|Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 126):|
UH60, Are you an American! We need to support our American companies! Airbus is supported by many European countries (Germany and France). Airbus always undercuts Boeing superior products. Boeing is responsible for all military aircraft for the U.S. military some products include (737,757, 777, and 787 that will blow Airbus out the water).
Aaahh, the naivete of youth! (Are you 'American' as in Mexican, or Canadian, since you insist Airbus is just French and German-but an improvement on the usual whine of 'it's French').
Keep telling yourself that bit of nonsense is true, the thing is, the Pentagon, USAF
do not quite see it that way.
Go e-mail them, tell how wrong they are. Give 'em your expertise.
Born too early I suppose to get het up by the USAF
buying Canberra's in the 50's, Harriers in the 60's and 70's, Hawks in the 80's, that's just jet combat or trainer aircraft.
There are many, many others, like the fact that the US ground forces are fighting with Belgium designed light and medium machine guns, British 81mm mortars, British 105mm guns (both the current light gun and the previous tank gun), a German tank gun, British developed armour on M1 tanks, Italian 9mm pistols, Swiss designed LAV's, the next President will start to fly on a British/Italian helicopter, the US Army are now using a European light chopper, Italian, British and Canadian light/tactical transports have been used in the past.
This list could, with enough research, make for a very big thread!
(You know, it's said that those who are secure in themselves, their beliefs etc, never need to denigrate others).
We should file this one with classics here in the past, such as the A380 will never be able to leave the ground
If not for space restrictions, the true thread title here would be perhaps better described as KC-45 And The Inevitable Sour Grapes, Usual Myths And Shock That A Global Economy And More Open Trade Does Not Mean Total US Domination As We Expected
Sorry to be like this, but really, some of the stuff on here is mind boggling.
And I do know that the attitudes I'm alluding to is certainly NOT true of many, most even, US members here.