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Interesting, they upgraded the fire control system in the new system, but slowed the rate of fire, and lowered the magazine capacity from what we had in the F-105's.

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We have them on every single one of our seagoing naval vessels, even our supply ships. I have to wonder if they're expensive compared to $3M ransom payments on oil tankers.

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