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RAF nimrods may become bomber force...!!!

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posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 04:26 AM
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The brits invented the world wide web NOT the internet (we have to give the US that one). The german guy is on record as saying that he started work on his jet after reading Whittle's 1929 paper suggesting that in theory it was possible. The are co-credited with the jets invention but the initial theory was all Whittle.

And then the computer, your right to say babbage invented a computer, but it all comes down to how you define computer. The first modern computer is generally agreed to be the Collossoss design, but this was kept top secret until the not all that long ago and so is often left out of older histories of computing (it should be noted that during the war we actually sent two to the US to help in their code breaking efforts)

While your there you should also look up the british involvement (and subsequent betrayal) in the Manhatten project.

And finally. You dont actually belive Edison invented the light bulb do you???????




posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 08:13 AM
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posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 08:27 AM
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What's up with that?


here in the states...."nimrod" is slang for "idiot, moron, etc."


Kind of like how "fag" means something completely different on our side of the pond....



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 08:41 AM
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Nimrod's bomb bays are huge.




posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 09:21 AM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
here in the states...."nimrod" is slang for "idiot, moron, etc."


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Ah, ok, I get you now.

Damn, that's ruined a perfectly good name!

(by the way you do realise 'raptor' is an Brit slang word for 'incalculably gay'
don't you?
)



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 02:49 PM
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Yeah, yeah, understand where you all coming from. Sorry could not put more info last night, as i was dam tired. But thanks for all replies and info.

My main point though, to making the statements made, was to illustrate the notion that sometimes on these threads, the Brits are often seen as not capable of many of the tasks mentioned on this site.

The fact is though, BRITAIN has contributed more to the modern world, than any other nation. And i dont care what anyone says, that is a FACT...!!!

So what im really saying is, give the Brits more credit and respect, because, all honesty, we do actually deserve it, dont we?



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 02:52 PM
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Oh that ruined the F/A-22's name. From a fierce Bird of Prey to a something fag



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 03:16 PM
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Westpoint23, i have actually voted you WAY ABOVE, this month!

You have a lot of knowledge, and ever since i`ve been a member, most of your contribution`s, have been constructive, and worthwhile.

Maybe you can come and work for me one day!!!



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 03:33 PM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
Oh that ruined the F/A-22's name. From a fierce Bird of Prey to a something fag



- Naaa, I was just joshing Westy.



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 06:58 PM
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Westpoint23, i have actually voted you WAY ABOVE, this month!

You have a lot of knowledge, and ever since i`ve been a member, most of your contribution`s, have been constructive, and worthwhile.

Maybe you can come and work for me one day!!!


Well thank you, I don't get many of those as I have been in many disputes here on ATS, right sminkeypinkey
Anyways what do you do Vertias 7?



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 07:03 PM
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Originally posted by WestPoint23
I have been in many disputes here on ATS, right sminkeypinkey


- I prefer 'robust debate' Westy and I'd say we've had a couple of those.

So long as there is some 'light' in any 'heat' that ever manages to sneak in, eh?




posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 07:27 PM
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Greets,

Its a shame that they wouldn't consider developing a stripped down mud mover version of the Nimrods, without the rather expensive ELINT gear. I can see as it has already been mentioned pulling double duties, in relation to long range surgical strikes using cruise missiles and possibly lazer guided munitions. Like I said, its just a shame that they won't develop a few stripped down versions as a pure bomber.

Oh well... but I have to say some thing, this new version sure does look the business. Oh do any one know if the RAF plan on having them deployed with AIM-9s?

- Phil



posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 10:06 PM
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The Nimrod can carry Aim-9’s under its pylons, but I don't know if they will still load them on after putting in all the bombs, there might be a weight issue.



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 04:38 AM
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since the RAF cut their fleet, there are a number in storage that could be recomissioned in a similar manner to the mr4's (complete rebuild) without too much difficulty. Also would they not use ASRAAM rather than the winders?

[edit on 15-6-2005 by paperplane_uk]



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 06:08 AM
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Greets Paper Plane,

To be honest, thats what I am not sure of, I know they have done extensive weapon release trials with the AIM-9s, not to mention carrying them operationally. I haven't heard about any ideas about upgrading the defensive weaponary, not to mention any testing, but your right its more likely they will upgrade it.

Just wish they would take the time to upgrade the rest of the fleet to to either a strike aircraft or upgrade it to the MR4 standard.

- Phil



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 06:46 AM
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i dont see why not, they have just gone through upgrading all the fighters to carry asraam so it shouldnt be too hard.



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 11:01 AM
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did you know the vulcan`s carried 2 AIM-9`s under the wings on teh blackbuck missions? and 2 aircraft were supposed to bomb pert stanley - but 1 aborted late into the mission and landed in chile , but a fault meant i couldn`t ditch both AIM-9`s , and it still had one on the pylon when it landed.



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 11:55 AM
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couple of points!

The vulcan was returning from a mission when its refueling probe broke.
It diverted to Brazil not Chile
The missile was a shrike not a sidewinder

www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 03:11 PM
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I work for people Westpoint23!

Oh yeah, and another thing, you spelt my name wrong on that last reply.
Was probably just a simple mistake. But one thing i always adhere to, is making sure you get the name right!!! Sorry for mentioning this, but it can seem to show, no care, or respect to that person. Sorry again, but we all must TRY and keep some standards!


[edit on 15-6-2005 by veritas 7]



posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 05:17 PM
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Yeah sorry about that, should have copied and pasted! Anyways I was just probably in a rush its not lack of respect or anything like that.


[edit on 15-6-2005 by WestPoint23]




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