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Re: Playing With '42 LA UFO Pic - Rousell

From: Mark Rousell <mark@markr.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 16:05 +0100 (BST)
Fwd Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 11:47:27 -0400
Subject: Re: Playing With '42 LA UFO Pic - Rousell


 >From: David Acres <dacres@austarnet.com.au>
 >To: <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
 >Subject: Re: Playing With '42 LA UFO Pic
 >Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 15:53:12 +1000

 >Suprising that the balloon
 >could take direct (or even close) AA hits and stay airborne for
 >so long?

It would appear that large balloons are surprisingly difficult
to shoot down. See the following article:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_161000/161529.stm

 From the website article:


"The balloon remained aloft after two Canadian air force CF-18
fighters fired more than 1,000 rounds of cannon shells into it
off the coast of Newfoundland."


 >Those AA gunners must have been real idiots or just paranoid
 >for shooting at nothing or nothing more than a balloon for
 >all that time!

Paranoid, I think. From what I have read and heard about the
West Coast at that time, paranoia was extreme.


MarkR




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