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by RJMAZ
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

We can say that designing for easy access has been a concept for a very long time. I bet this idea is well known in both Boeing and Korea. Clearly not. The T-50 for the T-X bid had to add the extra systems on the outside of aircraft down the spine. The T-50 has no room for growth. No one knows the ...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

I dunno. The T-50 (non-combat version) is about $40M each as per the recent deal between Korea and Indonesia (with an unknown amount of support). Probably less if you buy in bulk. And development is already paid for. The T-7 was $9.2B for 351 aircraft, 41 simulators, and an unknown amount of suppor...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

I really don't see how would a T-7 get to 2400 km/h speed. Same here. That is faster than the F-16, F-35, Rafale and Eurofighter. Top speeds without weapons are irrelevant. All 4th gen fighters can easily burn through their entire fuel capacity in under 15 minutes when at max afterburner. The only ...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

Some of those same people are now in favor of a combat T-7, but hated the idea of something like a combat F-50 or M-346. It’s OK to change your mind but what did change your mind? No one has changed their mind. Well I certainly haven't. That post was specifically asking about the M346 and T-50. Bot...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France
Replies: 21
Views: 1917

Re: UAE Air Force orders 80 Rafales from France

Excellent news for France. This will keep the Rafale production line open until France needs to start replacing older Rafale aircraft.

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by RJMAZ
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

The cost benefit analysis is pretty simple to see why the T-7 is the only option in the running. Adding an AESA and weapons to the T-7 would be a fraction of the development cost compared to larger cleansheet design that used the same AESA and avionics. This extra development cost has to be added on...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

Take the engine from the F16, make a more modern and aerodynamically efficient design powered with a more modern hardware and sofware architecture and that's the F16 replacement he wants. Or take the F404, make a modern and aerodynamic efficient design powered with a modern hardware and software ar...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24273

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

OK, they will refuel 6. Will there be more than 6 being decommissioned? What makes me curious is why are they refueling the youngest boat first? Are the older ones not worth retaining? bt There are 22 improved Los Angeles class submarines still in service. Some reports mention 18 are suitable for r...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

The T-7 light fighter will be escorting the tankers and AWACS. That would be wasting pilots. I see future tanker/AWACs escort will be handled by wingman drones controlled by the big birds themselves. bt That depends how far you look into the future. F-15EX was a very near term cost saving measure. ...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

The more I think about this .. the more I would have chosen different requirements. Why be 4.5th generation. Is this plane really going to engage in BVR air-air? Don't we have F-35s? Also, 30 years from now non-stealthy planes will probably not fare well in BVR combat against a near-peer. Why be fa...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

So why not scale up the T-7 like what they did with the Hornet and SH. With digital manufacturing, the structure and system side would be easier. Scale up for what engine? The T-7 is already fully optimsed. It is sized for the cheap, reliable and export approved F404 engine while being able to have...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 341
Views: 91744

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Nice analysis. Putting this into perspective for Canada. If Canada purchased 40 Gripen only 6 enemy aircraft would get shot down. Canada would lose 20 of their Gripen aircraft. If 40 F-35 are purchased 120 enemy aircraft are shot down and only 9 F-35 are lost. The F-35 kills 20 times as many enemy f...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 355
Views: 24273

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

US To Deploy Powerful Fleet Of F-22 Raptors, F-35s, B2 Stealth Bombers To Australia To Deter Belligerent China – Pentagon Report https://eurasiantimes.com/us-to-deploy-f-22s-f-35s-b2-stealth-bombers-to-australia-to-deter-china/?amp Australia urged to lease US nuclear submarines to bridge capability...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

You say all that, but still ignore one important thing than man says....He wants more speed and he's not going to get that from the T-7 no matter how much of a fancy spin you put on it. He is getting that. The T-7 can clearly supercruise :bigthumbsup: Current stats have the T-7 with a thrust to wei...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

I would definitely describe a fighter version of the T-7 as 4.5 Gen. It has all of the attributes of a 4.5gen fighter in a slightly smaller package. With weapons and sensors reducing in size a smaller fighter no longer means less capable. The T-7 has more advanced aerodynamics than the F-16. The T-7...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16
Replies: 65
Views: 3641

Re: Air Force Boss Wants Clean-Sheet Fighter That’s Less Advanced Than F-35 To Replace F-16

Boeing has been heavily marketing the fighter variant of the T-7. How can people not read between the lines and see the USAF is getting a fighter variant of the T-7. Name a country and Boeing has sent a sales team for this new aircraft. I have been harping on this for the last 12 months. The main ma...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10552

Re: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread

Back to the Europe requirement. I'm trying to think of possible reasons this could get the green light. Europe has seen the C-130 remain in production for 65 years. The C-141 production came and went. C-17 production came and went. A400M has come and will go. It seems only the medium size tactical a...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10552

Re: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread

I dunno, some of that I’m sure was just politics. I’ve read somewhere that the Herc costs on the average of $30K/flight hour to operate. I have a tough time thinking a plane with half of the identical engines would cost anywhere north of $20K/hour. I don't have a tough time thinking that. I am cert...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 341
Views: 91744

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

https://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/rates/fy2020/2020_b_c.pdf Good job posting this link considering it just proves you wrong for the last 2 pages. A nice apple to apple comparison atleast. F-35C at $13,124 is lower than the F/A-18F at $13,654. Same operator, same mission profiles....

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by RJMAZ
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 341
Views: 91744

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

Stealth is over hyped. I have noticed the only people who say this are European. As Europe has no stealth aircraft available for sale they are sick of losing against the F-35 in every competition it enters. Downplaying the one area where the F-35 dominates against the Eurocanards is an obvious sale...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Nov 29, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63458

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

The last thing you want to do is leave expensive rocket engines on the moon just to save weight when coming back to earth. The cost of the rocket engines would be far greater than any efficiencies gained. They already have the SL engines down to around a million each and hope to get them to a quart...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63458

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I'm wondering though...there is a big need to get mass *to* the moon but is there such a need to get it back? I think the trips will be asymmetrical. This is why the Starship design is great it can go to the moon fully fueled with a large payload and come back empty. In space there is no drag so th...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Nov 28, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63458

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I like Starship, but I find myself asking the same question the Grumman engineers did with the LM. Do you really need to take all that weight down to the surface? Fast forward 50 years and Starship will be going up and down with full loads and all of that weight now has a purpose. It is fairly smal...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Nov 28, 2021 5:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

Chinese (armed) stealth drones are the real threat. The days of only worrying about armed manned fighters are…behind us. E-7 is fine but none of ‘our’ large platforms (tankers/AEWC) will be anywhere near the front of the battle zone or un-escorted/armed themselves in 5, 10, 15, or let alone 20+ yea...

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by RJMAZ
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

Of course you do realize that if the enemy stealt manage to get within 50km of the E-7A to take the shot, it will have given up its position and will have to run the gauntlet back to their own air space? bt I never said the enemy stealth fighters will come within 50nm of the US AWAC. That is to dem...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

The E-7A purchase will only be because the space base system have not yet mature. By the time the E-7A retires, there will be other systems in play that would make for a better back up than a B-21 AEWC variant. There wouldn't be a B-21 AEWC variant. All B-21 models would come with L-band as standar...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 341
Views: 91744

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

kitplane01 wrote:
If Norway is operating the F-35 for 11K EUR per hour, they are doing it about 30% of what the USAF spends per hour.

If you keep the tyre warmers on and have crew continually buffing the stealth coatings while pushing for a 90+% mission capability rate then that usually pushes the costs up.

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by RJMAZ
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

My free armchair general advice: -It should be small enough to fit into old KC-135 hangars. (Caution with T-tails) A blended wing body could do this with enough fuel volume. -Keep the freighter capabilities, preferably with apron level ramps. -stealth might be nice for a tanker but not with protrud...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 33149

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

So, the engine is so good that it will overcome the weight deficiency of +30t OEW ~20%. I sure hope you are right, as it would be a revolution on it’s own. Until now all indications are showing that the 787-9 and A350-900 are the better choice… That is not how it works. Look at the 787-10 Vs A350-9...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380
Replies: 271
Views: 33149

Re: 777X – VLA of the Future or another “White Elephant” A380

I expect the Ge9X to exceed expectations and carry the 777X program to success. It will have a small SFC advantage over the Trent XWB engine. This covers any weight deficiency. Once the market recovers and then starts growing, airlines in 2030 will wish the A380 was still available. The 777-9 will s...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 341
Views: 91744

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

It is a shame Boeing is clearly blocked. If Canada drags this out further they would be best off buying the T-7 and the proposed light fighter variant. The USAF wants to replace their F-16's with it and Serbia wants it as a light fighter too. Canada would then have a fighter similar in capability to...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Nov 26, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63458

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Landing the booster, nor re-entry of Moonship would be required. Many different versions of Starship are planned, but ultimately you are correct. For a human Nasa launch, starship is unlikely due more than anything else to a lack of abort system. Of course, an in-orbit rendezvous with a Crew Dragon...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project
Replies: 341
Views: 91744

Re: Canada - Future Fighter Capability Project

F-35 is just too expensive to operate for Canada, and the Saab more than satisfies our real requirements. Let's face it - Canada isn't going to invade anyone, is never going to undertake an air campaign without partners, will never be in the first wave of any coalition air campaign, and doesn't rea...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Feasibility of Having a Tunnel Constructed Under Atigun Pass in Alaska
Replies: 3
Views: 658

Re: Feasibility of Having a Tunnel Constructed Under Atigun Pass in Alaska

For tunnels like this it makes sense to just use a train tunnel boring machine and do a single lane. Alternate the traffic direction every hour. This is the only way to get a decent cost benefit analysis. Tunnel boring machines between 5m and 6m in diameter are cheap per mile of Tunnel. It would be ...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63458

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

I don't think you guys get it. NASA Artemis is using SpaceX Starship for the moon lander. For the NASA mission Starship will be going to the moon using a SpaceX Super Heavy booster. The NASA crew are going on the NASA SLS in parallel. This means SpaceX will already have a fully capable moon system f...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 465
Views: 63458

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Who thinks SpaceX will beat NASA to the moon?

I'm 99% certain they will. It would definitely bruise a few egos. It will make it clear to the world that SpaceX has exceeded NASA/US government in terms of space capability.

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by RJMAZ
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10552

Re: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread

Slovenia just ordered one from the Italians. I do think it still has some good life left in it. Pretty good aircraft. Quite a few smaller air forces have purchased the C-27J. It is now up to 16 operators. To maximize airlift for any given budget operating fewer types will always have an advantage. ...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10552

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

A shrunken twin engine A400 derivative doesn't seem to accomplish anything a C-235 or -130 doesn't, both of these representing a fraction of the cost of new design. Apparently it is about national economic/tax effects of building your own aircraft vs. buying abroad and the French desire for strateg...

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by RJMAZ
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10552

Re: FCTM: A CN-235 & C-130H successor to be designed by Airbus?

Operational requirements outgrew the early fifties C130 design. Too small. A400M and C-17 operators need smaller transports to avoid those expensive aircraft flying around a few pallets / folks. Preferably STOL, It is hard to believe these two sentences were in the same post and so close together. ...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 10552

Re: Future Medium-size Tactical Cargo (FMTC) News and Discussion Thread

Twin engine aircraft require more power for engine out performance. A400M = 32,800kw 141t MTOW C-130J = 13,832kw 70t MTOW C-27J = 6916kw 31.8t MTOW C-295 = 4354kw 23.2t MTOW The C-27J and C-295 have similar power to weight ratio. The C-130J has a lower thrust to weight ratio than the A400M because i...

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by RJMAZ
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

a myth that a costly/billion dollar stealth tanker will really be stealthy/able to penetrate tier 1 enemy air defense networks without being detected. The stealth tanker isn't penetrating a tier 1 enemy defense. It is simply positioned say 200nm closer to the enemy than a conventional tanker. So re...

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by RJMAZ
Fri Nov 19, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

The ‘smaller is better’ fans also often overstate how much more survivable smaller/stealthy/costly platforms would be. Stealth platforms in particular have much lower mission capable rates than their peers, and none are of course huge flying kerosene tanks. I don't think it is overstated at all. A ...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

Interesting! Not a lot of wasted space in the fuselage, then... it wouldn't have one. Yes, the B-21 bomb bay is located where the boom would be mounted. Even if the boom hangs down it would still have a significantly smaller radar cross section compared to the KC-46. Detection range might be half t...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Nov 18, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-Z Recommendations
Replies: 27
Views: 2554

Re: KC-Z Recommendations

The USAF wants a B-21 tanker for KC-Z. Obviously with the offensive systems removed and with low maintenance coatings. The "reccomendations" of 50% smaller than the KC-46. It fits the whole no cargo, low ramp space and blended wing, flying wing reccomendation. We assume the B-21 will be ap...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52 wing design question
Replies: 10
Views: 1334

Re: B-52 wing design question

Because of the large bomb load in the bomb bays, there are huge moments at the wing root caused by the fuselage weight vs the wing lift. The farther out the engine the better it can reduce the lift induced moment at the root The B-52 fuselage with bomb load would probably be lighter than an A321 fu...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3255

Re: Cruise Missiles

It's that simple. You guys never cease to amaze me in your inability to basically answer an OP question. I answered the question perfectly that all cruise missiles flying over open ocean towards the US cities would get shot down, mostly by fighters. There are very limited launch directions. I even ...

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by RJMAZ
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3255

Re: Cruise Missiles

One of sure things about war games is that the real secret stuff doesn’t get to play. But for smaller nations, it’s a great opportunity to make news by claiming a scalp. This is 100% correct. As we can see here some amateur enthusiasts think war games are 100% realistic. They are using war games as...

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by RJMAZ
Wed Nov 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3255

Re: Cruise Missiles

Can you find a reputable source that says anything like that? If you can I’m interested https://dosits.org/galleries/technology-gallery/locating-objects-using-sonar/surtass-lfa-sonar/ This explains what it can do. The system has never been used in any war games to detect diesel electric submarines....

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by RJMAZ
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3255

Re: Cruise Missiles

How likely would it be that the US detects a submarine 300 miles off the coast of L.A.? 10%. 30%. Even if you have a P-8 flying occasional patrols. 100%. So there goes your entire argument. My understanding is that in the open ocean a submarine is very hard to find. I don't think open ocean ASW is ...

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by RJMAZ
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cruise Missiles
Replies: 52
Views: 3255

Re: Cruise Missiles

My current guess is that they would not be detected. A cruise missile doing the terrain following needs to be seen from above, and unless there is a fighter/awacs patrol in the air at the right moment, it won't be detected. Long range cruise missiles fly slow and have a multi hour flight time. A mi...

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