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Military Industrial Complex by Ciceroplato Military Industrial Complex by Ciceroplato
This one is like a collage type thing that I put together about two weeks ago. The whole thing took about 36 hours to complete. (Not all at once mind!) Though I will say that tracing some of the original pictures can get kinda confusing. Most of them I had in various books/magazines/encyclopedias laying around the house. I am a war hawk I guess, I collect military stuff all the time. Hell, I have a camo vest and am soon going to get some camo pants! WOOT! Anyhoot, the illustrations are of modern military equipment which our armed forces (in the good 'ol US of A use every day!) ((R. Lee Ermy voice)) followed by estimated amount produced and estimated cost.

Please note that although I realise that to some I am advertising an estimated cost of our armed forces, this is not my intent. My intent with this piece was to share my love of military hardware, and the respect that comes with it. I grew up with this stuff, and thought that I would put all of them in one place with some technical information.

A possible Communism version may follow, it depends on how much information on the internet I can get, and whether or not I have some of the pictures already. I shall see.

Enjoy!
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RedTailSoarin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The M4 is actually a carbine...
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
$15477000000 on B2 Spirits.
$28000000000 on nuclear submarines.
Neither of which we use for what they were built for. Like everything.
Appalling.
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Commander-A-21-Felix Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
I'd like to add that those primary assault weapons are used by the navy and air force too. the M-16 originated with the AF. also, you missed the M249SAW and M240B good job all the same though. And a whole shit load of aircraft are missing from C-130s to C-17s, C-5s, AC-130s, T-43s, E-3s, E-9s. You know my point. It's a good list but it would be extremely epic if it had everything.
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Ciceroplato Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010   Writer
Thanks for the suggestion. I did indeed want to add everything, but really wanted to keep it simple as much as possible, if you know what I mean.

-Sorry for the untimely response, I just came back from a study abroad trip in Russia.
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:iconcommander-a-21-felix:
I understand, I'm just an aviation nut myself


Nice, Russia, how was it?
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Ciceroplato Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010   Writer
Russia was pretty swell actually. The professors we went with (whom have been there before on many, many, occasions) told us that just about everything had advanced about 10-15 years and they were there only two years ago. It was definitely the most amazing experience I could have hoped for really.

At any rate, it was swell.
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:iconcommander-a-21-felix:
that's awesome
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grub5000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Man thats awesome, whats with the paladin? They not make it any more or something?
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Ciceroplato Featured By Owner May 25, 2009   Writer
To be honest I really don't know. The N/A just means that I wasn't able to find any SPECIFIC information about it. Last I heard it was still in the development phase, whether or not it is actually produced is up to President Obama I believe. But yeah, beyond that I wasn't able to get any specific information. If you find information about any of the ones with N/A's tell me and I'll produce another version of this one.
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