Its remote a controled boat. Sometime I get to partake in the fun. The third pic is most likely a helicopter doing a drive by. Matt is right!!! Don't go near San Clemente Island when we are blowing shit up. Every round doesn't hit its target. You damn sure don't want to catch anything ricocheting off the water. They put a public notice out so you ain't getting shit if you get hit. Nice pics though.
We were out pot shotting with missiles.....having a few beers with the Admiral...getting ready for Al-Qaida deer camp!. And then this little fella came along.
The USS Lincoln had a buttload of Media and high rollers onboard to watch. The ship's crew launched missiles at air targets and then this little beauty comes out for some fun. Pretty cool to watch. After this missile strikes the Gunny's got to get the 50 cals out to warm the barrels. Blew the living bejeezus out of it-caught fire-blasted some more and we circled til it sank. Went through some big dollar ammo!
There ain't nothing like the roar of missiles from the flight deck.
I work on the tug and barge that supplies SCI and we bring backall the blown up stuff and bring out new targets, ammo, fuel and 400,000 gallons of potable water a week. It's cool to see the aftermath of our tax dollars at work.