Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1 Off Colfax  Thu, Nov 17, 2011 11:42:54pm

a) Wow. Jesus fuck, but that's fast. Mach 5 is an insane proposition for most of us to even consider how speedy that truly is. I sure can't. My mind goes into a state of inane gibbering (also known as Fox analysitis) well before that mark.

b) This is truly a system designed to ruin someone else's day in one hour or less.

c) Can we get a fast track for civilian application of this technology? It'd sure help with the local Chinese restaurant's delivery times.

2 celticdragon  Fri, Nov 18, 2011 7:35:40am

Bomb? You don't need explosives in the thing if you are hitting an average sized building or a ship. The kinetic energy alone will destroy the target.

3 NJDhockeyfan  Fri, Nov 18, 2011 7:42:08am

re: #2 celticdragon

Bomb? You don't need explosives in the thing if you are hitting an average sized building or a ship. The kinetic energy alone will destroy the target.

Explosions are just more fun!

4 Romantic Heretic  Fri, Nov 18, 2011 9:20:35am

re: #3 NJDhockeyfan

You get an explosion, all right. You just don't need explosives.

One half mass times velocity squared. It's how the depleted uranium munitions of the M60 Abrams and Leopard II work.

5 watching you tiny alien kittens are  Fri, Nov 18, 2011 10:07:53am

"When you absolutely positively need to blow some shit up in an hour or less, use 'Prompt Global Strike'."

/

re: #4 Romantic Heretic

You get an explosion, all right. You just don't need explosives.

One half mass times velocity squared. It's how the depleted uranium munitions of the M60 Abrams and Leopard II work.

Also the A-10's 30mm GAU-8 rotary cannon which uses depleted uranium slugs. Arguably one of the few bright spots to come out of the Gulf war was the realization (remembrance?) by the Pentagon of the need of close air support aircraft. The A-10 was slated to be retired and stripped from the Air Force's inventory in favor of designating some F-16's for close ground support. Then during the Gulf war the A-10 aircraft destroyed more than 900 Iraqi tanks, 2,000 military vehicles, and 1,200 artillery pieces, in addition to becoming the primary launching platform for Maverick missiles (90%+) against ground targets.

After that the Air Force changed it's mind about getting rid of the A-10 and instead set about upgrading and improving them. Currently the A-10 is not scheduled for retirement until 2028, (like the B-52 it is another air platform they are having a very hard time significantly improving on) provided a suitable replacement is available by then.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Jack Klatt - Highway Lines (Live at Radio Heartland)Jack Klatt performs 'Highway Lines' from his 2019 album, 'It Ain't The Same,' live in the studio of Radio Heartland at The Current.
Thanos
1 day, 23 hours ago
Views: 162 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Brittany Howard Performing ‘13th Century Metal’ Live on KCRW Brittany Howard's solo debut album Jaime puts her powerhouse vocals on full display. It also takes us front and center to her very personal journey of loss, love and self-discovery. We're thrilled to welcome her back to KCRW to ...
Thanos
3 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 268 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
(15) Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Electric Soul (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents Rodrigo y Gabriela performing "Electric Soul" live in the KEXP gathering space. Recorded July 14, 2019. Host: Stevie ZoomAudio Engineers: Kessiah Gordon & Kevin SuggsAudio Mixer: David MarchantCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Luke Knecht & Justin WIlmoreEditor: ...
Thanos
3 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 283 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Fresh Air (Remastered) Quicksilver Messenger Service Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Fresh Air (Remastered) · Quicksilver Messenger Service Classic Masters ℗ 2001 Capitol Records, LLC Released on: 2007-01-01 Producer: Quicksilver Messenger ServiceStudio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Robert VosgienComposer: Jesse Oris Farrow Auto-generated by YouTube. ...
Thanos
3 days, 17 hours ago
Views: 296 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Jon Anderson - Song of SevenFrom the 1980 album "Song of Seven".
Thanos
5 days, 23 hours ago
Views: 336 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191006 Today we have to take a few steps back in explanation. The pond is going to have three levels. Sort of an upside down ziggurat. The lowest level, in the center we call ‘the channel’. After the liner is ...
DangerMan
1 week ago
Views: 462 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Jon Anderson - Change We MustFrom the 1994 album "Change We Must".
Thanos
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 541 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
North Mississippi Allstars - ‘Drunk Outdoors’ [Audio Only]From the album 'Up and Rolling,' available October 4, 2019: geni.us
Thanos
1 week, 3 days ago
Views: 511 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Dr. Demento & John Cafiero - What’s in My Bag? Dr. Demento and John Cafiero go shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles. Check out their picks:Cal Stewart - Uncle Josh's Letter from Home (78) Spike Jones - Ugga Ugga Boo Ugga Boo Boo Ugga (78) Johnny Otis Orchestra ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 839 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 13 • Share to Facebook
Kelly Finnigan & the Atonements - I Don’t Wanna Wait (Live on KEXP) kexp.org presents Kelly Finnigan & The Atonements performing "I Don't Wanna Wait" live in the KEXP studio. Recorded July 11, 2019. Host: MorganAudio Engineer: Julian MartlewCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro, Luke Knecht & Justin WilmoreEditor: Scott Holpainen kexp.orgkellyfinnigan.com ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 611 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook