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Top this for a speeding ticket

Postby Gavo » Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:15 pm

Two Hunter traffic patrol officers from the Newcastle LAC were involved in an unusual incident while checking for speeding motorists on the F3 Freeway. One of the officers used a hand-held radar device to check the speed of a vehicle approaching over the crest of a hill, and was surprised when the speed was recorded at over 800Kph. Their radar suddenly stopped working and the officers were not able to reset it.

Just then a deafening roar over the treetops revealed that their radar had in fact latched on to an FA-18 fighter jet from Williamtown which was engaged in a low-flying exercise over Wyong, approaching the ocean.

Back at police headquarters the Local Area Commander fired off a stiff complaint to the RAAF Liaison officer at Williamtown.

Back came the reply in true laconic RAAF style:

'Thank you for your message, which allows us to complete the file on this incident. You may be interested to know that the tactical computer in the Hornet had detected the presence of, and subsequently locked onto, your hostile radar equipment and automatically sent a jamming signal back to it. Furthermore, an air-to-ground missile aboard the fully-armed aircraft had also automatically locked onto your equipment.

Fortunately the pilot flying the Hornet recognised the situation for what it was, quickly responded to the misslie systems alert status, and was able to override the automated defence system before the missile was launched and your hostile radar installation was destroyed.

Thanking you for your enquiry'.

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Re: Top this for a speeding ticket

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:43 pm

wow..that would have put a "rocket" up the highway patrol

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Re: Top this for a speeding ticket

Postby wargameroz » Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:17 pm

yet another urban myth being passed around. I think you will find similar stories have occured OS where police have clocked Tornados in the UK and whatever in the US and always the same reply,
besides the Hornets are based at tindall in the NT not at Williamtown, sorry :-|
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Re: Top this for a speeding ticket

Postby Cardinal Biggles » Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:21 pm

oh come on W-Oz, play along..

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Re: Top this for a speeding ticket

Postby Gavo » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:50 am

75Sqn is based at Tindall NT, 3Sqn, 77Sqn, 2OCU (all Hornets) and 76Sqn (Hawk Lead in Fighter jets) are based at Williamtown NSW.

Williamtown RAAF base is the premier fighter base in Australia. Its position, by accident, can cover the main population centres (Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle) on the east coast of Australia

Yes it maybe an urban myth, I haven't asked anyone at BCP yet as I work night shift and they work day shift.

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Re: Top this for a speeding ticket

Postby procopius » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:57 pm

wargameroz wrote:yet another urban myth being passed around. I think you will find similar stories have occured OS where police have clocked Tornados in the UK and whatever in the US and always the same reply,
besides the Hornets are based at tindall in the NT not at Williamtown, sorry :-|


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