Picture of the Day

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Courtesy of the USAF, an AC-130 deploys anti-missile flares near Hurlburt Field, FL. The flares distract incoming enemy surface-to-air missiles presumably by making the AC-130 appear totally effin’ radical.
-John Noonan

6 Comments on "Picture of the Day"

  1. I think they’ll find the Ark of the Covenant in one of those warehouses one day.

  2. As an artilleryman it was quite common during live fire exercises to use primers, powder, or even shells in some instances made in the 50’s. It seemed a bit risky, but they always went bang.

  3. Great Pic, even better caption!
    Thanks John!

  4. @ david: nice one! Those stored old weapons will be great fun when the zombies/robots/mutants/extremists/aliens/russians finally attack.

  5. I’d just like to find a nice cache of 1941 Johnson Semi-Automatics in the Army inventory and get one of our do-nothing legislators we pay so much, to demand they be transfered IMMEDIATELY and without delay or damnage, directly to DCM/CMP for sale to qualified colectors & shooters! A fair price for one directly out of storage would be $1,000. to $1,500 apiece. I buy one right now!
    They DID buy 50,000 of them during WW-2, and most of them were recalled because they decided to go with the M-1 Garand. Okay,.. Soooo… where did the all the 1941 Johnson’s go? Kennedy is rumored to have armed some of the Bay of Pigs troops with them, but that wasn’t that many troops.
    Cuba probably still has a bunch. Commies never trough anything away. Remember all the lugars & Broom handle Mauser’s that showed up when the wall fell? Same thing here. Fidel still as them stored away and would sell them to us if he could.
    As far as our government, Someplace, in some deep dark, weapons depot warehouse, we have GOT to have the rest of them stored away. AND I WANT ONE!!!!
    JD

  6. get 'em!!!
    One Son and daughter fly! Proud to be American!

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