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RichieBoy   Friday, 03/09/07 01:27:16 AM
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Dubi got a question fer yah bud

Always meant to ask you this (OT) Recall when that Israeli destroyer got taken out by that missile from the Al Quaeda faction in Lebanon? Shoot forget there name already hang on Hamas that's it, but I noticed from the news that destroyer had a Phalanx gattling gun on board which is capable of a thousand rounds+ per minute. Deadly wall of lead that thingy throws out! Was the Phalanx turned off or something because operating ordinarily it should have splashed that missile looong before it got to the destroyer.

I was amazed the Israeli destroyer took a hit because the Phalanx gun is actually a last resort there are many other anti-missile defenses in today's destroyer which will neutralize the missile threat a lot further down range. As a result of the tragic Sheffield-Exocet incident in the Falklands it practically spawned an entire anti-missile industry all unto it's own.

Seems unthinkable the destroyer was caught on a coffee break! Believe it or not that is what the press more or less said. They theorized that the Israeli destroyer thought it was not in theater as they didn't know the Hamas missile capability was a threat.

That said the press can sure put there foot in their mouth sometimes this quite possibly was one of them. Was there ever an inquiry as to what happened? Any conclusions/recommendations from that Israeli incident? As I understood Hamas got off a comparatively low tech crude missile? Lucky shot perhaps strange outcome though must admit.

Thanks Dubi ... Rich


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