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Old 10th Sep 2017, 16:29
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Join Date: Feb 2013
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Age: 56
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Ah, but we do.
We are talking about a historic and technical opportunity squandered away.
And by the way your last argument is false AND a direct quote of Your dear Diefenbaker.

Khrushchev also lied: We are churning out ICBM like hot dogs.

The ICBM was for full out Atomic war.
What the west desperately needed was a capable interceptor and with the new Canadian engines it would have been a Russkie Killer.
Costly yes , but the most expensive stuff was already payed : testing and tooling.
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