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To: investigateworld
You posted:

As another poster mentioned, the F-102, was designed for "Continental Air Defence', hence the likely hood of V-N being in the rotation was slim. Ya ya ya - a few - tiny number went overseas.

I would agree with that.

However, flying jets has a hazard -- they sometimes crash.

How often do we read of a military jet or helicopter crashing with everyone killed -- normally many times a year.

If you get some bozo in your platoon/squad who is very inept, you might get shot or blown up.

For example, in the Clint Eastwood Heartbreak Ridge that was a foulup in the Recon Platoon that almost killed that football major that Clint Eastwood referred to as a cluster F***.

Screwups in the military with weapsons can kill you.

But if you fly jets, you might get killed by a bad mechanic...

37 posted on 05/18/2010 10:16:49 AM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
That's true, but the F-102 was a very safe plane - unless you wanted to play 'dog fighter'.

Of course this is from a docent at the Evergreen Air Museum, in McMinnville, Oregon, who stated he had x,xxxx hours behind the stick of it and it's descendant the F-1xx.

Of course, I cut the National Guard boy no slack, he's trying to destroy my Nation.

40 posted on 05/18/2010 5:12:46 PM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion Stops A Beating Heart)
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