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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:00 pm

India is now involved in the search for the plane after reports that the flight could be in Malacca straits which is closer to India's Andaman and Nicobar islands.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/liv ... 17414.html

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:25 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:The truth will come out in the end but one question for experts would be, what height does radar actually start working with aircraft?


It varies by your distance from the radar station. Basically, you have to account for the curvature of the earth. As you get farther, the horizon disappears from LOS (@ ~20 miles) so effective altitude increases.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 3:33 am

zzm9980 wrote:
ScoobyDoes wrote:The truth will come out in the end but one question for experts would be, what height does radar actually start working with aircraft?


It varies by your distance from the radar station. Basically, you have to account for the curvature of the earth. As you get farther, the horizon disappears from LOS (@ ~20 miles) so effective altitude increases.


and from my terastrial broadcast days ... every 30 meter above ground will add a 40 km line of site. ...

hence most ground based radars being located in hillocks, ..

SE. I too believe RMAF back traced and found embarrassing details and are working quietly to correlate ... than make it public

there is national security at stake here ... from RMAFs point of view I guess .. lest the enemies knew their effective coverage

I wonder how much coverage the RSAF G550 has ...

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Postby maneo » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 7:33 am

ecureilx wrote:I wonder how much coverage the RSAF G550 has ...

Looks like the IAI EL/W-2085 has an effective range of only about 370 km.

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 7:44 am

To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby PNGMK » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 9:43 am

We all know approximately what a RMAF Ground Radar Station looks like a 0130.

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We all can imagine the condition of the equipment.

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Postby maneo » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 9:57 am

Someone on an oil rig off south east Vietnam claims he saw a burning plane going down in one piece around that time.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ar ... d=11218622

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:06 am

More info on the Iranians with fake passports.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/13/Criminals-abusing-Malaysia-Iranians-on-MH370-likely-to-have-gotten-fake-passports-at-KLIA/

Pouria Nour Mohammad Merhdad, 19, and Delavar Seyed Mohammad Erza, 29, had reportedly flown here from Doha using Iranian passports and then switched to the stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board the plane.

This could mean they had most likely picked up the stolen passports at KLIA.

Khaled said he had seen four passports carried by Rakhman, which had the photographs of the alleged conman but under different names.

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:07 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:Nice tumblr link http://mh370lost.tumblr.com/?og=1


I bet the author was a "truther". So much is being based on alleged "mumbling" from the pilots. He has apparently never heard Singlish/Minglish. :)

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Postby x9200 » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:46 pm

So the latest (24h) developments contributing anything new to the mistery appears to be:
- the US satellites have not noticed any explosion in the area (I understand they should be able?)
http://www.nst.com.my/latest/font-color ... t-1.510492

- the China satellites noticed some large (meters-long) objects along the possible plane route.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ... a-sea-live

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:48 pm

And a nice withering attack on the Malaysian style of politics...

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/wo ... 0&referrer

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Postby Barnsley » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 1:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:And a nice withering attack on the Malaysian style of politics...

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/13/wo ... 0&referrer


Our friends the other side of the Causeway really are getting some proper hammer at the minute.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 2:15 pm

x9200 wrote:
- the China satellites noticed some large (meters-long) objects along the possible plane route.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/m ... a-sea-live


that china kept it quiet for so long speaks volumes about their intentions vs the perceived Malaysian incompetence ...

just my 2 cents ...

and Vietnam hasn't allowed anybody to search their waters in fear of espionage I believe ...

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 2:37 pm

ecureilx wrote:and Vietnam hasn't allowed anybody to search their waters in fear of espionage I believe ...


Source? Or just "Squirrel Conjecture"?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 13 Mar 2014 2:40 pm

:lol:


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