Post some .webm moving pictures, /k/.
turns out I don't have many web hams so have a chinese cartoon instead
No other wheels, that's why they need the chase car to help the pilot with landing them.
That's a U-2 Dragon lady, they're very high altitude recon/spy planes.
Difficulty in landing stems from having to make compromises in design for functionality. The lighter it is, the further/higher it can loiter. Not to mention that the fuselage doesn't have any other areas to mount more wheels. It is ultimately a very very stretched F-104. Sucks, but it comes with the job.
it eventually comes to rest on it's wing. then they jump onto the end in the air, and insert aux wheels and guide it back.
>that reload at the start
Makes me go all boogie-woogie downstairs every time.
>That fucking wrist muscles...
Is he even human?
American Armed Forces disagree.
I'm no F-35 fan but this looks cool as hell.
Just how sharp and useful is this image?
If you can do x15 zoom and see a F-2 this sharp from 80m it's all fine and dandy but in no case more useful than a radar.
It's just for missile detection and 360 degree situational awareness (detect hot objects from 100km and cue the EOTS or radar to check it out, etc). The EOTS is the one that provides the sharp image that lets you count the number of windows on a building from 100km away.
That's not a missile, that's a 2.75'' rocket. Although, I am not sure if they are these new guided ones or not. From what I remember, only operational one is from a Turkish company called Roketsan.
Is this one from our own developments?
>round still has lifting plug in it
C'mon guys, really? They're cheaper than fuses sure, but they're still like $80 each and there's nothing stopping you from shooting with no plug.
Plane full of smuggled goods attempting to takeoff to evade the authorities in Brazil. Brazil police ram it, causing the plane to crash, before arresting the bad guys.
Here's the power of the EOTS (the thing that follows up on what the EODAS detects)
Why exactly does the camera cut and reangle after every impact and before the explosion?
Makes me think the have a garbage potato cannon and can't into explosive payload, so they just plant explosives where the giantdildo payload lands and then start filming again.
Yes I think these people are that stupid.
repurposed and armored civilian vehicles make my dick diamond hard
I'm gullible and even I can see how poor this bait is
US (and a couple of other nations) haven't ratified those parts of the Geneva convention. US allies sometimes call for US fighters / bombers when they want cluster munitions used.
The U-2's actually quite hard to fly (operationally), to where they have to use autopilot to keep it in up that high. Essentially they fly so high and have such high aspect ratio wings that:
If they increase their airspeed by 2%, they'll get buffeting from some airflow going supersonic over their wings and lose lift.
If they fly 2% slower, they'll stall.
Dude, that's crazy.
Just watching that WEBM and knowing the airforce needs chase cars to help them land, I think that would be really cool. Wasn't the Blackbird better as far as flying went?
>Fucking 70's tech is still outworldly and mindblowing
Designed in the late 50's. First flight 1962. In six or seven years, that will be closer in time to the Wright Brothers than to us.
>Modify an already near perfect American design by putting a piston in it
>OMG ZE GERMAN CRAFTSMANSHIP DID IT AGAIN WOW SUCH ENGINEERS VERY GOOD 10/10 ACHIEVEMENT
Face it, the krauts didn't learn a damn thing from WW2 where their super advanced Panzers and fighters were still getting BTFO by mass produced allied "garbage". It doesn't matter what you make if you don't have the capability to mass produce it and simplify it enough to make idiot proof.
Typical German mentality - Soviets have an ultra cheap, near indestructible and very effective infantry weapon? Better design a special snowflake meme gun that only we will use because fuck logistics, right?
That's in it's magical 3 round burst mode.
There are army field test videos demonstrating it.
It's similar to the AN94's system where all projectiles leave the barrel before the recoil of the first round is felt. Like the AN94, the rate of fire in this mode is very fast. In regular full retard, it's slowed down to a more reasonable ROF
>mfw RWS is 40s tech.
Will American industry ever be as based as it was in WW2?
Someone with knowledge please tell me why flak 88s were so feared and or versatile. Not doubting it, just interested in why they were so good.
Were they really as effective as they were made out to be?
And I say this because most companies are too concerned with public image when it comes to helping a war effort.
I doubt we would see Ford and Chrysler building tanks, developing military vehicles and shit like that
And so many Americans "disagree" with war for whatever their reasons are, it would be impossible to have another full scale war effort like we did in WWII
And ukraine wonders why they lose to DPR
Effective due to circumstance, allied tanks were dildos and would explode if you looked at them wrong. They also did a fantastic job at anti-bunker work
We shipped our manufacturing overseas for the most part. Lots of defense contractors are still in US but they rely heavily on overseas parts and contracts for smaller parts. Basically we would have a bad time for a while. But the gov still stores the tooling for basic planes like the A4 Skyhawk for this sort of situation. A skyhawk could actually still be made 100% american pretty easily
Dust is flammable when suspended in mid-air.
A vacuum is basically a shitstorm of air and dust.
Fires get worse when they have more air available. Moving air means that. This is why wind is bad for firestorms.
More legacy Hornet sex webms?
From what I hear, blackbird was a peach to fly.
The pilot recounted how the plane felt like it had unlimited power. Inch the throttle forward a bit and watch the mach numbers tick by.
Then again, more delicious Kraut Space Magic
I was sort of kidding
I think it's discontinued
But even then, I think if they still made 4.73 caseless ammo for the G11, it would be extremely hard to purchase (limited stocks, high price tag, handling ,etc etc etc)
It pops up every once and a while on Gunbroker
Sometimes individual rounds, sometimes the little packs
Sometimes the shells of the guns show up there too and sell for about three grand. You can put a 10/22 inside them and troll everyone
Webm related makes my peepee happy for some reason
>allied tanks were dildos and would explode if you looked at them wrong.
More important why not take the ammo from it for the M-14 when they ran out of ammo?
It is of course probable that they simply got too overrun for it to matter at that point.
i just don't know what to think of this game anymore. i used to love it. blazing around around in the skies, leaving ruin behind me. but this week i just decided to just stop playing it. it hurts to see a game with that kind of potential being RUINED by some really stupid shit
>bombers being just food for anything with an autocannon
>LOST CONTROL. turnfighters are now even more useless then before
>fw 190 doing nothing but head-2-heads
>tanks starting out without repair kits or fire extinguishers. means you cannot repair outside a capzone. transmission broken? you're fucked
>many planes cannot do what they were designed to do. think you gonna do night mission in a He-111? forget it. anti shipping in a Beaufighter? not unless you like being raped by lawnmowing fighters, which you will
and above all
i want to like the damn game. it looks beautiful, the handling of most planes feels good, but for fúcks sake its annoying
maybe 25 years ago.
we no longer have the place thay used to make and process the raw material
the steel mills of pittsburgh and bethlehem arent just closed, they've been leveled and turned into overpriced condos for millenials.
the coal and coke plants that fired the steel furnaces are all gone, left rotting and turned into places for urbexers to enjoy
the railroads that carried the coal and steel have been turned into bike trails
and the mines that filled the railroad cars are caved in and filled with orange water.
most importantly though, the men who scraped the insides of the earth and serviced and ran the locomotives and fire the coke ovens and poured the ingots are all dead or dying
we've lost before we even concieved of firing a shot.
I know that feel bro
I use joystick, and I love it because it gives great immersion, more control in the direction of your plane, and smoother feel overall. What I didn't get was well optimized joystick control from warthunder, mouse users literally EVERYWHERE, "realistic" battles having England vs america or etc, and LA-5's that outclass EVERY GERMAN PLANE in literally everything. If it wasn't for the fact that IL-2 sturmovik is old or IL-2 Stalingrad not having decent multiplayer elements I would be playing those all day long.
>bombers being just food for anything with an autocannon
Not like spacebar warriors contribute to the game anyway.
Ground attackers actually play a part in the game at least, if used by someone with half a brain.
>>bombers being just food for anything with an autocannon
As they should. There's a reason America started giving their bombers a shitload of escorts.
>>LOST CONTROL. turnfighters are now even more useless then before
If you want to pull 12g for 50 years without blacking out, there's always Ace Combat.
>>fw 190 doing nothing but head-2-heads
So the players are retarded, not the plane's fault.
>>tanks starting out without repair kits or fire extinguishers. means you cannot repair outside a capzone. transmission broken? you're fucked
>>many planes cannot do what they were designed to do. think you gonna do night mission in a He-111? forget it. anti shipping in a Beaufighter? not unless you like being raped by lawnmowing fighters, which you will
They are missing a lot of mission scenarios from the random queue, I agree.
Does soccer make fans massive pussies or are massive pussies just attracted to soccer? I've seen people pissed that their baseball or football or hockey team is getting raped. I've never seen them crying about it unless they had their life savings bet on a win.
i know i am whining, but i really want to play the game. i want to like it. i like the high tiered British fighters, like the tempests. but every god damn game the find themselves outclimbed by fucking everything. the Yaks and Las are the worst. not uncommon with a climb speed more thna 25% higher than planes of other nations. and somehow all allied teams consist of 50% bombers, pretty much facing every UK/US plane with 2 russian ones, both at higher altitude. next game you play the rhine map, but start next to an F-80C. you spent the next four minutes trying to attack ground targets because loljets and get blasted out of the sky by a flying wing that was never used. any attempt att communication in the team will result in three people speaking slavrunes in the all chat. next time you play against the americans (?!?). the F8F is a far superior aircraft, and shits on most plane at this battlerating.
it just never fucking ends
>There's a reason America started giving their bombers a shitload of escorts
because they were the only ones that had the balls to bomb during the day?
.50 cal was good enough to take out everything but heavy bombers in WW2, but in war thunder you might as well be throwing pebbles
They were feared because they realized that the high-velocity guns they were using against airplanes did bretty gud against tanks.
That and they were smattered about pretty much everywhere.
>IL-2 sturmovik is old or IL-2 Stalingrad not having decent multiplayer elements
For 1946, Get a big Mod Pack like HSFX or CUP.
If you're tired of the default campaigns and missions, there are tons of mods out there for that.
However for whatever reason my game stutters at some radio chatter, and the clouds have a texture glitch which make them look like desert rose crystals.
Think of it with this in mind: Brazil's only thing that they have which gives them any sort of pride is their soccer, and they just got destroyed more hard than any soccer team ever has in the world cup.
Well it has been around for the better part of ten years... Dear god, ten years already...
Pretty much all the trigger packs are interchangeable in the HK roller locked series, just have to swap the hammer and ejector
So is the pilots POV pretty much seeing thru the floors/walls of his cockpit if he's using his goggles?
I think your anger is making you say some incorrect things. File your shit down man.
Also, american got it right a million years ago with the AR18, if pistons are your thing. I like DI because it does reduce apparent recoil, fite me.
I think it did
stabilizers aren't perfect though, and a small deviation can cause a miss at those ranges
>Get in fatal motor vehicle accident
>First responder arrives to assist you
>this happened in November
>guy is white
>I literally just hear about it now
the media is truly unbiased and fair
Not exactly - they get a square of infrared footage that appears in their vision with about the size of a 32" TV, 1m in front of them (the display has a 40x30 degree FOV). So unfortunately it doesn't give them infrared peripheral vision, etc, but doing that with next to zero latency, while keeping the helmet light and also making it work over the the curved and transparent helmet visor in day and night is a bit beyond the current state of the art.
As the pilot of an AF C-130, taking off toward obstacles is the most fun part of my day.
The U2 chase car is on the radio telling the pilot how far off the ground he is, the air force only has a few U2s and they're not going to get anything to replace it so they're very careful about letting somebody smack one in.
how does being drunk that make it a legit shoot?
1. the guy almost certainty wasn't a threat
2. the officer gives no warning
3. you don't usually shoot drunk drivers
4. the officer had no way of confirming if the guy was drunk
that was almost certainty an unreasonable amount of force the officer used
pic related: reasonable use of force
satellites have an orbit that is more or less fixed. This means that they can only look at one area for a certain period of time and that they are predictable.
Planes don't have that problem, although drones like the Global Hawk are now taking over the U2's job.
>The game marked a number of tournament records. Germany's win marked the largest margin of victory in a FIFA World Cup semi-final. The game saw Germany overtake Brazil as the highest scoring team in World Cup tournament history and become the first team to reach eight World Cup Finals. Miroslav Klose scored his 16th career World Cup goal and surpassed Brazil's own Ronaldo as the tournament's all-time record goalscorer. Brazil's loss broke their 62-match home unbeaten streak in competitive matches going back to Copa America 1975 (to Peru 1-3) and equaled their biggest margin of defeat, a 6–0 loss to Uruguay in 1920. Ultimately, the match was described as a national humiliation.
Satellites have fixed orbits and have every government agency vying for sensor time due to their capabilities. If the air force wants a picture of something right now, and also in two hours, and an hour after that, they send a plane because it's an asset that the air force specifically controls and nobody can tell them that they can or can't use it right now. The U2 will probably go away as RPAs become more prevalent, it's mostly still here because it offers a few unique capabilities but mainly because it's always easier to get funding for programs and airframes you already have then to get something new.
As a side note, Global Hawk is being delayed / pushed away by the USAF, mainly because over the decades it's been in use, there's been a ton of payloads / sensor suites that have been developed for the U-2. Those sensors can't fit directly to the RQ-4 due to size limits, so until someone else (the Navy with the MQ-4C) pays for equivalent sensors to be integrated, they're keeping the U-2 around.
>Get in accident
>climbing out of the wreckage of my car
>cop shoots and paralyzes me
>gets paid leave and no charges
And I'm not joking, there were no charges and he did get paid leave
What blows my mind about all of this is in reading the thing, it said his shooting was "Unintentional" and "Possibly negligent" but not "Criminal"
What the fuck is unintentional about drawing your gun, aiming it, and firing at a man? What isn't negligent about shooting a man and paralyzing him "by accident" ?
What's worse is bootlickers will defend this
Source? I was in a few years ago and they wouldn't let us call in ICM unless it was all they had left/we were absolutely fucked. They didn't tell us shit about self destruct timers on the bomblets.
No self destruct on ICMs. They're supposed to explode more or less immediately. There are a percentage that don't, but are still live that humanitarian organizations freak out over, because kids will find and play with them. Most scatterable mines are set to have remote or timed detonation as well as pressure.