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u/tinian_circus · 9 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

True stealth is "you fly over the radar and don't get picked up." They actually could do that back in the day. The F-117 project manager mentioned it, it's a great book.

...but that was 30 years ago. Over-the-horizon radars (which are long-wavelength) and other such still pick these things up, but not very precisely. But still enough to cue your air defense systems if you're on the ball.

That said they're optimized around the x-band, so it's a huge advantage during a dogfight with other fighters. There's lots of anecdotal stories of F-22s winning dogfights because no one gets a firm lock on them.

u/SrRoundedbyFools · 15 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

...I was complementing the sniper's position. I appreciate the sincere effort to point him out.

I read Red Circle as well as American Sniper. Both great books.

u/jay135 · 6 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Many of them are captured here in this photo book, however I never did buy that book because it was already pretty expensive a decade ago when I first found out about it.

Plaster's two other SOG books are great, though, and I highly recommend them:


u/LTmad · 2 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

I fucking love what SkunkWorks does. This book really made me want to try and become an aerospace engineer and potentially make it into Lockheed Martin. This stuff fascinates me, I just wish I was advanced enough in my education to understand most of it. In time, I will get there.

That book is also what gave me my always raging SR-71 boner.

u/[deleted] · 6 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Just finished the Skunk Works book and it was incredibly fascinating. I always want more pics of the SR-71. Beautiful bird.

u/Little_Metal_Worker · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

first of all, i would recommend reading Skunk Works by Ben Rich. if you really find the subject interesting, that book is fascinating.

as for the F-22, and mind you I'm certainly not an expert in stealth technology, but i can tell you that radar waves don't work like visible light. next, i can tell you that some of the techniques used to achieve stealth include skinning the plane in a radar transparent materials, sometimes with a copper mesh woven in to absorb the radar waves and then dissipate them in the form of heat. behind the radar transparent materials the inner structure would be designed in a way to reflect the radar wave away from their point of origin. all of this of course is the most basic level of stealth. but remember the US has been working on this tech for over 50 years now. anyway hope that helped you understand it a lil bit.

u/dahappybanana · 3 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

I just got done reading this book Warthog: Flying the A10 in the Gulf War and I highly, highly recommend it. Great book and gives a lot of insight into what the A10 was tasked to do.

u/Heavy_Octane · 8 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Inspired by true events that unfolded in Operation Anaconda, take a look at this book

u/VisualAssassin · 21 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Skunk Works is a fantastic read for anyone interested in the development of stealth flight.

u/Eskali · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

It is definitely a biased account but it's very digestible, if you want something with more depth but a lot harder to get through check out this. One of the problem's was the British army is too proud of their Northern Ireland performance and tried to directly transfer those skills to Iraq/Afghan without adjusting for local factors.

u/lighthaze · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

I guess more than that. Sadly my kindle isn't charged at the moment, but If you're interested you might want to have a look at this book:

They're flying the A-10A (which makes crossing the Atlantic even harder) but the first Chapter describes the ordeal pretty detailed. Including refueling during a Thunderstorm. At night. Under time pressure.

u/RC_5213 · 8 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

GRS protects CIA officers in dangerous environments.

In addition to Horse Soldiers, you might want to check out


13 Hours (About GRS)

88 Days to Kandahar

Not a Good Day to Die

The Only Thing Worth Dying For

You won't find much about modern CIA operations because they are classified.

u/ReluctantParticipant · 3 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Read the book Skunk Works. It's fascinating and will answer all your questions about the F-117.

u/Setitimer · 3 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Sea Harrier over the Falklands, by Sharkey Ward. Not just for the GR.3 and FRS.1 performance in the conflict itself, but for the evaluations in the late 70s / early 80s in which Harriers got the better of USAF F-15s among other types.

u/BankNasty · 4 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Pretty sure it's actually this Muzzle Cover / Muzzle Cap (Black) 5-Pack

We used these all the time in iraq. Get into a firefight and they either shoot off or the round punches a hole through them. Tape would just leave residue and wouldn't be as effective.

u/ChewbaccaSlim426 · 2 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

The M-40 is built off of a Remington model 700 (basically). If I’m not mistake the M-40 nomenclature referred to a specific model that Remington made at the time, the model 40x, which was a target/varmint rifle. The Marines also had Winchester model 70s, which is what Carlos Hathcock carried for a time. Not sure if the original M40 was 7.62, but in the book , the model 70 that Hathcock carried was in 30.06.

u/305FUN · 4 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

> I want to read his book. Is there one or would it just be full of redactions?

just released a few days ago.

u/Leperouskhan · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

King of the Killing Zone by Orr Kelly if you really want more information about the development. It's a surprisingly good read.

u/Dug_Fin · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

> Don't many other nations possess advanced Russian SAMs that could easily take out a U-2?

Sure, but the specific mission the U-2 and SR-71 were built for was mapping overflights of the Soviet Union. The U-2 is still valuable for a variety of aerial recon missions, but we no longer need to violate hostile airspace when we use it. They claim satellites have supplanted the SR-71, and while that claim is dubious in many regards, the mapping of hostile territory mission has definitely been shifted to satellite assets.

Skunk Works is a good book on the subject. It's the autobiography of Ben Rich, one of the engineers of the SR-71 and the head of the Skunk Works after Kelly Johnson retired. Lots of detail on the early cold war stuff that spurred the development of these two remarkable aircraft.

u/pandaburr1 · 2 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

the tape on the flashlight to keep IR cover from coming off. not 100% what its holding on, but im assuming the tape on the IR designator is also holding on some sort of cover. The tape on the muzzle is possibly for keeping sand out of the barrel. 1st round punches through the tape. Usually they are thin plastic covers, but maybe he didnt have any available.

edit: that or he has tape on their to direct all muzzle blast forward and prevent kicking up too much dirt... who knows.. personally wouldnt use tape but you do what you can i guess? hahah

u/mackalack101 · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

That depends entirely on how you define "better tank" - if you compare the tanks at the tactical level - platoon or company level engagements - sure, Tigers usually came out ahead. However, that changed as the T-34's were upgraded to the T-34/85 with an improved gun that could penetrate the Tiger's armor, from farther than the earlier 76mm gun. And Soviet crews gained experience and better training as the war went on.

Additionally, if you examine the strategic effectiveness of the two tanks, that's when things start to weigh heavily in the T-34's favor. You have to look at it as a numbers game, basically. I'd roughly estimate that a T-34/85 (like the one pictured above), had probably 85% of the combat effectiveness of the Tiger 1. But when that T-34/85 costs only, say, 30-40% of the resources it takes to make a Tiger 1, then that math does NOT work in favor for a country with very limited industrial capacity like Germany.

And that's not to mention all of the horrific reliability and mobility problems that the Tiger 1 faced. It was under-powered and its drivetrain was critically overstressed, leading it to regularly break down and require many precious spare parts and man hours. You can have the best tank in the world, but if it can't get to the battlefield and fight, its just a big waste of fuel, parts, and manpower.

If you're interested in a first-person perspective on the Tiger vs the T-34, I highly recommend Tigers in the Mud by German tank ace Otto Carius.

u/DarkEagle205 · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

For $50, you can have a massive paperweight.


u/Taldoable · 14 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

I seem to recall, in Ben Rich's book "Skunk Works", more engine wasn't enough. They had to use the computer to constantly manipulate the control surfaces to keep the thing in the air.

u/leadfoot323 · 1 pointr/MilitaryPorn

Targets of opportunity (i.e. helicopters). The Warthog actually got a couple of kills during the Gulf War. I'd definitely suggest this book if you're interested in learning more.

u/DEMAG · 12 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

This isn't per say a Yard unit, it's a RT unit. SOG had teams called Recon Team ****, mainly named after states like RT Idaho, RT Nevada. They would usually consist of 2 DOD Special operators, a 1-1 and 1-0(Team leader) and a squad element of Montagnards. They carried no insignia and commonly carried foreign weapons to keep up anonymity.

Source, SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam by John L. Plaster.

Note the D-Rings near the shoulders. Referred to by Plaster that is the early iteration of the SPIE Rig. They used those to hook onto a line to exfil from a shitty LZ.

u/Skunk_Wolf · -1 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Those tanks are dead if they move within range. If the artillery or attack choppers don't get them first. MRLS can throw down cluster munitions that will quite nicely penetrate the roof armour of most AFV's. Air superiority is the gamble, and NATO is throwing loaded dice.

Read "King of the Killing Zone" by Orr Kelly. If you want to know why Soviet/Russian tank design is garbage. The M1, Leopard 2, Challenger 2, LeClerc, are all designed to eliminate them. Less fantasy, more reality.

u/hwillis · 2 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

The director on the f117, Ben Rich wrote a book about his time in Skunkworks. The f117 was incredible. It was actually made possible by a Russian academic paper! They had a hell of a time translating it, and then they had to build a computer program to do the first radar signature simulations to actually design the thing. Even today it's the stealthiest thing flying because it sacrificed absolutely everything to be as undetectable as possible. The aerodynamics are hell and the engines are choked by huge baffles. Even the cockpit is uncomfortable to keep radar from getting in. No visibility and it was computer controlled way before its time because it was uncontrollable otherwise.

But that little thing is hard to see. The first tech demonstrator they designed was a small model that sat on a pole a short distance away from a radar antenna. It didn't even show up. It has to be measured with special equipment in a controlled environment... and the full-scale plane was even less visible.

u/dontbedick · 108 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Dude, he did all kinds of shit. This general being perhaps the most famous. He also saved a whole bunch of comrades from a burning vehicle, becoming severely burned in the process over 43% of his body, and still managed to eventually precision shoot again.
He engaged in a sniper duel in which he shot the enemy through the eye, through his scope, because they were looking right at each other. He killed a female sniper known as Apache, who was infamous for her penchant for torturing US servicemen. He won the Wimbledon Cup before he went to Vietnam. He was just generally a singular force to be reckoned with. There's more, but I haven't read his biography in a long time. It's Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills. Less than $5 on Amazon.

Forgot one, he was at one time credited with the longest range sniper kill in the world, using a Browning M2 that had its cyclic rate slowed to allow for single shots.