personnel carrier

Roger Holder of the 11th ACR, 1967.

Holder was seriously wounded when a landmine hit his M113 APC. Later, after serving time for marijuana possession, he went AWOL. Then, in 1972, he hijacked a plane with his girlfriend.

From Wikipedia:

June 2, 1972: Western Airlines Flight 701 from Los Angeles to Seattle was hijacked by Willie Roger Holder, a Vietnam War veteran, and his girlfriend Catherine Marie Kerkow. The hijackers claimed they had a bomb in an attaché case and demanded $500,000 and that Angela Davis, who was then on trial, be freed. After allowing half the passengers to get off in San Francisco and the other half to get off in New York on a re-fueling stop, they flew on to Algeria, where they were granted political asylum, joining the International Section of the Black Panther Party. It was and still remains the longest-distance hijacking in American history. Later, $488,000 of the ransom money was returned to American officials.

The story of the hijacking is chronicled in Brendan Koerner’s book The Skies Belong to Us.

theredshirtwholived  asked:

Do we even want to know where you got a tank?

It’s actually not as exciting as you may have anticipated. In Russia, the government takes strikeball or “Airsoft” at the competitive level pretty seriously. Since all men in Russia are obligated to a brief period of military service, and firearms are difficult to (legally) acquire (although, incidentally, it’s easier to acquire firearms here illegally than it is to legally rent a saxophone) the government likes when people take it upon themselves to simulate military operations. The team I’m with during my time here is one of the most politically powerful in the region, with official support from the Russian Ministry of Defense who give them access to training grounds used by the military, abandoned military “объекты” and in the case of some simulations, lend them a segment of a motorised brigade to help run the operation along with a few dozen tanks and armored personnel carriers. As a foreigner who’s gained esteem with this team, I will be spending this weekend camping out with them, riding tanks, shooting modern Russian military rifles, chatting with Russian soldiers and genuinely promoting cooperation between our militaries. In the near future, there is a good chance our militaries could be directly cooperating but since there is very little training for American soldiers dealing with Russian soldiers and vice versa, and given my experience, degrees, and existing connections, I’m hoping to get access to one of these jobs to better promote counter terrorism efforts between the two.

TLDR: I hang out with the Russian military sometimes so they won’t assume Americans are all as dickish as trump.


✔️1V119 Reostat artillery command and control vehicle
✔️2S9 Nona-S self-propelled artillery
✔️BTR-82A armored personnel carrier
✔️Iveco LMV Rys’ armored vehicle
✔️RKhM-6 chemical reconnaissance vehicle
✔️Transport vehicle on AMN 233114 Tigr-M base for 1L271 Aistenok artillery detection radar
✔️9A52 launch vehicle of 9K58 / BM-30 Smerch MLRS
✔️96K6 Pantsir-S1
✔️15Ts56 BPDM Typhoon counter-sabotage combat vehicle

Boarding Priorities – If a flight is Oversold, no one may be denied boarding against his/her will until UA or other carrier personnel first ask for volunteers who will give up their reservations willingly in exchange for compensation as determined by UA. If there are not enough volunteers, other Passengers may be denied boarding involuntarily in accordance with UA’s boarding priority

As I understand it, the flight was not actually “oversold”, they just needed the seats for some employees flying standby, i.e. without charge. This contract also says that a passenger may be “denied boarding” which is not the same thing as being dragged off the plane when you have ALREADY BOARDED. I can’t imagine there’s a single lawyer on the eastern seaboard who won’t have a field day with this.


Dump armored vehicles near Kabul, Afghanistan. Here you can find not only the Soviet tanks and armored personnel carriers of the time of the Afghan war 1979-1989, but a lot of other, often rare military equipment. There are even ancient French tanks Renault FT-17, in the 1920-ies in different ways fell into the country. After the expulsion of the Taliban, the Americans and the French have taken several of these cars for restoration and now they are in the museums of these countries. In 2012 he was even found Polish tank “Renault”, captured by the red army during the Soviet-Polish war of 1920, and transferred to friendly Afghanistan in 1923…

Interesting photo. In the background is half Renault FT with broken sector on the sloth.

The process of restoration of the Afghan Renault FT tank Museum in Samur, France

Renault FT from the tank Museum collection in Samura (France). In 2007 moved to France from Afghanistan, the French Military Special Forces (Museum)

The Americans take out the rarities from the junkyard of military equipment under the Kabul

This landfill is as old. In the background two Indian armored car of the Second world war, the rumors are not preserved in any Museum in the world

Trump receives a medal from the king of Saudia Arabia after making an arms deal: $110 billion worth of tanks, artillery, radar systems, armored personnel carriers, Blackhawk helicopters, ships, patrol boats, Patriot missiles, and THAAD missile defense systems.

The American weapons will be used in the Saudi fight against its neighbor Yemen, where more than 10,000 people have been killed over more than two years of heavy airstrikes and fighting.