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by BestIntellect
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 13628

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

texl1649 wrote:
The F-104 (not really in USAF service)


Hmmm, I guess all those plastic model kits, the Wikipedia F-104 article, Vietnam combat records, at least dozens of photos on this very site and even that one episode of the original Star Trek must be greatly misinformed then.

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by BestIntellect
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 13628

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

kitplane01 wrote:


I’m not an idiot. Also I didn’t write that quote. It was someone else. Not me.


I understand, somehow the formatting misattributed the quote, apologies.

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by BestIntellect
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New AF-1 Paint Scheme
Replies: 13
Views: 1939

Re: New AF-1 Paint Scheme

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...

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by BestIntellect
Fri Sep 24, 2021 2:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
Replies: 177
Views: 13628

Re: Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker

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...

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by BestIntellect
Sat Sep 18, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4655

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

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".


Thank you for proving that you haven't even bothered to click the link and completely missed the point, in extremely typical Airliners.net fashion.

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by BestIntellect
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters
Replies: 25
Views: 4655

Re: Taliban Upset that the US disabled Aircraft and Helicopters

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...

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by BestIntellect
Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft
Replies: 69
Views: 7623

Re: KC-46 now cleared to operationally refuel some aircraft

kc135topboom wrote:
they are getting the E-7 AEW1 and P-8
Turkey flies the E-7T.


There is no mention of any 737-based airframe being cleared to tank from KC-46.

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by BestIntellect
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft
Replies: 22
Views: 3298

Re: IAF buys 56 C-295 transport aircraft

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...

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by BestIntellect
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: RR Will Provide Jet Engines For The B-52 Re-engine
Replies: 307
Views: 63164

Re: New advertisement: B-52 re-engine back in the mix?

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...

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by BestIntellect
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 253
Views: 79023

Re: Tempest Fighter Jet Programme News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by BestIntellect
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 98
Views: 28932

Re: Brazil Gripen E News and Discussion Thread

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...

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by BestIntellect
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant
Replies: 136
Views: 18498

Re: "We Don't Go With Federal Law" Says Flight Attendant

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...

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by BestIntellect
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 6690

Re: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?

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....

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by BestIntellect
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?
Replies: 52
Views: 6690

Re: Was the V22 tilt rotor the only candidate to replace the C2 ?

Mat1776 wrote:
A cargo version of the E-2D Hawkeye seems to be the logical choice to me.


Ummm....

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by BestIntellect
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick
Replies: 11
Views: 2098

Re: C-17 Globemaster Centrally Mounted Joystick

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...

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by BestIntellect
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: The most important space exploration issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1722

Re: The most important space exploration issue

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...

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by BestIntellect
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loyal Wingman for fighters
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Loyal Wingman for fighters

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 ...

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