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Reply #750 on: December 19, 2019, 09:31:07 AM

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Reply #751 on: December 21, 2019, 08:25:41 AM
 For the second time since 2017 there has been photographic evidence of a classified version of the Hellfire missile that uses a hardened front end to enable the missile to punch through the roof of civilian vehicles. Immediately after that six sharp blades are deployed and spin round rapidly killing anyone inside. At least that’s the theory after viewing he photos of the vehicle interiors after these attacks. This unconventional “ninja” missile is unofficially called the AGM-114R9X



https://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairw/articles/20191221.aspx

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Reply #752 on: December 21, 2019, 08:37:08 AM
^ I saw something about that recently. The 'Ginsu' I believe is its nickname.

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Reply #753 on: December 21, 2019, 08:41:33 AM
^ I saw something about that recently. The 'Ginsu' I believe is its nickname.

So it can still slice through a tomato after doing all of that?

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Reply #754 on: December 21, 2019, 08:43:13 AM

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Reply #755 on: December 22, 2019, 11:47:14 AM
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XB-70 Valkyrie



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Reply #756 on: December 22, 2019, 11:48:06 AM

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Reply #757 on: December 22, 2019, 11:48:27 AM

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Reply #758 on: December 22, 2019, 11:49:11 AM
Very futuristic.

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Reply #759 on: December 22, 2019, 12:30:28 PM
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A Supermarine Walrus amphibious aircraft of HMS Suffolk is out on the catapult deck receiving attention from the maintenance staff whilst the ship is on Arctic Patrol.



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Reply #760 on: December 24, 2019, 10:43:17 PM
Russia's first production Su-57 apparently has crashed and is a total loss

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/31620/su-57-felon-advanced-fighter-crashes-in-russia

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Reply #761 on: December 25, 2019, 10:13:54 AM
Was it aiming to land on an aircraft carrier by any chance?

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Reply #762 on: December 25, 2019, 10:18:18 AM
Was it aiming to land on an aircraft carrier by any chance?

The billowing smoke should have made the flight deck easy to find...

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Reply #763 on: December 25, 2019, 10:36:58 AM
And indicate wind direction..............

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Reply #764 on: December 25, 2019, 12:04:03 PM
On the early carriers, there was a small outlet for auxiliary steam near the bow.  This let the planes taking off see an indicator of crosswinds, and the strength.

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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.