Tag: military

May 31, 2015

Badass Pilot Buys His Own Fighter Jet

Badass Pilot Buys His Own Fighter Jet

Find out how this retired Lt. Col test pilot uses his passion for flight to help preserve military history with the maintenance and upkeep of the last three remaining Sea Harriers.

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May 22, 2015

Picture of the Day: Swim Call in the Gulf of Aden

Picture of the Day: Swim Call in the Gulf of Aden

Sailors and Marines aboard the USS Iwo Jima participate in a swim call on 18 April 2015. During ‘swim calls’ sailor and marines get to take a casual dip in the sea while onlookers above keep an eye out for sharks and other undersea creatures.

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Apr 2, 2015

Harrier Jet Pilot Makes Incredible Landing Without Nose Gear

Harrier Jet Pilot Makes Incredible Landing Without Nose Gear

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. William Mahoney, AV-8B Harrier aircraft pilot, talks about his experience during a controlled landing after his front landing gear malfunctioned on the aircraft aboard the USS Bataan, at sea, June 7, 2014. Video by Sgt. Alisa Helin | 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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Oct 25, 2014

Side Launching the 378 ft USS Detroit

Side Launching the 378 ft USS Detroit

Watch the 378.3 ft (115.3 m) USS Detroit get side launched into the Menominee River on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. USS Detroit (LCS-7) is a Freedom class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy and the sixth ship to be named after the city of Detroit, Michigan. The ship has a displacement of…

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Jan 27, 2014

The Most Hypnotic Display of Human Coordination You Will See Today

The Most Hypnotic Display of Human Coordination You Will See Today

I’m not sure about the musical selection but the coordination demonstrated by these Thai soldiers is certainly impressive. Apparently the ‘domino effect’ can be quite hypnotizing! Fast forward to 2:06 for the human sound wave :)

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Dec 4, 2012

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

Photograph by NASA Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest ‘air-breathing manned aircraft’ with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h). That works out to a staggering 36.55 miles/58.83 km per minute. The Blackbird was so fast that its strategy against surface-to-air missiles was…

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Oct 16, 2012

Picture of the Day: A Submarine Surfaces Through Arctic Ice

Picture of the Day: A Submarine Surfaces Through Arctic Ice

A SUBMARINE SURFACES THROUGH ARCTIC ICE Photograph by Tiffini M. Jones, U.S. Navy The US Navy attack submarine USS Annapolis (SSN 760) rests in the Arctic Ocean after surfacing through three feet of ice during Ice Exercise 2009 on March 21, 2009. The two-week training exercise, which is used to test…

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