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Reply #660 on: October 23, 2019, 07:56:51 PM


Beast Mode looks like a Kzinti Strike Cruiser.

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Reply #661 on: October 25, 2019, 10:00:26 AM
Crew chiefs don't get no respect.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #662 on: October 25, 2019, 10:03:58 AM
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Reply #663 on: November 01, 2019, 12:35:17 PM
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Reply #664 on: November 01, 2019, 12:38:01 PM
That's a great picture  :bigthumb:

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Reply #665 on: November 01, 2019, 07:07:28 PM
That's a great picture  :bigthumb:

That Blue Steel standoff missile it's carrying probably kept more than a few Soviet officers up at night.

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Reply #666 on: November 05, 2019, 03:34:09 PM
Still from gun camera  film shot by a Hawker Typhoon of No. 181 Squadron RAF while attacking trucks in railways sidings at Nordhorn, Germany, showing a salvo of 60-lb rocket projectiles heading for the target

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #667 on: November 05, 2019, 03:38:27 PM
Amazing!

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Reply #668 on: November 05, 2019, 07:33:49 PM
Somebody's day is about to go from Bad to Dead.

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Reply #669 on: November 06, 2019, 06:32:04 AM
Makes me think of the German soldier in Normandy saying;

'If you see a silver aircraft, its American, if you see a green aircraft, its British, if you don't see any aircraft, its the Luftwaffe'

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Reply #670 on: November 06, 2019, 07:25:01 AM
In May of 1961, the carrier Antietam was transformed into the launching platform for stratospheric balloons, in the framework of the fifth and last mission of NAVY's medical research manned balloon program denominated "Stratolab".

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Reply #671 on: November 06, 2019, 12:11:08 PM
Wow! I bet those guys had to start blowing awful early to get that thing inflated.  :hehe:   Probably had a Bicycle Pump to help.

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Reply #672 on: November 06, 2019, 06:32:23 PM
From the book, Sled Driver.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #673 on: November 06, 2019, 09:14:48 PM
I thought that story was apocryphal.

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Reply #674 on: November 07, 2019, 10:41:41 AM
Well, depends on if you believe the pilot in the book.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.