Camouflaged A-6 Intruders

The Grumman A-6 Intruder spent most of it’s service career in the traditional Navy/Marine greys & whites, but a few got more interesting colors.

  • A-6A of VA-85 with Green/Blue camo scheme for visibility experiment - 1965.
  • A-6A of VA-65 “Tigers” painted “land camo” green scheme on USS Kitty Hawk - 1966.
  • Unspecified A-6E in all dark green camo - 1987.
  • A-6E of VA-165 “Boomers” on USS Constellation painted for participation in Red Flag exercises - 1989.
  •  A-6E of VA-65 “TIgers” on USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Desert Storm - 1991.

Via Replica in Scale, Detail & Scale, and Key Publishing


U.S. Dismisses Lawsuit Against Chiquita For Hiring Paramilitary Groups To Kill Colombians
July 25th, 2014
A US appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit against banana grower Chiquita brought by at least 4,000 Colombians who accused the company of supporting paramilitary forces who killed or tortured their relatives.
In the 2-1 decision on Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals found a 2013 US Supreme Court ruling limited foreign nationals’ ability to seek damages against corporations in US courts.
Chiquita, the world’s largest banana producer, pleaded guilty in 2007 to making over 100 payments beginning in 1997 to the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC), a right-wing paramilitary group the United States considered a terror organization. Chiquita handed AUC $1.7 million in cash and checks before ending the practice in February 2004.
In 2001, Chiquita was identified in invoices and other documents as the recipient of a shipment from Nicaragua of 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition. The shipment was actually intended for the AUC.
Banana giant Chiquita has spent around $780,000 in the past year and a half to block a 9/11 victims’ bill in the US Congress. The legislation aims to aid victims and families in their claims against supporters or sponsors of terror attacks.
 The bill would attempt to impose civil liabilities on those found to have aided and abetted US-designated terrorist groups overseas. 
Now-Attorney General Eric Holder represented the fruit company in the previous lawsuit.


Afghan fighter in the Eastern Ukraine gives an interview in which he talks about his reasons for fighting for East Ukrainians and against western backed Kiev.

He talks about what happened in Afghanistan in the 80’s and similarities to the war in Ukraine.

With English subtitles.


First - person view of a Marine getting hit by an IED.




Engraving, “The People of the Winner.” Artist Pak Myang-Chol and Kim Hyuk 102 (2013) Juche


.460 Rowland

A Kimber 1911 converted to fire the more devastating but obscure .460 Rowland cartridge. It has nearly double the PSI of a .45 ACP round, with the .460 Rowland generating about 40,000 PSI. The elevated pressure levels requires several modifications to a 1911 platform, such as a compensator. (GRH)