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    Northern Territory strangers save dog stuck in weed-infested lake with inflatable thong and croc | Daily Mail Online

    Saw this in the news today...
    What makes this story more interesting (at least to me) is that this is my neighbourhood! I live about 80 meters from this lake. The lake is usually pretty clear but a build up occurs every year due to the wet season...come the dry a special boat is put into these lakes to clear them...a big roller rolls this stuff up and they drop it onto the bank to dry out...This is what it usually looks like...
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    There are Barra (Barramundi) and turtles aplenty in these lakes and kids can go out their back door and drop a line in and catch their own Barra!
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    The Air Force is also getting a new replacement. Looks like the same rifle with different manufacturers.

    The Air Force is almost finished distributing nearly 1,500 new rifles to security forces, pararescuemen, Guardian Angels, and explosive ordnance disposal Airmen, the service announced April 16.

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    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is in the final phase of delivering the Squad Designated Marksmanship Rifle after procuring approximately 1,464 of the guns.

    The SDMR is a semi-automatic, 7.62x51mm-caliber rifle designed by Heckler & Koch, initially developed for the Army to give units the ability to engage targets precisely up to 600 meters away.
    For security forces performing base defense operations, it will replace the M24 Sniper Weapon Systems currently in use.

    For pararescuemen and Guardian Angels tasked with personnel recovery, it will replace the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Systems rifle. The SDMR will save Airmen five pounds in gear on missions.

    For explosive ordnance disposal technicians, the SDMR will be used to “to eliminate small munitions in their standoff munition disruption activities,” according to an Air Force release.

    “Being able to field one solution that can effectively achieve multiple missions epitomizes Air Force acquisition strategies and shows [Airmen’s] ability to adapt to any situation,” Matthew Hamer, head of AFLCMC’s Small Arms Program Office, said in a statement.

    The Army first began accepting deliveries of the SDMR in 2020 and is scheduled to finish fielding the new rifle by the end of 2023, with some 6,000 rifles being distributed.

    By comparison, the Air Force’s smaller order was fielded this year.

    The SDMR is the second rifle the Air Force has fielded in recent years. In 2020, the service finished delivery of 2,700 lightweight 7-pound, 5.56 mm rifles to be carried in an Airman’s ejection seat. Assemblable in roughly 30 seconds, that rifle was designed to hit man-sized targets at a distance of 200 meters.

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    Surprised it's not a bullpup design...I know the US was looking closely at a Bullpup weapon...What they have now looks mean and cool...Wanna see some (standard) sights on it though.
     
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    Two totally different systems. The XM5-XM250 are 6.8 SPC (6.8 x 43) chambered weapons. The 6.8mm SPC is an intermediate cartridge, developed in house by the US Army, giving enhanced performance over the 5.56 NATO and 7.62 x 39 cartridges. It has only minimally increased weight and recoil, while allowing for a similar round count in the same profile size magazine as the current 5.56 x 45 NATO. This allows for a comparable ammo loadout by weight, using existing pouches, and without the detrimental accuracy effects of the increased recoil found in the 7.62 x 51 NATO cartridge. The operating system is piston-based vs the direct impingement system used in the M16/M4.
    The article quoted on the Air Farce's new rifle muddies two different roles/applications. The M24 (current iteration M24E1/XM 2010) is a bolt gun intended for snipers. The M24-A1-A2-A3 were all chambered for 7.62 x 51 NATO, the M24E1 is chambered on .300 Winchester Magnum (7.62 x 67).
    The M110 was a development of the Knights Armory SR-25, chambered in 7.62 x 51 NATO and using a direct impingement operating system. It was intended to be employed by the spotter on sniper teams. Due to reliability and maintenance issues, it was replaced in 2016, by the M110A1 CSASS, which was based off the H&K G28/417, still chambered in 7.62 x 51 NATO, and offered a lighter more reliable weapon with a piston driven system. In April 2020, the US Army adopted the same, M110A1 rifle for its Squad Designated Marksmen Rifle (SDMR), which replaced its 5.56 SDMR and took delivery of between 5,000-6,000 through mid-2021. The Air Farce rifle is this second version, the M110A1/SDMR.
     
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    Wow I didn't know they exported so much food. I know the Ukraine was the bread basket of the Soviet union and Stalin stole a lot of land from farmers and made it government land.
     
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    It's funny there's a bunch of scifi movies where subs go down into deep ocean trenches. 20;/30 thousand feet plus but officially I read subs have gone to two thousand and unofficially 2500. I actually thought we had gone much deeper we have those submersibles but their actually deep sea diving bells and look like a sub but are not considered real submarines. Who knows some day maybe we will build a sub like seeview and dive to the bottom of the seas. The model for realism was 17 feet long
     
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    I used to love that show as a kid.

    Since you're a big modeler, check put this 57" version.

     
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    Downfall 1

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    Russian propaganda has lost it. He does not look like the usual himself. Too much vodka, caviar and dancing girls last night, Mr Puti??

     
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    kewl, ive been trying to figure out what method to use to mass produce my 144 ships. wood plug and fiber glass full mold using layered resin wood plug and sheet plastic heated and formed wrapped giant rtv mold maybe section molding. lol,doing this on internet ready tv wish we got the with keyboard or touch screen
     
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    playing with the tv kewl wwii searches on 60inch screen
     
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    watching youtube idiots running from cops most end up in horriffic cfashes . like so stupid most for just speeding, one dummy ran and wrecked for expired tags. i liked the judge who find the guy the cost of his pursuit think it was expensive dozens of police vehicles lol. gets crazy sometimees
     
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    looks rad my buddy got a mp5 hk airsoft its fun a fresh power pack shoots pells thru soda cans . hk dropped ties with the airsoft company. my bud got the last one with hk brand. id like to if they have an enfild the new bullpup i know there toys but looi kewl and fun and cheap shooting
     
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    Watched the flight channel on some C130 incidents. You would think the military would have there shit together, but have alot of accidents from poor training, maintenance and bad decisions, causing loss of equiptment and lives, so bad
     
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    While the military does have some accidents due to poor training, that is only a small portion. In the majority of those cases it's usually because required training was put off due to operational tempo and extended deployments. Unlike their civilian counterparts, they don't have the option of telling the political leaders, "sorry we can't do that right now". That is also one of the primary cause of maintenance issues, along with periodic budget shortfalls. Congress says you need to acquire this because yada, yada, yada, (lobbyists, constituent jobs, monetary kick backs) when you actually need spare parts. Or we need a carrier here, well never mind that we just got back from a deployment so I guess we'll put off our yard time. Our air groups aircraft had a high operational tempo on the last cruise and are reaching their max hours before their scheduled overhaul/replacement, but we'll just put it off, even though we know things will break at an increased rate. Or the MEU is told they need 18 amtracs for a deployment to the South China Sea because we need to show the flag because China is rattling their sabers again. The tracks need an overhaul because we just redeployed from Iraq where we were using them in combat. We have twelve that are good to go, but we'll need to scavenge the rest to come up with six more useable. They may each only have three of the four bilge pumps operational, but we can splash them, we should be OK IF nothing goes wrong.
    We flew from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to 29 Palms, California for a CAX (combined arms exercise) one time on a C-130. Part of the exercise was to rapidly deploy assets/components, by air, into an unimproved environment, combine the parts and conduct combat operations. It was necessary because the world situation was such we needed that capability and it doesn't pay to wait until you have to do it for real to see if you can do it. It required the use of a large percentage of our aircraft load carrying capability. As we were approaching the Rockies we were notified that one of the four engines had quit, a while later we were notified a second had to be shut down. We were told that was OK because theoretically we could stay airborne on one engine. We landed on a dirt, expeditionary airstrip that the engineers had recently cut out of the high desert, (they'd deployed into the high desert a day earlier with a ground combat security element and an expeditionary air control unit). We landed, married up with other units from all over and conducted the month long combat exercise. Part of the exercise included dropping 3,000 paratroopers from the 82d Airborne from 90 US Airforce cargo aircraft, into 29 Palms and nearby Fort Irwin, NTC. High winds on the drop zones led to four dead paratroopers and over 100 injured, at least 7 critically. (Actually, two paratroopers had canopy malfunctions, one was killed by a piece of airdropped heavy equipment, and one was dragged to death) I think it's pretty amazing that you have 90 large aircraft in limited airspace, simultaneously, dropping 3,000 paratroopers and tons of equipment and except for some freak gusting winds you can pull it off.
    The aircrew worked day and night during the exercise repairing the aircraft, in austere conditions in order to fly us back. When we got back they were nervous because the aircraft supposedly could stay airborne on one engine, but due to the altitude, heat (thin air), load and short airstrip all four engines were required to take back off.

    When my younger son was training up for a second Afghanistan deployment in Yuma, they had a helicopter accident. We saw it on the news and were worried for a couple days until he contacted us. They were flying at night, nap of the earth, in mountainous terrain similar to Afghanistan, using night vision devices which severely limit your depth perception. An AH-1W Super Cobra and a UH-1Y collided in mid-air killing seven Marines. There were a bunch of helicopters and V-22 Ospreys in the air that night. It's tragic but you have to train under hostile conditions, pushing the aircraft near operational envelope if you're going to fight a war. You could restrict the number of aircraft in the airspace, flying at higher altitudes, in daylight, under optimal; weather conditions and eliminate most accidents, but you wouldn't be prepared for war.

    In the vast majority of cases the military does have their shit together, they practice dangerous maneuvers, with big, heavy, dangerous equipment and lethal ordinance. Maybe the politicians, senior military officers and the American public should get their shit together and make sure that the military has sufficient spare parts and replacement equipment to meet the operational demands placed on them. Maybe, they cut back on the areas we're deployed, do we have to fix everyone's problems. Maybe we can get our politicians off China's payroll so our money doesn't finance their expansionist plans. Maybe, consumers quit buying Chinese made products so we don't have to keep our Navy forward deployed to counter China threatening their neighbors. Do we really need to have 160,000. US service personnel deployed to over 150 countries like we do at present?
     
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    Keep an eye on the Solomon islands at the moment…Australia has announced a ‘red line’ …The US has said shit will hit the fan if China builds a military base there…The current Prime Minister of the Solomon’s has said he doesn’t want a Chinese base there, but he won’t be Prime Minister forever…How naïve to think China won’t build one.
    Having said that…The US has a base in Australia and intends on extending that…So what China is trying to do is not out of keeping with the region as it is at the moment…Australia has to spend some bucks to keep the Pacific looking to Australia…Not China.
     
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    There's also been a number of accidents due to improper discipline. The accident with the b52 they say was due to a hotshot pilot that frequently broke flight rules but was never properly disciplined by his squadron commander or base commander. Both were put on suspension pending investigation. Also deadly accidents due to poor maint or lack of like the Catalina accident last year they say the aav7 was not even sea worthy but was not properly inspected a proper inspection would have had it pull out if service. I also thinks it's terrible about the jarhead motorcycle club for retired and active marines. They had a run with both the north and south chapters on the east coast and a truck pulling a trailer crossed into on coming traffic and killed seven and injured two. The president if the southern chapter was killed. Many Marines active and retired went to the crash site and set up a road side memorial. I pray for the families and hope they put that jerk driver in jail. However the feds want to deport him since he's not s citizen. So they deport him want kind of punishment is hst really like we deport lots of Mexicans and they show back up months later.
     
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    It is not always due to pilots. I read A long time ago that Bf 109 g had a tendency to run left during the speeding up to the sky which caused many kaputs for many green nosed pilots. You had to know this to have some rightward balance instead during take off or you had problems.
     
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    Yes the 109 had alot of probs due to the narrow wheel carraige as did the spit. Both had many wanting the plane reengineered to addess the problem but never waa . im kitgashin a coupl of 109s to see how it looks with gear like a 190 fold out not in
     
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    The wing is too thin for that...
     

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