The unblievable Rich Thomas

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  1. jat

    jat Regular Member

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    This guy is dumbest person. Where does he get his BS?
    Mig-29's in strike role? According to him the Flankers will not be used in strike roles! WTF is wrong with this guy. He doesn't even include the Mirage!
    Strike Aircraft Match-ups: India vs. Pakistan, Page 2 of 3 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
    Hinds in Kashmir? Right because we used them in Kargil!
    Attack Helicopter Match-Ups: India vs. Pakistan, Page 2 of 2 - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com
    From the comments i've seen, he doesn't take kindly to being told hes wrong.
     
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  3. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    When was this report written?

    Firstly, he did not specify Sukhoi-30MKI and he did not specifically say that India was not going to use them. I do agree, however, that MiG-29, being an air-superiority fighter, can be used for strike missions.

    Secondly, India did not use Hinds i.e. Mil-25/35s in Kargil. India used Mil-17 with rocket pods and were quickly withdrawn. It is true that Mil-25/35s have a higher load carrying capacity and have a higher speed, they also have issues at higher altitude since it is not a pure gunship.

    Finally, MiG-27s have been or are being withdrawn from service following a crash.

    Overall, a very misleading and misinformed article.
     
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  4. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    A complete dilettante.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    A very appropriate word "dilettante."
     
  6. civfanatic

    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    He's from Kentucky, what else would you expect?
     
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  7. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    He does have the good sense to write about whiskey. He should stick to that subject.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    His Military IQ counts in single digits..
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Is that a beard or a dark shadow under the chin?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    And Kentucky Fried Chicken too!

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  11. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    He has a beard, but no moustache. There are Amish in Kentucky, but he is more likely a Hobbit.
     

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