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Every couple of summers a B-17 comes to the airshow at Pease Tradeport in Portsmouth NH and I get to see it flying around. A great plane that could take some hellacious abuse from the enemy and keep on flying. I knew a guy that was a ball-turret gunner, they say the worst position on the aircraft...told me about the first time he saw an ME-262. The intel guys briefed them before a mission and mentioned this new German fighter but told them not to worry, probably just a weird rumor. He said it sliced through their formation, shooting down one B-17 on it's way down, and another on its way back up, before anybody could react. Damned good thing that iodiot Hitler insisted it be used as a bomber! What a moron...
"Terry Bradshaw is so dumb he couldn’t spell cat if you spotted him the C and the T." - Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson
It's no easy task with the old warbirds. During WWII (at least), the schematics were left intentionally incomplete. What was there was accurate, but they'd be missing a minor piece here and a bolt hole there, etc. This was done to slow down an enemy's progress if he were ever able to steal the plans for an aircraft. It was quite effective; it's slowed down the progress of the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's Black Widow considerably.
“Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests.” - Lord Palmerston
Some fucking military rescue helicopter fly over my house a couple of times a week - in lower attitude than its allowed. Its very very noisy, and Im either gonna complain to the military, or shoot at it with my rifle if it continues.
Never trust a man who doesn't swear!
Anarchism: From Theory to Practice
By Daniel Guérin
- If you enjoy having weekends off, thank a socialist.
- If you appreciate the eight-hour work day, thank a socialist.
- If you approve of minimum wage, thank a socialist.