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Probably isn't true, but amusing anyway.

Jumpingphil Avatar
8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
A little story that might make you smile from a few years back...

Two British traffic patrol officers from North Berwick had a bit of a surprise while checking for speeding motorists on the A1Great North Road.
One of the officers used a hand-held radar device to check the speed of a vehicle approaching over the crest of a hill, and was surprised when the speed was recorded at over 300 mph. Their radar gun then stopped working and the officers were not able to reset it.
Just then, a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked on to a NATO Tornado fighter jet, which was engaged in a low-flying exercise over the Border district, approaching from the North Sea.

Back at police headquarters the chief constable fired off a typically self-righteous complaint to the RAF Liaison office.

...and back came the reply from the RAF:

'Thank you for your message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Tornado had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked onto, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it.
Furthermore, an air-to-ground missile aboard the fully-armed aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment.
Fortunately the pilot flying the Tornado recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile systems alert status, and was able to override the automated defence system before the missile was launched and your hostile radar installation was destroyed.
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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#1
Rubbish.....
#2
I lol'ed
[mod]#3
Markead
Rubbish.....


Noob:p

I like the story, whether it be true or not:w00t::santa:
#4
lol'd

MERRY CHRISTMAS Jumpingphil :santa:
#5
Almost the exact same thing happened in america ! What are the chances?

[SIZE=1]Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, North of MCAS Miramar. One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching near the crest of a hill.

The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 miles per hour. The officer attempted to reset the radar gun, but it would not reset and turned off. Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that the radar had in fact locked onto a USMC F/A-18 Hornet which was engaged in a low flying exercise near the location.

Back at the CHP Headquarters the Patrol Captain fired off a complaint to the USMC Base Commander.

Back came a reply in true USMC style:

Thank you for the message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked onto your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it. Furthermore, an air to ground missile aboard the fully armed aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment.. Fortunately the Marine Pilot flying the Hornet recognized the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the missile system alert status and was able to override the automated defense system before the missile was launched and your hostile radar was destroyed.


Thank you for your concerns,

Base Commander, USMC"

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#6
Thanks for the reminder of this one, I do remember this but not sure if true or not, gave me a giggle though.

Merry Xmas:santa:
Bingohomer
#7
This one has been doing the rounds for years!

If you want to know the truth, look here:

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/radar.asp

snopes.com is always the best place to check if any dodgy stories are true. :thumbsup:

Worth a giggle as a joke, anyway!
#8
andywedge
Noob:p

I like the story, whether it be true or not:w00t::santa:


Rubbish as in the story is rubbish.
My bro-in-law is a senior at RAF Boulmer and its total rubbish.

So you can stick your NOOB up your ass...

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