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How many of you have also come to terms the best way to live out our fantasies is to join the Navy or Air Force? Also, post aircraft and ships.
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Only /m/ thing I can relate to is how you slowly lose your sanity working at a secluded base in the outskirts of the city.
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>>13711314
I did join the Air Force, but I'm not going to pretend that it'll be easy to become a pilot.
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>>13711360
How long it'll be before you can fly?
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>>13711365
Only commissioned officers can become pilots in the Air Force, so I'll need to get a Bachelor's degree before I can apply for OTS.

Then I'd have to apply for pilot and hope I get lucky with how competitive the slots are. That assumes I'd even be qualified to fly at all, since I wear glasses.

So, several years in short.
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>>13711423
what kind of degree would you need? the bachelors that is ?
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>>13711439
Needs to be a STEM degree.
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>>13711442
what country you from?
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>>13711474
United States.

Sorry, should've specified that I joined the US Air Force.
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>>13711423
Lasik that shit
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>>13711481
Trying for canucks but that degree thing might fuck me good, stuck with bachelors of fine arts, not exactly STEM.
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>>13711314
I have a flatfoot and used to be fat 2 years ago.
I have already crossed the age limit,so I can't join Airforce in my life.
Same for Navy and Army.

Later,I tried for the country's space program.
Fucked up the entrance test.

Now, as a NEET with worth less engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics,I am doomed to rat race to get a well paying job so that I can buy mecha plamo and merchandise.
That's all I can do in my life.
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>>13711314
Way back in the day I wanted to join the navy. Officer, of course, my dad's a retired officer, wanted to live up to that. Then when I got older I realized it wasn't the right choice for me. I'm politically the opposite of the majority of military types (hell, so is my dad, but he's an outgoing white guy, I'm a quiet half-Asian. easier for a liberal like him to get on in that line of work than a liberal like me), and my mindset isn't "military" in the right ways. The lifestyle in general wasn't really what I wanted either (moving around a lot is fine, but I'm not a fan of the hours, the training, and a more regimented life).
...Not to mention the impending retirement of the F-14 back then. So yeah. Took a different path, probably for the better.
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I'm not in military, but I live in a country with mandatory conscription so literally every male who isn't retarded or handicapped is part of the army (depite 95% of them get exempted from the draft, not having any kind of training, and the ones who do basically spend their time weeding the quarters).

I'm somewhat fit and can drive so if we ever get to war I'm probably getting a 3-week boot camp and being put to drive an APC or something
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>join Air Force due to love of /m/
>become fighter pilot
>get an order for you and two other fighters to strike a terrorist base
>flying over the ocean
>forget what's happening and start hallucinating
>radio the other pilots
>"CHAAANGEE GETTAAA ONE"
>fly right into the back of one of the other jets
>horrible crash
>rip
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>>13711879
It reminded me of the time I was playing Ace combat.
I always felt distracted or simply in a trance state after a while during long distance missions.
It made me realize how it would be if I try to fly an aircraft IRL.
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>>13711552
>tfw still have a decade to shape up my life and be a Navy nerd

Too bad my "it prints money" compsci degree hasn't actually gotten me a job yet.

Oh I guess having BRAIN PROBLEMS(tm) might not help either.
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>>13711314
I want to join the army after the university, but I doubt that my bad sight would allow me to join the Air Force.
I've heard a story about one soviet myope pilot, who managed to fool the health comission for many years. He has learned the sight test chark by heart and he was allowed to stay and participate in the airplane tests.
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>>13712140
Use Alt+2 for TM
The More You Know™
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>>13711314
>Navy or Air Force

Join the Army you pussy.
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Having been conscripted into an artillery-hunting radar unit before, I guess it's kind of like a very realistic Getter Robo since the really old-ass radars take at least three vehicles to set up and unit members are separated into three teams.

We just don't shout CHANGE GETTER and there is always only one arrangement.

But my fantasy is Tactical Surface Fighters so I am still not, and will, never live it.
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>>13711879
It happened in a flash. Suddenly your mind empties and there is nothing but the hollow ringing of silence. Like a crash of distant thunder, a sound fills your consciousness. It calls to your soul, reinvigorating your entire body. Its message is clear and all doubt leaves your mind. You know exactly what you must do. With a voice that seems to shatter time itself, "GAN GAN GAN GAN!"
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>>13712310
So who is the Musashi in your group? How much guts does he show in desperate situations and would the team fall apart without him?
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>>13712339

Recalling it, I think it actually might fall apart without him. Or not, but he sure as hell made the daily processes smooth as fuck.

Rather than Musashi, he's more like Ryu Jose except if Ryu Jose was a top-class pilot and knew everything about the RX-78-2 up to and including the screw model used in the access panel for cockpit lighting and how far its sensors could scan in specific weather conditions. He knew his radar(s) better than Newtypes could sense others. I've never seen him in panic, either, just "on fire" and "relaxed". Though, calling him by either namesake is a massive misnomer considering he lost 20kg during basic and never gained it back through willpower channeled into exercise.

He's fucking walking Getter energy, that's what he is. Also a total bro.
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>>13711314
Seriously if you have the talent why get your legs blown of in some 3rd world shit hole for less money than working in the private sector in a comfy skyscraper office?

To each their own I guess.
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>join the military
No thanks, I can't be a warrior of justice without my fucking soul.
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>>13712416

>airforce
>navy
>get your legs blown off
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>>13711314

k shit
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>>13711314
Not join the army and be a mech/tank driver?
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>>13712434
Well those Russian pilots in Syria got themselves killed. There is still danger, you get deployed for long times and the pay is shit compared to what you can make elsewhere.

Although I know people use the military to get their training and then ship out as soon as their contact is up. That seems reasonable.
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>>13712376
Sounds a real inspiration. No wonder you made the connection between your unit and the Getter Team. Hope he went on to do great things.
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>>13711423
Would they make you wear contacts while flying (if you get chosen) or would you be able to go full Max Jenius?
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>>13712140
>Too bad my "it prints money" compsci degree hasn't actually gotten me a job yet.
lol really? I've got a Bachelor's in studio arts and got a job within a month or two after graduation. Seems it'd be easier for you.
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>>13712416
I'm going in as AECF (advanced electronics & computer field) and have an impeding Nuke Waiver. So I'm never really going to have a chance of dying.
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>>13712571
Everyone tells me I should be swimming in job offers.

It turns out I blow chunks at putting my foot in the door. Brain Problems™!
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>>13712550
The Getter analogue is really just the three-team thing. Though, teamwork plays a lot into setting up the older radars, since they have to juggle the positioning of at least three different vehicles. We all learned the hard way what happened if chaos took hold; the instructors' favorite card was "night sniper takes out leader, will the next one please step up" and play it repeatedly. I can still remember the amazing rifle PT for each failure, the moon was well-lit those two nights we were out in the field and it was... well, glorious. In a sense.

Our entire unit is still in intermittent contact with each other even after the end of our service terms. By all accounts, he's doing great.
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>>13711314
I was very close to joining the US Navy, but that same year they formally retired the battleships. That was the only ship type I wanted to command; an aircraft carrier simply doesn't have the same inspirational quality.

Then the Air Force said I was too tall, and at the time, my nearsightness wouldn't ever let me become a fighter pilot. They recommended me to Marines to try and become a heli or harrier pilot, but while the uniform was sex, I wasn't interested in being infantry, and I wasn't as enamored with helicopters outside the long-cancelled Commanche (I had been inspired by the stealth copter of the NES Urban Strike game).

Basically, the US military didn't have what I wished, and it's unrealistic that manned mecha or a proper space force would be set up during the prime of my lifetime.

So I went into medicine instead. Genetics engineering is the next closest thing to Coordinators, Newtypes, and all other manner of human-like crossbreeds.
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>>13712310
Not even. Modern Russian SAM still use that set up. I believe that will be changed to only 2 modules when the S-400 becomes a thing.
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>>13712711
Just keep on trying, man. You'll get it eventually.
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>>13712538
lmao you know that majority of military is made up of logistics and non combatants right?
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I've been giving some thought about joining the US Navy, mainly because I'm a giant pussy and they seem to be the IT department of the military.
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The CIC in this is basically a computer lab.
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I was in the Marines for 5 years, I worked on missiles and night sights. It was kind of /m/ when I worked on the Abram's FCS but other than that it wasn't very /m/ and kind of ruined a lot of "real robot" shows for me.
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>>13712923
Sexy. I prefer a ship with some curves, but she's a pretty one.
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>>13712976
They plan to one day upgrade it with lasers and railguns.
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>>13712561
They don't make you wear contacts. You can wear contacts or glasses and be a pilot, but you can't pilot jets. And the military at least prefers glasses over contacts.
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>>13712923
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>>13712920
It can't be just me. This ship looks a lot like the Novis Noa from Brain Powered.
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>>13713296
soon
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>>13713006
But it kinda looks dumb for a boat built to loiter in the littoral zone.

I figured you'd want to go for more of a pocket battleship design to efficiently lay siege to the coast. I guess missiles do it just as well but some cannon spam would make sense here.
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war is bad you fucking evil adults
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bost you're best kevin memes pls
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>>13711492
That's actually a dead "no can fly" due to G Forces and the effects they can have on laser-corrected eyes.
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>>13715353
Navy have gone back to using LASIK for pilots as long as it's the wavefront variety with the laser cut flaps.
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I am a nuke mechanic in the U.S. Navy. every time I see shit in the media involving a nuclear reactor (especially mecha) I laugh at either how scary close they get it right or how far off they are.
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>>13715850
My step-brother's a nuke, as well. It's made watching Sci-fi anime with him unbearable.
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>>13715855
my apologies anon. most of us can be real assholes.
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I've thought about it several times.

But then I realized I'm a gigantic coward and thus unfit for the possibility of war.
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Nice try recruiter
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Considering how absurdly anti-war a lot of messages are in modern mecha anime, it doesn't seem like it really meshes with the mindset of what you would expect from viewers of mecha.
Hell, you only get a 1/9 chance of actually having a MC with some sort of military background at this point.
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>>13711314

I always wanted to be one of those flight deck guys that gives the pilots the ok to launch. What a job that must be.
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>>13713932
It looks weird but its radar signature is something like 1/16 the size of older destroyers. Gf works for a defense contractor that works on them.
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>>13716585
Oh sure the RCS is a fraction of that of a ship its size, but seeing as it's fulfilling the offshore artillery role that was originally intended for battleships I can't help but think even Hajji could do some damage to it using good old fashioned visual confirmation and a large supply of Zodiac boats.
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>>13713006
>tumblehome hull
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>>13716614

>Zodiac

Oh shit, it's the millennium challenge all over again.
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>>13711314
Other way around for me. I was born with only one good eye, left eye is legally blind and uncorrectable with lenses or lasik because my brain doesn't even try to focus my left eye. For me, anime is the best way to live out my childhood dream of being a navy pilot.
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>>13720911
>>13712920

HURTS MY HANDS
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>>13711314
I was in signals, that was pretty /m/ too. You get to be a bridge bunny. Or bridge bald dude. Whatever.
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>>13723729
>Every family get-together your younger relatives run around playing Top Ace with made-up codewords because they think it's cool as fuck and you're just looking them with a million-mile stare while you remember the time grind spent learning and memorizing the right situation and time to use them.
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>>13711654
>being a liberal

No wonder this board has gone to shit. Please kill yourself. It shouldn't be hard since your kind believes in euthanasia.
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>>13712711
You probably just live in a shitty place with high unemployment. Move somewhere with a booming economy.
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I was a drill instructor in the IDF for three years. It was a'ight, nothing special, really.
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>>13723752

*tips*
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>>13723756
Baltimore-Washington commuter region. I don't think so.
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>>13711314
>How many of you have also come to terms the best way to live out our fantasies is to join the Navy or Air Force?

You enjoy yourself, buddy!
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