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32 minutes ago, matmacwc said:

Are the rounds really that quiet inside?

Yup.

In the AC-130H we had two 20MMs up front and they were loud, especially when you shot them both at once.  One of the best things about the 20MM was all the gun gases swirling around in the plane.  The crew entrance door on the H model was modified to hold a low-light TV sensor, an illuminator (only visible on NVGs), and a laser for rangefinding and designating targets.  As a result it was open to the slipstream of the aircraft.  The weapons troops always kept the 20MM barrels oiled up to fight off corrosion.  When you fired the 20MMs the oil on the barrels would burn off and combine with the gun gases, then it would come ripping into the aircraft.  Because of the airflow from the open crew entry door, the mixture would flow right up the stairs into the cockpit, bounce off the roof and curl down in between your face and the HUD...it was fucking awesome and one of the few things I miss about being in the AF.

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14 hours ago, ClearedHot said:

Yup.

In the AC-130H we had two 20MMs up front and they were loud, especially when you shot them both at once.  One of the best things about the 20MM was all the gun gases swirling around in the plane.  The crew entrance door on the H model was modified to hold a low-light TV sensor, an illuminator (only visible on NVGs), and a laser for rangefinding and designating targets.  As a result it was open to the slipstream of the aircraft.  The weapons troops always kept the 20MM barrels oiled up to fight off corrosion.  When you fired the 20MMs the oil on the barrels would burn off and combine with the gun gases, then it would come ripping into the aircraft.  Because of the airflow from the open crew entry door, the mixture would flow right up the stairs into the cockpit, bounce off the roof and curl down in between your face and the HUD...it was fucking awesome and one of the few things I miss about being in the AF.

Hmmmmm, the smell of 72 virgins at 100 rounds per second.

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16 hours ago, matmacwc said:

...the smell of 72 virgins...

Well then.  That pretty much caps off my horrific imagined sensations quota for the day.

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2 hours ago, Hacker said:

An "Afghani" is a unit of monetary currency in Afghanistan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghan_afghani

A tornado in Afghanistan would be called an "Afghan Tornado".

Unless the tornado struck the Afghan Federal Reserve and launched 10 trillion Afghanis ($20 American), into the air.

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Nice video of the CHS boys having some fun while away from the Deid.  Meanwhile, an O-6 in base housing is losing sleep over how this will affect his chance at a star.   

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NASA QSRA landing on the Kitty Hawk in the 70's

Impressive as the aircraft didn't need to catch a wire or use the catapult for some of the tests.

 

 

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On 6/13/2017 at 11:15 AM, matmacwc said:

smell of 72 virgins

They were shooting at a comic book store?

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Totally fake, picture show an annular eclipse, the eclipse on Monday was a total.  Cool Photshop though.

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On 9/11/2017 at 10:05 AM, herkyload1 said:

        C-5 Popping flares at Dover Airshow

Reddit link       

Full video, fun starts at 3:40

If they really wanted to give the public an accurate demo of it's capabilities, it'd sit stationary on the ramp leaking hydraulic fluid with this playing in the background...

 

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VFA-31 just released one of the best cruise videos I’ve seen.

 

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45 minutes ago, ClearedHot said:

 

Rather stout mains!

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Amazing. Even in a room by myself, the feeling of embarrassment induced by that song was so strong that I couldn't physically listen farther than "ABU top." Of all the crazy shit I watch on the Internet, this is the one I can't make it through. 

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