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Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
This belongs on the front page.


AWACS console in the background.

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Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Thankfully that didn't happen, because then we wouldn't have seen the glory of Credible Sport:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSFjhWw4DNo

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

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Yup. TNL puts together the best compilations.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
It looks like it's powered by cigarettes. The only writing I can make out is 1977.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Doesn't say it has to be the same Marine.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
I was hoping that would show up; I had no idea what the site was.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
He's always there...lurking...waiting...watching...










































jonesing for a hot dog.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

Deathy McDeath posted:

There are still some guys using that from the great Dunson/Chowdown war and I dont wanna look like a poser

:corsair: It was unbelievable...we'd never seen anything like it...

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

iyaayas01 posted:


It's been EIGHT YEARS since there hasn't been a Spectre gunship forward deployed somewhere in the world.

Noobs.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

Red Crown posted:

I love that the F-22 can do the original Battlestar Galactica thing, which is basically slowing almost to a stop and doing a 180.

I saw a show where it was basically falling straight down and just loving yawed around and took off again.

Seriously, if you've never seen the F-22 demo live, fight the loving airshow crowd that day. It's ridiculous.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Oh hey, it only took them a year of fighting to actually read their tactical manuals.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
So...what's with loading that fucker like a musket?

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

genderstomper58 posted:

Spitballing here since I know zero about RPGs, could whatever propels the RPG have blown up right out of the tube?

That's kind of what I was thinking. The damage is right at his neck.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
"Front 5 rows reserved"

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

Scratch Monkey posted:

All wars are propaganda wars, especially in the age of the internet.

FREE CARO

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
What the hell is that?

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
The people in charge do realize the Army and Marines often carry special sticks capable of sending projectiles further than 15 feet right?

The idiot responsible for that stick is no Curtis Culin.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

The new era of his life started at the end of the post.

Also, one of those pilots on the navy shirt is ballsy as gently caress.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

evil_bunnY posted:

Is it just the lack of airspeed/maneuverability?

It'll have a shorter range than anything capable of shooting back, it'll require a bunch of equipment to actually use (detection, launch, other integration gear) and each missile weighs as much as two Hellfires, so there goes your payload.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Look at their covers. :allears:

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
That deserves to be the cover of Airman magazine.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Inflatables and other mockups (wooden tanks, jeeps dressed up to look like tanks) go back at least as far as WWII and were used by just about everyone.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
The background is also a stock image with the brightness turned up.

Edit: Where are the green and blue lights supposed to be? :lol:

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

GAS CURES KIKES posted:

:stare:

I can't be the only one that notice that the missile didn't corkscrew...

Right? poo poo's too blurry to me to ID the specific system, but uh.. Unless all this weed I'm high on is making me stupid it looked like it proximity fused, and it did not corkscrew. Though I'm admittedly high and watching on a phone screen. That's the epitome of not a good thing.

:stare:

Where are you even seeing a smoke trail from the missile? I see 18 launches, then camera work that shows nothing, then it cuts to a jet with an engine fire.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Oh wow, I thought those were fake.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

Limp Wristed Limey posted:

Okay thanks for that, I am specifically looking for pictures of marines with no bolts in their Garands. I have not had much look so far though.

Specifically Marines, or just a Garand w/no bolt? I can take out mine tomorrow if that's good enough, but I don't think you're going to find any kind of "action" shot with a visibly removed bolt. Even high school drill Garands have their bolts.

I think the bolt is in place in that picture...I think I can see the edge of it, but it could just be the ramp underneath. I can't remember exactly how far back it locks. And yes, that's an inspection as mentioned.

Edit: As I sit here and think about it, you won't find such a picture. Without the bolt, the mechanism won't function; it won't lock open.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

Veins McGee posted:



MARINES HAD TO TAKE THE BOLTS OUT OF THEIR RIFLES FOR OBONGO INAGURATION OMG!

This looks legit, though. The charging handle is forward.

Well holy poo poo. Yeah, that's what would happen. That's so loving dumb. no way those enlisted dudes make enough money to buy ammo in this loving market

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Mission first.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Sorry, the full-size maglights strapped to the side of his (airsoft) rifle are loving ridiculous and laughable in a non-joking way. "Here, let me add 2 of a device heavy enough the only reason cops carry it, or next-smaller version, is for use as a club, and strap them to my toy gun. OH! Better give them different color lenses so I don't look stupid."

I used to think headlamps were dumb, but I freely admit I was wrong.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
He's five walking targets.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

Rigel posted:

It's actually a real FS2000 (civilian version of the FN2000), and as the story goes he saw a large group of 'youths' walking down the street. Thinking there might be some sort of riot or something, he flipped over his bed, slammed a STANAG magazine into said weapon, and then promptly broke the charging handle off somehow.

This actually makes it better.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Stolen from the TFR Cold War thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRIg7pxZdA4


It actually stands for America's War Against Common Sense. :eng101:

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

genderstomper58 posted:

do people that kill people actually say "confirmed kills" because it just sounds so dumb like they've got some CSI dudes that match the bullet in the guy to the rifling of your gun or somethin

It became a real thing in Vietnam, so probably.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

genderstomper58 posted:

They really need to add this block

So drone pilots can dominate that too?

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

Please please please somebody stage this with ABUs so we can start a FWD chain and freak people out about a new training course.

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Do rascals respond to bigger batteries the same way powerwheels do?

Edit: VVV It looks so happy.

Godholio fucked around with this message at 03:14 on Mar 4, 2013

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
I want the full video of that. :stare:

Also, Jolly Rogers Tomcats best Tomcats:

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
There's no such thing. The nose kit suggests a laser-guided bomb, and it's got narrow tail fins. It's hard to get a sense of scale but it looks big. I'm guessing it's either a GBU 12, 16, or 10 (500 lb, 1000 lb, 2000 lb, respectively).

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Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?

iyaayas01 posted:

Really think it was photoshopped. Any Paveway kit from Paveway II on is going to have spring loaded tail fins that pop out when the bomb is released.

Good point, I don't know how I didn't make that connection.

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