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  • A little story that might make you smile from a few years back...

    Two British traffic patrol officers from North Berwick had a bit
    of a surprise while checking for speeding motorists on the A1
    Great North Road.
    One of the officers used a hand-held radar device to check the
    speed of a vehicle approaching over the crest of a hill, and was
    surprised when the speed was recorded at over 300 mph. Their
    radar gun then stopped working and the officers were not able
    to reset it.

    Just then, a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the
    radar had in fact locked on to a NATO Tornado fighter jet, which
    was engaged in a low-flying exercise over the Border district,
    approaching from the North Sea.

    Back at police headquarters the chief constable fired off a

    typically self-righteous complaint to the RAF Liaison office.
    ...and back came the reply from the RAF:

    'Thank you for your message, which allows us to complete the

    file on this incident. You may be interested to know that
    the tactical computer in the Tornado had detected the
    presence of, and subsequently locked onto, your hostile radar
    equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it.
    Furthermore, an air-to-ground missile aboard the fully-armed
    aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment.
    Fortunately the pilot flying the Tornado recognized the
    situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile
    systems alert status, and was able to override the automated
    defence system before the missile was launched and your
    hostile radar installation was destroyed.

    With that thought in mind, have a great Christmas!

    Last edited by Remus; 25 December 2008, 10:38 PM.
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  • #2
    Heard that one before, how true it is i dont know, another urban legend is you ask me.

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    • #3
      haha thats awsome just given me and my chums at work a bit of a giggle whilst on night on Christmas day. lol
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Jay 1983 View Post
        Heard that one before, how true it is i dont know, another urban legend is you ask me.
        First time I heard it, it was a version from the Falklands, when it was kicking off over there, and the local bobby thought it would be fun to see how fast a Harrier jet could do. Its still good for a laugh now.
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        • #5
          Hahaha that made me laugh. Im in the RAF but dont know if thats true or not, i wouldnt think that it is possbile though.
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          • #6
            quality although i wish the pilot would have blown up the speed gun anyways
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            • #7
              should have fired it then there would be one less radar to nick us

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              • #8
                Although a great story - it's definitely an Urban legend

                http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/radar.asp

                Astra

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by zletsgo View Post
                  Although a great story - it's definitely an Urban legend

                  http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/radar.asp
                  Good find.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jay 1983 View Post
                    Good find.
                    I use it in work to try and get people to think about all those "Myths" email spam that get sent about

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