The Jackal, designed by Supacat brought in by the MoD to replace the Land Rover Wold WMIK and Snatch Land Rover, which had been described as ‘mobile coffins’ because of their vulnerability to IED’s and lack of weaponry. The Jackal made up for this by having reinforced plates under the driver and around wheels, with a V - shaped hull to absorb impact from explosives. It can also pack a variety of weapons such as a 40mm grenade launcher and a variety of machine guns.
6:39 pm • 14 December 2012
The Antonov 225 is the biggest plane in the world. With a capacity of 200 tonnes +, before the very first takeoff, the pilot said: ”I am going to die flying this, it will not get off the ground.” However, when it did it made aeronautical history.
7:16 am • 31 March 2012 • 7 notes
It is good to know, that even though soldiers are trained to kill, they are also trained to rebuild and help local communities. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Wayne Teegardin, from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, 478th Civil Affairs Battalion, off-loads lumber for Djiboutians whose homes were destroyed by a fire. There are still some nice souls out there.
2:17 pm • 29 February 2012 • 3 notes
The RPG - 7, original designs intended it to be a hand held anti tank grenade. I heard a story that sometimes, when the taliban fire the RPG at Humvees etc. the RPG sometimes does not explode and simply bounces off the Humvee without detonating.
7:20 pm • 24 February 2012 • 2 notes
You play Call of Duty?
You MUST know EVERYTHING about guns.
7:03 pm • 24 February 2012 • 4 notes
A Humvee that was hit by a 30kg bomb. IED’s range in size from 5kg (able to blow limbs off soldiers) to 30kg bombs, which can have devastating affects. Taliban have even started to put bombs in walls which are aimed to decapitate soldiers.
6:32 pm • 24 February 2012 • 16 notes
A Patriot Missile being launched. I often think these things as a sign of excellence or beauty, even though their intentions may not be.
5:11 pm • 21 February 2012 • 25 notes
I recently read a book, that was about the lack of IED (Improvised Explosive Device) Defusers in Afghanistan. The Bomb Defusers that are there are heavily overworked, heavily pressured and have the most dangerous job in the world, defusing bombs hidden by Taliban. The man in the picture is Staff Sargent Olaf Schmid - he defused over 70 bombs in Afghanistan - a record. He died from being blown up by an IED and was awarded the George Cross. His fellow soldiers believe that Olaf was overworked, stressed and tired which led him to a preventable end. I just thought that we should give a minute of thought and praise to any other Bomb Defusers currently in service, and may God be with them.
5:02 pm • 21 February 2012