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by Andre3K
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Change your forum name or merge accounts
Replies: 10
Views: 3122

Re: Change your forum name or merge accounts

If I keep the old account can I change the name at least to the new one? We can merge forum posts from one account to another, but it's a bit tedius. It's fine for just a few posts, but because we have to do it for every individual post, transferring posts from one account to another isn't an optio...

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by Andre3K
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US military interest in cargo bases in space
Replies: 21
Views: 2347

Re: US military interest in cargo bases in space

I guess the crazy doesn't end in the White House.

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by Andre3K
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry
Replies: 32
Views: 2819

Re: Routes that exist to serve a specific industry

canyonblue17 wrote:
How about LAS-Tonopah. I'd say that route serves a specific industry.


You beat me to this one lol.

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by Andre3K
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Help identifying an aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

Re: Help identifying an aircraft

Dave460 wrote:
Hi All,

can you help me identify the right most aircraft in the wallpaper below? I know the rest but no idea abut this one

https://suwalls.com/aircraft/dassault-rafale-flying-above-the-clouds-49616/

Thanks

Dave


Cessna A-37 Dragonfly

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by Andre3K
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P certification/license for Engineers helpful?
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: A&P certification/license for Engineers helpful?

Well as long as you don't have limitations on where you will live there are plenty of opportunities at Lockheed Martin. We are in a constant state of hiring between here in Marietta and Fort Worth. Just apply at http://search.lockheedmartinjobs.com/ As for the A&P, it's really only useful if you...

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by Andre3K
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P certification/license for Engineers helpful?
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: A&P certification/license for Engineers helpful?

If you work for a company like Lockheed or Northrup Grumman then I would say don't bother. But when you get involved in anything civilian like Boeing or Textron it might not be a bad idea to have one. What aspect of aviation are you looking to get into?

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by Andre3K
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Business Jet Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: Supersonic Business Jet Engines

You can put any inlet you want. And I agree it would not work (I even said so in the original post). But the engine would produce some thrust .. I'm just wondering how inefficient it would be. When it comes to atmospheric flight (not space flight) you have to have at least a unity of exhaust gas ve...

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by Andre3K
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Business Jet Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: Supersonic Business Jet Engines

The proposed Aerion supersonic bizjet has apparently signed a contract with GE to develop an engine specific to the aircraft. Even through Flexjet apparently has placed orders for 15 aircraft: I'd be very surprised if it ever goes beyond the prototype. They're also apparently working with Lockheed ...

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by Andre3K
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Business Jet Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: Supersonic Business Jet Engines

Wouldn’t work, way too much drag even if you get the inlet velocity below M1.0 at the face with a very special inlet design. The exhaust velocity would be much too low. Supersonic flight is very dependent on inlet design recovering the pressure gradient and using it as thrust. Very rough explanatio...

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by Andre3K
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Supersonic Business Jet Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 2589

Re: Supersonic Business Jet Engines

Wish I could got ask one of the Skunkworks guys but I can't. But consider this. This is the fuel TFSC for the GE F101-GE-102 engine (without afterburner): 0.562 lb/(lbf h) (dry thrust) and a max dry thrust of 17,390 lb And this is the same for the CFM56-7B18 (which was derived from the above): 0.5 l...

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by Andre3K
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?
Replies: 57
Views: 14027

Re: Why is Boeing still offering new Boeing 767s and why? Who is buying them?

Two words; bleedless & bleed. A bit more than that: they have different fan diameters and the smaller/lighter -2B 747 motor also drops one LPC and one HPC stage. The 748 doesn't need as much thrust per engine as the 787. If Revelation knew about the fan diameter and stage reductions, don't you ...

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by Andre3K
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 42374

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

Thank you Ozair and GDB for your well thought out and researched responses. I agree with you both 100%. Those responses were what I imagined in my head but didn't bother to put in words.

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by Andre3K
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 42374

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

The RAF would be more likely to reuse F-35 components in its project. Export restrictions would be less of an issue. Requirement wise I could see the U.K building a very large long range fighter bomber with the F-35B as the low end. This could spark interest with the USAF as a F-22 replacement and ...

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by Andre3K
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 42374

Re: UK unveils new Tempest fighter jet model as replacement of the Typhoon

The RAF would be more likely to reuse F-35 components in its project. Export restrictions would be less of an issue. Requirement wise I could see the U.K building a very large long range fighter bomber with the F-35B as the low end. This could spark interest with the USAF as a F-22 replacement and ...

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by Andre3K
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The grandeur of the Space Shuttle launch
Replies: 9
Views: 2260

Re: The grandeur of the Space Shuttle launch

Hard to believe you guys just found these video's considering how YouTube shoves recommended video's down your throat. I've always liked these video's but my favorites are from the ground with really good microphones. Love that popcorn shockwave sound.

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by Andre3K
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor
Replies: 59
Views: 12550

Re: UA FA mocks passenger who reported masturbating neighbor

Well at least she didn't wake up to a huge rope of jizz hitting her in the face.

Wasn't there a Northwest flight back in the day were some dude splooged on someone on the flight?

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by Andre3K
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation
Replies: 44
Views: 5110

Re: Should Lockheed get back into Civil Aviation

I can't really say anything specific for obvious reasons but keep an eye out for the SSBJ. And no I can't give time frames or any details because I like my job.

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by Andre3K
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 105
Views: 36518

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

These will be built now in Greenville along with the Bahrain order but you have to give it to the F-16, it is the aircraft that keeps on giving! The most disturbing part about this to me is the fact that they will still charge the same price for the F-16's even though the labor at Greenville is hel...

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by Andre3K
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 105
Views: 36518

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

These will be built now in Greenville along with the Bahrain order but you have to give it to the F-16, it is the aircraft that keeps on giving! The most disturbing part about this to me is the fact that they will still charge the same price for the F-16's even though the labor at Greenville is hel...

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by Andre3K
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA: Seat size not their concern
Replies: 124
Views: 14226

Re: FAA: Seat size not their concern

Kind of morbid I know, but am I the only one who thinks the only TRUE way we could get accurate evacuation test resuls is to set the test plane on fire?

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by Andre3K
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New U.S. carriers.
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: New U.S. carriers.

I heard this website was starting an airline solely funded by crowd source funding and Ad revenue.

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by Andre3K
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: A330neo tanker
Replies: 44
Views: 4690

Re: A330neo tanker

Sadly, the US President has recently killed any possibility of the Canadians purchasing the F35. He attacked the Canadian exports of steel and aluminium with big import tariffs. Then he behaved badly at the recent G7 Summit in Canada. He then topped this off with an extraordinary personal attack on...

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by Andre3K
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 205890

Re: F-35 news thread

Since when is Canada ACTUALLY buying some?

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by Andre3K
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Rise: Quantity vs. Quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: China's Rise: Quantity vs. Quality

And in your scenario why exactly would China and the US be at war? Why else is China investing so much in building up their military? Their version of state-sponsored Capitalism will allow them to compete with the United States on a level that the USSR never could. All of our ace-in-the-hole black ...

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by Andre3K
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: China's Rise: Quantity vs. Quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: China's Rise: Quantity vs. Quality

And in your scenario why exactly would China and the US be at war?

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by Andre3K
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Winglets on the 762 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Winglets on the 762 ?

No idea, but wouldn't it look crazy being so short with such large winglets?

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by Andre3K
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 205890

Re: F-35 news thread

I'm seeing reports from not so major news sources that Congress has blocked F-35 sales to Turkey. If true, I'm about to do a joy dance.

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by Andre3K
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Replacement Engines for the B52
Replies: 127
Views: 22697

Re: Best Replacement Engines for the B52

Pratt & Whitney leaning towards PW815 for B-52 re-engining Pratt & Whitney is leaning towards offering its PW815 engine for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) highly-anticipated Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bomber re-engining programme, according to a key executive. “Our primary focus is TF33 sustai...

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by Andre3K
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Believe In Aliens
Replies: 135
Views: 5489

Re: Do You Believe In Aliens

The real questions are, why do the VAST majority of alien abductions- #1. Mostly abduct low IQ flyover town white people (but also apparently lots of Mexicans living in Mexico) #2. Always seem to involve butt probing as if this is a mystery to a creature capable of traveling across the universe and ...

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by Andre3K
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Ground Stop MKE - KC135 Emergency Landing

Anyone know if this plane is still there?

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by Andre3K
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........
Replies: 31
Views: 1683

Re: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........

If the entire internet including mobile phone networks shut down for 2 weeks how would it affect you and what would you do? In today's society I could honestly see people killing themselves, maybe even some Airliners.net users(you never know). I think besides the horrible business ramifications it ...

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by Andre3K
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........
Replies: 31
Views: 1683

If the internet shut down for 2 weeks........

If the entire internet including mobile phone networks shut down for 2 weeks how would it affect you and what would you do? In today's society I could honestly see people killing themselves, maybe even some Airliners.net users(you never know). I think besides the horrible business ramifications it w...

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by Andre3K
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Do the mods take everything personally?
Replies: 6
Views: 1946

Do the mods take everything personally?

If I state a FACT about the moderation here, and get a harsh response even though I don't , #1. Know who all the mods are #2 Care who the mods are in the least bit, does that mean some are taking things personally? I mean there has to be at least 20 mods here, why do I always have issues with the sa...

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by Andre3K
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]
Replies: 151
Views: 16614

Re: Emirates looking to Windowless planes [BBC]

I already avoid the 787 for its windows, I will stay away from windowless aircraft as well. What about all those passengers that currently have no desire to look outside and close the window shades as soon as they can? Will they be forced to look at screens with projected images of the outside worl...

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by Andre3K
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?
Replies: 37
Views: 5021

Re: Water Injection on Modern Turbofan?

TWA772LR wrote:
Rookie question; how does water injection work? What part of the engine is it injected to? Is it actually just water or is some chemical added? Is it the steam that provides the extra boost?


Why not just start a new topic?

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by Andre3K
Mon May 28, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350?
Replies: 157
Views: 33330

Re: Major Airline New Livery Photo posted on A350? Possibly United? Any ideas?

All that traffic this topic had the day before has suddenly disappeared. Where is all the talk now that it was revealed not to be United (which was a ridiculous guess anyway, as they would have done something new on the 787 or 777-300ER already)?

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by Andre3K
Wed May 23, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018
Replies: 217
Views: 8147

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q2 2018

WarRI1 wrote:

which was used for other...........


types of fresh bodily fluids............

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by Andre3K
Sun May 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27440

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

767(All Varients): 1,106 through December 2017 A300/310: 561/255 Total=816 I'd say that the 767 was more successful. 5. Actually, considering that the A330 is directly derived from the A300 & thus a version from it more than it is a "new" model - like the A350, one could argue that th...

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by Andre3K
Sat May 19, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27440

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

767(All Varients): 1,106 through December 2017 A300/310: 561/255 Total=816 I'd say that the 767 was more successful. Sure, the 767 is probably more successful (although absolute sales aren't the whole story, the A300 established Airbus in a US-dominated market). However, your original contention wa...

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by Andre3K
Fri May 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little Things That Bother You A Lot
Replies: 127
Views: 4237

Re: Little Things That Bother You A Lot

Watching a movie with aircraft and hearing a piston sound from a Cessna 208 and a turbo shaft sound from a R-44. Add to the list watching a onscreen widebody takeoff from the outside only to see 3 rows of 2*2 economy seating on the inside. Also when you watch something like "Air Disasters"...

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by Andre3K
Fri May 18, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it
Replies: 310
Views: 8388

Re: God bless all .... sorry you got shot and killed and I can't do anything to help or stop it

Nothing changes because in the grand scheme of things its not a big deal. Its a tragedy for those involved but the sheer numbers of people affected is smaller than a drop in the bucket. More people will die this week falling out of bed. More people will die this week at the hands of their nurses an...

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by Andre3K
Fri May 18, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27440

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

The A300/A310 were very successful, launched into an unoccupied space, had a number of innovations (2 man cockpit for widebody, first widebody twin) and forced Boeing into launching a response, a 'me too' product, they didn't have to re-invent the will or take the risk. Not sure what the relevance ...

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by Andre3K
Thu May 17, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27440

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Who is responding to whom. The A300/310 was the original first wide body twin. The 767 was the response and so on. And how successful would you call the A300/310 compared to the 767? Not to mention it doesn't fit Airbus's FBW style, it barely even counts. I don't get why it's a problem to launch so...

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by Andre3K
Wed May 16, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27440

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Wrong, A350s don't compete with 787s, they'll lose where their features are not needed, not because it's expensive. It actually competes with the 777 family, and is widely overselling it as it's more capable and cheaper than them. You have one example in the forum that not even a current 787-10 can...

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by Andre3K
Wed May 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27440

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

...however it is also no secret that it has lost a number of campaigns to the 787 simply because airlines find its list price too high. Wrong, A350s don't compete with 787s, they'll lose where their features are not needed, not because it's expensive. It actually competes with the 777 family, and i...

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by Andre3K
Sun May 13, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 60
Views: 13613

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Standard C-130 crew, all models prior to the J, was: aircraft commander, co-pilot, nav, engineer, loadmaster. Makes five by my count.


Gf


Thank you, that's a solid answer right there.

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by Andre3K
Sat May 12, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 60
Views: 13613

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Slightly off course but I am curious as to why there were 9 people on the plane since it was going to Arizona to be retired. I was under the impression that the standard number of crew on a C-130 was 5. 5 seem's high even for a legacy C-130 (but I have no idea). On a J model it's obviously less tha...

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by Andre3K
Fri May 11, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-130 Crash Near SAV
Replies: 60
Views: 13613

Re: C-130 Crash Near SAV

Slightly off course but I am curious as to why there were 9 people on the plane since it was going to Arizona to be retired. I was under the impression that the standard number of crew on a C-130 was 5. 5 seem's high even for a legacy C-130 (but I have no idea). On a J model it's obviously less tha...

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by Andre3K
Sat May 05, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 127
Views: 41873

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

Moving the weapons stations away from the centerline will always create balance issues if all the ordinance isn't dropped at once. I think it would be safer to leave it all near the centerline. I agree that its safer to keep it centreline, but something in the back of my mind thinks that there is s...

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