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Symbols of VMU-1 "Watchdogs" of the US Navy - stylization of "women with a scythe"

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Military Review continues to acquaint readers with the symbols and insignia of the armies of foreign states. These symbols and insignia to some extent allow us to understand the significant difference in the character (mentality) of Russia and Western opponents.




In today's small story - the American army and the symbols of the Naval Squadron of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (MEBPLA). In the USA, this squadron is named VMU-1 Watch Dogs. The geographical direction of activity is Southeast Asia. Squadron command is based on a military facility in the city of Yuma (Arizona) - not far from the US-Mexican border.

What does the official emblem of this UAV squadron look like?

This is a stylized image of a “woman with a scythe” - death. In this image, the US military depicted a dog with red eyes, sticking out teeth, in a dark cloak with a hood. In the paws, which are depicted as parts of a bare skeleton, the "guard dog" holds a stylized image of a scythe. At the same time, the skeleton of a bird is depicted as a braid. On the cloak of the "watchdog" you can see the image of the skull. Behind this figure are black and red wings.

At the same time, the main task of MEBPLA is the counterterrorism task and interaction with the manned aviation Navy and US Air Force.
Photos used:
VMU-1
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  1. Shuttle
    Shuttle 17 August 2019 08: 12
    +11
    Little Minnie on the bombers looked both more epic and laconic. But the dog is nothing.
    Still, they have completely different ideas in the armed forces than ours.
    1. Siberia 75
      Siberia 75 17 August 2019 08: 31
      +3
      As I understand it, in the name watchdogs there are several sub texts and word games (experts in the subtleties of Aglitsky, tell me). First of all, watch-switch (witch), as the figure itself in the hoodie points to.
      1. saygon66
        saygon66 18 August 2019 15: 30
        0
        - Rather like a "watch" or "observer" ...
        - The enemy’s attitude to UAV operators will certainly be the same as to aircraft pilots or snipers ...
    2. svp67
      svp67 17 August 2019 08: 55
      +1
      Quote: Shuttle
      Still, they have completely different ideas in the armed forces than ours.

      In the sense of? And you can clarify this thesis.
      Quote: Shuttle
      But the dog is nothing.

      And here there are a lot of questions for connoisseurs of heraldry. It seems that the USA has a very peculiar attitude to it, although a whole institute is engaged in this.
      1. Shuttle
        Shuttle 17 August 2019 17: 04
        +1
        Quote: svp67
        Quote: Shuttle
        Still, they have completely different ideas in the armed forces than ours.

        In the sense of? And you can clarify this thesis.

        The fact is that traditions in the Russian army are still more drawn from the USSR Armed Forces, the Red Army than from the Black-Hundred bandiuk. There was a fashion for the Adam cross in the army of Tsarist Russia, i.e. skull with bones. But this tradition, too, is brought in by the winds of the Napoleonic wars, or even some. I could be wrong here.
        1. svp67
          svp67 17 August 2019 17: 30
          0
          Quote: Shuttle
          There was a fashion for the Adam cross in the army of Tsarist Russia, i.e. skull with bones.

          In fact, in the army of the Russian Empire EVERY REGION had its own badge, count the emblem and your march
          And the fashion was ...
          Badge of the 31 Corps Aviation Squad (1914-1917gg.)

          Badge of the 19 Corps Aviation Squad (1914-1917gg.)

          Badge of the 17th Don Cossack Regiment named after J.P. Baklanova


          But I like these more succinctly:
          Regimental Badge 197 Forest Infantry Regiment

          Badge of Life - Guard of the Semenovsky Regiment

          Sign of the 2-th Life-Hussar Pavlograd Imp. Alexander III Regiment

    3. Observer2014
      Observer2014 17 August 2019 13: 15
      +2
      Shuttle (Dmitry) Have you noticed !?
      Still, they have completely different ideas in the armed forces than ours.
      And yesterday I took a sip on another resource for the same opinion. laughing I agree completely with your opinion.
      1. svp67
        svp67 17 August 2019 14: 45
        +1
        Quote: Shuttle
        Still, they have completely different ideas in the armed forces than ours.

        Quote: Observer2014
        I agree completely with your opinion.

  2. Graz
    Graz 17 August 2019 08: 18
    +1
    comic book lovers however
  3. solzh
    solzh 17 August 2019 08: 20
    +9
    At the same time, the main objective of MEBPLA was declared the task of countering terrorism and interacting with manned aircraft of the Navy and the US Air Force.

    But proceeding from the emblem and from modern history, it turns out that such units of the United States bring death and destruction to the civilian population. Fall this west to the images of all this and that. For me, all such images speak and remind of Nazism ... Although they are Nazis.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 17 August 2019 08: 23
    +2
    "Remote killers" ... Removed - because they bring death from afar, sitting in comfortable chairs in front of the monitor screen. (Remote access) ... Aren't you scared? I'm scared ... The psyche of these ... They can be compared with serial killers, such as "Jack the Ripper", who cleansed London of women with "reduced social responsibility" ... A sort of governor of the Lord (or the devil?).
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  6. Blacksmith 55
    Blacksmith 55 17 August 2019 08: 42
    +1
    Honestly, I have no words to comment on. Horror, it occurred to anyone to create such an emblem.
    I can not imagine something like that in Russia.
  7. Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
    Popov Konstantin Ivanovich 17 August 2019 09: 03
    -2
    The pirates had a "Jolly Roger", the White Guard banners also had a skull and bones, the Aibolits generally had a "drunken snake around a glass" at the SPN of the Armed Forces of Russia - a bat (bat, a vampire?), skulls in maroon berets, and each SPN detachment has its own, and how many devils drew the Red Army warriors in the Civil War on their airplanes, the mouth of sharks on an LA-5, grinning tigers and lions on YAKs, these are emblems and nothing except that each soldier artist in soul wink and moreover, the artist with a fool fellow Earlier this "emblem" carried a sacred meaning, now it is a kind of highly specialized form of a certain social and social category of the human community of closely related work (or interests) of people. And also look at the tattoos of those who served, there are the same devils with dogs missing bully
  8. eagle owl
    eagle owl 17 August 2019 09: 27
    -2
    The first time I see that the dog really stooped on the emblem wassat
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 August 2019 09: 29
    +2
    A dog in a hoodie with a scythe or something else. To be honest, no matter what chevron or emblem there will be an enemy that will have to be beaten if necessary. Let them even paint Mickey Mouse. Gone are the distant days when the enemy could be scared (unbalanced) with a combat color, the head of a bear on the head, or the head of a wolf at the saddle.
  10. Amateur
    Amateur 17 August 2019 09: 41
    -1
    "women with a braid"

    I thought an article about Yulia Tymoshenko, and this is about every little thing wassat
  11. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 17 August 2019 09: 43
    +2
    The task of these squadrons in the war ---to nightmare the enemy with their ubiquitous eye and merge this information with their attack units /// they are also responsible /// for EW.
    Therefore, it is logical that the corresponding symbols. I would probably not draw conclusions from this about the mentality.
    As for me, the emblem itself looks so clumsy and tasteless. And for example, VMU 2 was more fortunate with the herald master. Although ... a dog with a scythe is still nothing, because in the 4th squadron, a smoked grasshopper appears as a symbol wassat So in every hut there are rattles.
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 17 August 2019 09: 47
    +2
    The combat unit uses the emblem from the cartoon and that this gives them strength, combat experience increases or survivability? Well, how are the children
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 17 August 2019 09: 59
      +2
      Pavo, I think, real death will be offended by them and really will not forgive them for it ...
    2. tracer
      tracer 17 August 2019 14: 51
      -1
      And the power as in the cartoon. True, beyond the limits of the cartoon, it extends to
  13. RUSS
    RUSS 17 August 2019 09: 54
    0
    Quote: Siberia 75
    As I understand it, in the name watchdogs there are several sub texts and word games (experts in the subtleties of Aglitsky, tell me). First of all, watch-switch (witch), as the figure itself in the hoodie points to.

    Rather, the pun is the same as in the US police K9 service.

    There is a special unit in the US police whose employees wear an unusual emblem on their chest: K-9. What is this cipher?

    Everything is simple. K-9 - a cynological service designation, compiled in harmony, that's all. K-9 is pronounced "key-nine," which is consonant with the word canine, "canine." A simple play on words allows you to concisely denote "dog service."
  14. Avior
    Avior 17 August 2019 11: 07
    -4
    It seems that they are easier to relate to such symbolism, less pathos, more banter. Have no zampolitians or something laughing
    By the way, their technique is also simpler and less "scientific".
    Winchester or hard drive, not a hard disk drive.
    I once read how they created the Tu-4 (copying an American, which was also not such an easy task, the technique was complicated, but inches and feet had to be reduced to meters and mm) and there was such a moment - in the instructions, which were also at the disposal of our designers, it was written that when reducing the voltage in the on-board network, you need to enable the put-pat.
    Not a single dictionary gave an explanation of what pat-pat is.
    And only when the backup generator was launched on the Tu-4 that was already assembled, did they hear that it works with the characteristic sound pat-pat ...
  15. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 17 August 2019 11: 34
    +2
    Amer in the symbolism of the army of dogs, snakes, women with a scythe, skeletons death. The Germans of the Third Reich have dogs, snakes, skeletons, skulls with crossbones, well, just like brothers in the underworld.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 17 August 2019 13: 00
      -1
      Well, why only negative? See how American planes of WWII and the Korean War were decorated: mostly girls, in clothes and without them, and cartoon characters.
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 17 August 2019 13: 23
        +2
        Quote: Nycomed
        American planes of WWII and the war in Korea: mostly girls, in clothes and without them, and cartoon characters

        Of course, there was a lot of negativity. Especially when, instead of pictures, only an inscription like "Enola Gey" this inscription, or a name, was known to everyone on Earth, but it is more terrible than all dogs and skeletons. This is a real "woman with a braid".
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 17 August 2019 13: 47
          0
          And what's wrong with this inscription? This is the name of the Pilot's Mother. And the bomb could, in principle, be suspended on another plane.
          1. tihonmarine
            tihonmarine 17 August 2019 13: 51
            +1
            Quote: Nycomed
            This is the name of the Pilot's Mother. And the bomb could, in principle, be suspended on another plane.

            Yes, this name, but it represents 70 000 people who died in Hiroshima, and they could hang the bomb on another plane, but they hung it on this one.
            1. Nycomed
              Nycomed 17 August 2019 14: 01
              -2
              It only personifies what it personifies, namely the name. It was applied to the plane by Paul Tibbets when there was no atomic bomb yet and the colonel had no idea about the existence of such a weapon. It would "personify" if they knew about this operation and would specially make some kind of inscription on this matter, such as how ours signed the shells, bombs and RSs "Katyusha".
              1. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 17 August 2019 14: 04
                +2
                Quote: Nycomed
                It was put on the plane by Paul Tibbets when the atomic bomb was not there and the colonel didn’t even know about the existence of such a weapon.

                That's why that personifies what is written before. As if someone had foreseen this. And it was this plane that was sent, and not another.
                1. Nycomed
                  Nycomed 17 August 2019 14: 12
                  -2
                  You yourself are not confused in your "testimony"? Are you saying that the Americans knew which plane they would hang the bomb on and convinced Tibbets to make this inscription even before the atomic bomb was created? Did it ever occur to you that this was far from the first and certainly not the only combat sortie of Tibbets during the Pacific Company? And he could have simply been shot down before August 6, 1945.
                  1. tihonmarine
                    tihonmarine 17 August 2019 16: 00
                    +1
                    Quote: Nycomed
                    You want to say that the Americans knew which plane the bomb would be hung on

                    So "unclean" knew who and on what plane to hang "Little Boy"
      2. tracer
        tracer 17 August 2019 14: 31
        -1
        Girls are not allowed now, but non-traditional people can. You even need to ... w
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 17 August 2019 14: 45
          -2
          Yes, let them sculpt what they want, do they paint on our planes? negative
    2. saygon66
      saygon66 18 August 2019 15: 38
      0
      - And then we don’t have ... 173 OSPN

      - Everything is better than on our divisional emblem - the hell of which heaped up ...
  16. Mentat
    Mentat 17 August 2019 13: 41
    +7
    Quote: Konstantin Ivanovich Popov
    The pirates had a "Jolly Roger", the White Guard banners also had a skull and bones, the Aibolits generally had a "drunken snake around a glass" at the SPN of the Armed Forces of Russia - a bat (bat, a vampire?), skulls in maroon berets, and each SPN detachment has its own, and how many devils drew the Red Army warriors in the Civil War on their airplanes, the mouth of sharks on an LA-5, grinning tigers and lions on YAKs, these are emblems and nothing except that each soldier artist in soul wink and moreover, the artist with a fool fellow Earlier this "emblem" carried a sacred meaning, now it is a kind of highly specialized form of a certain social and social category of the human community of closely related work (or interests) of people. And also look at the tattoos of those who served, there are the same devils with dogs missing bully

    What else do you compose? In Russia, devils were never painted as a military symbol, the traditions are different.
    What other drunk snake? A snake as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, in the bowl is poison used for healing. These symbols appeared even before our era as attributes of the goddess of health Gigeya and have nothing to do with alcohol. The “green serpent” as an antithesis, alcohol as a poison is not healing, but destructive, appeared in modern times, in your head vinaigrette.

    For those who served, I saw only skulls so that a soldier would fill a line, I can’t imagine what he should have in his head, this has nothing to do with service.

    The bat symbolizes exactly what it is: stealth, speed, action under cover of night. Vampires and ghouls are only in your unhealthy fantasies.
    1. saygon66
      saygon66 19 August 2019 14: 19
      0
      - These jokes from the field of army humor:
      - Wise as a snake, and not to drink ... Or from the joke: "And this is your mother eats ice cream ..." laughing
  17. Bookcase
    Bookcase 17 August 2019 13: 52
    -1
    Something in American symbolism - a lot of skulls. What organization do they remind ??? :-)
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 17 August 2019 19: 17
      -4
      Quote: Librero
      Something in American symbolism - a lot of skulls. What organization do they remind ??? :-)

      Well not SS exactly
      1. Bookcase
        Bookcase 17 August 2019 19: 36
        -1
        Skulls - always mean the same thing. And those and others. But somewhere you are right. They cannot be compared. To the impudence and aggressiveness of America - no one has ever fallen and will not fall.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 18 August 2019 22: 31
        0
        Quote: RUSS
        Well not SS exactly

        That's right, but just the opposite.