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by B1C17L1011
Mon Nov 17, 2003 1:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: On Becoming An Air Force Navigator
Replies: 4
Views: 10021

On Becoming An Air Force Navigator

In my circle of friends, several of us would like to become ATP's one day and or fly military jets. I know someone who recently applied for an Air Force pilot slot but was offered a Navigator slot instead. What relevance do you think being a military navigator has on becoming an ATP or eventual Air ...

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by B1C17L1011
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Flying Planes In The Air Force
Replies: 22
Views: 19079

RE: Flying Planes In The Air Force

Yes, OTS is only accepting applicants with a technical degree for fiscal 2004, but you are overlooking a critical factor here. For 2004 only 9% of new pilot trainees were commissioned through OTS with the other 90% coming through the Air Force academy and AFROTC in almost equal numbers, and they con...

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by B1C17L1011
Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AFR At Andrews Trading C-141C For KC-135R
Replies: 8
Views: 4344

RE: AFR At Andrews Trading C-141C For KC-135R

Here is a link that I found with some information.

http://www.afrc.af.mil/HQ/citamn/oct03/tankers.html

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AFR At Andrews Trading C-141C For KC-135R
Replies: 8
Views: 4344

RE: AFR At Andrews Trading C-141C For KC-135R

I know that one of them is coming from March ARB and another from Seymour Johnson AFB, but I don't know about the rest.

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Oct 14, 2003 7:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AFR At Andrews Trading C-141C For KC-135R
Replies: 8
Views: 4344

AFR At Andrews Trading C-141C For KC-135R

I heard that the 459th <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Reserve Wing at Andrews <acronym title="Rome - Griffiss Airpark (AFB) (RME / KRME), USA - New York">AFB</acronym> is trading their C-141C's for KC135R's. I knew that the 141's would eventually be retired, but seing how they converted th...

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by B1C17L1011
Sun Sep 21, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are Airliners Equipped With Radar?
Replies: 15
Views: 3852

Are Airliners Equipped With Radar?

I recently learned that most military "heavies" are equipped with a ground mapping and weather radar for navigation purposes. So I am wondering are airliners equipped with a similar system?

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by B1C17L1011
Sun Sep 14, 2003 7:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: AFB With The Most Planes
Replies: 27
Views: 11693

AFB With The Most Planes

I was just wondering, does anyone have an idea what AFB has the largest number of planes permanently based at it?

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by B1C17L1011
Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Scanners
Replies: 10
Views: 2991

RE: Scanners

I recently purchased a Uniden Bearcat Sportcat 180B. The advertisement said that it had a frequency range of 29-956,000 Hz, however I was angered to find out that it did not cover "Uniform", military <acronym title="Upper Heyford (UHF / EGUA) (closed), United Kingdom">UHF</acronym> frequencies (225....

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by B1C17L1011
Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?
Replies: 33
Views: 5729

RE: Want To Be An ATP. What Should I Do?

Hi all, I would like to add a question to this topic and see what the opinions are. I have several friends who are interested in becoming an ATP, and one of them was only offered a Navigator slot by the Air Force. What would be your thoughts regarding this situiation and it's relevance to becoming a...

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by B1C17L1011
Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Need Help With WMV Files
Replies: 1
Views: 1911

Need Help With WMV Files

My computer seems unable to play any WMV files. I am running Windows 98 <acronym title="DAS Air Limited (Kenya)">SE</acronym>, Windows media player 9, and I believe direct X 8. But my computer refuses to recognize or play these type of files. Is there some type of plug-in or update that I am missing...

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by B1C17L1011
Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Frequencies At Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 3179

RE: Frequencies At Airports

I too am an enthusiast for scanning aircraft frequencies, and as a private pilot myself also use it to sharpen my comm skills. My question is, does anyone know of any scanning equipment that can be used to pick up "UNIFORM" (military <acronym title="Upper Heyford (UHF / EGUA) (closed), United Kingdo...

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by B1C17L1011
Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Scanning Aircraft Frequencies
Replies: 3
Views: 5129

Scanning Aircraft Frequencies

I am an enthusiast for scanning aircraft frequencies, and as a private pilot myself also use it to sharpen my comm skills. My question is, does anyone know of any scanning equipment that can be used to pick up "UNIFORM" (military <acronym title="Upper Heyford (UHF / EGUA) (closed), United Kingdom">U...

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by B1C17L1011
Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727/ADV Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3688

RE: 727/ADV Question

How about the Pan Am III 727-200's with the winglets? What is their designation?

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Apr 16, 2003 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSY Down To One Runway Soon
Replies: 12
Views: 4098

RE: MSY Down To One Runway Soon

Why build a new runway at <acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Armstrong International (Moisant Field) (MSY / KMSY), USA - Louisiana">MSY</acronym>, it is a ghost town now. I once sat at an observation window at peak traffic time and there was not a single aircraft movement for over 15 minutes? B1C17...

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Mar 26, 2003 4:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F15 Air Intakes
Replies: 2
Views: 5041

F15 Air Intakes

I have been looking at F-15 Air Intakes and have noticed that some of them have a larger opening with the top panel being level with the ground while some have a slightly smaller air intake with the top panel sloping down. Can some one please tell me what the difference is here. Thanks, B1C17L1011

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Feb 25, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Space Shuttle Pieces Still Missing
Replies: 4
Views: 3148

Major Space Shuttle Pieces Still Missing

Is it me, or are the major pieces of the Space Shuttle Still missing. I have heard nothing about the discovery of pieces of the three main engines, two Orbital maneuvering Engines, or three auxiliary Power Units. These are large, heavy, metal forgings out of temperature resistant material that shoul...

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by B1C17L1011
Fri Dec 06, 2002 2:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Doesn't The Military Buy MD-11's
Replies: 9
Views: 8709

Why Doesn't The Military Buy MD-11's

The strangest thought just occurred to me. Why doesn't the military buy surplus MD-11's. The USAF is currently searching for a solution to augment it's tanker/transport (KC) fleet. The KC-135's are getting old, and with expanding deployments, the AF needs more tankers anyway. They are currently deba...

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Dec 04, 2002 1:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Engine Out Procedures
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

DC-10 Engine Out Procedures

I was reading a report about the AA DC-10 crash in 79, and it stated that the pilot followed the engine out procedures of pitching up and slowing the aircraft down to V2+6 or 159 knots. The cause of the crash aside, this surprised me as I thought it would be prudent to flatten out the angle of attac...

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by B1C17L1011
Sun Sep 15, 2002 9:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-1B To AF Museum
Replies: 8
Views: 3690

B-1B To AF Museum

I just read in Air Force News that one of the retired Air Force B-1B's just landed at the AF museum at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The museum curator says that it will replace their current B-1A model. Does any one have any idea what will happen to the B-1A that they currently have? B1C17L1011

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Jul 09, 2002 11:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 707 Production Line
Replies: 10
Views: 4401

707 Production Line

I read that boeing kept the 707 production line open until 1990 to produce military variants. However, I also read that most of the E-8C JSTARS, and E-3AWACS, are refurbished 707 passenger airliners built mostly in the 1960's. So where are these "new" 707's? Does anyone know.

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Jul 09, 2002 11:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Sound Of BR715 During Start-up?
Replies: 13
Views: 7289

RE: What Is The Sound Of BR715 During Start-up?

On another note, is the BR715 a twin or a triple spool engine?

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by B1C17L1011
Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Sound Of BR715 During Start-up?
Replies: 13
Views: 7289

RE: What Is The Sound Of BR715 During Start-up?

I think the sound of the BR715 on start-up is very similar to the sound that the old RB211-22B's on the original L1011 made during start up. I fairly recently got to hear an ATA L1011 start her engines one by one. The sound was absolutely great!

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by B1C17L1011
Mon Jul 08, 2002 7:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CFM56-3, CFM56-7 Noise Differences
Replies: 8
Views: 5764

CFM56-3, CFM56-7 Noise Differences

I have noticed a distinctive noise when flying on 737-3, 4, and 500's with the CFM56-3 engine. When on the ground, as the pilot advances the throttle and the engine spools up, there is a very noticeable "swoosh" or "air rushing" type of noise. When I have been on 737-7, and 800's with the CFM56-7 en...

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by B1C17L1011
Fri Jul 05, 2002 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Trent 600 Family
Replies: 1
Views: 1779

Trent 600 Family

Are there any Trent 600's in service yet. I beleive that this engine is due to replace the RB211-524 on the 747 and 767. Does anyone have any information?


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by B1C17L1011
Sun Jun 30, 2002 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turboprop Throttles
Replies: 8
Views: 7445

RE: Turboprop Throttles

Yes, Thanks JET
In addition I would like to know; How are the thrust levers and the prop levers adjusted in relation to each other. Are the prop levers infinitely variable, or do they have specific settings? Also, are most large turboprop aircraft of the "constant speed" type.

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by B1C17L1011
Sun Jun 30, 2002 7:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turboprop Throttles
Replies: 8
Views: 7445

Turboprop Throttles

I'm I correct in assuming that on most turboprops, the turbine and the propeller turn at a constant speed while the throttle merely adjusts the propeller pitch. Please give me some insight.

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Jun 11, 2002 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Route For 727?
Replies: 39
Views: 3371

RE: Longest Route For 727?

I flew from St. Thomas to JFK on a Pan AM 727-200. That take-off out of the short field from St. Thomas and over the mountain with a full passenger and fuel load was some thing else, I tell you what. The pilot throttled up while still on the taxiway, then held the brakes for a turn and go.

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Jun 11, 2002 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ridiculously Short Flights
Replies: 138
Views: 5224

RE: Ridiculously Short Flights

I once flew from Washington National to Washington Dulles, before continuing on to Nashville. 18 Mi.
I was a lon time ago, but I think it was on a Pedmont 737 100 or 200.

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by B1C17L1011
Sun Jun 09, 2002 7:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Turkey Will Get The 'wedgetail' Awacs
Replies: 13
Views: 7454

RE: Turkey Will Get The 'wedgetail' Awacs

I know boeing has a factory in Wichita, but I thought all 737's were built in Seattle. Is the entire airplane being built in Kansas or is it only being modified with the AWACS system there.

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by B1C17L1011
Thu Apr 18, 2002 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Quietest Jet Engine Ever
Replies: 24
Views: 5085

RE: Quietest Jet Engine Ever

I believe that the V2500's on the MD-90 are the quietest jet engines.

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Apr 10, 2002 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Space Shuttle Launch
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Space Shuttle Launch

I watched Atlantis Launch yesterday and noticed a few things I never had before. I have watched many shuttle launches but on this one there seemed to be an unusually high amout of communiction between the astroauts and ground controllers. They kept calling out decimal numbers about launch orbital fa...

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by B1C17L1011
Thu Feb 28, 2002 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: VC-25
Replies: 9
Views: 2383

VC-25

Ok VC-25A, bettern kown as Air Force One is a 747-200B, right. However it is powered by general electric CF6-80C2B1 engines, the engines for a 747-400 not the CF6-50E2s of a 200 model. So is Airforce One some sort of hybrid, and if so, I would like to know if it has a 200 series analogue flight deck...

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Feb 13, 2002 11:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Concorde Eng #4
Replies: 17
Views: 2103

RE: Concorde Eng #4

I saw a video of concorde taking off and noticed that the #4 engine reached full after-burner a few seconds later than the other three which lit simultanously. You could see the pilot correcting with a left rudder imput as the tail moved.


Any answers.

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Feb 13, 2002 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS And There Fleet Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 2206

What Did They Do Before?

Why does it seem that UPS is just now starting to get any planes. How did they haul their cargo before?

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Feb 06, 2002 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are All Airlines Selling Their MD-11's To Cargo
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Are All Airlines Selling Their MD-11's To Cargo

Are all airlines going to sell their MD-11's to cargo carriers. I know that American, Delta, and JAL are eventually planning to sell all of their aircraft. Are any airlines content on keeeping their MD-11's indefinately.

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Feb 06, 2002 8:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-11 Overpowered?
Replies: 14
Views: 4366

MD-11 Overpowered?

It seems to me that the MD-11 is overpowered at least as far as airliners go. If you look at the typical operating weight, the MD-11 seems to have a greater thrust to weight ratio than that of many other types of aircraft. Could that be why Fed-EX and UPS like them so much. With a low fuel load for ...

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Jan 29, 2002 12:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Concorde In Fs2002
Replies: 2
Views: 5011

Concorde In Fs2002

Why was the concorde removed from the Flight Sim series? Is there anyway that I can get the concorde in FS2002, or should I just go ahead and get FS2000 if I am bent on the concorde

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Jan 29, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Roaches Run
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Roaches Run

For me the absolute best place to film (pictures & Video) of aircraft is Roaches Run. This is a small park/boat dock right at the end of the main runway at Reagan National Airport in DC/VA. Because the main runway is only 6800 ft along with the noise abatement and restricted airspace procedures in D...

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by B1C17L1011
Tue Jan 29, 2002 11:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Exhaust On Gear UP
Replies: 27
Views: 8121

RE: Exhaust On Gear UP

If yopu are looking for a very good example of brake dust release upon gear up, watch a video of the An124 or 225. They really release some brake smoke.

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by B1C17L1011
Fri Jan 25, 2002 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Junk Yards
Replies: 4
Views: 6824

Aircraft Junk Yards

Does any one know if there are any sites dedicated specifically to a/c junk yards with with up to date information about airliner arrivals, storage, departures, and scrapping.

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by B1C17L1011
Sun Dec 09, 2001 6:04 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SR-71 Blackbird.
Replies: 43
Views: 7982

Best SR-71 Web Page

The SR-71 is one of my favorite AirCraft. I was actually at Dulles International Airport in 1990 when the last active duty AF one landed there after making a cost to coast speed record. Check this page out, it is great.

http://www.wvi.com/~lelandh/sr-71~1.htm


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by B1C17L1011
Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metrojet
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

RE: Metrojet

I forgot to say that one of the main reasons I liked metrojet was because their schedules seemed to be more convienent than that of many of the other low fair carriers. It was easy get a noon or early afternoon flight.

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by B1C17L1011
Sun Dec 02, 2001 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metrojet
Replies: 7
Views: 2047

Metrojet

US AIRWAYS discount service "Metrojet" is to cease operations today. Does anyone have comments about the situiation? There seems to always have been a lack of interest concerning Metrojet here. It is not even listed under the "What is your favorite low fair carrier" poll. I personally have flown met...

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Nov 21, 2001 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Underpowered?
Replies: 39
Views: 7588

RE: Cedarjet

The wings of the A330/A340 have many trailing devices on the rear of the flaps (I don't know what they are called) campared to about half as many on a 777. So I would say that the 777 wing is a cleaner and more efficient design.

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Nov 21, 2001 4:57 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: TF-39
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

TF-39

I would like to know more about the General Electric TF-39 Turbofan (C-5 Galaxy). I know that it was the worlds first high bypass turbofan and that the CF-6 is based upon it. Last time I was at an air show I looked in an engine and it appears to have two seperate Fan sections. There is an inner fan ...

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by B1C17L1011
Fri Nov 16, 2001 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YF119 Vs. YF120
Replies: 4
Views: 8060

RE: YF119 Vs. YF120

Thanks FLY DC JETS.
Can you tell me what that other fourm was.

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Nov 14, 2001 2:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: YF119 Vs. YF120
Replies: 4
Views: 8060

YF119 Vs. YF120

Ok, sorry to have to post this in this fourm, but I tried the military aviation fourm and got 0 replies after almost a week. So I'll try it here. I remember that when the YF22 and YF23 went head to head, one of each aircraft was fitted with a P&W YF119 engine and a GE YF120 respectively. I also reme...

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by B1C17L1011
Fri Nov 09, 2001 12:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: YF119 Vs. YF120
Replies: 0
Views: 5445

YF119 Vs. YF120

I remember that when the YF22 and YF23 went head to head, one of each aircraft was fitted with a P&W YF119 engine and a GE YF120 respectively. I remember reading the the GE powered aircraft for both the YF22 and YF23 had better performance. With this I thought that GE was a shoe-in. But the AF selec...

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by B1C17L1011
Fri Nov 09, 2001 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Twin Spool Engines
Replies: 14
Views: 37975

Twin Spool Engines

Can some one explain the exact difference between, and what exactly is a twin spool engine. I know that the RR Olympus 593Mk610 is a twin spool engine and so is the P&W F119, the F-22 and JSF engine. But other very powerful engines like the P&W J58 (SR-71) are single spool engines. So what is the di...

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by B1C17L1011
Wed Nov 07, 2001 11:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-10A
Replies: 8
Views: 3787

KC-10A

Why was it that in the past KC-10's used to be painted in brilliant USAF colors, but now all are in a dull grey/brown shade?

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