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View Poll Results :Who is the second most powerful nation in the world?
United Kingdom. 20 22.99%
Russia. 23 26.44%
Israel. 4 4.60%
China. 17 19.54%
North Korea. 2 2.30%
France. 1 1.15%
Germany. 5 5.75%
India. 7 8.05%
South Korea. 0 0%
Canada (if you vote for this I will find you and slap you.) 8 9.20%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
January 3rd, 2005  
Grand Mater Flash
 
Personaly i like canada. Cant see them being a major world power tho.
Canadas like the guy who breaks up the fights
the guy who u can sit dwn an have i nice drink with
the guy who dsnt mind wen u accidently wreck his car.

I like Canada, an wud of voted for them but wat can i say, I',m British.

VOTE BRITAIN
January 3rd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sretal
Hi I am from the UK and would just like to point out a few things. Firstly I read a comment from an American and I don't know if he meant it the way it sounded. We have our own equipment and our own training so I don't know where you got that FNG S T that we have YOUR equiptment and YOUR training because that simply isnt true. I think each country each has their own unique Strengths and weaknesses. I know for a fact the USA have the worlds best helicoptors (Love Your Bell Cobra Boys) And I know For a fact Russia Has the some of the most advanced Fighter Jets on earth. You see Americans have good Jets but technically half of them arnt even American at all. Look at the P51 Mustang, Believe it or not thats British. Look at the Sea Harrier Thats British, Look at the hercules Thats british, Look at the Tornado Thats British but u have the F14 which is based around the Tornado. Russia has the largest Tank platoon and the most experianced crew to use them.

How can you diss Russia. some of You have voted the UK as being the second most powerfull country on earth and I don't like to say this as I am English but. THERES NO WAY ON EARTH WE COULD TAKE RUSSIA. I respect Russia and all I can say is don't under estimate them. And respect them, concidering what has happened to them in the past they are doing f***ing well. Plus their goverment has loads more money now, they are just keeping a quiet nation.
so so wrong....in fact the only place you got close was the P51 (british Merlin engine) and the hercules (UK uses them)

"North American Aviation was under contract to produce training aircraft for the British. Then Kindelberger somehow, with no real evidence that it could be done, convinced the British that North American Aviation could design and build a new fighter that was better than the P-40. The new fighter would fly faster, higher, farther, be more maneuverable and pack more firepower. The British took NAA at their word because they had performed well with British orders for the NAA Harvard trainer. British approval by letter of intent was given on 10th April 1940. Shortly after, 23 May, a contract order was placed by the British for the first 320 aircraft designated NA-73."
" History: The P51 is the most famous of the American "big three" from WWII: those being the P47, P38, and P51. It seems ironic that this fighter is so closely associated with American air power in the second world war; as it's design specifications and requirements were driven entirely by the RAF in the form of an order from the British Purchasing Commission. If it hadn't been for the outstanding performance of this fighter it might have existed simply as an American export to England; but after test figures came through the US was compelled to start using the P51 along side the P38 and P47 designs they had already committed to.

The P51 owes its rightful place as one of the best fighters in WWII to some innovative design and a small piece of luck. The design was in the low drag airframe and laminar flow wings, which allowed for some truly staggering at the time top end speed, and the luck was a British decision early on it's history to attempt to mount a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine in place of the original Allison supplied in Mustang Is. The resultant Mustang I/Merlin combination provided such astounding performance it basically replaced any plans to use Allison variants; instead the U.S. began supplying Packard-built Merlins in P51 frames.

A saying came about in WWII that describes the Mustang well: "The Mustang won't do what a Spitfire does, but it does it over Berlin"."


proposed by an american, built by an american company, on a british agreement. hardly makes it a british aircraft.
January 3rd, 2005  
laurenbeaty
 
I say the UK.
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January 3rd, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
I find it interesting to see RUSSIA getting more votes than CHINA
January 4th, 2005  
LIBERTY
 
 
I would have to say India. They are become a powerful country, with a very good military and economy.
January 4th, 2005  
Grand Mater Flash
 
How have India got a good economy?

Honestly.

The Uk on the other hand, now thts a good economy[/img][/quote]
January 4th, 2005  
Grand Mater Flash
 
The UK also has a gr8 airforce with the arrival of the new Eurofighter, which i'll mention was built in the UK. We also ordered some of them Lockheed JSF's to replce the harrier. The reason we got them is tht we also funded tht project and we gave the americans the harrier so its all fair.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
January 4th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grand Mater Flash
The UK also has a gr8 airforce with the arrival of the new Eurofighter, which i'll mention was built in the UK. We also ordered some of them Lockheed JSF's to replce the harrier. The reason we got them is tht we also funded tht project and we gave the americans the harrier so its all fair.

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN!
awesome you're trading the awesome harrier...for a brick.
and you didn't "give the harrier to the US...they bought it...made it better...then sold it back.

compare the harrier GR1 with the AV8 with the GR7

the typhoon;
The Eurofighter, or Typhoon as it is known in the UK, has been developed by a consortium of British, German, Spanish and Italian companies.
http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/1/low/uk/4103597.stm




as for the JSF;
"By contrast, the JSF - which will be purchased by the air force, navy and marines as well as the British armed forces - is much cheaper and designed for both air-to-air fighting and the kind of ground-attack missions the Pentagon expects." - read jack of all trades but good at none.
http://news.ft.com/cms/s/b12b7fee-5d...00e2511c8.html

Being overweight is especially troublesome for the close-air support variant of the F-35 because its primary feature is the capability for short takeoffs and vertical landings. The STOVL version uses a shaft-driven lift fan propulsion system that allows the aircraft to hover and land like a helicopter.
http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123007285
http://www.afmc.wpafb.af.mil/HQ-
January 30th, 2005  
Xion
 
"Some" of the briton posts here are senseless, seems all they see is UK UK and the UK everywhere , wake up , its not the 18 th century anymore lmao.[/i]
January 30th, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xion
"Some" of the briton posts here are senseless, seems all they see is UK UK and the UK everywhere , wake up , its not the 18 th century anymore lmao.[/i]
true, a jet and an economy do not make you the strongest. I am russian, you do not see me posting that russia is second i personaly said it is China