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Revised Sept 18, 2018
The following 79 page Nike document about the Royal Dutch Airforce using the Nike Hercules system in Germany was written by Ronald Dorenbos in the Dutch language. I think this document is remarkable in organization and clarity, and am glad to present this imperfect translation. On this second attempt (version), I (Ed Thelen) used Adobe Acrobat 2017 to convert the Dutch PDF file into an English HTML file. click here for English translation in HTML - second attempt click here for Dutch original pdf Ronald Dorenbos said that the (previous) translation was so hilarious that he *almost* did not want his name associated with it - Unfortunately, in the translation/conversion process, - the page numbers (at the bottom of the pages) - and links did not survive, now corrected. Also, there was - positional mangling of credits near images - the images got fuzzy now corrected. You will note that the translation is certainly not perfect. This is especially true of technical words and usage. Human language is vague - a major challenge in human and machine translation - an example: "12 hours" - can mean "12 o'clock" - or a length of time (some folks would say "12 hundred hours" to mean 12 o'clock) Machine translation from one human language into another is a field of continuing active research and development. Ronald Dorenbos may convert this translation into smoother English when he is done with his current big project - maybe a year from current Sept 2018.