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In Topic: Turks Shoot Down Russian Fighter Plane

25 November 2015 - 12:44 PM

Former CIA analyst on RT this morning. Tore into Turkey saying the blame lies wholly at their door. Flying into enemy airspace was a common occurrence during the Cold War, but the US and Russia acted like big boys and didn't resort to actions like this.

In Topic: Turks Shoot Down Russian Fighter Plane

24 November 2015 - 09:57 PM

Yep, something isn't ringing true. Hopefully the folks in power figure this out, but after seeing Putin's former adviser (Markov?) ranting on ITV earlier I'm not convinced they will, or maybe even want to.

In Topic: Turks Shoot Down Russian Fighter Plane

24 November 2015 - 09:47 PM

With the information available (RADAR maps, provided by new york times) I can't see where the Jets were in Syrian space for any longer than 6-10 seconds, as i said there is a protrusion 2 miles wide on the flight path. which would take less than 10 seconds for a jet to cover.


Military analyst chap on a station earlier (ITV?) said pretty much this - it would have passed through in about 17 seconds. He then went on to detail the process planes go through to warn other planes off - verbal warning, visual warning, dipping of wings, showing of weapons on belly, all of which takes a fair amount of time. Basically he said it couldn't be done in the time the Russian planes were in Turkey (if they were indeed in Turkey).


One other thing he noted was that that particular plane can change the shape of its wings, and they were spread out, meaning that the plane wasn't trying to evade another plane.


Draw your own conclusions, but his thoughts were pretty clear.

In Topic: My Book

21 November 2015 - 02:39 PM

Just seen this thread and ordered a copy. I've also been trying to write my own book for years, hopefully getting somewhere with it now (finally!) so was interested to read about the self publishing option, will have to look into that.

Not had much experience with self-publishing, but if you want help approaching publishers just PM me.

In Topic: Films 2015

21 November 2015 - 09:36 AM

The very fact that Shia Leboeuf is on has stopped me watching it. It's forever popping up on my movie channels.

Completely understandable! But stick with it.

I have a friend who absolutely will not watch Adam Sandler films, and I keep trying to explain how much joy she'll get from Happy Gilmore.