Robb Crownover

35 Flips | 23 Magazines | 2 Followers | @RobbCrownover | Keep up with Robb Crownover on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Robb Crownover”

In a massive exercise HMLA-369 launched a unique assault formation of AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters

During Flying The Barn exercise U.S. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 launched a unique assault formation made of AH-1Z Viper attack and …

This ‘Whale’ saved 700 planes during the Vietnam War

When armchair historians discuss naval aviation during the Vietnam War, the focus usually turns to the F-4 Phantom. That's the multi-service plane flown by the Navy's only aces of the war — Randall "Duke" Cunningham and Willie Driscoll.<p>And of course there's the A-6 Intruder, made famous in the …

Fly Along in a Marine Corps Attack Helicopter

This 360-degree video shows what it's like in the cockpit of the "Viper."<p>Here's a video that takes you right into the cockpit of the Marine Corps' latest attack helicopter, the AH-1Z "Viper." A Marine aircrew placed a 360-degree camera between the pilot (up top) and gunner (bottom), allowing you to …

Military

The Scale Of Aircraft Carrier Maintenance Is Ridiculous

The <i>Nimitz,</i> deployed in 1975, is the oldest U.S. Navy aircraft carrier in service today. Just keeping a small boat alive in salt water that long takes …

The top 4 reasons you should play video games on a PC

I used to love console gaming. From the original <i>Nintendo Entertainment System</i> to the <i>Playstation 2</i>, I spent hours that went by like seconds in front …

Reinventing the wheel: the tech inside Lewis Hamilton's cockpit

Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team have rethought the steering wheel. It might look like an Xbox controller on …

All the Combat Vehicles of the U.S. Military in One Giant Poster

From Strykers to Global Hawks, this chart has it all.<p>Pop Chart Lab, master of the infographic poster, has a new offering showing every major combat system of the U.S. Military. The comprehensive poster shows 180 different vehicles used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, squeezing them …

Military

Guitar Essentials: How to Cure Your Weak Pinkie in Half an Hour | VIDEO + TAB

0<p>SHARES<p>If you’re like most guitarists, your pinkie is probably the weakest of your digits.<p>But your little finger isn’t going to get strong on its …

The Great Warcraft Gold Experiment

A couple of weeks ago I decided to try something a little different with my play time. I’ve had a low level alt on the US Servers for a while now but …

Training the Night Stalkers

Advertisement<p>The United States Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) is the service’s helicopter special operations force. Only …

Get the Guitar Sound You Want: Cheat Sheet for Delay and Reverb Effects

Image via ShutterstockDelay and reverb are often regarded as some of the most important effects for a guitarist both onstage and in the studio. …

Check Out These Glorious Pictures Of Some Of The Last EA-6B Prowlers In Their Element

The EA-6B Prowler has been stricken from the Navy’s inventory for almost a year now, but the Marines still fly the plane with four squadrons …

Military

This 360° video of a “Jolly Rogers” Super Hornet launching from an aircraft carrier catapult is awesome!

Enjoy a 360 degree video of a Super Hornet launching during blue water operations<p>Enjoy a cat launch with a specialized camera, able to capute a video …

BMX star Dave Mirra dies after apparent suicide

Washington (AFP) - BMX star, X Games champion and former MTV host Dave Mirra died Thursday in an apparent suicide, authorities in the US state of …

How to Build a High-End Gaming Table for as Little as $150

I can’t imagine any devoted tabletop or role-playing gamer who hasn’t, at one point or another, sketched out his or her ideal gaming table, one that’s the perfect size and height, with proper places for dice, rule books, and beverages. One that is truly versatile and can handle all types of games, …

The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe

I’m sure there’s going to be lots of people who disagree with me on this. Sure, TIE fighters look cool, I get that. And this isn’t about politics — …

#TBT of @Paul_McBeth at the 2008 Golden State Classic! #DiscGolf #McBE4ST http://t.co/MqIOES1jgi

US Navy SEALs conquer fear using four simple steps

In stressful situations when our life is threatened, we have a very powerful mechanism of protection. It is an automated system within our brain that acts even before we are able to take conscious action.<p>This system has protected us during the millions of years of evolution from predators and …

The Best Foods to Fuel Your Workout and Give You Energy

Chow down on these 8 power foods before and after your workouts, and you'll see results in no time.<p>1<p>Spinach<p><b>Good for:</b> Muscle recovery<br>It's true: …

Dark Angels in Practice

Hey everyone, Reecius here to share some experiences with the new Dark Angels in practice!<p>I must say, they've exceeded my expectations! I felt that …

NEW STUDY: Heavy Metal and Punk Music Does NOT Make You Angry

<b>Derrick Broze<br>June 28, 2015</b><p><b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> According to a new study by the University of Queensland, Australia, “extreme music” does not cause anger in …

The Abandoned Soviet Space Centre Complete with Two Unfinished Spacecrafts Inside

<i>A</i>fter five years searching the internet for the abandoned and forgotten, it takes a lot to shock me these days. But this. <i>This,</i> is something you don’t …

Space Exploration

MH370 ‘to remain on sea floor’

Robyn Ironside News Corp Australia Network<p><b>MOST of the wreckage of MH370 will be left on the ocean floor when it is eventually found by searchers.</b>

This GoPro video from inside an F-18 fighter jet is absolutely bonkers

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>GoPro videos are cool. Fighter jets (that aren’t the F-35) are cool. GoPro videos …

KC-10 Extender

Manufacturer: Boeing<p>Services: USAF Propulsion: 3x GE CF6-50C2 turbofan engines Speed: 619 mph Range: 4,400 miles (with cargo) Maximum Fuel Load: …

Almost Every Plane in the U.S. Navy’s Air Systems Command in One Graphic

If you wanted to get a sense of how many planes and helicopters the Navy’s Air Systems Command had in one place, look no further.<p>The blog Contemporary Issues and Geography has organized nearly all the aircraft in this division by squadron.<p>Image source: CIGeography<p>Below is a closer look, but check …

Pittsburgh Pirates' Typo in Instagram Promotion Offers Fans 'Sexual Donut'

The Pittsburgh Pirates got a little friendly with their Instagram followers on Friday, promoting a fan giveaway of free tickets and, err, sexual donuts.<p>Yep, sexual donuts.<p>Now, we'll give the Pirates the benefit of the doubt—it had to have been an unfortunate autocorrect or a misunderstanding with …

Pittsburgh Pirates

This chart shows just how massive the US Navy is

The US Navy is the unquestioned dominant naval force in the world.<p>In terms of both absolute tonnage and technical superiority, the US Navy is the …