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The End of the World as we know it GB
« on: August 26, 2012, 04:54:59 AM »
« Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 03:30:16 AM by Brian da Basher »
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 10:05:14 AM »
Ehhhh...since when does Israel "officially" have any nukes and since when do Harpoons have a nuke capability?!  :icon_nif:

Other than that.... :o :o :o
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 10:13:12 AM »
Officially, they still don't...officially.  However, that doesn't mean the image posted follows the official line... ;)

As for Harpoons, I assume it is referring to the alleged modification by Israel of some Harpoon missiles
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2012, 01:30:40 AM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 04:00:24 AM »
Yikes!!!  Someone forgot to close the door (providing there is one to close)  :icon_zombie:
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 05:43:45 AM »


Launch



Re-entry



Halo approaches the Chernobyl Reactor while spraying decontaminates



SS-24 concept art



Chernobyl memorial


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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 08:20:07 AM »
Can you imagine the state of the world if one those giants had to re-load??!!  :-X



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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2012, 10:38:44 AM »


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The uniform regulations are relaxed, though not by design. Once the blast door thuds shut and a crew is free from the prying eyes of the public or enlisted personnel topside, out come the pajamas and hooded sweatshirts.

In a favorite missileer uniform patch, the Grim Reaper sits at an ICBM console, dressed in bunny slippers. In the real world, death wears a campus T-shirt, JCrew bottoms and the ubiquitous Snuggie. The silly blanket-robe hybrid is suited to the missile force, keeping an officer toasty while allowing him to interact with the weapons console unobstructed.

Missileers learn that on alert, comfort is as important as humor. One enterprising fellow liked to string a hammock between the two command chairs and stretch out for his long shifts at the console. Videogame systems are forbidden, a rule that was mocked until it got out that wireless Nintendo Wii controllers could cause the system to detect a false electromagnetic pulse attack and shut down.

I used to imagine that I’d have some sort of stiff-upper-lip moment should I receive “the order,” where I’d shed the Snuggie and slippers, zip up my flight suit, and make imperial references about “going out proper.”


http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/01/death-wears-a-snuggie/
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2012, 10:41:46 AM »


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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 02:27:36 AM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2012, 02:41:42 AM »
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2012, 02:58:08 AM »
Cheers,
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 03:15:24 AM »
Major Kong Rides the Bomb


This theme would not be complete without Major Kong riding his bomb :)
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 03:35:33 AM »
i told my friends on facebook, this song will play in loop aal day here on December 21  ;D

BTW, can this be the themesong to this GB?

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD (AS WE KNOW IT) LYRIC VIDEO
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2012, 05:57:20 AM »
That's the perfect theme song for this GB, Nils!

We should have the rules up soon. Stay tuned.

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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2012, 04:17:45 PM »


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The uniform regulations are relaxed, though not by design. Once the blast door thuds shut and a crew is free from the prying eyes of the public or enlisted personnel topside, out come the pajamas and hooded sweatshirts.

In a favorite missileer uniform patch, the Grim Reaper sits at an ICBM console, dressed in bunny slippers. In the real world, death wears a campus T-shirt, JCrew bottoms and the ubiquitous Snuggie. The silly blanket-robe hybrid is suited to the missile force, keeping an officer toasty while allowing him to interact with the weapons console unobstructed.

Missileers learn that on alert, comfort is as important as humor. One enterprising fellow liked to string a hammock between the two command chairs and stretch out for his long shifts at the console. Videogame systems are forbidden, a rule that was mocked until it got out that wireless Nintendo Wii controllers could cause the system to detect a false electromagnetic pulse attack and shut down.

I used to imagine that I’d have some sort of stiff-upper-lip moment should I receive “the order,” where I’d shed the Snuggie and slippers, zip up my flight suit, and make imperial references about “going out proper.”


http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/01/death-wears-a-snuggie/


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« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 04:23:06 PM by RussC »

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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2012, 04:20:44 PM »
There are times when "take your kids to work day" is just not a good idea...
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012, 04:35:33 AM »
There are times when "take your kids to work day" is just not a good idea...

  Wanna bet she manually changed the destination guidance to the school Bullies' house?  ;)

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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2012, 09:37:55 PM »
I know what I am gonna build. :P
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2012, 03:01:46 AM »
A little inspiration from one of my old builds (Semi of Doom).
 

 
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2012, 06:35:08 AM »
I have a Hummer with added armour for IEDs might make a reasonable guntruck.

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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2012, 04:12:31 PM »
(stamp) mad max aprooved!
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2012, 04:39:05 PM »
Israel ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_Israel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction

lets not forget South Africa is the only country known to have developed nuclear weapons but removed them from the inventory (prior to handover to an ANC goverment)
i understand the Buccaneer was the delivery aircraft chosen, indeed one airframe was upgraded and fitted out for the role #414 ? (the SA. weapons casing looking very similar to the uk.s 'Red Beard' store)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Africa_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction

both Argentina, Brazil, Australia and even Sweden have all had nuclear weapons programmes historically, the latters air dropped store looking similar to the contempoary US. B.28/43/61 store

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_nuclear_weapon_program

i dont think based upon assessments that N.Korea is a nuclear state, smoke and mirrors with the pretence suiting both sides, but what if ...

for 'what if' scenarios, there is always WW2, with Germany, the US. and Japan all having atomic weapons programmes (i stil wonder why the US. never 'tested' the 'Little Boy' weapon ('Trinity' was a test of the Plutonium 'Fat Man' type device)
I cant really see a UK. weapon being designed and deployed during WW2 but speculativly the US. might let us use a one of theirs as a Lancaster load or as part of a hypothetical lend lease B.29 transfer !

cheers, Joe
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Re: The End of the World as we know it GB
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2012, 02:59:47 AM »
SAAF were going to use the Canberra as their nuclear bomber IIRC.