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#1 This has got to be chopper footage. Can't see how you keep the camera covering the same spot for a couple of minutes without some kind of hovering capability.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-04-26 13:15||
#2 my guess is the footage is from a predator.
Posted by abu do you love 2012-04-26 13:23||
#3 You fly, gun cam runs itself until you vector it elsewhere ie, pick new target.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-26 13:37||
#4 UAV took that footage - the stabilization they have in the cameras is pretty remarkable. Definitely not footage from the A-10, line of attack is nearly perpendicular to the observation point.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-26 14:03||
#5 Second look: You're right, definately not a gun cam. Could be a Tiger Shark. Very low and slow. They oftentimes work in tandem.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-26 14:09||
#6 luv the flying jihadi bits
Posted by Frank G 2012-04-26 14:12||
#7 OS is spot on. Stabilization almost looks like it came from a nearby ridge or hilltop post. If it's aerial, it's probably not the cam so much as the software.
Posted by Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division 2012-04-26 14:57||
#8 Why do those guys keep moving after the initial hit? Wouldn't they have a better chance of avoiding the second and third hits if they'd play dead?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-04-26 15:14||
#9 One way to solve the recidivism with the o'Gitmo tag and release program (re:US Mulls Handing Taliban Guantanamo Detainee to Afghan Govt).
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-04-26 15:46||
#10 Be still my heart. :-D
Posted by Barbara 2012-04-26 18:41||
#11 Why do those guys keep moving after the initial hit? Wouldn't they have a better chance of avoiding the second and third hits if they'd play dead?
These were not well disciplined Taliban.
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-26 19:07||
#12 (FYI that was a reference us old people will get. For you young'uns, cf. Full Metal Jacket )
Posted by OldSpook 2012-04-26 19:11||
#13 Why do those guys keep moving after the initial hit? Wouldn't they have a better chance of avoiding the second and third hits if they'd play dead?
They may not know it was an air attack. They may also think there's a nearby ground presence that will head down there to police up the area.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-04-26 19:29||
#14 They do crazy shit because they are dead men running. It doesn't matter what they do at that point. They could break out in a nice chorus of Y-M-C-A, goats are our babes, ... and still wouldn't get a chance to start the next verse.
Posted by rammer 2012-04-26 22:58||