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Originally posted by intelgurl
2. The Realist - this individual realizes that it is standard DoD operating procedure to only estimate performance figures (especially on new systems) and that the DoD generally keeps these estimates around 5 to 15% below the actual performance potential of the system in question.
Originally posted by intelgurl 3. The Conspiracist and The Red, White & Blue Patriot - these two character types will take published performance figures and double or triple them or make even more outlandish claims. (for differing reasons, however)
Case in point; a claim that the SR-71 can do Mach 7 or that the B-2 can fly to the moon and back on it's electrogravitic drives.
Originally posted by beyondSciFi
Originally posted by Seekerof
And to think that many think they actually know how fast an U.S. aircraft carrier can go, eh?
[edit on 20-2-2005 by Seekerof]
About 40-45 kts last I heard.
I know that the gov't lies at about EVERYTHING. I just made this post to make these obvious to people who didnt know this, by giving an example...