Guy I used to work with basejumped off the Burj Dubai while it was under construction - the video's on Youtube.
...is actually just down the road from my apartment. Kind of freaky walking past a place with "CYBERDYNE" plastered all over it every morning.
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Spelling Nazi, sir - get your jackbooted thugs right!
Late reply, I know, but why assume I'm American? I live in Japan - you know, the place the missile just flew over.
40 currently in service, according to Wikipedia.
I don't know if you've realised, but communication satellites need to head into orbit, not a parabolic arc into the Pacific.
Il-28/H-5: Having been developed in the late 1940s, the Il-28/H-5 represents an old generation of bomber aircraft. North Korea originally received 24 Il-28 Beagles in 1960, and after that deliveries of the Chinese H-5 copy continued. The H-5 is a simple, robust, jet-engined bomber, capable of carrying up to 3,000 kg of bombs, including conventional, biological, chemical or nuclear. Its range is about 2,400 km, capable of hitting targets in most of Japan and all of South Korea. The bomber is supplied with a special aiming radar for the bombardier for precise targetting during poor visibility. Despite these advantages, it has a few grave drawbacks - a low maximum speed (900 km/h) and a fairly low ceiling (about 13,000 m), which renders the aircraft very vulnerable even to older types of SAMs and jet fighters. Despite this, it provides North Korea with a fair medium-range weapons platform.
OK, it's not a B-2, but they've got Mig-29s to provide escort, so they're not exactly "paper airplanes" either.