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    Posted: 23 Jul 2017 at 05:54
US Miltary Forces have recently joined Australia in Operation Talisman Sabre, watched keenly by a Chinese Electronics Spy Ship close by Australian Territorial waters.

Among US Forces, was a Battle Group led by the USS Ronald Reagan, and what a sight to make a man's heart miss a beat.

And, hopefully, scare the crap out of Kim Jun Un.LOL

Photo from http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-23/uss-ronald-reagan-arrival-into-brisbane/8735616


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I think that most of the other ships are to set up 'screens' around the carrier.  I wonder how they're set up when they're not just steaming.  I wonder if submarines are used too.
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As I understand it, the major role of the battle fleet is to protect the carrier, while attacking nominated targets.

I believe that there are usually two submarines in advance of the carrier, but, naturally, the US Navy will not comment on that.

But what a stirring sight!
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Another sigh to make a man's pulse quicken. 
The M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank.

This 60 ton $USD8 million monster, powered by a Honeywell Turbine engine has been the mainstay of the US, and allied countries heavy armour for decades.

Up close, the power of the engine throbs through ones body, giving just a small indication of it's power.

If I was a baddie, I'd hate to see this guy coming.
For more info in firepower etc-see  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_Abrams





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Yep! To hear a flight of these bad boys headed your way means only one thing-there's gonna be a game of whoop ass very soon and some bad guy's gona suffer.

Often a saviour of ground troops who're in trouble, why wouldn't they by a sight to behold?


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I am sure that 100 years ago, someone probably said the same thing about a Sopwith Camel.  (and for that time, it was true too!)

But if any plane deserves the glory for achieving ground support, it is the A-10 Warthog.  Very tough, and the descendant of Vietnam's Puff, the Magic Dragon.

I am not sure that it is a good idea to glorify weapons of war too much.  I fully agree that they are amazing pieces of machinery, especially in an age where everything seems to have a built in expiration date, so that industry can sell more.  There is a kind of purity to weapons as tools, they are good at one thing, and they are amazingly good at that.  But, when we glorify too much, the question is, will we be tempted to use them when we don't need them?
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Originally posted by franciscosan franciscosan wrote:

I am sure that 100 years ago, someone probably said the same thing about a Sopwith Camel.  (and for that time, it was true too!)

But if any plane deserves the glory for achieving ground support, it is the A-10 Warthog.  Very tough, and the descendant of Vietnam's Puff, the Magic Dragon.

I am not sure that it is a good idea to glorify weapons of war too much.  I fully agree that they are amazing pieces of machinery, especially in an age where everything seems to have a built in expiration date, so that industry can sell more.  There is a kind of purity to weapons as tools, they are good at one thing, and they are amazingly good at that.  But, when we glorify too much, the question is, will we be tempted to use them when we don't need them?

 
Quote I am not sure that it is a good idea to glorify weapons of war too much.
You're entitled to your opinion, but I started this post with our fighting men in mind, and I make no apologies for that.



How's this then?
The brave men and women of the Medical Corps who battle daily through long hours to save the lives of injured troops.
These people add to the morale of fighting troops, just knowing that they're there when needed, and when being CASEVAC'd in, WHAT A SIGHT TO BEHOLD?
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