Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey is a tech blogger in Los Angeles who (sadly) falls into the stereotype associated with nerds. Yes, he's a Star Trek fan and writes about it on Uberly. His glasses are thick and his allergies are thicker. Despite all that, he's (somehow) married to a beautiful woman and has 4 kids. Find him on Twitter or Facebook,

8 awesome images of the angel flare pattern

32 sec read

MC-130H Combat Talon

MC-130H Combat Talon

The angel flare pattern is well known in both military circles as well as the world of photography for its stunning visuals and incredibly effective countermeasure capabilities. Dozens of flares are ejected from various points on large war planes like the AC-130 to protect the slow, sluggish planes from being hit by heat-seeking missiles.

Here are some amazing images that have come from demonstrations of this technique followed by a video.

Flying over Canada
“Flying over Canada”
Hercules Flare Drop
“Hercules flare drop”
From the frontlines in Afghanistan
“From the front lines in Afghanistan”
Lockhead AC-130 Spectre
“Lockhead AC-130 Spectre”
Protecting Two
“Protecting two”
Rear View
“Rear view”
Silhouette
“Silhouette”

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcJTISrVEFo[/youtube]

 

Avatar of Sal McCloskey
Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey is a tech blogger in Los Angeles who (sadly) falls into the stereotype associated with nerds. Yes, he's a Star Trek fan and writes about it on Uberly. His glasses are thick and his allergies are thicker. Despite all that, he's (somehow) married to a beautiful woman and has 4 kids. Find him on Twitter or Facebook,

Chicago tried and failed to use big data to…

Have you ever seen the movie Minority Report? If you haven’t, all you need to know is that it’s about a special police unit that’s able...
Avatar of Sal McCloskey Sal McCloskey
1 min read

Google believes artificial intelligence will be bigger than virtual…

When Mark Zuckerberg thinks about the future, he sees a world that’s dominated by mobile devices and virtual reality, but when Google CEO Sundar Pichai...
Avatar of Lorie Wimble Lorie Wimble
56 sec read

China wants to build floating nuclear power plants for…

I’m sure you’ve heard about that man-made island chain that China has built in the South China Sea, the one that’s been causing a...
Avatar of Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua
1 min read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *