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    A US soldier shows the finer points of his M-16…
    This is a great shot…An illustration of the US and Australia’s military since WW1…Shoulder to shoulder.
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    From what I’ve read, the 16 was only better than the SLR in terms of it being lighter and less kick due to it being 5.56mm.
    The SLR had the edge with better range, accuracy and penetration.
     
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    5th June 1944
    The 1st Infantry Division of the United States Army (The ‘Big Red One’) in Castletown, Portland, Dorset, before embarking for Omaha Beach. You can see the Admiralty Fuel Farm and Chesil Beach in the background.


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    Luke Skywalker was in the Big Red One.
     
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    "And this is where I stick my dinkum."
     
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    Seems"fair"
     
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    I set 'em up, you knock 'em down. :D
     
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    Just happened to notice this. USN carriers today have 2-3 each of NATO Seasparrow (successor to BPDMS), RAM, and CIWS. This allows multiple means of engaging a target:

    Seasparrow uses semi-active radar guidance, controlled by the Mark 91 director; this also has a closed-circuit TV mode. It also has the longest range of the three.

    RAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) is autonomous once fired; the launcher just has to be pointed in the approximate direction of the target, either by the ship's search radar or ESM. It uses passive homing, either on the target's radar emissions (against a radar-guided missile) or its infrared signature.

    CIWS uses radar to direct its gatling gun for a direct hit on the target. It is completely self-contained, gun, search and fire control radars, and computer on the mount.

    The Nimitz class used to carry three Seasparrow launchers, on each quarter and the starboard bow, each with two directors, and four CIWS, but the numbers have been reduced, either to save costs, make room for something else, or reduce maintenance needs (lately I've only been seeing one Mark 91 per Seasparrow). The intent appears to be to have one of each weapon able to engage a target on any bearing (the port bow is a bit tricky since weapons mounted there have to be clear of aircraft launching or boltering from the angled deck).

    The Seasparrow launcher carries eight missiles and the RAM 21, after which they have to reloaded manually. CIWS carries enough ammo for several engagements, then also has to be reloaded.

    BPDMS (Basic Point Defense Missile System) which Opana mentioned was our first attempt at a short-range self-defense system against the then-new cruise missile threat. It was basic indeed, controlled by a man on deck manually pointing the director at the target. It used an eight-round box launcher, bulky because the wings on the missile did not fold. I first saw it on an LPH in 1974 and was surprised to see an amphib carrying what appeared to be an ASROC launcher!
     
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    CIWS, the R2-D2 of Death!
     
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    Mentions here again of "Reptoids" - Probably the most far out story line ive heard, yet has more circumstantial evidence than most "aliens" -
    Harvard scientists think aliens could be living among us (msn.com)
    They just keep coming up...
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    Considering humans were small mammals at the time of dinosaurs and have since evolved into humans, its entirely possible the already diverse reptiles evolved a humanoid spin-off...plenty of time to evolve and leave (underground or into space) without leaving any obvious trace...
     
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    The reason for posting this is because of a comment i made months ago regarding drones and duck hunters/clay pidgeon shooters...a good shot gun shooter should be with every company ready to gun down any drone getting too cosy...

     
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    My hillbilly cousins protect their meth labs that way. Arkansas State Police have noticed.
     
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    Was driving home from work the other day and spotted F-35s coming into Darwin airport…One after the other…then a bit later not one but three Ospreys flew overhead about 500 feet in front of the car…over the highway, which is adjacent to the airport. Soo cool to see the transition of the giant engines from forward facing to straight upwards so quickly…There’s no escaping it…Americans are cool.

    USMC arriving in Darwin today in readiness for their dry season training and exercises. The F35B capable of VTOL and the MV22 Ospreys will be here for the next few months doing their own exercises as well as participating in exercise Pitch Black with over 15 countries participating. #aviation #military #osprey #v22osprey #usmc #aviationdaily #avgeek #aviationlovers | Trent Robinson Aviation | Kiri T · Empty
     
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    A very complicated design the Osprey. Development and deployment has caused the lose of numerous lives. We are a stubborn lot and can not seem to give up on ideas that have merit or involve huge investments.
     
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    I like the Ospreys they use in the Godzilla movies these days. They're twice as wide on the inside as on the outside. Amazing.
     
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    But flight suits are Hot !

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