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    Military:- Man and Machine Madness

    Even though I dislike War and equally guns, I find the Military Hardware and advancements with Soldier aids fascinating.

    If you come across something new, a technological breakthrough in Man or Machine, wack it here.


    For Men ...

    Paratroopers Static Line Jump From C-17



    For Machines

    I know VTOL's have had their issues, but I still find them fascinating.
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    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    It's 45 mins long, but never once was I bored.
    Starts out with the focus on the Air Base itself
    but then morphs into a sort of history of aviation
    advancements since WWII

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    Worth a view if you missed the first time ... U.S. Navy Opens New Era With Commissioning of Gerald R. Ford ... https://teakdoor.com/world-news/17785...s-new-era.html

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    When I watched one of the clips in that post, I saw an update for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ...



    Maybe I missed it, but I never knew the JSF was a STOVL !

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    David. You will find detailed information about the 3 variants of F35 Fighter here:

    https://www.f35.com/about/variants

    It is the most complex fighter yet to be designed and built. Fraught wit development problems and cost over runs, it has the potential to be a real game changer for years to come.
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    SR-71 Blackbird....interesting stuff...


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    Neat broadcast SL.

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    US Navy railgun. Video at link.

    The U.S. Navy's new electromagnetic railgun

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    Think if all of this money had been spent on space exploration, science, medical research, and education how much better off the US and the entire world could have been.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Think if all of this money had been spent on space exploration, science, medical research, and education how much better off the US and the entire world could have been.


    So has the so called defense industry become out of control or is it in control or both?

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    cool toys,

    the SR-71 was really out of this world,

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    Worth a read of Miss Kit's post ... UK's Biggest Warship HMS Queen Elizabeth Sails into Home Port for First Time
    ... https://teakdoor.com/world-news/17853...elizabeth.html

    So, a prelude and follow-up to that story ...








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    150K Usd bullet proof mask

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    The Man (and woman) of the forces ... lots of them!

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    A good update from Slick here ... https://teakdoor.com/world-news/17903...l-v-280-a.html

    Bell V-280 Valor is a third-generation tilt-rotor aircraft being developed by Bell Helicopter for the United States Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.

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    Soviet Jet Train...



    https://interestingengineering.com/r...train-in-1960s
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    Pathetic indictment of the shit state we are in.

    Millions and millions with nothing, yet the US government is buying 150k bullet proof masks (as posted by david above) with which to further destroy lives and whole countries via terrorism and theft.

    In the words of Bill Hicks

    "Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace."
    Step by step, inch by inch, piece by piece.

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    Inside the US military base ready to invade North Korea


    Apache helicopters at Humphreys Base

    When it comes to North Korea, the Trump administration says every day is a step closer to war.
    To some it may be a war of words, but the US soldiers on the ground in Camp Humphreys, in South Korea, live that potential
    conflict every minute, every day.

    Just 120 kilometres south of the border with North Korea, they are actively preparing and planning for war, a ground invasion
    and occupation that could take years.

    7.30 was granted extensive access to the base — a logistics centre, a staging post and a key part of US war plans as it faces
    off against a nuclear-armed enemy.


    More than other US bases, Camp Humphreys operates much like an American city, with blocks of apartments, shopping malls,
    churches and gyms.

    And there are all the familiar American fast food restaurants like Burger King or Taco Bell.

    It's relatively safe, just beyond the frontline and out of range of conventional North Korean artillery.
    It's where the US will consolidate most of its forces in Korea.


    When it is finished in 2020, Camp Humphreys will house 46,000 military personal, making it
    the biggest overseas US base in the world.



    The South Korean government will pay 90 per cent of the $14 billion expansion, making a mockery of Donald Trump's claims
    in his election campaign that South Korea doesn't pay for US military defence.

    Under treaty obligations, Australian troops would most likely come to Camp Humphreys to assist in any war effort.
    The US military says taking out North Korea's weapons of mass destruction would require a ground invasion involving at least 100,000 troops.

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    The whole thing is gonna collapse when the US government can no longer pawn off their worthless bonds on China.


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    ^Chicken little contingent

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    ^ a 271 trillion dollar debt tells a different story....

    People will quit believing the US government line of bullshit....

    The revolution has already started...

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