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A new US "fighter". Really???

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A new US "fighter". Really???
Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:24 AM

This was in yesterday's Vancouver Sun. Hmmm...four engine fighter Confused??? And those wings, can they maybe move Huh???Is it just me???

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:32 AM
Nope. Not a new fighter jet but I'm certain that's a B-1 Lancer bomber...
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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:46 AM

Yep, I know. I was just being sarcastic...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:19 AM

You gotta love the media.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, June 21, 2015 1:50 AM

I wonder if Rockwell sold the Congress on a civilian airliner version to cover the costs? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Posted by ajlafleche on Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:42 AM

The same kind of editing/fact checking that had a "brown" (aka Grizzly) bear in a western Massachusetts neighborhood a couple weeks ago. (For those who aren't well versed in all things natural, the only bear east of the Rockies is the black bear, )

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Posted by Cdn Colin on Sunday, June 21, 2015 8:43 AM

Reporters haven't a clue on aircraft or ARV recognition.  I still remember the attack on the Russian parliament in '93; at first the BRDM's were called "tanks", then the BMP's  were "bigger tanks".

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, June 21, 2015 11:34 AM

Why has the word "jet" become synonymous with fighter? I remember when they first began to call them fighter jets.  This is because at first they were rare- most were prop.  Then, when virtually all fighers were jets, the term held on, then "fighter" was dropped and they became just jets.  Then, the press began to call ALL planes jets, even when they used props!!

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Posted by jetmaker on Sunday, June 21, 2015 4:43 PM

I have found that the Chinese do indeed like to kid around, but that does not entail putting pee pee in coke. After that discovery, I tend to do my own research

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, June 21, 2015 7:59 PM
Call it whatever you like. But she sure is a pretty sight!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:08 AM

Yeah, guy at work had the radio on a month or so ago when they announced the crash of a US Army Apache helicopter and the ten or so personnel being unaccounted for. A couple of hours later they did change it to US Army Blackhawk helicopter... (sigh)...

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Posted by Spitfire on Thursday, June 25, 2015 8:36 AM

The utter ignorance in mass media these days is just astounding.  I never thought there could be such a decline as we've seen over the last couple decades.  I recently saw a news story where they were showing a troop transport and calling it a tank.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:25 AM

Kids reporters/newscasters nowadays can't even tell the difference between a jet, bomber, tank or troop carrier in the news.

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