Saturday, July 22, 2006

C-130 helicopters. 
I SAAAAAAAAAIIIIID, we got C-130 freakin' HELICOPTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too much, man.

Think we could use a few more vets in newsrooms?

I think so.


(Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader)

Not to mention calling 155mm arty. rounds "missiles".
And mobile atry. pieces are tanks to the media.

Now the C-130 Helicopters. I never saw one go strieght up but I did see one come streight down, Does that count.

They "along with the idiots in congress" also call my semi-auto hunting rifle a military assault weapon.

Liberal Education must make you really stupid.
Here's another. Yesterday two Fox newscasters walking around amidst a bunch of APCs calling them Merkovas.
Um, link? 'Cause the Merkavas have these hatches on the back that make them look an awful lot like APCs from the rear. They're about one-third-of-the-way to being APCs anyways, what with that rear hatch.

Also, there are Merkava-based armoured ambulances and the Givati Brigade has some sort of Merkava-based APCs in limited numbers. At least according to Wikipedia.
The Merkava is a hybrid vehicle. Essentially, it is a main battle tank, but with a troop compartment in the rear. Very impressive vehicle, which can kill you in a lot of ways.

If there is any doubt as to whether it ought to qualify as a main battle tank, the main gun on the Mk 3 is 120mm, which is the same caliber as that on on the M1A2 Abrams.
Here is the C-130 helicopter, right here:


Using an adaptation of its same technology, GBA is offering a gyroplane solution to meet the US Army’s need for a vertical take-off and landing heavy lift transport. GBA’s concept was originally in response to a Department of Defense study contract announced in 2003 to examine different concepts for meeting the Army’s need for an Advanced Maneuver Transport (AMT). In July of 2005, GBA joined the Georgia Institute of Technology Team in a Joint Heavy 4 Lift Proposal for the US Army. The GBA Heavy Lift GyroLifter concept is based on the successful flight characteristics of the Fairey Rotodyne. The proposal, extensively researched by Georgia Tech, was not, regrettably, awarded one of five contracts worth roughly $3 million for Concept Design Analysis development. However, in the debriefing by Army and NASA personnel following the decision, we were encouraged by the reception our proposal had received and by the potential for future participation in the project. The proposal called for using a C130 Hercules as a test vehicle, fitting it with a tip-jet powered rotor designed by the Team. GBA continues to promote the gyrodyne concept and is pleased to have had the support of Georgia Tech, Shafer Corporation and Dancila LLC. Lockheed Martin, manufacturer of the Hercules, and Rolls-Royce, manufacturer of the engines in the C130 had pledged support had the proposal been chosen.
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