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by tommy1808
Wed May 25, 2022 4:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX
Replies: 519
Views: 15789

Re: Elementary school shooting in Uvalde, TX

Ban the gun. It's the only solution, just like in other Western nations. The freedom from being shot is a more fundamental freedom than the freedom to own a gun. Seriously, how does one do that? They will just be replaced with illegal imported guns. The same way as other countries do: create insent...

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by tommy1808
Mon May 16, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 136477

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

No, C-130s fly too slow to refuel fast jets, and there have always been plenty of real tankers above Poland and Romania for the last few months. Marines tank F/A-18s and F-35s off of KC-130s. Both are in the area, with a KC-130 flying under the callsign "JUICYXX" on the regular. That's in...

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by tommy1808
Tue May 03, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1036
Views: 42499

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Gay rights are next. now that may be a bit more difficult, since the supreme court just recently ruled "discrimination based on homosexuality or transgender status necessarily entails discrimination based on sex; the first cannot happen without the second.” https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinion...

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by tommy1808
Tue May 03, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

alberchico wrote:
There have been numerous mysterious fires breaking out in Russia recently.


or fires in Russia simply get more coverage these days.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue May 03, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1036
Views: 42499

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

For far too long Democrats have naively held on to the notion that Roe was settled law How many of the current judges have confirmend Roe to be the sattled law of the land during their confirmation hearings under oath? best regards Thomas Anyway, the legal basis on which this ruling is allegedly to...

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by tommy1808
Tue May 03, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: US supreme court overturns abortion rights, upending Roe vs. Wade
Replies: 1036
Views: 42499

Re: Supreme Court is preparing to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

QF7 wrote:
For far too long Democrats have naively held on to the notion that Roe was settled law


How many of the current judges have confirmend Roe to be the sattled law of the land during their confirmation hearings under oath?

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

An American talking about “being proactive”… we’ve seen that a lot after the end of the Cold War and it was a huge success. What #johns624 said was true, though, wasn't it? Very much so in the context of the Ukraine. We have a situation in which if this were a golf match between two players, Putin ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: German Heavy Lift Helicopter Replacement Program News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 370
Views: 103946

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

Just a thought. The Bundeswehr got the CH-53G from 1972. The CH-47 had first flight in 1961. So I'm assuming when the Bundeswehr got the -53G the -47 was also available. Anyone know why the -53G was chosen back then 50 years ago? Payload. They wanted a Helicopter that could carry Wiesel (very) ligh...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Let me guess: you aren’t in Europe? I’m well within reach of Russian ICBMs and my country is supplying weapons (including artillery), so we are just as much a potential target as you are. Never heard of tactical nukes? If those are going to be deployed and we have an atmospheric stream from the sou...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 136477

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

Well, that's not good... With its main anti tank weapon being the PARS3-LR with a 16% kill probability and no cannon they are pretty much just recon plattforms. https://www.capital.de/wirtschaft-politik/rechnungshof-ruegt-raketenkauf-der-bundeswehr-fuer-420-mio-euro (sorry, only in German). best re...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 136477

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

Today German MOD Mrs Lambrecht stated in the Bundestag debate regarding the 100 Billion package that currently only 9 Tiger out of 51 are Operational. Source: I Listened to the debate. Well, that's not good... With its main anti tank weapon being the PARS3-LR with a 16% kill probability and no cann...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 27, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Finland and Sweden: Together To NATO, Applying In May?
Replies: 141
Views: 10525

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

Unless most of it goes on consultants. you can only sink a couple of hundred million for those. Problem is a 12.000 staff position procurement system (much to much) with almost 3000 open slots that combinded have quite efficently prevented anything from happening in the last 20 years. Almost everyt...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

#Chinese manufacturer of video equipment and drones DJI suspends operations in #Russia. https://twitter.com/nexta_tv/status/1518991489459789831 So the first signs that the Chinese will abandon Russia in concern over western repercussions? you mean collapsing Smartphone exports to Russia and collaps...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

“..which it will not.” I admire your enormous positivism, or is it just wishful thinking? Russia’s nuclear doctrine is called “escalate to de-escalate”, I suggest you read this article which also underlines the “why” of this doctrine. https://globalsecurityreview.com/nuclear-de-escalation-russias-d...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I never heard a reason for not delivering those aircraft. They would have really helped Ukraine. The primary reason is the unfounded fear that Russia will go nuclear, which it will not. Time to call Putin's bluff. Otherwise, when/how will this madness stop? :?: “..which it will not.” I admire your ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?
Replies: 200
Views: 42148

Re: Why hasn't the A330NEO been nearly as successful as the A330ceo?

Will the A330Neo see better or worse sales prospects? I guess it is going to be neutral, given that they won´t get the aircraft right now and a couple of years out .... Was it thin enough to add another seat? If not, then not really worth it Nine is already possible, so yes extra width will help. N...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

What I don't understand is why Polish Mig-29s converted to NATO weapons are not being delivered to Ukraine. Because those don´t exist? They are modernized, but still use the same USSR weapons and modernisation is just cockpit systems, navs, coms. Which has the side effect that Ukrainian Pilots with...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 136477

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

Francoflier wrote:
An influx of spare parts has allowed them to return 20 aircraft to service, although we don't know which type(s)..


Mig-29 and Su-25 are the only options, not many Su-27 spareparts to be had in the west.

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

The criticism is absolutely justified. Even as a German, I don't understand Scholz's girlish behavior. For weeks he's been hustling around like a foolish wannabe who would rather protect his former party comrades like Schröder or Gabriel etc than defenseless Ukrainian civilians with more and more f...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 136477

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

In 1997, I talked with a german fighter pilot who flew both the F4 and the Mig 29. He was not really Impressed with the Mig29, especially the radar.. In testing it still flew circles around anything NATO had with only the F-15 being able to barely keep up. The not so great radar led to uniqe tactic...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I also get the impression that Scholz is trying to out-Merkel Merkel and keep his head down, do nothing and hope the problem goes away by itself. He hasn't been the most visible Chancellor since he was elected. His ministers are making more news (good and bad) than he is. I guess my early criticism...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Singapore Airlines 253 seats A350 do SIN-NYC mission if they are 280T variant?
Replies: 17
Views: 3859

Re: Can Singapore Airlines 253 seats A350 do SIN-NYC mission if they are 280T variant?

It seems that A359 at 253 pax SQ configuration can fly SIN - NYC mission. Assumption: 1. MTOW : 280T 2. OEW (lets define OEW here as MEW + cabin equipment + water + crew + food) : 140T 3. Fuel consumption: 5.84T per hour 4. Mass per pax : 100kg 5. Worse case NYC - SIN duration (including taxi): 19 ...

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by tommy1808
Fri Apr 15, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Typhoon vs Rafale
Replies: 60
Views: 9867

Re: Future of the Typhoon vs Rafale

Rumours are that this radar can see any stealth aircraft and the RCS is meaningless to it. https://www.hensoldt.net/products/radar-iff-and-datalink/twinvis-passive-radar/ The bit I get is that being passive is an advantage: The system uses existing electromagnetic energy from radio- and TV-broadcas...

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by tommy1808
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 32325

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

Massacre/warcrimes of Bucha. Seems the BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst), so the German "Federal Intelligence Service", has collected radio messages of the Russian army, which could be even connected to single cases in Bucha/corpse in Bucha, now after the Russian army has left, found. https:/...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

If I recall correctly, India have stronger ties with Russia in term of defense sector than with the US, so if they are forced to pick one side, it risk pushing them toward Russian. They do however install lots of titbits from western countries onto their russian supplied weapons that all fall under...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 06, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Comment from China's Global Times on what they call the "Bucha incident" https://weibo.com/3214158792/Ln5V9iE9H?pagetype=profilefeed I think it is amazing how they can go without denying the tragedy yet still condemn a third country over the mass murder. Disgusting! „ the U.S., the initia...

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by tommy1808
Wed Apr 06, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Well it seems that Israel has finally realised that keeping quiet is the wrong thing to do and the Israeli foreign minister is calling war crimes https://mobile.twitter.com/BarakRavid/status/1511359243051581450?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1511365215623200769%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwc...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 05, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Post War Ukrainian Air Force
Replies: 29
Views: 3153

Re: Post War Ukrainian Air Force

Typhoon's equipped with Meteor's and ASRAAM's would be good Yes, those would be a force to be reckoned with as well but how easily can they be acquired and at what price? Since Russia will be paying for them by a combination of their frozen assets and probably penal tariffs in their exports I don't...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

All the data I see from a Google search shows their range as 25mi / 40km and the whole missile only weighs 50lbs, so the warhead can't be much more than about 5lbs, although it is a shaped charge. It can cruise at 70 mph for 40 minutes. So the 40 km range includes some loiter time. If you are targe...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Are we under existential threat which we have to defeat? No. And that is where you are wrong, unless you happen to live in a place that a) has it's own nuclear weapons and b) in an area of that country that is important to it's government. From Putins point of view there is bo meaningful difference...

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by tommy1808
Tue Apr 05, 2022 6:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

We (the West) sanctioned just about everything we could almost from day one. Personally I think we should have held some sanctions in reserve so we could increase pressure more in response to developments in the Ukraine war. Of course, the effect of sanctions increases as time goes by so things sho...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Are we under existential threat which we have to defeat? No. And that is where you are wrong, unless you happen to live in a place that a) has it's own nuclear weapons and b) in an area of that country that is important to it's government. From Putins point of view there is bo meaningful difference...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

And start WW3; great plan! How's that softly-softly, don't upset Vlad appeasement working out? :white: I asked before but you didn't answer - what has Russia got to do to make you want to take action against them? Please tell us what we sould do according to you, including the consequences of your ...

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by tommy1808
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://ria.ru/20220403/ukraina-1781469605.html (in Russian)

best regards
Thomas
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Reding Russias Plan for the final solution to the Ukrainian question on RIA should make clear that Russia in its current form needs to go the way of Nazi Germany: Onto the trash heap of history!

https://ria.ru/20220403/ukraina-1781469605.html (in Russian)

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Germany and Japan had conquerors come in and write new constitutions for them while they were occupied by their victors. . I am not sure about Japan, but the Germany only had some key points a new constitution needed to have. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parlamentarischer_Rat https://en.wikipedia....

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Germany only had some key points a new constitution needed to have. In 1949,Germany was still very much an occupied country, the people who drafted the new constitution would have needed the approval or at least not had the disapproval of the Americans, French, British. This would be an interesting...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 31, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Germany and Japan had conquerors come in and write new constitutions for them while they were occupied by their victors. . I am not sure about Japan, but the Germany only had some key points a new constitution needed to have. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parlamentarischer_Rat https://en.wikipedia....

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by tommy1808
Mon Mar 21, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Why can they not be brought online if only shut down 2 months ago? That needs to be looked into. Either they have been "sabotaged" as in someone has started cutting pipes or something, to be sure that the shutdown wasn't reversible, or there is no desire in the German government (that inc...

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by tommy1808
Sat Mar 19, 2022 7:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 32325

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... raine-flag

best regards
Thomas
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Guess we may see the first people applying for asylum directly from space then :mrgreen:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... raine-flag

best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

According to Polish news, Germany is misleading Ukraine. Till this day they didn't send a single Strela rocket that they promised and all other help requests are still being "evaluated" Seems that this is how energy dependence on russia looks like right in the middle of EU. I guess at thi...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Ukraine should not capitulate so soon, even if that's what the West, Israel, and Russia want. The Russians are bogged down, and with anti-tank and anti-aircraft support, the Ukrainians should be able slaughter more of the Russian Army. Decimate them. Ukraine needs Iron Dome, BUKs, and the like. Ukr...

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by tommy1808
Thu Mar 17, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/russia-rains-fire-on-kyiv-as-zelensky-pleads-for-us-to-do-more-20220317-p5a5bn.html It’s said that Russian negotiators want Ukraine to have a smaller non aligned military. Why? So they can crush Ukraine easier? Russia is the aggressor- the one invading. Ukraine n...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 16, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

once we see what “higher altitude SAMs’ being announced means. Kind of hard to read tea leaves. But if it's in the budget, it would lead me to believe that it would be something that is in US or close allies inventory. After the Mig debacle, I doubt they would want to get into another political mes...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 16, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 136477

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

Whatever happened to the Pershing Missiles? Were they really removed from the European continent? Remember the mass protests to have them removed. Their destruction, also of the SS-20’s, was not only monitored, including on the ground, by both sides, it was even televised! To the point about a need...

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by tommy1808
Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement
Replies: 1809
Views: 285176

Re: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement

I guess the SCAF/FCAS will be French only, then. Don't see why, other F-35 users have projects going forward. This is for a specific need with some urgency. They still have all those Typhoons to eventually replace, as France eventually will also need for Rafale. Certainly the situation in Ukraine a...

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by tommy1808
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6505
Views: 441126

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://oilprice.com/oil-price-charts/

Scroll to Russian grades, click to get one month chart.

Best regards
Thomas
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Putins "War Premium" on Oil is over, Russian Oil is now worth quite a but less than what it was four weeks ago:

https://oilprice.com/oil-price-charts/

Scroll to Russian grades, click to get one month chart.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Mar 15, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement
Replies: 1809
Views: 285176

Re: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement

The PRC is all about their own industry/secrecy, there is no chance they join FCAS and somehow become dependent on any components/cooperation with a NATO country/group. They’ve already developed a stealth manned strike/interceptor aircraft well beyond anything France/Germ/Brits have done. Engines/a...

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by tommy1808
Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Status of Russian Economy
Replies: 82
Views: 10258

Re: Imminent collapse of the Russian economy

I wonder how much Russian GDP will fall, measured at pre-invasion exchange rates, over the next 5 years. Europe will be feverishly accelerating alternatives to natural gas and crude oil as energy sources over that time. Coupled with existing programmes to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, European d...

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by tommy1808
Tue Mar 15, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 986
Views: 136477

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

william wrote:
Whatever happened to the Pershing Missiles? Were they really removed from the European continent? Remember the mass protests to have them removed.


They where removed after the INF treaty,and then destroyed.

Best regards
Thomas

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by tommy1808
Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement
Replies: 1809
Views: 285176

Re: Updated: Germany selects F-35 and Eurofighter Typhoon for Tornado replacement

Aesma wrote:
I guess the SCAF/FCAS will be French only, then.


That those certain Tornados would be replaced with a US Type has been clear for years. Yesterdays news didn´t change anything regarding FCAS.

best regards
Thomas

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