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Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 19-12-2017, 23:12:24 »
The Chilean military released a similar strange video about a year ago.

Chilean video was only studied for 2 years before release. The USA military one dates from 2004.

I think I also read that some police helicopter in the UK once also had noticed an unidentified flying object with a heat signature but nothing else.

The delays on release of these videos makes me wonder how many more videos there are right now which are still under investigation.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 18-12-2017, 22:12:46 »

That feeling of not being alone... not knowing the other, while being outclassed by them
So many questions, so few answers...

For those that didn't see the video yet:

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 10-12-2017, 23:12:52 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 10-12-2017, 12:12:37 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 04-12-2017, 16:12:30 »
that video was just... I'm speechless.

When dad is in charge of Elf on the Shelf

For whole collection:

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 03-12-2017, 20:12:17 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 03-12-2017, 11:12:41 »

More Tunisia

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 30-11-2017, 19:11:07 »

USS Minneapolis at Tulagi with torpedo damage a few hours after the battle of Tassafaronga, on December 1, 1942

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 29-11-2017, 21:11:16 »

Off-Topic / Re: Questions Thread
« on: 25-11-2017, 11:11:47 »
Specific types of frustration or seeing friends die in certain ways can do things to the human mind.
Snipers didn't carpet bomb residential areas, but they often didn't have a very nice fate once captured...

I don't want to reduce real war to a video game, but I think the fundamentals of frustrations over roles in war can even be seen here already some times. When you play a vanilla battlefield game with casual gamers, have you never seen frustrations over things like "pussy tankers bla bla bla". It's basically someone who was faced with a tank, and he didn't have the weapons to balance the fight out (no AT weapons for example). He is frustrated by his powerlessness and feels like it's an unfair fight where the other one is just exploiting a powergap not necesarilly related to "courage" or "skill", and once the power balance changes (tank gets deactivated or surrenders or whatever), it isn't unlikely that the frustrations will turn into bad behavior towards the "not so tough now huh" person, where the frustrated person might see it as "just" to "compensate" for the earlier "imbalance".

You can also think here of that Jordanian pilot that was captured by ISIS. He wasn't the "carpet bomb civilian areas" kind of pilot, but ISIS has the frustration of constant jet bombardments on their positions, and they don't have the AA quality to shoot those jets down. When they then get in the position where they catch one of these pilots (by them considered as "cowards" as the pilots know that the chances of getting shot down are very very low, while the chances of their bombs hitting are high), their frustrations may lead to an extra cruel treatment compared to other POWs.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 22-11-2017, 11:11:53 »

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 21-11-2017, 10:11:07 »
Seems like it's an Aichi D3A Val because of visible landing gears

The report says it was one, but the place I got the picture from guesses that it was actually a Ki-51 and that the sailors misidentified it. I personally have no idea.

Soviet troops attack near the town of Kalach, where the advancing troops from the north and south pincer movements met on 22nd November, completing the encirclement of Stalingrad.

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day (Other eras)
« on: 21-11-2017, 10:11:51 »
Happy to read that the UK is allowed to assist in the search. I didn't really hold hopes for that.

Swedish cruiser Göta Lejon

Off-Topic / Re: Picture of the Day
« on: 16-11-2017, 12:11:57 »

HMS Sussex after a kamikaze hit its armour belt

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