Friday Linkzookery – 30 Oct 2009

USS Enterprise repair bill now $605 million
Big ‘E’ now won’t be ready until January.

Medium Image11 airmen survive Sudanese confrontation
Previously-classified 2006 incident could have ended quite badly.

Tommy Gun: How General Thompson’s Submachine Gun Wrote History
Haven’t read it but it looks interesting.

AR Guns & Hunting
New online magazine focusing on tactical guns for hunting.

A Tale of Two Marines
I suppose that if you have the luxury of quitting, you can just fucking quit. But if that’s not an option, you figure out a way to win.

Airmen Bomb Silly Safety Belt Rules, on Facebook
Airmen are ordered to wear the reflective accessories from the late afternoon on. That goes for domestic installations, and for war zone bases, too.

Navy on Yorktown: Fix it or junk it
Museum ship in South Carolina needs at least $100 million for repairs to rusting hull. Earlier this year a local writer suggested disposing of her.

More Linkzookery below!

Don’t be Too Quick to Dis the Contractors
Truck driver defends UN installation with his personal AK.

Armed Bread Box for Iraqi Air Force
Hellfires on Cessna Caravans.

Armed F-16s ‘Prepared’ to Shoot Down Errant Northwest Flight
On alert but not scrambled.

A great collection of Soviet WW2 Paintings
I particularly like the “On Approaches to Moscow” on the first page with the AT gun crew facing down the Panzers.

Advent upgrade ‘feasible’ for F-35 engine
Third bypass during cruise could greatly increase fuel efficiency.

Hero-Gear is pleased to introduce BATTLE MUG
A machined aluminum mug with mil-spec rails.
Notes Left Behind
200th Carnival of Homeschooling
The Party On edition

Girl’s ‘Notes Left Behind’ Help Grieving Parents Help Others
6-year-old Elena Desserich, dying of cancer, left notes throughout the house for her family.

Murdoc’s AR
Back in action after being in pieces for a while.

Russian Admirals Told To Forget About Carriers
Instructed to focus on re-building Black and Baltic Seas fleets with corvettes and patrol boats.

Velma and Scooby Hunting Zombies and/or Vampires
Looks like Shaggy, Freddie, and Daphne bit the dust.


  1. The cost of keeping the carrier in the fleet for two additional deployments now is 33 percent higher than its initial $453.3 million price tag.

    Northrop has a contract with the Navy to provide all remaining maintenance to the ship until it is decommissioned in 2012.

    Wow, over $600 million to refit this ship for just 2 deployments over 2 years. And this won’t include the actual operating costs once it goes out on those deployments. I think this money could have been spent wiser.

Comments are closed