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Originally posted by ANNED
I""n the falklands war harriers were used as forward anti aircraft protection by flying from there ships to the closest island to Argentina landing till a Argentinian air strike was incoming then popping up and firing sidewinders at the Argentinian aircraft.
This allowed them to forward deploy without burning large amounts of fuel.
plus setting on the ground they were invisible to the Argentinian aircraft till they popped up and got yea.""
They didnt actually do this , and the falklands is pretty much the closest island to argentina, however they did refuel off frigates and container ships..
[edit on 2-9-2009 by gambon]
he SKYHOOK is invented by Heinz Erwin Frick (Test pilot form Swiss) at BAe
and with specification No.2104014 was filed with the British Patent office in 1982
I never claimed i invented the idea.that is why posted the link.
you are just jealous of my idea.
Just admit you are jealous of my idea and throwing up spurious excuses.
i was putting forward the forgotten idea again.
how old are you?
you were jeolous i had the effrontery and boldness to stick up for my idea.
your excuses are again very lame,very vague and you refused to answer the questions i asked of you
and that stormbrother poster who has gone to ground after i cut thru his excuses.
because you knew you could not be successful in answering the questions i asked.
you said their is no room for the ammo of a tiny aircraft.
compared with the huge shells of the frigate and its large missiles!
have you compared a tiny harrier with a frigate?
why do they carry choppers then eh?
then you said the ship would capsize with weight of the planes.
what is the weight of a harrier compared to a frigate.do you even know?
random and very spurious excuses.
then you claimed it is "not practical".
very vague woolly statement.
going to the toilet every day is that practical?
also you forget the people in charge of navies and procurement are old.
old and fossilized with their thought processes.
old and set in their ways.
heard of clarke's 3rd law? no? never mind.
old people find it very difficult to have a paradigm shift.
i dare say they would still be prancing about in 1600 galleons with broad side cannons and sailors swinging over the sides with their cutlasses.
these admirals with their funny wrong way round hats and quaint ways and their hands behind their backs ,cannot think out of there self imposed prisons.
they are terrified of change.....scared , frightened out of their wits.
they are dinosaurs holding back progress...
look at me.
i am brave. i am young . i am bold.
i am ready to conquer any difficulty...
i am not frightened by change.
i embrace the future.
i believe any difficulty can be overcome. it is merely a matter of hard work.
what do you have to say to that?
What is "serious weapon" storage? Are you saying some weapons are not serious?
Your assertion that frigates roll too much is ludicrous.How do all the sailors and the captain not get seasick?
How do they manage to eat soup?
How do they manage to poop with out missing the toilet?
how does they manage to stand on deck without a zimmer frame?
MODERN COMPUTER CONTROLLED GYRO STABILIZER TECHNOLOGY REDUCE THIS TO MINIMAL LEVELS.
your own medical problems should not be used as an excuse to stop progress.
i dare say you would have used the same medical condition to stop the invention of cars.
Originally posted by stevegmu
This is intimidating-
Sometimes a show of force is enough.