Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Iraq Hog?

These are two photos of the Arkansas Razorback logo painted on the top of an aircraft hanger in Tallil, Iraq, which is located 310 kilometers (192.62 miles, according to our calculations) southeast of Baghdad. The 111th Medevac Squadron is based there, and one of its members sent a series of shots to the site Hogville. There are questions regarding the authenticity of the images, but we will let you be the judge. All the images are posted on this lengthy link.

8 comments:

TexasHawkeye said...

Not sure if it is real, but living one exit away from Arkansas (luckily), I will say that there is an Arkansas flag flying in that picture as well, so it may actually be true.

SMQ said...

There is zero percent chance that is real. The military would never, ever allow it, probably for very valid security reasons (the image of a pig could be taken as unnecessary incitement to Muslims, off the top of my head), and that's way too precise for a hand paint job even if it did. Where do you get a very large, professional graphics job like that done on a hangar in the middle of a desert war zone?

Anonymous said...

0%? I'm not seeing anything to suggest it's a photoshop. Did you read the comments in the thread? The guy that posted the pics said this later

"They counted the squares, took the same number of squares and made a mini roof top. Got a projector and traced a Hog on it....after that the mini version as a reference to make the bigger one!"

Anonymous said...

It's the emblem for the Arkansas National Guard.
http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Statecom/ArkansasSTARC.htm

Anonymous said...

It is real. I am currently sitting in that building and was one of many that helped paint it. It took some time and a few flashlights to stay out of the heat b ut it is up there.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is definately real. My husband is also sitting in that building and I am very proud of him and all the other guys who helped with it. Good Job Guys!!!

A. Davis

Tired of being here said...

All you "smart people" out there that doubt these pictures are real, just come on and raise your right hand like a real American and you can come see it for yourself!

Billy said...

its a little late in the argument, but my buddy was one of the guys that helped paint it, and he uploaded this video on youtube of a flyover of the hangar...

http://www.truveo.com/The-Hog-on-the-Hanger/id/432043209.