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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted June 28, 2006 06:45      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Half a trillion here, half a trillion there, pretty soon it adds up to serious money...

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Jace Raven

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Half a trillion?

*scoff*

pocket change!

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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
Half a trillion?

*scoff*

pocket change!

Fine, if it's pocket change I vote we tax the people of north carolina to pay the whole bloody bill.

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We'll be paying replacement costs for years after we withdraw too.
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Not to mention the benefits payable to the wounded (although they're recouping some of this by billing injured veterans for equipment left behind on the battlefield)

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Jace Raven

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Well when you have this 200 billion dollar project, I'm more than willing to sacrafice some of my retirement and bennifits... [rollseyes]
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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
Well when you have this 200 billion dollar project, I'm more than willing to sacrafice some of my retirement and bennifits... [rollseyes]

He he, wanna know something really funny?
Your $200 billion 'stealth' fighters stand out like turds on a tablecloth to our little aussie radar system

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Jace Raven

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You aussies are apart of the F-35 project, along with Brittian, Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Turkey, Denmark and Norway; I sure hope they were intelligent enough to make it so that it was a no-shit stealth (unable to be seen by even your radars).
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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
You aussies are apart of the F-35 project, along with Brittian, Italy, Netherlands, Canada, Turkey, Denmark and Norway; I sure hope they were intelligent enough to make it so that it was a no-shit stealth (unable to be seen by even your radars).

Let me fill you in on what Australias 'joint defence projects' with the USA are all about. In exchange for a few billion in aussie taxpayers dollars during the development phase, we get to buy the planes at the same price as everyone else, our pilots get to be 'beta testers' (not a good thing) and aussie manufacturers get to supply the ash-trays and windscreen wipers.

As for the 'stealth' thing, there's not a lot that can be done. 'Stealth' aircraft are designed to minimize the radar signature when viewed from normal ground-based radar by using less reflective materials, playing tricks with reflective geometry, and hiding all the really visible stuff (like the engines) above the wings. That's why they look so strange. But OTH radars like Jindalee (other countries have similar systems) are bounced off the ionosphere, and illuminate the target from above. All that hard work you put into hiding the engines actually makes your plane more visible to OTH systems.

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