France's pissed off.....
https://apnews.com/article/france-recal ... c3a738717e
But this won't break NATO. (But France could leave cuz' they'll do what they want to do, but I still don't think they'll leave. At least not yet or over this.)
It has been reported that Australia is getting Tomahawks, so unless they can be torpedo tube launched, then you can expect these subs will built to accommodate vertical launch of them. Tomahawks can be torpedo tube launched. That is how the Astute class subs launch their Tomahawks. Vertical launch ...Jump to post
I would like to think that, at the very least, the communications encryption and jamming equipment was bulldozed! Those could do serious damage. So who will take bets on where the loot will end up? China, Russia and Iran seem likely. I would think that seeing an unspecified quantity of Semtex and C...Jump to post
Is baggage also carried in the cargo hold or is it hand carry only?Jump to post
A French A400M dispensing flares during takeoff from Kabul. https://twitter.com/air_intel/status/1429162130926940160 I've read various explanations for this, the one I found the most compelling is that it's a bug: the open landging gear doors extend beyond the aircraft's sponsons, and as they close...Jump to post
The Taliban 'inherited' a lot of US military hardware when the Afghan Armed Forces capitulated.... A M240 on full auto can do a lot of damage to a low flying And the leadership would hoard those equipment for use against the remaining Afgani hold out as opposed to risk losing them by provoking an A...Jump to post
So in theory it would be harder for these elements to shoot down a helicopter than setting up road blocks. bt The Taliban 'inherited' a lot of US military hardware when the Afghan Armed Forces capitulated.... A M240 on full auto can do a lot of damage to a low flying helo. https://www.itemfix.com/v...Jump to post
bikerthai wrote:We are talking about tanking and or ISR. Wonder if some nation with only drogue tanking requirement would op for this instead of a KC-130 or other smaller tankers.
Would the airlines participating in CRAF/activated by CRAF need to fly in an additional set of cockpit/cabin crew? Obviously, they can't overnight in a hotel in Kabul once they time out.Jump to post
Will the entire crew and pax on board the USAF C-17 have to undergo mandatory Covid19 quarantine in Qatar? I only saw a handful of evacuees donning face masks. Granted, getting out of Kabul is of a higher priority than contracting Covid19, but it would be disastrous if the crew turned out to be asym...Jump to post
Found this on YouTube, uploaded by none other than Sam Chui in 2019...
NRT/RJAA often gets a bad rap for variable and gusty crosswinds, and this video recently posted by air-clips is a case in point. This National B744F crew does a great job getting her down as the speed tape goes wild on final. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7RjAl39l-Y Same landing with more camera...Jump to post
fr8mech wrote:The yoke actuator and the short between the headset are a problem that transcends aircraft type.
Does the 732 have a Fuel/Water Scavenge system?Jump to post
Relative to B-21 delivery goals/timeline for B-1B retirement needs; https://www.airforcemag.com/b-1s-can-make-it-to-finish-line-but-big-repairs-will-be-common-along-the-way/ The Air Force expects to have enough resources—money, spare parts, and maintainers—to keep the B-1B bomber flying safely at l...Jump to post
I noticed 2 different voices from the crew of 810.
Why did the PF feel the need to take over comms towards the end? Of did they swap roles, similar to what Sully did when he said, "my aircraft"?
Considering the Swiss Air Force have flown the wings off their F-18s before the airframes timed out on their cycle count, will they be doing the same to the F-35As, as they will have limited actual flight time (most time spent on the sims)?Jump to post
I assume double jeopardy will apply here - i.e he cannot be retried again?Jump to post
Hello Guys, Anyone can share with us what is the impact of a lightning strike on airplanes ? Just viewed this video and that was so impressive ! We can see a Boeing 777 of Air France having a lightning on final approach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jg8oCZw3Uyc Any inspections to be done ? Thanks...Jump to post
Has there been a single time in the last 20 years that the high speed of the F14 was needed? In other words, a time when the F18 SH wasn't able to do its job because it was too slow? Without the F14, Maverick would not have been able to reach Iceman and Slider at supersonic speeds within 30s... I k...Jump to post
"Airbus offers to assemble Eurofighter in Switzerland to win $6.5 bln deal -report | Reuters" https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/airbus-offers-assemble-eurofighter-switzerland-win-65-bln-deal-report-2021-06-27/ Airbus is throwing everything at this order. Going to be inter...Jump to post
Hope someone will end up posting some video's or at least photos of the event. Took a couple days for them to come out when Ukraine tried provoking Russian Coast Guard which led to their asses getting rammed and some meme videos of the event getting posted. Hoping for the same here. Especially if s...Jump to post
extender wrote:Surveillance video:
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.