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Here's the most expensive weapons system ever and all of its ammunition in one photo

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:05 PM
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Here's the most expensive weapons system ever and all of its ammunition in one photo

That is one sweet looking pic of that plane with it's loadout.

The article is light on content. However the image makes up for it.


edit on 4/28/2015 by semperfortis because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: grey580

It's a fancy way of saying gun pod. The B and C don't have an internal gun, so they carry a gun pod. They will only carry it on certain missions where it's required.


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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Its nice to see so much money being spent on how to kill other human beings.

What a backwards world we live in.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:18 PM
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a reply to: Shadow Herder

From the dawn of human history till now.

That will never change.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: grey580


…on track for "initial combat use" by September 2016.

Lol, expensive crater maker.

Isn't that role already fulfilled by numerous other platforms?

Since there isn't anything in the sky to shoot at the only other get involved option will be

pounding rubble…



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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a reply to: Shadow Herder

Yes, imagine where humanity might be today without the desire to wage war and kill each other:

The first stone tools were formed to kill prey (and likely other hominids, too)

The first woodworking was used to build bows, arrows, spears, and atalatls

The first metallurgy was developed to make those spears and arrows sharper and more deadly, as well as to make blades and swords, again, all for killing other people and things. That metallurgy evolved out of a need to make armor to protect from those new, metallic weapons.

Chemistry evolved out of a need to make Greek fire, gunpowder, and other destructive substances.

Newtonian physics evolved out of a desire to understand how trajectories worked, in order to make artillery that much more accurate.

Balloon aviation was invented to allow planners to better survey battlefields. The first Montgolfier balloons were more or less J-STARS 0.000001.

Industrial machining was invented to mass-produce guns, swords, and other weapons.

Modern medicine had it's genesis in a 18th, 19th, and 20th-century desire to minimize battlefield casualties in order to retain a numerical advantage in times of war. Thank that desire for modern infection management and trauma medicine, among other things.

Radio was developed so that battle lines and warships could communicate over the horizon and without having to rely on vulnerable signal balloons and telegraph lines.

Aircraft evolved into what they are out of a desire to improve their usefulness as weapons. You wouldn't have your 737 and "want to get away?" fares were it not for the B-47 and the B-52.

Post-relativity physics evolved by leaps and bounds out of a desire to first design nuclear weapons, and then to cram as much yield into as small of a warhead as possible.

Satellites and NASA wouldn't exist were it not for ICBMs

Computers as we know them today wouldn't exist were it not for a desire to more accurately guide those ICBMs

Even the Internet wouldn't exist were it not for a desire to control those ICBMs should radio communication be disrupted

But aside from all those things, what's war ever done for us?

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!




posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: grey580

I'm sorry, but I don't think there's anything "sweet" about expensive deadly weapons, especially in the hands of the most powerful and most aggressive nation in the world... Do you think that all the innocent "collateral damage" victims think these are sweet?



soulwaxer



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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????????????? Where is all the alien technology that the military said they possess (we are decades in advance of what people think we have) BS. I just see an updated jet plane. And that's not all it's ammunition it carries. That's all the ammunition in different formats it could carry.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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Its nice to see so much money being spent on how to kill other human beings.
a reply to: Shadow Herder
..... or to "protect" them. Depends on how you look at it. Peace.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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Sweeet!



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: soulwaxer
a reply to: grey580

I'm sorry, but I don't think there's anything "sweet" about expensive deadly weapons, especially in the hands of the most powerful and most aggressive nation in the world... Do you think that all the innocent "collateral damage" victims think these are sweet?



soulwaxer


Yes america is.
But we are also the largest givers of humanitarian aid in the world.

where do you live?



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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a reply to: grey580
I live in Belgium, population 11 million. We give more humanitarian aid than you do per head... Not that that has anything to do with it, it's all politics.

You have enough nukes to kill everyone on the planet 10 times over. How is that going to defend your country?

Oh, and maybe you should think about how valuable all those weapons were in defending you on 9/11, the only time your country was ever attacked on the mainland. Not one bullet was fired to prevent it.

Fail.

soulwaxer



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: grey580

I am surprised this isn't in drone form....Didn't we lose our balls and turn to droning recently? Who will fly this beast if a 17 year old hacker drinking red bull isn't controlling it from mommy's basement? Impressive either way! It will be a good human killer, like we need more but impressive none-the-less!



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: soulwaxer

So does Russia.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: soulwaxer
a reply to: grey580
I live in Belgium, population 11 million. We give more humanitarian aid than you do per head... Not that that has anything to do with it, it's all politics.

You have enough nukes to kill everyone on the planet 10 times over. How is that going to defend your country?

Oh, and maybe you should think about how valuable all those weapons were in defending you on 9/11, the only time your country was ever attacked on the mainland. Not one bullet was fired to prevent it.

Fail.

soulwaxer


I love belgium beer. st bernardus abt 12 is my fav.

as for 9/11. you know this is a conspiracy website right.
Someone let that happen.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:43 PM
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originally posted by: Obsrvr
a reply to: soulwaxer

So does Russia.

Yeah, and...?

Do you actually think that it makes any difference to your enemies if you have 5000 nukes or 10000? How childish. "Oh look, they only have 5000 nukes aimed at us, and we have 6000 aimed at them. We can win!!!" LOL

soulwaxer



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:43 PM
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Has one actually flown operationally?

Or does it sit around doing photo shoots?



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: bullcat

It hasn't reached IOC yet. They've flown thousands of hours so far though.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: grey580

We americans love Belgium. Flemish art, Good people, excellent martial artists (silat is big there), Intelligent laws....


But most importantly ... Chimay!!!!



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: soulwaxer

I merely pointed out that Russia has the same attitude. It's not unique to the US. One gets tired of the US bashing, particularly when other countries engage in similar conduct.

How do you feel about what Russia is up to?




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