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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Guns can and do go off without pulling the trigger for many reasons. There are one and two action revolvers. We should not think that it was a single action revolver. Lets keep our options open. Maybe this revolver was not authentic from the age. Maybe it was a gun that used the hammer by pulling t...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: International Airports and prayer room

pune wrote:
johns624 wrote:
DTW has Reflection Rooms.


DTW elaboration please ???
#2 hub for Delta. Detroit.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: International Airports and prayer room
Replies: 23
Views: 979

Re: International Airports and prayer room

DTW has Reflection Rooms.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It's just like the Swiss cheese effect in airplane crashes...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I find it humorous that the antigunners are defending Baldwin saying he didn't know any better and the progunners are saying he should've. THS214--guns just don't go off by themselves. The trigger has to be pulled. With this being an old western, in most probability, this was a single action revolv...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Another thing not addressed is that Baldwin was the producer. It seems like many things were lax on the set. Wouldn't he be the one to be making sure that things were being done correctly?

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I find it humorous that the antigunners are defending Baldwin saying he didn't know any better and the progunners are saying he should've. THS214--guns just don't go off by themselves. The trigger has to be pulled. With this being an old western, in most probability, this was a single action revolve...

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It appears that the film armorer was the daughter of a very well known quick-draw shooter--Thell Reed. You would think that she would know better.

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by johns624
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8384

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

He could have been killed by one but that would involve basically entering their territory and this guy didn't seem too sharp. Not Alligators but when I was with in Northern Australia I was on a tour through the Daintree River North of Cairns where we saw salt water crocodiles. They will take a lar...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I agree with johns624, the gun rules were not followed. I like to phrase: 1. Treat every gun as if it is loaded, until you verify yourself, because they are. 2. Only point a gun at a target you intend to destroy. 3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you intend to fire. 4. Be certain of your ba...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

Do you have any article saying this? “Live” could mean a blank still. Let’s leave guessing till more details are revealed. For all we know it was a blank with something stuck in the barrel that became a projectile Here is my source : https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/oct/22/alec-baldwin-voices-...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: questions about the boeing 747 tiger lounge
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: questions about the boeing 747 tiger lounge

The article says the viewing port was under the glass top bar.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

I'm reading it was a single "live round". So one shot killed one and maimed another. Do you have any article saying this? “Live” could mean a blank still. Let’s leave guessing till more details are revealed. For all we know it was a blank with something stuck in the barrel that became a p...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: No aircraft seen on Google Map images of Paine Field?

Wynnster8 wrote:
Google removes airplanes from google maps
Some naval bases are also pixeled out. Examples are the French bases at Brest and Toulon. When you zoom in, everything goes fuzzy.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman
Replies: 198
Views: 7284

Re: Sheriff: Alec Baldwin fired shot on movie set that killed woman

It doesn't make sense. So many gun rules were broken that it's not funny. All guns are loaded...don't point your gun at anyone...no live ammo on the set, etc. etc.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3015

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

cjg225 wrote:
johns624 wrote:
I wish McD's brought their Kiwiburger with the fried egg to the States.

Fried egg.... like, a Royale Burger?
Never heard of a Royale Burger.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?
Replies: 64
Views: 3015

Re: Is "Detroit-style" pizza a thing?

What is it with Brits and Aussies? When I first moved to Sydney 7 years ago or so, Dominos had a pizza with a hotdog and mustard stuffed crust. Then Dominos had a Philly Cheesesteak pizza that looked nasty, but the commercial asked "What is a New Yorkers favorite...cheesesteak!". Now Domi...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 21, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brian Laundrie is missing
Replies: 156
Views: 8384

Re: Brian Laundrie is missing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58989242 In a news conference, FBI Special Agent Michael McPherson said that "investigators found what appears to be human remains along with personal items such as a backpack and notebook belonging to Brian Laundrie". Looks like dirty Laundrie i...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?
Replies: 29
Views: 1244

Re: On which arline[s] have you flown the most?

1. Delta
2. Northwest
3. United

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon
Replies: 49
Views: 2951

Re: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon

That's the real question, when does Beijing consider themselves economically insulated enough to launch such an attack? Countries don't always act out of rationally, especially rapidly growing ones that haven't had their power checked. Can China feed it's population if no one is trading with them ?...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2413

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

I'm on a very conservative site and they all hate him. They hate him because he didn't disagree with his president when he should've, yet they hate Mattis, etc., because they did disagree with Trump when they should've. The disconnect is great...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 304
Views: 18738

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

The parallels between now and 1938 are amazing. 1) No one in the West wants war. 2) If we just give him this, they'll stop. 3) They are rational. War is horrible. 4) They aren't harboring grudges from past offenses, are they? 5) They are all against our right to prosperity and our rightful place in...

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Colin Powell dead at 84
Replies: 50
Views: 2413

Re: Colin Powell dead at 84

That sucks. RIP I always liked him.

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by johns624
Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon
Replies: 49
Views: 2951

Re: China successful test of orbital hypersonic weapon

What does hypersonic actually mean? It seems to be the current buzzword.

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by johns624
Sun Oct 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Some cruise lines have already pulled their ships that were supposed to sail in the first three months of 2022 off the schedule since they don't expect AU and NZ to open up anytime soon. I suspect they'll find themselves blindsided by the speed of change now NSW has passed 80% vaccination for 16+ a...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Sydney Opens Up to Travellers

Some cruise lines have already pulled their ships that were supposed to sail in the first three months of 2022 off the schedule since they don't expect AU and NZ to open up anytime soon.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum
Replies: 41
Views: 2123

Re: Dallas Metro School Administrator Urges 'Balance' in Holocaust Curriculum

What's funny is that the Nazis never denied the Holocaust. In fact, they kept very good records of it.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 1725

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Sorry, I wouldn't take one of those jobs because I'm retired. I worked 28 years in a warehouse, plus other jobs. I had about 4 months off between when I turned 16 and retired at 61. It was hard, dirty work but I did it, and now I'm done.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 1725

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

People don't want to be drivers because of all the time away from home and the relatively low pay. Most long haul drivers are gone 2-3 weeks at a time and then are only home for 2-3 days. Many times, if you're waiting to load or unload, you're burning "work" hours without any pay for it. ...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond
Replies: 14
Views: 798

Re: Texas School Shooter Released On Bond

In a quirk of law, an 18 year old can buy a used handgun in a private sale but can't buy ammunition for it from a dealer. Once, I had a young Detroit cop come into the store and his mother had to buy his practice ammunition for it, since he was under 21.

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 1725

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

People don't want to be drivers because of all the time away from home and the relatively low pay. Most long haul drivers are gone 2-3 weeks at a time and then are only home for 2-3 days. Many times, if you're waiting to load or unload, you're burning "work" hours without any pay for it. A...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 1725

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Operating a shipyard train - sounds fun, especially the wages those guys (and now gals) get. They are at the apex of the salary system of blue collar workers. Probably over a couple hundred grand a year, With an 'in', I had a union job working my way through school, entry level though. It is not th...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 1725

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

Wages seem to have gone up quite a bit in the last 6 months, yet everyone still has signs out.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2161

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

The Culture, or should I say lack of Cult surrounding it makes it very different from certain other well known countries. Very true, you guys don't know freedom like we know freedom. Your happiness index and life expectancy is laughable in the face of my Freedom Cult. Don't be so smug. Your alcohol...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job
Replies: 32
Views: 1725

Re: The Great Resignation - Quit Your Job

I think the real reason so many entry level retail/foodservice jobs have gone unfilled is that high school students never work anymore. Look at the people you see working them now, a lot are retirees whose check isn't enough. Back when I went to school, most kids worked their way through HS. That's ...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2161

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

The OP stated it was a bow. This is just another example that if you really want to kill people, you'll find a way. Whether a bow, a vehicle, a bomb, there's always a way.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Massacre in Kongsberg
Replies: 52
Views: 2161

Re: Massacre in Kongsberg

Latest information suggests he started shooting people after the police failed to control him at first contact. The crime scene is about 800 meters from Kongsberg defence HQ, home of the joint strike missile and other weaponry. RIP for those who died. How tough are the gun laws in Norway? He didn't...

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by johns624
Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1941

Re: What is your favourite military aircraft of the world war 2 era ?

My favorite is also the P38. As to which one I'd like to own, it would be the PBY Catalina. Fly it up to some remote Canadian lake, open up one of the blisters, and throw a fishing lure out...heaven!

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by johns624
Fri Oct 08, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2307

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

I always drove a Ford Escort , Focus or the like. I lived in a one bedroom apt with a small TV. But I always made sure that I funded my Roth IRA every year. Some people live for tomorrow, others live for decades ahead. ...and it doesn't matter which kind of person you are, if you don't have that su...

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by johns624
Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2307

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

I always drove a Ford Escort , Focus or the like. I lived in a one bedroom apt with a small TV. But I always made sure that I funded my Roth IRA every year. Some people live for tomorrow, others live for decades ahead.

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by johns624
Thu Oct 07, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2307

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can be done. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/reporting-capital-gains#:~:text=Capital%20gains%20and%20deductible%20capital,long%2Dterm%20or%20short%20term. But, again, the "average Joe" either does not make enou...

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by johns624
Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2307

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

Average Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off, how does one "write off capital gains" or "write off stocks"? It is also called "offsetting" and not "writing off" but both can ...

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by johns624
Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray

The article also mentioned "smuggling". If the transfer was between two legitimate governments, which it appears it was, I don't think that would apply. Even if it was smuggling (which doesn't appear to be the case anyway), there is no international treaty that would permit third party st...

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by johns624
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country
Replies: 30
Views: 2856

Re: Chinese official admits that Taiwan is an independent country

I don't understand all the angst about "nuclear" subs. It's just another form (and much more efficient) of propulsion. If we were talking about SSBNs equipped with nuclear ballistic missiles, I could understand it. They are superior for Australia if for no other reason than Australia is su...

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by johns624
Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray
Replies: 18
Views: 2322

Re: Ethiopian Airlines accused of transporting munitions into Tigray

US airlines are not transporting military weaponry (the US military would never allow that). Their “military work” is primarily shuttling troops to and from bases. US airlines can and do transport military cargo for the US government; I'm not sure about munitions, though, due to their inherently ri...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?
Replies: 58
Views: 2307

Re: The Pandora Papers - are we really susprised?

seb146 wrote:
Average Joes do not have that kind of cash to invest. We don't have capital gains to write off, we don't have stocks to write off.
"Average Joes" should have these. If you're just planning on SS and an IRA, you probably won't have enough money in retirement.

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4311

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

That’s an odd rule that no major nation has. There have been tons of two engine military transports. More than I can remember. But I think al of these are currently or very recently operational. Japan - C2 Europe - C160, C235 C295, G222 US - C2, MV22, C-27 Russia - An 72 Brazil - c390 Those are all...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4311

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

Always 4 engines. This is a military craft and I assume you are expecting it to be used in potentially dangerous areas. So 4 engines. Tugg That’s an odd rule that no major nation has. There have been tons of two engine military transports. More than I can remember. But I think al of these are curre...

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?
Replies: 80
Views: 4311

Re: Engine choices for the future C-17 replacement?

kitplane01 wrote:
LyleLanley wrote:
De-rated Gen-X


The lowest rated GenX has 70k thrust. You need 40k thrust. That’s not a derate it’s a new engine.
He was talking about if it were a twin.

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by johns624
Tue Oct 05, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal
Replies: 274
Views: 14493

Re: ‘Stab in the back’: France accuses US of sinking Australia submarine deal

For all the attempts to match oppressive regimes like China with the west, you cannot get around the major difference, for all their flaws democracies have the ability to change, the US disengaged from Vietnam due to loss of support at home, the end of Empire was carried out by democracies, indeed ...

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