Wit & Wisdom
-John Paul Jones .
Am using a new subject now, "Military Manuals", see below, if anyone can add to these would be most gratfull.
Subject: Wit & Wisdom from Military Manuals
"advice in military manuals, you might not have heard". i.e. from the Tankies tank gunnery Sgt, on hearing a non-military gunnery correction shouted from the gunner to the commander "THERE IS NO SUCH COMMAND AS -- LEFT A KNATS KNACKER!!" (( we say this when we are correcting aim a tiny
'When the pin is pulled, Mr.Grenade is not our friend.'
'Cluster bombing from B-52s is very, very accurate.
'Whoever said the pen is mightier then the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'
'Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.'
'Five second fuses only last three seconds'
'Don't ever be the first, don't ever be the last, and don't ever volunteer to do anything.'
'If your attack is going too well, you're walking into an ambush.'
'No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.'
'Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.'
'Don't draw fire; it irritates the people around you.'
'If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.'
'When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash.'
'Never trade luck for skill.'
The three most common expressions (or famous last words) in aviation are:
'Weather forecasts are horoscopes with numbers.'
'Airspeed, altitude and brains.
'Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we never left one up
'Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag
'Flying the airplane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground who is incapable of understanding or doing anything about it.'
'The Piper Cub is the safest airplane in the world ;
'If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible.'
'A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what's left of your unit.'
'Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you.'
'There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime.'
Basic Flying Rules: 'Try to stay in the middle of the air.
'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal.'
As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having
Blunt words can have a sharp edge