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usaac-official · 2 days ago
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An F6F-5 of VF-28 takes off from USS Monterey (CVL-26) for strikes against Okinawa, 10 October 1944
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lonestarbattleship · a day ago
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Armor plate from USS Texas (1892) at the Illinois state fair in Springfield, sometime between September 17 to 25, 1915.
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I have not been able to find out what happened to this armor plate after the fair. Most likely it was scrapped.
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devildoggraphix · 19 days ago
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For the 13... They shall never be forgotten. 🇺🇸
Marines: Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31 Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25 Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23 Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22 Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23 Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22 Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20 Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20 Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20 Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20 Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20
Navy: Hospital Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak, 22
Army: Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23
Rest In Peace, warriors. You did your duty with the utmost courage and professionalism. Semper Fi.
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semperannoying · 5 months ago
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U.S. 7th Fleet conducting a show of force in the Pacific recently.
You know we had to flex in China.
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servopedes · 23 days ago
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August 26th, 2021. 11 Marines, 1 Navy Corpsman, 1 Soldier and 90+ Afghan civilians killed in terrorist attack.
Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Rest in peace, all of you.
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sgtgrunt0331 · 10 days ago
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Pictured from left to right: U.S. Marine Cpl. Hunter Lopez, U.S. Navy Corpsman Max Soviak and U.S. Marine Cpl. Daegan Page, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment while serving in Kabul, Afghanistan.
All three men lost their lives during the suicide bombing at the Kabul airport, on August 26, 2021.
Fair winds and following seas to these brave warriors and to their fellow service members who gave their lives to help protect and save others. Your sacrifice was not in vain and you will never be forgotten. Semper Fi. 🇺🇸
(Photo is courtesy of Max Soviak’s Instagram)
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greasegunburgers · 4 months ago
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Japanese Patrol Boat 39 sinking after being torpedoed by American submarine Seawolf, 23 Apr 1943; seen from Seawolf's periscope.
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spockvarietyhour · a month ago
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F-14 Tomcat launch off the deck of the U.S.S. Enterprise in “The Hunt for Red October” (1990)
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usaac-official · a day ago
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A Skyraider runs up its engine on USS Saratoga (CV-60)
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lonestarbattleship · 10 hours ago
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Sikorsky H-5 landing on the forward 16-inch gun turret of USS Missouri (BB-63) during the 1948 “Midshipmen’s Practice Cruise".
"Guard Mail, ship’s newspapers and personnel were exchanged via helicopter while the cruise squadron was at sea. Most exchanges, however, were made by 'hovering pick-up' in which the helicopter did not land but hovered over the deck."
Photograph filed on September 13, 1948.
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devildoggraphix · 2 months ago
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On June 28, 2005, 19 brave warriors gave their lives during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan. It was the most tragic day in Naval Special Warfare history and also devastated the U.S. Army's 160th SOAR. Godspeed to these brave men and their families.
SEAL Team: Lt. Michael P. Murphy Petty Officer Matthew Axelson Petty Officer Second Class Danny Dietz
SEALs: Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr. Petty Officer 2nd Class James E. Suh Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor Petty Officer Second Class Eric Shane Patton
160th SOAR Night Stalkers: Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III Maj. Stephen C. Reich Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell Chief Warrant Officer Chris Scherkenbach
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ex-frat-man · 9 months ago
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sgtgrunt0331 · 2 months ago
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U.S. Navy SEALs, Sr. Chief Petty Officer Dan Healy and Hospital Corpsman First Class Marcus Luttrell in Afghanistan.
This year marks the 16th anniversary of Operation Red Wings. Healy was one of nineteen men who lost their lives during the operation. They shall never be forgotten.
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armyboyappreciation · 2 months ago
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skyfire85 · 4 months ago
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-The mockup Bell D-188A in USAF markings. | Photo: Bell Aircraft
FLIGHTLINE: 157 - BELL D-188/XF-109/XF3L-1
The result of a joint USAF/USN request for a supersonic V/STOL fighter-bomber, the D-188A was canceled before progressing beyond a single mockup.
The genesis of the plane, known internally as Bell Model 2000, was in a 1955 joint request by the Air Force and Navy for a new V/STOL aircraft capable of Mach 2, which would act as a fighter-bomber for the USAF and a fleet defense interceptor for the Navy. The design was highly ambitious and unconventional, with a long fuselage mated to high, short wings that terminated in rotating nacelles holding two engines each. The aircraft would have six or eight J85 engines total depending on the model, four on the wings, two in the tail, and two more optionally in the forward fuselage for vertical thrust. The Navy model would also incorporate a bleed air system to enhance vertical lift and maneuvering.
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-Cutaway drawing of the six-engined D-188A variant. | Illustration: Bell Aircraft
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-A more simplified drawing of the eight-engined variant, showing the forward pair of lift jets and the vectoring of the aft nozzles for vertical or horizontal flight. | Illustration: Bell Aircraft
Armaments would have consisted of two or four 20mm cannons as well as an internal weapons bay and provisions for hardpoints on the wings for missiles, rockets or bombs, up to 4,000lbs total. Unrefueled combat range would have been 1,350 miles, with a ferry range of 2,300 miles.
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-Photo collage of the the D-188A mockup and concept art. | Illustration: Bell Aircraft
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-Concept art of the XF-109 in hover. | Illustration: Bell Aircraft
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-Bell artwork of a XF-109 undergoing (simplified) maintenance. Taking care of eight jet engines would have been challenging, especially under austere conditions. | Illustration: Bell Aircraft
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-Orthograph of the XF-109 in the 1960 configuration. | Illustration: G. De Chiara
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-Illustration of the XF3L showing the subtle differences in the empennage. | Illustration: G. De Chiara
The mockup was completed in December 1960, and was displayed in both USAF and Navy markings. By this point however, interest in the program had cooled, with first the Navy then the USAF dropping out by 1961. It's unlikely that the plane would have met the somewhat (okay, very) unrealistic performance goals as stated, so an operational D-188/A would likely have been slower, had less range, and/or carried less of a payload.
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-The D-188A mockup in US Navy markings and with the engine pods in VTOL position. | Photo: Bell Aircraft
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-The D-188A in XF-109 markings. The XF-109/XF3L mockup was a intriguing look at a future that was not to be. | Photo: Bell Aircraft
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greasegunburgers · 5 months ago
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On April 7, 1945, American aircraft destroyed the battleship Yamato off the coast of Okinawa during the Battle of the East China Sea. The Yamato was the largest battleship in the world at the time. (US Navy)
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usaac-official · 2 days ago
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(L-R) Actor Cliff Edwards; Lt (JG) John S. "Jimmy" Thach; actor Clark Gable; actor Wallace Beery; Lt (JG) Herbert S. Duckworth; and Lt (JG) Edward P. "Bud" Southwick pose next to an F8C-4 of VF-1B at NAS North Island, California, 16 September 1931
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