To: sukhoi-30mki; All
What's really telling, is that the author, in attempting to relate the size of the plane to the reader, compares it to a LANCASTER bomber, which along with the lesser known Stirlings and Halifaxes, were the heavy bombers of RAF bomber command in WW II..those planes are 70 years old..
I suspect that 75% of the papers readers have no idea what a Lancaster is. Sort of shows how Britain's military capability deteriorated since WW II.
Imagine an article in an American paper attempting to describe an F-22 or an F-35 by comparing it in size to a P-47 or a P-51;;
posted on 04/05/2012 7:33:01 AM PDT
Every Brit over the age of about 12 knows what a Lancaster is. And the DM is a conservative paper, so those who read it know their history.
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