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Old 2nd Dec 2010, 16:29
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Join Date: Dec 2008
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Age: 60
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Jet Engine Transfer at Sea

I have no clue where they come up with the idea that it is normal practise to transfer jet engines by COD. As GK121 points out the normal mode is via UNREP, which was a little interesting because you had to bring the ships in fairly close (2/3 normal distance) to effect the transfer because of weight. We did carry fewer engines than the old days but they seem to be getting more reliable.
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