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The new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth with a contingent F-35 Lightning jets on board being escorted by HMS Dragon (D35), a Type 45 Destroyer.

I confess that the geek in me got quite excited by the fact that the Royal Navy has truly world-class hardware once again, but that was nothing compared to my glee at this latest image.

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And if you want a general conception of how eye-wateringly expensive this setup is, the helmets for the pilots of the two planes in shot cost a total of £600,000.
 

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...And if you want a general conception of how eye-wateringly expensive this setup is, the helmets for the pilots of the two planes in shot cost a total of £600,000. ...

When you consider the truly mind blowing electronics you can buy for very little money these days, it makes one wonder why these helmets cost so much.

Surely can't be anything to do with the military procurement system ?
 

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...And if you want a general conception of how eye-wateringly expensive this setup is, the helmets for the pilots of the two planes in shot cost a total of £600,000. ...

When you consider the truly mind blowing electronics you can buy for very little money these days, it makes one wonder why these helmets cost so much.

Surely can't be anything to do with the military procurement system ?
There's a bit of that, yes. Also, the manufacturer is trying to recoup its R & D quickly - a bit like the pharmaceutical industry.
 

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The new British aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth with a contingent F-35 Lightning jets on board being escorted by HMS Dragon (D35), a Type 45 Destroyer.

I confess that the geek in me got quite excited by the fact that the Royal Navy has truly world-class hardware once again, but that was nothing compared to my glee at this latest image.

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And if you want a general conception of how eye-wateringly expensive this setup is, the helmets for the pilots of the two planes in shot cost a total of £600,000.
Yes but how much did it cost to breed those giant cats?
 

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Turnabout is fair play. You attack my vulnerable ass, and I'll take you with me into the Great Beyond ...

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Dead Elephant Found Lying on Top of a Squashed Crocodile. What Happened?

A recent confrontation between an elephant and a crocodile ended in a surprising twist that left both combatants dead, with the crocodile flattened underneath the fallen pachyderm.

A photo that was captured in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park by a guide with Kafunta Safaris showed the grim and surprising scene: A dead elephant lay on top of an equally dead crocodile, the reptile's long tail extending beyond the elephant's splayed hind legs. Other photos of the gruesome scene show dozens of vultures and other scavengers crowding around the carcasses.

The safari company shared images of the remains on Facebook, calling the death poses "extremely strange." But what may have led to this highly unusual tableau? ...
FULL STORY: https://www.livescience.com/elephant-crushed-crocodile.html
 

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I think this is a picture from Quincy. But maybe I'm wrong and it's a pic from the Odd Couple with Tony Randall not quite his usual dapper self.
It's a publicity still for Quincy M. E. There' are multiple such Quincy publicity photos of Klugman in a lab coat and the same necktie.
 

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