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AH-1W combat footage from Iraq

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Slater, Nov 27, 2005.

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  1. Slater

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    Off the cuff, I'd say each shot went exactly where aimed.

    BUT

    I don't think the gun is stabilized and it is a moving helicopter. I would think a hover would be even MORE unstable than one doing a strafing run. Also, that 20mm is primarily an anti-vehicle weapon, it just works on people real good.
     
  3. Scarface

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    Many years ago, I was Scarface 48, flying the Marine's first Cobra, the G model, in Viet Nam. Everything we shot back then was ballistic. Even so, we would work right up to about 20 meters from the friendly lines when we had to scrape the VC or NVA off our people.

    These shots show a quantum leap in sight technology and guidance. Nice.

    Be Well,

    Scarface
     
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    Those look like little puffs of dust from the cannon fire... but I bet it's like all hell breaking loose if you are down in it! :evil:

    G
     
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    Yes, 'tis better to give than to receive! For sure!!
     
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    Nice war-porn....:rolleyes:

    Comes complete with angry soundtrack, moral authority movie sound-bite to appeal to the products of pop culture and a "greatest hits" collection of enemy deaths thereby proving our superiority.

    The string-pullers should hire the guy that put this together....
     
  8. Slater

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    Yeah....cool ain't it.
     
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    Now you see em, now you don't!
    Jim
     
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    It seems the link is gone.

    Too bad!
     
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    Yes, the 20mm is considered an "Area" weapon along with the 2.75" rockets. The TOW and Hellfire are the precision "Point" weapons.

    I miss the Cobra. Seeing vids like this one really bring back some memories.

    DAWGS! Why do we? Because we can! (if you know what that means, HOOAAHH!) :evil:
     
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    anything on full-auto is an area weapon, really. My lil M60 is meant to produce a beaten-zone, not hit one specific spot.
     
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    Ooo. Nice. Even has a nice Pulp Fiction audio clip.
     
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    I forget what Du Hast means, but it and that clip were made for each other.
     
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    Pretty unaccurate gun shooting there.

    Wanna see some serious gun action?

    Pull up some A-10 videos and you'll enjoy them for sure. ;)
     
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    Du hast = You have.

    Auf Deutsch.
     
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    At some point in that footage, I thought I heard somebody say 'Son, make that thing go AWAY'...and it went away.
     
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    Those little 2.75 rockets are pretty damn cool. I never realized that they don't fly in a straight line.
     
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    In this particular case, since the US-English language does not have a letter to translate directly with 'ß' (es-set), 'st' is used in its place. The German word is actually haß.


    Du
    Du hast
    Du hast mich

    You
    You hate
    You hate me
     
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    You hate me (what what) ?

    That's the part I can't pick out.
     
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    It's supposed to be ambiguous whether it's "you have me" or "you hate me" in the song (they are pronounced, but not spelled, the same way), but at the end of the chorus it resolves it by saying "du hast mich gefragt" or "you have asked me".
     
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    They're doing a lot better against insurgents than they did against actual coherent military forces in the first Gulf War.
     
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    Oh, what the hey...

    Going back to college German here...

    I believe the lyrics are:

    Du hast mich gefragt und Ich hab' nichts gesagt

    Or,

    You asked me and I said nothing.

    The German word for hate just doesn't make sense in the context of the rest of the phrase.

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    According to the lyrics on the CD liner, it's "hast" or have.
     
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    Uh, did you listen to the English version done by Rammstein?
     
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    Nope. Didn't know there was an English version.
     
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