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    US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    BBC News - US jets dropped bombs on Great Barrier Reef



    whoops......

    Hopefully it didn't cause too much damage as we know how fragile and complex that eco system is.
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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BBC News - US jets dropped bombs on Great Barrier Reef



    whoops......

    Hopefully it didn't cause too much damage as we know how fragile and complex that eco system is.
    Not bombs but BDUs, what we called blue bricks. Considering that, that it was into 50 meter deep water and intentionally away from coral, there should be no environmental damage.
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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not bombs but BDUs, what we called blue bricks. Considering that, that it was into 50 meter deep water and intentionally away from coral, there should be no environmental damage.
    BDU'S are those the ones fileld with lead and encased in concrete?
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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    poor great barrier reef cant catch a break lol. From reading another article though the damage was minimal! Overall pretty weak article from the BBC left it very open lol
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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    BDU'S are those the ones fileld with lead and encased in concrete?
    Not sure about the lead, but yeah. Same weight and shape as Mk 82s, but inert. It sounds like they did everything right once the mission was aborted. Not sure why the harriers cannot land with the load, but considering that, they handled it appropriately from the was it reads.
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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not sure about the lead, but yeah. Same weight and shape as Mk 82s, but inert. It sounds like they did everything right once the mission was aborted. Not sure why the harriers cannot land with the load, but considering that, they handled it appropriately from the was it reads.
    didn't even know that the US still used Harriers I thought I heard they were scrapping them?
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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    What a GREAT story! They dropped bombs on the barrier reef! Well...except they werent really bombs, jettisoned them in an emergency as a safety precaution and DIDNT drop them on their intended target DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, ensured they were dropped away from the coral reef and in deep water, and will likely be reclaimed. But...They BOMBED THE ****IN BARRIER REEF!! OMG!!!!

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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    What a GREAT story! They dropped bombs on the barrier reef! Well...except they werent really bombs, jettisoned them in an emergency as a safety precaution and DIDNT drop them on their intended target DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, ensured they were dropped away from the coral reef and in deep water, and will likely be reclaimed. But...They BOMBED THE ****IN BARRIER REEF!! OMG!!!!
    Why is it likely they'll be retrieved?
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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why is it likely they'll be retrieved?
    If there is an environmental concern if nothing else than in the name of PR. But...didnt you read the headlines? They BOMBED THE ****ING BARRIER REEF! I mean...this is Pulitzer prize winning **** right here!

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    Re: US Jets Bomb Great Barrier Reef.

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    What a GREAT story! They dropped bombs on the barrier reef! Well...except they werent really bombs, jettisoned them in an emergency as a safety precaution and DIDNT drop them on their intended target DUE TO SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, ensured they were dropped away from the coral reef and in deep water, and will likely be reclaimed. But...They BOMBED THE ****IN BARRIER REEF!! OMG!!!!
    but it is kind of funny and would only happen to the US...
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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