View Full Version : apache helicopter video game like war

07-25-2010, 06:26 AM
what struck me was how much like a computer game this is

more with McChrystal

Mad Scientist
07-25-2010, 10:48 PM
Still waiting for the video to download, but anything with a Metallica soundtrack must be good!

Seriously, the US Army had a video game on their official website as a recruiting aid, a few years ago.

NOT seriously, I want the Canadian Navy recruiting video game - scrub the heads, scrub the decks, polish the brass and clean the Bridge windows all to the required standard, and get a chance to have 2 cans of Beer per day! and get a chance to get 5 1/2 hours of (interrupted) Sleep per day!


07-25-2010, 11:03 PM
Tom, you a NAVCOM by any chance, cleaning the bridge windows?

Mad Scientist
07-25-2010, 11:38 PM
Yes, started off as a Sig Sea, then a Nav Sig, then finally drank the Kool-Ade and became a NAVCOMM. Then, they broke it down to the point where QL3/QL5 etc. each got a different trade designation. (FWIW, retired after 22 1/2 years - about 13 years of which was as a 'Master Seaman').

BTW, IIRC a previous thread/posting suggested that you sailed aboard an AOR or two. PRO/PRE/PRV? Timeframe?


(and edited to point out that the 'Arab News' link is now in my 'News' folder)

07-26-2010, 02:43 PM
I currently belong to PRE, sailed in PRO a few years ago though. Say 6 or 7 ago.

07-26-2010, 05:08 PM
The video game generation is quickly becoming the newest crop of pilots. Some never even set foot in an aircraft, or on foreign soil, yet they fly combat missions.

Here's a video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX-XTLX3OmE&feature=related) about the predator drone program that makes this possible.