Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Get off of my land!


My first thought, on seeing this near March, was I wonder how he got it there? Then I thought, I wonder where you go to buy a rocket launcher, complete with rocket, and how much it costs.

It was only later it struck me that had it been adjacent to any other waterway I'd seen this, I would have done a double take and shrieked 'What the fuck is that?!!' - but on the Fens it occasions no more than a raised eyebrow.

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  1. The conclusion amongst my tin-hatted friends is that it's a SCUD.

    http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/weapons/q0223.shtml

    How it got there I know not, but I shall think twice about picking fights in pubs in March in the future!

    MP.

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  2. Looks like it was for sale (and still might be, I suppose). So that answer to your "how much" question is OIRO £22500

    http://www.inthenews.co.uk/news/scud-missile-for-sale-$7887.htm

    MP.

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  3. Perhaps they got it at the army surplus place in Ely.

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  4. You get the odd tankand armoured car around the Braunston Puddle Bank area

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