks are Great fun. They incoporate lights and sounds to enhance the experience of your RC battles. These Tanks have an airsoft system that could shoot BB bullets up to 25m (82 ft).

  • Requires 6 AA batteries for the transmitter and 8 AA batteries for the tank. Bands are randomly chosen but we will not ship two tanks with the same bands unless unavailable.

  • The VsTank Pro Arisoft series is for people who want to utilize our powerful long distance airsoft system, where an airsfot BB bullet can go as far as 25 meters. The Airsoft series also sports recodlling action and sound for added realosm. Compared with other airsoft RC tanks in the market, this is the cream of the crop.

  • 1/24 VsTank Pro Japanese JGSDF Type 90 Airsoft Radio Remote Control RC Battle Tank


  • 1/24 scale with high details
  • Full function controls (Forward, reverse, left and right real-life movement)
  • Turret rotates up to 330° and can also rotate while tank is running
  • Three forward speeds, two turning speeds, one speed for reverse, reverse/turns
  • Cannon shoots BB bullets up to 82ft (25m)
  • Up to six tanks can engage in battle at once
  • Painted driver figure and machine guns can be installed to add detail
  • All-wheel spension and rubber caterpillar treads tackle rugged terrain as well as 35° inclines
  • Working front and back lights
  • Working back directional light, interact with the movement of tank
  • Complete Kit, Ready to Run (Everything is included and 100% assembled -- only required 8 AA batteries for the tank and 6 AA battery for the transmitter to start battling)

    2007 Version New Features:

  • NEW continuous movement
  • NEW recoil cannon design
  • NEW One button turning
  • NEW One button rotation
  • NEW two-hand controller
  • NEW factory painted weathering body
  • Front and Rear Lights up

    Airsoft Battle Features:

  • BB shooting system as far as 25m (82 ft)
  • Battle with up to 5 other people using different bands
  • Tread movement sounds
  • Recoiling action and firing sound when shooting


  • Length: 410mm (16")
  • Width: 152mm (6")
  • Height: 135mm (5.3")
  • Climbing Power: 35°
  • Max Shooting Distance: 25m (82ft)
  • Turret's Max Rotating Angle: 330°
  • Turret's Max Vertical Angle: 20°

    Package Includes:

  • Tank (8x AA battery not included)
  • 2-hand transmitter (6x AA battery not included)
  • Pre-build Tank Commander and Machine Gun set
  • Two Antennas
  • English manual

" What do you Think This New 2009 Super Pro RC Battle Tank from Banana - Hobby toy Tank !!! "

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Did you know......Chemical

  • that Chemical Agent Identification Sets formerly used by the U.S. military included bottles of sulfur mustard (pictured) used to purposely contaminate terrain and equipment for training?
  • that of over 1,000 stone Buddha statues that once existed at the Korean Buddhist temple Unjusa, only 91 remain intact?
  • that stick candy, a form of hard candy with a colorful, barber pole-like spiral design, has a long history in the United States, dating to at least as early as 1837?
  • that English businessman David Ross was named one of the 100 richest people in the United Kingdom by The Sunday Times?
  • that the 14"/50 caliber gun was slated to be the main armament for the Lexington-class battlecruiser, but that class was redesigned in 1917?
  • that Keiz┼Ź Tsukamoto set a Guinness World Record by creating the cover art for more than 1,900 issues of Weekly Manga Times starting in 1970?
  • that Birket Israel, once the largest reservoir in Jerusalem, is now a parking lot?
  • that while filming 1991's Barton Fink, the Coen brothers were contacted by an animal-rights group concerned about their treatment of mosquitoes?



  • Throughout the military's use of CAIS they were known by several different common names aside from Chemical Agent Identification Sets. The other names were: Toxic Gas Sets, Chemical Agent Identification Training Sets, Instructional War Gas Identification Sets, Detonation War Gas Identification Sets, and Instructional Gas Identification Replacement Sets.

    General history

  • CAIS were used by all branches of the United States military for training in detection, handling and familiarization with chemical warfare agents between the 1930s and 1960s.The U.S. Army used CAIS to train its soldiers from 1928 until 1969. During this time period more than 100,000 CAIS units were produced by all branches of the military.CAIS were declared obsolete in 1971 and systematically recalled from military installations during two operations. The first recall operation, Operation Set Consolidation I (SETCON I), was in 1978; SETCON II followed on in 1980.

    Chemical agents

  • Each of the CAIS held between one and five different chemical agents. The agents used in CAIS were phosgene, adamsite, lewisite, cyanogen chloride, chloroacetophenone, sarin, nitrogen mustard, sulfur mustard and chloropicrin. In addition, triphosgene, a phosgene simulant, and ethyl malonate, a tabun simulant were also used. Sarin was the only nerve agent used in CAIS.

    Disposal programs

  • Following the recall operations of the late 1970s and early 1980s, 21,400 CAIS were sent to Rocky Mountain Arsenal where they were destroyed by incineration. The destroyed CAIS represented the entire stockpile then in storage. This initial disposal took place from May-October 1979 and again from May 1981-December 1982.

    Though the stockpile of CAIS were destroyed decades ago, there remained the problem of what to do with CAIS found buried underground. Most of the other 80,000 or so CAIS were used during training but some were disposed of, the primary method of disposal was burial. The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency was assigned the task of destroying CAIS as they were found, usually through ongoing construction projects. When CAIS items are found the Chemical Materials Agency's Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project (NSCMP) is tasked to destroy them via one of two mobile treatment systems.

    U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency, Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel Project (NSCMP)

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  • Monday, December 15, 2008

    Microsoft releases its first iPhone app

    Is it possible some at Microsoft find the iPhone a more attractive platform than the software giant's own Windows Mobile?

    Engineers in the company's Live Labs have released the company's first application for Apple's popular smartphone--even before making it available on Microsoft's own mobile platform. Seadragon Mobile, which was added to Apple's App Store on Saturday, is a free image-browsing app that allows users to quickly "deep zoom" images while online and is intended to demonstrate what is possible with a mobile platform.

    Seadragon is the backbone for Microsoft's Photosynth, which allows users to take a grouping of photographs and stitch them together into a faux 3D environment.

    The iPhone could hamper or enhance productivity in Australian businesses but whatever happens, the iPhone resource guide contains everything you need to know about Apple's highly anticipated mobile device.

    While parts of the iPhone 3G are superb, there are still some big features missing from this device. If you add up the extras the iPhone doesn't seem like a phone that everyone can afford.

  • Design
    Simplicity is the key, and typical of Apple's product range. Physically and in regards to the interface, simplicity is what drives its design, and for the most part it works well. Apple is so confident of the design that it doesn't include a manual in the box. We're not ashamed to admit we've needed Google several times to show us how to perform certain tasks.

    The iPhone 3G feels as good as it looks. Its slick glossy exterior fits perfectly in your hand, and feels comfortable against your face. The 3.5-inch display is bright and clear, and never leaves you wishing it were bigger or easier to read.

    • The good:
      3G, Wi-Fi and GPS
      Outstanding Safari browser and email
      iPod app is great
      App Store is best of its kind
    • The bad:
      No navigation software
      Dismal camera app
      Disappointing battery life
      Counter-intuitive menus and settings
    • The bottomline:

      Parts of the iPhone 3G are superb -- Web browsing, email, App Store, GPS -- but these are met in equal measure by elements which are either absent or mediocre. When we use the iPhone 3G, we can't ignore the vast divide between what the iPhone is and what the iPhone really should be, and when we're being asked to pay a premium for this phone it seems unfair for Apple to not include important smartphone functionality.

    • RRP: AU$849.00

    The Apple iPhone 3G has finally landed in Australia. Check out our iPhone Launch Centre for everything iPhone, including news, features, photos, downloads and videos.

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