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Ah, Tv Gets It Wrong Again.

Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:21 pm

The BBC just showed a short segment on its NW England local slot about the milestone of BAe Systems building the first tail section for the F35 Lightning II. And what video did they show? Yep, an English Electric Lightning. At least it wasn't a P38.
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RE: Ah, Tv Gets It Wrong Again.

Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:34 pm

LOL. But shouldn't you have this thread "Ah, TV Gets It Wrong....Still"?
 
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RE: Ah, Tv Gets It Wrong Again.

Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:37 am

Well the F-35 was named Lightning II for the Lockheed P-38 and the English Electric (now part of BAe) Lightning. You sure it wasn't part of a historical reference?

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RE: Ah, Tv Gets It Wrong Again.

Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:50 am

If you think that is bad, check this out.

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RE: Ah, Tv Gets It Wrong Again.

Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:50 am

You would think that for an offical banner like that one above they wouldn't put a naval fighter for the Army NG.
Hmm...

My favorite mistakes are in airplane movies and showing the outside of say a 747, and the interior being something completly different. I can't remember a specific movie off the top of my head though.
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RE: Ah, Tv Gets It Wrong Again.

Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:46 am

I don't know if anyone's seen it, but there's also a commercial for Saab cars that underscores Saab's aerospace experience. So of course, it also shows an F/A-18. At least the website shows a Gripen-

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Here's another Saab commercial, this one features an F-22. Sounds like the poster is an a.nutter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nowM9h_qpKk&mode=related&search=
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