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(CNN)   Sept. 2011: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repealed. October 2012: US Army paints its tanks pink   (security.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 44
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2012-10-23 09:40:19 AM
Cloaking technology, courtesy of Effrafax of Wug.
 
2012-10-23 10:43:03 AM
Beware the GAYRAY!!!!

www.jaredaubel.com
 
2012-10-23 10:43:33 AM
According to a news release from Army, the paint colors where used in previous training to help new soldiers know which tank to aim at.

"Is it ours? I don't know, it's not painted Pink or Purple...."
 
2012-10-23 10:44:27 AM
Spoiler alert: it's for target practice.

/fark off, CNN
 
2012-10-23 10:45:19 AM
They're just getting the soldiers ready for the War on Women.
 
2012-10-23 10:45:39 AM
DAMN YOU FARTDINGNANENFMSHDBJHSVGJE
 
2012-10-23 10:46:08 AM
Interesting factoid, typically when a military vehicle is painted the desert tan, when its really fresh it looks almost pepto-bismol pink. After a few days in the desert it has been sun-bleached to the appropriate color.

Or at least that's the reasoning my old Platoon Sgt gave me as we passed an element of pink Abrams when we were in Kuwait coming home from my last tour. Its entirely possible that the guy running the paint booth was feeling faaaabulous that day and my PltSgt was talking out of his ass.
 
2012-10-23 10:47:13 AM

newton: According to a news release from Army, the paint colors where used in previous training to help new soldiers know which tank to aim at.

"Is it ours? I don't know, it's not painted Pink or Purple...."


"Did our lieutenant tell us to shoot at the gay tank or the goth tank?!"
 
2012-10-23 10:47:25 AM
FABULOUS
 
2012-10-23 10:47:37 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: DAMN YOU FARTDINGNANENFMSHDBJHSVGJE


No, that's pronounced "Throat warbler mangrove"

/or john jacob jingleheimer schmidt
 
2012-10-23 10:47:53 AM
Breast... cancer? I did not know there was such a thing. Thank you, US Military, for educating me of the existence of this disease through use of color.
 
2012-10-23 10:48:24 AM

Shan: Interesting factoid, typically when a military vehicle is painted the desert tan, when its really fresh it looks almost pepto-bismol pink. After a few days in the desert it has been sun-bleached to the appropriate color.

Or at least that's the reasoning my old Platoon Sgt gave me as we passed an element of pink Abrams when we were in Kuwait coming home from my last tour. Its entirely possible that the guy running the paint booth was feeling faaaabulous that day and my PltSgt was talking out of his ass.


Who's ass? The Platoon Sergeant or the paint booth guy?
 
2012-10-23 10:52:27 AM

kendelrio: Who's ass? The Platoon Sergeant or the paint booth guy?


Well this was pre-repeal of DADA so officially they would have been talking out of their own asses, however unofficially, I always had suspicions about my PltSgt.
 
2012-10-23 10:54:34 AM

HailRobonia: Breast... cancer? I did not know there was such a thing. Thank you, US Military, for educating me of the existence of this disease through use of color.


Don't forget to thank our friends over at the NFaiL...

/Roger Gooddell needs to be fired... Hard.
 
2012-10-23 10:55:55 AM

HailRobonia: Breast... cancer? I did not know there was such a thing. Thank you, US Military, for educating me of the existence of this disease through use of color.


You know how we know that you didn't RTFA?
 
2012-10-23 10:55:57 AM
Oh so now it's "Let's shoot at the gay effeminate tank because it's different"
 
2012-10-23 10:56:22 AM
The Navy was way ahead on this one:

seachop.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-23 10:57:53 AM

flaminio: The Navy was way ahead on this one:

[seachop.files.wordpress.com image 400x245]


Theeere we go. Thought I was gonna have to post that one myself.

/Of course the Navy was ahead...
 
2012-10-23 10:59:43 AM
Are they wearing fabulous makeup, with fabulous guns?

/I was surprised.
//Were you surprised?
 
2012-10-23 11:01:22 AM

Uranus Megahertz: Oh so now it's "Let's shoot at the gay effeminate tank because it's different"


Only in the face.
 
2012-10-23 11:02:49 AM
Pink colour Jeeps was used by the SAS in ww2. Desert in dusk and dawn hides pink apparently.
 
2012-10-23 11:03:49 AM
www.thirdoptionmen.org
 
2012-10-23 11:06:18 AM
Thanks, Obama, for supporting the Gay Agenda.
 
2012-10-23 11:10:41 AM

EZ Writer: HailRobonia: Breast... cancer? I did not know there was such a thing. Thank you, US Military, for educating me of the existence of this disease through use of color.

Don't forget to thank our friends over at the NFaiL...

/Roger Gooddell needs to be fired... Hard.


As soon as I read the headline, I immediately thought that it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month or something. Maybe the Army was feeling FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABULOUS that day, too. Big whoop.
 
2012-10-23 11:11:13 AM
As someone who has shot artillery at tanks on the FT. Sill range, I applaud this move. Most of the "targets" are so badly destroyed it is hard to tell them from bushes or small trees.

/FA Officer
 
2012-10-23 11:15:38 AM

newton: According to a news release from Army, the paint colors where used in previous training to help new soldiers know which tank to aim at.

"Is it ours? I don't know, it's not painted Pink or Purple...."


If you are trying to train someone to use a new weapon but not trying to do target identification, it's easier to say to the soldier "Hey, shoot at the pink/blue/purple/yellow one" so the attention is on how to operate the equipment rather than "Hey, is that a BTR, BMP, or am I about to blow up a school bus?"
 
2012-10-23 11:26:04 AM
fark YEA! BOMB THE shiat OUT OF BREAST CANCER WITH CANNED HAMS!!!! fark YEA!!
 
2012-10-23 11:27:01 AM
These tanks are Somebody Else's Problem.
 
Biv
2012-10-23 11:34:15 AM

MoparPower: Pink colour Jeeps was used by the SAS in ww2. Desert in dusk and dawn hides pink apparently.


www.eliteukforces.info

Photo featuring a vintage 'Pink Panther' Land Rover of the type operated by SAS Mobility Troop. In use with the Regiment between the late 60s up until the mid-80s, these were based on the Series IIA 90 Land Rover. The pink paint scheme was said to be highly effective in the desert. They were eventually replaced by the Land Rover 110 series and its more subdued beige camouflage scheme.
 
2012-10-23 11:36:09 AM

Diogenes: Cloaking technology, courtesy of Effrafax of Wug.


Done in one.
 
2012-10-23 11:41:32 AM
When you are shooting a gun that fires a round the size of a cured ham, you don't shoot at paper targets, you shoot at three-dimensional targets.

Oh, so paper doesn't exist in three dimensions. Way to work science.
 
2012-10-23 11:46:09 AM
Breast Cancer Awareness Tank?
 
2012-10-23 12:20:30 PM
how does this even become an article?

army paints tank bright color so they can better adjust in the air.. news at 11
 
2012-10-23 12:22:20 PM

Hickory-smoked: Breast Cancer Awareness Tank?


OMG.. TFA tricked you! they even said it wouldnt be what you think!!

GOOD ONE
 
2012-10-23 12:26:10 PM
The SAS painted their jeeps pink during World War 2. Supposedly, this provided excellent camouflage in the desert.
www.landrovermonmouth.com
 
2012-10-23 12:32:08 PM
 
2012-10-23 12:35:08 PM
Don't forget the Spitfires

www.airsceneuk.org.uk
 
2012-10-23 12:37:06 PM

wraithmare: Are they wearing fabulous makeup, with fabulous guns?

/I was surprised.
//Were you surprised?


Came here for an Eddie Izzard reference. Leaving glorious.
 
2012-10-23 12:41:42 PM
The U.S. Army isn't the only thing fabulous... Our enemies are pretty fab, too:

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-23 12:45:09 PM
Its taint????

/hearing must be getting bad
 
2012-10-23 01:27:14 PM
Then we're hittin Iran.

Thanks for the security leak.
 
2012-10-23 02:31:53 PM
According to a news release from Army, the paint colors where used in previous training to help new soldiers know which tank to aim at.
Somehow I don't think the bad guise are going to be hat helpful.
 
2012-10-23 02:35:38 PM
Serious question: What do pink and purple look like to men with red-green color blindness? (about 1 in 4 have it to some degree)
 
2012-10-23 11:00:11 PM

flaminio: The Navy was way ahead on this one:

[seachop.files.wordpress.com image 400x245]


Not to mention the Japanese:

blog.joshinweb.jp

/yes, that's an M3 Lee
//hot
 
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