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by GST
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Podcasts

"Conflicted" is really good, and tangentially military given that it mostly relates to conflicts and conflict zones. Season 1 is a rundown of the War on Terror and its ramifications through a conversation with Aimen Dean who was a double agent within Al Qaeda and then worked in banking tra...

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by GST
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test
Replies: 30
Views: 2553

Re: Boeing Starliner CST-100 Abort Test

Blimey, I had a friend die in the crash of a small aircraft precisely because of a pin that was not properly inserted and impossible to visually inspect. Reading the same basic thing coming up in the failure of a safety system (albeit in a test) of an aircraft designed almost 50 years later has hit ...

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by GST
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unexplained Russian Explosion
Replies: 75
Views: 10124

Re: Unexplained Russian Explosion

MH370 didn´t have a 100MW or so beacon shouting "look at me, shoot at me" during its whole flight. This is something I've seen taken as assumed in this thread. I may well have missed it, but i there any evidence that this cruise missile is being designed for high speed flight requiring an...

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by GST
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Considering how close it was to the boat it looks like a single engine went out a single digit amount of seconds too early. So by any measure that's incredibly close. I wonder if this is one of their less preferred failure types. The descent profile has the booster aiming for a spot some way from t...

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by GST
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fly past for crew of Mi Amigo on 75th anniversary of their loss
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: Fly past for crew of Mi Amigo on 75th anniversary of their loss

I walked through that park going to school every day, walking on a parallel path to the Mi Amigo memorial and never knew it was there. This was a lovely tribute, I'm sorry to no longer live close enough to have been there.

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by GST
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs
Replies: 34
Views: 3732

Re: Nuclear warhead-free ICBMs

I'd be concerned that any country detecting incoming ICBMs won't have any way to determine whether they are conventionally or nuclear armed, and they or their allies would therefore be highly likely to react accordingly for nuclear incoming. This could be very very bad for everyone concerned, and I'...

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by GST
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

According to Elon Musk on Twitter, this is what happened: "Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea. Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship dispatched." Scott Manley then asks him if there's only one hydraulic pump, and Musk answers: &qu...

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by GST
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Progress Launch caught by ISS HD Cam
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: Progress Launch caught by ISS HD Cam

A beautiful sight. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy watching it.

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by GST
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

......... ,the Starship (Enterprise) never did land on any planet surface now did it?? Veridian III ? OK, it was a "you have to walk away" from kind of landing. :-) Voyager did, all the time it seemed for a while. And they kept using the same animation sequence also :D. This renaming busi...

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by GST
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 28096

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

LMP737 wrote:
A more realistic movie would be Mav flying for an airline on his second or possibly third marriage. ;)


I'm now kinda hoping that all the Navy stuff is just a trolling subterfuge (and generating footage for an equally subterfuge-y trailer), and this is the actual sequel in the works.

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by GST
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

That's a funky looking boat. I'm guessing that this is so that they can catch 2 fairings on thee net and not need a 2nd boat. Have one aim for the left side of the net and the other for the right. It is such a huge increase in area, I wonder if that is in part so that the approach paths are entirely...

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by GST
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

I'm pretty sure they remove the legs when they put it on the trailer for sending off for inspection. So they would have then reattached the legs before launch. Most likely the software and such expects the legs. So while they may be dead weight it reduces risk. Maybe in the future they'll come up w...

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by GST
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Can you show where this info came from, "but given that we know this is a military payload". The only thing I have read is that no one agency has claimed ownership on the Zuma. I did read that the NRO has said it is not their's. Perhaps that was laziness on my part, I certainly didn't mea...

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by GST
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Thanks Nomadd, that makes perfect sense.

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by GST
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Going back to the Zuma situation...if the payload adaptor failed to release, wouldn't the 2nd stage and payload still be in full orbit at that time, and thus trackable? I suppose the 2nd stage could be commanded to de-orbit the whole lot after the failure, but I can't imagine them wanting to do that...

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by GST
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Thanks @flyingturtle very interesting! :) I guess I might play Kerbal a bit... :) Kerbal Space Program will do wonders for understanding the basics of orbital mechanics. It helped me understand the basics of this stuff so much more. Going from ROCKETS ARE COOL to more, And this is why rockets are c...

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by GST
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

More pictures, link will only work for those on Facebook but I guess SpaceX will have posted them elsewhere too.

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by GST
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The Burans Engines
Replies: 5
Views: 2259

Re: The Burans Engines

I'm guessing that the Buran's engines are primarily for orbital maneuvering after the ENERGIA has done the job of getting it into orbit initially. Basically adjusting orbits, de-orbit burns and such.

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by GST
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

Would it be possible to use a heat shield? I'd think that this kind of tech might be the way to go for a 2nd stage. But I'm probably wrong because SpaceX keep proving me wrong (which is awesome). I had been thinking that the fairing halves would always be way beyond economic recovery and that in 20...

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by GST
Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Swarming UAV footage released
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

Re: Swarming UAV footage released

I guess the point is that you can have a couple of crates of electronic components and a crate of each of the 3d print build mediums with a few printers and have all you need to quickly make 100s of these things in the field in a much more logistically convenient way than shipping 100s of the drones...

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by GST
Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 53
Views: 16220

Re: Blue Origin Test Flight

That is the point that Musk has tried to make a few times (somewhat inelegantly I think, a bit too much hubris in him perhaps - earned but still). The New Shepard is just going straight up and then falling back down. It is not doing the extensive navigating that the F9 booster must do to complete i...

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by GST
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 53
Views: 16220

Re: Blue Origin Test Flight

I find it interesting that the booster landing strategy is very different from the SpaceX approach. The thing literally hovers for a short while before settling down. SpaceX's strategy is to aim right, come in hot and do one mighty retro boost just above the pad. Falcon booster is much larger, I im...

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by GST
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!
Replies: 58
Views: 23245

Re: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!

I feel an XKCD is needed.
Image

Well done Rosetta, Mission accomplished!

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by GST
Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Help a Writer Out?
Replies: 5
Views: 1995

Re: Help a Writer Out?

There are plenty roles other than fighter jock that military pilots can have in a conflict zone, but perhaps narrowing down a suitably plausible path for your character could benefit from knowing a bit more about what you need. If your character is deeply affected by the things that they have seen, ...

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by GST
Sat May 28, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/maxter" class="quote" target="_blank">maxter</a> (<a href="#176" class="quote">Reply 176</a>):<br/><i>Yes I wait for the day we get an unobsured...

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by GST
Fri May 06, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments
Replies: 2083
Views: 300790

RE: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lYZLxr3L4E

Skip to the 29 minute mark if you want to see the landing only.

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by GST
Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkish Jets Chased Away By Fighter Jets
Replies: 15
Views: 8868

RE: Turkish Jets Chased Away By Fighter Jets

I've just had a search around and couldn't find anything relevant so asking here, does the F16 have some sort of extendable stair that can be deployed from the cockpit? If not I'd imagine it would be pretty much impossible for the pilot to get back into the aircraft on the old airfield after the ATM...

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by GST
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 35522

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/2T2X1" class="quote" target="_blank">2T2X1</a> (<a href="#152" class="quote">Reply 152</a>):<br/><i>I wonder if the available fuel would allow f...

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by GST
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 35522

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

https://vine.co/v/euEpIVegiIx

Video of the landing here, they were much much closer to success this time, perhaps without such massive last moment corrections becoming necessary it would have worked out perfectly.

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by GST
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Military Fighter Planes - Any Cargo Hold?
Replies: 21
Views: 13624

RE: Military Fighter Planes - Any Cargo Hold?

I seem to remember an incident where a US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> jet (I think it was an F-4 but I'm uncertain and my google-fu isn't up to finding specifics at the moment) was returning to it's UK home base from Germany where the radar had been removed for overhaul. The empty radome...

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by GST
Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!
Replies: 58
Views: 23245

RE: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dvautier" class="quote" target="_blank">dvautier</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i> I think that something that weighs a fe...

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by GST
Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!
Replies: 58
Views: 23245

RE: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Quoting GST (Reply 19): It gets 1.5 hour...

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by GST
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!
Replies: 58
Views: 23245

RE: Rosetta's Philae Probe Has Landed On A Comet!

It gets 1.5 hours of sunlight over the course of the comet's approximately 12 hour day. Not nearly enough to run continuously or anything like it, but given that it can go into a charging "standby" mode I would be amazed if they do not continue to get data from it from time to time. We can hope that...

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by GST
Tue Nov 04, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two Had An Anomaly
Replies: 79
Views: 18865

RE: Virgin Galactic Spaceship Two Had An Anomaly

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dtw2hyd" class="quote" target="_blank">dtw2hyd</a> (<a href="#57" class="quote">Reply 57</a>):<br/><i>Spaceship program proved that the old theo...

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by GST
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada's Last Airworthy Avro Lancaster Off To UK
Replies: 26
Views: 7777

RE: Canada's Last Airworthy Avro Lancaster Off To UK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/prebennorholm" class="quote" target="_blank">prebennorholm</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i> It makes sense because, if I ...

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by GST
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada's Last Airworthy Avro Lancaster Off To UK
Replies: 26
Views: 7777

RE: Canada's Last Airworthy Avro Lancaster Off To UK

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/buckeyetech" class="quote" target="_blank">buckeyetech</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>Couldn't agree more. As much as I ...

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by GST
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?
Replies: 95
Views: 8276

RE: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/boacvc10" class="quote" target="_blank">boacvc10</a> (<a href="#84" class="quote">Reply 84</a>):<br/><i> GST, did you happen to know the OP wate...

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by GST
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?
Replies: 95
Views: 8276

RE: Will You Help Me Write A Movie?

I hope nobody minds the thread bump, this movie has actually been made and is to be released in the US and a few other places next month. I don't know about any of the other participants in this thread when we were discussing this but I wasn't expecting the project to get completed, what with the de...

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by GST
Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: In Flight Refuelling Question
Replies: 26
Views: 8413

RE: In Flight Refuelling Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KC135TopBoom" class="quote" target="_blank">KC135TopBoom</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Other airplanes like the <acronym...

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by GST
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-47B Carier Landings
Replies: 40
Views: 12264

RE: X-47B Carier Landings

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Oroka" class="quote" target="_blank">Oroka</a> (<a href="#26" class="quote">Reply 26</a>):<br/><i> But really, no, a unmodified B-2 couldn't han...

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by GST
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: X-47B Carier Landings
Replies: 40
Views: 12264

RE: X-47B Carier Landings

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/checksixx" class="quote" target="_blank">checksixx</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>Where exactly would you put 2 more peo...

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by GST
Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SAM-2 (S-75) Rocket Engine Manuals Wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 7972

RE: SAM-2 (S-75) Rocket Engine Manuals Wanted

Beautiful. I take it the 747 was not for sale in the flea market?

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by GST
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SAM-2 (S-75) Rocket Engine Manuals Wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 7972

RE: SAM-2 (S-75) Rocket Engine Manuals Wanted

I have no idea about the answer to your query, but please feel free to point me in the direction of places where aviation flea markets exist that include rocket engines!

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by GST
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Takes Trump's Parking Spot
Replies: 67
Views: 14852

RE: Air Force One Takes Trump's Parking Spot

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/canyonblue17" class="quote" target="_blank">canyonblue17</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Are y...

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by GST
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brilliant Design Defies Obsolesence?
Replies: 25
Views: 6086

RE: Brilliant Design Defies Obsolesence?

Perhaps the definition of the word "never". Chariots were used in battle for thousands of years but are sure as hell obsolete now.

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by GST
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Looking Fighter?
Replies: 110
Views: 22453

RE: Best Looking Fighter?

If we're talking modern fighters I'd have to agree with you that the Rafale is stunning. I can think of nothing sexier flying today.

If you want to go historical too, my all time aerocrush would be a DH Mosquito painted night fighter black.

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by GST
Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Saab Viggen Reverse Quickturn Video
Replies: 30
Views: 11064

RE: Saab Viggen Reverse Quickturn Video

I don't know about calling any military unhealthy due to it not having seen combat in the service times of it's members. So long as sufficient investment is put into realistic training, you learn from the mistakes of others who do go to war, and up to scratch equipment you should be competative. Tru...

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by GST
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Saab Viggen Reverse Quickturn Video
Replies: 30
Views: 11064

RE: Saab Viggen Reverse Quickturn Video

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/celestar" class="quote" target="_blank">celestar</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> As I understand...

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by GST
Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 35522

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

Yes they do if working correctly, but the [remote] potential for harm remains which is what I was referring to.

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by GST
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX's Grasshopper
Replies: 220
Views: 35522

RE: SpaceX's Grasshopper

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/zanl188" class="quote" target="_blank">zanl188</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Quite a bit of fuel would be needed to get a...

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