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capta 09-22-2013 09:32 PM

Excessive force?
 
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Perhaps the CG is using a tiny bit of excessive force on PFD enforcement?

Ziaduck 09-22-2013 10:10 PM

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Nope, that's a PFD delivery device....

MarkofSeaLife 09-22-2013 10:15 PM

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I think the Iranian navy was sent a message.

contrarian 09-22-2013 11:23 PM

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Looks like Warship Warrior is on the prowl again :D

SlowButSteady 09-23-2013 01:34 AM

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Kids and photoshop....

Seaduction 09-24-2013 06:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by capta (Post 1092374)
Perhaps the CG is using a tiny bit of excessive force on PFD enforcement?

This is the text that accompanied the photo:
The U.S. Air Force proved this month that laser guided bombs can, in fact, hit moving targets at sea when dropped from supersonic bombers like the B-1B Lancer.

On Sept. 4, a B-1 from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron took off from Dyess Air Force Base bound for the Gulf of Mexico. Their goal was to better understand and improve their maritime strike capabilities while using a laser guided 500-pound bomb GBU-54, as well as 500 and 2,000-pound joint direct attack munitions.

capta 09-24-2013 06:30 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Seaduction (Post 1093262)
This is the text that accompanied the photo:
The U.S. Air Force proved this month that laser guided bombs can, in fact, hit moving targets at sea when dropped from supersonic bombers like the B-1B Lancer.

On Sept. 4, a B-1 from the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron took off from Dyess Air Force Base bound for the Gulf of Mexico. Their goal was to better understand and improve their maritime strike capabilities while using a laser guided 500-pound bomb GBU-54, as well as 500 and 2,000-pound joint direct attack munitions.

Yeah, I do know the back story on the pic, which was not photo shopped, to the best of my knowledge.
It just seemed a bit of insight into our future dealings with the CG, as it seems they are getting more militant by the day.

TakeFive 09-24-2013 06:40 PM

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It has to be Photoshopped. Notice that the bow spray is fuzzy because of its motion, but the missile is perfectly sharp . I cannot believe that the bow spray is moving faster than the missile.

Seaduction 09-24-2013 06:58 PM

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Here's the link to the story. Its a USAF photo.
Pirate Boats Can?t Hide From ?Murica?s Laser-Guided Bombs | gCaptain ? Maritime & Offshore News

chucklesR 09-25-2013 09:52 AM

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USCG has nothing to do with this.

USAF is finding a role (i.e. funding source) for the B-1s, nothing to see here folks.


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