Crazy People Ads for Defence Equipment

Last weeks news that the army were prepared to give up units to defend money for armoured vehicles for Afghanstan really bugged me. We have wasted so much dough on kit over the years, and now this. So I was thinking, maybe the government are fed "Crazy People" adverts (Dudley Moore movie - mentally ill making up adverts like "Volvo - They're boxy, but they are good").


"Eurofighter. If the Cold War breaks out it'll make some kind of expensive sense".

"The L85. The repair cost the same as the rifle but it works now".

"The LSW - Helping you to understand why you should have paid the extra for the Minimi".

"Jackel. Spend heavily now, and later you'll be able to spend heavily and wisely".


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Pararegtom said:
Trident Bang goes the defence budget :wink:
Oooh, it works on two levels!
"Chinook avionics - Why wouldn't you reinvent the wheel?"

"The JP233 - Giving third world anti-aircraft batteries a sporting chance".

and from yesteryear...

"Screech - recommended by dentists (because it'll wreck your teeth and make them rich)".

"Bacon grill - If you were hungry enough you'd eat it"


AW Wildcat - we flogged you the same airframe 40 years ago, and still you came back for more?
Nimrod 2000 .. Over weight, Over budget, Overdue on all its promises. Should have called it the Gordon Brown.
BAe. Well, the taxpayers didn't really need all that money, did they?
PECOC..Its coming, no really it is, just after we have spent all the money on the much needed No2's replacement! :roll:
Secretary of State for Defence: Because he ain't worth it!
SLAM..Ensuring over the weekend you will never see another singley!
PAYD: Once you tried one of our meals, you'll never want another!
#13 jobs to crusty Officers since 1801
Boots Combat High...only the best compressed cardboard will do!!
Panther...when a Land Rover around Bastion just wont do!
smartascarrots said:
BAe. Well, the taxpayers didn't really need all that money, did they?
That's a little unfair. R&D costs lots and we do not invest enough money in it. When we do, we are likely to withdraw funding at a moments notice. That leaves egg on the faces of those companies involved. BAe are a prime candidate.
FRES-Fucking Ridiculous Economic Stupidity, now a word from our sponsors.
Aircraft Carrier - An excuse to buy some expensive new jets!
PAYD - Why give them good food if only 90% of them are willing to pay for it.

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