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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

A billboard ad for Hell Pizza in New Zealand

I wonder if they remember that in 2001 New Zealand disbanded such a significant number of its air combat squadrons that it no longer possesses any strike capability, thereby requiring a memorandum with the US military to come to its defense rescue in event of an invasion.

In 2001 the Labour Government, citing a benign security environment, cancelled the purchase of 28 F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters, and disbanded the existing A-4 Skyhawk and Aermacchi MB-339 squadrons<. One of the units disbanded included the famous No. 75 Squadron, an ex New Zealand squadron unit in the Royal Air Force that transferred to the RNZAF due to that unit's meritorious service during World War II and last flew A-4 Skyhawk fighter bombers. The other disbanded squadrons were No. 2 Squadron flying A-4 Skyhawks and No. 14 Squadron flying Aermacchi MB-339CB aircraft.

By 2003, the RNZAF was reduced to a total of 50 aircraft and 2,523 personnel (including civilian employees). The RNZAF no longer has any strike capability. Current duties include maritime patrol, search and rescue, and transport.


US Air Force: "Gee... I don't know. I guess our radars ran low on batteries or something, and the Chinese bombers snuck in..."

Then again, China has no need for military maneuvers--she has 1.5 billion Chinese to send over.
Just look at Christchurch and Dunedin.
Enough said.

Hell Pizza

Follow up: New Zealand billboard causes stir


Blogger zeenie said...

God Save New Zealand!

1:29 AM  
Blogger -ben said...


1:32 AM  
Blogger KnightofPentacles said...

Who would want to attack New Zealand? It is too far away from anywhere..

[ And yes, I hear the same comments about Perth on a regular basis. ]

8:11 AM  

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