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    Tu 160

    Great cockpit view of this enormous beast..

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    Forgot the article link

    http://warisboring.com/russia-is-imp...t-bomber-ever/

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    What amazes me (always) is the 'low tech' solution for protection against sun /glare. A green blind, a sun screen. Surely there are better, more sophisticated ways(?)

    When looking at the buttons and levers, I remember a conversation I had a 10 yrs back with a neighbour down the street. He's a 474 'driver' at KLM. Our kids used to play together (and are still best mates). I picked my son up on a Saterday afternoon and the father/pilot opened the front door, totally annoyed. I followed him into the living room where he was busy installing a smart box for cable TV. Installation appeared to be a nightmare - as I had found out myself a few weeks earlier. The only thing I could say was: "I feel less stupid now, knowing that a KLM pilot who's used to intricate stuff, has the same trouble that I had a few weeks back!"

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    Built in the 1980s originally, I donít know what modern aircraft have instead. No electronics in the shade to break though!

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    A Tornado pilot who looked around some Russian jet fighters with me, said that the Russians deliberately kept their instruments mechanical. Apparently much less prone to damage from a nuclear blast shock wave, or electro magnetic pulse.

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    Sensible, and easier to fix in remote parts of the world too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    A Tornado pilot who looked around some Russian jet fighters with me, said that the Russians deliberately kept their instruments mechanical. Apparently much less prone to damage from a nuclear blast shock wave, or electro magnetic pulse.
    You'd want to keep a demagnetiser handy for that!


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    I bet they probably do!

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