Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who makes these charts????

I was cruising the web and happened across ELP's site.

God, ELP, tell me that someone gave you this chart!  Please tell me that you didn't come up with this rating yourself!  If you did, please tell me that you were in some drug induced haze which gave you "a total indifference to what is real!"

This is the most amazing thing I've seen in a long time ---- The F-35 is more at risk against legacy surface to air than gen 4 aircraft????

In air to air combat (vs 4th gen) the F-35 will be more vulnerable than the Gripen, Rafale and Typhoon?  What makes this even more laughable is the fact that with the exception of cost, he rates the Super Hornet inferior to every other airplane being made...except the Silent Eagle...which is still just a concept.


Why are we letting Sailors perform Marine Missions?

Sorry Leesea, but the very fact that RIVRONs have to train with foreign forces Marines is a good indication of mission creep.  One other sad fact is that Marines are currently performing this mission forward deployed.  I would love for one of the boat guys to get me up to speed on their current mission set and their deployment schedule...or if possible...where they deploy.

Photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul D. Williams
Sailors with Riverine Squadron 3 and marines with the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps practice formation drills using Riverine Assault Boats, March 23. Sailors from RIVRON 3 and Marines from the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps participated in a three-week cross-training exercise exchanging tactics and refining their skills as combat boat crewman.

Kajaki Foot Patrol.

Growler Internally Transportable Vehicle Stat Sheets.

While I was dozing the Marine Corps type classified the Growler ITV.  Below are the tech sheets.


And it would appear that American Growler has come out of hiding...

Agi Capabilities Statement