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Yusuf

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Are they all real pics? Or PS work? All the mustangs should be in private collection. I'm sure no one will be allowed to come close to the Raptors
 

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It was a Mustang get together in America. There are a lot still flying over there.
The photos are real.
 

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Sailor these are best photographs I have ever seen.

Kudos for that , please post if a top shot of F-22 available.

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Fighting the Taliban in regulation pink undies

May 15, 2009 08:00am

A SOLDIER battling the Taliban is making headlines and proving that real men do wear pink undies.
An Associated Press photographer captured 19-year-old Army specialist Zachary Boyd fighting off a Taliban ambush in Afghanistan - in his underwear. The photo of Boyd, clad in the pink "I *heart* NY" printed boxers ended up on the front page of the New York Times.

His mother said her son was sleeping when someone opened fire on his base and he didn't have time to put on his uniform or boots.

Boyd called his parents in Texas on Monday to let them know he might be in the paper. His father said that after he logged onto the New York Times' Web site he laughed for the next five minutes.

"I knew he was a boxer guy, I knew that for sure," Tommy Boyd said. "I did not know they were pink, and I didn't know they said, 'I love New York.'"

 

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Thanks sailor. See if there is any top click of the Raptor with the mustangs or all are taken from the ground?
 

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Great pictures of the Raptors there.
 

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Hey! Three people looked at the US soldier wearing pink undies with "I love New York and hearts" printed on them, shooting at the Taliban crap.
Who do you want to go over there and shoot at them? You? Be our guest!
You might find this hard to believe but he wants to be in New York with his Mom and girlfriend. He wants the biggest decision of his day to be where he will take his girl tonight, not to wake up and not have time to pull on his pants because he is being shot at..
If you think that American, Brits and Australian guys want to be over there at all........in your dreams!
Get over there yourselves and tell the disliked Christians to go home.
Anyone want to fight?
 

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The B-17. Best daylight bomber of WW2

This thread is dedicated to the Boeing B-17 and all the young men who flew them in the 'great conflagration in the skies of Europe'.

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Role Strategic bomber
National origin United States
Manufacturer Boeing
First flight 28 July 1935
Introduction April 1938
Primary users United States Army Air Force
Royal Air Force
Produced 1936–1945
Number built 12,731


















General characteristics

* Crew: 10: Pilot, co-pilot, navigator, bombardier/nose gunner, flight engineer-top turret gunner, radio operator, waist gunners (2), ball turret gunner, tail gunner[121]
* Length: 74 ft 4 in (22.66 m)
* Wingspan: 103 ft 9 in (31.62 m)
* Height: 19 ft 1 in (5.82 m)
* Wing area: 1,420 ft² (131.92 m²)
* Airfoil: NACA 0018 / NACA 0010
* Empty weight: 36,135 lb (16,391 kg)
* Loaded weight: 54,000 lb (24,495 kg)
* Max takeoff weight: 65,500 lb (29710 kg)
* Powerplant: 4× Wright R-1820-97 "Cyclone" turbosupercharged radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW) each

Performance

* Maximum speed: 287 mph (249 kn, 462 km/h)
* Cruise speed: 182 mph (158 kn, 293 km/h)
* Range: 2,000 mi (1,738 nmi, 3,219 km) with 2,722 kg (6,000 lb) bombload
* Service ceiling: 35,600 ft (10,850 m)
* Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)
* Wing loading: 38.0 lb/ft² (185.7 kg/m²)
* Power/mass: 0.089 hp/lb (150 W/kg)

Armament

* Guns: 13 × .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns in 4 turrets in dorsal, ventral, nose and tail, 2 in waist positions, 2 beside cockpit and 1 in the lower dorsal position
* Bombs:
o Short range missions (<400 mi): 8,000 lb (3,600 kg)
o Long range missions (≈800 mi): 4,500 lb (2,000 kg)
o Overload : 17,600 lb (7,800 kg)
 

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If you think that American, Brits and Australian guys want to be over there at all........in your dreams!
Hate to break it to you but in the forces most people agree with the mission in Afghanistan and are perfectly willing to be there, hell a lot of us welcome it. Its a chance to do your job for real, and that is not a mindset instantly changed by going out there. Many of my men after we came back said they couldn't wait to get back out there, and we didn't have a walk in the park.
A lot of people are even joining the forces these days because they want to go to Afghanistan, and everybody who joins these days is willing to go, they have to be as they know that within a few years they will.
Well that is the British army anyway. Can't speak for the Aussies or Americans.
 

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A lot of people are even joining the forces these days because they want to go to Afghanistan, and everybody who joins these days is willing to go,
Including my three nephews Shiny. But generally it needs to be pointed out to the world that there is a human face to the 'news of the world'. In this pic, that face is wearing pink undies with "I love NY" on them.
 

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A lot of people are even joining the forces these days because they want to go to Afghanistan, and everybody who joins these days is willing to go,
Including my three nephews Shiny. But generally it needs to be pointed out to the world that there is a human face to the 'news of the world'. In this pic, that face is wearing pink undies with "I love NY" on them.
One thing that always irk's me about the news coverage of the ongoing ops in the sandpit is how little they actually show of the day to day life of soldiers, even with all the media reports.

Best of luck to your nephews by the way.
 

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Thanks. One is a trainee loadmaster on a C-17 and two are army.

I guess the fact that they cant take cameras with them has a lot to do with it. We always want pics of where they are and they cant take any
 

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There has been another sinister reason in America all these years too.
The press in the US was hostile to the military because they were Democrat controlled and didnt want to say anything good that made Pres Bush look good
 

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THAT TUMULT IN THE CLOUDS

The "Memphis Belle", was a Boeing-built B-17F-10-BO, serial 41-24485


The plane was named for pilot Robert K. Morgan's sweetheart, Margaret Polk, a resident of Memphis, Tennessee.

Here is a photo of the actual crew of the Memphis Belle in 1943.
Captain Robert Morgan is 5th from the left.



This is a photo of the crew returning from the 25th and final mission.




Captain Robert Morgan's crew flew 25 combat missions with the 324th Bomb Squadron, all but four in the Memphis Belle. The 25 missions of the Memphis Belle were:

The crew all came back from their 25th operational mission. All were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.

Here are the 25 missions
* November 7, 1942 - Brest, France
* November 9, 1942 - St. Nazaire, France
* November 17, 1942 - St. Nazaire
* December 6, 1942 - Lille, France
* December 20, 1942* - Romilly-sur-Seine, France
* December 30, 1942 - Lorient
* January 3, 1943 - St. Nazaire
* January 13, 1943 - Lille
* January 23, 1943 - Lorient, France
* February 14, 1943 - Hamm, Germany
* February 16, 1943 - St. Nazaire
* February 27, 1943* - Brest
* March 6, 1943 - Lorient
* March 12, 1943 - Rouen, France
* March 13, 1943 - Abbeville, France
* March 22, 1943 - Wilhemshaven
* March 28, 1943 - Rouen
* March 31, 1943 - Rotterdam, Netherlands
* April 16, 1943 - Lorient
* April 17, 1943 - Bremen, Germany
* May 1, 1943 - St. Nazaire
* May 13, 1943 - Meaulte, France
* May 14, 1943 - Kiel, Germany
* May 15, 1943 - Wilhelmshaven
* May 17, 1943 - Lorient
* May 19, 1943* - Kiel



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