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Friday Linkzookery – 05 Jun 2009

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I was traveling and didn’t get a chance to do a Midway post. But here are some links:

Myths of the Battle of Midway
According to the book Shattered Sword, which I haven’t read but want to.

How to Win a Sea Battle
The 25-step plan. Use it if you have no other fucking choice.

Midway 67 Years Later – Lessons Learned
You make your own luck by being ready to take advantage of things.

Is Cryptology Dead?
AF is out of fresh water.

MO’s 2006 post on Midway
With photos and links.

And on to standard Linkzookery:

A-10C units certified to fly with sniper pods
You know, it just isn’t fair to those guys fighting our A-10s. They don’t really have much of a chance. Don’t you just love it?

Lakehurst, NJ, aircraft carrier catapult and arresting gear school
Picture and story by Instapinch.

Finding Truth at Buchenwald
Patton liberated this camp, not the Russians. I was there.

Mabus: LCS cost goal may not be realistic
You don’t say. I supported the LCS when it was an adaptable cheap platform. So far it appears to be neither.

New Armor Passes Tough Test
The Skaalar Exoskin Gen 4+

Russia Sending 50 Armored Vehicles to Palestinians
They’ll probably be used to deliver candy to children and for stuff like earthquake relief.

Guns in Church Day
Gun-loving pastor to his flock: Piece be with you

D-Day, the decision
Only the fate of the world at stake. And you know it. No pressure.

Preparedness
Has Finally Been Achieved

Conservatives Are More Easily Disgusted
The article focuses on a psychology professor who doesn’t seem to quite get it.

Widow donates WWII shell, museum shuts down
Here. Have some artillery.

Heartbroken cereal litigant loses suit over non-existence of “Crunchberries”
Here. Have some clue.

G36 in Afghanistan
Short video of US troop trying it out.

Mercenaries To The Rescue
Bancroft Global Development bails out some peacekeepers in Somalia.

The Poles Were Asking For It
Rooskies now blaming Poland for causing WW2.

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Comments

  • GeekLethal says:

    Palestinian armored vehicles: Will these augment or replace the existing fleet of ambulance troop carriers?

    Artillery donation: Strictly speaking this would be a gift of tangible personal property. Her accountant should try for the max deduction, but beyond about $5k she’ll need an appraisal, and I don’t see the Keno twins coming anywhere near this thing.

    Mercenaries: Not sure what lefties will do about this scenario- on the one hand you have icky mercenaries, but on the other hand they’re helping bona-fide peacekeepers not die. It’s a conundrum alright.

  • Jerome Mrozak says:

    Please do read _Shattered_Sword_. You will be glad you did.

    To be brief, the authors’ conclusion is that Fuchida lied in his post-war memoirs, and noted that (pretty-much) all of the succeeding authors used Fuchida’s accounts to analyze the battle.

    The authors spend all of their time on the Japanese accounts. They examine Japanese carrier operating procedures and the logs of landings and takeoffs to show that the carriers there weren’t *just about* to launch a raid on the US carriers, and why Hiryu was the carrier that wasn’t attacked in the first raid. They analyze, from accounts, ship architecture and timing, who put what bomb on what carrier. And then there is the adventure of the survivors of the hulk of Hiryu.

    They do their homework, and their work was helpful in finding part of the Kaga a few years ago. Run, don’t walk, to your library and get this book!

  • Nadnerbus says:

    When I heard they had given the A10s a SLEP overhaul, I was happy to hear it. 28000 hours service life now, supposed to be in service now for almost another twenty years. But then I was still sad because I realized that it’s still going to be retired some day. And you know the Airforce will never let them build another slow, ugly, and utterly effective ground attack plane like that again.

    The only thing that plane is missing is a flame thrower and buckets of acid and/or boiling oil.

  • James says:

    Impressive the first LCS came in a 700 million and prices continue to spiral. Striving to meet the 450 million cap cost….

    This is nuts. I don’t care who makes the damn boats, but 5,6 7 hundred million for these pieces of crap is insane. These are glorified patrol boats people.

    Given projected fuel costs and the Navy sustainment budgets, there is no way the fuel accounts can support these fuel hogs even if the Navy can somehow fiddle with the acquisition budgets to buy more these death traps.

  • 11Bravo says:

    Re: Conservatives are more easily disgusted.

    People who squirm at the sight of bugs or are grossed out by blood and guts are more likely to be politically conservative, new studies find.

    After reading this first sentence, I knew this article was BS. After all, I thought conservatives were all the gun nuts and survivalists who liked to hunt and fish.

  • Flanker says:

    LOL naderbus………the flamethrower and buckets of acid was too good!

    I thought the coolest feature of the SNIPER system was the ability of ground troops to receive real time feed from it during recon and target IDing flights. It’s real good to to see over the next hill before you go there……and really real good to be sure the pilot is looking at the target you’re looking at and not your position………..before the JDAM impacts!!!

  • Flanker says:

    LOL naderbus………the flamethrower and buckets of acid was too good!

    I thought the coolest feature of the SNIPER system was the ability of ground troops to receive real time feed from it during recon and target IDing flights. It’s real good to see over the next hill before you go there……and really real good to be sure the pilot is looking at the target you’re looking at and not your position………..before the JDAM impacts!!!

  • Vitor says:

    “Everyone who has studied the history of World War II without bias knows that the war began because of Poland’s refusal to satisfy Germany’s claims”

    I lulzed.

  • Matt Alioto says:

    I think that’s tantamount to claiming that West Africa started the American Civil War.

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