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ukimalefu want, but shouldn't, may anyway
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impressive, but is that degree of maneuverability much use these days?
Its fun to look at, which was probably the whole intent of the display.
Slowing down like that and presenting a broadside target during a dogfight would not be good.
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Kirk posted:
Its fun to look at, which was probably the whole intent of the display.
Slowing down like that and presenting a broadside target during a dogfight would not be good.


I imagine being chased, so you do that, enemy passes under you, and you fire your missiles. Well, it'd be great in a movie. Probably when they decided to remake Top Gun.
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http://ppcdn.500px.org/51744290/4b3ac7ab40dccf0a9a4ae5ec7683bd705e2af078/2048.jpg
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Einar Runar Sigurdsson making coffee in ice cave in Vatnajokull in southeast Iceland.

http://500px.com/photo/51744290
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Oh, so there IS ice in Iceland.

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ukimalefu posted:
Oh, so there IS ice in Iceland.

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What, you think real-estate marketing is a new concept? ;)
Can we have image resizing tags, pleeeeeeeease Matt?
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Eww but I might have to sit next to someone with cooties.
arkayn Aaarrrggghhhh
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Kirk posted:
Can we have image resizing tags, pleeeeeeeease Matt?


I try to keep up with them and resize them to a more normal 1200 pixels wide.
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SO! That's YOU doin' that!
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well, that's one mystery solved ...
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ukimalefu posted:
Kirk posted:
Its fun to look at, which was probably the whole intent of the display.
Slowing down like that and presenting a broadside target during a dogfight would not be good.


I imagine being chased, so you do that, enemy passes under you, and you fire your missiles. Well, it'd be great in a movie. Probably when they decided to remake Top Gun.


Are engagements usually over the horizon yet?
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Most modern aircraft weapon systems can be fired long before the target is visible to the pilot. Dog-fighting is a hold over from the days when you had to be close to get a weapons lock, and while it may be "fun" for the pilots, largely unnecessary.

I'm sure there are still situations where close air combat is an issue, but we haven't been in a shooting war against a nation capable of keeping up in a while.
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Isn't it a RoE thing? (Sure, you can launch a Macross Missile Massacre at anything on the radar, and have been able to for 50+ years, but you're not 100% sure it's not an airliner full of juvenile cancer patients and puppies unless you've got visual confirmation, etc.)
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Geesie Couldn't hit it sideways
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Geesie posted:
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Dunanananananana dunanananananana dunanananananana CAT MAN!
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ahem ...

Geesie posted:
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arkayn Aaarrrggghhhh
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TOS posted:
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Or this...
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sigh

'tis the freakin' season
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TOS posted:
sigh

'tis the freakin' season


falalalala lala lalaaaa!!!
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arkayn posted:
TOS posted:
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Or this...
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Looks like a Subaru. Just get in that sucker and drive. It'll be fine.
arkayn posted:
TOS posted:
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Or this...
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or this . . . .
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No, you're margay! :P
That's a beautiful cat.
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you're a bad person, kirk
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flaunting your damn climate like that

bad, bad, bad person
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blurt mundus vult decipi
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Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Musik!
TOS posted:
flaunting your damn climate like that

bad, bad, bad person

but but we gotta wear wet suits in the winter!
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