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Small pics.

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That's a considerable improvement.

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I know, Jonah...

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I know, Jonah. That's one of the problems with the senario in another thread. Roughly, I say again roughly, to "nail" one with a missle means that you must shoot 2 minutes before it reaches where you think it will be, it takes a while to travel up to the oprational altitude. This on top of the U.N. ownership question.

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Also, you had asked what fighter aircraft could

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escort the U2 since Pres Bush indicated the U2 with fighter escort.

The militaryfactory site indicates the service ceiling at 70,000 feet. I don't believe the services have released the maximum ceiling....still classified.

Russia demonstrated their missile could reach the U2 with Gary Powers, but not their aircraft at the time.

Course the SR71 Blackbird (spyplane) at 2000 MPH and 85,000 feet (unclassified) is something else...

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Consider the tactical senario...

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My point is that you must consider the specific tactical senario in this supposed "plot". In the Powers situation, Russia was a big area and all they had to do to have an incident was to down one anywhere in that area by any means.
But for Bush to have engineered that Iraq U-2 plot he would have to have that U-2 painted with UN colors shot down by the capabilities that Saddam had on hand at that time and at that place to be believable.

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Note the link...

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to a high power handheld laser site
these are the items used to distract pilots during flight from the ground.
This on an aircraft site
noteworthy I think

Don Erickson

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(NT) (NT) Thanks Jonah, good site. Bookmarked.

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