12 Cool Military Pictures, Part 1

Submitted by: RandyTheFool 8 years ago in Tech

Whether or not you like what the government is doing with your tax dollars, you have to admit these pics are pretty cool
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Female 961
I miss my husband =(
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Male 36
julesss, you are correct. Royal Marines?
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Male 96
LOL kaptnik

=)

Cool Pics.

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Male 128
"It`s those weapons that allow you to spout off your stupid mouth like that and not get dragged out of you house and shot."

Yeah! its because of these weapons that we can do that to Iraqi civilians instead! >_>

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Male 91
"It`s those weapons that allow you to spout off your stupid mouth like that and not get dragged out of you house and shot."

No the weapon that does that is government, not a big fat-ass artillery gun.

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Female 1,401
loved the smoke angel
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Male 101
Wtf is that in picture 6? A dog?
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Male 66
memorex1515
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72 Posts Friday, March 6, 2009 4:14:08 PM
I`m sure if you looked at the mutilated bodies of the people killed by those weapons it wouldnet look so "cool"

It`s those weapons that allow you to spout off your stupid mouth like that and not get dragged out of you house and shot.

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Male 4,680
"memorex1515
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
72 Posts Friday, March 6, 2009 4:14:08 PM
I`m sure if you looked at the mutilated bodies of the people killed by those weapons it wouldnet look so "cool"

r u saying that u oppose our armies?"

Smoke angel picture was awesome though, and I`m a pacifist.

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Male 26
Memorex, Not everything has to be blood and genocide, jesus... Just appreciate decent photography instead of reading into every freaking political detail. It makes you look like a prick.

Anyway, Effing nice high-speed shots. I love the emissions from that large planes flares. Totally sweet effect.

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memorex1515
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
72 Posts Friday, March 6, 2009 4:14:08 PM
I`m sure if you looked at the mutilated bodies of the people killed by those weapons it wouldnet look so "cool"

r u saying that u oppose our armies?

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Female 1,063
yes that is very cool :-)

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Male 90
I`m sure if you looked at the mutilated bodies of the people killed by those weapons it wouldnet look so "cool".
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Female 1,653
typical of the dratting military (be it UK or US) to try and be the most badass, even if theyre being badass at making smoke angels XD
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Female 18
i know those planes aren`t the blue angels, but i think it`s supposed to look like an angel
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Male 1,182
LazyMe484 is just mad because his countries army consists of two men on horseback armed with sporks.

i cant wait to join the airforce.

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Male 1,182
that freakin wave in the first picture from the guns being fired it awesome.
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Male 38
"U.S. Military, we`re here to blow poo up for ya. "

Actually, the two service men on the fifth image are British...8-)

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Male 36
U.S. Military, we`re here to blow poo up for ya. ;-)
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Male 28
lol the ninth one looks like an angel...arnt those flares supposed to throw off heat seeking missiles? :-O
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Male 240
Love it.
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Female 1,231
It looks like you`re being bombed by a plane with angel wings. XD Oh, the implications.
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Male 14,331
""The bomb on Hiroshima killed innocents but not NEARLY as many innocents- "little families and kids" as the enemy, Germany, in their genocide against any person who didn`t fit their perfect race.Given the choice of killing 10,000 in an effort to" blah blah blah...
Talk about half truths! While it is true that the bomb ended what would have been a much longer, bloodier war, Hiroshima is in Japan. Germany surrendered in May of 45 and japan surrendered more than three months later in August. Read a book."

I would also suggest you read a book on what Japan did to China.

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Male 45
Lol. I can just see it now. In Burnout you conquered the streets. Now it`s time to take on the waves. :P
Burnout: Drift or die!
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Female 2,672
hehehe war can be orsum
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Male 31
#12

"captains logg. im drunk, lets see what this baby can do"

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Male 165
aircraft carrier powerslide? now i`ve seen everything
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Female 70
Ahhhh, aircraft carrier high speed turns, how I`ve missed ye. Those are usually done during sea trials, I`ve been through a couple. We would have chair races during them lol. I`ve even had to carry a PC up the ladder during one, not so much fun hehe.
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Male 1,505
That 1st pic is framed in the hallway of every Navy quarterdeck I`ve ever entered.
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Male 317
"Yep. US military is still the most badass.

Does it need to be? No
Does it matter? Only to Americans "


100% agree. As the largest military presence, we`re also the largest target. One could argue that since we`re also one of the world`s most advanced and economically prosperous (not so much as of late, but still, quite prosperous comparatively) countries, we need the huge military force to keep us protected.


But I don`t think so. I think our "world police" position makes us inherently more prone to getting f*cked by other nations/terrorist groups. Bullpoo you say? Best example there is: 9/11. What was the motive? Think about that

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Male 650
Is it just me or does the air force really like being "angels of death"?
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Male 10,440
Yep. US military is still the most badass.

Does it need to be? No
Does it matter? Only to Americans

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Female 5,222
its awesome to look at and heart breaking at the same time
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Male 5,314
swwweeeeeeeettt
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Male 84
"The bomb on Hiroshima killed innocents but not NEARLY as many innocents- "little families and kids" as the enemy, Germany, in their genocide against any person who didn`t fit their perfect race.Given the choice of killing 10,000 in an effort to" blah blah blah...
Talk about half truths! While it is true that the bomb ended what would have been a much longer, bloodier war, Hiroshima is in Japan. Germany surrendered in May of 45 and japan surrendered more than three months later in August. Read a book.
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Male 1,685
VVV FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT! VVV
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Male 220
Blowhards ftw?
Anyways... Military always has the best stuff >.< lol
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Female 208
I like the 8th picture the best. :D
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Male 8,302
...completely accurate and scientific, and IMHO, provides a positive reference for the reliability of wikis.
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Male 8,302
I agree Bored that wikis are, by their very method, unreliable, but I think people tend to over-exaggerate their unreliability. I give an example I think you`ll find amusing:

In late 2005, I created an entry on wikipedia about Petrogale godmani which was completely BS, and not only BS, but wildly unbelievable in places. Initial entry here.

If you look at it`s History page, you see a long list of revisions by eminent, learned and sensible people - tentative at first, but soon snowballing. The final version of the page is complet

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Female 267
Also Lionheart2, as far as Queenspeak vs. Amer-speak, I lived in the U.K. for a few years off the North Sea (Hull). Never been to Australia though and the Aussies I am in contact with on other sites don`t spell with "c" instead of "s".

I think you`re a good guy, don`t get me wrong. But stop assuming I or anyone else is an idiot.

I`ll do the same, Mate.

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Female 267
"Lionheart2: > Bored2Run> `I hate it when uneducated nimrods use Wiki as a citation as if it were valid..`. I hate uneducated nimrods who say the citation is wrong even though every entry there is verifiable elsewhere, who have such a poor knowledge of world events and international customs that they think something is spelled wrong when it isn`t, and who change tense from future speculative to present in mid-sentence. By the way, I have an IQ of 148, a B.Ed., B.Sci. and B.Psych.(Hons). Very uneducated." Whoa, I missed this one. Frankly, I don`t feel the need to advertise my resume` on an entertainment forum. Having an education myself,I already know Wiki`s unreliability and the hyperbole it carries due to it`s lack of screening of the membership that`s at liberty to add text on whims.
Being so educated yourself and admitting other citations can list references with higher standards, I`m left confused why you didn`t cite them initially.
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Male 6
ooh...pretty esplosions...o.O
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Male 300
-1 I too noticed the Walker... was thinking "When did the Army get AT-ATs?" and "Man they got screwed on that contract, they`re tiny"
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Female 267
Cheers Lion :D
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Male 2,372
I was always against war.

But now that I see how beautiful it looks, I`m all for it.

Those airplanes look like angels! And those fireballs out those gun barrels...stunning!

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Male 904
sigh...war
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Male 8,302
Thanks Bored, accepted. And yes, I agree with you that no matter how the rest of us see US military policy, it`s government has its own reasons for that policy which we ordinary mortals will never have to know or understand. It`s easy to criticise (Australian spelling :-) ) governments when you don`t know everything they do.
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Female 267
"Djer: Technically, Bored2Run, defense and offense can be spelled either way, with an "s" or a "c." Both versions are correct."

Yes, you`re right. I stand corrected. My apologies to Lion.

I still stand by what I say however about the ignorance, the flippancy and the assumed ill-informed references towards U.S. military initutives as per attacks vs. counter-attacks in it`s history.

All of us have opinions, but that doesn`t lend any of us the right to spread half-truths or complete falsehoods. There`s a responsibility to truth. We`d all be better off if we did our homework before spouting off. Myself included. I admit it when I`m wrong. Thanks for your post Djer. :)

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Female 1,082
not that impressive.. i dont much care for this type of thing
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Male 44
this is the only thing the government should spend money on
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Female 267
...continued from my last post:

10,000 in an effort to save millions, is a no brainer.

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Female 267
"Silversoul46: sometimes it the army isn`t killing people who hurt others, sometimes they kill other innocent people, like in Hiroshima, those were little families and kids. Anyway, those pictures were awing."

Hiroshima did take innocent lives but guess what? The very reason WWII came about was due to Germany`s taking innocent lives to begin with. Dropping the bomb on Hiroshima was the lesser of two evils as well as putting an absolute end to the war. See, it was a matter of math. To put it simply: If you had your choice of sacrificing 1 innocent life for every 15 innocent lives your enemy was taking by dropping the bomb or allowing your enemy to continue their rate of genocide on innocent lives and prolonging the war?

The bomb on Hiroshima killed innocents but not NEARLY as many innocents- "little families and kids" as the enemy, Germany, in their genocide against any person who didn`t fit their perfect race.Given the choice of killing 10,000 in an effort to

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Male 596
All i have to say, is that you are F*cked if the U.S goes to war with you. We are decades ahead of most countries in Robotic warfare, we have 1 out of the three largest and most effective Spec. Ops, our Air force is one of the most honorable in the World, our marines have Literally reconquered the known world, and our army has produced some the finest Generals of All time. Touch us, I Would LOVE to see waht happens..
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Male 561
"splurby, I`ve seen more than one `Marine` piss themselves after just two minutes on the flight deck during ops."
And if it were me then I would willingly die with piss in my pants Sir, good day.

Fine with me, just don,t piss on my flight deck. Marine pilots use it too.

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Male 2,582
Hey check out the tiny imperial walker in pic #6!
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Male 70
some nice pics, but there need to be mor pics of the Marines doing their stuff. OOHRAH!
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Male 2,796
"splurby, I`ve seen more than one `Marine` piss themselves after just two minutes on the flight deck during ops."

And if it were me then I would willingly die with piss in my pants Sir, good day.

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Male 2,344
The eagle winged missle jets are awesome (yes, that was a made up name). I wonder if they would actually have put in the time to make a design when they shoot their missles...Are they intending to distract the enemy?

"Hey Araaj, incoming mis- Oh, look at the smoke formations? So pretty! -AGGHH!!"

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Female 189
sometimes it the army isn`t killing people who hurt others, sometimes they kill other innocent people, like in Hiroshima, those were little families and kids. Anyway, those pictures were awing
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Male 8,302
> Bored2Run
> I hate it when uneducated nimrods use Wiki as a citation as if it were valid, constituted fact then turns around and spells defense wrong

I hate uneducated nimrods who say the citation is wrong even though every entry there is verifiable elsewhere, who have such a poor knowledge of world events and international customs that they think something is spelled wrong when it isn`t, and who change tense from future speculative to present in mid-sentence. By the way, I have an IQ of 148, a B.Ed., B.Sci. and B.Psych.(Hons). Very uneducated.

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Male 561
splurby, I`ve seen more than one `Marine` piss themselves after just two minutes on the flight deck during ops.
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Male 1,089
@siora. "I didn`t like this, all of the ones of things firing just made me think "that probably killed a human being".
That is truly sad."

kinda the point though. think about all the firing killing someone who is endangering other innocent peoples livs. that makes me feel better, damn hajis.

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Female 917
Gah, I would LOVE to join the armed forces.

But nooo. I have to be a doctor...

Really neat pictures though.

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Male 221
And by the way, defence and offence are British spellings, and defense and offense are American.

Because you call nappies diapers :D

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Male 221
I didn`t like this, all of the ones of things firing just made me think "that probably killed a human being".

That is truly sad.

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Male 157
The army is gay.
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Male 2,796
"this is all gay stuf tho. they dont into the real grit that is the military, planes and boats and huge guns isnt it. its that dedicated marine who is willing to die for his country."

I think that is by far the smartest thing I have heard anyone say on this forum. Except you forgot to capitalize Marine... all is forgiven though. :)

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Female 9,561
That is sorta epic, could be better though
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Female 5
this isnt cool. it just looks destructive to me.
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Male 1,089
this is all gay stuf tho. they dont into the real grit that is the military, planes and boats and huge guns isnt it. its that dedicated marine who is willing to die for his country.
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Male 7,378
The best any entity could do is a sucker-punch. No country could or would consider invading America. Overthrow our government and tell us how to live? We have these weapons so we can do that to them.
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Male 842
Technically, Bored2Run, defense and offense can be spelled either way, with an "s" or a "c." Both versions are correct.
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Female 147
hmmm. I wonder when some of those will fall on us.
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Male 505
We carry the biggest stick.
Other people carry big sticks too, enough to be threats. That`s why MAD works.
If the Nuclear Defense Shield takes away their sticks, it`ll seriously upset the balance.
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Male 719
"But the best defen[s]e is a good offen[s]e."

Having a good offense would imply attacking every country that /might/ be a threat before they can possibly do any harm to us. If you don`t understand why this is a bad thing, then I hope that you aren`t placed into a diplomatic position.

Hell, even the 1 dollar bill has what should be the best defense printed on the back, where the eagle is holding arrows in one claw and an olive branch in the other. That is, you show that you can be ready for war at a moment`s notice, but to display your preparedness only with a show of peace.


Sorry if this turns into a flame war in advance.

-skine

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Female 267
Cool pix btw
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Female 267
I hate it when uneducated nimrods use Wiki as a citation as if it were valid, constituted fact then turns around and spells defense wrong while trying to preach about what`s right or wrong about the U.S. Military initutives.
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Male 29
wow thats really cool the shapes the smoke makes
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Male 242
@Lionheart
A lot of people would even call it an offensive budgedt ;)

@Gozirra, Butcher and Paco
If I had to make an estimated guess, that`s not an AT-AT but a rangefinding scope of some sort and in stead of a tripod they used one with 4 legs.

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Male 14,331
"LOL "Defense" implies you are defending your own soil, not attacking more than 250 foreign countries. It`s not a "defence" budget."

But the best defence is a good offence.

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Female 609
my favorite ones are the 8th and 9th ones!! the ones where it looks like wings in the air!! soo cool!
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Male 8,302
> Fateye
> I love the US govt for its huge defense budget

LOL "Defense" implies you are defending your own soil, not attacking more than 250 foreign countries. It`s not a "defence" budget.

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Male 323
how fast can a carrier go!?!?!
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Male 1,064
yeah, wtf is up with the at-at walker in pic six?
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Male 533
the last one makes me want to wake board behind it.
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Male 23
I love the US govt for its huge defense budget
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Male 410
I had no idea that a freakin carrier could bank like that.
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Male 381
pretty awesome for an aircrft carrier to pull off a powerslide in the last one!! :P
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Male 774
Why is there an AT-AT walker via star wars in picture 6?
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Male 242
When C-130`s dump their flares, they DUMP their flares :-D

Love the last one, carrier speedboat, can imagine the helmsman thinking "let`s see what this puppy can do and make everybody on board puke at the same time" :-D

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Male 776
....this is what they spent it on?

all is forgiven, i love the gov :D

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Male 17,512
The last one was taken during sea trials for the USN Nimitz. It was taking hard turns to port and starboard to evaluate stability, Notice that no planes were on board and no one was on the deck.
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Female 2,064
8 looks like two cloud angels. Pretty.
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Male 741
Looked like the Flying Spaghetti Monster to me.


Arrrrgh!

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Male 21
no offense fancy, but pics from karl rove`s hard drive blow the hell out of your`s.
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Male 2,160
9 is the flares they use to mess up heat seeking missiles
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Male 953
I was thinking the same thing
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Male 375
Is that an AT-AT walker bottom center of picture #6?

Some cool pics for sure.

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Male 486
The US can be so badass.
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Male 773
what is #9? just an explosion or someting?
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Male 275
3 things I would like to say:
1)American tanks are f***ing awesome.
2)The angel-like smoke looks pretty cool :)
3)I don`t get what`s supposed to stand out about the last picture?
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Male 488
the last one i dont think is real. it would take a hell of a lot of force to do that to a Nimitz class
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Male 817
The second picture absolutely makes my stomach drop to the bottoms of my feet and my poo trickle out of my bum hole.
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Male 325
that is really cool
really like number 9 with the angel like smoke
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Male 1,718
ploy? i mean blow... How did i get two typos?
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Male 1,718
MMmm i know that flares are evil after trying to ploy a chopper up in COD4. Many a useful life skill is learned in video games
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Male 442
cool
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Male 295
Those flares... I`m saving that picture
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Male 2,796
"just curious, whats the point of the smoke/ flare things? are they really counter-measures or are they supposed to just look like leaving a pair of angel`s wings behind?"

That photo is somewhat famous. It comes from the Marine C-130 Squadron VMGR-234 out of Ft. Worth Texas. (Any C-130 can make this effect and there are plenty of photos of other sqaudrons doing the same) I spent three years with them and saw around 30 different countries. They are chaffe and flares and of course the draft from the wind and wings is what causes the angel effect. Also, of course, aside from looking cool they are used as counter-measures from anti-aircraft (ground to air or air to air) missiles.

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Female 237
yofuzzy - the flairs are for if a heat seeking missile is coming at you, it follows the flairs instead of the plane.
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Male 1,788
Whoa....
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Male 817
Yofuzzy, I was always under the impression that the flares were to confuse the guidance systems on incoming missiles launched from enemy planes. Whether it be by heat or something.
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Female 965
The smoke looks like angel wings!
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Male 309
just curious, whats the point of the smoke/ flare things? are they really counter-measures or are they supposed to just look like leaving a pair of angel`s wings behind?
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Male 886
the first picture makes me want to play battleship
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Male 3
Top one n flares are amazing.
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Female 357
I have to admit, even though I really dislike military operations and violence in general, those are.... awesome.
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Female 317
wow...thats f*cking awesome
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Male 338
pretty cool, i liked the smoke one.
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Male 817
Link: 12 Cool Military Pictures, Part 1 [Rate Link] - Whether or not you like what the government is doing with your tax dollars, you have to admit these pics are pretty cool
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