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ded
Oct 27, 2005

Kooler than Jesus
at least they called it a screw and not a prop

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A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

The Suffering of the Succotash.

ded posted:

at least they called it a screw and not a prop

There's a non zero chance the entire structure is a prop.

Platystemon
Feb 13, 2012

BREADS

BaconAndBullets posted:

Why not have a burner screw to put on a sub, let photos of it "leak" so the 10lb brains make acoustic estimations of it. Then before actually launching it, put the real screw on.

I’m pretty sure that that exact plot line has been used in multiple works of fiction.

Baconroll
Feb 6, 2009

Godholio posted:

It's a solid example, visually and from an importance standpoint. One glance at that poster gets the point across, even if you don't know anything about Pearl Harbor.

Schweinfurt doesn't make a good poster because it's an abstract concept, not an easy visual. "X bombers left, a lot fewer returned" doesn't land like ship exploding. This is going to be the same problem for basically any offensive operation.

With defense air operations, we run into a funny problem: the USAF has historically been very good at this, so there straight up AREN'T any good examples from recent history. The last American troops killed by a foreign air strike were on April 15, 1953 replacing Pearl Harbor with the WTC would be amazing. But everyone's heard of Pearl Harbor. Even most high school kids can probably tie it to the US joining WWII. So it's recognizable, visually impressive, and a simple message. That's tough to beat.

Would it sound less tacky if they stuck with "air superiority" for the slogan?

Last British troops killed by a foreign air strike,

Afghanistan - USAF F18
Iraq - USAF A10
Gulf War - USAF A10
Falklands - South Americans rather than North Americans his time !

Baconroll fucked around with this message at 07:06 on Dec 24, 2022

Godholio
Aug 28, 2002

Does a bear split in the woods near Zheleznogorsk?
Yeah fortunately we don't count ourselves among the enemy, although we certainly should.

FrozenVent
May 1, 2009

The Boeing 737-200QC is the undisputed workhorse of the skies.

BaconAndBullets posted:

Why not have a burner screw to put on a sub, let photos of it "leak" so the 10lb brains make acoustic estimations of it. Then before actually launching it, put the real screw on.

My brother in Christ have you ever changed a prop?

Mr. Nice!
Oct 13, 2005

c-spam cannot afford



The followup tweet is great:

https://twitter.com/hardcastIe/status/1606732950753665031

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

The blue glow is a feature, not a bug


Pillbug

"It was a fake screw, also the manager mysteriously died from a fall"

Jimmy Smuts
Aug 8, 2000

Windows and stairs are becoming more dangerous to high-ranking Russians than HIMARS.

knox_harrington
Feb 18, 2011

Running no point.

Baconroll posted:

Last British troops killed by a foreign air strike,

Afghanistan - USAF F18
Iraq - USAF A10
Gulf War - USAF A10
Falklands - South Americans rather than North Americans his time !

I was a couple of grid squares over from the Afghanistan one.

Mister Speaker
May 8, 2007

WE WILL CONTROL
ALL THAT YOU SEE
AND HEAR

Baconroll posted:

Last British troops killed by a foreign air strike,

Afghanistan - USAF F18
Iraq - USAF A10
Gulf War - USAF A10
Falklands - South Americans rather than North Americans his time !

Thinkin' about the time some pervitin-addict F16 jock killed four Canadians because he thought they were shooting at him.

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

👰Proč bychom se netěšili🥰když nám Pán Bůh🙌🏻zdraví dá💪?
https://i.imgur.com/yLS24tH.mp4

Ukranian soldier fights a BTR with his grenade launcher. Dude looks calmer than I imagine I'd be if a 30mm cannon was being shot directly at me

knox_harrington
Feb 18, 2011

Running no point.

Scratch Monkey posted:

https://i.imgur.com/yLS24tH.mp4

Ukranian soldier fights a BTR with his grenade launcher. Dude looks calmer than I imagine I'd be if a 30mm cannon was being shot directly at me

I know a guy (in fact knew, he died recently) who on an exercise some years ago accidentally dug his observation post in the target area of an IFV range. He sent a contact report by morse code over HF when a Scimitar started shooting him with the 30mm. Legend.

Grem
Mar 29, 2004

It's how her species communicates

Gotta be some weird perspective trick going on there and he's dug in like 10 feet in the dirt because there's about no way he survives that hit at the end if he's not

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012



Grem posted:

Gotta be some weird perspective trick going on there and he's dug in like 10 feet in the dirt because there's about no way he survives that hit at the end if he's not
Disney magic

Jimmy Smuts
Aug 8, 2000

Is that video showing Ukrainian John Rambo doing his thing again?

DPM
Feb 23, 2015

TAKE ME HOME
I'LL CHECK YA BUM FOR GRUBS

Grem posted:

Gotta be some weird perspective trick going on there and he's dug in like 10 feet in the dirt because there's about no way he survives that hit at the end if he's not

Yeah I don't think he made that last one

Munkeylord
Jun 21, 2012
last act of defiance honestly. RIP soldier see you in Valhalla

Beastie
Nov 3, 2006

They used to call me tricky-kid, I lived the life they wish they did.


Yeah at that point I assume he's running on "gently caress you adrenaline"

Grip it and rip it
Apr 28, 2020

Grem posted:

Gotta be some weird perspective trick going on there and he's dug in like 10 feet in the dirt because there's about no way he survives that hit at the end if he's not

You sure the gif isn't just restarting?

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

👰Proč bychom se netěšili🥰když nám Pán Bůh🙌🏻zdraví dá💪?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca7OFFSnEh8

Tiny Timbs
Sep 6, 2008

can the ciws have a little treat

https://www.tiktok.com/embed/7234218725539401002

A.o.D.
Jan 15, 2006

The Suffering of the Succotash.

There's a non-zero chance that tiktok has already been OSINT'ed.

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

The blue glow is a feature, not a bug


Pillbug

No no NO BAD CIWS. That's a friend!

BIG HEADLINE
Jun 13, 2006

"Stand back, Ottawan ruffian, or face my lumens!"

CommieGIR posted:

No no NO BAD CIWS. That's a friend!

"It's an Allegiant Airlines flight."

"Clear to engage."

fartknocker
Oct 28, 2012


Damn it, this always happens. I think I'm gonna score, and then I never score. It's not fair.



Wedge Regret

CIWS can have a little brrrt

Humbug Scoolbus
Apr 25, 2008

The scarlet letter was her passport into regions where other women dared not tread. Shame, Despair, Solitude! These had been her teachers, stern and wild ones, and they had made her strong, but taught her much amiss.
Clapping Larry

BIG HEADLINE posted:

"It's an Allegiant Airlines flight."

"Clear to engage."

"All weapons free."

Duzzy Funlop
Jan 13, 2010

Hi there, would you like to try some spicy products?
Buddy of mine dug up a pic from the German laundry services in Camp Marmal

Madurai
Jun 26, 2012

I knew of the existence of photoflash bombs, but never seen them in action before.

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

Cythereal
Nov 8, 2009

I love the potoo,
and the potoo loves you.
Sighted in Germany, per source.

Flikken
Oct 23, 2009

10,363 snaps and not a playoff win to show for it

Cythereal posted:

Sighted in Germany, per source.



I want to know what the one in front said before it was photo shopped out

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

The blue glow is a feature, not a bug


Pillbug
Wonder if Big Ripit has a stock of Ripits.

Cythereal
Nov 8, 2009

I love the potoo,
and the potoo loves you.

Flikken posted:

I want to know what the one in front said before it was photo shopped out

I'd wager my e-honor it's 'Penis.'

Flikken
Oct 23, 2009

10,363 snaps and not a playoff win to show for it

Cythereal posted:

I'd wager my e-honor it's 'Penis.'

Wpukd have probably begun with an A

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

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

Elendil004
Mar 22, 2003

The prognosis
is not good.


Flikken posted:

I want to know what the one in front said before it was photo shopped out

"Additional Duty" if google image search is to be believed. edit whoops no that's the other one.

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

👰Proč bychom se netěšili🥰když nám Pán Bůh🙌🏻zdraví dá💪?
https://i.imgur.com/MPVC7ml.mp4

Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

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

Madurai
Jun 26, 2012


Chicken, Tactical, 1 ea.

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Steezo
Jun 16, 2003
Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time!


Madurai posted:

Chicken, Tactical, 1 ea.

At one point in the invasion we had NBC chickens. Because the pigeons (couldn't get canaries) flew away.

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