Thread Of Positive Awesomeness

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by SleepyOwl, Oct 24, 2019.

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  1. Golgotha

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    Some of my more scary moments in this life have been while inside those beasts. The whine of the turbines almost stung your ears. We worked largely with some of the most intrepid pilots in the world so they had pretty big balls. They were also some of the most skilled so that allowed for their audacity.

    2 videos of CASEVAC work, both Brit crews. The first really depicts the clinical focused determination to get that kid out, from the Anglian Regt. That's pretty much business as usual for these guys- unflinching while task-saturated, totally in the zone. The 2nd was in support of US troops in contact, from my old Alma Mater. The dedication of ISAF CASEVAC crews was nothing short of extraordinary.



     
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  2. Lou160487

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    It's called testicles the size of an elephants
     
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  3. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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  5. Iron

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    Wow, that picture is so great, I had to go look it up. Amazing, even the Prinz Eugen is there. :neutral:
     
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  6. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks for the info, @Iron! I didn't know what the wrecks were...just saw the photo on a scuba diving e-mail I get and found the image fascinating. Thanks for making it even more interesting. Just looked up the Print Eugen on wikipedia.
     
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  7. Golgotha

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    That’s Kwajalein Atoll. The US Navy dumped nearly 200 aircraft there right after WW2. Those are Douglass SBD’s, but there’s multi-engine bombers, top-tier fighters of the day, and transports lying all over the sea bed there. Most of the planes discarded in Kwaj are those SBD’s. They were the main USN attack aircraft for most of the war.

    Kind of a tragic waste really. To think they could still be flying today in the hands of collectors and museums. Airworthy WW2 aircraft are getting extremely rare.
     
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  8. Baza

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    You are right. My father was a dispatch rider for the Royal Corps of Signals during the war and recalls in his memoirs “I entered Victoria Street from the Westminster end (London area run) just as a bomb blew the front out of the building on the right. I was covered in glass and other muck but managed to stay upright so got back home OK.”

    And we think twice about taking the bike out if the roads are a bit damp. :joy::joy::joy:
     
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    Letting the brake fluid run all over the callipers, wheel rims and tyres was not very clever. Also can he even see those underslung mirrors?

    Burnouts have always left me rather nonplussed. Why purposely destroy a perfectly good tyre?
     
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    Good effort but totally wasted.
     
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    :D
     
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  14. Baza

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    That’s me, so I am told. :joy:
     
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  15. Golgotha

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    Like a boss.

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  16. Biff

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    Interesting. The main problem with any electric vehicle is, of course, Range. And Recharging Time. Especially for Bikes - cars can have much, much larger batteries, giving them a much larger range.

    However, the following video has some interesting points. Note that before he made this contribution, Stuart Fillingham was very anti electric bike:

     
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    Prinz Eugen
     
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    A shot across the bay in Arrecife….
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