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Frosty the heavily-armed snowman, 1996

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 2, 2017

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Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan, December, 1996: Although holiday spirit prevails aboard the USS Independence, evil-doers should consider themselves warned: "Frosty" covers a Close-In Weapons System capable of knocking missiles and jets out of the sky with its 20mm Gatling-type cannon, while the wrapped gift at center conceals eight supersonic Sea Sparrow missiles, capable of destroying planes eight miles away.

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