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by Buckeyetech
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

https://www.airforcemag.com/search-for- ... into-2021/
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E-4 replacement RFP originally slated for December has been delayed into next year. Personally, I feel this might be the death nail of this mission as DoD’s budget will continually get squeezed.

https://www.airforcemag.com/search-for- ... into-2021/

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by Buckeyetech
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B1 Bomber Crew?
Replies: 26
Views: 3232

Re: B1 Bomber Crew?

[twoid][/twoid] Originally the aircraft was provisioned with a fold out IP seat and IA seat, allowing a maximum of six crew members. However after an incident, they were not allowed to be used and have not flown with more than four since then. The IP/IA seats have also been removed from the aircraft...

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by Buckeyetech
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B1 Bomber Crew?
Replies: 26
Views: 3232

Re: B1 Bomber Crew?

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit ... ockpit360/
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USAF bomber crews typically will take more than the number of ejection seats. Especially on their long haul training flights. Basically anywhere you can “plop a squat” will suffice. Crammed to say the least!

https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit ... ockpit360/

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by Buckeyetech
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MiG 25 Foxbat operators
Replies: 14
Views: 3558

Re: MiG 25 Foxbat operators

With all these former operators, I wish one of them would donate a set of wings to the Air Force museum’s that they found buried in the Iraqi desert..maybe throw in an old TU-95 for the right price too! https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196331/mikoya...

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by Buckeyetech
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Since the USAF/USN will more than likely buy ~30 twin engine aircraft, and the RFPs were due last winter, does anyone know if Airbus submitted a design? Obviously the 767 is probably in the lead right now, but is an A330 a possibility? I haven’t heard anything about that scenario yet.

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by Buckeyetech
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Does somebody know what the present flight hours / cycles count is for each of the four E-4B aircraft ? And what is the average usage /year, or is this secret (confidential) info ? With the KC-10's still operational there is no shortage of engine(parts) in the near future, both aircraft are powered...

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

A little hint of what most already assumed on what the Nightwatch's replacement might look like. A USAF official familiar with the AOA said it’s unlikely the study will come back with a four-engined solution, given the higher efficiency and certain availability of equally long-ranged, two-engined je...

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by Buckeyetech
Fri May 22, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28979

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

I can see the USAF completely overlooking the nacelle and cowlings, mount the new engines, have a problem, then realize they should have bought new ones. Coming from maintenance, the H model lower and upper body cowls are awful! The most over engineered piece on that aircraft. Fingers crossed they r...

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by Buckeyetech
Sun May 17, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future KC-10 replacement options?
Replies: 123
Views: 10551

Re: Future KC-10 replacement options?

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
C-5 conversion to the M model was full blown conversion, like it was a new plane.


BTW I hate the Air Force’s PR stunt with that. They should be C-5Ds! (And yes I know there never truly was a C model). But then they named the new bomber after the “21st century”?! Spare me. :)

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Assuming that the follow-on to the E-4s will be used by SecDef for travel, what kind of provisions should he/she require? I can see the overall floor space requirement for their private room, at the least, maintaining the same area.

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by Buckeyetech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Deleting the A/R from the future VC-25B was a political move (PR : it saves a lot of money, "fake news"), not a military decision. Section 41 (the fwd section) of the VC-25A (present AF1), E-4B and a future 747-8F based E4B replacement are all aerodynamically exactly the same (short upper...

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by Buckeyetech
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Completely forgot that SecDef Rumsfeld tried to divest the E-4 fleet a few years ago. It’s almost been a month since the Air Force held a meeting over the recapitalization, with a target date of next year? Very intriguing to see what the Air Force will pick. Fingers crossed they go with a modified K...

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 281
Views: 42766

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

I feel like Goldfein knows he has well over 400 KC-135s and KC-10s (PDM inducted included), and he can support any contingency without the new tankers.

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by Buckeyetech
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 281
Views: 42766

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Someone help me out. The KC-46 cannot refuel, and cannot carry cargo. What's the best argument for continuing to accept (and pay for) them. It seems crazy to me, but I assume somewhere someone smart decided this was the best plan. Why is it the best plan? I completely agree. Why not start parking t...

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by Buckeyetech
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 281
Views: 42766

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

Now congress wants to help speed up the process of fixing the RVS. What could possibly go wrong? I still say it is a manufactured crisis with the “lack of tankers”. At any one time, you will see rows of tankers at bases across dozens of states, who are not currently deployed. KC-135s also have an as...

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by Buckeyetech
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

Since the new Air Force Ones will be without in-flight refueling, it makes even that more sense to go with a KC-46 derivative, instead of modding a handful of 747s.

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by Buckeyetech
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28979

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

I still don’t see the practicality of this. Even if the USAF started today on these mods, it would take well over a decade to finish every one, which by that point their money will mostly have dried up from buying KC-46s, B-21s, prototypes for C-17 replacements, standing up the space force, etc.

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by Buckeyetech
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 281
Views: 42766

Re: Boeing KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread - 2020

I feel as though the statements by the TRANSCOM commander are purely political to put pressure on Boeing. There will always be plenty of tankers, as most of the real word missions they are used for, are for fighter drags, and the couple of aircraft orbiting Afghanistan/Iraq.

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet
Replies: 32
Views: 5751

Re: Is the B-52 still a worthy bomber for our fleet

She’s the only bomb truck we honestly have now. The B-1’s mission capable rates have plummeted. Why we keep the requirement to have nuclear-tipped missile mission for her is beyond me. I can’t envision any scenario where we would use them, which of course the B-2 can do as well. Is that a congressio...

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 808
Views: 158817

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KLCK/KPHX
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Ohio state charter today was a United 777.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL ... /KLCK/KPHX

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement
Replies: 213
Views: 21374

Re: USAF looking for an E-4B replacement

I have no doubt the USAF will be able to fit all they need in an airframe the size of a 767.

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?
Replies: 141
Views: 28979

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

Personally, I have a hard time believing they could do all these upgrades to the entire fleet in a reasonable amount of time. By the time they would, I feel like they would only be able to fly them another decade or so.

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Ohio - 2019
Replies: 808
Views: 158817

Re: The Rest of Ohio - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR ... /KCVG/EGLL
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Whoever said a virgin atlantic A340 was right for the Bengals charter.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR ... /KCVG/EGLL

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by Buckeyetech
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?
Replies: 15
Views: 4396

Re: G7 in Biarritz: Can AF1 land there?

https://factba.se/topic/calendar
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Looks like he landed at Bordeaux in the VC-25, then hopped over to Biarritz in a C-32.

https://factba.se/topic/calendar

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by Buckeyetech
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019
Replies: 311
Views: 103149

Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

https://www.facebook.com/500309548/post ... 05&sfns=mo
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Great 360 degree view of the flight deck at Oshkosh. https://www.facebook.com/500309548/post ... 05&sfns=mo

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-36 Question
Replies: 27
Views: 5325

Re: B-36 Question

Then, there’s the one-off cargo version, the XC-99 which flew on for a number of years. Used to be parked at Kelly AFB looking rather sad. Carted off somewhere. GF It was at KFFO for a long time, before the museum curator finally pulled the plug on any future restoration, and has since shipped it b...

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by Buckeyetech
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF VC-25B News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 186
Views: 15415

Re: New Air Force One Scheme

Looks like our prayers for an update, might be answered. Looks great!

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by Buckeyetech
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Passenger oxygen on military aircraft
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Passenger oxygen on military aircraft

The C-17 has oxygen masks that are very similar to airliner ones installed in the sidewall for the integral seating that pop out of little panels near your shoulder when you're sitting on the seats. They are deployed much like an airliners, triggered by high cabin altitude or selected to deploy man...

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-47 Crew Chief?
Replies: 6
Views: 1955

Re: B-47 Crew Chief?

Doesn’t look likely from the pictures I’ve seen. I feel bad for the EWOs on that plane! “The three electronic warfare officers (EWOs), also known as “Ravens” or “Crows,” were stationed in what would be the bomb bay in a normal B-47. On typical missions, the EWOs spent about 12-14 hours working in th...

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 181670

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

https://www.whio.com/business/breaking- ... 3j7vcFf4N/
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Amazon air to open package sorting facility at ILN.

https://www.whio.com/business/breaking- ... 3j7vcFf4N/

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by Buckeyetech
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB
Replies: 37
Views: 8556

Re: Massive damage at Tyndall AFB

https://weather.com/safety/hurricane/ne ... ne-michael
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Does the DoD even keep the base open, based on however much it will cost to rebuild?

https://weather.com/safety/hurricane/ne ... ne-michael

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 127
Views: 22789

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

Not sure this has been posted yet. GE will submit two proposals for engine replacements. I know the Air Force won’t do it, but fingers crossed they go with the more advanced Passport engine. http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2018/July%202018/GE-Aviation-to-Offer-Two-Engines-in-USAFs-B-52-Re-...

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1845
Views: 181670

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

So my wife and I are looking into CVG-EDI, and EDI-MUC round trip in a couple of years. I assumed Wow Air would be the way to go, and I was really excited about maybe spending a day in Iceland, however I’d almost rather deal with the hassle of connecting in Dulles rather than a 19 hour layover in Re...

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by Buckeyetech
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million
Replies: 99
Views: 8881

Re: Air Force One Needs New Refrigerators. They Cost $24 Million

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... fleet.html
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Contract cancelled. Looks like they will reboot the contract award.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... fleet.html

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by Buckeyetech
Tue May 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31458

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

https://insidedefense.com/insider/lawma ... t-end-2025
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2025 retirement for the VC-25s.

https://insidedefense.com/insider/lawma ... t-end-2025

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by Buckeyetech
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Another Patriot missile miss
Replies: 46
Views: 8692

Re: Another Patriot missile miss

https://theaviationist.com/2018/03/26/s ... h-instead/
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One clear miss, Saudi’s claim 7 shot down.

https://theaviationist.com/2018/03/26/s ... h-instead/

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by Buckeyetech
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 127
Views: 22789

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

As a former B-52 mechanic, I can tell you, new engine cowling alone would be worth their weight in gold to the maintainers. The current ones were over-engineered, and so difficult to rig once you tried to cannabalize it to another aircraft.

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by Buckeyetech
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 31458

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

As a member of the US Air Force, and someone who cares about how the military spends their money, it’s frustrating to see them spend it on an air refueling system that will never be used real world. Most of our cargo aircraft only do it to train on too, which eats up so much money.

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by Buckeyetech
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Historically accurate aircraft in “The Crown”
Replies: 3
Views: 9109

Re: Historically accurate aircraft in “The Crown”

Thanks! After that first pic, I was able to figure it out. It was the de Havilland Dove.

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Historically accurate aircraft in “The Crown”
Replies: 3
Views: 9109

Historically accurate aircraft in “The Crown”

As a history buff, I was more than pleased to see that the production of the Netflix series “the crown” extensively used historically accurate from the 40’s-60’s. Included was a JU-52, however I’m not as keen on British aircraft from that era. Can someone identify what prince Philip was flying in ep...

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by Buckeyetech
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52H Vertical Stabilizer Loss (where is the tail?)
Replies: 5
Views: 2304

Re: B-52H Vertical Stabilizer Loss (where is the tail?)

The story I was always told, when I was there, is that it’s the tail in front the then ops building at Minot AFB. (Only the top 3-4’ of it). Lat 48.4194 Lon -101.3460

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by Buckeyetech
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Last C-5A Retirement
Replies: 3
Views: 2132

Re: Last C-5A Retirement

https://www.facebook.com/Westover.Patri ... 520417884/
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The NMUSAF is no longer getting a C-5. 461 is going to the boneyard. See comments in link provided.

https://www.facebook.com/Westover.Patri ... 520417884/

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by Buckeyetech
Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF AMC Aircraft Pilot Abilities Question
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: USAF AMC Aircraft Pilot Abilities Question

C-17 crews from strictly Reserve/ANG units won't be airdrop qualified.

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by Buckeyetech
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: E-6 Mercury replacement?
Replies: 30
Views: 5006

Re: E-6 Mercury replacement?

At some point, you just might see a mil-spec 787, but, it likely won't be for a long time. The military seems to like "traditional" build techniques for the heavy haulers right now. When the military gets around to looking at replacing the KC-10s in 10-15 years, you might see them take a ...

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by Buckeyetech
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched
Replies: 85
Views: 19247

Re: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13 ... g-the-b-52
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Nice, shiny video made by Boeing to highlight this need.

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/13 ... g-the-b-52

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by Buckeyetech
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 203063

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

Anyone know where Arnold flies into for the Arnold classic?

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by Buckeyetech
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched
Replies: 85
Views: 19247

Re: B-52 Re-engine Proposal Botched

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us- ... ign=buffer
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I thought the issue was dead, but it has popped up again.

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/us- ... ign=buffer

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