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by GDB
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine's Snake Island The Russians had enough being bombed. Now what's next? Is it safe enough for the Ukrainian to re-occupy the island? It's maybe more important to prevent the Russians to retake the island than for the Ukrainians to deploy weapons. https://www.franc...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NASA Capstone Mission
Replies: 8
Views: 1514

Re: NASA Capstone Mission

Congrats to Rocketlab for their first deep space mission launch.

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by GDB
Tue Jun 28, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Dream on. The US won’t allow Ukraine to attack targets on Russian soil with US provided weapons. That’s definately a red line Ukraine has to accept. The US (and France) have provided weapons already that can do just that, what’s the range of a modern 155mm gun and ammo? MLRS and HIMARS can too, it ...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

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

Ukraine war: Russian missile strike on shopping centre with over 1,000 people inside in city of Kremenchuk, Zelenskyy says At least 10 people were killed and 40 were injured in the attack, according to Dmytro Lunin, the governor of the Poltava region. https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-russian-...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 27, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

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

Ukraine war: Russian missile strike on shopping centre with over 1,000 people inside in city of Kremenchuk, Zelenskyy says At least 10 people were killed and 40 were injured in the attack, according to Dmytro Lunin, the governor of the Poltava region. https://news.sky.com/story/ukraine-war-russian-...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 27, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *News Feed* Thread
Replies: 162
Views: 31819

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

Wow, this is a joke right? First of all there's no way this guy is 280, the guy to his left is probably close to 280, this guy has to be pushing 400+ pounds. Besides that, how about grooming? This is a joke right? https://nypost.com/2022/06/26/obese-retired-russian-general-called-to-fight-in-ukrain...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This looks pretty horrific. How is Moscow going to spin this at home? If not this, what exactly does Putin have to do for the West to get serious about this war: https://mobile.twitter.com/KyivIndependent/status/1541429159792197632 Maybe this is the response. https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/26/politics...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7233

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

They should have secured the land for - and invested in - a large airport outside of London a long time ago Maplin Sands, anyone? Personally, I prefer LCY via Schiphol to get to London, but The White Horse pub on the Bath road is nice if you're sentenced to Heathrow. Rejected for sound technical, p...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 27, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2590

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

It’s hardly surprising that certain ammosexual elements are out peddling their false equivalences and usual diarrhoea of whataboutism. The message coming across is basically that all laws are superfluous, since they’re not 100% effective. Might as well not have laws regulating drink driving, homici...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Another deep dive from this channel, this time with a focus on mythbusting, both from Russian claims and the need to keep it interesting in the Western media; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x0O_oObJBU&t=139s From a centre left paper, a hawkish solution and critique of Western response so far, ...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 26, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass Shooting in Norway
Replies: 68
Views: 2590

Re: Mass Shooting in Norway

You’re making a bad faith argument and you know it. No one in favor of increased gun control has made the argument you claim. No one is out there claiming there are no shootings in other countries. The reason that this is so noteworthy is due to the rarity of such shootings. And at that, only 2 peo...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?
Replies: 47
Views: 7233

Re: What's the status on London Heathrow's (LHR) third runway? Construction commenced?

Well, Boris Johnson is against it for personal political BS, but hopefully, he will soon be gone.... No doubt there was behind the scenes BS If I understand correctly all the opposition from the NIMBYs and Green lobby etc has been bashed away by the Supreme Court. It's now just a question of raisin...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 25, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat
Replies: 27
Views: 2140

Re: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat

Last thing first: normal noise on BA/AF Concorde during flight was so loud as to prohibit normal conversation - one had to raise their voice to be heard. I used ear plugs on my flight. Re-heat (afterburner) was used only during takeoff, cancelled after entry into third segment climb, and then again...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: France retires last Mirage 2000
Replies: 3
Views: 1010

Re: France retires last Mirage 2000

Francoflier wrote:
I'll note that only the 2000C is being retired at the moment. The 2000-5 and 2000D (along with the remaining Bs) will soldier on for a while longer.

That silver livery looks really nice.


Makes sense, obviously the strike aircraft in use and the -5 is still a decent AD aircraft too.

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125977

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

My understanding, though only as an ex not current employee, long serving so with a better pension therefore an enemy, is that management had reinstated their own pay. When I heard this a few weeks ago I did think there would be trouble. Given the almost total support from a ballot with a 81% turno...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

This intercepted phone call between a Russian soldier and his wife gives an interesting insight on how things are on the ground: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OQbIEKbZyc&ab_channel=InsightsfromUkraineandRussia Blyat is the F-word If he’s telling the truth and he seems genuinely traumatized, ...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Well, that's one way to keep the Russian Air Force from targeting your HIMARs. Launch them at night. https://youtu.be/d4bimCIcpH4 bt Unfortunatel, those few units won't make a big difference against a huge number of Russian artillery Yes however the 'mood music' from Washington and the UK, Germany ...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat
Replies: 27
Views: 2140

Re: Concorde time spent at max thrust with full reheat

https://www.heritageconcorde.com/concorde-engine-re-heats Since reheat runs at the very end of engine flow, I assume not many - if any - parts were exposed to temperature. Nozzle may be protected by colder flow areas. Interesting stuff. It always impressed me how Concorde engineers effectively used...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of the Typhoon vs Rafale
Replies: 56
Views: 9287

Re: Future of the Typhoon vs Rafale

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/06/ ... r-typhoon/


That could be a deal, once he lets Finland and Sweden in NATO.
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art wrote:
Turkey May Consider Eurofighter Typhoon if F-16 Deal Fails

https://www.thedefensepost.com/2022/06/ ... r-typhoon/


That could be a deal, once he lets Finland and Sweden in NATO.

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/c/AdamSomething/community
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At the start, most thought that this war would quickly go to a partisan action, on a perhaps WW2 scale.
There is partisan activity, though at a more targeted level;
https://www.youtube.com/c/AdamSomething/community

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 971
Views: 134567

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

I think that's an undercount since over 900 M109A6 Paladins were built for the US Army. The Army and Marines appear to have around 1000 M777s between them. I'm sure some are in storage or prepositioned stocks, but that's a lot of BOOM! http://military-today.com/artillery/m109a6_paladin.htm https://...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

I doubt that Ukraine will join the EU for many years. I do remember, however, the financial figures being manipulated by the EU so that Greece could qualify to adopt the euro (resulting in the later devastation of their economy). I hope the EU is wiser in its treatment of the Ukraine application fo...

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by GDB
Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 540
Views: 125977

Re: British Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Why would management not reverse the pay cut ? Because in management's eyes, it seems like a really good way to permanently cut costs across the company. The mistake of ground crew when accepting a pay cut, was not to have a strong clause stating "salaries will revert to 2019 levels by default...

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by GDB
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Putin says that trade between Russia and the BRICS countries rose 38% in the first 3 months of this year. There are talks about opening Indian retail chains in Russia, and increasing China's presence in the Russian market. Russia's presence in the BRICS countries is increasing. http://idrw.org/talk...

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by GDB
Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 388
Views: 14313

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

I almost feel sorry for those on here doing their absurd mental gymnastics to try and show the sun sets in the morning, rises in the evening, illuminating a flat Earth. That’s the level you are at. Would be funny if not for all the hate groups well represented (remember all those neo Nazi images and...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 388
Views: 14313

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

Yes, I'm English. Firstly, American politics directly affects me in ways I'm not prepared to discuss here. Secondly, much of the World outside America was severely shocked by the events of 6th January and is taking great interest in these hearings. Just curious, I find it interesting that a non-US ...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

M113 units moving in Ukraine, including a ambulance variant. https://youtu.be/YMOaRkVdwQc bt Pretty sure those are YPR’s, a Dutch version of the M113. Edit: It actually says so on youtube, i can be such a noob sometimes. LOL Yes, in that case they were most likely donated by the Netherlands, IIRC t...

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by GDB
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 502
Views: 50116

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

Which is also why I think the Aussies would be better off going with the UK, they can jump straight into the Astute replacement project. The Barrow yard assembles the Astute and now Dreadnought with components built in other shipyards, the bow sections are constructed at Cammel Lairds. There's no r...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 787 MRTT
Replies: 14
Views: 2377

Re: 787 MRTT

I don’t understand that Jay. Can’t a layer, even a very thin foil type of one, be added shielding the actual components that matter (basically in the tail/nose/empennage areas)? IF Boeing does launch a freighter version of the 787, as has been hinted at, to succeed the 767F, I’d think adding a boom...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings
Replies: 388
Views: 14313

Re: January 6 Committee public presentations and hearings

BoeingG wrote: My opinion is that this crusade against Trump is unwarranted. These hearings (read: theatrics) are a distraction from the pitiful state of our economy—unfettered inflation (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559) and gas prices (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61569559), and th...

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by GDB
Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New defence pact AUUKUS
Replies: 502
Views: 50116

Re: New defence pact AUUKUS

[. I was surprised the RN allowed the doc to be made on a Trafalgar Class nearing the end of it’s life, hardly a recruiting tool. Have you considered that they thought that was the better option than filming on an Astute class? surely its better to let everyone know what you had rather than show th...

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by GDB
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...
Replies: 38
Views: 2235

Re: Invasion of North of Syria by Turkish forces...will likely start soon...

I'd certainly feel better if we took our nukes out of Turkey and handed the air base back to the them. Maybe we could rotate a few aircraft through there but I thnk US forces in Turkey are a liability now. Let them pay for it's upkeep. Don't know the history intimately but I thought the way the wor...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 19, 2022 7:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGwO99fQaI
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Latest from this excellent channel, a focus on economics with some pertinent historical parallels;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGGwO99fQaI

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by GDB
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

IMO Ukraine needs mid and long range SAM capability to counter Russian cruise missiles and Russian ballistic missiles, this is a job manpads can't do. But the Patriot system has failed every time it has been deployed in the past (Israel and Saudi Arabia). The PR people have tried to paint a rosy pi...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

UK MOD: Since April, Russian medium bombers have likely launched dozens of 1960s era Kh-22 (NATO designation, AS-4 KITCHEN) air-launched, heavy anti-ship missiles against land targets. These 5.5 tonne missiles were primarily designed to destroy aircraft carriers using a nuclear warhead. When employ...

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by GDB
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3151

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

Not a thing wrong with that. The police aren't trained or equipped for water rescue. If they had jumped in after him they would have drowned as well. Drowning people by nature will try to pull you under if you get close to them. I am trained in water rescue and swift water rescue and those cops abs...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3151

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

And meanwhile Uvalde is still resisting every attempt at an investigation into the police department. Something highly suspect about that, almost acting as if they’re criminals. Personally…I think the police accidentally shot a kid. Something about it all is not adding up, including their wonderful...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 86066

Re: Embraer KC-390 News and Discussion Thread

Hungary 2 Portugul 5 Netherlands 5 This is what happens when there are local jobs in it. Countries in EU end up with a lot of different types of planes, some imported from outside the EU, and there is no coordination or overall plan, as all act in their own short-term interest. It's not different h...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 161
Views: 19119

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

If you want an in depth round up of what Space X (and spaceflight in general), though with a weekly dive into activities at Boca Chica (and in this one at KSC), commentator from Down Under, Marcus House, does one each Saturday. Watching them I've seen how rapidly Boca has built up, major changes wee...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3151

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgn7-NLz9ak
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70 year old killer of other senior citizens, in what is becoming more of a target with each year, a church.
So, where's the gangs here then? C'mon, where, maybe, just maybe, the killer is a minority to salve your paranoia.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgn7-NLz9ak

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 10:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass shootings in Texas and NC
Replies: 56
Views: 3151

Re: Mass shootings in Texas and NC

https://twitter.com/BNNBreaking/status/1537969963880722432 Deputy speaks: 2 officers had chance to shoot Uvalde school gunman https://apnews.com/article/politics-texas-shootings-police-5290659cf6f6343631efc9b14ad87592 Two Uvalde city police officers passed up a fleeting chance to shoot a gunman out...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... der-threat
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Interview with Ukraine's First Lady;
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/ ... der-threat

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

A large Russian tug boat on her way to Snake island with SAM supplies has been hit by a couple of anti-ship missiles this morning. I've read reports that it Harpoons could have been used. https://twitter.com/Osinttechnical/status/1537693150105444353 Using a tugboat to send supplies? Most important ...

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by GDB
Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022
Replies: 161
Views: 19119

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2022

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCN-BMU9-hM

As mentioned, two more launches within 14 hours this weekend.
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Lucky 13th (the first) for this booster's landing;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCN-BMU9-hM

As mentioned, two more launches within 14 hours this weekend.

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by GDB
Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

One of russian missile corvettes (possibly Veliky Ustiug , though the name is painted over, and possibility of it being Orehovo-Zuevo was discussed in other publications) was noticed towed up the Volga river in russia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jJFGOvWoU Multiple splinter damage, missing ra...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6430
Views: 432706

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

One of russian missile corvettes (possibly Veliky Ustiug , though the name is painted over, and possibility of it being Orehovo-Zuevo was discussed in other publications) was noticed towed up the Volga river in russia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jJFGOvWoU Multiple splinter damage, missing ra...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline
Replies: 16
Views: 1230

Re: US aircraft readiness rates in multi-year decline

I know we live in a different world, but I still find it strange these numbers are so easy to obtain. Imagine what the USSR would have done to try to get this information 40 or so years ago. I wonder what Russia's current numbers look like? Probably enough to rename them the Potemkin Air Force. We ...

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by GDB
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So was it really a plague? The bubonic plague…
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: So was it really a plague? The bubonic plague…

...And where such looney tunes 'thinking', (with a dollop of traditional anti science paranoia, a head of state uninterested, then advising injecting bleach), leads to. Lack of a proper public health system, almost unknown in any other advanced nation does not help either. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news...

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