Thursday, September 13, 2007
Posted by gjblass at 1:52 PM
Fighter jets have long been a staple of any successful military campaign. They are fast, effective, expensive and highly lethal machines, capable of traveling long distances with enormous firepower and guns. This article introduces us to the five top military jet fighters in service today, the price we pay for them, and the future of jet fighting aviation. Only fighter jets that made it into active duty were considered, therefore the YF-23 Black Widow, the YF-17 Cobra, and the F-20 Tigershark were excluded. Additionally, only fighter jets were examined and therefore bombers such as the F-117 Nighthawk and the F-21 Kfir were also not included.
1. F-14 Tomcat
Designed by Bob Kress, engineering manager
Maiden flight 21 December 1970
Introduction September 1974
Retired 22 September 2006, USN
Status Active service with Iran, Limited Service in United States Navy
Primary users United States Navy, Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force
Number built 712
Unit cost US$38 million in 1998
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Posted by Chismillionare at 12:32 PM
Stormtroopers blast through gender barrier
If you want to check out a very welcome new trend in science fiction fandom (assuming you're a huge geek), then Google the word "Femtroopers." This is perhaps the most celebratory development for horny Star Wars fans since Princess Leia became Jabba the Hutt's barge ho.I think these photos are really hot, but maybe that's because I've seen "The Empire Strikes Back" at least 25 times and own a George Lucas action figure. While the armored hot pants and bare midriff are both nice touches, the contoured breast plate is definitely the sexiest/funniest part of the costume.
Whether this becomes a huge trend or not, Femtroopers suddenly make it a lot easier to defend people who dress up like Star Wars characters. Either way, this definitely gets a few more people to attend WonderCon next year.
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August 30 2006 at 02:00 AM
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