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From: "Phil Allison"
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Subject: Re: HELP - My missile wont work!
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Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 18:58:36 +1100
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"Andrew VK3BFA" wrote in message
> "News2020" wrote in message
> THEY ALREADY HAVE THEM - they tried to shoot down an Israeli airliner
> and they missed because the guidance sytem didnt work.
** No reports of faults - more just a lack of accuracy.
I suspect the missile's sensors were more attuned to the red hot
exhaust from a military fighter jet turbine and not the luke warm stuff that
blows out the back of an airliner's high bypass turbofan.
> Even in the
> most parochial American newspaper there must have been SOME mention of
> this - or dont you read newspapers/watch television news? Hence my
> "paranoia" about people asking questions about guidance systems.
** Maybe they have a Farnell account too ..... ;-)
> Of course they couldnt build one from scratch , but fixing one you
> already have might be a different proposition.
** Two guys built a petrol engined model plane that flew the Atlantic
using GPS, model gyros and a nice microcontroller.
Easy for them to make a cruise missile out of a Cessna or a Lear
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