mmo wrote:AirlineCritic wrote:Is there no toilet on the B52? If true, that's amazing...
With over 2000 hours on the D/G/H. It is VERY TRUE!
In fact I haven't seen a single news report that indicates such and given the UK is the only Level one partner, with BAE having a major stake in production and RR having a major stake in the STOVL lift system, I find it hard to understand how you could come to that conclusion. The UK stake in the J...Jump to post
From whence commeth all the pilots? Perhaps from the 1,000 AF pilots the President is recalling to active duty? Perhaps the majority of that 1,000 are former B-52 drivers USAF leadership makes that call, the President has only enabled it. For now all the signals point to no inclination to recall an...Jump to post
LOAN/F135 are not VLO, just "more stealthy" than their plain-jane counterparts. The F-35 (along with most fighters) does have a higher rear-aspect RCS. You're mixing technologies. LOAN is not the nozzle used on the F135. PW has a plethora of technologies and patents on their dev of the no...Jump to post
The manufacturers of the Eurofigher, Gripen and Rafale could easily combine to develop a 5th generation stealth multi role aircraft. Avionics and software has overtaken the airframe and engines as the most difficult and costly part of a new fighter development. Using off the shelf avionics and soft...Jump to post
Nobody bases their security calculus off of best case and good wishes.
Don't mind me though, I just happen to interact with these people on a daily basis.
Do these aircraft have some sort of defence system installed ? I assume only flares if anything at all ? I would think flares at minimum with a more sophisticated system at least offered or else installed by the customer. RAAF KC-30s have a DIRCM installed. Instead of or in addition to flare/chaff ...Jump to post
It's amazing how some countries can take *snap* decisions on military procurement while some others like India take decades evaluating several types of aircraft and end up with none. In this context, Qatar has Rafales and Typhoons - India was looking at both, zeroed in on the Rafale years later, an...Jump to post
I love with how much emphasis media use "Typhoon" instead of "Eurofighter"... It is the Eurofighter Typhoon, so why are you surprised by this? I find interesting that not a single UK media I have read publishing the note uses one single time the word " Euro fighter", I...Jump to post
Well, at least SpaceX isn't above making a video poking fun at their landing failures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvim4rsNHkQ&list=PLnFnv9bs1tRHL47drWnuoMeVulU3aUaGD&index=234 Pretty cool actually. Check out the action starting at 1:20. :eyepopping: Tugg Blimey. Amazed it came back in ...Jump to post
The first prototype DEFINITELY had either RD-93 or RD-33. I saw it in Zhuhai in 2014 and I'm positive it had those engines. I have seen the MiG-29 countless times in person and there is no mistaking the engine sound at taxi and the smoke when changing throttle settings. Respectively, no you wouldn'...Jump to post
Cargo planes and helicopters don't have any sensitive equipment. Their P-8is have a lot of indigenous electronics and sensors. We have domestic comms and IFF on our P-8Is, because we haven't signed CISMOA/COMCASA. The bulk (all?) of mission related hardware and software is American. And the US Gove...Jump to post
Slug71, surely you're not being serious?Jump to post
Basically, yeah. But the Indian Navy really, REALLY likes the SHornet and really, REALLY dislikes the FulcrumJump to post
I mean it does, but it's tight.Jump to post
It doesn't fit the lifts
The V-22, which will be used for COD, has the capability to be a tanker. Not at the ranges we're talking about here. A drone would likely expand capabilities and might save deck space. I see the ROI there. What capabilities? And how would it save space? The primary volume driver is the tanking miss...Jump to post
Where am I going wrong in all of this? not really anywhere, it's a pretty reasonable idea. But if I had to take a stab at red teaming it, I'd say primarily survivability. Even on the USAF side, we are already talking about next gen LO/VLO tankers and transports. CBARS is probably going to be operat...Jump to post
Depending on aircraft size/role/tasking/configuration it can be a variety of things. The two I've heard most often are lubrication and fatigue.Jump to post
Eyes were playing tricks. The prop-rotors are cross linked to to make sure both stay turning in an engine out situation. Does this mean the RPM will stay similar on both rotors if there's an engine out? What about prop pitch, is that different on each engine? If there's an engine out, does the rema...Jump to post
But I'll bet there's ACM instructors out there right now saying, "... and boys, when the Su-35 starts pirouetting, you give him half a minute to finish showing off, then drill his brains with anything you want, because he's got no energy left"
Wikipedia is useless for Indian military stuff.
I think it might STILL have that nonsense about Indian Navy Tu-22Ms.
Avoid as far as possible.
BawliBooch wrote:angad84 wrote:BawliBooch wrote:Chabua now is a site for a Mig-21 training facility.
I saw the trainer variants of Mig-21 when I last visited the Airfield. So guessed its a training facility.
Ozair wrote:cpd wrote:That must be why the military has used Omni Air B777 N927AX.
The US military has used the An-225 but we obviously aren't talking about that being too big. The thread is about the ownership of the 777/787 by the USAF opposed to contracting these or any other airframe in.
BawliBooch wrote:Chabua now is a site for a Mig-21 training facility.
Too big and not mature enough. Of the two, the 787 is the likelier to see service (but in the distant future) simply by virtue of being the only game in town. Of course, if all this blended-wing military airlift stuff really takes off (heh), then who knows? The MRTT/KC-46 might be the last airliner-...Jump to post
LightningZ71 wrote:Operational flexibility.
It appears there will be no deal..... http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/185032/lack-of-growth-potential-scuttled-f_16-sale-to-india.html That article (or more precisely, the article it's quoting) is garbage. There is indeed no deal yet, but it has nothing to with age or any of t...Jump to post
bhill wrote:Makes for one big carbon footprint.....I wonder how long she can cruise at full speed before refueling?
Christ almighty, I did not expect to see this HERE of all places. THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HASN'T SIGNED S**T. This is basically LMCO and Tata agreeing that they will co-produce the F-16 -- IF AND ONLY IF it is selected for procurement by the Indian MoD. In fact, this announcement means EVEN LESS than...Jump to post
Christ almighty, I did not expect to see this HERE of all places. THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HASN'T SIGNED S**T. This is basically LMCO and Tata agreeing that they will co-produce the F-16 -- IF AND ONLY IF it is selected for procurement by the Indian MoD. In fact, this announcement means EVEN LESS than ...Jump to post
I personally know a LOT of people that switched to direct or via-Europe/S.E.Asia flights to the USA post the ban -- and this in a price sensitive market (India). And at least two people whose laptops didn't survive the trip in the the hold (soft suitcases, bad packing, but still). If Trump's gov had...Jump to post
In addition, most (I hesitate to say all) high performance fighter type aircraft don't have reverse thrust available. So, the drag chute is an additional help for breaking and reduces landing roll. I'm pretty sure the Saab Viggen had thrust reversers. But then it was a bit special in a lot of ways ...Jump to post
1. To help them stop quick/quicker. Many military runways are far smaller than commercial strips, and when you add in the fact that military aircraft are expected to operate 24/7/365, in whatever weather the universe can cook up, you want to be able to come to a halt in the given area. Also, most mi...Jump to post
The P-8A is on time and on budget for the most part. Some functionalities were delayed because of design issues and incremental changes, but overall the program is saving enough money that talk abounds about buying more frames. The program is also responsive enough that they were able to pull frame...Jump to post
Imagine if mid-millennia sea voyagers had to deal with the fact that the Americas or Australia were moving away from Europe. Then imagine as the continents moved away after a certain distance a disturbance arose that caused these sea voyagers to turn around every time (Sun). The earliest sea voyage...Jump to post
I wouldn't use terms like luddite, but there's people that have some sort of innate belief that we, as a species, are going to continue cracking problems, and then those that don't. It's not that some are luddites or don't think Mars can be done...but beyond a quick flag-planting exercise -- nothin...Jump to post
izbtmnhd wrote:Mars isn't a continent where we can travel to whenever we like.
SAAB doesnt have a big and unflexible production-line like what LM uses for the JSF. They can build pretty much anything there is demand for in the same building. They did it in the past too, like when Denmark decided to get 5 extra F-35s after the series production ended. That was 42 years ago, an...Jump to post
Of note, this is for the existing C/D model, which was price matched against the competing offer of refurbished F-16s from Portugal. This is requiring SAAB to return capabilities for C/D production that were in the process of removal and being replaced for E model production. Also, the current agre...Jump to post
The second Boeing T-X has flown: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2017-04-24- ... kes-FlightJump to post
Because the UN arms embargo on Iran is still in effect, and the last thing the Russians or the Chinese want is to be sanction busting. It hasn't stopped French firm Sagem supplying thermal sights for Russian T-90s and electro optical infra-red systems for Russian Ka-52 attack helicopters, and Thale...Jump to post