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Re: Use this topic for all posts for now.

Postby Capt. Bill on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:39 pm

I edited this topic and all new posts can be put under it.
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Postby Batman on Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:34 pm

Does anyone know if morale/working conditions in the field have improved since the start of Cold War 2.0?
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Postby TerrorOfTucson on Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:01 pm

Glad to see the Forums back on Alert Status! Thanks, Capt. Bill.
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Re: Use this topic for all posts for now.

Postby Capt. Bill on Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:07 pm

I didn't do it but was able to contact the site owner, not sure if he has tried to fix the problem with new topics but I did notify him about it.
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Postby Batman on Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:28 pm

Nuclear weapons transport truck rear ended in transit… but where was it going?
https://www.intellihub.com/nuclear-weap ... -it-going/
With word now out from Russia that Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered staff to prepare Russian citizens for a possible nuclear war, the 1st video below shows a very strange event – a U.S. nuclear weapons truck in transit in Great Falls, Montana gets rear ended by one of the US Military vehicles following behind it.


Now that it's Fall the nuts are starting to drop from the trees. You'll get a good laugh from this as you watch the loons use Common Core math to make 1+1=3.25.
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Postby TerrorOfTucson on Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:55 am

Batman, that should be 1+1=Pi, as Pi is irrational.

Changing subjects, yesterday I talked to some people from the Evergreen Air & Space Museum. They seemed to have reason to believe that they would not go down with the rest of Evergreen, that the museum would survive.
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Re: Use this topic for all posts for now.

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Tue Nov 10, 2015 3:14 am

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Postby Nou on Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:38 pm

The Navy gave everyone a show on Saturday and probably a bit more than they usually do. Check out this analysis of the footage: http://imgur.com/gallery/ylKYd/

The video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc0_wZat4nI

Very cool to see a bus do its thing up there. If it isn't OPSEC, does the Minuteman (or PK when it was still in service) do a PAM as well (if they were you know flying with multiple warheads still ;))?
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Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:20 am

Those look like the drawings I've seen about MIRVs and what's on YouTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... with+mirvs
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Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:22 am

All, have a good day and remember your Veteran friends and ex-crew members.
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Re: Use this topic for all posts for now.

Postby Nou on Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:23 am

TerrorOfTucson wrote:Those look like the drawings I've seen about MIRVs and what's on YouTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... with+mirvs


Never seen real footage of the bus doing its maneuvers in space. Seen CG simulations, seen re-entries, seen missiles going up of course, but to see the bus detach, then go through all the stages of warhead release is something I've never come across in the public.
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Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:57 pm

Think about it--how could that be done? The only way I see it is to have a camera in the first RV off the bus, to record the two real test RVs coming off (consider the problem of keeping the camera pointed at them), to have the camera and recording survive splashdown, and to retrieve it after. Can't likely have two birds launched simultaneously, with one dedicated to photography.
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Re: Use this topic for all posts for now.

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:01 pm

And THAT is unlikely to ever be released for public access.
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Re: Use this topic for all posts for now.

Postby Nou on Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:24 pm

Did you look at the links in my first post at all Terror? That is literally what the video is showing. It is taken from the ground, but because of the time the missile was launched, when it was down range it was catching the sun still. Because of that you can see the thruster plumes on the bus doing all of the maneuvers that it would do during warhead release. The Trident is very obvious when doing this because it does what is called Plume Avoidance Maneuvers (which the US Navy patented apparently http://www.google.com/patents/US5664742). If you skip to about 6 minutes in the video I linked above you can see the plumes from the bus thrusters rotating as it moves through 14 simulated warhead releases.
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Re: Use this topic for all posts for now.

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:57 am

I did, but I couldn't see that,

Given what happened in Paris, I'm going to watch "Casablanca" again (for the water).
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