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posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
Come on Fred we've discussed this before.
You might even be right that in some parts of the specs the PW Canada engine is the better compared to an alternate one.....but since when did anyone buy anything on the basis of spec alone (in many cases initial purchase price isn't even the deciding factor)?
The point is that you can have no clue as to the total packages being offered by PW Canada and the alternate.
www.hebig.org...


Come on Sminkey..... Someones Web Blog is hardly a credible source either. However, you are correct, you and I have no idea of the offset package either firm offered. However, much like the US tanker contract, another bidder was selected simply to put pressure on Boeing. Airbus did the same. While my comment was not a rail per say on unfair sub. etc.. It was a responce to Hyperon talking about the Nimrod not having a chance in the MMA contract awarded to Boeing.




The A400M engine selection by itself speaks eloquently about the state of transatlantic defense relations. The general perception, probably accurate, is that the North American bid never had a chance, and that Airbuss objective in encouraging this bid was to pressure European engine contractors on price. The Pratt & Whitney Canada bid was about 20% lower than the EPI bid, and although EPI did not meet Pratts price, it came down enough for European politicians to help make the case for a European solution.
www.aiaa.org...




posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 10:16 AM
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Originally posted by FredT

Come on Sminkey..... Someones Web Blog is hardly a credible source either.


- wow, my bad. I spotted the airbus source and went with that. Sorry Fred I didn't see it was a blog til you just pointed it out. Ooops.



posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
- wow, my bad. I spotted the airbus source and went with that. Sorry Fred I didn't see it was a blog til you just pointed it out. Ooops.


No worries, I could not resist



posted on Aug, 7 2004 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by FredT

Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
- wow, my bad. I spotted the airbus source and went with that. Sorry Fred I didn't see it was a blog til you just pointed it out. Ooops.


No worries, I could not resist


- Fair cop, you got me.


(although I can be really nerdy about it and point you at www.dw-world.de...

and

www.eads.net...

which aren't blogs but from the horses mouth and say the same thing.



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 06:05 AM
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The DPA MRa4 site



posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by 300k
The DPA MRa4 site


Hey, great site 300k.

I found the making a Nimrod MR4 particularly interesting.

Wow. The MR4 has 5.4 million lines of computer code and is

  • 3 times as complex as a B2 bomber
  • 4 times as complex as a Eurofighter Typhoon
  • 20 times as complex as a Tornado GR4

    In this picture the plane's nose and air intakes look different.



    Is it just the angle the picture is taken at or do they bother to change the shapes in different versions?



  • posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 08:07 AM
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    Originally posted by Hyperen
    In this picture the plane's nose and air intakes look different.
    Is it just the angle the picture is taken at or do they bother to change the shapes in different versions?


    Maybe its a really good artists rendering?



    posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 12:25 PM
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    Originally posted by FredT

    Originally posted by Hyperen
    In this picture the plane's nose and air intakes look different.
    Is it just the angle the picture is taken at or do they bother to change the shapes in different versions?


    Maybe its a really good artists rendering?


    The pic shows 8 Sidewinders under the wing so probably a render.





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