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by txjim
Fri May 18, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 1604

Re: Airlines and Social Media- gosh is it worth it?

wnflyguy wrote:
WN has double down on social media! Anything including this post right here will pop up at WN in HDQ at the 24/7 365 social media room! They read EVERYTHING.

Flyguy

Did I mention that I LOVE Southwest??!!! Greatest airline ever!!

(Send free inaugural HNL tickets to txjim C/O Airliners.net)

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by txjim
Tue May 15, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST
Replies: 111
Views: 23285

Re: Asiana Airlines A333 knocks tail off Turkish Airlines A321 at IST

For the benfit of the conversation, here's some footage which shows the position of the A321 in relation to the gate when it stopped. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1688410/Plane-crazy-Dozy-pilot-slices-passenger-jets-tail-fin.html I thought the videos that followed the collision were ...

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by txjim
Thu May 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN flight diverts to DFW
Replies: 19
Views: 4038

Re: WN flight diverts to DFW

I have a photo of the DAL arrivals board showing a WN flight from DFW to DAL due to a fog event in Feb.

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by txjim
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dream Ameneties on Airliners
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: Dream Ameneties on Airliners

Here's Cranky Flyer's (april fools) description of the United Polaris product. http://s6331.pcdn.co/wp-content/uploads/2018_04_01-unitedpolarissuite1.jpg - The number of business class seats will be cut in half. The new seats will be in more spacious suites with a door. They will include a separate ...

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by txjim
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing backs United Tech-Rockwell deal
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Boeing backs United Tech-Rockwell deal

Good to hear, that probably took a few conversations between CEOs. Wonder what concessions were made?

Speaking of Collins, http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/business/norwegian-air-honors-rockwell-collins-founder-20180309

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by txjim
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005. FALSE. TrAAin was exclusively LANDSIDE. Its top speed was not much more than 1...

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by txjim
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside
Replies: 16
Views: 2922

Re: People-mover that uses same trainset and tracks to SERVE both landside and airside

DFW had the Airtrans system groundside then added the TrAAin system to service AA terminals airside in 1990 using the same tracks. The system ended for passengers in 2003 with the airside Skylink system starting in 2005.

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by txjim
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Next important technology?
Replies: 47
Views: 2823

Re: Next important technology?

I see big oportunities in how planes are operated at airports. I'm going to introduce a new airport vehicle which I'll call AARDVARK1 (airport aircraft recover disembark vehicle also release o'K 1). This is an electrically powered vehicle - charged by the airport infrastructure so it doesn't need a...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 5987

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

How about the traveling public actually decide to vote with their wallets against the 28" seat pitch, crappy service, and paying to load your own bags in their overhead bin? People have voted with their wallets. This board is chock full of posters who vote for tiny seats and poor service with ...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38365

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Just because the customer wants something doesn't mean that a company should provide that. What if customers demand McBurger Box starts selling all burgers with nicotine and all their shakes are laced with weed spray, it doesn't mean that McBurger Box should start selling it. Are you saying that co...

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by txjim
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.
Replies: 19
Views: 2470

Re: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.

Just returned from picking up my wife and took a photo of the arrivals board showing Southwest 6031 from Dallas-DFW! I'll try to post it later.

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by txjim
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.
Replies: 19
Views: 2470

Re: Southwest finally arrives at DFW! Ok it was a diversion lol.

Strange night, DAL had a ground stop for arrivals but DFW was not affected. My wife is on WN from MCO as we speak and was diverted to MSY for an hour or so. Lots of late arrivals.

On the flip side, we knew there was a problem at DFW when we saw AA and others approaching DAL due to DL 191 crash.

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by txjim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: French Blue to change its name
Replies: 71
Views: 18871

Re: French Blue to change its name

Perhaps they can hire the actor French Stewart as their US spokesman?

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by txjim
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline museums....which airlines have them?
Replies: 31
Views: 3163

Re: Airline museums....which airlines have them?

DL-yes (been there) AA -yes WN -yes UA? AS? HA? Technically, Frontiers of Flight museum at DAL is not run by WN but by a private group with support through grants by public and private sources. WN is definitely a major sponsor, however (an entire gallery is dedicated to their history) and, given th...

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by txjim
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?
Replies: 58
Views: 5090

Re: is there somewhere in the world where smoking in commercial planes is still allowed for passengers?

I used to fly on KE 747s in the smallish business cabin in the mid-late 80s. As I remember it, the cabin was divided into Smoking Optional and Smoking Mandatory (or, so it seemed at the time.)

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by txjim
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insight on the failure of Island Air
Replies: 10
Views: 1866

Re: Insight on the failure of Island Air

From the article: What may have caused its demise were three significant events: 1) a three-time change in ownership inside of five years; 2) transitioning from one type of aircraft to another and then back again; and 3) bringing in off-island talent to run it. It would have been helpful if the auth...

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by txjim
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DEN has an indoor ice rink
Replies: 10
Views: 900

Re: DEN has an indoor ice rink

Love Field beat both of those by 30 years!

https://www.flightmuseum.com/event/love-on-ice/

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by txjim
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing re-open the 757 line?
Replies: 8
Views: 3567

Re: Should Boeing re-open the 757 line?

There are now much better options around for about 97% of the missions a 757 can fly. And ... for the other 3%, Boeing may as well re-open the 707 line, it's not much less advanced! Well, the E-6Bs are getting pretty old.... I don't believe most people not in the Aviation/Military industry understa...

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by txjim
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support pig removed from plane
Replies: 52
Views: 12889

Re: Emotional support pig removed from plane

Why has it become the norm of late for posters to open threads regarding recycled news, they should check the dates of the news releases before posting on here especially as this particular story is nearly 4 years old. Oh cheer up you. This is actually a rather fun a.net thread, free of repetitive ...

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by txjim
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19442

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand AA's approach. Although I'm interested in Iceland, most of my searches have been centered on the lower fares to European cities (DFW-Copenhagen with a single stopover, $550 on WOW, $1400 AA/BA per Google Flights) which were not easy to obtain in the past. Every time I saw a menti...

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by txjim
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19442

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

I don't understand AA's approach. Although I'm interested in Iceland, most of my searches have been centered on the lower fares to European cities (DFW-Copenhagen with a single stopover, $550 on WOW, $1400 AA/BA per Google Flights) which were not easy to obtain in the past. Every time I saw a mentio...

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by txjim
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour
Replies: 78
Views: 8607

Re: Delta reported to be considering cities besides ATL/DTW/MSP/SEA for 747 farewell tour

RockIsland41 wrote:
I vote for Dallas Love Field. DL did operate it here in early 1970s. (and it could have 'fun' with WN....)

As someone who used to pull over on Denton Drive to watch the afternoon takeoff, I endorse this suggestion!

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by txjim
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8628

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

There are at least 13 additional destinations that Southwest could add daily nonstop service to out of Dallas Love Field if it had room to do so, including Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Corpus Christi, Hartford, Jacksonville, Louisville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Newark, Norfolk, Richmond, Tucson, an...

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by txjim
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market
Replies: 104
Views: 17103

Re: RUMOR : French Blue on ORY - SFO - PPT market

Tahiti's Opposition against low-cost airline "French Polynesia's opposition Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party has come out against plans of a French low-cost airline to fly between Paris and Tahiti. The airline French Blue has been in discussions with the French Polynesian government about launching f...

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by txjim
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surface transfers
Replies: 23
Views: 1232

Re: Surface transfers

Back in the DFW-LGW days, I frequently had ongoing flights out of LHR. BA would provide a bus transfer between airports.

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by txjim
Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66660

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Some important roads in the region will be shut down for weeks and many will not able to afford to travel due to their storm losses so could reduce demand out of HOU/IAH. Some offset could occur from recovery workers coming in and out. What???? No way. There is no way any important road will be shu...

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by txjim
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cusco Jetway Situation
Replies: 6
Views: 1766

Re: Cusco Jetway Situation

Google maps appears to show one working with an image date of 2017. Don't know when in 2017, however.

https://www.google.com/maps/@-13.5373744,-71.9436207,266m/data=!3m1!1e3

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by txjim
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 America's Cup
Replies: 18
Views: 768

Re: 2017 America's Cup

I enjoy watching the races and marvel at the technology but must admit I've lost any connection to the boats and racers that I used to have to the event. When the monohulls were changing sails, setting spinnakers or adjusting trim I could appreciate and understand the effort based on my modest racin...

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by txjim
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.
Replies: 48
Views: 8149

Re: ElAl not allowed to (force) move passengers anymore.

Take-off checklist Deuteronomy 1:1-12 Ye shall ask for His blessing on the righteous frequency, for on the wrong one ye shall not receive the clearance to line up. And then G*d spoke: Ye shall set 90% N1 and a flap setting of 1, for if you decideth otherwise, you shall not leave earth with His bles...

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by txjim
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 4213

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

Skytrax has announced the top 20 airlines of the year. 1. Qatar Airways Quelle surprise http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/Screen%20Shot%202017-06-20%20at%2019.53.47_zpspqmbccwn.jpg You are absolutely wrong with this false claim (the bribe would be in dollars or euros)

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by txjim
Fri May 12, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 947

Re: Flying magazine

FYI, past issues available on Google Books
https://books.google.com/books/serial/ISSN:00154806?rview=1

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by txjim
Thu May 04, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill
Replies: 29
Views: 4089

Re: Bean Queen--QR Sued By Woman Over Coffee Spill

We need a corollary to Godwins Law (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law), EVERY hot beverage burn story will ultimately descend into the McDonald's lawsuit.

edit: Ninja'd on the Adam Ruins Everything link

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by txjim
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need a little help: MAD to Atocha
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Need a little help: MAD to Atocha

Thanks for the information! He arrives internationally and will have luggage so I'm assuming an hour or so for luggage and customs. Appreciate the advise regarding changing tickets, did not know that was a viable option.

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by txjim
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need a little help: MAD to Atocha
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Need a little help: MAD to Atocha

Hi, I'd like to get opinions on when to book a train out of Atocha. My son flies into MAD at 07:30 on IB and will take a train to Seville the same day. This will be in mid May. What is a reasonable time to depart Atocha given normal delays? I assume he will take the train from T4 to the station. Tha...

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by txjim
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights
Replies: 92
Views: 12416

Re: Has any airline had buyers remorse on going to all twin engine widebodies for intercontinential flights

If there is a airline which operates a 4 engine aircraft I will fly them when there is no other option I simply will not go. Sorry if that seems irrational illoogical or whatever word you want to use. Engines may be different now and I understand that engines may have improved over the years. If it...

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by txjim
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The Air Stewardess in Advertising" at Flashbak.com
Replies: 10
Views: 1720

"The Air Stewardess in Advertising" at Flashbak.com

I ran cross a great collection of airline (and related) advertising featuring flight attendants from 1934 onward. http://flashbak.com/the-air-stewardess-in-advertising-1934-1989-378134/ A couple of my favorites are from United. About 3/4 of the way down there is an ad quoting the VP of united statin...

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by txjim
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Podcast recommendations ...
Replies: 12
Views: 1208

Re: Podcast recommendations ...

I enjoy Freakanomics Radio podcasts and, related to this forum, offer http://freakonomics.com/podcast/pilot/ Patrick Smith, the author of Cockpit Confidential, answers every question we can throw at him about what really happens up in the air. Just don’t get him started on pilotless planes — or whet...

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by txjim
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Fines Delta - Tarmac Delay Rules
Replies: 22
Views: 4006

Re: DOT Fines Delta - Tarmac Delay Rules

toobz wrote:
people cant go 2hrs without water or food? lol oh geez..


I can just fine. When I was traveling with my 4 year old son way back when, I would have had issues. LOL oh geez....

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by txjim
Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 195914

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

Dufo wrote:
You know something is wrong when you have your own Youtube section of close calls and crashes.


And what appear to be regular spectators looking for that SXM experience

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by txjim
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"
Replies: 144
Views: 9734

Re: A Tweet from Trump about the new Air Force One: "Cancel order!"

Saying Air Force 1 is just an airframe used to haul the POTUS is like saying the E-6 is just a 707 with a couple of radios. We can debate level of complexity needed for a mobile executive command platform but AF1 has capabilities that very very few members of this board know or understand. The cost ...

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by txjim
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm
Replies: 31
Views: 1861

Re: Gender Neutral Snow Clearing - Stockholm

I saw this earlier and thought about posting it, but didn't as nothing that comes out of Sweden surprises me anymore. Sweden is what happens when you have an extremely long period of peace and stability, erosion of religion and total Social Democrat hegemony over politics. <snip> Your statement rem...

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by txjim
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mystery flight circles over Denver
Replies: 20
Views: 6289

Re: Mystery flight circles over Denver

If it had the trailing wires extended, the tight orbit would have really disturbed the press!

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by txjim
Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which civilian airports are also B1B stations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: Which civilian airports are also B1B stations?

Nothing against the various cargo planes, but the B1, B52, and B2 are all special as they are nuclear strategic bombers. By their nature, they have to be segregated from the rest of the USAF fleet, especially civilian airports. There's only like 4 or 5 bases with these planes. And they are all loca...

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by txjim
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iphone vs Android
Replies: 58
Views: 3351

Re: Iphone vs Android

On a related note, Android Auto in my 2017 Hyundai puts dedicated Navigation systems to shame. My wife has the factory Nav in her Toyota and my setup is far easier to use than hers and has many more features. Google only allows apps that are tailored for Auto and limits user interfaces to a simplifi...

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by txjim
Thu Aug 18, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Texas Airline
Replies: 21
Views: 5246

Re: New Texas Airline

I really appreciate all of the comments...although most are cynical. I can respect that though. We understand the difficulties of the market, that 4x weekly isn't the most attractive in a very active corridor, that the prices are somewhat high compared to walk-up WN fares, etc. While we are competi...

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by txjim
Wed May 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russia Super Nuke?
Replies: 21
Views: 2583

RE: New Russia Super Nuke?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Dreadnought" class="quote" target="_blank">Dreadnought</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>If an EMP goes off, every vehicle, c...

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by txjim
Wed May 11, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Russia Super Nuke?
Replies: 21
Views: 2583

RE: New Russia Super Nuke?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/scbriml" class="quote" target="_blank">scbriml</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>The article says one of these missiles could...

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