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The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« on: May 08, 2011, 08:47:58 AM »
Stories are coming out of a U.S. Service dog that was part of the team involved in the raid on UBL's compound.

Although we may never know,....I hope the dog involved got in one good bite, or made UBL crap himself, or both.

Great Link with more photos here of Military Dogs and their handlers.

and yes they jump out of airplanes....

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/04/war_dog?page=0,0





more pics at link.

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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2011, 02:28:42 PM »



If I peeked out of my hidey hole and saw a dog like this and this close, I would crap myself for sure!
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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 04:22:49 PM »
Some of these dogs are said to have titanium fangs that can rip through body armor. I'll believe it when I see it.
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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 05:20:43 PM »


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-tank_dog
Anti-tank dogs (Russian: собаки-истребители танков or противотанковые собаки; German: Panzerabwehrhunde or Hundeminen, "dog-mines") were dogs taught to carry explosives to tanks, armored vehicles and other military targets. They were intensively trained by the Soviet and Russian military forces between 1930 and 1996 and used in 1941–1942 against German tanks in World War II. Although the original dog training routine was to leave the bomb and retreat so that the bomb would be detonated by the timer, this routine failed and was replaced by an impact detonation procedure which killed the dog in the process. The U.S. military trained anti-tank dogs in 1943 for use against fortifications, but never deployed them. Dogs strapped with explosives were unsuccessfully used by Iraqi insurgents in 2005.

Now they use something with less intelligence - fanatical Muslims.

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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 05:42:59 PM »
Either way, I've got something new to threaten mine with. Forget "the Folded newspaper of Death". If she doesn't stop barking and hurling herself against the glass doors, I can threaten her with halo jumps or being a bomb delivery system ;D
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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 07:47:29 PM »
http://gizmodo.com/#!5798978/navy-seal-dogs-have-titanium-fangs

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Navy SEAL Dogs Have TITANIUM FANGS (Updated)

  Matt Buchanan — Navy SEAL dogs are badasses, yes. But did you know some of them have titanium fangs, designed to rip through enemy protective armor?

That titanium grill runs $2,000 per tooth. The end result, US military dog trainer Alex Dunbar tells The Daily, is that being bitten is "like being stabbed four times at once with a bone crusher." Hard. Core.

Update: All is not what it seems! Danger Room counters The Daily, speaking Jeff Franklin of Cobra Canine.

"They're not as stable as a regular tooth would be, and they're much more likely to come out" during a biting.

The only reason to have titanium teeth? Medical reasons, he says, like "if a dog breaks a tooth… it's the same as a crown for a human."


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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 01:10:04 AM »


Dogs name is Cara.  Her and her handler work for FEMA.  Jump was at 30,100', she was on oxygen for the 20min plane ride to attitude and jumped without o2.  She was fine on the ground and has made several jump.  I need to upload some of the dogs I've worked with latter.

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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 01:20:20 AM »
FEMA huh? Since when did they need to make HALOS? Its got to be kind of tough on the blue tarps. Care to give us some context on this CD? Because otherwise, I'm about to get out the tinfoil and ask why a civilian disaster relief agency needs this kind of capability. HALOS with attack dogs? I'm not sure many tornados or hurricanes require that sort of response.
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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 04:22:26 AM »
The jumper works for FEMA but this was not a FEMA jump.  My source (other SF professional) developed the harness for the dog for the jump.  The photo is from the WFFC circa August 2004.  Here's another shot of Cara.

another MFF jump/different dog

and some dogs that I worked with in Iraq in 08'





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Re: The Dogs Of War. Photos Of Our Canine Soldiers
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011, 04:32:21 AM »
Any reason for the Belgians? Are they much better than the Alsatians or just lighter? Just curious.
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