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    The US military has devised a way to ensure its troops in battle need never go hungry - with dried food that can by rehydrated using dirty water or urine.

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    :crazy:

    Dr. S.
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    I'm not hungry.

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    • #3
      You see this is why you join the navy. Real food.
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      • #4
        Ahh the Army see why I joined the Marines...wait a minute is this service wide.

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        • #5
          Im sure it is,Welcome to force XXI.
          Least we could to for the attempt to stick us with the MOLLE ruck.
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          • #6
            Least we could to for the attempt to stick us with the MOLLE ruck
            Talk about junk the MOLLE system is just that junk. Why in hell did the DoD decide on this pack?

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            • #7
              Ever try one out? I found three complete systems at one point. (long,possibly incriminating story) their nice rucks,but some idiot thought a plastic frame would be a novel approach. I dont pretend to imagine what abuse a Marine would put it through but
              thoughts of jumping or strapping it to the outside of a Bradley came instantly to mind and both scenarios involved a lifespan measured in minutes for the frame.

              I gave the other two up and kept the remaning one for non-tactical camping trips with the kids.
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              • #8
                Yeah well from my perspective the biggest DOD blunder in the last 40 years or so was the M551 Sheridans or as we affectionately referred to the the "Boomers" (BEWM or Broken Electric War Machines) Concept was interesting, the integration of a tradition tank gun tube with a capacity for firing missles. Only problem was by the second or third conventional round the elctronics were at best all shaken loose and all the circuit boards had to be reseated and very frequently the circuit board broke and the the missle system was down. Sucker only weighed about 14 tons and the main gun would shake them around a lot more than the Patton tanks. Get a Sheridan on a little up hill slope with the gun barrelt fully depressed you could sometimes lift the front end off the ground firing the main gun. Pretty much guarnateed to knock out the missle systems. Designer's rationale was that in an engagement you would fire missles first and then conventional so it didn't matter. As if a screening engagement results in only one encounter with the enemy. Also were too lightly armor are particularly vulnerable to landmines. Suppose to be air droppable but then they retrofitted them with heavier armor plating on the bottom. Some genius decided to test airdropping a couple at Bragg and they had a couple of fixed gun turrets in their drop zone as the things destroyed their suspension and buried themselves in the earth. Never forget my first tour with the cav in Gemany. Had a platoon of sheridans with a mission to screen the Berlin to Munich autobahn for three days while NATO got organized. It was assumed it would take that long to establish air superiority so no close air support. Opposition estimated at 128 soviet regiments and me with three broken electric war machines, a mortor and a squad of infantry. Only thing going for us is in theory I had first priority on every gun tube in corp. We had a full war load on board except we were not allowed to have flares and smoke grenades. Basically meant if we survived the screening mission we had littlle to no hope of surviving the passage of lines. Oh my, glad we never tested that war plan.

                My favorite dumb question was when the GAO came to study our unit readiness as at the time we were rated the most ready unity in Europe. They were very hung up on the fact that the fence around our ammo dump only had one gate and wouldn't that slow things down in a trip wire response situation. I had the pleasure of explaining the physics of and armor vehicle encountering a chain link fence. Problem solved.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JSMoss
                  Yeah well from my perspective the biggest DOD blunder in the last 40 years or so was the M551 Sheridans or as we affectionately referred to the the "Boomers" (BEWM or Broken Electric War Machines)
                  Do we still use M551's?

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                  • #10
                    Re: US army food... just add urine

                    Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
                    The US military has devised a way to ensure its troops in battle need never go hungry - with dried food that can by rehydrated using dirty water or urine.

                    Full Story.

                    :crazy:

                    Dr. S.
                    I'm just going to carry the extra water, thank you very much.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Larkin
                      Do we still use M551's?
                      More or less.

                      They are used at the training centers, with heavy exterior modification, as T72s.

                      ...and having been a cavalry platoon leader 1000 years ago, Iconcur completely with JS Moss ... the worst part was that they weren't even armored well enough to stand up to anything. What a waste of money.

                      JS
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                      • #12
                        up water and gatorade. if I need something to drink real bad, I will just have to wait
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                        • #13
                          Somewhere,Im sure it's online,is a photo of one that "burned-in" during Just Cause in '89. Only good use I can think of for a Sheridan is dropping them on the PDF.

                          I think NTC's mock-ups are the only place you can still find them.
                          Read an article in Soldier magazine a couple years back on them.
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