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Yikes! What was your per-battle survival rate in that vid? Seems like a lot of pyrrhic (or pyrophoric) kills there.
Hey, the Captain did say he wanted to go water skiing.
And the rocket motors were repurposed to create the ASM-135 that shot down one real satellite and helped make Buns Nakamura an ace in the literary world.
So, how many times have you been deleted?
Don't forget that it was the underwater bits what sunk RMS Titanic.
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2018 on Worth a Thousand Words at Bring The HEAT
Beats my orange traffic pylon with "Monty" in large Sharpie letters.
Toggle Commented Dec 16, 2017 on Merry Christmas at Bring The HEAT
Yep. Looks like an A-4.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2017 on How Low Can You Go? at Bring The HEAT
On Eternal Patrol.
Spring '78 to Paris and back on a school trip. Only time I ever flew in a 747. On the rare occasion I fly these days, it ends up being regional jets or maybe an A320. I've never seen the inside of a 777 or 787 and the chances of me ever riding an A380 roughly track with my chances of winning Powerball.
Even if they show them these days, you don't get to see the dust cloud as Wile E. learns about gravity the hard way. Again. I think I have the same DVD set.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2017 on Happy Columbus Day at Bring The HEAT
So many Saturday mornings ('60s/'70s) spent in the bliss of ABC's Bugs Bunny show (Overture, Curtain, Lights, This is it, the Height of Heights), followed by weekday afternoons of Tom & Jerry on WPIX-11.
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2017 on Happy Columbus Day at Bring The HEAT
New? Try to sell that to the bubble-heads. We've been using opposed-piston designs on subs since WWII.
Especially as to how the SCR-584 got flung back in time. Don't forget the first on-screen image of the series: A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2017 on Fire Finder Radars at Bring The HEAT
It would be interesting to see what sort of time he could clock on a straight attempt without all of the extra tire-shredding. That pair of snails sticking out of the hood will keep him at or near peak power all the way to the top. His brake-turn lever, though, would have been much more suited to the pre-pavement Pikes Peak climb, c.f. "Cloud Dance".
Toggle Commented Sep 30, 2017 on Ken Block vs. Pike's Peak. at Bring The HEAT
Vermonter here. Yes, we got a good whack from 1938, but the touchstones here remain the Great Flood of 1927 and the still-extant damage that Irene laid on us in 2011.
And the music is perfect. The boys would approve.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2017 on Space-X has a sense of humor. at Bring The HEAT
Here's more on the GBU-8. Seems to have been used in combat by 2-seat F-4s.
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2017 on Armed Drones- Old School at Bring The HEAT
Hmm. My internal auditor brain (day job) asks: What is the maximum tow altitude for such an attempt for record purposes? Could a U-2 tow a glider to its max operational height? Why do I ask these questions? 52Kft is pretty damn impressive, though tow-cut altitude is not mentioned. Getting to 90Kft with wings that can support you at that altitude and are also capable of powering you through the turbulent ridge lift? Glad I'm not running the Finite Element Analysis on that airframe.
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2017 on Glider World Altitude Record at Bring The HEAT
Oh dear. He has the same last name as the recently-retired chair of the Augusta National Golf Club.
I wonder who's carrying his bag?
He has one hell of a short game.
Only thing missing is the paint can and the double slice pizza.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on The DPRK Army in Action at Bring The HEAT
Ran the cartridge dimensions. If it was a straight stack of 6, it wouldn't fit (roughly 5.25). However, if you look closely you can see they're offset a bit, which could easily make up the difference. Still, the last 2 were probably a bitch to get in there.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2017 on This is making my eye twitch. at Bring The HEAT
That's what I thought as well, but the M1 Carbine was a pure single-stack box magazine weapon. You could reload it with a stripper clip, but it never took an en-bloc clip like that one.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2017 on This is making my eye twitch. at Bring The HEAT
XBradTC & Esli, thank you. I grew up as an Air Force brat (Dad did ROTC requirement in a missile silo in Kansas) so those finer points of ground combat units are things I need to learn the hard way.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2017 on Deviant Company Live Fire at Bring The HEAT