During the training of Patton's troops in WWII, near Palm Springs, they set
two world records one night. They had the largest numbers of paratroopers
jump at night. And they jumped into the largest cholla forest in the WORLD.
Casualties were estimated at 80%.
I've quail hunted in southern Nevada where there is a lot of it. They call
it "jumping cactus" because no matter how careful you are, you can get stuck
by it. It doesn't really "jump"............ or does it?
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On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:05:33 -0500, " email@example.com"
These days they would have air support that would keep everyone's head
down. That was the other plane that was impressive. An AC-130H
"Spectre" would have people digging their fox hole a little deeper.
Would that be the famous "Son of Puff the Magic Dragon?" I know a version
of that song that's way too politically incorrect to post here. The last
time I posted it I got cut to pieces even though it's an equal opportunity
offender of a song. I know the original Puffs were already long in the
tooth when they were used in the Vietnam war - I believe the Puffs were
built on the military version of the DC-3. I've seen footage of gunships
like the Spectre taking out entire city blocks in seconds. The
Panama/Noriega business, IIRC. Gotta love those miniguns. Talk about your
unique sounds. Designed and made by that tax cheat, GE! (-:
The only thing I've seen that's more impressive were tests of the stacked
bullet array guns called "MetalStorm" with firing rates in excess of 1
MILLION rounds per minute. Targets just disappear in a puff of smoke. Talk
about a "hail of bullets."
Good illustrations but too concerned with ethics. (-: That author merely
confirms the amazing lethality of these new guns by writing:
"Metal Storm military technology is too powerful to be classified as a
conventional weapon. While it only fires bullets, and does not unleash
biological, chemical, or radioactive toxins, it is still a technology that
is currently too powerful to be used for military applications."
I'll take "too powerful" over "not powerful enough" for OUR military weapons
any day. The large array metalstorm guns make a sound unlike anything
you've ever heard. Imagine the angriest beehive in the world and multiply
by 100,000. I've seen a troop carrier loaded with crash test dummies just
vanishing into a cloud of confetti. It's almost like a military Cuisinart
set to puree the enemy. Looks nothing like a conventional gun and more like
those black monoliths from the movie "2001." As you can imagine, DoD is
*very* interested in this technology, especially for defeating (shredding)
I live within a few miles of Stewart International Airport (SWF). Also
stationed there is the 105th ANG with 13 C-5A Galaxies that have flown
over my house since I moved here in 1984. Unfortunately, the giant C-5As
are to be replaced by 8 of the smaller C-17s this Summer. I will miss
those big birds as they floated overhead looking like they were doing 30
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