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WOW! U.S AirForce takes out 1000 targets in one pass!

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posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:19 PM
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Originally posted by CALGARIAN



In World War II, it could take up to 30,000 bombing runs over a period of weeks to destroy a thousand ground targets. On Monday in North Carolina, the U.S. Air Force’s 4th Fighter Wing hit 1,000 targets in a single sweep, using just 70 or so Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles capable of dropping large numbers of small, smart munitions. Estimated time of destruction: a couple hours.


www.wired.com...





Wow. I wonder what top Iranian, or even Russian or Chinese, Airforce Generals think about this "war-game"?


What a beautiful photo

SnF




posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:22 PM
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yeah pretty much don't doubt you at all i think the purpose of the drill in the first article was to simulate a stealth attack on the united states and how we can currently do it if we were attacked but it would cost us



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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Don't believe everything you read put out by ANY government agency - especially the DoD. During the Vietnam War I was a PA officer for the Navy and more than half the sh*t we cranked out every day was bogus disinformation and frankly we were damn good at it too. Not only did we fool all the major TV networks withour propaganda and success stories but more than alf of the troops as well. It is a morale booster as much as to confuse and intimidate the enemy. The claim of so many targets without documentation and "damage assessment photos" is plain BS guys.



posted on Apr, 30 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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If you have ever seen a AC130H Spectre or a AC130U Spooky at work 1000 targets in one pass is nothing.
media.photobucket.com...
www.ac-119gunships.com...

With a AC130 all you need is a target rich environment



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by ANNED
If you have ever seen a AC130H Spectre or a AC130U Spooky at work 1000 targets in one pass is nothing.
media.photobucket.com...
www.ac-119gunships.com...

With a AC130 all you need is a target rich environment
But without air support, in a hostile environment, that AC-130 is nothing but a nice fat target. An F-15/E or an F-22 can do both, albeit on a smaller scale. In the Navy, I was the Plane Captain for 3 F/A-18 Hornets, and have worked on a variety of aircraft from a DC-10 to a C-130 as an Electronics specialist. The warfare packages these things carry, especially the F15 and F22 are amazing.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by ManFromEurope
You may replace "targets" (what a friendly little word!) with "1% armed enemies, 99% unarmed civilians". Thats more like the truth, I fear.


Of course, you have your statistics backwards...

But, if you prefer, we could go back to the good old days of the carpet bombing of Dresden...where the intent was to target and kill every unarmed civilian in the city. If we managed to take out a few enemy soldiers, some military hardware, while we were at it - bonus!

The way we wage war now in the West is as close to antiseptic as it has ever been. We spend billions of dollars developing and deploying high-precision weapons systems specifically designed to hit military targets only. We employ rules of engagement that put our own troops at risk, to ensure the safety of innocent bystanders.

So, in short, give your head a shake.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 06:36 AM
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The US Military is very adept at small long term wars such as Iraq and Afghanistan, Or it can fight a short major war. But it is not set up to fight a protracted major war.
B2 Bombers require 100 Hours of maintenance for each hour of flight, Advanced helicopters and tanks require much higher maintenance than their foreign counterparts. USAF jets are Delicate compared to Russian, Chinese and European Fighter aircraft. The initial strikes will produce US victories in battle, but as the war grinds on US military is not set up to replace equipment quickly, maintain them efficiently or absorb retaliatory strikes that will be coming from opponents. The US will be forced to resort to Nuclear weapons to avoid military loss, and then resulting nuclear retaliation will seal US fate.

Unfortunately inventory of spare parts are kept very low to reduce cost and relying on JIT supply chains, the US military procurement system is a nightmare to work with and results in large amounts of counterfeit and sub par components supplied for high technology equipment. When some of these aircraft, missiles, rockets, and other high technology equipment is tested under large scale war conditions the outcomes will not reflect war game scenarios, but reality of a decades long emphasis on super technology at the expense of basic Military fundamentals.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 07:41 AM
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Originally posted by Jameela
There are almost 7 billion people in the world... there are 300 million of you... someday those 7 billion will get sick of being told how to live, sick of being bombed and attacked, sick of being your slaves, and weapons will no longer matter...

Maybe you all should think occasionally.




Yes, we should think.

A numerical analysis reveals that we have 535 senators and congressmen. The active players in the office of the president include the president and vice-president (discounting the royal entourage of around 450 people and czars). So, it appears that we have around 537 politicians. I believe I could prove to a jury that these politicians "represent" the 1%. So the equation boils down to 537 politicians representing 3 million that are looting the world. But ...... we have to look deeper because these combined politicians and elite are no longer content to raid, loot and pillage foreign lands, they have declared common Americans to be the "enemy".

Now .... for the sake of argument ..... if the Air Force could take out 1000 targets in a single pass, then perhaps cleaning up Washington ought to be possible with just a half pass?



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 07:48 AM
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Don't worry, the US would never send these planes to a real enemy, they aren't brave enough to fight a real enemy, that's why you wage your wars against innocent people, and why you get humiliated by farmers with rusty AK47's, and the Vietnamese, or any other people in your paltry military history. Even from day one, it was the French who won you your independence.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 07:52 AM
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Golly jee, that's just great! Hip Hip Horraay! Look mom and dad at what the guvment did with all the money they stole from us! We got people living in cardboard boxes, living on the street and millions of people out of work but we can blow millions in bullsh$t war games, are you freakin people for real? AND YOUR APPLAUDING THIS! Maybe you may want to take a step back and objectively examine the situation and see it for what it is...if you are a working class person...they are stealing from you...time to stop being a slave and demand your rights as a sovereign human being. PEACE.
edit on 26-5-2012 by HEYJOSE because: Just exercising my right as a FREE HUMAN BEING!



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by Citybig
Don't worry, the US would never send these planes to a real enemy, they aren't brave enough to fight a real enemy, that's why you wage your wars against innocent people, and why you get humiliated by farmers with rusty AK47's, and the Vietnamese, or any other people in your paltry military history. Even from day one, it was the French who won you your independence.


Simply put, sir or madam, the only reason that the American military gets "humiliated by farmers with rusty AK47's" as you put it, is because they exercise restraint. When the insurgencies began after the military victories in Iraq and Afghanistan, they could have quite easily put those down through the application of blunt and brutal force.

Much the same way that Saddam Hussein and Mullah Omar had done with those populations...it is not rocket science. But they chose not to use the tools of war to crush the general population...instead to invest their time, money and energy in engaging in nation-rebuilding (whilst they took casualties from the insurgencies).

And when I say "they", I mean Americans, Canadians, Brits, French and other coalition forces.

And...in the same way...quite frankly, the U.S. could have ended the conflict in Vietnam in about 3 1/2 hours if they had wished too.

"They aren't brave enough to fight a real enemy" ??? Hmmm...well, name one that they are not "brave enough" to fight. If push comes to shove, I will put American / Canadian / Australian / British / French / German / Israeli / etc. technology, equipment, firepower and balls up against any foe.



posted on May, 26 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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Originally posted by Jameela
There are almost 7 billion people in the world... there are 300 million of you... someday those 7 billion will get sick of being told how to live, sick of being bombed and attacked, sick of being your slaves, and weapons will no longer matter...

Maybe you all should think occasionally.



It's far less than 300 million people. Your beef shouldn't be with the American People. They're innocent. Obedience is all they know. Your beef is with the Puppet Masters. The elite Few. There's less than 500 of these people and America is not all that they control.
edit on 26-5-2012 by swoopaloop because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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Originally posted by Jameela
There are almost 7 billion people in the world... there are 300 million of you... someday those 7 billion will get sick of being told how to live, sick of being bombed and attacked, sick of being your slaves, and weapons will no longer matter...


Oh that,s right, because every country is opposed to everything we do.



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:34 AM
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what is this compared to what the russians are packing lolz zombie rayguns ftw



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by ManFromEurope
You may replace "targets" (what a friendly little word!) with "1% armed enemies, 99% unarmed civilians". Thats more like the truth, I fear.




Geez, IQs here just keep dropping.

Yeah, the AF is trained to hit the civilians first.




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