Radar zapped... by geesmith

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geesmith
Harping on still further about speed guns.........


.....did anyone else hear about the Northumberland Police radar test?
I heard about it a few years ago. Apparently a new radar gun was being trialled on a stretch of the A1 in said county. An approaching vehicle was read as doing in excess of 300 mph shortly followed by a complete and final failure of the radar. The Police were baffled by this strange behaviour. Putting two and two together the officers reported back that they believed an RAF Tornado that flew over shortly after may be responsible and a complaint was duly sent.

The RAF response...

'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.

Good Day...' :whump:

Posted 18 Nov 2010, 00:29 #1 


RRobson
so what your basically saying is the local bobby thought it would be a good idea to see how fast a plane was traveling, only to be nearly killed to death by said plane?

very funny :clap: :rolling:
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Posted 18 Nov 2010, 18:58 #2 

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raistlin
RRobson wrote:very funny


And total balderdash of course :)
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Posted 18 Nov 2010, 20:36 #3 

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Mick
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raistlin wrote:
RRobson wrote:very funny


And total balderdash of course :)


Spoil sport. :whump:

Posted 18 Nov 2010, 20:44 #4 

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Duncan
It was an apache attack helicopter when I heard it. And Northampton Police.

Would be funny if it were true though, wouldn't it.
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Posted 18 Nov 2010, 20:49 #5 

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raistlin
Mick wrote:
raistlin wrote:
RRobson wrote:very funny


And total balderdash of course :)


Spoil sport. :whump:


Sorry Mick :em: Don't worry, the RAF still provide Santa Claus with a festive escort through UK airspace :) Luckily His IFF is universal :D
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Posted 18 Nov 2010, 20:58 #6 


RRobson
raistlin wrote:
RRobson wrote:very funny


And total balderdash of course :)


of course. a jet would probably fall out of the sky at that speed, not to mantion the range on a speed gun is no more than 100m, so it would have to be pretty low :roll:
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Posted 18 Nov 2010, 21:00 #7 

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takestock
RRobson wrote:
raistlin wrote:
RRobson wrote:very funny


And total balderdash of course :)


of course. a jet would probably fall out of the sky at that speed, not to mantion the range on a speed gun is no more than 100m, so it would have to be pretty low :roll:


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Posted 18 Nov 2010, 21:37 #8 

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geesmith
Nooooo!!! It really happened.. they just changed the bit where he interrupted the missile launch to make it possible to release the story and make it family friendly.

...forgot to mention the bit where the Tornado fell out of the sky but it did sort of overshadow the original story.

Posted 20 Nov 2010, 18:49 #9 


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