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    Hope they've got their calculations right...

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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 16:18

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-40402153

    Recall some years back they built an oil rig up the river Clyde, they're towing it down the Clyde out to sea, comes to the Ersking bridge, clatter, oops someone got their calculations wrong...

    Also couple of interesting part of article, firstly the size of it, three football pitches, then you see the comparison to the American one, it's a out half the size in tonnage of it plus a bit shorter...

    And it's gonna be almost ten years until it's fully operational,,, ten years, feckin thing will be needing scrapped by then...
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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 16:28

    Would seem America built 160 aircraft carriers during World War Two, ok they ain't the size of this one but 160...

    https://www.quora.com/How-many-aircraft-carriers-did-the-USA-build-during-World-War-2
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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 16:32

    Wait a mo, this new one 40 aircraft, WW2 ones up to 110 aircraft...
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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 16:35

    You going down to take any pictures Cam...

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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 16:55

    No. Heard talk they're closing the pedestrian footpaths on road bridge. Every other viewpoint will be mobbed...feck it! Hope they've got their calculations  right... 3025408739



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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 17:29

    Remember a good few years back the QE2 moored up near the Forth Bridge for a few days, Edinburgh festival was on at the time and they were ferrying people back and forward to it,,, sailing time of QE2 is announced, it was about 19:00, it's summertime and a nice night so I thinks I'll take family down to see it pass Cramond Beach (Edinburgh), feck me had to park miles away the crowd that had turned out...

    Most memorable part of outing, car we pulled up behind to park this couple get out of it, female has a pair of skin tight denim shorts on, right up here arse they were as if they been painted on plus she's wearing the highest fu#k me stilettos you could find,,, had to keep telling the kids to slow down and not run as we followed them down to beach,,, don't recall much about the boat...
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    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 17:32

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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 17:50

    Here's a photo by Colin Thomson from FB...

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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 17:53

    Id like to see how much it cleared the bridges by if they're having to wait for low tide...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 17:55

    They have to lower an antenna as well...if I was the Ruskies that's when I'd hit it! Hope they've got their calculations  right... 2485877773



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    Post by Adam Mint on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 17:59

    Personally I think they'd be a pretty easy target to take out with today's modern missiles and submarine...

    If I recall correct the Ark Royal was kept well out of range of the Argies...
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 18:27

    Funny you should mention that. I actually think aircraft carriers are now obsolete. Too easy to take out from miles away...

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    Post by Mcqueen on Mon 26 Jun 2017 - 19:20

    Bet Vince gets a semi on Transport
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    Post by Perfectspecimen on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 0:16

    Boat looks a bit top heavy to me, good job it always has to point into the wind then.......... Hope they've got their calculations  right... 3025408739
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    Post by Campbell Brodie on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 6:51

    Midnight it went under the bridges...had to wait for low tide.

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    Post by Adam Mint on Tue 27 Jun 2017 - 12:07

    Adam Mint wrote:Id like to see how much it cleared the bridges by if they're having to wait for low tide...

    Campbell Brodie wrote:They have to lower an antenna as well...if I was the Ruskies that's when I'd hit it! Hope they've got their calculations  right... 2485877773

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    Post by Adam Mint on Thu 29 Jun 2017 - 14:20

    Would seem we're not the only ones to think it...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40442058

    PS; hit thanks button by error so don't get excited...

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