What is Janes?

ChadM

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This question is brought on by reading the already closed topic "janes has intersting article.....". What is the website? Who runs it? Does anyone have any information on it?
It seems very official but yet does not list a source for the article.
 

Allen Hirsch

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Jane's publishes an encyclopedia of military aircraft - specs and everything, IIRC. I think they also publish a periodical, and the closed thread is referring to an article in the periodical, I believe.
It's considered a very reliable source of info about military gear.
 

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Steve and Allen are right. I have no clue why my thread was closed. Some of the moderators around here need to get a life.
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ChadM

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Thanks...the tone of the article just seemed odd to me and I wanted some more information.
Do you know if it is a US company? Would it be considered a good source of reliable news about terrorism?
 

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Steve and Allen are right. I have no clue why my thread was closed. Some of the moderators around here need to get a life.
Kevin,
I posted the guidelines as to why your thread was closed. It wasn't necessarily you but others that contributed to the thread that caused the thread closure. Per Ron and Parker's guidelines there is to be no discussion about how the United States should retaliate to the terrorist attacks. Now, as far as your comment about the moderators around here need to get a life then I suggest that maybe this forum is not the best environment for you.
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Chad, I don't think that anyone has really given Jane's the credit they deserve. They used to have everything in one volume but it got way too fat after WW2. One is for aircraft, another for warships, and at least a third volume for tanks and such.
Your local library might have them behind the desk. An F-15, for example, would have the dimensions, top speeds, when they were first made, and a list of arms. along with how many have been made, and who has them.
This is a British company, I think, and they just sort of got started, but rapidly built up a complete list for everything. I think that every naval captain has one in their office. They are indispensable.
I am sure that now they do get information from the governments, but originally they just had some 'really good agents' in the field. I have even heard that Jane's has published information that the US Government didn't even have yet.
As a result of that, I wouldn't take that article with a grain of salt, as they say. It is probably more true than you or I can possibly imagine.
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Years ago when I was in the US Navy. When we saw a ship or Aircraft on the horizon, by its shape we would be able to look it up in Janes and it would list its class, where it was built, how many were built, who now uses them etc. I always enjoyed looking up Ships and Planes in Janes and reading about them. I bet Computers do all this now.
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Try this link at Barnes and Noble:

http://shop.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?userid=1FTCMPCRK7&mscssid=53QQLVMQ1ENT9LQB05PA4PJXFA2PCKW4&author_last=Jane%27s+Information+Group&match=exact&options=and
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I bet Computers do all this now.
In the film Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford's character, Jack Ryan looks up a special aerial bomb using various Janes' publications and government reports. His counterpart, Col. Felix Cortez played by Joaquim de Almeida, uses a computer to find the same information. I don't know if the latter scene was pure Hollywood or if Janes is available on cd-rom, but I wouldn't doubt it.
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What is Janes? ... Some mighty tasty Chicken!!
frozen of course!! .... why?? aren't ALL chickens frozen??
LL cool B
 

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