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Old 7th Jul 2018, 18:11
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Originally Posted by paco View Post
I get the fact that it may be cheaper to scrap them than recycle, that's simple common sense - but did they have good reasons for buying them in the first place? Is it the same thinking as building aircraft carriers that won't have aircraft that are capable of using them for ten years? And OK, it may be in a contract - but what benighted idiot signed the contract? That's where the dead wood lies. But then, backhanders don't happen, do they?
Probably more to do with a bunch of people calling for Brexit, resulting in trashed forward GDP predictions, trashed exchange rate, reduced departmental budgets and the resultant reduction in capability.

When it suggests brand spankers above, it probably means overhauled, ready to use. So will have been around from whenever that mod of engine was procured for a much larger Tonka force.
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