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by Aesma
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

France will take the rotating presidency of the EU next so that will be 6 more "interesting" months.

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7812

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

I have mentioned before. Trump negotiated a crappy deal with the Taliban. It was about the best that could be done. I did not trash him for it. Biden directed the crappy withdrawal. It was about the best that could be done. I will not trash him for it. We are out of Afghanistan. They know what we w...

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by Aesma
Thu Sep 30, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation
Replies: 42
Views: 5134

Re: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation

If you believe what a UK government minister is saying, I have an airport to sell you. There is a global shortage of chips that affects everyone, for example I can't get a graphics card at a decent price. My work laptop needs changing but I can't get the new one for months (a Dell). A colleague orde...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine
Replies: 82
Views: 10659

Re: United Airlines to fire 600 staff who refuse vaccine

Well said. Where does it stop after this? Not to mention the vaccine isn’t fully effective, fully proven, only to date one has been barely approved by the FDA and all for a virus with a 1% mortality rate. My heart hurts for these people who lost they’re job/career at UA over something unproven they...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo
Replies: 16
Views: 3356

Re: A320Neo front windows vers A321Neo

Of course the origin of all this is the overly ambitious initial cockpit windows design for the A350 WXB. Similar to the shark fin on the 787 (but there is no way to fake that one).

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation
Replies: 42
Views: 5134

Re: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation

People are really getting the wrong impression with this UK fuel problem. While there is a general shortage of truck drivers, and has been for at least 10 years, there’s no shortage of ADR qualified truck drivers who deliver fuel. The recent problem was due to one company (Hoyer) working for BP, wh...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2370

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

casinterest wrote:
At the expense of the employees? It is a razor edge.


If you default, you will have other problems. Pension funds crashing for a start.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2370

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

I am not sure you understand the debt ceiling. It is the amount of money the US Government can use to MEET it's already existing financial obligations. These are items already in law. SInce the US Government annually exceeds this by hundred of billions, the GOP would be saying that they want the US...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges
Replies: 182
Views: 7812

Re: Opinion: General Milley Should Face Charges

Trump negotiated a US exit with the Taliban. Not a US exit but we'll leave 2500 troops to prop up the government. The government wasn't even part of the deal. Trump gave (or let's say, left) Afghanistan to the Taliban. It is making a comeback: Milley should resign. Link This came about the Joint Chi...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debt Ceiling Drama
Replies: 58
Views: 2370

Re: Debt Ceiling Drama

The GOP is the party of "fiscal responsibility". Have them show the example next time they're in power.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Another (more recent) former Australian PM, Malcolm Turnbull, has described his successor's scrapping of the French submarine deal as "clumsy, deceitful and costly" and believes Australia will need to develop a nuclear industry : https://twitter.com/CuriousInquest/status/144312089784643993...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

For China this isn't good news but it simplifies things. Now Australia is like a US extension, a US state. If relations with the US go down, they will go down with Australia too, and vice versa.

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation
Replies: 42
Views: 5134

Re: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation

EU countries have 90 days of oil reserves at least, I'm sure the UK still has this (unlike natural gas that they stopped storing). It takes a political decision to use them, I haven't heard it has been done, probably because that's not the problem. There is enough oil to refine, but not enough drive...

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by Aesma
Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation
Replies: 42
Views: 5134

Re: Impact of England's Energy Crisis on UK Aviation

I heard a refining company is going bankrupt, too ?

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Clio V6, that's an "end up in a ditch" car !

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

It's not "the market", the EU has been very active in getting to where we're at now. There are still plenty of gadgets sold with micro USB ports, probably because there are millions of these ports in stock in China, so the faster they're effectively banned, the better. I'm anti Apple so do...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I would have supported Prost as a constructor ! It was based in my city to boot.

Also it's not about the brand as I don't like most Merc cars (good taxis at best) whereas I'm a huge Ferrari fan (until they make a SUV...).

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

Re: German federal elections

I'll say again but Merkel killed nuclear. She's a freaking quantum chemistry scientist !

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Jets are in which city again ? :d Remember there are spending caps now, and soon salary caps. That will play a role. I started watching F1 in 2005, have watched all races since then. Before that, I only heard about F1 when spending a sunday at an uncle's house for a barbecue, as several of my uncles...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

Re: German federal elections

Apparently there is huge lobbying in Germany and France (and EU countries in general), by US and Russian companies, including ad campaigns etc., to convince Europeans that nuclear = bad for the environment, and gas = good for the environment. To the point people think nuclear emits more CO2 than gas !

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2389

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

What was a Simca 1000 doing in the US ? I think our "regular" in France is equivalent to the "premium" in the US, and our "premium" is better than that. Due to smaller engines with higher compressions being the norm, not huge engines with low compressions.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 353
Views: 23825

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

De Gaulle thought the UK would be a US mole in the EU. He was proven right many times over.

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

Re: German federal elections

There isn't any major party in favor of nuclear power here. Unfortunately. This is a terribly unfortunate state of affairs. Germany should be leading the way, showing the world how to run nuclear energy in a safe and efficient manner. Please note, this is a "German Thing". A German will a...

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by Aesma
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?
Replies: 44
Views: 2389

Re: CITGO is Top Tier gasoline?

Apparently it's Venezuelan gas.

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

Re: German federal elections

I know the US has strategic oil reserves, France too. For the other stuff, I don't know, I don't think so. However gas is commonly stored, about a third of annual production is stored in France, apparently right now we're at 80% capacity, no worries for winter. Other European countries, not so much,...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Alonso, Vettel and Kimi all started in F1 as kids, too. I wonder if Norris was told there was 40s behind Hamilton, and thus a 2nd place was the worst possible outcome of a pit stop. Also don't dismiss Hamilton's will to win, he almost passed Norris several times while driving on water in slicks, he ...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Breaking: Member of Congress Admits to Being Wrong

Actually this is horrible news. Cheney isn't a raving lunatic, and as a result is probably going to lose her seat. So she's saying that now that her career is basically over. Furthermore, she had "proof" in her own family that being gay wasn't some kind of horrible thing, and still defende...

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by Aesma
Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

Re: German federal elections

Nord Stream 2 isn't even operational, if people starve and freeze to death it can't be because of it ! Because Russia doesn't export as much as needed, on the other hand, is possible (and is what's happening), proving relying on Russian gas was stupid. But we already knew that, and the Grunen are pa...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

He should have undercut Hamilton for the first stop. When they finally stopped, they were together in the pits, I thought it was a masterstroke, but in fact VER was still several places behind HAM. Then VER was just behind PER and they should have switcherooed them, they didn't do it quickly enough ...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1391

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

If there was real concern would they just rely on you telling the truth ?

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.
Replies: 28
Views: 1391

Re: I just gave blood (again) and it was (still) painless.

Here in France they send red cross trucks to universities so you can give blood, there is an emulation between students etc. I work in a complex with 3000 employees so they also come about every three months (I think you need 2 months between donations). Unfortunately I take meds so I can't donate a...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Man that was very lucky for VER, RBR were awful with their strategy all race. And ruined Perez's race. Mercedes probably not happy that VER got 2nd, on the other hand the rain saved BOT's race who was absolutely nowhere. BTW VER used another trick, he didn't complete a quali lap but was "saved&...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin now clearly in the minority
Replies: 38
Views: 2237

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.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: German federal elections
Replies: 37
Views: 2068

Re: German federal elections

It seems Merkel's party and the SPD have the same number of seats (or a difference of 1) so it's very close and I can't see how either can claim victory. So basically nobody won. I'll wait for German members to tell us what can happen, it seems to me only these 2 parties together can get a majority....

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 353
Views: 23825

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The US tariffs were because Trump was in a mood. And affected all producers worldwide, including Europe were there is no dumping, and in fact better working conditions for employees than in the US, more investment in modern technologies, etc.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

What is provable (and why the Mistral saga was such a big deal here) is that France has supported the weapons (planes, in particular) it has sold even when it didn't please the US. Mirages, Super Etendards and Exocets sold to Saddam for example. I thought France pulled support and ceased selling a/...

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 353
Views: 23825

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Yeah, it's not like the US has put tariffs on steel.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

What is provable (and why the Mistral saga was such a big deal here) is that France has supported the weapons (planes, in particular) it has sold even when it didn't please the US. Mirages, Super Etendards and Exocets sold to Saddam for example.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

I wonder how many asterisks should be put on other champions with that type of thinking. Hamilton would get at least one championship more if not for a couple of questionable penalties (in 2007). Kimi won because Hamilton and Alonso were fighting each other.

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

Verstappen ends up not being penalized at all for crashing with HAM last time and stealing a bag of point from him, isn't that a trick too ?

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by Aesma
Sun Sep 26, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

To give you an example, a random comment from a couple hours ago I stumbled upon on reddit (that's not me, I haven't posted any message there) : https://www.reddit.com/r/europe/comments/pv7zd6/comment/he9yabn/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3 OwnFeedback3239 Italy eurofighters are...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

In France there is a commonly held belief (difficult/impossible to prove) that US weapons/hardware can be shut down by the US at any time.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022
Replies: 126
Views: 6000

Re: US Energy Supply and Costs - 2022

frmrCapCadet wrote:
With wind and solar effectively setting a cap on how high electricity can go I am expecting electric bills settling on about 7 cents for distribution and 3 cents for production.


And how much for storage ?

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 - 2021 Season
Replies: 796
Views: 50919

Re: F1 - 2021 Season

That pitlane entry is criminal for a modern F1 track. Hamilton was in a hurry and crashed, too bad for him, he should have been a bit calmer, but in a race, it will end up blocked by a crashed car at some point.

Hamilton is on the dirty side so it's one problem more.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

I wouldn't call that a tablet, it weighs 2,5Kg ! The rule is for handheld devices.

Also it specifies a 12V/3A adapter. USB-C can do up to 20V/5A.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

EU already made some similar regulation with micro USB last decade. And Apple's answer to that was selling a micro USB to their port at the time's converter. Not sure whether it is possible to bypass this new regulation with the same trick again No the new one doesn't allow for an adapter. It allow...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Yes I will repeat the main issue is the lying and doing secret deals (that are still secret, at least we don't know what Australia will get).

We can also conclude that Australia's industry isn't able to build a submarine, but the country isn't admitting it.

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: European Commission proposes a common charging solution for electronic devices

Also note that this is just a proposition and I would assume it will be the EU parliament that will take the decision on whether or not to pass this proposition. It's not just a proposition, it's how bills are made by the EU. The commission writes them, then they go to the parliament. Unless Apple ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14844

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

Maybe it's because they might be getting British submarines. The French are being very selective in their poutrage. The US is always good as the big, bad bully. They know they have nothing else to sell, or buy from Australia. Yet, the British are right across the Channel and they have to live with ...

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by Aesma
Sat Sep 25, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes
Replies: 23
Views: 2185

Re: Cruise Missiles and Cargo Planes

TWA772LR wrote:
Still seems better to have some tomahawks pooped out some B52s and B2s.


The Tomahawk is a naval missile.

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