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Military pictures from around the world.
July 20, 2009 1:14 AM   Subscribe

Pictures of military subjects, many of them annotated, from all over such as Russia, Malaysia, Japan (Special Police), Ireland, Cyprus, Sri Lanka and Canada.

Forum photo topics also include pre Great War, dogs (airborne), cats, aircraft carriers, riot police, women, destroyed tanks, camouflage, art, accidents, and daily threads of random images.
posted by Mitheral (14 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by twoleftfeet at 1:22 AM on July 20, 2009


Okay this is just nuts.
posted by juv3nal at 1:29 AM on July 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Are they trying to perform aKolvoord Starburst?
posted by clorox at 1:51 AM on July 20, 2009


Wow, that is nuts, juv3nal. I wonder if it's a trick of perspective or something, because it almost looks like some sort of MC Escher aviation nightmare.
posted by feloniousmonk at 2:39 AM on July 20, 2009


Or a transformer. I was fully expecting to see cats, as in animals, in one of those links; where upon clicking the link, I was slightly disappointed.
posted by tiaka at 3:57 AM on July 20, 2009


What you are seeing are photographs of the sous chefs for soylent green restaurants.
posted by srboisvert at 6:20 AM on July 20, 2009


"I was fully expecting to see cats, as in animals, in one of those links; where upon clicking the link, I was slightly disappointed."

Sorry. I tried to warn people with the mouse over text. However they do have the cats you were thinking of, just of the cute/lol rather than miltary.
posted by Mitheral at 7:41 AM on July 20, 2009


juv3nal, those are the snowbirds, during training at Comox, BC this spring. Original source is here.
posted by bonehead at 8:39 AM on July 20, 2009


that dog thread is full of awesome.
posted by rmd1023 at 9:12 AM on July 20, 2009


An unexpected LOL moment can be found in this photo of Canadian troops playing improvised hockey. The goalie on the left has two jerry cans strapped to his legs as pads.
posted by furtive at 11:31 AM on July 20, 2009


Okay this is just nuts.

They are each about 50-100m behind one another, coming from different approaches and performing barrel rolls (not aileron roles) in an alternating manner. It certainly does look like a big not of scary.
posted by furtive at 11:36 AM on July 20, 2009


If you want military cats, then you need look no further than Able Seacat Simon, of HMS Amethyst, and how he won the Dickin Medal, the animal award for gallantry (or Animals VC) - the only cat to do so - in what became known as the Yangtse Incident.
posted by furtive at 11:45 AM on July 20, 2009


I posted about Simon a while back...
posted by longbaugh at 11:54 AM on July 20, 2009


When I was on an excavation in Cyprus we could often hear them blowing shit up. At least now I know what their forces look like! And periodically the UNFICYP guys would drive up and make sure we weren't building a bunker or caching weapons in the site or something. They usually looked really, really bored so we were happy to entertain them.
posted by Mouse Army at 6:57 PM on July 20, 2009


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