Had a gun jam in a CIWS mount and sat with a bunch of live 20 MM rounds falling out in my lap as we disassembled the drum with about 1000 rounds still in it. Oh and these were the new increased lethality rounds we were testing. Had to down load a missile that duded on the rail and didn't leave. I was the team lead.
And I still didn't get a pay raise.
Still an interesting find you got there.
Have you THANKED a VETERAN lately for the freedoms you take for granted each day?
haha - i hope this thread goes on and on and on. my "so what did you do to your roadster today" thread has split into threads on the GTM forum and Hot Rod forum...
i took the day off work to take dad to an outpatient surgery at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Beverly Hills. went to starbucks, got a window seat, and watched cars and women, neither of which i could afford, pass by.
except maybe this one.... what is it? texas plates, and i've never seen rollbars like that.
7.62x39 round being fired at you out of an AK-47? Well, that's a BIGGIE!!!
FFR 4859GT 414W, Tremec TKO 5spd. IRS w/3.55 and Torsen diff. 13" dual-piston front & 12" rear disc brakes. 03 Cobra wheels, 275/40 & 315/35 tires. Possibly the only person in the world that is currently building a Spyder GT.
"A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'"
You're dating yourself there Don with that carbine. Mine was an M16 and B61s and B53s and SRAM missles I disarmed one once, does that count?
I qualified on the carbine at basic and then that's what we had in the silo. Probably left over from WWII.
Carried it topside a couple times. We had a security patrol for each "sector" and they drove among the sites in their sector, but a few times the weather got too bad and they'd stand down. If the anti-intrusion doppler horns got filled with snow they wouldn't reset, and without the security patrol we'd have to clean them out ourselves.
Gave me an excuse to carry the weapon but never got to use it.
3733k Stock 5.0, 3:55 gears, 15" Halibrands, '91 donor, Tremec 3550. "Arrest Me" Yellow / Black Stripes.
My car: a lightweight, precision-guided, sledgehammer.
We don't have titles at work so when I go to conventions I usually make one up. Last week at IMTS I was titled, "Abnormal Situations Engineer". I think I may have stolen that from someone here. Anyway, it made for several interesting conversations with exhibitors from other countries trying to figure out what kind of lead I might be.
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