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    Military advice

    Understatements:


    "If the enemy is in range, so are you." - Infantry Journal
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    "It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just
    bombed." - U.S. Air Force Manual

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    "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never
    encountered automatic weapons." - General MacArthur
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    "You, you, and you ... Panic. The rest of you, come with me." - U.S.
    Marine Corp Gunnery Sgt.

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    "Tracers work both ways" - U.S. Army Ordnance

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    "Five second fuses only last three seconds." - Infantry Journal
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    "Any ship can be a minesweeper, Once."
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    "Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do." - Unknown
    Marine Recruit

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    "If you see a bomb technician running, follow him." - USAF Ammo Troop
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    "Though I Fly Through the Valley of Death , I Shall Fear No Evil. For
    I am at 80,000 Feet and Climbing." - At the entrance to the old SR-71
    operating base Kadena , Japan

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    "You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3." - Paul F.
    Crickmore (test pilot)
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    "The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."
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    "If the wings are traveling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a
    helicopter ... and therefore, unsafe."

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    "When one engine fails on a twin- engine airplane you always have
    enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."

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    "What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots? If
    a pilot screws up, the pilot dies; If ATC screws up ... the pilot
    dies."

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    "Never trade luck for skill."

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    The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are:

    "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Sh*t!"
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    "Airspeed, altitude and brains.
    Two are always needed to successfully complete the flight."

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    "Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up there!"
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    "Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a
    person on the ground incapable of understanding or doing anything
    about it."
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    "The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world; it can just barely
    kill you." - Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

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    "There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime."
    - Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970

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    "If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."

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    "You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full
    power to taxi to the terminal."

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    Never share a foxhole with a would-be hero.

    i recognise most of these from Call of Duty 4, they come up in the single player game when you get killed!

    Very cool.
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