Tag Archive: Weaponry


2014 Man Of The Year: A-10 Warthog

 

 

 

 

 

 

” There you are, an Islamic State fighter minding your own business on a crisp winter day in the suburbs of Raqqa. Perhaps it’s been a busy morning—your work on the morals patrol is always a hassle, your team leader Mahmoud will not shut up, and you hurt your hand beating that recalcitrant shopkeeper who has been selling pop music despite your stern admonitions.

  Now, you’ve got to stand duty on a checkpoint just outside of town, but it’s a quiet and peaceful spot, and you can rest a bit before getting back to the wives later in the day.

  Then, literally out of the clear blue sky, you hear the swelling roar of a jet engine. As you turn, there is a new, unfamiliar noise, the kind of noise an industrial steam engine would make if it could burp like Jessica Simpson. It sounds like this:” (see above)

” That is the noise that a 30-mm Gatling gun makes, firing 3,900 rounds per minute—or 65 depleted uranium slugs every second—from its mount on the U.S. Air Force’s ugly, slow, fat, and entirely irreplaceable A-10 Warthog. It is widely believed that the force of the gun firing actually slows the A-10 in flight. (Some say this is a myth—but life is more fun if some myths aren’t debunked.)

  Truth be told, you didn’t actually hear that noise. See, the bullets go faster than sound. But all of your compatriots within a few miles did. They should be happy for you! For over a decade now, the A-10 has been serving in the role of an online dating service, connecting jihadists with those eager 72 virgins awaiting them in heaven. It’s a Tinder for the terrorist set.

  Today, the U.S. Air Force swiped right for you. “

 

 

Thanks to the Free Beacon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GHOST: An Anti-Terrorism Vessel Built To Outperform Stealth Aircraft

 

 

 

GHOST

 

 

 

” Like all branches of the military, the U.S. Navy is undergoing revolutionary change, where time-tested military tactics and cutting-edge technological advances can potentially meet formidable challenges. One of the greatest threats on the high seas is low-tech vessel attacks with conventional explosives; for example, the October 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors and wounded 39 others.”

 

 

 

 

 

” That horrific event alerted America’s military to the clear and present danger of those tactics being used again against our Navy and other military branches. It also underscored the need for new solutions. One innovative company is stirring great excitement among a variety of naval leaders. Juliet Marine Systems, a maritime technology company headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, takes historically proven systems, combines them with new technologies and comes up with breakthrough solutions to existing needs.”

 

 

 

 

 

” With regard to the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks against America’s naval and coalition ships, the company has developed a first-of-its kind anti-terrorism vessel called GHOST. It is a combination of stealth fighter aircraft and attack helicopter technologies packaged in a marine platform. The unique capabilities of GHOST are designed to provide a marine surface and subsurface platform for tracking and identification of multiple targets. Systems for integrating onboard weapons will be designed to be capable of multi-target firing solutions while GHOSToperates at very high speed. These weapons integration systems will also allow for attacking several targets simultaneously with a variety of weapons systems options. Already GHOSTvessels have the ability to create a protective fleet perimeter, while providing sensor and weapons platforms to deny surface or subsurface intrusions.”

 

 

 

 

 

Some specs from the manufacturer:  

 

 

Products

 

  • Very High Speed Surface Craft
  • Manned and Unmanned Surface Craft
  • Manned and Unmanned Subsurface Craft
  • ROVs
  • UUVs
  • LDUUV

 

Missions

  • Force Protection
  • Special Operations Support
  • Anti-submarine Warfare, (ASW)
  • Mine Warfare, (MIW)
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, (ISR)

 

Additional Applications

  • High Speed Maritime Ferry/Taxi
  • Offshore Oil Rig Supply Vessel
  • Pleasure Craft

 

 

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Our Weekly Weaponry Post

 

 

 

A little stop-action anti-tank missile action to start the day …

 

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Geronimo ! This view is just too cool …

 

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It is boating season once again …

 

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Our Weekly Dose Of Armament

 

 

 

 

That’s some big tail you’ve got …

 

 

Chopper Tail

 

 

 

 

Front row seat …

 

 

Front Row Seat

 

 

 

 

Keep back 500′ …

 

 

Keep Back 500'

 

 

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Choose Your Weapon

 

 

Armored Train

 

 

 

Here’s another …

 

 

 

Barrett .50

 

 

 

 

One more teaser for good luck …

 

 

 

Jet Missiles

 

 

 

See the rest at The Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

Choose Your Weapon

 

 

A blast from the past …

 

thompson MCs

 

 

 

 

 

A little homemade firepower …

 

 

Homemade firepower

 

 

 

 

Nothing homemade about this vehicle …

 

 

Modern Offroading

 

 

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Yesterday’s Awesomeness , Today … Better Late Than Never

 

 

 

   I thought that today we would start with some well-armed women … Any complaints ? … I didn’t think so …

 

 

 

 

   What’s better than a Pistol-Packin’ Mama ?

 

 

Well Armed Girl

 

 

 

 

 

Not much … except perhaps a Full-Auto Female …

 

 

Full Auto Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

But nothing compares with Women Warriors …

 

 

Women Warriors

 

 

 

 

And for our finale … how about a Sexy Sniper …

 

 

Sexy Sniper

 

 

 

 

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Friday Firepower

Wonderful World Of Weaponry

 

 

Beautiful boom …

 

Boom

 

 

 

Beautiful birds …

 

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More beautiful birds …

 

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Enjoy all 36 pics at The Brigade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firepower From The Brigade

 

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Another teaser

 

 

 

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Go see the rest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Firepower

Edged Weapons Only

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Not exactly firepower , but weaponry nonetheless …

 

 

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There are seventy nine more where these came from … enjoy a change of pace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Weekly Display Of Ordnance

 

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Here we present one more teaser in order to tempt you to click through for more

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Resist the urge … we dare you .

Firepower From The Brigade

 

 

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Teaser Number Two

 

 

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From The Brigade

 

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Sample number two

 

 

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Friday Firepower

Firepower Afternoon Randomness (33 HQ Photos)

 

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Sample number two 

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Choose Your Weapon (33 HQ Photos)

 

 

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Another teaser …

 

 

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See them all here

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 Today’s Firepower Post

 

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Sample number two 

 

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See the rest here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose your Weapon (40 HQ Photos)

 

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One More For Your Viewing Pleasure

 

 

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Garwood Industries M134G Minigun

 

 

 

 

” Since the mid 1960s, the Minigun has been much more of a star on the battlefield as it has on the silver screen. With its distinct sound and tremendous rate of fire, it is immediately recognizable to all, even in remote proximity. It has been over 40 years since “Puff the Magic Dragon” first flew in the skies over Southeast Asia, and with modern technology assisting in growth and change, this incredible weapon system appears to be here for many more years.

 

The M134 is commonly known as the “Minigun” regardless of manufacturer. Others simply call it a “Gatling” which was a very early model that looked similar but required a hand crank to fire, or even a combination of the two, the “Electric Gatling.”  While there are a few current manufacturers of this platform today, the one we are studying in this T&E piece is the Garwood Industries, M134G.

 

The M134 is commonly known as the “Minigun” regardless of manufacturer. Others simply call it a “Gatling” which was a very early model that looked similar but required a hand crank to fire, or even a combination of the two, the “Electric Gatling.” While there are a few current manufacturers of this platform today, the one we are studying in this T&E piece is the Garwood Industries, M134G.”

 

 

 

 

” Capable of firing in excess of 6,000 rounds per minute and designed after the M61A1 20mm Vulcan, the Minigun can inflict a devastating amount of damage in a minimal amount of time. With several rate of fire settings depending upon the model and manufacturer, there is no question that firing up to 100 rounds of 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win) per SECOND, for several seconds, has the potential to eliminate whatever immediate threat is being targeted. While some believe that more is better, the engineers at Garwood Industries have other ideas”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firepower Afternoon Randomness (29 HQ Photos)

 

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Another sample to whet your appetite

 

 

 

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Spec-Ops Edition

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One more

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Cool Tanks Made From Snow (28 Photos)

 

 

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Kind of cool huh ? That’s nothing compared to these

 

 

 

 

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See them all here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Firepower with the MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV (37 Photos)

 

 

 

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XM7 Spider Land Mine

 

 

XM7 Spider Land Mine