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    Ive always been on the DF offical site but i only realised that they dont have any proper fighter jets in the AC since they retired the silver swallows(i think).im just wonderin if there is any on the way?
    Last edited by jawalsh; 15 December 2006, 20:47.

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    Mod incoming, get to cover now!!!
    Last edited by mugs; 15 December 2006, 20:57.
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    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die:
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    Rode the six hundred.

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    • #3
      Ah....CAN O WORMS has been opened.

      Kid get ready for a storm here...
      What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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      • #4
        wots wrong with what i said

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        • #5
          In reality, nothing.
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          • #6
            Then whats with all the warnings

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jawalsh View Post
              wots wrong with what i said
              Along with the discussion on tanks, this is a subject that has been discused to death. It's not likely to happen any time soon.
              Theirs not to make reply,
              Theirs not to reason why,
              Theirs but to do and die:
              Into the valley of Death
              Rode the six hundred.

              The Charge of the Light Brigade

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              • #8
                To actual answer your question, no their currently is no jet fighter aircraft in service with the IAC or either will there be in fore-seeable future at least till 2010 when the white paper on defence (Which is a goverment working report/plan on the Defence Forces relased in 2000) runs its term.

                The Swiss Pilatus PC-9M is currently operates in replacement of Fouga Magister/Marcetti fleet in complementing both roles of previous aircraft with PC-9Ms roles of advanced trainer and light strike/CAS aircraft and provides a great service from Turbo Prop Aircraft.

                Hope this information helps.

                Best Regards.

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                British officer: You're seven minutes late, Mr. Collins.
                Michael Collins: You've kept us waiting 700 years. You can have your seven minutes.

                [As the British flag comes down]

                Michael Collins: So that's what all the bother was about.

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                • #9
                  we havent had fighter jets since the de haviland vampires were retired in the 70's, the fouga was a trainer not a fighter and was already obsolete when we got it
                  But there's no danger
                  It's a professional career
                  Though it could be arranged
                  With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear
                  If you're out of luck you're out of work
                  We could send you to johannesburg.

                  (Elvis Costello, Olivers Army)

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                  • #10
                    F-22's any day now, complimented by M-346 training/ point defence aircraft. Patriot missiles, T-90's, CV-90's, Hercules transports, C-17's....

                    and flying bat monkeys.

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                    • #11
                      Back in 1966 "Auld Dev" put Ireland's modern military in full view of the people who lined the streets of Dublin to watch the 1916 Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

                      Watch this short 3 minute RTE colour archive clip and watch with pride at the end as four Vampire Jets of the Air Corp fly overhead.

                      IN those days Ireland was much poorer than it is today and is more than capable of being able to afford a few Jets. So after 2010 just we'll have to wait and see.

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                      • #12
                        sorry i brought it up.just read past post relating to the matter of new equipment

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                        • #13
                          The Vampires weren't fighter jets either. They were trainers. Oh, and please don't use text speak on this message board.


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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