Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Locked thread
Mad Dragon
Feb 29, 2004



When on one eighth day Ted created FOID JERS.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Thump!
Nov 25, 2007

Look, fat, here's the fact, Kulak!







Smeper Fi Debbuh Dawg

Mr. Samuel Shitley
Jun 15, 2007

by XyloJW



United Mates Starine Corps

Mad Dragon
Feb 29, 2004



Muscles are required. Intelligence not essential, SIR!



@}~~ USMG WIPE

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

👰Proč bychom se netěšili🥰když nám Pán Bůh🙌🏻zdraví dá💪?


A Target For Jody

Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002



Former Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab and Future Europe Initiative projects.

Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002



Former Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab and Future Europe Initiative projects.

To me, this video says "gently caress you, war"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXxUnzximuY

MancXVI
Feb 14, 2002



Toilet Rascal

:cool:

Only registered members can see post attachments!

Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002



Former Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab and Future Europe Initiative projects.

Here's my piece on Foreign Policy about DIY weapons in Syria, How to Build an Army in Your Basement, which features videos like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC3DH2AWKrg

Dilettante.
Feb 18, 2011


Brown Moses posted:

To me, this video says "gently caress you, war"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXxUnzximuY

I hope they were intending to send a swords to plowshares message. [Palestiniansuicidebomberbabies.jpg]



I Just saw this on the 'tubes from the Ossetian war. The Ossetians manage to down a SU-25, and promptly try to perforate the ejecting pilot in his 'chute.
(From what I gather from comments and various threads, the pilot survived and it was friendly fire, whoopsies.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bRWTsr-kTs

Internet Wizard
Aug 9, 2009

BANDAIDS DON'T FIX BULLET HOLES



Mad Dragon
Feb 29, 2004




Secret Spoon
Mar 22, 2009



shyduck
Oct 3, 2003




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgpQBZF2sZQ

The CIWS is probably my favorite weapon platform out there. How do you not love a gatling gun that fires over 3,000 rounds a minute

Proust Malone
Apr 4, 2008





the dad farm
Dec 6, 2005



I'm a loving idiot that thinks he's hilarious!

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

McSpatula
Aug 5, 2006


the dad farm posted:

literally hitler

Doesn't make me angry enough, but this does:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97uM5NxjKJw

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

Please don't forget that I am an extremely racist idiot who also has terrible opinions about the Culture series.


shyduck posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgpQBZF2sZQ

The CIWS is probably my favorite weapon platform out there. How do you not love a gatling gun that fires over 3,000 rounds a minute

Well, ya see, the round's so small and the range is therefore so short and the fire control is open loop which means that against modern ASMs they're basically useless. The inbound's so fast that you'll get a single burst off as the thing comes into engagement range, you'll probably miss, and then even if you do hit you've still got a multiton ball of flaming missile wreckage that's heading for your ship at high velocity, so you're still pretty hosed. That's why they invented RAM and don't even bother putting the Phalanx on new ships.

There's a bigger, marginally better system called Goalkeeper, it's based off the GAU-8 30mm cannon from the A-10. Downside there is that it's not a self-contained unit that can be bolted to the deck like Phalanx is, it requires cutting a big hole and mounting a lot of the system belowdecks so it's not exactly flexible. And really it doesn't range a whole lot furhter.

Here's my favorite weapon platform out there, even if it's even more obsolete and isn't really even "out there" anymore:



Edit: Ugh Ft. Rucker so glad I never ever have to be there again. That town seriously has the highest per capita population of Chinese buffet restaurants on the planet.

Phanatic fucked around with this message at 01:00 on Dec 8, 2012

genderstomper58
Jan 9, 2005

by XyloJW


ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

Be Gay!
Do Crime!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy6GJiQ8n10
In this Coast Guard video you see how loving fast drug-semisubs can sink. :stare:
Also I wish I could sound that badass when I scream in Spanish. :smith:

genderstomper58
Jan 9, 2005

by XyloJW




Stolen from a friend's facebook, I did not know they surfaced where the ice is so thick :stare:

Mad Dragon
Feb 29, 2004



Some of those narco-subs are pretty sophisticated.





Red Crown
Oct 20, 2008

Pretend my finger's a knife.

Those dang Russians have apparently taken delivery of their first handful of SU-35S, this is apparently the 2nd serial numbered one:



Definitely intimidating. AESA radar, glass cockpit, sustained supercruise and it sports the latest long range AA-12s. That said, if you add every example of every variant of plane that can be considered a "Super Flanker", the Russians only have 11 of them, including 3 SU-35S. Some sources say that the contract is for 48 to be delivered by 2015, but we'll see if that happens.

More photos here.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


The only reason Russia is even buying them is as tech demonstrators for airshows to do Cobras and poo poo and sell exports.

The Flanker is an impressive plane in almost any situation. It's not their fault they've only been used to kill MiG-29s.

Oldie but a goodie:

Godholio fucked around with this message at 16:08 on Dec 8, 2012

OMFG PTSD LOL PBUH
Sep 9, 2001


Godholio posted:

The only reason Russia is even buying them is as tech demonstrators for airshows to do Cobras and poo poo and sell exports.

The Flanker is an impressive plane in almost any situation. It's not their fault they've only been used to kill MiG-29s.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

dev null
Sep 3, 2003

ctOS actual



go on

vasnote: this post is now text only. It was not before, therefor no probation.

Somebody fucked around with this message at 19:27 on Dec 8, 2012

Madurai
Jun 26, 2012



Phanatic posted:

There's a bigger, marginally better system called Goalkeeper, it's based off the GAU-8 30mm cannon from the A-10. Downside there is that it's not a self-contained unit that can be bolted to the deck like Phalanx is, it requires cutting a big hole and mounting a lot of the system belowdecks so it's not exactly flexible. And really it doesn't range a whole lot furhter.

The Royal Navy is now pulling Goalkeeper off their ships and replacing it with: Phalanx. Apparently, newer iterations have improved the software that it actually has a higher Pk than the bigger gun.

Other more-is-better options that have been tried inlcude the Spanish Meroka, an 8-barrelled 20mm calliope: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW8ilPgWc7s

Myriad, an Italian proposal that had two 25mm rotaries on one mount.

Kashtan, the Russian one with two 30mm rotaries and eight short-range SAMs for good measure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ssNPxyHp8

Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002



Former Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab and Future Europe Initiative projects.

This naval mine is sad because someone in Syria dropped it out of a helicopter onto dry land



I'm putting together various Syria Youtube playlists at the moment if you are all looking for interesting videos from Syria.

Armyman25
Sep 6, 2005


Apparently this photo is so unprofessional that it requires the CO and NOIC to be relieved.

Flying_Crab
Apr 12, 2002





Really? I don't see anything wrong with that photo.

Flying_Crab fucked around with this message at 02:24 on Dec 10, 2012

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

👰Proč bychom se netěšili🥰když nám Pán Bůh🙌🏻zdraví dá💪?


Brown Moses, not sure if you've seen this

http://imgur.com/gallery/pyqst

EBB
Feb 15, 2005

What, Me Worry?


Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002



Former Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab and Future Europe Initiative projects.

Scratch Monkey posted:

Brown Moses, not sure if you've seen this

http://imgur.com/gallery/pyqst

There's a video too, it looks like a death-trap to me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB1BDrFzFY0

Madurai
Jun 26, 2012



The various Blackbirds get a lot of pic thread time, for extremely understandable reasons, but I came across one not usually seen:



The YF-12 interceptor prototype in mostly bare titanium instead of the black "iron balls" paint. Probably, if the plane had gone into squadron service, it would have looked more like this, in the heat-dissipating silver paint planned for the B-70 Valkyrie.

Here's the cockpit:




And the back seat:

bloops
Dec 30, 2010

Thanks Ape Pussy!


Airplane poo poo from earlier today.
E-3 touch n go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpFiBb9ud7M
E-3 is really loud -- brain bleed loud.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzDukBLoYU4
C-130 landing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC0_m6LE8f4

RichieHimself
May 27, 2004

No way dude, she looks like Gargamel.

PSD is a 24/7 job. Protecting the 3 while he takes a whiz at JRTC.

Third World Reagan
May 19, 2008

Imagine four 'mechs waiting in a queue. Time works the same way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1i-dnAH9Y4

The navy teaches you about gears and angles.

Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002



Former Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab and Future Europe Initiative projects.

Watch the guy at the end of the alley in this video, taking "cover" behind the dirt mound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-g3mPwlpdg

elite_garbage_man
Apr 3, 2010
I THINK THAT "PRIMA DONNA" IS "PRE-MADONNA". I MAY BE ILLITERATE.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-VGyp8PJIk

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Snowdens Secret
Dec 29, 2008
Someone got you a obnoxiously racist av.


Hey I forget who it was that said they were in the 677th Sustainment Brigade (p sure not Gleep) but here are some pics I took of them at the Veterans' Day Parade in NYC. I have a bunch more if for some weird reason you want them, these are the better ones.















(If you didn't know, to get the big version from imgur just cut the 'l' off the end of the filename)

  • Locked thread