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Pryor on Fire
May 14, 2013


sick glock

https://twitter.com/Aviation_Intel/status/1374160142191620102?s=20

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piL
Sep 20, 2007
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Taco Defender


That reads like a clickbait article on a red carpet snubbing and I hate it.

rifles
Oct 8, 2007
is this thing working

piL posted:

That reads like a clickbait article on a red carpet snubbing and I hate it.

This is what I couldn't articulate about the whole article, thanks. Yuck.

pantslesswithwolves
Oct 27, 2008

Ba-dam ba-DUMMMMMM


mlmp08
Jul 11, 2004


Nap Ghost

LtCol J. Krusinski posted:

I could get into the nitty gritty of why this is a big deal, but having NVGís and laser guided MANPADís should have been the give away. You canít shoot an ATGM at night at a helo without NVGís. Same for any of the laser beam riders of the MANPADís world.

Itís an official (tm) big deal.

Unless the video is edited, that round is too slow to be any MANPADS.

Fighters have been caught with NVGs for years. ATGMs are a lot less common in Afghanistan than the Syria conflict, but this isnít looking from this twitter video like a MANPADS with night sight engagement.

evil_bunnY
Apr 2, 2003



mlmp08 posted:

Fighters have been caught with NVGs for years. ATGMs are a lot less common in Afghanistan than the Syria conflict, but this isnít looking from this twitter video like a MANPADS with night sight engagement.
thatís precisely what i thought

Pryor on Fire
May 14, 2013


Various militant groups happily post pictures every time they capture some thermal or night vision optics, it appears to be the most valued gear of all. I've seen hundreds of these pictures on accounts like https://twitter.com/CalibreObscura over the years.

It's a pretty safe bet that the black market for these is robust by now, I'm sure they get sold and resold all over the world.

Seeing how crazy effective ATGMs are nowadays it wouldn't surprise me if that's the next hot item.

golden bubble
Jun 3, 2011

yospos



Myanmar is not in a good place now


https://twitter.com/ThomasVLinge/status/1374431287205793793

https://twitter.com/Condemn_theCoup/status/1374596394795724802

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

If Godzilla can do it, you know I can deliver!


Pillbug

The USS Johnston has been found and photographed

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56608713?fbclid=IwAR385lkmnazepvjv8EbLD1Yx4fGH0Vh430nj0JCG3pfT2-mUq2keh14Ap8s

Kinda hope they find the Samuel B Roberts.

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CarForumPoster
Jun 26, 2013
I have a high school diploma AND a hobby coin project

Now that you're sufficiently in awe, you motherfuckers shut up and let me tell you how human safety in your self driving car works in the REAL WORLD


CommieGIR posted:

The USS Johnston has been found and photographed

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56608713?fbclid=IwAR385lkmnazepvjv8EbLD1Yx4fGH0Vh430nj0JCG3pfT2-mUq2keh14Ap8s

Kinda hope they find the Samuel B Roberts.

This is a good read. There's some footage released:

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

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