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Sweden Says Russian Planes that violated Swedish Airspace had nuclear weapons

Old 2nd Apr 2022, 12:01
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Maybe as a reaction to this the Swedish ELINT Gulfstream has moved its orbits from over the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Latvia, to along Poland's Eastern border.
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 12:48
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Originally Posted by CargoOne View Post
Most of a times it is easy to distinguish mistake vs intentional. NATO and its citizens shall wake up and understand what was good for the last 70 years doesn’t work anymore.
Why doesn't it work anymore?! What has happened as a consequence which has a hegative impact?
I repeat: Don't panic (even if you are as scared as you appear to be), stay calm, stay firm, don't get intimidated. Clear and measured response.

BTW: If Putin actually intended to use a nuke he would send an Iskander. As long as he's sending planes, he just wants to play.
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 14:31
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I think we can trust the Swedes to know what and what is not an appropriate reaction - they've been in this trench since 1920..................
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 16:09
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Originally Posted by Beamr View Post
thank you, that explains the situation. I appreciate your contribution.
Prior to the 1980's, many, if not most drill (training) weapons would have been white. The "items" were all repainted around that time to the less conspicuous green or blue around that time. I have never known of an operational round being used for load training but they were sometimes loaded during exercises. That was also stopped around that time. Drill weapons never had the yellow and orange bands applied - everything was too well controlled at all levels Whether the loading of a live or drill weapon had any effect on load team performance or standards, No, they were always treated with the same respect by all involved - I speak from the RAF point of view.
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Old 2nd Apr 2022, 16:14
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Superplum, many thanks, very interesting. Especially after reading the lengthy Vulcan thread a while back.
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