Interestingly, that was also why Aviation went with .50 (M3M/GAU-21, high-rate, ~1200 rd/min) in addition to the wonderful 7.62mm M134D. Not so much for range beyond GPMG ranges (since it's still crew-served), but for the weight of fire and the type of munitions the .50 can throw down-range. ...
This thread was created as a place to discuss general considerations and challenges with the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) with regards to contemporary operations, i.e. where there may be ethical and legal aspects of a situation that are worthy of discussion or debate. This may include reference...
A good two-minute clip from Steve Chao about the Chinook in theatre.
"Combat Choppers: CTV National News: Steve Chao reports from onboard the new military choppers."
Nice paint job on the flight engineers maxofacial shield. 8)
Clearly, Baden Guy can snatch the pebble from the master's hand...
Peaches, National SAR will go to the Coast Guard the day we get rid of the Snowbirds --welcome to the world of slightly-less-than-operational-imperatives. ;)
U.S. C-17 makes emergency landing in Halifax
Updated Sat. Dec. 29 2007 6:28 PM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
A U.S. military transport plane with a crew of fifteen made an emergency landing in Halifax on Friday because of an on-board fire.
The 15-member crew of the C-17, one of the...
U.S. bomb kills 3 British soldiers in Afghanistan
CBC News (AP)
Three British soldiers were killed by a bomb dropped by a U.S. warplane in southern Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defence said Friday.
The soldiers, all members of 1st Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment, were killed...
Looks like the same company (HyperStealth Ltd) that worked with DLR on CADPAT is branching out. ;D
p.s. for the record, this wouldn't be too bad if "toned-down" slightly, i.e. more greyish, less-saturated/intense colours...
Even the largest Air Force in the world is cutting back...in this case to make more room for F-22A acquisition.
B-52 SOJ to be eliminated as a capability from the remaining fleet. U-2s considered too expensive for what...