My guess - around 1000 M1 Abrams parked in the immediate vicinity.
I counted to 300...then gave up when I saw the ones that are 'herringboned' in below and to the right.
Looking at the state of things sometimes I wonder if we'd even really need to be a target of foreign espionage services to disrupt our plans and activities, or if they'll just let us keep on our own path and watch us do their work ourselves...?
I'm sure that the oft told tales of the 'honey...
The Ruskies seemed to think that the 57mm wasn't too big, though they used a T-54 tank chassis for theirs. Though, the ZSU-23 seems to have been their more long-standing solution.
Note, the 1000 rounds of 57mm ammo puts us on somewhat uneven terms of...
We were discussing that kingpost at work last week - looks like an awful lot of potential strain from a span-wire on a very few small looking bolts.
I'm glad it worked and that no-one got injured through a RUD.
Ah, the joys of ammunition transfers. In Dockyard.
From my original ammunition plan when we re-took our ship from ISI in 2013:
Plan 1 : The Force Protection ammo will be moved by ship's vehicle from D-40 to the ship, and will be escorted by a fire-truck to ensure that the 600 rounds of 5.56...
An interesting perspective on the disappearance by the Royal Aeronautical Society:
Summary, suspect hijack, aircraft in controlled flight throughout, headed for Christmas Island, ran out of fuel and crashed just south of the island.
Very compelling presentation.
I did a UDI last fall for exactly that - no charges recommended - and that was concurred with by AJAG, but yes, much more supervision has resulted. My OC and I spent a lot of time watching over the unit run DP1 course last summer to reduce the likelihood of such shenanigans.
Speaking as a CSM of a Training Company for a Reserve Infantry unit, one of the things I do before we send our recruits off to their BMQ or DP1 training is have an open and frank discussion about expectations.
BMQ, in the end, will qualify a soldier to wear a uniform, march, dress a wound...
They contract production with Irving shipyards, use the 'delay' between the AOPS completion and the CSC commencement to run a bunch of them through their assembly hall, (note, open box at one end, pull wings and fuselage out, show pictures of said wings being bolted on and call it 'assembly' and...
The words I use when I describe the 'work' I've seen from ISI include:
"Wilful, Deliberate Sabotage"
If you wish to discuss multiple examples I've seen with my own eyes in reactivating ships, I can provide them.
Grey-water lines deliberately blocked with materiel...
There's a guy who wrote about about a theoretical EMP attack against North America.
Interesting....backups are good in the short term, but very inefficient. I have a 10Kw Genset for my house, but...
We did a Disney cruise out of Galveston a few years ago. Amazing time. They have their own private island SE of Florida that they bring you to for a day.
I have sailed the Navy way, I've sailed Disney, Princess, Royal Carib, and Norwegian, and they all have their bonuses.
The Navy way -...
The problem with diversifying the fleet platforms and adding a mix of T26 and T31 is the training system costs. The idea of a 'cheaper' platform is nice, but there's a whole set of second and third order costs associated.
Training is a part.
Logistics is another - spare parts for the T31...
Ah good, we've finally realized that the KIN class are expendable ;-)
In all seriousness, it's nice to see a 3rd AOPS so far along, but it's right to say that they are not a replacement for the Kingston class - they have a different role and different capability set.