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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: Swiss Army Reply with quote

Not sure if this has been posted before, but a news clip on the Swiss defences. Okay, anti tank cannons are so last century and the fighter jets are hardly modern. However, it would definitely give anyone, even the 3rd Guards Shock Army a bloody nose and think twice. Even an Army with modern thermal imaging sights and good triple A in my view:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEOLonBfaD8
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reason they're showing you all that is because they don't really care anymore, the Swiss Air Force uses modern artillery and F/A-18s, they just don't put them in secret bunkers anymore.

I actually spoke to a woman who was in the civil defence and she told me her job was to prepare a local road and make it into a runway in case war broke out, they have secret fuel depots all over the place.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cybershooters wrote:


I actually spoke to a woman who was in the civil defence and she told me her job was to prepare a local road and make it into a runway in case war broke out,


Chap called Stewart tried that with a BA 747 in 1990. Coming in from BAH he tried to land on the A4 at Heathrow.

Topped himself a couple of years later, unfortunately.

Luftwaffe used to land on autobahnen during exercises in the Cold War period. Not all that often, but during some of the real big "ubungen."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cybershooters wrote:
The reason they're showing you all that is because they don't really care anymore, the Swiss Air Force uses modern artillery and F/A-18s, they just don't put them in secret bunkers anymore.

I know, still interesting though (in my view)
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cybershooters wrote:


I actually spoke to a woman who was in the civil defence and she told me her job was to prepare a local road and make it into a runway in case war broke out,

Luftwaffe used to land on autobahnen during exercises in the Cold War period. Not all that often, but during some of the real big "ubungen."

There's a couple of very straight sections of motorway in Cyprus, similar to the old Yugo ones with turning and rearming/refuelling points at either end.

Maybe the UK is the only country not to do it, maybe us and the French albeit for different reasons.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We'd be hogging the middle lane
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to know a guy who had a helipad in his (large) back garden. He spent ages on getting planning permission for it and when he finally built it, it was inspected and the council said it wasn't to spec. So he went to court over it and it literally bankrupted him. (Although to some extent his wife divorcing him during the process probably had something to with it too).

The whole thing was utterly barmy because they wouldn't let him fuel it on his land anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Swiss Army Reply with quote

Libya has declared a Jihad on Switzerland here
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Gadhafi called for the "holy war" ostensibly because of a recent Swiss referendum that banned the construction of new mosque minarets in the country. He also urged Muslims everywhere to boycott Swiss products and to bar the country's planes and ships from the airports or seaports of Muslim nations.

Calls for a boycotting chocolate and penknives
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely, Mr Fidgeon, you know Harry Lime's famous line to Holly Martins, in the Ferris Wheel cabin at the Pratergrund ?


googlegooglegooglegooglegooglegooglegooglegoogle eh ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Surely, Mr Fidgeon, you know Harry Lime's famous line to Holly Martins, in the Ferris Wheel cabin at the Pratergrund ?

googlegooglegooglegooglegooglegooglegooglegoogle eh ?

"In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they have brotherly love. They had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? - The cuckoo clock!"

Okay, Toblerone, penknives and cuckoo clocks Smile I'm sure there's plenty more

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I'm sure Arafat's wife will be rushing to remove all of her money from Swiss banks.
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