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    Quote Originally Posted by EUFighter View Post
    I have heard of Blue-on-blue but this is taking it a bit far.

    https://defence-blog.com/news/nether...-exercise.html
    I wonder could the pilot paint an little Dutch flag on the side of his cockpit?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Not without precedent - an F-11F Tiger shot itself down in the same manner.

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    Not the first time. Ricochets from the range has downed more than one aircraft.

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    According to Scramble Magazine on FB, FMV Sweden ordered 10 JAS39C’s and 4 JAS39D’s (“white tails”) that it doesn’t want/need in order to keep the production line open in the hope of getting an export customer... which they haven’t got yet

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    Evidently built airframes but without the engine or cockpit / avionics fit-out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anzac View Post
    Evidently built airframes but without the engine or cockpit / avionics fit-out.
    That would suit DoD.

    Minister can stand up in Dail and say we have the ability to defend our air space against all threats, neutrality assured, cost effective .....

    Just the civil servant writing the PQ answer leaves out the non-flying bit

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    And photo-op for anybody who needs one standing in front of said airplanes, also keeping the crusties happy by having zero emissions or warlike function.

    Everybody’s happy! (Except for the DF, but who ever cares about them...)
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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