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Posted: 11/23/2002 9:59:58 AM EDT
Here's the 82nd airborne in a C17 Globemaster getting ready to do what they do best. [;)] [img]www.dimensional.com/~mwluse/airborne.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:02:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:06:46 AM EDT
Have our divisions shrank that much?
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:09:09 AM EDT
Is it just me? They look scared.
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:17:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ar10er: Have our divisions shrank that much?
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Uh, I didn't mean to imply that this was the ENTIRE 82nd Airborne. [;)]
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:25:13 AM EDT
Awesome picture, two thumbs up!!
Originally Posted By SuperChicken: that looks like fun... maybe i should hold off on college and go play airborne for 4 years [:)]
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The stout of heart are always welcome! [:D]
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:25:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2002 10:55:23 AM EDT by ar10er]
Originally Posted By marvl:
Originally Posted By ar10er: Have our divisions shrank that much?
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Uh, I didn't mean to imply that this was the ENTIRE 82nd Airborne. [;)]
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Just checking. After all you typed [b]"Here's the 82nd airborne[/b] in a C17 Globemaster getting ready to do what they do best." Edited to say just kidding.[;)]
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:44:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 10:53:25 AM EDT
Superchicken, check your IM
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 11:08:45 AM EDT
WHATS THE WOMEN FOR ON THE RIGHT STANDING UP. ORAL SUPPORT, I MEAN MORAL SUPPORT
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 11:23:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 11:32:09 AM EDT
what the hell is a C17 Globemaster? i know what a C5a is, but that plane looks pretty damn big. how do the two compare? btw. outstanding pic! AIRBORNE! colt, out.
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 11:36:33 AM EDT
Wow look at that room.[shock] Wonder how many have to take a leak?
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 1:03:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 1:21:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By chainsawrich: WHATS THE WOMEN FOR ON THE RIGHT STANDING UP. ORAL SUPPORT, I MEAN MORAL SUPPORT
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LOL!!!!!!
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 1:22:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/23/2002 1:24:10 PM EDT by marvl]
Originally Posted By coltcarbine: what the hell is a C17 Globemaster? i know what a C5a is, but that plane looks pretty damn big. how do the two compare? btw. outstanding pic! AIRBORNE! colt, out.
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Here's some pics: [img]http://www.global-defence.com/images/airlft.jpg[/img] [img]http://aviation.about.com/library/graphics/c17a.jpg[/img] Specs: Primary Function: Cargo and troop transport Prime Contractor: Boeing Company Power Plant: Four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines Thrust: 40,440 pounds, each engine Wingspan: 169 feet 10 inches (to winglet tips) (51.76 meters) Length: 174 feet (53 meters) Height: 55 feet 1 inch (16.79 meters) Cargo Compartment: length, 88 feet (26.82 meters); width, 18 feet (5.48 meters); height, 12 feet 4 inches (3.76 meters) Speed: 450 knots at 28,000 feet (8,534 meters) (Mach .74) Service Ceiling: 45,000 feet at cruising speed (13,716 meters) Range: Global with in-flight refueling Crew: Three (two pilots and one loadmaster) Maximum Peacetime Takeoff Weight: 585,000 pounds (265,352 kilograms) Load: 102 troops/paratroops; 48 litter and 54 ambulatory patients and attendants; 170,900 pounds (77,519 kilograms) of cargo (18 pallet positions) Unit Cost: $180 million (FY96 constant dollars) Date Deployed: June 1993
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 1:28:42 PM EDT
excellent info marvl! i remember this plane now! it was still a prototype when i was in! (87-91) actually, it was in test flight phase when i last heard of it, i think that was around 89, not sure. after that, i went to panama and kind of forgot everything! that's a damn big plane!
Link Posted: 11/23/2002 2:23:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lordtrader:
Originally Posted By SuperChicken: that looks like fun... maybe i should hold off on college and go play airborne for 4 years [:)]
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Sounds like a plan. Hey you can go to college while you're there. They will pay up 75% of your tuition while you are in. Plus the GI bill when you get out. Its a good deal.
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Go ahead and do it, just don't go for the old "You can do college while you're in" thing. If you go airborne infantry, you'll be way too busy to do school, and if you do polish some knob and your chain of command lets you, then you're just f#$@ing your buddies who are taking up your slack while you're sitting in class. Not meaning to rant but I've seen too many kids show up planning on having time for classes and all, thinking they're gonna have their Bachelors after a three or four year enlistment or something. When they find out the truth it's "Man , that 's bullshit, screw this place " and all. So if you do join to "go play airborne" , do it for the right reason and remember your primary job is to kill selected heathens , not going to college.
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