On the side, Rowbotham also began going by “Dr. It’s cheaper and faster than rockets or air support, can operate around the clock, and engage targets with great precision using indirect fire anywhere within its range. Even if they flew high enough for a person to see curvature, it would still not be visible to passengers.”. On Oct. 24, 1974, the Space and Missile Systems Organization successfully conducted an Air Mobile Feasibility Test where a C-5 air dropped a Minuteman ICBM 20,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. What you’d be left with is something similar to iron sand. NASA also is extremely active in generating satellite photos of the Earth and generating other data all meant to keep people believing in a spherical Earth. The CFT’s goal for long-range fires does not end just with increasing the range of artillery and rockets. Artillery are heavy weapon units in Age of Empires III, superseding the role of siege units in Age of Empires II. And since all the men who might have fired one are dead, it’s just a design lost to history. “We started to build the C-5 and wanted to build the biggest thing we could… Quite frankly, the C-5 program was a great contribution to commercial aviation. Modern day artillery, you are all in for a surprise. The aliens disappeared briefly and returned with “what looked like a gun” and shot the boy, who disappeared. We do the same thing with HGTV. The head of U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), Air Force Gen. John Hyten, told Senate Armed Services Committee members the service has only six bombers that are ready to deploy. They even named the artillery after the city they were trying to hit. This is why you don’t immediately collapse from a clogged artery when a magnet comes close to your veins. Despite the giant, roughly spherical mound of evidence staring the members right in the face, including the variety easily confirmed by anyone with a modicum of knowledge in physics, the society did not die completely, though by 1972 had dropped from a peak of about 3,000 members down to around 100 spanning the globe. And just because we were curious about the many, many online trolls who, as stated, it’s our pet hypothesis are actually making it seem like there are a lot more Flat Earthers than there actually are, we did a follow up poll which got 54,000 votes. The self-propelled artillery system has a maximum range of 420km. Additionally, the world record for greatest payload to 6,562 feet (2,000m) was broken. When the Germans wanted to shell Paris during World War I, they knew exactly what they were doing. The truth cannot be killed so easily! The mesh pattern and all-weather durability of a poncho liner means it’s perfectly suited to surviving outside for long periods of time. The 7th SFG operates mainly in Central and South America. As noted by a contemporary article published in the Leeds Times. Another possible Latin origin of the phrase would also describe infantry just as well. Last year, B-1s returned to the Middle East for the first time in nearly two-and-a-half years to take over strike missions from the B-52 Stratofortress. Vastly outnumbered at the Battle of Kolubara, Savic entered no-man’s land throwing a bunch of grenades then jumped into an enemy trench and took 20 Austro-Hungarian soldiers prisoner — all by herself. An air-to-air right side view of a 22nd Military Airlift Squadron C-5A Galaxy aircraft returning to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., after being painted in the European camouflage pattern at the San Antonio Air Logistics Center, Kelly Air Force Base, Texas. He placed a bottle of cognac 40 meters away. The quality of the iron in the blood might be tied to the healthiness of each individual — but we’re just going to assume that’ll average out over the several thousand souls required…. Russia’s 2S19 Msta self-propelled artillery systems have range of up to 40 miles. The remaining 7% stated “Other/not sure”. In the end, we all firmly believe many things that aren’t true at all and no amount of evidence could ever convince any of us to change our minds on some of these things. So the sun, moon and stars are all inside. tells these people, to quote, “Quite simply you cannot… the windows on commercial aircraft are small and heavily curved. Well, Johnson advocated that this is a tool used by scientists to get rid of religion. We heard there’s a DUI checkpoint in the hallway though, so be careful. One will find that in this equation, tanh(at/c) can never exceed or equal 1. Earlier in 2019, Ray said the Air Force overcommitted its only supersonic heavy payload bomber to operations in the Middle East over the last decade, causing it to deteriorate more quickly than expected. That pause was the direct result of an emergency landing made by a Dyess-based B-1 on May 1, 2018, at Midland Airport in Texas. and 2% went with “I have always believed the world is flat”. With some 360 rounds fired, the guns only killed 250 people, mostly civilians. These numbers seem surprisingly reasonable for an online poll when compared to something a little more rigorously implemented like the YouGov poll. The landing gear system is capable of lowering, allowing the aircraft to kneel, making it easier to load tall cargo. The Army completed its test of the Extended Range Cannon Artillery system (ERCA), hitting a … Beyond that Columbus most definitely thought that the Earth was roughly spherical, simply misjudging its circumference, we’re guessing Moses didn’t have to fight anyone on this one as the Ancient Egyptians firmly believed in the concept of a flat Earth, as did seemingly the Hebrews around the time he supposedly lived. The Russians have a strange history with the Unidentified Flying Objects. Longest range hit by a ship's gun. Australia formally selected the Boeing AH-64E as a replacement for the Airbus Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter (ARH). Generals said the Extended Range Cannon Artillery system had hit the target "on the nose" from 70km at the Yuma firing range in Arizona. It is a light, long-range, highly mobile artillery system addressing the critical requirements of today’s land forces. So, you’ll need a total of 4.181 kg of blood-iron sand to get 1 kg of workable iron. So there’s no way to actually fall off of the earth.”. The new upgraded C-5s are designated as the C-5M Super Galaxy. The Sun, as seen from low Earth orbit overlooking the International Space Station. Green Berets assigned to the “Red Legion,” the nickname of the unit, become experts in the cultures and countries of their area of operations. The longest-range gun ever built was the German Paris-Geschütz, or 'Paris Gun' — so named for its use in shelling the city of lights from March–August 1918 — which could propel a 234 lbs (106 kg) shell a distance of 81 miles (130 km) in three minutes. While his ideas were absurd for an incredible number of reasons, even given the technology and scientific knowledge of his era, what Rowbatham had going for him was he was reportedly incredibly quick on his feet in debates and an extremely charismatic speaker, able to twist the words of even the best academics. And, with a little math, we’ve determined that if you’re somehow able to get the iron out, the number of people you’d need to drain would be way higher than the meme suggests. It is constantly accelerating upwards being pushed by a universal accelerator (UA) known as dark energy or aetheric wind.”. We’re thinking that whoever invented the meme took this number, did the division, and came to the conclusion that you’d need 359 unfortunate souls to complete the diabolical process. Soldiers with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division from Fort Bragg, N.C., fire 155mm rounds using an M777 Howitzer. 5% stated “I always thought the world is round, but more recently I am skeptical/have doubts”, 2% stated “I always thought the world is flat, but more recently I am skeptical/have doubts”. This constant acceleration causes what you think of as gravity. Indian Army Boosts Muscle Power With World’s Longest Range Artillery – ATAGS. Yes, this scene. Trick question. Moving on to the so called Dark Ages in which Christianity supposedly squashed such outlandish ideas as a spherical Earth, the truth is actually the opposite. She proved him wrong with one shot. While our numbers skew more towards Round Earthers, this is perhaps to be expected given we know definitively that our audience skews towards being much more educated than the general populace. Derived from the latin word infans, the word literally means infancy. It was only during treatment that physicians discovered that she was a woman. The command again grounded the fleet over safety concerns last year over a problem also related to the Lancer’s ejection seats. But here’s where the M77 has the M198 beat: It weighs in at just 8,256 pounds, according to MilitaryFactory.com. It is to improve their rates of fire … No schematics, parts, or barrels survive. 2,250 grams of workable iron, factoring for the ratio of impurities, means we’ll need 9,407.25 grams of raw material — of blood-iron sand — to start. The modular design of the ATMOS allows for integration on a variety of qualified in-service trucks. In fact, if constant acceleration at 9.8 meters per second squared, it would only take about a year for the Earth to reach the speed of light. While internet comment threads make it seem as if the percentage is large, the reality is probably drastically less. If you could manage to create a machine to pump and deoxygenate large quantities of blood, like a modified, artificial heart, it would then be prepped for a super-magnet to pull the raw iron out of the blood. In that war, 620,000 men were killed, but disease actually killed two-thirds of those men. The iron in the metalloprotein hemoglobin isn’t in a metallic state, which is great for anyone who has ever encountered a magnet. Bryan Kremer was deployed to Iraq with the 2nd Ranger Battalion in Mar. You might at this point be wondering just how many? Prime Contractor: Lockheed Martin-Georgia Co. Power Plant: Four F-138-GE100 General Electric engines, Wingspan: 222 feet 9 inches (67.89 meters), Maximum Cargo: 281,001 pounds (127,460 Kilograms), Maximum Takeoff Weight: 840,000 pounds (381,024 kilograms). 2004 shot is the longest recorded sniper kill by an American. You see, to quote Flat Earther Robbie Davidson in an interview with Forbes, “We don’t believe anything can fall off the edge, because a big portion of the flat earth community believes that we’re in a dome, like a snow globe. There’s a meme that occasionally makes the rounds on social media that claims you’d have to kill 359 people in order to save up enough human blood to get the iron required to make a longsword. Three Silver Stars were earned during a hard fight in Afghanistan last year. Where Germany When 1941 The greatest range at which one ship's guns have successfully hit another vessel is 24 km (15 miles), a feat that occurred twice during the second world war. As for the children who witnessed the landing in the park, they were all separated. Maybe you’ll get a “spa day” in the bathroom by yourself. It’s true, there is iron in red blood cells — mostly in hemoglobin — but trying to extract that iron from someone’s blood is no simple process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.). A Special Forces ODA getting ready to go outside the wire in Afghanistan (US Army). For her valor, she earned the highest honor of the Kingdom of Serbia — The Order of Karadorde’s Star with Swords. In a recent firing series held in South Africa, the German-South African joint-venture Rheinmetall Denel Munitions (RDM) demonstrated a dramatic increase in the range of its artillery firepower. While 99 percent of the UFOs encountered by Russia and the Soviet Union over the years were probably American spy planes, they insist that one of them actually landed and its crew decided to step out and stretch their legs. “We overextended the B-1s in [U.S. Central Command],” he told reporters during a breakfast with reporters April 17, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Ray said that’s why he recalled the aircraft to the U.S. to receive upgrades and maintenance to prepare for the next high-end fight. A close-up view of the Babylonian map of the World. I’m not proud of how hard I laughed at that one!! 1. The U.S. Army could soon have a cannon that can fire much further than any gun in the world. Johnson also advocated that there was a global conspiracy with regards to the very flat Earth, not just today, but spanning millennia. The designers want you to use the little holes on the side that correspond with poncho straps to tie it together, but show of hands: How many people have actually taken those steps each and every time instead of just using the woobie as its own individual item? The problem is that most of those men definitely did not have the skills and experience necessary to fight wars. B-52 Squadron Commander Fired over Penis Drawings in Bomber ... B-2 Stealth Bomber's Incredible First Flight | Military.com, The Badass B-1B Lancer Bomber | Military.com, F-35 Pilot Killed in April Crash May Have Ignored Aircraft Instruments. During the ensuing eight-hour engagement, the American team lost its contact with its supporting element, which operated the vehicles, and had to walk for almost a mile while under constant enemy fire before reaching relative safety. How can you say no to that face? 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You will be forever pushed into your seat. Congress established the Silver Star in the closing months of the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. The 7th Special Forces Group team fought against what Army officials described as an elite Taliban unit, which they encountered by accident in a small Afghan village. Deterrence Symposium in Nebraska on July 31, 2019. During the Vietnam War, the USAF saw the necessity of moving large amounts of troops and equipment overseas quickly. Dropping out of school at the tender age of 9, Rowbotham would eventually become convinced, or at least claimed he was, that not only was the Earth flat, but that everything we see in the heavens is actually only a few thousand miles from the Earth- stars and all. The single most cherished item that Uncle Sam has given its fighting men and women since the Vietnam War has got to be the poncho liner or, as it’s affectionately known within the military community as, the “woobie.” It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the one piece of military gear that was designed with a troop’s comfort in mind has a huge fan base. The commander said he would think about it and get back to her with an answer. If the aliens had returned in full force to invade the Soviet Union, they would have met the joint capability of the Soviets along with the United States, as President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev agreed at the 1985 Lake Geneva Summit to join forces against any extraterrestrial invader. So what exactly do the world’s governments and countless scientists and high school physics students throughout human history have to gain by convincing people the world is spherical instead of flat? Despite the ban, Krupp continued theoretical work on long-range guns. All that was ever captured were fixed-gun emplacements. I can’t imagine having to wear shoes to a meeting again…, If you having tortilla chips for breakfast means I don’t have to cook…, Something about you getting on the phone screams, “COME TALK TO ME.”. 155mm Artillery System Claims World Record: 76km. A load team from the 352nd Maintenance Squadron, along with the crew of a C-5 Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., loads a 21st Special Operations Squadron MH-53M Pave Low IV helicopter to be transported to the ‘Boneyard,’ or the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2007. Battlefield sanitation was the order of the day, but if Civil War troops chose to ignore an order, that would be the one. This top-charge complies with the gun’s JBMoU-compliant 23-liter gun chamber. “Our goal is to be a true partner to the military. This is basically the one thing every troop wishes they could have done with their woobie while in the field. The biggest gun … The 2S7 "Pion" Self-Propelled Gun features turretless design with rear opened placed main gun. A G6 howitzer with a 52-calibre gun achieved the longest range ever attained with a conventional 155 mm artillery round: 76 kilometres, while the 52-calibre gun of PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer lobbed a shell 67 kilometres. The combination of South African technology and German expertise has already resulted in enhanced range, effectiveness, and precision. And so it was that in 2004, one Daniel Shenton created a discussion forum home for the mostly dead Flat Earth Society and by 2009 a new wiki website was created in its place, with the society slowly growing from there to apparently around 500 members to date. Balaosre: Maintaining that the ATAGS howitzer is the best gun in the world with the capability to strike targets at the longest range of 48 kilometers, a top DRDO scientist said, the indigenous gun can meet Indian Army’s full requirement of 1800 artillery guns systems and there was no need for imports in this field.. Interacting with ANI during the field trials of the ATAGS which has … By Syed Shafiq. It left the ship with a companion and a robot. Reportedly the final hilariously fitting steam powered rocket and launch platform cost around ,000 and took about ten years to build. This is the same gun used by seven NATO countries on the PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer. They were supposed to provide France with one of the weapons, as set in the Treaty of Versailles, but never did. 'No need for imported artillery' The military keeps encountering UFOs. | Sufficiently Advanced ... How ‘having guts’ actually meant being an able U.S. troop, ‘Earning the Tab – Pt. Maintaining the integrity of certain infantry formations used to be integral to the survival of the whole unit. A list of artillery catalogues types of weapons found in batteries of national armed forces' … That might sound like a lot, but it’s nothing next to the 15,792 pounds of the M198. That’s why transparent cooperation and trust are so important to us.” RDM Managing Director Jan-Patrick Helmsen said, “Tube artillery can provide defensive and offensive fire support. In turn, Artillery Mages are severely punished when enemies finally succeed in closing in on them, due to their extreme fragility and limited mobility. The Paris Gun (German: Paris-Geschütz / Pariser Kanone) was the name given to a type of German long-range siege gun, several of which were used to bombard Paris during World War I.They were in service from March to August 1918. The Ranger whose longest-American kill is still mostly secret. Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) officials told Task Purpose on July 31, 2019, there are seven fully mission capable bombers. The Galaxy has also been used to distribute humanitarian aid and supported the U.S. Space shuttle program. As evidence of this conspiracy and how far reaching it is, they also point out on their website that the United Nations emblem strongly resembles the Flat Earth Society’s view of what the Earth actually looks like. For whatever it’s worth, in this one, approximately, (And, yes, we know those numbers don’t add up to exactly 100% in either case, but YouTube’s polling system rounds to the whole number, so here we are.). Crew: Pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers and three loadmasters, 84% of respondents said they have always believed the world is round. As for some numbers, according to a 2018 poll run by the massive market research firm YouGov, the 8,215 responses which were chosen to have a high probability of accurately representing the wider adult populace, showed, While the good people at YouGov certainly know their stuff with respect to getting accurate data that represents the wider populace, we were curious as to what a larger sample of our own audience would reveal, though with the caveat that a general internet poll can sometimes be notoriously inaccurate. The M777 is currently in service with the United States Army and United States Marine Corps. It’s very high but all contained inside. She earned the rank of corporal and was shot in the chest at the Battle of Bregalnica. Once all the rounds were fired, the barrel had to be removed and sent back to Germany to be re-bored. November 22, 2019. What were the results? Unrefueled Range of C-5M: Approximately 5,524 statute miles (4,800 nautical miles) with 120,000 pounds of cargo; approximately 7,000 nautical miles with no cargo on board. With a look, the boy was paralyzed. Only the static emplacements captured by the Americans in 1918. This is the Army’s precision ‘sniper rifle’ howitzer, Marines manning a M777 howitzer received word, That time a soldier used a payphone to call back to the US to get artillery support in Grenada, This is what a silencer for howitzers looks like, M777 155mm Ultralightweight Field Howitzer - Army Technology. To build a rocket to reach the heavens with to once and for all prove the Earth was flat. The only problem was the Germans just couldn’t quite break through to get Paris in their artillery crosshairs. Or if the Flat Earth society wanted to pool together their resources, for prices from ,000-,000 they could charter a flight to the South Pole itself. How to Actually Make a Sword “Forged From the Blood of Your ... Can You Make a SWORD out of BLOOD?! Seemingly the Google Earth team must be in on it too, clearly abandoning the company’s long held unofficial mantra of “Don’t be evil.”. We further all have many beliefs we firmly cling to just as tenuously supported by our level of knowledge on a subject, though thankfully for most of us the absurdity isn’t quite so easy to spot, allowing us to safely continue to think of ourselves as superior to mere mortals with alternate ideas…. A 433rd Airlift Wing C-5 Galaxy begins to turn over the runway before landing Nov. 14 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.. Tracy L. Demarco). The U.S. Army Wants a Cannon with a Crazy and Nearly Impossible ... New Artillery Doubles Attack Range, Outguns Russians | Military.com, Everything to know about the Air Force’s largest transport, This is how much human blood you need to make a longsword, How these guys make the weapons from our favorite video games, Watch this modern-day Samurai slice a BB pellet traveling at 217 miles per hour. The C-5A Galaxy undergoing flight testing in the late 1960s. The longest-range artillery gun of World War I was the German “Paris Gun,” which in 1918 struck Paris with a 230-pound shell fired from a distance of some 75 miles. Taped together and barely holding on — a working title of everyone’s 2020 memoir. Milunka Savic was a total badass. In the past four decades, the C-5 has supported military operations in all major conflicts, including Vietnam, Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan. Not great PR when you’re trying not to be evil. Maybe it’s the texture or maybe it’s the fact that it almost always smells like the animal’s veteran parent — whatever the case, expect your dog to fight you for woobie ownership. Hardly impressive, as noted in our BrainFood Show podcast, bees also use this fact in their own absurdly fascinating navigation and in communicating directions to other bees. Imagine sitting in a car that never stops speeding up. Australian troops fire their M777 to support Marines during a training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee). He simply used the knowledge that at noon on the Summer Solstice there was a well in Syene where the sun shown directly down to the bottom, with no shadow. A similar effect is observed when spotting land from a ship. The genesis of the modern Flat Earth Society started in the mid-19th century thanks to one Samuel Rowbotham of London, England. Despite high demand, there are only a handful of B-1B Lancer bombers available to take off at a moment’s notice. The North Pole lies at the center of this disc and there is an ice wall surrounding the outer most parts of the Earth that keeps the oceans contained. 5. The Paris Gun’s round had a flight time of about three minutes and reached a height of 25 miles at the peak of its parabolic arc — the highest altitude ever achieved by a manmade object at that time. Well, this is because these ships and planes are literally circling. Take the blood that’s been pulled out by a super magnet and set it on fire to burn away any remaining oxygen and hydrogen and, voila, you have something to work with — in theory, anyway. So, now we have to talk extraction — and since you’re probably already thinking of that scene from X2, let’s talk magnets. Aristotle (4th century B.C.) In the latest incarnation of the society, as with their forebears, the modern group strongly advocates for only accepting that which you can see with your own eyes and prove with your own efforts. 96% of respondents stated they “firmly believe the world is round”, 1% went with “I used to firmly believe the world is round, but now have doubts”, 1% voted for “I firmly believe the world is flat”, 0% stated “I used to firmly believe the world is flat, but now have doubts”, 1% noted “I am not sure what I believe on this issue.”, 9% of respondents stated “I believe the world is round, but sometimes say online it’s flat”, 2% stated “I believe the world is flat and advocate this position online”, The remaining 89% stated “Neither applies to me.”.

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