Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Amazing Technology and a thank you to our troops..

I am not a war monger at all but i think some of these videos of what our troops are doing to fight terrorism are amazing. First, these are people who are threatening our lives and second, the guys in these planes are working to protect them. And the dog gets out alive, although i personally would have taken him out as well.
Because it is thanksgiving time and because i did not serve in the armed forces i would like to thank the men and women who serve this country every day and who will not be home with their families to enjoy the day. I will be enjoying time with my wife and family, and having family that has served and are currently serving i think i owe them the thanks and the prayers for their safety. Without their courage i couldnt sit here and blog like i do. notice how there arent a lot of blogs coming out of places that dont live in democratic societies? Thanks again.
No turkey day post would be complete without the phrase "triptophanic coma" so here goes.
After POP guzzles grog and stuffs his face with so much turkey he begins to grow feathers, he will have achieved a "triptophanic coma." there i said it.
videoThis is a video taken inside the cockpit of an A-10 by the pilot and it was a night view. What you see is from 9700 feet away (almost two miles). The four terrorists had no clue there was someone watching them from almost 2 miles away. The A-10 was using a 30 mm cannon WITHOUT injuring the dog nearby who escaped unharmed. You can see the gun camera shake a bit as the pilot fires; then count about 4 seconds for the rounds to travel 2 miles.Every tenth round is a tracer, so the bullets you actually see are every tenth; they are getting hit with hundreds of rounds, but the dog is unscathed. Muzzle velocity on the 30mm is 2430 feet per second.

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