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by ThePointblank
Sat May 14, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover
Replies: 21
Views: 2243

Re: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover

] Rotable parts have to be serviced when the limits have been reached but after servicing can be installed at another (KC-10) aircraft. Many structural parts can also be salvaged from a (DC)MD10-30 airframe, but only if the donor aircraft has been properly documented (FedEx has a highly regarded mai...

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by ThePointblank
Sat May 14, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover
Replies: 21
Views: 2243

Re: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover

Twisted logic It still makes no sense to keep smaller, much older and less capable KC135s in service whose almost direct replacement, the KC46 is now entering service in substantial numbers while retiring a very capable much larger tanker that can carry a lot more fuel and cargo or passengers As st...

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by ThePointblank
Fri May 13, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover
Replies: 21
Views: 2243

Re: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover

A crime those are going away. Lots of life left in them had any planning been done. Yep. The highest-time jet has ~ 40K hours and many tens of thousands of cycles left. Pointblank is spot-on (as usual) with the financial reasons justifying scrapping the fleet, but there are other less tangible reas...

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by ThePointblank
Fri May 13, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover
Replies: 21
Views: 2243

Re: KC-10 number 1 to AMC Museum at Dover

And keeping the truly ancient KC135, it makes no sense A combined KC10 / KC46 tanker fleet would have been far more effective It's about numbers and sustainment. There is a large fleet of KC-135's in the USAF's inventory, compared to the number of KC-10's. The basic infrastructure costs to keep a f...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 12, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question regarding the Mach Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 1475

Re: Question regarding the Mach Loop

The accident rate dropped considerably in the mid-1970s, however. There weren't as many left? They learned what the F-104G could and couldn't do, they improved engine reliability and modified maintenance procedures, swapped the ejection seats for a safer model, added overrun protection to runways, ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 12, 2022 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 95
Views: 6815

Re: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?

Joint statement from Office of the President of Finland, and the Finnish Prime Minister on NATO membership: https://www.presidentti.fi/en/press-release/joint-statement-by-the-president-of-the-republic-and-prime-minister-of-finland-on-finlands-nato-membership/ Joint statement by the President of the ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 12, 2022 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Really wonder what other customer countries for the T72 think seeing this „record attempts“. India has a few. Maybe a good time to unload them for $$ and upgrade with their own modern tanks. bt The issue is with the specific interior layout of the T-72, and how the Russians are using the tank. Fixi...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 12, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 5232

Re: Boeing Starliner News and Discussion Thread

Reuters is reporting a major feud brewing up between Boeing and a major subcontractor, Aerojet Rocketdyne over the Starliner valve issue: https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-boeing-clashes-with-key-supplier-ahead-starliner-spacecraft-launch-2022-05-11/ Chicago-based Boeing a...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 12, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://mobile.twitter.com/NotWoofers/status/1524351169166024707 Never saw this footage. Interesting that Chinese state media is showing their viewers how bad things are going for Russian forces. The location is significant; see this Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/ChrisO_wiki/status/1524448245...

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by ThePointblank
Wed May 11, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If what they say is true, that the fight in the east will be an artilery duel, then with the 155s the Ukrainian have will out range the Russian. Then the only concern would be to protect the 155 batteries from Russian aircrafts. So look to western made mid to high altitude SAM systems as the next s...

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by ThePointblank
Sun May 08, 2022 11:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: What would you have spent the B-2 money on?
Replies: 108
Views: 4795

Re: What would you have spent the B-2 money on?

Back to the OP, at the time of conception the B-2 was a vital program providing the tip of the spear, a huge leap in stealth tech. It was going to be a large program but the unit costs got crazy so the fleet became 32 I recall. Enough for the mission after the Soviet Union collapsed, but other airc...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 05, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine
Replies: 24
Views: 2631

Re: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine

Seems instead of potentially spending lots of $$ and lots of time (with all the usual delays in any new program) that the Stinger replacement should be more a Stinger update to 21st century tech. Or, they can go Mil-COTS, and buy an existing weapons system already in production. Remember, they inte...

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by ThePointblank
Thu May 05, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine
Replies: 24
Views: 2631

Re: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine

So it does seem the last batch of Stingers in production were destined for Taiwan. If as Raytheon says the customer (Taiwan) are providing components Raytheon can no longer source themselves and US are possibly delaying deliveries, maybe Raytheon needs to find another source ASAP or Pentagon needs ...

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by ThePointblank
Wed May 04, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees
Replies: 46
Views: 8415

Re: Delta Airlines shipping mistake kills millions of bees

How crazy the bee farmer is? Why not transit via east coast city or simply fly directly from SFO It's likely a freight forwarder arranged the original flights and the schedule. It is being claimed that Delta instead of putting on the direct flight to Alaska from Sacramento, put the shipment on a co...

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by ThePointblank
Tue May 03, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Looks like the Chinese are hanging the Russians out to dry; no evidence of China providing any overt military or economic assistance to Russia, and have even backed away from some deals: https://www.reuters.com/world/us-relieved-china-appears-heed-warnings-russia-2022-05-03/ WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reute...

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by ThePointblank
Tue May 03, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The Russians are apparently using Soviet-era tyres: https://twitter.com/TrentTelenko/status/1521182849000423426 Photos of a Grad launcher that was captured by the Ukrainians show its tyres to have extensive cracks in the sidewall, consistent with age and sun rot. The manufacturing marks proclaim tha...

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by ThePointblank
Sun May 01, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 507
Views: 104594

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

5 of the 6 show stored in MCI (both Planespotters and FlightAware). Not sure where you are finding that they are in GWO? And just because an airline holds options is no guarantee that they exercise them. Those are the planes Planespotters still consider “Current” in AC’s fleet(because they have no ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Apr 30, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine
Replies: 24
Views: 2631

Re: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine

The US was looking for a Stinger replacement, so this war might just accelerate that decision. Something that is Humvee mounted and interfaces with longer range radar (even AWACs or F-35s?). Something that could also be an absolute point defense against cruise missiles The Pentagon considers the St...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters
Replies: 44
Views: 10720

Re: Air Canada Orders 2 New 767 Freighters

If they are white tails, were they built to a customer order or speculatively? To a customer order that fell through at last minute before delivery. It was speculated earlier that these are ex-Longhao Airlines NTU's; not taken up because airliner purchases in China are subject to domestic CAAC appr...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine
Replies: 24
Views: 2631

Re: Stinger Replacement For Ukraine

The US was looking for a Stinger replacement, so this war might just accelerate that decision.

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by ThePointblank
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 194111

Re: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread

I know Tyler is onto that hook, but it seems like bait to me. I strongly doubt the USAF is looking to reduce the buy in reality, but I can absolutely believe they are playing games haggling with congressional negotiators for funding. It’s an election year in the states for legislators, fyi everyone...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Saw a similar video showing pictures from the derailment, similar to how some 737 airframe fell into a river while being shipped from Wichita to Renton. Unlike the 737 frames which were total loss, it seemed to me the tanks would be recoverable with minor damage. This may be the real video here. ht...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1137
Views: 194111

Re: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread

To me (not an expert) the F-15EX has one purpose - oversized hypersonic missiles. So if they are cutting down to 80 and accelerating the delivery, it could mean that they expect to have hypersonic that could be carried by the F-35 sooner than later. Still not a bad deal for Boeing as the US order o...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 507
Views: 104594

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Factory new B767 is unexpected: https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/freighter-operator/air-canada-buys-two-b767-300fs-as-revenues-climb/ Indeed however it shows the strength of the demand and thus the need to add capacity faster. It's nice to see another brand new 767 for Canada, especially a new...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Apr 23, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing E-4B Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 312
Views: 6920

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

It seems very silly to me to spec for a tiny fleet to have 4 engines today. The USAF can think ‘outside of the box’ in a number of ways regarding E-3/E-7/rivet joint replacements, so why does this need to be…such an enormous aircraft? Likely, power generation is an issue; battle management equipmen...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RCAF CH-149 Crash in Gander
Replies: 9
Views: 3087

Re: RCAF CH-149 Crash in Gander

The initial accident report is saying that the pilot's seat had a malfunction and unexpectedly dropped to it's lowest setting during flight: https://rcaf.forces.gc.ca/en/flight-safety/article-template-flight-safety.page?doc=ch149-cormorant-ch149903-from-the-investigator/l15jmm95 The accident aircraf...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 507
Views: 104594

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Earlier today launched another step to it's all cargo network: https://www.aircargonews.net/airlines/freighter-operator/air-canada-cargo-adds-second-freighter-and-expands-network/ Kinda wanted the 2nd one in the new colours. Shucks. 3rd one I guess. :D Air Canada likely wanted this aircraft in serv...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 510
Views: 67487

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

How would Flair have an advantage? ACPPA imposes on Air Canada a number of requirements that increase costs for Air Canada, that does not apply to other airlines. For example, Air Canada is mandated under the law to maintain it's HQ in Montreal, but it's main hub and operations centre is in Mississ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 510
Views: 67487

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

And ACPPA demonstrates otherwise - re rules applying equally. Just saying The big difference is that the ACPPA is applied to the detriment of Air Canada, giving all other airlines an advantage. Not the other way around, which in this case would give an advantage to Flair and possibly a disadvantage...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

It appears as a consequence of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, an Indian order for 48 Mi-17V5's from Russia has been cancelled by the Indians, with the Indians pursing a domestically made helicopter: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/make-in-india-iaf-mi-17-choppers-russia-1938341-2022-04-16 Aimin...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 15, 2022 11:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

I'm curious how Turkey could actually stop another Russian cruiser if it just decided to sail up the Bosporus. Two or three barges under the bridge at the narrowest point should do the trick. Take it back, the chanel is pretty wide. Curious though, for big ships, would they typically need a local p...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 15, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 99662

Re: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread

And you can have the CH-47 with the external budged fuel tanks for extended range, like what the MH-47 and Canadian CH-147F's have, and a number of foreign users have picked up that option.

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Re-Engine the C-130
Replies: 53
Views: 4794

Re: Re-Engine the C-130

USAF re-engines things when parts become an issue. That’s not the case for the legacy herc fleet. The T-56 has plenty of power for the Herc, and they don’t care one iota about fuel efficiency. Upgrading some E or H models to the RR might make sense, I dunno, at some point, but in today’s budget env...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Apr 14, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

OK, the M113 are for the bin. Just too many russian IFVs to drive with the M113 around any more. The M113s can be most useful as heavy mortar platform. You can launch your mortar and quickly displace. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M106_mortar_carrier bt They are used as a Armoured Personnel Carri...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The loss of the cruiser Moskva is a big blow to the Russians; with that ship out of the picture, that's also a big hole that has opened up in the Russian air defence flank over the Black Sea. The cruiser carried about 64 S-300 long range air defence missiles, combined with 40 SA-8 OSA short range a...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Apr 13, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The loss of the cruiser Moskva is a big blow to the Russians; with that ship out of the picture, that's also a big hole that has opened up in the Russian air defence flank over the Black Sea. The cruiser carried about 64 S-300 long range air defence missiles, combined with 40 SA-8 OSA short range ai...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

How much better can you get than a Canon DSLR with picture stabilization, the right optics, enough battery and a large memory for not a lot of money? It looks like a low-end, consumer camera with a kit lens. Far from the best quality. An early model Canon Rebel with the nifty fifty. Maybe a few hun...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Apr 11, 2022 8:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

The Ukrainians have posted a video of a captured Russian Orlan UAV, and it appears extremely crude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqMxXxtIgOg It's effectively a Canon DSLR camera strapped in with velcro to a fiberglass hobby chassis. The fuel tank appears to be a modified plastic water bottle. It'...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Apr 11, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

As I stated in non-av, the UK has never operated land based Harpoons and barely due to their phasing out next year (with no direct replacement even ordered) the ship mounted ones. Not that this has stopped some from getting excited and with other suggestions about the Ukrainians suddenly being able...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Apr 10, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet announces long-term strategic agreement with DHL
Replies: 24
Views: 5096

Re: Cargojet announces long-term strategic agreement with DHL

The Canada Transportation Act requires any airline flying domestic routes in Canada to be at least 51% Canadian-owned (75% until 2018). This is why Amazon Air cannot operate in Canada, because it is owned by a U.S. company, it's not allowed to fly CVG-YHM-YEG or GEG-YEG-YVR, for instance. Cargojet'...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Only the later blocks, namely Block II missiles. Do not leave us hanging if you know if the UK harpoons are block II. :scratchchin: :listen: bt As I stated in non-av, the UK has never operated land based Harpoons and barely due to their phasing out next year (with no direct replacement even ordered...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Apr 10, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

bikerthai wrote:
Can a harpoon be programed to attack GPS point?

Also shipped launched harpoon has a boost rocket, so it might work better as launched from trucks.

bt

Only the later blocks, namely Block II missiles.

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by ThePointblank
Sun Apr 10, 2022 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"
Replies: 18
Views: 3255

Re: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"

No big deal and a waste of a phib. They still have no organic air to air refueling, AEW, or ASW. They do not have the range or persistence of a true carrier. Worst of all, they cannot keep up with a carrier battle group. It's far better for CVNs to operate with the British and French carriers that ...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://youtu.be/oNEStBdM7EI S-300 being transfered. Dang, those trucks are huge. Any ideas on the location of the video? bt Even if someone knew that exactly, it would be better to remain silent, after all the whole thing should get into Ukrainian hands and be brought to the right place so that th...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

The US had to have Fighter CAP's and AWACs to counter Mig-21's in North Vietnam for strike packages heading north. Putting Russian aircraft at risk from adding enhanced air to air capabilities would further weaken the already weak Russian Air Force. Just knowing that advanced sidewinders and harpoo...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 TACAMO Mission News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 4696

Re: US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

Here they say that one reason for the Herky was that it can deal better with one engine out compated to a twin. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/45086/this-is-our-first-look-at-the-navys-next-doomsday-plane Other question would be how fast can they get off the ground and out of the area, we ha...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"
Replies: 18
Views: 3255

Re: US Marines develop 'Lightning Carrier"

No big deal and a waste of a phib. They still have no organic air to air refueling, AEW, or ASW. They do not have the range or persistence of a true carrier. Worst of all, they cannot keep up with a carrier battle group. It's far better for CVNs to operate with the British and French carriers that ...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 938
Views: 121979

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread

Wonder if it would be possible to configure Polish MiG-29's to fire western missiles and then add aircraft to the Ukrainian AF? Would stun the Russians if the MiG's had the Meteor or AIM-120. Also convert some Bulgarian SU-25's to carry either the Harpoon or Penguin missiles. Might put at risk thos...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Apr 07, 2022 12:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Canada picks F-35 as CF-18 fighter replacement
Replies: 484
Views: 114963

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this. Beyond the F-35s, what aircraft are up for replacement within the RCAF in the next few years (next few decades as we say in Canada)? A310(CC-150) = A330MRRT CP140 = Boeing P8 Poseidon, although I think the Global express could be an option too. CT-144 = pr...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 5509
Views: 352313

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

They likely won't be used against tanks; they will be aimed at Russian trains......... Where did the targeting information come from? And the Switchblade UAV system is actually 10 UAV's per system, so 100 UAV's total. They are sending 100 switchblade 300s and 10 model 600s. There is a vehicle launc...

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