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"A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when
you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left
of your unit."
- Army's magazine of preventive maintenance.
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"Aim towards the Enemy."
- Instruction printed on US Rocket Launcher

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"When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.
- U.S. Marine Corps

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"Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs
are guaranteed to always hit the ground."
- USAF Ammo Troop

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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 Force Manual
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"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously
never encountered automatic weapons."
- General Macarthur
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"Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo."
- Infantry Journal
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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. Army Ordnance
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"Five second fuses only last three seconds."
- Infantry Journal
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"Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't
ever volunteer to do anything."
- U.S. Navy Swabbie
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"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
- David Hackworth
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"If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an
ambush."
- Infantry Journal
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"No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection."
- Joe Gay
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"Any ship can be a minesweeper ... once."
- Anonymous
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"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
- Unknown Marine Recruit
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"Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you."
- Your Buddies
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"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."
- USAF Ammo Troop
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"Though I Fly Through the Valley of 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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"Blue water Navy truism: There are more planes in the ocean
than submarines in the sky."
- >From an old carrier sailor
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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 USAF would 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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"Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers."
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Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to
successfully complete the flight."
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"A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all luck;
three in a row is prevarication."
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"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up
there!"
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"Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag
for the purpose of storing dead batteries."
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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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"When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was
forgotten."
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"Just remember, if you crash because of weather, your funeral
will be held on a sunny day."
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Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: "When a prang (crash)
seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in
the vicinity as slow and gently as possible."
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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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"A pilot who doesn't have any fear probably isn't flying his
plane to its maximum."
- Jon McBride, astronaut
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"If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far
into the crash as possible."
- Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)
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"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."
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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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Basic Flying Rules: "Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do
not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be
recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and
interstellar
space. It is much more difficult to fly there."
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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
 

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good ones, thanks for the laughs
 

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"If you see a bomb technician running, follow him."
- USAF Ammo Troop
:rofl: :histerica :histerica
 

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"Any ship can be a minesweeper ... once."
- Anonymous


I love that one.
 

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JahWarrior said:
:rofl: :histerica :histerica
I wanted one of those shirts. I think its better when its EOD... much better.
 

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Very funny! I'l be sharing these tomorrow for sure.
 

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81Bronk36 said:
I wanted one of those shirts. I think its better when its EOD... much better.

my dad has one...he was Army EOD

these are my favorites

I got nicknamed Carrier Dan by flight instructor by the way I landed the plane...i was off the runway by the first turnoff. And I overshot my landing spot

"A smooth landing is mostly luck; two in a row is all luck;
three in a row is prevarication."
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I hate radioing the tower sometimes

"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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Yup

"When a flight is proceeding incredibly well, something was
forgotten."
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Thats waht they told me too

Advice given to RAF pilots during WWII: "When a prang (crash)
seems inevitable, endeavor to strike the softest, cheapest object in
the vicinity as slow and gently as possible."
 

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81Bronk36 said:
"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."
A variation for all the Ground Roving Units (Not Trainable) here

"Never share a foxhole with someone braver than you"
 

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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
I am kinda fond of that one
 
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