You know what would be a really neat idea? To cancel the AF1 748s altogether. The 742s, SAM 28/29000 are like, what, some of the lowest-time "airliners" on the planet? They could have decades of life left in them. Upgrade to a full-digital flight deck and done. Boeing can find other custom...Jump to post
Senators and the Pentagon want the illusion of a competition. As I have said before - in a post that has since been silently deleted by the mods - it is extremely clear to any idiot that the T-X program was not a competition at all . The USAF had clear design criteria, and very clearly informed Boe...Jump to post
Tugger wrote:As far as I can read there is no indication at all in the link that China makes "the entirety of the S-70 Black Hawk frame".
Interesting article that the Taliban are upset that US had disabled Aircraft and Helicopters and hadn't left them for the Taliban to use. I am guessing the disabled aircraft are those that the US would have returned to the USA, had they not been in such a rush and we more than likely at various sta...Jump to post
kc135topboom wrote:they are getting the E-7 AEW1 and P-8
Turkey flies the E-7T.
At least this is step in the right direction. I want all of the the "330 MRTT is a more betterer airplane!" guys on this forum offer to buy me a beer for every EU nation sourced sortie a USAF tanker or airlift mission supports in the next 24 months, until I need a liver transplant. You no...Jump to post
The moderators should make it a rule that if you're going to use the acronym "IAF" you're required to talk about India and Israel simultaneously and make it confusing as possible. Like when the IAF is conducting strikes in Kashmir and Gaza simultaneously, with Flankers and F-35s, without r...Jump to post
This is the closest I've seen yet to actual nacelle renders with the new engines. The CF-34's nacelles look hideous! The video also reveals the CF-34 to have drastically inferor sfc compared to the Passport. https://www.geaviation.com/military/engines/b-52?gclid=CjwKCAjwybyJBhBwEiwAvz4G7-OztWkb-fcj...Jump to post
Yup. Do this intelligently and the tax payer (he/she who pays for all military equipment) is a winner. When it comes to military procurement the tax payer loses no matter what, unless your whole goal is to set the country as backwards as you possibly can (in all fairness, that is the goal of most p...Jump to post
This fascination with a niche fighter that won't sell 200 copies is strange.. It's a bit strange that you find it strange that people on a Gripen E news and Discussion thread, are doing discussions about the Gripen E. I for one learned a lot in the few post that I read here. If the Gripen isn't you...Jump to post
Ah, more quality product from CommutAir. I deal with them daily and they are a three-ring-circus of an airline. I don't know how much United saves in operating costs, but they must easily cost the company way more in unreliable operations and service. If they don't code share with them they'll code...Jump to post
I wan to point out that the Navy already has a COD version of the E-2D Hawkeye, which is the C-2A(R) Greyhound, you know, the plane that we're talking about replacing over the course of this thread. And yes, the C-2A(R)s have been upgraded to the same standard as the E-2Ds. ...man I love this place....Jump to post
Mat1776 wrote:A cargo version of the E-2D Hawkeye seems to be the logical choice to me.
As somebody once said on a.nut, the sidestick (or the central stick) requires less precision than your computer mouse. Every right-handed pilot has flawlessly adapted to use the Airbus sidestick with his left hand. All pilots (in the US at least, but likely globally) are taught to fly yoke with the...Jump to post
Human hibernation. Human hibernation actually has a multitude of issues that not only make it (currently) impractical but outright undesirable (under any circumstance), for a number of reasons ranging from biological to social practicality to even moral/ethical. If long-term hibernation/"cryos...Jump to post
A "loyal wingman" drone is meant to be anywhere from a "0.5" to full 1-1 replacement of a wingman that would otherwise have a human pilot, and would therefore perform all the traditional duties of a wingman, namely, provide additional cover, firepower and most importantly of all ...Jump to post