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by 64947
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed
Replies: 61
Views: 14692

Re: Incident: S7 A21N at Magadan on Dec 2nd 2021, unreliable airspeed

An-26 took off before them and reported MODERATE icing up till F100, that's the beginning of the ATC recording, this was passed on to the S7 crew.

However they didn't lose control or report any difficulties.

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by 64947
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai
Replies: 80
Views: 6167

Re: Possible EU ban of Turkish Airlines, flydubai

Of course they did, if TK was banned from the EU it's entire business case would collapse. A 3 month ban for Aeroflot would help focus minds quickly. A ban on Aeroflot would probably result in a ban on other airlines overflying Russian airspace. Most likely, but being banned from the EU would hurt ...

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by 64947
Thu Nov 11, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tanker Truck Explosion in Freetown, Sierra Leone
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Tanker Truck Explosion in Freetown, Sierra Leone

And probably the large casualty count is due to people running over to collect the spilling contents.

Darwin award winners.

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by 64947
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition
Replies: 404
Views: 24165

Re: Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition

Honest question here.

How recyclable are the batteries powering electrical vehicles? And other components of "green" energy for that matter.

I'm a big fan of wind power, but from information I have seen, those big blades can't be recycled at all, for example.

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by 64947
Sun Oct 31, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Experience with Satallite Internet?
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Any Experience with Satallite Internet?

Yeah starlink looks promising (it has to, considering the number of sats being launched). I looked at the Iridium go offer and they say it can be used to send SMS. The smartphone/tablet is connected through wifi, but you're saying that you get nothing outside the provided app, is that it ? Starlink...

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by 64947
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Experience with Satallite Internet?
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Any Experience with Satallite Internet?

Good time of day, Ladies and Gents, Wondering if anyone here has any experience with satallite phones and particulary internet. It is a bit of a mission I got from my boss who would love to be able to send/recieve text messages on msg services like WatsApp and Telegram while up in the air and remote...

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by 64947
Fri Oct 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 3823

Re: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021

https://youtu.be/wiX5mHYxWvI

Classic stall and nosedive.
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Here's the video of the actual crash.

https://youtu.be/wiX5mHYxWvI

Classic stall and nosedive.

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by 64947
Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 3823

Re: Russian L-410 skydiving aircraft crash Oct 10, 2021

I've flown into Menzelinsk (UWKP) about 20 times last two years, know a lot of people at the dropzone. Really friendly place and great people. Couple people on that plane were friends. RIP. That particular club doesn't really have any money problems, they are not rolling in it, but I haven't seen th...

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by 64947
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

I say again, I do not care what opinions western NGO's/media, many of whom whom openly or indirectly receive funding from western regimes' governments say about Russia. I care about what I see for myself. The article posted in the topic starter is a great example of propaganda aimed at misleading t...

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by 64947
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Absolutely don't care what some propagandist sites say about freedoms and transparencies. The fact that Russia is rated below Ukraine, where the regime shuts down media critical of the regime, arbitrarily sanctions it's own citizens and goes after anyone critical of the regime is more than enough f...

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by 64947
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

The US is a bit a of special case, but in other democracies like Canada, opposition parties observe the electoral process and are fine with it (in the US mostly too, but Trump...). In Russia they're harassed or in prison. Well we won't know that will we? Both countries don't allow observers from ot...

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by 64947
Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

Absolutely don't care what some propagandist sites say about freedoms and transparencies. The Economist a propagandist site :lol: The fact that Russia is rated below Ukraine, where the regime shuts down media critical of the regime, arbitrarily sanctions it's own citizens and goes after anyone crit...

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by 64947
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

The US is a bit a of special case, but in other democracies like Canada, opposition parties observe the electoral process and are fine with it (in the US mostly too, but Trump...). In Russia they're harassed or in prison. Well we won't know that will we? Both countries don't allow observers from ot...

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by 64947
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

First of all, United Russia's election results do not equal Putin's approval ratings. Look at historical opinion polls for that. Anyone that claims that is trying to throw in propaganda or is simply incompetent. Secondly, United Russia's election results of nearly 50% pretty much match public opini...

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by 64947
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2412

Re: Putin now clearly in the minority

First of all, United Russia's election results do not equal Putin's approval ratings. Look at historical opinion polls for that. Anyone that claims that is trying to throw in propaganda or is simply incompetent. Secondly, United Russia's election results of nearly 50% pretty much match public opinio...

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by 64947
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aeroflot flight SU216 to Chengdu? New destination or cargo flight?
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Aeroflot flight SU216 to Chengdu? New destination or cargo flight?

x1234 wrote:
I was tracking flights for fun and found out there's an Aeroflot B77W flying SVO-CTU (Chengdu, China). Is this just a one off cargo flight or is this a new destination for Aeroflot?


Considering how closed China is to foreign travels right now I put my money on one off cargo flight.

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by 64947
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Let's hope this was the last war crime in this 20 year long invasion. I don't see any chance of those responsible standing trial (although that's what the US expects others to do for some reason), but maybe they will at least give compensation to families of the dead and injured. Btw, looks like th...

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by 64947
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: Drone strike killed innocent civilians not ISIS-K

Let's hope this was the last war crime in this 20 year long invasion. I don't see any chance of those responsible standing trial (although that's what the US expects others to do for some reason), but maybe they will at least give compensation to families of the dead and injured. Btw, looks like the...

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by 64947
Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread
Replies: 21
Views: 6241

Re: CRAIC CR929 Development and Testing Thread

I read somewhere that the plan was an uprated PD-14 derivative engine was supposed to power this puppy. Anyone have any more insight?

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by 64947
Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 46789

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

This whole Afghanistan deal for some reason interested me and I took the time to look at it's history for the last couple hundred years. They were played with every single great world powers (even China already had their shot in the 70's). But in the end, be it the USSR or the USA, there is no diff...

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by 64947
Thu Sep 02, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 46789

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

This whole Afghanistan deal for some reason interested me and I took the time to look at it's history for the last couple hundred years. They were played with every single great world powers (even China already had their shot in the 70's). But in the end, be it the USSR or the USA, there is no diffe...

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by 64947
Fri Aug 27, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 195551

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

One of Ukrainian Il-76's (apparently, there was more than one) did two movements out of KBL within 24hrs. First, it shuttled locals to a place in Iran. Depending on who you listen to, either done under duress, or as a favor/mercy mission to save local Shia's from imminent danger of Taliban. From my...

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by 64947
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 195551

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

I thought these airplanes were all Russian Air Force repatriating citizens of Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine was using their own IL-76 for their citizens though. I really doubt Russia is flying Ukrainians out. One of Ukrainian Il-76's (apparently, there was more than one) did two movements out of KBL ...

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by 64947
Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread
Replies: 860
Views: 195551

Re: Kabul Falls: Evacuation Charter Watch Thread

Did anyone see the GTK Rossiya IL-62 on FR24 yesterday? Was coming in at FL350 from the north-west and then disappeared from coverage at Afghanistan border. I assume was headed for Kabul. Reg was RA-86496. Also have seen two IL-76s departing KBL on RT’s airport webcam. Too far away to be able to te...

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by 64947
Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 14223

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

I would like to think that, at the very least, the communications encryption and jamming equipment was bulldozed! Those could do serious damage. So who will take bets on where the loot will end up? China, Russia and Iran seem likely. I can pretty much guarantee you that Russian and Chinese speciali...

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by 64947
Fri Aug 20, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 93
Views: 16036

Re: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2

They lost an engine, I just wonder if they turned off the wrong one in the cockpit and lost lift. Lift doesn’t come from engines, it comes from the wings. Well yes, but you need thrust/Speed to have that lift. They lost the right engine , and while maybe they had more issues with the engine failure...

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by 64947
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 46789

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

Looking at how quickly the Taliban took control of the entire country makes me think that they must have sizable support of the locals.

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by 64947
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 93
Views: 16036

Re: Ilyushin 112 prototype crash

Damn.
They stalled on the right wing. Either that or the controls got damaged from the fire.

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by 64947
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 3232

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

Or the EU will threaten the airlines involved and the flights will stop. EU doesn't have any leverage on Belarus right now. Especially against Belavia after banning them from airspace. If they ban other airlines that fly to Belarus from Iraq or whatever, Belavia should just pick up the slack and fl...

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by 64947
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 3232

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

If the EU and especially Lithuania keep whining about Belarus and try to cause problems for Belarus, why the hell should Belarus solve their problems? That's an interesting perspective. By whining, do you mean their annoyance at Belarus allowing migrants that have reached Belarus (perhaps with stat...

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by 64947
Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 3232

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

From what I gather Belarus just stepped down border patrols and stopped detaining people crossing out of Belarus. If the EU and especially Lithuania keep whining about Belarus and try to cause problems for Belarus, why the hell should Belarus solve their problems? Or the EU will threaten the airlin...

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by 64947
Tue Aug 17, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis
Replies: 21
Views: 3232

Re: State Sponsored Migrant Crisis

From what I gather Belarus just stepped down border patrols and stopped detaining people crossing out of Belarus.

If the EU and especially Lithuania keep whining about Belarus and try to cause problems for Belarus, why the hell should Belarus solve their problems?

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by 64947
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ukraine airports
Replies: 32
Views: 9365

Re: Ukraine airports

- SIP (Simferopol) and UKS (Sevastopol) in occupied Crimea are used by the authorities for passenger and military purposes respectively Since you mention Simferopol and Sevastopol in this thread: Was in Crimea last weekend, first time since Jan 2015, what a world of change to the better in 6 years....

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by 64947
Mon Aug 16, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 93
Views: 16036

Re: Be-200 crashes in Turkey

You need wide and open bodies of water to be effective with the Be-200. One of the reasons there are only 3 of them flying in Yakutia right now.

There are more IL76's working there because of a lack of open bodies of water.

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by 64947
Sat Aug 14, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 93
Views: 16036

Re: Be-200 crashes in Turkey

Wildfires in Siberia are left alone as there is nobody living there, basically. Not really. Plenty going on there. Other Be-200's, IL76's, Mi and Ka choppers. Only 3 Russian Be-200's were sent over to Turkey, 2 from Ministry of Emergencies and this Naval one, just recently I think. There's also one...

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by 64947
Sat Aug 14, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 93
Views: 16036

Re: Be-200 crashes in Turkey

Reg. RF-88450 / 20 Yellow, "Alexander Mamkin", belonging to the Russian Navy. Delivered new in 2020. Flying low, fast, at pretty high speeds and in bad visibility is unfortunately dangerous. Seen plenty of cockpit videos of the guys at work, can't see a damn thing but they manage to delive...

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by 64947
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?
Replies: 124
Views: 14223

Re: US military bases in Afghanistan after drawdown?

Watched a show on aljazeera on the assassination of Iran's Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani. If you get a chance it's well worth watching because it highlights US ability and the fact that human intelligence on the ground in Syria is what gave him up. America has only used decapitation strikes a f...

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by 64947
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 46789

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

What we have spend in the mid-east would have brought the US infrastructure to A or A+ condition. Which, in turn, would have raised GDP, employed millions of people, and prepared us for the serious challenges which lie ahead. Instead, left devastation in the mid east and in the US. We could have us...

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by 64947
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

Re: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"

Of course, this makes a number of powerful assumptions, starting with “NATO is the either most likely or most dangerous threat the Russian Federation faces.” I’d love to see the work that can make this case on historical grounds. The reality is that the RF has been the far more aggressive party of ...

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by 64947
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

Re: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"

In the long run, a modern nuclear force is much cheaper to maintain against NATO, the likely enemy. It would be much more costly to equip and feed conventional forces the size of the USSR's to be able to oppose the combined numbers of NATO forces. On the other hand, if we have 1000+ nuclear warhead...

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by 64947
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"
Replies: 21
Views: 4289

Re: Russia constructing 2 x Il-96-400M "Flying Kremlins"

Its interesting that in a nation with an economy the size of Texas, running Catherine the Great's imperial playbook, the maintenance of modern nuclear forces is an investment center. In the long run, a modern nuclear force is much cheaper to maintain against NATO, the likely enemy. It would be much...

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by 64947
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 5060

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

Looking at the video, I suspect the APU was inop, as there are two air starts underneath the deployed slide. At this stage, it’s unknown from the info available , how long the pax were sitting in a cooking 747 without any air. One way to get aircon back in the aircraft, would be to run the airstart...

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by 64947
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide
Replies: 15
Views: 5060

Re: Passenger opens door in Russia on a 747 deploying slide

Why the hell didn't they have the APU on? It's pretty hot in Moscow so I can understand how people would have been pissed off.

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by 64947
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia
Replies: 33
Views: 9747

Re: AN-26 crashed 06 July 2021 Kamchatka, Russia

https://youtu.be/wnbnu0iZ4Mg

Here's the final part of the ATC coms between Palana and the Antonov. In Russian of course.
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https://youtu.be/wnbnu0iZ4Mg

Here's the final part of the ATC coms between Palana and the Antonov. In Russian of course.

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by 64947
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2417

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

[twoid][/twoid] To me this proves once again that the US leadership is more incompetent than that of the USSR in it's senile years. At least when the Soviet forces pulled out Afghanistan lasted another couple years. Here the US occupying forces haven't even left an all hell has already broken lose. ...

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by 64947
Thu Jul 08, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.
Replies: 26
Views: 2417

Re: So much kit left behind by the US at Bagram.

To me this proves once again that the US leadership is more incompetent than that of the USSR in it's senile years. At least when the Soviet forces pulled out Afghanistan lasted another couple years. Here the US occupying forces haven't even left an all hell has already broken lose. Just another mes...

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by 64947
Sat Jun 26, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 5165

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

But fact of the matter is that after getting some shots towards their rear ends, the ship changed course and left Russian territorial waters. But some British friends here, who's warship stuck their tail between their hind legs and ran off - are you guys for real? What are you guys talking about? Ha...

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by 64947
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 5165

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

https://m.vz.ru/news/2021/6/24/1105725.html Yeah, go on believing your propaganda, oh sorry, I meant to say media. As I said, more info is surfacing about the incident. The Russian Coast Guard ship clearly had contact and clearly gage a warning, and fired warning shots. The British clearly tried a p...

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by 64947
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 5165

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Bring back the Iowa-class ships, or better yet, a modern Montana-class.


Would make a nice target for a Bastion or a Kinzhal. Wonder how many an Iowa could take before going under.

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by 64947
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.
Replies: 69
Views: 5165

Re: UK warship attracts Russian attention off Crimea coast.

Hope someone will end up posting some video's or at least photos of the event. Took a couple days for them to come out when Ukraine tried provoking Russian Coast Guard which led to their asses getting rammed and some meme videos of the event getting posted. Hoping for the same here. Especially if st...

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