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by Longbow
Mon May 01, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Seeks Info On Subsidies From Tanker Bidders
Replies: 111
Views: 7872

USAF Seeks Info On Subsidies From Tanker Bidders

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by Longbow
Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Army Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA)
Replies: 65
Views: 18545

RE: US Army Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA)

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by Longbow
Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Help - Is This Photo Fake?
Replies: 19
Views: 11668

RE: Need Help - Is This Photo Fake?

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by Longbow
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Help - Is This Photo Fake?
Replies: 19
Views: 11668

RE: Need Help - Is This Photo Fake?

I don't know. I just think that's TOO low. I'd be very surprised if they got the OK to fly that low with a XX million dollar plane (not sure of the cost) just for an airshow. Seems a little too risky to be real.

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by Longbow
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN F/A-18 E/F A Good Or Bad Aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 9994

RE: USN F/A-18 E/F A Good Or Bad Aircraft?

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by Longbow
Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN F/A-18 E/F A Good Or Bad Aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 9994

RE: USN F/A-18 E/F A Good Or Bad Aircraft?

Are you guys serious? The F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet was never intended to be a better air-to-air fighter than the F-14 Tomcat. You can't say that the -18 is a bad airplane just because another is better at one particular thing. The only thing an -18 can't do is fire the Phoenix missile and destroy mul...

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by Longbow
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: CH 53K And Eurocopter HTH: A Common Project?
Replies: 19
Views: 24234

RE: CH 53K And Eurocopter HTH: A Common Project?

When it comes to rotor blase technology, the Brits are definitely holding the whip. The US has been begging for them to share their BERP (British Experimental Rotor Program) blade technology for years, but they still refuse to give it us, at least as far as I know. They even did studies with BERP bl...

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by Longbow
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B2 Bomber Your Favorite Aspect
Replies: 5
Views: 3501

RE: B2 Bomber Your Favorite Aspect

The trailing edge being razor sharp. They put pads on it when it's on the ground to keep people from cutting themselves.

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by Longbow
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can Stealth Aircraft Have Afterburners?
Replies: 15
Views: 8350

RE: Can Stealth Aircraft Have Afterburners?

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by Longbow
Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Could Air Force One Land At SNA?
Replies: 17
Views: 6178

RE: Could Air Force One Land At SNA?

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B1 - Future Prospects?
Replies: 15
Views: 3364

RE: B1 - Future Prospects?

The Bone is not technically not a Stealth aircraft, but it is "stealthy." I think I remember hearing something about it's <acronym title="Rochester (RCS / EGTO), United Kingdom">RCS</acronym> being on the order of 1/52 of a B-52. I thought the numbers were interesting. <acronym title="Rochester (RCS...

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 757 Air Force 1 Pic Question
Replies: 50
Views: 11584

RE: 757 Air Force 1 Pic Question

So where does the E4-B land? I live in St. Louis, and I've seen Air Force and the C-5 land at Lambert Airport, but the E4-B wasn't there. Does it land somewhere else?

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by Longbow
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: ACS Close To Gone
Replies: 16
Views: 4498

RE: ACS Close To Gone

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by Longbow
Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Anymore B2's Stealth Built Ever?
Replies: 9
Views: 10377

RE: Anymore B2's Stealth Built Ever?

I'm pretty sure they keep all of them at Whiteman.

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by Longbow
Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Choppers Or Fighter Jets?
Replies: 13
Views: 4372

RE: Choppers Or Fighter Jets?

I'm an engineer also, but I do get to work with a lot Army Aviation people, and many of them are ex-pilots. My favorite quote of all time came in a meeting down at Redstone, talking about the primary missions of the different aircraft. The Apache guy said (in a Southern accent), "The primary mission...

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed F-35 JSF
Replies: 21
Views: 5084

RE: Lockheed F-35 JSF

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:48 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed F-35 JSF
Replies: 21
Views: 5084

RE: Lockheed F-35 JSF

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 21, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Choppers Or Fighter Jets?
Replies: 13
Views: 4372

RE: Choppers Or Fighter Jets?

Thanks SlamClick. We always agreed that it would be awesome to fly either one, and just wanted to hear from some people who actually have. Thanks again.

Keep the stories coming!

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed F-35 JSF
Replies: 21
Views: 5084

RE: Lockheed F-35 JSF

Roger that. I guess I'm really questioning the 'V' part of the STOVL. When are vertical landings really necessary? I know that AV-8Bs fly tons of sorties, but I'm not sure when the vertical landings are needed. Someone help me out.

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed F-35 JSF
Replies: 21
Views: 5084

RE: Lockheed F-35 JSF

Personally, I think the F-35 is a waste of money. That money could used much more effectively in the procurement of more F/A-18s, long range bombers, and tankers. With the F/A-22 coming online, and the still dominant F-15s, we certainly don't need more air superiority fighters. I believe one of two ...

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by Longbow
Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Choppers Or Fighter Jets?
Replies: 13
Views: 4372

Choppers Or Fighter Jets?

I recently had an argument with a buddy of mine about which would be "cooler" to fly, a chopper or a fighter jet. We didn't go into specifics about which helicopter or which fighter, we just stayed general. So I was just wondering if some people who have actually flown both could share their experie...

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by Longbow
Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: B-52H, B-1B, And B-2 Payloads
Replies: 16
Views: 53417

RE: B-52H, B-1B, And B-2 Payloads

I definitely agree with the whoopin part. A BONE can carry up to 84 Mark 82 conventional 500-pounds bombs, or 30 <acronym title="Cottbus (CBU / ETHT), Germany">CBU</acronym>-87/89/97, or 24 JDAMS, or can be reconfigured for wide range of nuclear bombs. Imagine dropping 24 bombs knowing that each one...

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by Longbow
Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Bomber Plans For USAF, J-UCAS Cancelled.
Replies: 9
Views: 12420

RE: New Bomber Plans For USAF, J-UCAS Cancelled.

I also read that the program was cancelled, but I'm unsure what it means for the actual X-45 and X-47 programs themselves. Here's a little bit of info on the cancellation; I couldn't find that much. <a href="http://www.air-attack.com/news/news_article.php?id=976" target=_blank>http://www.air-attack....

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