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RNZAF P-8 Poseidon purchase

Old 9th Jul 2018, 09:59
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RNZAF P-8 Poseidon purchase

NZ goverment going to purchase 4 x Boeing P-8 Poseidon to replace their legacy P-3K fleet,

https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/...atrol-aircraft



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Old 9th Jul 2018, 10:23
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So good it gets 2 threads!!!
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 10:40
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And a nice little exchange posting for the Lossie boys n girls in the offing!

But is 4 enough to police all those errant Asian fishing boats?
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 11:43
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Canada next?
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Canada next?
Canadian fishing boats? Jeez, whoever next?
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Fincastle will be interesting again!
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 02:57
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It'll be interesting to see how this beast will operate out of somewhere like Bonriki ... or not as the case may be.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 05:06
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It'll be interesting to see how this beast will operate out of somewhere like Bonriki ... or not as the case may be.
A320's and B737-300's do OK at Tarawa.
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 13:37
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We flew in there 35 years ago in a 737 - no sweat (until they opened the doors...)
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 11:15
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Operations out of Bonriki or Cassidy will not be an issue, day or night.

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Somewhat of an authority on those airports at present.
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 15:46
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Originally Posted by TBM-Legend View Post
Fincastle will be interesting again!
I very much doubt that there will be the resources or funds to support Aird Whyte\Fincastle.

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Old 14th Jul 2018, 01:40
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 05:41
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Just came back from Nu Zuld.
Sister tells me the un-informed bleating has started already about spending all this money on aircraft that can be `weaponised.'
And a P-3 couldn't be???
FFS.
One of the main things they'll be doing is making sure sneaky foreign fishing boats don't try and pillage one of the world's largest EEZs!
Surely even a lentil munching greenie can't object to that?!
Bunch of whingers.
Need a Mark 54 right up their jacksies they do...
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 06:30
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
Just came back from Nu Zuld.
Sister tells me the un-informed bleating has started already about spending all this money on aircraft that can be `weaponised.'
And a P-3 couldn't be???
FFS.
One of the main things they'll be doing is making sure sneaky foreign fishing boats don't try and pillage one of the world's largest EEZs!
Surely even a lentil munching greenie can't object to that?!
Bunch of whingers.
Need a Mark 54 right up their jacksies they do...
I've got a few friends of the lentil-munching persuasion, and I haven't heard any complaints about this. Wellington, was it? They do go on about stuff there.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 23:47
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I think Australia should invade NZ and use it as a penal colony given the number of K1W1's in the slammer here....
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 03:36
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I think Australia should invade NZ
Here, hang on a bit TBM, it used to be part of New South Wales until we managed to get rid of them in 1841.
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 03:48
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Originally Posted by FlightlessParrot View Post
I've got a few friends of the lentil-munching persuasion, and I haven't heard any complaints about this. Wellington, was it? They do go on about stuff there.
No - ChCh.
Travelled down to Southland also.
A few lentil munchers down there, but also a reassuring number of sensible people too.
And a whole lot of cold, green, windy dark ocean - particularly when standing on Bluff Hill!
Lotsa Patagonian toothfish, Orange Roughy, whales and other species being taken by unscrupulous fvckers out there.
Had a read of the P-8 specs - it can pack quite a punch if needed.
I particularly like the wing kits that are being developed for torpedos - allowing them to be dropped and fly like cruise missiles from up nice and high and a long way away.
Bit more of a deterrent than a round or two across the bows from an A4K.
Oi - TBM - check this out.
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
No - ChCh.

I particularly like the wing kits that are being developed for torpedos - allowing them to be dropped and fly like cruise missiles from up nice and high and a long way away.
Bit more of a deterrent than a round or two across the bows from an A4K.
I've got no problems with weapons on P-8s, but the trouble with sinking a boat fishing illegally is that there would be a mountain of paperwork, and there's a good chance that the majority of the crew are working in conditions close to serfdom. Perhaps more practical would be to arm the Patagonian toothfish--they sound already quite BAMF.
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Originally Posted by TBM-Legend View Post
I think Australia should invade NZ and use it as a penal colony given the number of K1W1's in the slammer here....
You mean like this?

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Very good!
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