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by bobinthecar
Tue May 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 137
Views: 18612

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Depends on how you look at it. Would also mean the US getting to play with the newest anti-aircraft system of their greatest and most aggressive adversary and rival.


The S-400 is not made by the Chinese.

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by bobinthecar
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier
Replies: 154
Views: 14116

Re: Germany proposes joint European aircraft carrier

Ridiculous. The EU is the primary factor in establishing peace in Europe since WWII, not NATO.


On what planet are you referring?

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by bobinthecar
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 830
Views: 85135

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I am as big a fan of the F-35 as anyone. Between it and the F-22 it will assure air superiority over any forseen foe for decades. It is also a known fact that 4th gen jets like the F-15 and F-16 are made more effective and survivable in many scenarios when flown with 5th gen jets. It is also a fact ...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 830
Views: 85135

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I've put it here given the direct reference to the F-15X in the letter. Obviously Cornyn and Cruz are from Texas and therefore have a strong interest in preserving F-35 production and jobs but it is hard to deny what they are recommending. Replacing old ANG F-15s with new build rather than rebuild ...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

Sure, but if we take the premise that there will likely be four to six carriers deployed at any one time in a near-peer conflict then there should be enough aircraft available to mass those four to six vessels, especially if the USN actually solves the depot funding issue. During GW I there was I t...

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by bobinthecar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

I'm have read some parts of that. I see both good reasons and some bad consequences to moving from an LHA to a CVL. The USN returned the well deck on subsequent LHAs so I expect it was clear from operational experience that they struggled to land the weight of firepower they needed. Unless the CVL ...

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by bobinthecar
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

Interestingly the document suggests that some of the UCAV operations will have to remain man in the loop with some long chain LOS datalinks but some operations will require a more rapid automated response such as ASCM defence. How do you guarantee the integrity of the data links? I do understand th...

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by bobinthecar
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 3419

Re: USN carrier air wing 2040 suggestions

Its a really good (long) read. To my mind, the graphic on page 112 (wish I could figure out this editor) shows the biggest problem of the current CAW. The range of current strikers including the F-35 leaves the wing without a long range strike option. The MQ-25 should go a long way towards helping w...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 1279
Views: 142267

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Germany is going to buy nothing but Eurofighters and as few of them as possible as well. If they really want a nuclear capable plane they will buy a few Rafales. By the time they get FCAS, if they even get FCAS the F-35 will be as embedded in the worlds Air Forces as the F-16 is today and the F-35 w...

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by bobinthecar
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 830
Views: 85135

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

At the end of the day it's cheaper over the life of the plane to buy new F-15s than it is to update the existing F-15Cs. Those planes had to be updated in order to maintain force levels. If you poke around enough you will see that, no, there is not enough capacity in the supply chain to increase F-3...

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by bobinthecar
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF Considering New Build F-15X
Replies: 830
Views: 85135

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

This is a great idea and hopefully the price will eventually be less than 100 million per unit. As pointed out there are many missions that the F-35/F-16 is not suitable or optimal. The air force will continue to need a heavy fighter and 150 combat coded F-22s are not enough. These F-15s can supplem...

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by bobinthecar
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 82970

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Now if only we could get a nonstop from HPN to BTV. But for now I will take the upgrade to LGA.

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by bobinthecar
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I want a girlfriend for Christmas
Replies: 80
Views: 6027

Re: I want a girlfriend for Christmas

It takes some guts to post this on A net given all the trolls. I would say this. Get out there. Be you. Girls like guys that are kind and funny. You don't have to be perfect. You don't have to be really good looking or a genius. Just by kind, thoughtful and have a sense of humor. Get out there. Be p...

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