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posted 06-28-2000 04:34 PM       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Is the acronym "MANPADS" meant to generically apply to any and all shoulder-launched SAMs or does it refer to a specific missile system? I'm assuming the former, but I'd like to know for sure.


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posted 06-28-2000 06:58 PM     Profile for Ozias   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
'MAN Portable Air Defence System'
is the meaning, if I recall correctly, applies to any shoulder fired SAM system.

(In these politically correct /cough spit/ times perhaps it should be changed to PPADS -> Person Portable Air Defence System.)

[This message has been edited by Ozias (edited 06-28-2000).]

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posted 06-28-2000 07:02 PM       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Hardly... They are not that lightweight, you know...
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posted 06-28-2000 07:31 PM       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Thanks, guys!
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posted 06-28-2000 11:15 PM     Profile for Raver   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Gee, I thought that MANPADS were only used once a month by "men" who where confused as to exactly what their sexual oriantation is!
Goes to show, you learn somefink new every day

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