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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Downeaster, May 19, 2021.

  1. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Brig?
     
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  2. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I can relate, In 7 years active as an EN I was underway aboard a "ship" exactly once and it was for 6 days from Little Creek to Haiti. I did spend a lot of time "underway" but it was all on boats not ships. It was weird sort of Navy twilight zone being stationed at an Amphibious Construction Battalion, 50/50 Fleet rates/CB's. You were neither part of the fleet nor part of a MU. A bunch of fleet rates with SCWS pins made for a real strange dynamic. If you've never seen a machine gun squad made up of a bunch of A gangers trying to do land nav its pretty comical. Or SeaBees trying to do shipboard firefighting drills :lmao:.

    And before anyone asks what the difference between a boat and a ship is. The short answer is: When a boat goes hard to Port/Starboard it leans into the turn, When a ship goes hard Port/Starboard it leans out of the turn... So, tonnage/length/beam/freeboard etc. What the Navy considers a "Boat" would most likely be several tons larger than what most people would think of.
     
  3. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    No, places that "don't officially exist" NIH, NRO, Etc.
     
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  4. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    :laughing:
     
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  5. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I can neither confirm nor deny...

    Actually, I probably could. Anything I knew is over 30 years old and probably ancient history by now.
     
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  6. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Before I was SeaBee I spent some time in a few of those windowless buildings ran by the alphabet soup acronym gang. :thumbsup:

    In the Lobby of the NRO building (not open to the public) there is an original aerial recon photo of the Ruskies nuke emplacements in Cuba that sparked the Bay of Pigs standoff and a U2 nose camera. I always thought it was a very cool piece of history.
     
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  7. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    At the Air Force Museum they have a camera out of an RB-36. Sitting beside it was a picture of a building in Fort Worth. You could clearly make out the curtains in the windows. It was taken from a distance of 40 miles. For 50's tech... that's impressive.


    The_Boston_Camera.jpg
     
  8. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Good Lord! That plaque says the camera and it’s mounts weigh 6500 lbs! Wow! :eek:
     
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  9. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ...and can see a golf ball at 8 1/2 miles.
     
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  10. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That is one BIG OLE CAMERA! Thats really cool. Is that in Colorado?
     
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  11. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Dayton Ohio. Wanna take a road trip? :sneaky:

    USAF Museum.
     
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  12. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Well I’ve been to the USN museum, USMC museum, and ARMY transportation museum so I might as well.
     
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  13. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Not sure about the others, but the AF Museum is 2-3 day minimum to see everything. It's 4 hangers chocked full.
     
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  14. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I went to the AF Museum in Dayton. Only had a day so it was pretty hurried.

    Being utterly devoid of shame, I stood in line with the kiddies to get a look at the F4 cockpit. Then I looked around to see if anybody was watching, and climbed in and had a seat.

    I did manage to refrain from making airplane noises, but it was a struggle...
     
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  15. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You have more restraint than most of us.:D
     
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  16. GLJ

    GLJ Never go faster than your guardian angle can fly. Top Contributor

    Yah But did he have to go outside and have a smoke afterwards?
     
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  17. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Pretty tight fit huh? Weren't no fat boys flyin' them things.
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2021
  18. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    I did kinda wonder why they bothered with a seat belt...
     
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  19. fredintoon

    fredintoon Fred Hill, S'toon. Top Contributor

    [QUOTE="RustiePyles, post: 698082, member: 31596"
    - - - And before anyone asks what the difference between a boat and a ship is. The short answer is: When a boat goes hard to Port/Starboard it leans into the turn, When a ship goes hard Port/Starboard it leans out of the turn... So, tonnage/length/beam/freeboard etc. What the Navy considers a "Boat" would most likely be several tons larger than what most people would think of.[/QUOTE]

    Hi Rustie,
    A ship is a 3-masted sailing vessel that's square rigged on all masts. And a Hermaphrodite Brig ain't what you might think, neither.
     
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  20. RustiePyles

    RustiePyles Semper Fortis XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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