US Airforce running short of bombs.

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US Airforce running short of bombs.

Post by toad » Sun Dec 06, 2015 5:58 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/12 ... -isis.html

Reading somewhat between the lines it looks like the Air Force is running out of Smart weapons to use on IsIS. The Russian were short so they just loaded up on regular iron bombs and carpet bombed them.
IMHO it looks like too many Jihadi sympathizers running our side of things?

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Re: US Airforce running short of bombs.

Post by skb12172 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:48 pm

Ya think? :roll:
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Post by Mike OTDP » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:51 am

Leftists claim to be smart - tie them to dumb bombs, drop on ISIS.

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Re: US Airforce running short of bombs.

Post by Aesop » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:38 am

Start a "Bomb Pilot" program.
Draft college students from the Ivy League. Including 50% women, because gender equity.
Stick, rudder, seat belt.

Happy hunting. Bon voyage.
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Re: US Airforce running short of bombs.

Post by mekender » Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:48 am

Meh, with the impact velocity of a dropped munition, we could probably strap a JDAM package on a cinderblock and have enough of an effect on the targets.
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Post by Gunnuts » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:50 pm

Mike OTDP wrote:Leftists claim to be smart - tie them to dumb bombs, drop on ISIS.
I vote for this.

In fact, I'll buy the first case of duct tape to get the ball rolling. :D
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Post by First Shirt » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:04 pm

See, that's the benefit of iron bombs - they are 100% accurate. No matter what altitude you drop them from, or how fast, they will always hit the ground!
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Re: US Airforce running short of bombs.

Post by PawPaw » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:52 pm

Interestingly, John McCain (I'm no fan, but I'll give him his due) says that 75% of combat strike missions come back to the runway without having fired a shot.

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"The fact that aircraft go on missions and don't strike anything is not out of the norm," said Air Force Capt. Andrew "Ender" Caulk of Air Forces Central Command Public Affairs. Despite U.S. strikes being "the most precise in the history of warfare," Caulk said, "conducting strike operations in the heavily populated areas where DAESH hides presents challenges. We are fighting an enemy who goes out of their way to put civilians at risk. However, the vast majority of pilots understand the need for the tactical patience in this environment. This fight against DAESH is not the kind of fight from previous decades."
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Re: US Airforce running short of bombs.

Post by toad » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:34 pm

Well if you kill enough of the civilians near the snakcbars they may get the idea and start killing the Jihadi's and really save you some bombs.

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Post by Jered » Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:03 am

Didn't we give the EUnuchs a bunch of stuff in 2011?
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