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In the pipe five by five.
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Posted by: LateForLunch

03/05/2019, 05:27:11

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Read some explanations of what this means - supposedly signal magnitude and clarity (aka loud and clear) which did not seem satisfactory since it was a Space Marine drop-ship pilot in Aliens (Alien2) who says it (referring to nominal trajectory for landing).

I just assumed that it was a reference to an elementary target grid of five lines on each plane with a cross in the middle IOW directly on target (at the center of the cross-hairs) and of course being in the pipe figurative for being in the center of a scope (imagine a circle in the center of the grid below as "the pipe").

Anyone know this phrases origin?

Modified by LateForLunch at Tue, Mar 05, 2019, 05:30:27

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