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    Don't know what metal they are made of, but it looks to me it's just worn down after years of use...
    You can see the same effect on old M16's

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    Default HMS Ocean Sails Up The River Thames For An Olympic Exercise



    Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on May 4, 2012 in London, England. The exercise is aimed at testing military capabilities to ensure operational readiness before the start of the Olympic Games.


    Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A sailor stands guard at the bow of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A sailor stands guard at the bow of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Military personnel aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A sailor stands guard at the bow of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A helicopter hovers as military personnel walk across the deck aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean maneuver helicopters as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Royal Navy pilots land a Sea King helicopter on the flight deck of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A Lynx helicopter hovers as military personnel work on the deck aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean maneuver helicopters as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Military personnel aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean maneuver helicopters as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Military personnel aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean maneuver helicopters as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Military personnel aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean maintain a helicopter as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Military personnel aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean refuel a helicopter as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    Military personnel aboard the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean maintain a helicopter as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A Lynx helicopter on the flight deck of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A police RIB escorts the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as she makes her way up the River Thames as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A Lynx helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as it is moored on the River Thames at Greenwich as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A Lynx helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as it is moored on the River Thames at Greenwich as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    A Lynx helicopter takes off from the flight deck of the Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean as it is moored on the River Thames at Greenwich as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.


    The Royal Navy Helicopter Carrier HMS Ocean moored on the River Thames at Greenwich as part of security rehearsals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, on May 4, 2012 in London, England.

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    Default MCAS Cherry Point Air Show



    A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and vintage F4U Corsair fly side by side over the 2012 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show.


    A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and vintage F4U Corsair fly side by side over the 2012 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show.


    A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and vintage F4U Corsair fly side by side over the 2012 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show.


    A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and vintage F4U Corsair fly side by side over the 2012 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show.


    A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier and vintage F4U Corsair fly side by side over the 2012 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show.

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    Default 2012 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show



    Harrier and Corsair fly over 2012 MCAS Cherry Point Air Show May 4, 2012

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    Default Paratroopers Patrol Ghazni Bazaar with Afghan Police



    Paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division patrol an Afghan Bazaar with Afghan National Police. The combined patrol helped the Afghan Police develop their skills and provide security to the bazaar from insurgents


    Paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division patrol an Afghan Bazaar with Afghan National Police. The combined patrol helped the Afghan Police develop their skills and provide security to the bazaar from insurgents.


    Paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division patrol an Afghan Bazaar with Afghan National Police. The combined patrol helped the Afghan Police develop their skills and provide security to the bazaar from insurgents.


    Paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division patrol an Afghan Bazaar with Afghan National Police. The combined patrol helped the Afghan Police develop their skills and provide security to the bazaar from insurgents.


    Paratroopers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division patrol an Afghan Bazaar with Afghan National Police. The combined patrol helped the Afghan Police develop their skills and provide security to the bazaar from insurgents.


    A paratrooper of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division patrols an Afghan Bazaar with Afghan National Police.

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    [LEFT][*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Afghan Sunrise

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    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Chief Warrant Officer 2 Norma Garza, a pilot assigned to Company A, Vultures, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as the sun rises May 2. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Armas)[/FONT][/COLOR][/LEFT]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeaks View Post
    Does anyone know why the M203 has, what looks to be Stainless Steel parts (Barrel, Fire Control, and Rail Mount)??
    Many years of use

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    Quote Originally Posted by -DENO- View Post
    Hi res? please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinman74 View Post
    Hi res? please.
    Here:
    http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5240/6...15517d36_o.jpg

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    Default JBER accepts delivery of last F-22 Raptor

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    The last manufactured F-22 Raptor fighter (right), flown by Air Force Lt. Col. Paul Moga, 525th Fighter Squadron commander, banks away from another new F-22 Raptor flown by 3rd Wing commander, Air Force Col. Dirk Smith, over the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson May 5.
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    Senior Airman Joshua King marshalls in an F-22 on the flightline May 5. The 525th Fighter Squadron,, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, received the last F-22 Raptor being made from Lockheed Martin and has named it the squadron's flagship. King is the aircraft's assistant dedicated crew chief with the 525th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Collinsville, Okla.
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    [LEFT][*******#000000]Airman 1st Class Jeffery Brown performs post flight checks after an F-22 Raptor fighter landed on the flightline May 5. The 525th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, received the last F-22 Raptor being made from Lockheed Martin and has named it its squadron's flagship. Brown is the jet's assistant dedicated crew chief with the 525th Aircraft Maintenance Unit from Booneville, Miss.[/COLOR][/LEFT]
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    From the US Navy


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the Jolly Rogers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103 lands on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), while the Brazilian navy frigate BNS Independencia (F 44) sails alongside. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Julia A. Casper/Released)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Rampagers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 83 launches from the bow of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class A.J. Jones/Released)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 3, 2012) Aviation Ordnancemen Airman Ryan Stubel and Timothy Jones moves ordnance in the hangar bay aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 8, is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Douglas Revell/Released)

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    SAN DIEGO (May 1, 2012) Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison III, commander of Navy Medicine West, high-fives Army Spc. Ananda Doane on the mess decks aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Nearly 500 medical and support staff from Navy Medicine West are deployed aboard Mercy supporting Pacific Partnership 2012. Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic action exercise designed to work with and through host nations to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anastasia Puscian/Released)


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    PACIFIC OCEAN (May 4, 2012) The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is underway in the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) fires its MK-45 5-inch/54-caliber lightweight gun during a live-fire exercise. Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) Gunner's Mate 3rd Class Christopher Baker fires a .50-caliber machine gun while Gunner's Mate 2nd class Thomas Clary observes for safety during live-fire exercises aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). Jason Dunham is a part of Carrier Strike Group 8, which is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)


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    ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Julius Allen, assigned to the Big Irons of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46, logs maintenance assignments aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). Vicksburg is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nick C. Scott/Released)


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    ARABIAN SEA (May 2, 2012) Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Christopher A. Dew gives signals to an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 46 during a helicopter in-flight refueling aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Nick C. Scott/Released)


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    SAN DIEGO (April 21, 2012) Information SystemsTechnician 3rd Class Elaine Macaranas, assigned to the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), serves a food tray at Father Joe's Village. Twenty-five Boxer Sailors participated in the two-day community service event. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman J. Michael Schwartz/Released)


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    ARABIAN SEA (April 30, 2012) Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jeffrey Willhoite, assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, inspects the engine tail pipe of an EA-6B Prowler in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Scott Pittman/Released)


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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 24, 2012) Construction Mechanic Constructionman Beau Dorenzo, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, guides a landing craft air cushion ashore. ACU-5 is deployed with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). New Orleans and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (11th MEU) are deployed as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)


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    U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 24, 2012) Boatswain's Mate Seaman Christopher Robo, assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 5, directs a Humvee as it debarks a landing craft air cushion. ACU-5 is deployed with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Dominique Pineiro/Released)


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    SAN DIEGO (April 30, 2012) Ensign George Bonebright, the Gunnery Officer aboard the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22), points out his great uncle's name at the USS San Diego (CL 53) memorial. Bonebright joined other San Diego Sailors for a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial on the memorial's dedication anniversary. The memorial in downtown San Diego was dedicated April 30, 2004 to commemorate the Sailors aboard the World War II vessel. San Diego is the fourth ship named for the city and the first to be homeported in her namesake. The ship is the sixth in the San Antonio class and will be commissioned in San Diego on May 19. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Holly Boynton/Released)


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    ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 2, 2012) The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) is underway in formation during a live-fire exercise. Oscar Austin is part of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class William Jamieson/Released)

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    i wish us brits could do this with a harrier and a sea spitfire, but alas, our stoopid government, decided to get rid of the harrier....and it will bite them...im sure it will.

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