Cruise Missiles

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by pothitos, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    OMFG!!!!! I have just heard that about 20 trucks carrying Cruise Missiles to the B-52 bombers passed through my town!!!!! Cool.... but i hpoe thats the closest i ever get to them
     
  2. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Blimey!

    Dont be surprised if more come thru that way!
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Zonne- me thinks you or whoever told you that must be smoking something funny.

    Where are they coming from?? Sure they are stored somewhere in the UK - just for us Yanks to use on the B52s if we happen to deploy the B52s to Fairford!

    There was rumors in the early 70's they had nukes (certainly not cruise missles) stored at RAF Schulthorpe - but that had never been verified.

    How much of an escort (armed and probably armoured) do you think would be required to move a cruise missle on a truck thru the English countryside?

    Nice rumor - but I am LMFO at it!
    :p :p
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    they're just taking them across to iraq to shoot down more RAF fighter planes... :(
     
  5. XP Abuser

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    well british aerospace (dont know if they exist ne more) make and store the missiles, they get taken from there to RAF fairford, get put on B-52s, they fly off 4 hours later iraq is a fire town.

    it is true that there are convoys of police and lorrys carrying missiles. and may well have passed through your town:cool:
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    british aerospace do still exist, I only know because my dad is an executive there :p
     
  7. XP Abuser

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    yeh well im write then :)
     
  8. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    These are useless until the guidance systems and warheads are in place. These are not usually stored at the same location as the actual missile body. The guidance systems are a small collection of “pcb plug-in” modules, the warhead usually a 1000lb bomb but not necessarily as they have been used for many different things. If you see flat bed trucks which normally carry four or five of these there will be no warhead or guidance systems in place as these are only added and armed just before loading. No security is usually used in the transportation of these objects in peacetime.

    Go here for the basics about cruise missiles: -

    http://people.howstuffworks.com/cruise-missile3.htm

    Or here for the basics about tomahawk missiles: -

    http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/missiles/wep-toma.html

    This info is all in the public domain.


    :)
     
  9. SkazzyUK

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    Is that right that these cruise missiles cost like £1,000,000 each?

    Skazz
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yup, and I imagine that 1500 of these have now been launched.
     
  11. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Maybe they should give 1500 x £1,000,000 in a lottery :) save a war and make 1500 people very happy :)

    Skazz
     
  12. XP Abuser

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    i knew someone that worked for british aerospace. they said each missile has a room full of paperwork... and you talk about burocracy.:rolleyes: