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kenticus

Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:01 PM

I hate to bring up the fact that the B-2 system is not intended to be undetectable to IR.

Or that stealth is predicated on the concept that you don't follow a marching band into the missile envelope.

Or that if the BAE engineers knew the B-2 was to be flying over the fucking airshow, it might be good PR to manually track it.

Trevor.

Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:40 AM

The Farnborough heist was a hit piece, it was all over the local whatever, I mean, who videos a stationary missile stack?

Farnborough is the most prestigious Brt airshow, shit Concorde would take off and fly away just to make the most noise you ever were 1/2 mile under in your life. It would turn away as soon as it left the ground so that you could could get the full benefit of those 4 olympus engines.

So for the US to fall for that invitation was pretty stupid.

Rapiers sit in a stack like patriot except completely visible, and they move to point where the target is seen, they're also sited so that you can stand within 10' of them. so for the whole display those missiles went 'there it is, there it is' in a 6/8-finger point right from first capture to 'stealth' retreat...

Trevor.

Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:12 AM

'It's invisible'
'You can't see it'
'undetectable'
'It's invisible'
'You can't see it'
'undetectable'
'It's invisible'
'You can't see it'
'undetectable'


'We never said it couldn't be seen, why do a fly-past if that's true'

'Did you say it couldn't be hit?'

'Only by Serbia'

Farnborough '96 - ya hadda be there, I was.

Trevor.

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:26 PM

View Postkenticus, on 02 May 2012 - 11:22 PM, said:

Limeington.

IR is not radar.

A low level pass at a fucking air show is not combat conditions.

Your Rapier system leaks oil & is likely a BMW product.

Lol

I won't tell what an asshole response that makes.

kenticus

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:22 PM

Limeington.

IR is not radar.

A low level pass at a fucking air show is not combat conditions.

Your Rapier system leaks oil & is likely a BMW product.

Trevor.

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:10 PM

There was also an incident with the B2 being tracked at Farnborogh (2nd sept 1996), when BAe caused a storm after it released a video showing the Rapier SAM system tracking the B-2 Stealth bomber in IR as it did a fly past. The Rapier had recently been updated with newer radar and tracking systems specifically designed to track such aircraft.

Trevor.

Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

http://encycl.opento.../Rapier_missile

Guest

Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:34 PM

:unsure:

Trevor.

Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:40 PM

View PostPulgosa, on 02 May 2012 - 02:38 PM, said:

Spitalfield spittle!

:flip:

Air Force excuse - English rain.

Truth - stealth my arse.

Pulgosa

Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

Spitalfield spittle!

:flip:

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