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by N328KF
Thu May 27, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 5632

Re: USAF Wants to Give the F-22 Raptor an Early Retirement

What about the possibility that USAF just wants to retire the platform because they have something better in mind and aren't showing all of their cards?

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by N328KF
Fri May 14, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

JBo wrote:

Trackers aren't malware. Some trackers can be, sure, but not all of them.


You say potato, I say potato.

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by N328KF
Thu May 13, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Doubtful, if ever. Nearly every website does that sort of thing. 1. Clearly airliners.net does it far more than most. And like I tell my kids, just because someone else misbehaves doesn't make it OK. 2. This behavior is what justifies ad/tracker blocking. The admins need to get it together or else ...

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by N328KF
Wed May 12, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Question for the site administration: When are you going to fix the privacy problems on this site? Just see below. https://www.evernote.com/l/ABpPxFqzGkBF172Ye7jvrNz7GwFAmLQ2vcoB/image.png Doubtful, if ever. Nearly every website does that sort of thing. 1. Clearly airliners.net does it far more tha...

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by N328KF
Thu May 06, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net and cross-site tracking
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Airliners.net and cross-site tracking

Question for the site administration: When are you going to fix the privacy problems on this site? Just see below.

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by N328KF
Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread - Q1 2021
Replies: 1569
Views: 239589

Re: United Fleet, Network, and Discussion Thread, Q1 2021

UA is (conditionally) ordering up to 200 eVTOL aircraft from Archer: "Under the terms of the agreement, United will contribute its expertise in airspace management to assist Archer with the development of battery-powered, short-haul aircraft. Once the aircraft are in operation and have met Unit...

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by N328KF
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why are aerial refueling aircraft build new?
Replies: 47
Views: 3610

Re: Why are aerial refueling aircraft build new?

All the 77L's of the world would be great tanker stock. The unique advantage of the A330 are those enormous tanks inherited from the A340, filled up they use over 90% of MTOW, a 77L runs out of fuel volume at about 80% MTOW, so unless you install a lot of Belly tanks a 77E is just as good a basis f...

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by N328KF
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Platform
Replies: 33
Views: 2596

Re: Best Ground Attack Platform

My vote for best ground attack platform: MQ-9 Reaper.

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by N328KF
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program
Replies: 49
Views: 12575

Re: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/ ... cepts-v-22
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USMC just opened the V-22 update or replacement program. Would the V-280 do the job?

https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/ ... cepts-v-22

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by N328KF
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How useful are light fighters?
Replies: 79
Views: 6130

Re: How useful are light fighters?

Would you rather have a light fighter or an Apache? I'm sure it depends on the mission, so maybe the question is "for what mission is a light fighter better than an Apache"? 1. air policing 2. any form of air-to-air combat 3. bombing 4. interdiction I just want to point out that Apaches w...

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by N328KF
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK looking to update Chinook fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 4474

Re: UK looking to update Chinook fleet

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicopter_AC313


Do you really see a chance of that happening? There would be so many things wrong with going this route.
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GCT64 wrote:
The French could stick with the Super Frelon by going for the Avicopter AC313 / Changhe Z-18 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicopter_AC313


Do you really see a chance of that happening? There would be so many things wrong with going this route.

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by N328KF
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program
Replies: 49
Views: 12575

Re: US Army Blackhawk Replacement Program

Am I the only one who would like to see both enter production somehow? Both offerings seem to be game changers with potentially different uses.

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by N328KF
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK looking to update Chinook fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 4474

Re: UK looking to update Chinook fleet

No only is there a 5 year gap between when the FVL will be needed and when it will be available, there are two other factors. 1. Will EIS be delayed. 2. If EIS is in 2030, the first ones will be for the US military. How soon before any are available for export?. RAF had good access to F-35, but you...

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK looking to update Chinook fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 4474

Re: UK looking to update Chinook fleet

Of course, I’d assume the AW149 or Airbus would be favored there (cheaper than AW609, same size vs. the puma). Both seem like good options. There really isn’t a true competitor still on the drawing board to be certified/available in production by 2030 though for the Chinooks. Anything from AW would...

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 70
Views: 12211

Re: F-35 News and Discussion Thread - 2021

At this point, does anyone really expect the UAE F-35 deal to stick? It was obviously political and could be destabilizing.

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UK looking to update Chinook fleet
Replies: 25
Views: 4474

Re: UK looking to update Chinook fleet

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopter ... 48.article
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In related news, they are looking to replace their Pumas. FVL would be the prime candidate if the timing works out, but sounds like it won't.

https://www.flightglobal.com/helicopter ... 48.article

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by N328KF
Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 30645

Re: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread

Someone asked Jen Psaki the livery question again. Her response was basically "we've got more important things going on," not really surprising.

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by N328KF
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Presidential Age Limit in the USA
Replies: 57
Views: 3528

Re: Presidential Age Limit in the USA

And if you put an age limit in the constitution, what happens as health care improves? What if, in 50 years, a 90 year-old could have the mental acumen that a 50 year-old could have currently? And they might expect to live until 120? Arbitrary limits are unfair discrimination.

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by N328KF
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia officially picks Apache to replace Tiger
Replies: 21
Views: 3949

Re: Australia officially picks Apache to replace Tiger

889091 wrote:
:thumbsup:
cue the Rooivalk, Tiger and Kamov


Agusta(Westland) Mangusta as well. The Mangusta has done so well (sarcasm) that its successor is near (AW429.)

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia officially picks Apache to replace Tiger
Replies: 21
Views: 3949

Re: Australia officially picks Apache to replace Tiger

How are other operators of the Tiger doing? An Australian issue or a Tiger issue? Tiger issue. They over promised and underdelivered. This is expected for a manufacturer who has never made an attack helicopter before. Australia will take this as a lesson learnt. Moving forward they will most likely...

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by N328KF
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australia officially picks Apache to replace Tiger
Replies: 21
Views: 3949

Australia officially picks Apache to replace Tiger

The Australian Army is buying 29 AH-64E Apache Guardians to replace the 22 Eurocopter Tigers. Recall that the Tiger IOC was just four years ago. Do the issues with the NH-90 relate to this at all? lso under consideration for LAND 4503 and recently touted in some circles as a potential come-from-behi...

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by N328KF
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters
Replies: 147
Views: 22596

Re: Atlas Air Purchases Four Boeing 747-8 Freighters

150 million would be a nice price for some -8. These will be sought after, keep their value and be operated for a long time. It feels like they ended production too early. But I have to concede a slow demand and a sales price that is below the expected. There's plenty of 747-400s available that can...

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 30645

Re: VC-25B (747-8s that will serve as AF1) Discussion

If the mod started last Spring, I'm pretty sure the Engineering for the paint scheme is done. If they want to change it, they will need to pony up more money to change the engineering. You can always revise the paint up until it gets delivered. It just cost more the closer to delivery. bt I somehow...

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Marine Helicopter Exploded Over San Diego In 1993
Replies: 2
Views: 823

Re: Marine Helicopter Exploded Over San Diego

Can we retitle this thread? The title implies that this event just occurred.

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 239
Views: 30645

VC-25B (747-8s that will serve as AF1) Discussion

Thread for any topics regarding the 747-8/VC-25Bs which will become Air Force One:

I asked about this a couple months ago, but some suggested that it was premature: Thoughts on whether the old paint scheme will return?

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by N328KF
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 923
Views: 128206

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

Courtesy: Airways Magazine Amazon Air Buys Seven Retired Delta Boeing 767s https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/amazon-retired-delta-767s/ Are these 7 in addition to the 7 purchased by Amazon right at year end? Thanks in advance. It's almost certainly the same four. The news are the four from WestJet.

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First Blue Angels Super Hornet Delta photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: First Blue Angels Super Hornet Delta photos

It's a shame they didn't go with the T-45 instead of such a large aircraft.

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by N328KF
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021
Replies: 923
Views: 128206

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2021

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... 7-jets.htm
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And right off the bat in 2021, Amazon is buying seven 767s from Delta.

https://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/new ... 7-jets.htm

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by N328KF
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?
Replies: 78
Views: 6752

Re: What would a modern heavy bomber look like?

Nowadays with all the advancements in super high speed missiles / rockets carrying nuclear warheads, launched from ships, subs or land, why would you bother with a bomber? By the time the pilots have put their seat belts in, adjusted their side and rear view mirrors, mushroom clouds are forming alr...

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by N328KF
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Deleted Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: Deleted Thread

This happened to me today (I assume) - except I included a fair use excerpt - which is allowed by copyright law in most areas (certainly the US.) I think moderation on this site has gone downhill as, when they perform moderation tasks, they now seem to do so without the courtesy of informing you as ...

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by N328KF
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why was the Corsair II so much slower than the Crusader?
Replies: 11
Views: 2138

Re: Why was the Corsair II so much slower than the Crusader?

Despite the visual similarities, there are a number of differences, primarily stemming from the difference in missions. An example of this is the fact that the A-7's wing doesn't have variable cant, unlike the F-8. Barrett Tillman's books (especially "MiG Master") go into excruciating deta...

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by N328KF
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 6848

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread

Errr - can anyone explain in a few simple words (2 syllables max, please) how the tied-down pallet somehow becomes a "launch pad"? Is it some sort of "drogue line" arrangement? :wideeyed: cheers Like this: https://fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/icbm/lgm-30_1.htm https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnn...

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by N328KF
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 6848

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread

However, I think this (using any airliner as a bomb truck) is unlikely because you would not want a military aircraft that resembled a civilian aircraft in any way, lest you increase the likelihood of shootdown. We are already beyond that with the P-8A. The only way to distinguish it from a regular...

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by N328KF
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 6848

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread

Normally lurk on the Civil side but do have a hypothetical question for you guys who know way more about this aircraft. Could a modified P-8 replace the B-52? The B-3 and the B-2's will be the penetrators in heavily defended airspace. A modified P-8 could be a bomb/cruise missile truck for less def...

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by N328KF
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New French Nuclear Aircraft Carrier
Replies: 30
Views: 3973

Re: New French Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

Being CATOBAR, it's a much better design than the British ones. I wonder how many years the reactor fuel will be good for? Recall that the Brit carriers started off as a French design and it was to be a class of three ships (two British CVs and one French CVN), all three CATOBAR. Queen Elizabeth an...

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by N328KF
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAAF Super Hornet ejection on takeoff run.
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: RAAF Super Hornet ejection on takeoff run.

This proves a good point to all the haters of single engine aircraft like the F-35. What is the point of having a second engine for safety when the pilots still has to eject if one engine fails during a takeoff roll? If anything having two engines could cause the manufacturer to become complacent w...

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by N328KF
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New French Nuclear Aircraft Carrier
Replies: 30
Views: 3973

Re: New French Nuclear Aircraft Carrier

It really just smells like a French-ified Gerald R. Ford. Too bad it wouldn't be politically acceptable to just offer them a Ford-class hull and let the French outfit their own electronics and reactor.

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by N328KF
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Hobart (F100) destroyers - quantity
Replies: 3
Views: 705

Australian Hobart (F100) destroyers - quantity

Why did Australia stop at only three of the Hobart -class destroyers? It's clear that they were intended to replace both the Adelaide and Perth classes, but they don't have any more on order and are focusing on the Hunter class "frigates" (which are much larger than the Hobart class "...

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by N328KF
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 112
Views: 21111

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

The only sensible conclusion really. Get a brand new ship faster for roughly the same cost as rebuilding a ship in the latter half of its life. Should be able to salvage possibly a couple of hundred million in systems/parts etc off it and a bit of scrap value. I think other than the fact that the r...

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by N328KF
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 138
Views: 28264

Re: T-7A Red Hawk News and Discussion Thread

Am I the only one who would love to see the Thunderbirds take T-7s? (For that matter - the Super Hornet is far too much metal for the Blue Angels.)

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by N328KF
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?
Replies: 91
Views: 6165

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

TWA772LR wrote:
I've said it once, I've said it 36 times, the best replacement for a C130 is another C130.


For now, you're right. I think the only way really revolutionize that space is a Quad Tilt Rotor.

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by N328KF
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire
Replies: 112
Views: 21111

Re: USS Bonhomme Richard (Wasp-class amphibious assault ship) is on fire

As many of us expected it is now official that USS Bonhomme Richard will be scrapped. It will leave a gap in USMC F-35 Pacific deployments so will be interesting to see how they get around that. Navy Will Decommission Ship Damaged in Five-Day Blaze The U.S. Navy will decommission the amphibious ass...

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by N328KF
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?
Replies: 91
Views: 6165

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

the US Army is selecting from a set of very...plump designs. HMMWV replacement: https://www.army-technology.com/features/featurejoint-light-tactical-vehicle-competitors/#:~:text=Designed%20to%20replace%20the%20ageing,com%20profiles%20the%20contract%20competitors. Bradley replacement (Lynx is one of...

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by N328KF
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 6848

Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon Production and Delivery Thread

bikerthai wrote:
For the longest time, I was wondering why the Navy would want a ground search radar on their sub hunter.


P-3s have had surface-facing radar for ages, to allow them to detect periscopes. This is really just an innovative use of the feature.

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by N328KF
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Biden officially secures enough electors to become president
Replies: 2420
Views: 104602

Re: Official Election thread

The General Services Administration has informed President-Elect Biden that his transition may begin by way of accessing Federal transition funding. Source Congress was demanding a report from Ms. Murphy today, she offered next week. They said no, and gave her an open schedule for tomorrow. It's am...

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by N328KF
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Land Based Trident
Replies: 14
Views: 1555

Re: Land Based Trident

The Navy and the Air Force actually looked at combining their efforts for a new missile in 1978 and the conclusion was there was little if any, money to be saved by using a common missile due to the modifications required to the existing infrastructure. I think there's probably another reason that ...

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by N328KF
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Trident I/II and Ohio SSBNs
Replies: 5
Views: 1346

Trident I/II and Ohio SSBNs

I think this qualifies for this forum since it is a question about SLBMs (ie. 'aviation'). if not, please move to NonAv. The first eight Ohio SSBNs carried the Trident I SLBM, while the last eight carried Trident II. The Navy upgraded the older units to Trident II, but did they actually bother doing...

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by N328KF
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Will the US and other Nations Military’s be used to distribute CV19 vaccines?
Replies: 33
Views: 2728

Re: Will the US and other Nations Military’s be used to distribute CV19 vaccines?

Moderna released the details of their vaccine today. Unlike the Pfizer vaccine, this one can be transported at -20C, so I think this will help quite a bit.

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by N328KF
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trumps B757
Replies: 59
Views: 7185

Re: President Trumps B757

Another question if I may, as it's not worth starting a seperate thread. The proposed new 'Air Force One' 747-8i project... As I understand it, the new red, white and blue livery was a proposal from Trump himself and remains just that ' a proposal'. Has the new design ever been officially ratified ...

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by N328KF
Sat Nov 07, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trumps B757
Replies: 59
Views: 7185

Re: President Trumps B757

Only a question. Are you aware of his personal finances or cash flow? Or ability to finance an aircraft for many years? I think the answer to your question is outside of the scope of this forum (and this site - unless you count Non-Aviation.) But the NYT report would seem to make this a question fo...

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