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Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 17:32
While we're playing these games, who can identify this item?

Bonus points if you can identify the country of origin.

The Reaper
04-20-2004, 17:36
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
While we're playing these games, who can identify this item?

Bonus points if you can identify the country of origin.

Not sure about that, but as your Samoan attorney, I recommend that you change your sig line before something unfortunate happens.

TR

Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 17:39
LOL

Solid
04-20-2004, 17:44
Whatever it is, it looks expensive...

Is it Scandinavian?

Reminds me of a ball bearing or a compass. Are we going to get any help with this?

Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 17:55
Originally posted by Solid
Whatever it is, it looks expensive...

Is it Scandinavian?

Reminds me of a ball bearing or a compass. Are we going to get any help with this?

I doubt that these are available at IKEA, although I have not actually checked.

Solid
04-20-2004, 17:59
Classy set of Boules? Available in the land of the Phrench?

Eagle5US
04-20-2004, 18:04
I haven't seen such heavy duty diaphragms since my last OB/GYN products convention!!!

Eagle

Solid
04-20-2004, 18:09
...looovely...

Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 20:34
Originally posted by Solid
Classy set of Boules? Available in the land of the Phrench?

First question: What is a "Boule"?

Second question: Depends on what you mean by "available." You're getting warmer, I suppose.

Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 20:49
Not easy to come by.

Sdiver
04-20-2004, 20:50
Originally posted by Roguish Lawyer
Not easy to come by.

One HUGE set of Ben-Wa Balls.

Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 20:51
Hint: This is a military board. It ain't a household item or a toy.

Sdiver
04-20-2004, 20:54
Question: Is it used in the production of a weapon, that'll eat the paint off the side of a house ?

Ambush Master
04-20-2004, 21:08
How about the components of a small Thermo-Nuclear Device !!

Some part of the old USSR. Possibly Ukrane.

Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 21:12
Originally posted by Ambush Master
How about the components of a small Thermo-Nuclear Device !!

Some part of the old USSR. Possibly Ukrane.

Ding ding ding

We have a winner.

But no bonus points yet . . .

Ambush Master
04-20-2004, 21:15
Now, try to figure out how I knew that SHIT ???:munchin

Ambush Master
04-20-2004, 21:17
OK. Georgia !!

Sacamuelas
04-20-2004, 21:17
Damn...once again AM is way ahead of us..

I was busy reading this thread... I was getting there, just much slower the than the "original" do-rag warrior!:D
http://cns.miis.edu/pubs/week/020923.htm

The Reaper
04-20-2004, 21:19
Originally posted by Ambush Master
How about the components of a small Thermo-Nuclear Device !!

Some part of the old USSR. Possibly Ukrane.

I was thinking that, but did not want to admit that I suspected it.

Was going to guess a CBU sub-munition in the interim.

Good call, AM.

Obviously an implosion design? They are all pretty much the same at that detail level. French?

TR

Roguish Lawyer
04-20-2004, 21:24
Israeli. This is one of the photos taken by Vanunu (or whatever his name is) at Dimona.

AM, there is a lot of open-source information on the construction of nuclear weapons, but I would not be surprised if at some point in your career you were training to be a mailman making a very special delivery.

Ambush Master
04-20-2004, 21:25
The "Old School" from which I not only Graduated, but I Survived, had only two types of Operatives, THE QUICK, and THE DEAD !!

I think I posted the Egg thing in here somewhere.

Take Care.
Martin


Edited to add: http://www.professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1211&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

Solid
04-21-2004, 06:32
Hm. I looked at the design and thought it was something along the lines of a bomb, but the fact that it looked so polished and had a walnut-wood looking ball in the center threw me.

Boules is a game old French men play, the boules can be taken apart to check the weights on the inside, which I believe are made of wood.
They would look very similar to thermonuclear weapons, apparently.


Mental note: stay away from old French men.

Solid

CSB
04-21-2004, 16:47
I think the old nuclear guys would call what you show "the Pit." Here at Clarkeville there was a Navy Base (yes, a Navy Base in Clarksville, Tennessee) where the "pits" for Navy nuclear weapons were changed out. Being radioactive, they decay after a while and have to be replaced to insure a high order detonation. At one time, that photograph would have been
TS-=SCI NUCLEAR SURETY material.