Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tactical eye for the straight guy...

You might be tactical if:
You can, at a glance, tell the difference between Desert Tan, Coyote Brown, and Flat Dark Earth.

16 comments:

Michael said...

Does this count? http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/642/TactiCool.JPG

Firehand said...

"They're all effing BROWN, now drop it!"

Linoge said...

Welp, I totally fail.

I can live with that.

Anonymous said...

Ummmm ... Desert Tan and Flat Dark Earth both have real FS numbers and Coyote Brown doesn't?

BoxStockRacer

B Smith said...

@ BSR: Heh. Scale-modeler?

D.W. Drang said...

yeeeaaaahhh... I bought what was billed as a "Desert Tan" Bail-out Bag from LA Police Gear, and got what looks to me more like Coyote...

Douglas Hester said...

Desert Tam?

staghounds said...

Apposite:

http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=1406

staghounds said...

Oops, fixed it:

Colours by sex.

Rob said...

Worked gun store retail for years: Most pathetic lament from grown men: "This camo doesn't match!"

rick said...

You may also be tactically metrosexual, too.

Jeanette K. said...

Now that is just hilarious :)

Montie said...

Staghounds,

Heh,heh, that chart is excellent!

Anonymous said...

B Smith:

Yup. From the time I was six. Planes and modeling ran in the family - Dad's dad was a Master Mechanic/Gunner on DH-4s at the end of WWI, Dad was a Navigator on 17's and 29's in WWII, and I first took the controls of a real plane (a 172) when I was nine. I'd read ALL of the fighter pilot autobiogs from Roland Garros (WWI) right through to Jack Broughton (Thud Ridge), so flying was eeeeaasy. Had to quit flying in High School though - bad eyes, and needed the money for college.

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Will said...

BSR,

worked with a guy who's eyes were so bad that even corrected, he didn't qualify for a commercial license. He did fly Privately. Soloed in his dad's P-51 at 16. His dad was a B-1 Bomber pilot.

Anonymous said...

Will:

My eyes aren't great, but they are correctible to the 20-20 - 20-40 range. Sadly, those little First Class Pilots Certificates mandate 20-20 vision, and I don't think I can pull off an Edward Mannock (WWI pilot with a glass eye who flew SE-5s), or a Robert L. Scott (God Is My Co-Pilot), who stole an eye chart, memorized it, and lied his way through an eye exam to get transferred from flying transports to flying P-40s. I'm probably too honest to do something like that anyway.

Ironically, just a month or so after I turned 35, the U.S. Air Force began accepting degreed engineers who wore glasses into Air Force Reserve Pilot training.

Up to age 34.

In F-15s!

*sigh* - At least I've got some ground down footpegs and a handful of trophies to recall my glory days.

BoxStockRacer