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Yesterday saw the opening of the biannual Paris Airshow (or more correctly the Salon du Bourget Air et Espace). Like its British counterpart at Farnborough, held in alternate years, Paris is a technology show as much as it is an aviation one - not to mention the fact that the aerospace world is joined at the hip to the world of …


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  1. MattW

    I've never seen a rusty space rocket before

    are they making them out of Iron these days

  2. Richard Clayton
    Black Helicopters


    That IMI Loitering Munition tech looks a hell a lot like the Firefox (of the Clint Eastwood film, not the browser). Wonder if it flies without that giant airfix stand?

  3. George 19

    That Israel loitering munition thing... going to cost a pretty penny, and I can't see where the bang comes from but hey, it looks cool and that is what matters when it comes to death tech. I have always thought the reaper looks puny!

  4. Admiral Grace Hopper
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    J'adore les sous-titres.

  5. Moz
    Paris Hilton

    Paris? Airshow?

    And there was me thinking this was going to be about our favourite heiress and a bungee cord...

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton


    Where's the Paris angl... oh.

  7. Napoleon
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    Hat down

    @Admiral Grace Hoppe

    that must be the famous "humour britannique".

    My favorite being "Vous ne m'avez jamais vu? Droite" even google translator can't get it right (sorry droite).

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I was thinking that it looks a lot like the Tau Gunships from Warhammer 40K.

    So El Reg which is it?

  9. pc


    Now I have wasted 10 minutes of my life trying to explain why poorly translated french captions are funny.

    And how they relate to IT, and what this 'Register' you speak of has to do with my job..

    Funny though. Good work chaps!

    Allez les Vautours!

  10. Anonymous Coward
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    the best has got to be : Nous crachons sur le Vista de M'sieu Gates, il est une boîte de puanteurs. Pah.

    when mangled thru babelfish, it arrives as : We spit on the Vista de M' sieu Spoil, it is a box of stinks. Pah

  11. Simon B
    Paris Hilton

    Paris Airshow - How will she be doing that??

    Paris Airshow eh! Sounds kinky!

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Much of the Paris gloom

    You would think that just BEING in Paris would make them happy, but noooooooo.

  13. James Pickett


    Did I read that right? A *diesel* helicopter..? Merde!

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