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4 Kills

4 Kills
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Copyright: Derrick Hanzo (afderrick) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 1 N: 83] (1046)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-15
Categories: Transportation
Exposure: f/2.8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 14:29
Viewed: 3277
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The MQ-1 Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft system The MQ-1's primary mission is interdiction and conducting armed reconnaissance against critical, perishable targets. When the MQ-1 is not actively pursuing its primary mission, it acts as the Joint Forces Air Component Commander-owned theater asset for reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in support of the Joint Forces commander.

The MQ-1 Predator is a system, not just an aircraft. A fully operational system consists of four aircraft (with sensors), a ground control station, a Predator Primary Satellite Link, or PPSL, along with operations and maintenance crews for deployed 24-hour operations.

Ref: http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?fsID=122

This particular predator I have a picture of has 4 kills, indicated on the front side.

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2009-01-28 17:39]

Interesting subject matter Derrick. Seen many maned war planes from WWII with marking to indicate kills but I wasn't aware that unmaned "planes" have the same markings.
I think th crop should have included the whole drome. Other wise your point and shoot did a good job.


Bonjour Derrick.
Intéressante image accompagnée par une bonne explication de ce redoutable avion sans pilote.
Les détails sont bien présents grâce à une bonne netteté.
Merci du partage.
Bonne journée.

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