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by checksixx
Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 6485

Re: F-15X has no mission!

checksixx....... Read Flight International to see the rationale that led to the EX. Bikerthai hit the nail on the head with his answer to you. The current E will not be around forever and the EX will be able to assume the role of the E. The cost to keep the current fleet of C/D flying is more than ...

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by checksixx
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 6485

Re: F-15X has no mission!

The USAF made it very clear they wanted a quick solution to the F-15C/D availability and the EX was the cheapest, fastest solution. So they are getting the first frame 9 months after contract award. That is awfully fast even for a mature program. Making it a single seat would probably add one to tw...

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by checksixx
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 6485

Re: F-15X has no mission!

What everyone should be able to agree on is the absolute rip-off price Boeing is selling these new Eagles at. They literally cost more than an F-35. Of course they would cost more. Each have an extra Engine and lots more parts to assemble, being a larger plane. Now you really can not call it a rip ...

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by checksixx
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 6485

Re: F-15X has no mission!

Someone needs to check their sources alright...YOU. Boeing offers the F-15CX (single seat) and the F-15EX (dual seat) for purchase. This was a specific requirement of the program. You had better do some research on what you are writing. Boeing may have offered it, but the EX was offered first and t...

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by checksixx
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 6485

Re: F-15X has no mission!

What everyone should be able to agree on is the absolute rip-off price Boeing is selling these new Eagles at. They literally cost more than an F-35. Considering they used a sheet design that was funded by a foreign military, and has been flying for some time, to tweak to the 'CX/EX' standard...its o...

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by checksixx
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 6485

Re: F-15X has no mission!

I think you had better check your sources. The F-15EX comes in a two-seater only. There are no plans because of the engineering required to develop a single-seat F-15X. The USAF has taken the position the EX as it stands right now is fine. Clearly, the current configuration would allow another &quo...

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by checksixx
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15X has no mission!
Replies: 104
Views: 6485

Re: F-15X has no mission!

RJMAZ wrote:
The F-22 is only cleared to carry external fuel tanks for ferry use.


100% Incorrect.

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by checksixx
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:37 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5571

Re: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air

So I don't actually know what forces contributed most to the aircraft's destruction and to what degree the pilots were still in control, but I'm quite sure that they attempted something that looked like a landing, and the electricity pylons did play a role. Here's the difference, without all that u...

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by checksixx
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 54988

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

That one user of the aircraft chooses not to fly with four AIM-120s internal is their choice. I am interested to know why and hence why I asked you to provide sufficient sources to support the statement. You have not and your unverifiable claims about conversations with F-35 pilots isn’t evidence. ...

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by checksixx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5571

Re: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air

What always baffles me with these military transport crash-landings is the significant damage to the aircraft on landing. The KC-390 suffered major damage to gear and fuselage in a runway overrun. The A400M was completely destroyed while landing on a relatively flat, open field. This KC-130J either...

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by checksixx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air
Replies: 28
Views: 5571

Re: F-35B & KC-130 Mid Air

What always baffles me with these military transport crash-landings is the significant damage to the aircraft on landing. The KC-390 suffered major damage to gear and fuselage in a runway overrun. The A400M was completely destroyed while landing on a relatively flat, open field. This KC-130J either...

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by checksixx
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 54988

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

At the moment it is FOUR, should I capitalise it as well because in the absence of facts putting things in capital means it must be true... In case you want to know the FACTS, should I have capitalised that, the SDD program cleared the aircraft to carry four AIM-120s internally. You sound like a ba...

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by checksixx
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 54988

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

No I mean six. At the moment it is four, two on the door and two on the A2G stations but moves to six with the funded (in FY21) sidekick rack for Lot 15 jets, https://theaviationgeekclub.com/us-navy-wants-sidekick-internal-weapons-rack-for-f-35c-to-carry-6-aim-120-air-to-air-missiles/ At the moment...

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by checksixx
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: F-22 Raptor Rejected Softness.Need Help!
Replies: 7
Views: 3755

Re: F-22 Raptor Rejected Softness.Need Help!

https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/8/3/5788381.jpg?v=v449642b445c Hi,The above Photo was rejected due to softness.but got upload ban immediately. i have been following rules of this website since i joined it.its not fair that after altering the small issue of softness,i uploaded three...

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by checksixx
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F22 Raptor - Israel
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Re: F22 Raptor - Israel

The Raptor was not barred from export. The Obey Amendment just ensured that none of the funding approved by Congress could be used by the manufacturer to develop an export variant. His intent was to bar it from export...he failed. That's the exact reason Japan seriously considered paying to R&D ...

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by checksixx
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The C141 Starlifter
Replies: 33
Views: 3193

Re: The C141 Starlifter

The ride inside the starlifter was crap. You'd freeze at altitude and bake when you landed (in hot areas). Hated it...thank God their gone.

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by checksixx
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 News Thread - 2020
Replies: 384
Views: 54988

Re: F-35 News Thread - 2020

Ozair wrote:
New smaller missiles will be coming along shortly and these may increase the internal bay load beyond the current six.


You mean the current two...

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by checksixx
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211390

Re: F-35 news thread

For those interested in the air show demonstration by the F-35 team you can find the F-35A demo manoeuvres package here, https://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/airshow/media/military/AETC_F-35_Demo_Maneuvers_Package.pdf Some things I found interesting are the limits and the fuel load. The minimum fu...

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by checksixx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-22 landing at DFW today?
Replies: 4
Views: 7052

Re: F-22 landing at DFW today?

PlayLoud wrote:
Ok, and now there was an A-10, but there is no airshow in the area for a couple weeks.

Ft. Worth Alliance airshow is Oct 19-20, and the Raptor team will be there. I guess that must be it. Just seems early to arrive.


Correct, not the Raptor demo team right now.

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by checksixx
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Interceptors at Area 51 base?
Replies: 3
Views: 1947

Re: Interceptors at Area 51 base?

Without getting into sensitive information.... You will be detected many miles away. Many miles. Before you can even see Groom Dry Lake. By air? "Area-51" is actually a grid reference on the Nellis Range. Should you choose to fly in, you might be able to land as I doubt Nellis jets would s...

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by checksixx
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-15s at JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Re: F-15s at JFK

For the 9/11 anniversary. All the evacuated aircraft went to Tinker AFB, OK.

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by checksixx
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211390

Re: F-35 news thread

Some more info on Burlington F-35 use and afterburner impacting the noise footprint. https://vtdigger.org/2019/08/29/docs-show-f-35-afterburners-use-may-be-higher-than-publicly-predicted/[/quote] They have an 8,000ft runway there. Afterburner usage should be extremely low, unless heading out with a...

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by checksixx
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 77
Views: 28099

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

I wasn't convinced it was 100% real - even with the perfect dust flow from the wake vortex, but the way the vapes form off the chines of the F-18 the second he loads it up and pulls kinda push me over the edge into convincing territory. Former Blue Angel in the seat, 30ft AGL, multiple passes over ...

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by checksixx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160651

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The cost overruns in its manufacture caused the program to be terminated before it could actually be the replacement for the F-15s and the cost of maintenance will be the reason the F-22 program will be terminated as soon as enough F-35s become available to take over the whole of the air defense ro...

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by checksixx
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain
Replies: 98
Views: 32973

Re: New FCAS Unveiled by Dassault for France, Germany & Spain

Kill switches and codes...Good Lord...what some people will believe.

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by checksixx
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211390

Re: F-35 news thread

Agree but previous to this, and some drop tank speculation back in 2007, the F-35 has never been slated to receive them . Given it carries almost as much fuel internally as most 4th gens carry internal and external it is a somewhat surprising move. I think Israel is likely the one prompting this an...

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by checksixx
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

Max Q wrote:
that wasnt for a weather diversion


Ah...maybe this is just a mistake since you clearly didn't read the story then. It WASN'T a weather diversion. Glad to help ya!

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by checksixx
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Max Q

Do you have any military experience?


Doubtful, lol...

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by checksixx
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing
Replies: 19
Views: 2780

Re: C-17 crew in bravery nomination for SNN landing

Good job but fail to see the ‘heroism’ "The Air Medal is awarded to U.S. and civilian personnel for single acts of heroism or meritorious achievements while participating in aerial flight and foreign military personnel in actual combat in support of operations." The portion I've highlight...

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by checksixx
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 44820

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Good lesson for anyone thinking about participating in a project with the US though. Pretty sure there wasn't anything in the F-35 contract about also being forced to buy any substandard equipment for inflated prices (Patriot). Turkey made a decision to buy a better product and for a better price (...

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by checksixx
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211390

Re: F-35 news thread

I'm not sure this is as big an issue as is being reported. Contractually I would think it was more costly to change the contract for F-35 specific changes compared to those occurring post delivery, especially given all current in service ships have to be modified anyway. The Navy's newest supercarr...

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by checksixx
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jet fighters and afterburners?
Replies: 24
Views: 4771

Re: Jet fighters and afterburners?

NOTE. Afterburner is an 'old fashioned' term for a single-stage [off-on-off], short-term, engine thrust augmentation. New engines have multistage thrust augmentation... allowing a range of thrust increase for 'the most efficient use of fuel-flow'. The F100-100 [Typical of F-15C/D models] has a 5 au...

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by checksixx
Wed May 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 3914

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

Ozair wrote:
At the end of the Cold War Russia essentially stopped these missions but they started up again about five years ago and have continued ever since.


They've been doing it far longer than 5 years...

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by checksixx
Mon May 20, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2968

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

The F-22 will not need afterburner but it has a very small fuel capacity so it actually has no advantage. The Suhkoi and F-35 would need a very low afterburner setting to maintain that speed but they both have a huge fuel capacity allowing them to keep up with the F-22. You do realize the F-22 and ...

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by checksixx
Sun May 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?
Replies: 22
Views: 2968

Re: How important is top speed to a fighter these days ?

Top speed isn't important. Most pilots fly their entire careers without ever seeing the top speed their aircraft is capable of.

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by checksixx
Mon May 13, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211390

Re: F-35 news thread

Canada is changing it's rules to allow the F-35 to be part of the competition again https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/canada-changes-fighter-jet-rules-to-allow-f-35-bid Honestly...its like dealing with a child with hurt feelings. Let's just cut them off from the jet. They clearl...

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by checksixx
Mon May 13, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 211390

Re: F-35 news thread

Canada is changing it's rules to allow the F-35 to be part of the competition again https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/canada-changes-fighter-jet-rules-to-allow-f-35-bid Honestly...its like dealing with a child with hurt feelings. Let's just cut them off from the jet. They clearl...

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by checksixx
Thu May 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160651

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Do you actually think the every air force person sees things exactly the same as every other air force person? :roll: I would guess that opinion varies widely amongst air force personnel. You're right...I should have said those with even the slightest connection to the operations would disagree wit...

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by checksixx
Wed May 08, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160651

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

There has also been a reduction for it's annual acquisition, from the planned 60 planes a year to 48 planes a year over the next five years. Don't worry, next year Shanahan will find a new way to cut back Lockheed's F-35 and give more business to Boeing. We are lucky that the F-22 production was cu...

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by checksixx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160651

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Ozair wrote:
No, the cost to operate the F-22 killed it. It was simply unsustainable to operate those costs long term with the fleet size the USAF wanted.


Incorrect. Misinformation killed the F-22 prematurely. This is a widely known fact and one that many have looked back on as a horrible decision.

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by checksixx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160651

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Correct, it is the DOD which is reducing the F-35 buys: the same people who are making the F-15EX buy. The planes that are being cut back could be "A" models as easily as "B" or "C" models. They're only reducing the number purchased for that year. There is no reduction...

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by checksixx
Mon May 06, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Jet fighters and afterburners?
Replies: 24
Views: 4771

Re: Jet fighters and afterburners?

Ozair wrote:
Several F-35 operators have extended their runways to allow mil power take offs with the intent to reduce the noise footprint so clearly it is possible.


Who/Where?

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by checksixx
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160651

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Buying a huge flying AESA radar, that can rack some 22 AA missiles and work in network with F-35 is not stupid. Maybe not the optimal solution, but not stupid. And not only USAF and the Israeli think it's not stupid. USN also have tactical schemas that use together SH + F35. It is, in fact, terribl...

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by checksixx
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1016
Views: 160651

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Buying F-15EX is just plain stupid.

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by checksixx
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 shutdown
Replies: 32
Views: 8214

Re: 9-11 shutdown

I remember watching the alert jets take off at Langley...

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by checksixx
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?
Replies: 41
Views: 7114

Re: Why did the F117 have a relatively short servive life ?

I highly doubt the F-117's over Syria. F-22's are stealthier than 117's and have been operating over Syria with SDB with impunity.

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by checksixx
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 18446

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

What.. initially? It was fairly clear from the start that there would be no export potential for the original F-22. At first it wasn't even worth asking, as the worlds premier air superiority fighter.. then after the production cuts and a decade had passed by.. they attempted again which got the co...

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by checksixx
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best B-52 spotting locations in the US.
Replies: 10
Views: 3033

Re: Best B-52 spotting locations in the US.

Best places to see them is near the bases that fly them. Google is your friend.

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by checksixx
Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan
Replies: 103
Views: 18446

Re: Lockheed to pitch hybrid "F-22/F-35" design for export to Japan

They should have funded the research for an F-22 export variant. That's what they wanted, but they just wanted to buy them outright. Unfortunately, there was no export model approved and they thought if they kept pushing, they'd just get it. They were wrong.

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