Just like the F-111, you are carrying extra weight of the swing wing mechanism just to attain the supersonic efficiency that you rarely need. All the extra weight would better go into more fuel and payload. bt To be fair though, the F-111 benefitted tremendously from the swing wing at low altitude ...Jump to post
So how does this compare to the P8 spares pool? They´re both of the same lineage - civilian airframe converted to military.Jump to post
https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/33289/behold-these-awesome-shots-of-a-navy-p-8a-poseidon-carrying-its-big-secretive-radar-pod This was posted on another aviation thread. This AAS pod serves the same function as the Air Force J-STARS aircraft. Note that the later P-8A frames have the capabilit...Jump to post
Just so that I'm on the same page.
We are talking about mil spec nav lights here, right?
Funny, I read the title quick and asked why it would be unusual for Memphis to have an issue with crack. Haha! So it's not only me. I somehow had this picture in my head of a drug dealer spilling all his goods (crack cocaine) on the bridge and everyone else stopping to pick them up and hence shutti...Jump to post
Did MOL, STC and AAB play a round of golf together last month?Jump to post
Wonder what happened here? https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/05/18/f-15qa-bound-for-qatar-declares-emergency-upon-landing-leaves-runway-in-illinois-usaf-pilots-eject-safely/?fbclid=IwAR319EXTv4MXWg0ogkprwrldi_uB7PJrlvWW5FE7P-Y9QaP3C_RbshWy_fY Article title: F-15QA bound for Qata...Jump to post
https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/aviation/a36421838/air-force-plans-retire-f-22-raptor-downsizing-fighter-fleet/?fbclid=IwAR06mWlRu2gfIfgMkUgu1dpL0c7LNOjuzHfMdznP4xbP488j7gyLJcuXtfQ Don't shoot the messenger, but here's an excerpt from the article: "Now, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. C...Jump to post
https://newatlas.com/aircraft/oblique-w ... sonic-ucf/
Wonder how they'll solve heat friction issue for an aircraft travelling at Mach 17?
Portugal, Norway, the UK and Greece in the EU/Europe have orders/operate the P-8. I’m not sure why it is so widely presumed US resources will be afforded/dedicated to Europe in the future, particularly 10+ years out. (Please don’t bring Israel again into the discussion bikerthai, as that is just a ...Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:Join the military, you’ll meet lots of lifelong friends, great training and stories to tell the grandkids.
And work as a small bomber. https://www.flightglobal.com/fixed-wing/us-air-force-shows-f-15e-loaded-with-five-stealthy-jassms/143713.article bt Would its mission profile also include the Loyal Wingman drone on the hardpoints under the wing? In addition, the JASSM at the rear just looks weird. Would...Jump to post
So what's to prevent this from happening again the next time they launch another LM5B rocket? Or is this the new normal going forward?Jump to post
Just look at what's happened to the IPL (cricket) in India.....Jump to post
How much extra downward jetwash does the V-22 produce compared to a Seahawk (if any)? If so, do the loads need to be slung lower so that they hover higher?
Isn't this the same logic of carrier based fighters with foldable wings, just on a smaller scale? E.g the Super Hornet. Extended in flight and folded on the deck/in the hangar.Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:I said it before, a cockpit video system would cost $250,000 US per plane, at least.
I have a question in relation to the C-17 centrally mounted joysticks. In most military aircraft with side by side seating and centrally mounted joysticks, both joysticks are moulded for the right hand. The C-17 is unique in the sense that it mimics Airbus' design of left seat/left hand, right seat/...Jump to post
Thanks mxaxai and bt.
Which fire control system would they use? Also, would the weapons release button be the guarded thumb switch on the right hand side of the pilot's yoke in the picture below?
We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked? They came through the EE Bay access door that is aft of the nose gear. Climbed the integral ladder into the passenger...Jump to post
BubbleFrog wrote:We were once stuck on the tarmac in a 744, and somebody came into the cabin by way of the nose wheel and through a hatch on the cabin floor. Can anyone enlighten me how that worked?
Did they actually test fire a AGM84 Harpoon from the hardpoint under the wing?Jump to post
No news is good news?Jump to post
GalaxyFlyer wrote:I don’t think the A300 was US MIL charter, either.
Completely agree on that part. The government and the NTSB are not capable of not leaking the footage. This is the stuff lawyers salivate over. It's also the stuff people on Youtube will love, those who love watching someone spill their brains. We were also subject to random drug/alcohol tests with...Jump to post
Europe currently has one of the strictest data protection laws in place - GDPR. How would it work, if let's say the rule gets implemented in the US and the aircraft is on a transatlantic flight to Europe. Would the circuit breakers of the video surveillance system need to be pulled once it enters th...Jump to post
No Afghan government will be able to maintain control vs. the Taliban. They will be mortared/shelled and over-run. It will be sad to see their nascent AF destroyed but it is inevitable now. It will not be destroyed. The equipment will simply be handed over to the new government formed by the Taliba...Jump to post
I stumbled across this video which was uploaded on 2nd April 2021.
Fast forward to 0:30. Caption says, "This A320 captain has to take over control to avoid a hard landing during base training".
Anyone have any further information on this?
Firstly I would have thought that such a unit would have a negative electrical path through its own integrated external electrical connector. Though I also find it strange that a unit of such importance does not have a bonding lead attached to its chassis and from there to a proven grounding point....Jump to post
As it happens the "Ever Given" had a run in ( run out of the deep water way :-) with a harbor ferry placed as "fender" against its pier while leaving the port of Hamburg ( ferry line station "Blankenese" :: https://www.mopo.de/hamburg/frachter-rammt-faehre-knapp-an-der...Jump to post
They kept the aft left door for bail out. They only plugged the aft right. Kind of hard to see but you can see the yellow stripe near the forward and aft left door in Woody's photo above. At least one aft exit door is required as there are seats after the mission racks and there has to be an access...Jump to post
Just curious. Should an in-flight bail out become necessary, which door will be used?
From the pictures I have seen, all doors except 1L/R and the overwing emergency exits, have been plugged. How will the crew exit the plane and parachute to safety?
Haven't seen this posted.
"United Receives Class Action Lawsuit Over 777 Engine Failure"
https://simpleflying.com/united-class-a ... e-failure/
Check this thread out:
The only ones I can think of are Bezos' pet project - Blue Origin and Branson's Virgin Galactic.Jump to post
Are there any other updates on this topic, or is this a clear sign, that Germany is going to buy the P-8A? This just means that the US would allow Germany to buy P-8A through the FMS program. Which is a first step for any tender that might include the P-8A. On the German side, there's neither a dec...Jump to post
Slightly OT, but still a good read.
https://twitter.com/BillHolohanSolr/sta ... 4186996737
IFlyVeryLittle wrote:Doing it by the book, how long to remove an engine? How long to replace one?
The Aussie Hornets/Super Hornets had/have folding wings: https://preview.redd.it/dvba316kkyr41.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=df3b15bfa074e318c31e37415150b328360ad64f Photo source: https://www.reddit.com/r/aviation/comments/fycifg/don_kirklin_owner_of_air_usa_just_bought_46/ As to ...Jump to post