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#12 - scarasm (10/04/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Sidewinders are air to air missiles.
User avatar #22 - retardedboss (10/04/2013) [+] (25 replies)
Since when do they use mph in the the UK?
User avatar #24 to #22 - thebrownydestroyer **User deleted account** (10/04/2013) [-]
All the time
#26 - anonymous (10/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Because missiles automatically lock on to things.
User avatar #32 to #26 - guffspeak ONLINE (10/04/2013) [-]
Yes, actually. Sidewinder missiles in particular are used in short range confrontations and are fully capable of auto lock on and to fly independently of systems onboard the aircraft. It is less likely that the pilot had to override a launch, but instead a auto-arming sequence.

Depending on when this was issued, the policeman could have been one of the 1st GROUND targets shot by a sidewinder. Until 2010 they were used primarily for air to air, however a software change enabled them to seek ground targets as well.
#19 - ishalltroll (10/04/2013) [-]
MFW "Sidewinder air to ground missiles" locking onto a radar emitter.
#45 - theseustheminotaur (10/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
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mfw speeding
#17 - drynix (10/04/2013) [-]
Dutch pilot's fw
User avatar #57 - voltkills (10/04/2013) [+] (5 replies)
because RAF planes flying training missions over UK airspace use live missiles.....
User avatar #18 - itsnotimportant (10/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
This is BS, sadly... it would be fun though.
The radar used by police is completely different to the type used in military aircraft... plus snopes.. www.snopes.com/horrors/techno/radar.asp
User avatar #9 - tittylovin (10/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Amazing that this old ******* story still fools people.
And people will defend it, which is so weird.
People will sit there and spout "facts" just to defend a stupid story they heard on the internet.
#77 - redwrench ONLINE (10/04/2013) [-]
I've heard this story before, albeit in a slightly different manner. The aircraft locked onto the radar, thinking it was an "enemy radar", but the thing was unarmed.
User avatar #74 - carlosramon (10/04/2013) [-]
>air to ground

shut the **** up
#37 - anonymous (10/04/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Umm... There's no way the pilot would have to override the missile system before the missile was launched. It might auto-lock, but it ALWAYS requires human interaction to launch, for this very reason.

Also, sidewinder and air-to-air.

Also, doubt.
#33 - anonymous (10/04/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Have an A1 day.
User avatar #21 - stevensftw (10/04/2013) [-]
Yey happened near me
User avatar #14 - enemyoftrn (10/04/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Since I found out that you can use your digital camera(phone, CCTV) to look for infrared laser, I now know thats how any ground vehicle or aircraft detect locked-on mechanism.
The other means, is of course, radar.
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User avatar #3 - magnificentfaggit (10/04/2013) [+] (17 replies)
where does one get such jamming devices? i need one for my toast reasons
User avatar #1 - manofparody (10/04/2013) [-]
It's sad that my first thought was, "Challenge accepted" when I read the title.
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