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French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

Russian ships bought from France do not want to work below 7 degrees C.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne.../?spt=hs&or=tn

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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

That's the French revenge for Napolean's tin buttons
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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

thanks for the link, this was at the bottom: Ron Jeremy in critical condition after heart aneurysm

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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

to be fair, Canada bought UK submarines that have a lot of electrical fires which caused at least one death
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to be fair, Canada bought UK submarines that have a lot of electrical fires which caused at least one death
I thought it was because they insisted on using real candles on the cake when singing happy birthday.
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I thought it was because they insisted on using real candles on the cake when singing happy birthday.
that might be funny except someone died. so, not funny.
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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

i also remember French made AS532 Cougar's not wanting to fly so high over Turkish mountains in hot weather (which is why they were immediately replaced by Sikorsky's)

seems the French machine is kind of a diva who wants the perfect weather to operate
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i also remember French made AS532 Cougar's not wanting to fly so high over Turkish mountains in hot weather (which is why they were immediately replaced by Sikorsky's)

seems the French machine is kind of a diva who wants the perfect weather to operate
So what?
Conditions were not good therefore the planes went on strike.
Would you work if it's too hot?

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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

i heard that they (actually choppers) refused to fly except 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm and wanted 2 consecutive months of holidays

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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

Belgium and the Netherlands have a high speed train connecting the major cities, They Fyra. The Italian made train breaks down with minus temperatures. So it doesn't run during very cold times due to the risk involved. They have buses ferrying people across the borders to their connections.....slooooowwww.

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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

Well since the next ones are meant to be built in Russian shipyards, we'll see if they're any better (India has a lot to say on that subject.... cf a certain aircraft carrier). The Mistral class is a COTS design, basically built to French ( or EU) civilian standards. Who knows what happens when it gets cold? So far they're only used in the warm areas of the world anyway.
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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

see, there could be a strategic purpose in french selling the russians only-warm weather ships, to take away their "general snow" one ship at a time...

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Russian ships bought from France do not want to work below 7 degrees C.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-Ne.../?spt=hs&or=tn

reminds me of my old Renault
To put it simply, the French in charge have to do the required repairs under the usual guarantee. Toyota at present is doing thousands of comparable repairs around the globe. The ships simply are faulty, because temperatures below 7 degrees centigrade often are fact in the costline between Brest/Bretagne and Calais. Or look at the Boeing 787 which is in severe trouble at the moment
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i also remember French made AS532 Cougar's not wanting to fly so high over Turkish mountains in hot weather (which is why they were immediately replaced by Sikorsky's)

seems the French machine is kind of a diva who wants the perfect weather to operate
I suppose the Turkish jumped onto the chance to make technical failures the reason for the change, but reality is that Turkish Airlines only started buying Airbus airplanes after mighty Franz-Josef Strauss had explained on a visit to Turkey that Airbus only to LESS than 50% French and German to the same extent.

Where is the problem ? It is shrouded in history and roughly means that the French are in a kind of "partnership" with Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Syria and so generally tend to support the Arab countries over the traditional Germany-ally Turkey. PLUS the point that the French have a long-standing "love-affair" with Armenia
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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

Whats the problem the russians shouldnt be allowed in a war anyway
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Whats the problem the russians shouldnt be allowed in a war anyway
They declare to only defend themselves Ever realized that the war ministries of the 1920ies and 30ies have all been replaced by Ministries of Defence or at worst by äm Département für Verteidigung, Bevölkerigsschutz und Schport

And if you sell something, the product should work. If not, it under guarantee and you have to repair it
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Re: French engineering: warship won't work at cold weather

its not a warship its a landing craft... still should work though
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I suppose the Turkish jumped onto the chance to make technical failures the reason for the change, but reality is that Turkish Airlines only started buying Airbus airplanes after mighty Franz-Josef Strauss had explained on a visit to Turkey that Airbus only to LESS than 50% French and German to the same extent.

Where is the problem ? It is shrouded in history and roughly means that the French are in a kind of "partnership" with Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Lebanon and Syria and so generally tend to support the Arab countries over the traditional Germany-ally Turkey. PLUS the point that the French have a long-standing "love-affair" with Armenia

how is (are?) any of this relevant?
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Russian ships bought from France do not want to work below 7 degrees C.
Well, certain US navy ships do not want to work properly in warm waters....
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/wo...reef.html?_r=0
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