Military Shorts

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    'If the enemy is in range, so are you.' - Infantry Journal
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    'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.' - U.S.Air ForceManual
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    'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.' - General Macarthur
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    'You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me.' - U.S. Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.
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    'Tracers work both ways.' - U.S.ArmyOrdnance
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    'Five second fuses only last three seconds.' - Infantry Journal
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    'Any ship can be a minesweeper. Once.'
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    'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.' - Unknown Marine Recruit
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    'If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.' - USAFAmmo Troop
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    'Though I Fly Through the Valleyof Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing.' - At the entrance to the old SR-71 operating base Kadena , Japan
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    'You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3.' - Paul F. Crickmore (test pilot)
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    'The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.'
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    'If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- and therefore, unsafe.'
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    'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
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    'Without ammunition, the USAFwould be just another expensive flying club.'
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    'What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies.'
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    'Never trade luck for skill.'
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    'Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight.'
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    'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!'
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    'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'
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    'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely kill you.' - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)
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    'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.' - Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970
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    'If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to.'
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    'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.'
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    As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks 'What happened?'.
    The pilot's reply: 'I don't know, I just got here myself!' - Attributed to Ray Crandell (Lockheed test pilot)
     
  2. How disappointing. I thought this was about these...

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  3. Thingy. Just for you; real military shorts.

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  4. whats with the septic quotes?
    Last yank i saw had big baggy ones on and a hawaiian shirt.
    Even his missus wore the same but with those snorkel sunglasses.
     
  5. Happy days !!
     
  6. silverfox

    silverfox War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    a Dark and Stormy is probably my favourite military short......
     
  7. On boarding a U.S. ship on some errand (well, it wouldn't have been a beer would it)were asked by a very young officer if our shorts (chinese tailor specials) would promote homosexuality.
    Frankly it was the first time anyone had said I had decent legs!
     
  8. :w00t:
     
  9. wow those shorts are disturbing
     
  10. What, the Rhodies in their nutcrackers?
     
  11. lol exactly
     

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