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Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

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



Sgt. Half-mast spotted.

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Slim Pickens
Jan 12, 2007



Grimey Drawer

I'm surprised to see none of them wearing running shoes.

OMFG PTSD LOL PBUH
Sep 9, 2001


salute to our veterans

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Brown Moses
Feb 22, 2002



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

Here's the World's Worst Father

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrH7bNQo-hY

genderstomper58
Jan 9, 2005

by XyloJW




:smug:

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

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


This guy just died. He won the Medal of Honor when he pried a grenade out of the dead hand of his own severed arm and used it to kill Nazis.

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010


We real cool. We
Left school. We

Lurk late. We
Strike straight. We

Sing sin. We
Thin gin. We

Jazz June. We
Die soon.


USAREUR - Keeping it classy in my hometown

MancXVI
Feb 14, 2002



Toilet Rascal

EBB
Feb 15, 2005

What, Me Worry?


Enjoy a dipshit crashing an Apache:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDOCh6QWQm8

gleep gloop
Aug 16, 2005

GROSS SHIT

Frosted Flake
Sep 13, 2011

CSPAM MUNITIONS EXPERT


AB posted:

Enjoy a dipshit crashing an Apache:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDOCh6QWQm8

All of this has happened before
All of this will happen again

http://youtu.be/x4CQfaBGWSo

A Bakers Cousin
Dec 18, 2003




Splosions



http://youtu.be/-jKMzklJlb0

Vasudus
May 30, 2003


After careful consideration (meaning that I got a single PM with a good point) I have decreed that you may post text in this thread to discuss pictures and youtubes.

They must be military related and this thread will not be turned into yet another chat thread. You keep it on topic.

If you poo poo it up or derail it intentionally you're still getting probated.

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

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




More 'splosions from when I worked at NAVSEA (same test, three different views):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qiZK_ZIjB4

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G1IAD0g4cc

grover
Jan 23, 2002

PEW PEW PEW
:circlefap::circlefap::circlefap:
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Navy's too pussy to put a modern DDG through anything resembling a realistic shock event; too many lives and too much money at stake. Kinda defeats the purpose of shock trials, but at least you can catch low-hanging fruit, I guess, and validate calculations used for barge testing equipment. Footage from when they close-harbor blasted the gently caress out of USS Osprey (first of a then-new class of minesweepers) in 1995 is pretty impressive, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plAAuk9VwLs

grover fucked around with this message at 16:10 on Dec 23, 2012

BaconAndBullets
Feb 25, 2011



Fort Bragg Range 47?

Phanatic
Mar 13, 2007

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


grover posted:

Navy's too pussy to put a modern DDG through anything resembling a realistic shock event; too many lives and too much money at stake. Kinda defeats the purpose of shock trials, but at least you can catch low-hanging fruit, I guess, and validate calculations used for barge testing equipment. Footage from when they close-harbor blasted the gently caress out of USS Osprey (first of a then-new class of minesweepers) in 1995 is pretty impressive, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plAAuk9VwLs

That one was at our test center in Aberdeen (was a few years before my time). You're limited to (somenumber) of pounds of HE there, if you want to go bigger you need to be out at sea, which is what happened in the Churchill shock trials. Also, out at sea you don't have delays due to ospreys (real ones) nesting in your crane.

This one, I wasn't involved in, and it's a good thing because the ship sunk earlier than expected and took all the data recorders and data down to the bottom with it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFyt3bM_MJo

Slim Pickens
Jan 12, 2007



Grimey Drawer

75th just posted this on their facebook page.



"Rangers of the 75th Ranger Regiment rehearse breaching techniques prior to conducting a night operation against insurgents in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Michael T. Mulderick)"

Slim Pickens fucked around with this message at 16:15 on Dec 26, 2012

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Problematic Poster*~

Fun Shoe

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9qLiJPpGiI

I don't think he made it.

genderstomper58
Jan 9, 2005

by XyloJW





5 carriers in one spot is pretty crazy!!!

DrCuntmuffins
Nov 10, 2011

by Y Kant Ozma Post


I might be wrong but I feel like I see 8 carriers on there, counting the one that's getting resurfaced.
pic shamelessly stolen from reddit

genderstomper58
Jan 9, 2005

by XyloJW


5, the smaller ones are amphibs

my city gets haboobs too :smug:




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

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin

Some pics of the Russian assault on a tanker captured by pirates a few years back - this is the one they got in trouble for when they left the pirates on a boat with some food and water and set them adrift.

http://russianpov.blogspot.ru/2012/12/liberation-of-tanker-moscow-university.html

Sample pic, and a direct quote: "Weapons confiscated from pirates. Despite their looks, they were working." Crossposted from TFR, original post by Party Plane Jones.

Frosted Flake
Sep 13, 2011

CSPAM MUNITIONS EXPERT


I like how confused the Russians were about Khat.

"Seamen said this piece of rope pirates were using as narcotic. Is it made from hemp?"



Also, like half of the comments are people whining about weed legalization.

sky shark
Jun 9, 2004

CHILD RAPE IS FINE WHEN I LIKE THE RAPIST

BaconAndBullets posted:

Fort Bragg Range 47?

Sure looks like Bragg, not sure about 47 though

Mr. Samuel Shitley
Jun 15, 2007

by XyloJW


Memento1979 posted:

Some pics of the Russian assault on a tanker captured by pirates a few years back - this is the one they got in trouble for when they left the pirates on a boat with some food and water and set them adrift.

http://russianpov.blogspot.ru/2012/12/liberation-of-tanker-moscow-university.html

Sample pic, and a direct quote: "Weapons confiscated from pirates. Despite their looks, they were working." Crossposted from TFR, original post by Party Plane Jones.



Where were they keeping their AK's, up their rear end?

gleep gloop
Aug 16, 2005

GROSS SHIT

Mr. Samuel Shitley posted:

Where were they keeping their AK's, up their rear end?

Out at sea, salt air, no maintenance. Is it really surprising their AKs are rusted to hell?

EBB
Feb 15, 2005

What, Me Worry?


Mr. Samuel Shitley
Jun 15, 2007

by XyloJW


HATE CURES TRANNYS posted:

Out at sea, salt air, no maintenance. Is it really surprising their AKs are rusted to hell?

Yeah I get the severe corrosion, those things still look like they're covered in a veneer of poo poo.

In other news: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Kazakhstan_Antonov_An-72_crash

A Kazakh AN-72 ate poo poo while descending to land in Shymkent. One of my fav Soviet aircraft, because they actually operationally implemented something Boeing got stuck only developing.

Included: An Airliners.net search with a shitload of pics

I confuse the IL-76 and AN-72 all the time for some reason.

Armyman25
Sep 6, 2005



The middle guy's expression really sells this.

OMFG PTSD LOL PBUH
Sep 9, 2001


Armyman25 posted:

The middle guy's expression really sells this.

He hasn't developed this kind of thousand yard stare yet

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Armyman25
Sep 6, 2005










OMFG PTSD LOL PBUH
Sep 9, 2001



Any idea where I could get a print of that Want her Back? Clean Up! poster? I volunteer at a mil support group and it'd be appreciated there.

Armyman25
Sep 6, 2005


I'd think you could probably print out a decent copy, but you can get an original here for $225.

http://www.miscman.com/posters_graphics/category.asp?ID=35&PID=2

Mzuri
Jun 5, 2004

Who's the boss?
Dudes is lost.
Don't think coz I'm iced out,
I'm cooled off.

Crossposting from the YouTube thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXz4P6EpX3s&t=259s

It's only five seconds of a compilation, but easily the coolest. It's an SU-24, right?

Edit: From the same compilation, have some hot HIP action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXz4P6EpX3s&t=15s

(no intention of derailing, I just thought those two clips were neat :) )

Mzuri fucked around with this message at 21:17 on Dec 28, 2012

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?


Yup. TNL puts together the best compilations.

Flying_Crab
Apr 12, 2002





Mzuri posted:

Crossposting from the YouTube thread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXz4P6EpX3s&t=259s

It's only five seconds of a compilation, but easily the coolest. It's an SU-24, right?

:lol: What the gently caress? Do they not require drivers education at all in Russia?

iyaayas01
Feb 19, 2010

Perry'd


DoktorLoken posted:

:lol: What the gently caress? Do they not require drivers education at all in Russia?

Or commercial licenses, or tree cutting education, or....

Everything in that video is awesome.

e: Also, I feel that vodka is probably responsible for a good 50% of the stuff in that video. And Michael Bay's movies aren't terrible fiction, they're documentaries about driving in Russia.

iyaayas01 fucked around with this message at 21:56 on Dec 28, 2012

Red Crown
Oct 20, 2008

Pretend my finger's a knife.



Apparently, this is one of the leading competitors for the Army's next camo pattern. Am I the only one who thinks this looks a bit...off? Like something I'd buy at a paintball shop?

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Dead Reckoning
Sep 13, 2011


Red Crown posted:

Apparently, this is one of the leading competitors for the Army's next camo pattern. Am I the only one who thinks this looks a bit...off? Like something I'd buy at a paintball shop?
I think it looks like poo poo. What was wrong with mulitcam?

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