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   Undertoad  Monday Dec 10 11:13 AM

12/10: Shark gunner



As US soldiers jump into the Arabian sea for a bit of fun, another soldier holds gun in hand, on the lookout for sharks.

Would that even work? Wouldn't they be just as likely to put a bullet through a swimmer? Can this program be extended through South Florida? Maybe they can get the nuclear subs to provide shark duty for a while.



doc  Monday Dec 10 11:44 AM

All that's missing from this picture is a plank ;-)



jennofay  Monday Dec 10 12:52 PM

or better yet... just tie some raw meat to their toes...

i dont know about you, but if that was me, i think id be looking for someone to play 'uno' with, leave the shark infested waters to those guys

sillyness.



warch  Monday Dec 10 02:29 PM

Its another form of military exercise.
Cover me, I'm goin' in!



Slight  Monday Dec 10 02:58 PM


Please enjoy this crappy photoshopped image.



IndyTone  Monday Dec 10 03:26 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Slight

Please enjoy this crappy photoshopped image.
You know what? We need more people like you in this Forum... reminds me of another Forum that I post on.

Very good.


jaguar  Monday Dec 10 05:12 PM

if you want amassof photoshopping go to fark.com =p
My poor 'ol 56k is shitslow enough



IndyTone  Monday Dec 10 11:32 PM

yep, fark is good. so is SA.



dave  Tuesday Dec 11 10:37 AM

Re: 12/10: Shark gunner

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
Would that even work? Wouldn't they be just as likely to put a bullet through a swimmer? Can this program be extended through South Florida? Maybe they can get the nuclear subs to provide shark duty for a while.
Word on the streets is that bullets kill sharks too. And I'm guessing that those dudes holding the guns are pretty good marksmen.

I think I remember reading that many divers carried "boom sticks" - basically, it was two poles - one wider than the other. The thinner tube went inside the larger tube, and at the end of the large tube was a shotgun shell. The thinner one had like a nail on the end. So when the thinner one was slammed into the larger one (presumably with the shell-end of the stick up against an attacking shark), the nail whapped the firing pin and BAM! You don't get eaten by a shark. But I could be making this up too. I'm pretty sure I read it, though.


BrianR  Tuesday Dec 11 12:55 PM

I think I an clarify this a bit

As I am in the Navy and have indulged in swim call more than once...


The gunner is not necessarily a marksman.
The area is usually cleared of sharks with active sonar pings first.
The swim area is one not frequented by sharks anyway.
The gunner is there to make the swimmers felel better.
Bullets are not dangerous below five feet or so.
Sharks are not visible below ten feet and not more than 50 feet away.
There is a picket boat a quarter mile out to keep sharks and other creepies away with the sound of the propeller as well as pick up errant swimmers.

That's about it.

Brian



jennofay  Tuesday Dec 11 10:07 PM

Re: I think I an clarify this a bit

Quote:
Originally posted by BrianR
As I am in the Navy and have indulged in swim call more than once...


The gunner is not necessarily a marksman.
The area is usually cleared of sharks with active sonar pings first.
The swim area is one not frequented by sharks anyway.
The gunner is there to make the swimmers felel better.
Bullets are not dangerous below five feet or so.
Sharks are not visible below ten feet and not more than 50 feet away.
There is a picket boat a quarter mile out to keep sharks and other creepies away with the sound of the propeller as well as pick up errant swimmers.

That's about it.

Brian
yea yea yea...ruin all the fun

interesting though..


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