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http://mashable.com/2015/11/21/vin-d...s#N1PGBmPGXGqN

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Bridge of Spies was really good. Kinda made the Air Force U-2 pilots look like buffons, but the rest of the movie was superb.

Had the required Colt Detective Specials and some really cool shots of M-1Ds.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:47 PM
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Bridge of Spies was really good. Kinda made the Air Force U-2 pilots look like buffons, but the rest of the movie was superb.

Had the required Colt Detective Specials and some really cool shots of M-1Ds.
Haven't seen the movie, but weren't early U-2 pilots CIA?
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This is a bit of a reach. But then again, buried in the article, an Expendables TV series?

https://deadline.com/2015/12/rambo-n...on-1201635077/
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Haven't seen the movie, but weren't early U-2 pilots CIA?

They were Air Force pilots on contract to the CIA. They were civvies while in Pakistan and un-adorned pressure suits, but were drawing their pay from the USAF.
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They were Air Force pilots on contract to the CIA. They were civvies while in Pakistan and un-adorned pressure suits, but were drawing their pay from the USAF.
Expanding on this response, the story I heard from a former Blackbird ground crewman that does tours at a military museum nearby my house is that the CIA stopped using their own pilots after the Francis Gary Powers incident because captured military personnel were afforded certain protections via international treaty that didn't extend to captured civilians.

On an unrelated note, am I the only one upset by the fact that the new Terminator movie's opening sequence essentially just retconned the entirety of Salvation completely out of existence with no explanation given?
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They were Air Force pilots on contract to the CIA. They were civvies while in Pakistan and un-adorned pressure suits, but were drawing their pay from the USAF.
I don't think they were Air Force pilots as this was too accountable. Instead they recruited retired pilots or from the USAF reserve (reserve officers could resign their commission more easily). A number of early U2 pilots were also actually British RAF officers. They were paid by MI6 and posed as Meteorological Office employees but were still commissioned officers in the RAF. They were stationed in Turkey and I believe that most of their missions were over the Middle East, but at least 2 (possibly up to 4) of the 24 U2 overflights of the USSR were conducted by RAF pilots.
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On an unrelated note, am I the only one upset by the fact that the new Terminator movie's opening sequence essentially just retconned the entirety of Salvation completely out of existence with no explanation given?

I wasn't upset per say; but I was kinda bummed that this movie makes it official that we aren't getting the trilogy based on Salvation with Christian Bale as John Connor.

I enjoyed the movie okay; but damn, I really want to see TechComm fight the evil robots in the future with some damn plasma rifles, okay?
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I didn't really like the first one, but this looks like it might have potential.

https://youtu.be/LbduDRH2m2M
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:33 PM
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I never got into Visionaries and I have no idea what ROM is, but yay, MASK!

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