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  • MaxPower
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    Rest in Peace Soldiers. My condolences to the families.

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  • kukkudrill
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    Originally posted by mapguy
    Isn't the Nimrod a maritime recon a/c? What was it doing in land-locked Afganistan?
    Apparently needed as a communications relay platform because the hilly terrain limits the communications range of troops down on the ground. I imagine its reconnaissance capabilities also come in handy overland.

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  • uy707
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    RIP for the ones who perished.
    ^An idea
    Long range and numerous staffed patrols from Kabul which could not be undertaken with Tornadoes. On a similar way, the French airforce happens to deploy Breguet Atlantcs to N'Djamena and Bangui, capitals of also landlocked Chad and CAR. They were some plan to deploy a couple to Bishkek, but the fleet size did not allow this.
    Alain

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  • mapguy
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    Isn't the Nimrod a maritime recon a/c? What was it doing in land-locked Afganistan?

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  • exmanx
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    So sad to hear this. I was stationed at RAF Kinloss when the Nimrod went in at Toronto and the effect then was devastating.

    My heart goes out to all the families of the guys who died.

    Per Ardua ad Astra. RIP

    Andy

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  • seventwo
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    Rip.

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  • YYZPICS
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    RIP to the 14 troops..

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  • Rooftops
    started a topic RAF Nimrod Crash in Afganistan

    RAF Nimrod Crash in Afganistan

    Not sure if anyone has seen this already, Just heard it on the news.

    Heres the link to the BBC report.

    Here
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