[Ads-l] 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 30 06:59:18 EDT 2017


2017 _MAD_ (Apr.) 18: George H. W. Bush had his fighter jet shot down in
World War II.

I don't look for these. They come to me.

Bush's TBM Avenger was neither a jet nor a fighter.

JL

On Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 10:34 PM, Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net> wrote:

> And any armored vehicle is a 'tank.'  Even in Army Times, which one would
> think might know better.
> Dave Hause
> -----Original Message----- From: Geoffrey Nathan
> Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:38 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: 'Fighter-jet' redux (sorta)
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> News reporting on today's tragic PIA accident again illustrates that
> reporters know nothing about airplanes:
> Report:
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> No survivors in Pakistan passenger jet crash carrying 48 people
> (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/12/07/report-no-survivors
> -in-pakistan-passenger-jet-crash-carrying-48-people.html?intcmp=latestnews
> )
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> The plane that went down is an ATR-42:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATR_42#/media/File:ATR_42-500_
> Hop!_(HOP)_F-GPYK_-_MSN_537_(10276128103).jpg
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> If you're a plane geek (as I am) you will probably know that the
> propellers on ATR's are driven by a jet engine, but I wouldn't call this a
> 'passenger jet'.
>
> Reminiscent of discussion here a while ago of Mustangs and Spitfires being
> referred to as 'fighter jets'.
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> Geoff
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