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(Daily Mail)   U.S. Air Force shows they can park a 2,000lb bomb in a pirate's pocket from altitude without killing a single fish. (w/ amazing pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 15
    More: Spiffy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. military, overkill, home runs, pirates  
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2013-09-19 12:16:29 AM  
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fusillade762: Floating silently in the Gulf of Mexico on September 4, the boat looked far from threatening. But metres away, a B1 was creeping into the air, armed with a laser-guided GBU-10.

I know they said it was a toy boat, but what kind of scale are we talking about here?


It's the Daily Fail, so take anything with a grain of salt.  By "toy boat", they meant "remote controlled boat"... the GBU-10 Paveway is 14' 4" long, according to Wikipedia, so that's a good-sized boat, somewhere around 25' I'd guess.
2013-09-19 03:52:55 AM  
2 votes:

Aquapope: Hell, the boat's pretty little. Prolly get taken by some of them pirate types, y'know?


F-35:   $150,000,000
Smart Bomb: $25,000
Target: $2500

From the Fail: And one man joked: 'Yay! Good guys win!'

Dubious, good guys are doing stuff like working as doctors, teachers, or keeping the shi'it flowing down the sewers.
2013-09-19 12:51:56 AM  
2 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk
This looks 'shopped...
2013-09-19 10:17:40 AM  
1 votes:
$24,000 missile and what does the jet that delivered it cost per hour?

To destroy a 2k rowboat. Money well spent

// this is what 50cals are for.
2013-09-19 08:57:03 AM  
1 votes:
farm1.staticflickr.com
2013-09-19 08:02:51 AM  
1 votes:

vrax: We've been able to get amazing high speed shots for a long time now: http://www.damninteresting.com/rapatronic-nuclear-photographs/


Not to be confused with the rapetronic camera, which i have in the back of my van.
2013-09-19 07:51:41 AM  
1 votes:

JayCab: Hell, a non-explosive kinetic device dropped from any height would just punch a hole in the bottom of the boat.


That WAS a non-explosive kinetic device. Blue paint == training round; full of sand or concrete.
2013-09-19 07:37:12 AM  
1 votes:

Bendal: I would have expected a 2000# bomb to have a larger explosion; it looked to me like that was a dummy bomb and just the impact destroyed the boat.


 'Zackly. Notice the bomb was painted blue? No explosives.

Nevertheless, it was carrying a lot of kinetic energy. Figure it was moving roughly 1000'/sec (about Mach 1) and weighed 2,000 lbs. My bar napkin says that's equivalent to 42 sticks of dynamite.
2013-09-19 06:30:54 AM  
1 votes:
Dyess Air Base

Hometown team! Good work guys!
2013-09-19 06:30:39 AM  
1 votes:
congrats on doing it once

$24000/shot?  i'm sure lockhead/raytheon/whoever welcomes this article with a warm wallet.
2013-09-19 04:18:07 AM  
1 votes:
You try to throw 2000 pounds of junk in the Gulf and see what happens.
2013-09-19 03:45:01 AM  
1 votes:
America is the world's strongest military super power.

And don't you forget it.
2013-09-19 01:20:55 AM  
1 votes:
The stunt sparked a torrent of jokes on Twitter.

I know it's the daily fail, but for fark sakes....now one cares about twitter other than the media. aiat doesn't need to be mentioned in ever farking story you publish.
2013-09-19 12:34:46 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Floating silently in the Gulf of Mexico on September 4, the boat looked far from threatening. But metres away, a B1 was creeping into the air, armed with a laser-guided GBU-10.

I know they said it was a toy boat, but what kind of scale are we talking about here?


B1s do not creep.
2013-09-19 12:03:01 AM  
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Floating silently in the Gulf of Mexico on September 4, the boat looked far from threatening. But metres away, a B1 was creeping into the air, armed with a laser-guided GBU-10.

I know they said it was a toy boat, but what kind of scale are we talking about here?
 
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