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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 02:18:54 PM »
So, we've 'invested' £3.6bn in the MRA4 programme to bin it whilst they are literally in the air?! Ridiculous. Of all the cuts within the so-called strategic defence review (only strategy I can discern is to save money), it's the cancellation of Nimrod that seems the most nonsensical to me. Being an island maritime nation, I would have thought having a maritime reconnaissance aircraft might be a good idea, but obviously not. And that's without mentioning their wider capabilities and their intended taking on of the soon to be retired R1's role. Not that that's important either, given that the Sentinels are also going...

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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 03:05:23 PM »
More being spent on oversea's aid than defence ....they used call the left as the"Luny left" i think the right in politic's can have that title now........ :o
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 05:38:47 PM »
Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park Nimrod guided tours start next week.
Press launch day tomorrow - enhanced interest after Nimrods being canned. We'll see.

PS Tours can be booked online.
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2010, 09:28:58 PM »
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Really, the new Nimrod should never have been designed in the first place. Coming out of the cold war, did we really need it? We could have had re-conditioned Orion turboprops, or even a suitable version of an existing Airliner (A330) would surely have been cheaper.

The design (engines buried in wing roots) is hopelessly outdated, more costly to modify, and limits future engine upgrades.

BUT, when billions of pounds have been spent on something (which has gone way, way over budget) but is on the cusp of entering service, it's just too far advanced to scrap!

......I can see Russia stepping up and testing our now severely limited defence.


As I posted on the IA forums, we wont have to worry about being invaded from the outside, we are being invaded from the inside,and in 30 years time (ish) we will have become a muslim state........
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2010, 10:01:33 AM »
I think a bit of direct action is required we have at our disposal a large bomber.....what could we put in bomb the bay to drop on Westminster.....? :?  :?  :?  :?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2010, 10:35:12 AM »
Would that be classed as civil unrest?  :roll:
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I think a bit of direct action is required we have at our disposal a large bomber.....what could we put in bomb the bay to drop on Westminster.....? :?  :?  :?  :?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2010, 11:07:20 AM »
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Would that be classed as civil unrest?  :roll:  


     

     Yes you could say that.....But i like to think of it as being very efficient as the goverment want's us all to be...If we   dropped a few tons of excrement  on that place you could get rid of two lot's of waste in one go..... :)  :)  :)  :)  :)  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2010, 12:08:37 PM »
lol  :lol:
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #24 on: October 25, 2010, 12:12:55 PM »
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190458901355#ht_3241wt_983

Now that is funny.

Bet it's cheered a few folk up in Kinloss (and if you're in Kinloss you need cheering up even if you have not just been told your job has been canned!)
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #25 on: October 25, 2010, 06:13:40 PM »
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190458901355#ht_3241wt_983



    THAT IS CLASSIC...... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2010, 09:05:57 PM »
That's a shame "Bidding has now ended on this item",

Wonder if he'll re-list it (worth doing to make the point, and as I understand the e-bay rules it won't cost him anything unless he actually sells one)

Bet David C is pissed off he didn't think of that first. ;)
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2010, 11:10:23 PM »
No doubt David C is pissed off about the ebay thing.  
However all these decision regarding scrapping cancelling and delaying have the hand prints of a couple of scotsmen that left office a few months ago. Ergo they ordered to big aircraft carriers then promptly delayed the entry into service date by two years.
The decision on Ark Royal was made months ago and ratified by the current muppets.
Lets hope the cabinet documents are released a lot sooner than is normal.There is going to be one heck of a lot of finger pointing.
I hope to god that my sons ship never gets into trouble or needs assistance now our aerial lifeboats have gone.
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2010, 09:12:27 AM »
and from the BBC News website :
Rescue bid for crew on The Athena off Isles of Scilly

An air and sea rescue operation is under way to save 111 people from a ship which is on fire 230 miles south-west of the Isles of Scilly.

Falmouth coastguards are co-ordinating the rescue from The Athena, a 344ft (105m) long factory fishing ship.

There have been unconfirmed reports that lifeboats have been launched from The Athena, which may be beyond the reach of a helicopter rescue
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{ The underlining is mine }

So ....... what price the Nimrod now !!
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Re: Wot no Nimrods ?
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2010, 10:00:45 AM »
On the same tack as the ATHENA

A friend of mine was lucky to survive the 1979 Fasnet Race, which you may recall resulted in 15 people losing their lives, 20% of the boats were disabled or lost and over 125 crew saved. During the rescue Nimrods, three I believe, were ever present spotting and coordinating the numerous other rescue craft and helicopters.
 What price success now !!
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