When you think “air force missions,” I imagine a lot of images pop into your head: jet fighters, missiles screaming through the air, Val Kilmer and Tom Cruise playing shirtless volleyball, and that stock footage of an aircraft being refueled in flight I bet are all in the mix. One thing that probably doesn’t come up…
The F-111 Aardvaark, also known as the "The Pig," served for thirty years in USAF service, and with the Royal Australian Air Force for over a decade more, with the type finally being retired in 2010. One of the things missed the most about the swing-winged Pig is its incredible ability to set the sky ablaze.
Who knew a bunch of piglets running around on a road in China would look so ridiculous and cause such a traffic jam? Fast little things, aren't they?
God Bless Texas. The state's house just overwhelmingly passed a law allowing hunters to shoot wild hogs from helicopters. It's called the "pork chopper" bill and it's not redneck silliness. Feral hogs cause $400 million in damage each year.