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RA Air Defence desperate for Olympic role?

#2
Heard the initial proposal for air defence systems for the Olympics, they were................ entertaining to say the least………with no thought to the consequences to the results of an actual engagement, nor their siting.

Note however that the government said that they COULD deploy the kit, not that they WILL.

Most likely recces in preparation for worst case scenarios Daily Mail at its best.
 
#5
Sounds pack of daft to me.

It's London 2012, Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty. Let's remember what it stands for to be British...

Let's go 'old skool'.





The sides can be sold as advertising and observation packages could be fitted to them for added security... Mobile phone repeaters would give a huge bonus in coverage.

Seems like a win, win, win scenario to me.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#9
Perhaps we can surround London with a ring of steel, dig out all the ex RA and RAf Regt National servicemen than can still remember AA guns and let them loose. No rules of engagement. by the time the other competitors or drug cheats as they can be called have taken the train from Paris having been diverted there we should have the first 3 slots on the podium sown up!
Also be a massive spectator sport!
I really do like the Barrage Balloons idea though!
 
#10
Sounds pack of daft to me.

It's London 2012, Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty. Let's remember what it stands for to be British...

Let's go 'old skool'.





The sides can be sold as advertising and observation packages could be fitted to them for added security... Mobile phone repeaters would give a huge bonus in coverage.

Seems like a win, win, win scenario to me.

This really is a winner, the nostalgia factor alone makes it so. Plus it will keep the tree huggers happy, little or no pollution. Only people who might be a little put out is the Krauts but frankly, who cares?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#11
This really is a winner, the nostalgia factor alone makes it so. Plus it will keep the tree huggers happy, little or no pollution. Only people who might be a little put out is the Krauts but frankly, who cares?
I think we could still run the AAA as a theme park event with old farts bore offs and kids firing 40mm at seaguls, light planes and anything stupid enough to fly over!
 
#18
Think sharpshooter rather than sniper, it's a great option.
I know 0.338 is authorised to be used from a helo, not sure about sharpshooter at the moment.

But it's OK as the LSW can be fired from a helo too. (Now for the shuffling of piss stained computer chairs slowly getting closer to the computer, just for 'Why not use the SLR!?!' to be hammered into a rich tea crumb covered keyboard.) :)
 
#20
I questioned the wisdom of deploying Rapier on one for the RA threads.

All that's going to happen is there will be a £million worth of missiles on each launcher that will probably have to be written off after 4 weeks in the hands of the planks.
 

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