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sarongsong
2007-Oct-31, 03:25 AM
:) (http://images.military.com/Shock/images/SA_image_071022_1m.jpg)

Kaptain K
2007-Oct-31, 03:43 AM
Very carefully!

The Backroad Astronomer
2007-Oct-31, 03:54 AM
Sober.

Eta C
2007-Oct-31, 04:10 AM
Once every 25 years. Except for the JP-5 required for its aircraft. That gets replenished every few days.

sarongsong
2007-Oct-31, 04:13 AM
You guys are clicking on my link, right?

The Backroad Astronomer
2007-Oct-31, 04:16 AM
Can not get to site at work, did not there was link untill when I clicked the happy face.

Kaptain K
2007-Oct-31, 04:24 AM
Who clicks on a smiley! :doh: Jeez!

The Backroad Astronomer
2007-Oct-31, 07:34 AM
Great pic, hate to be a person on deck when that hit.
(On the home a saw a huge fireball in the sky. About 2 or 3 degree long tail that was blue, white in the southern sky.

phaishazamkhan
2007-Oct-31, 08:17 AM
What link? More obfuscation, please!

Van Rijn
2007-Oct-31, 09:36 AM
What link? More obfuscation, please!

For those who haven't found the hidden link, here it is:

http://images.military.com/Shock/images/SA_image_071022_1m.jpg

Stuart van Onselen
2007-Oct-31, 11:51 AM
Methinks the bolt be behind the carrier, and this is just a happy coincidence for the photographer. Wouldn't a real strike occur on the superstructure, rather than the deck?

I heard it takes three years to refuel a carrier. And I complain if I have to wait three minutes at the filling station!

mugaliens
2007-Oct-31, 12:21 PM
Methinks the bolt be behind the carrier, and this is just a happy coincidence for the photographer. Wouldn't a real strike occur on the superstructure, rather than the deck?

Not necessarily. Lightening strikes the ground between tall trees all the time, though it usually goes for the higher points.

Moose
2007-Oct-31, 01:00 PM
Neat pic. But how do you get a carrier up to 88mph?

JustAFriend
2007-Oct-31, 03:23 PM
Putting the hook on it and getting it to go down Main Street by City Hall is more difficult than getting it to 88mph....

;-)

Doodler
2007-Oct-31, 06:36 PM
Neat pic. But how do you get a carrier up to 88mph?

They won't say exactly how fast they go, but they are supposedly capable of revving up to a pretty awesome clip.

Moose
2007-Oct-31, 06:40 PM
I've seen limited excerpts from Janes' that suggested somewhere between 30 and 40 knots. Impressive, yes. Not quite 150kph, no.