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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 61
Views: 20982

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

If you're going to go with a sarcastic rant, maybe make sure your rant doesn't miss the mark so widely lol. This thread is not about United States sanctions on Iran, it is about the United Nations arms embargo on Iran, which currently precludes anyone worldwide from trading in arms with Iran. The U...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 61
Views: 20982

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

The article leaves out the part where Iran was abiding by the agreement. It leaves out that the situation now is much more dangerous than it was before. It also leaves out that the current administration expects our allies and China to help us with this. The same countries Trump attacks on a regula...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 126
Views: 41713

Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread

Given that the B-21 is "2/3" size of B-2, putting a larger fan on the F-135 would probably be overkill as it already has enough thrust (unless they want a better thrust to weight ratio than the B-2) 2 F-135's dry is 56K lbs thrust and the 4 F-118's are 68k, so it would appear the B-21 wil...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?
Replies: 61
Views: 20982

Re: Iran arms embargo ends Oct 2020. Who will supply + what?

“So-and-so Iranian arms embargo ends next week. Because it’s physically impossible for Trump and Congress to extend or create a new one, when will Iran buy F-22s? It’s not like a country that’s building a fortified border is going to renew an arms embargo with a country it nearly declared war with. ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115362

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

If you look at previous S-76 accidents (you can find a list on Wikipedia), the case of the Copterline Flight 103 is especially interesting. There, a runaway swashplate actuator (one of the orifices of the servovalve got suddenly clogged by a small metal particle) caused a sudden nose up motion of t...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan
Replies: 97
Views: 19772

Re: USAF E-11A plane crash in Afghanistan

rfields5421 wrote:
If it was flying a 'WiFi in the Sky' mission, the mission electronics would not require additional crew beyond the flight deck crew.

The exact same equipment (BACN) can be equipped on RQ-4 Global Hawk.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115362

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Hopefully this will be a lesson to others so they won’t risk or end the lives of their passengers by launching a flight into marginal weather conditions and continuing a flight into deteriorating weather conditions. There have been dozens if not hundreds of weather-induced fatal accidents that shou...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134331

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I wish we can start calling it F-15E Block 40 or whatever, EX reeks of Boeing PR speak.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115362

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Basketball is a popular sport around the world, but a major sport only in the US. Most people around the world had never heard of Kobe Bryant before his death (and I'm sure the accident didn't make the news everywhere either). Just saying. You're either completely delusional or you've been living u...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115362

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

flybucky wrote:
This is the "hill" (outcropping) that the helicopter struck, that was referred to as 20-30 ft above the main impact site.

Image


This in my mind leaves no doubt it’s CFIT

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115362

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

Indeed, the interview subject is a professional sound engineer, is a local very familiar with the vicinity of the crash, heard the last flight and the crash, and is wearing a TWA cap. Good point. I’ll be sure to put on my Ace Combat(R) 6: Fires of Liberation(TM) baseball cap so it’s clear I’m intim...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 778
Views: 115362

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

SocalApproach wrote:
For reference Cory Lidle when his aircraft (don’t remember if it was a plane or helicopter) crashed it was definitely discussed in civil aviation.



SR-22, also in IMR, CFIT straight into a skyscraper.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 Off Center Aerial Refueling
Replies: 18
Views: 2427

Re: C-5 Off Center Aerial Refueling

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Considering the fatigue damage done to the t-tail during AAR due to wake turbulence and jet blast, I’d be amazed the boom position has any effect.


Not the boom, the plane attached to that boom.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Indian Navy now seeking domestic twin engine fighter
Replies: 47
Views: 4854

Re: Indian Navy now seeking domestic twin engine fighter

angad84 wrote:
Someday, I'd like the confidence to be able to talk authoritatively and at length on subjects I know nothing about.


Well you have an Airliners.net account so you’re already halfway there.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8239

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

the disruption that EVs seem to present to their very large and often not very profitable companies. The ones that are successful are *extremely* profitable, among the most profitable companies on the planet, and there’s a fair number of them (in an admittedly small pool to begin with). Changes in ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8239

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

Aesma wrote:
The median American household has only $11,700 in savings, so maybe the question should be "why are people spending so much on cars when they shouldn't ?".


I already answered that question: financing. It’s not about how much you’re willing to pay for a car it’s how *long*

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8239

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

The book on depreciation is based entirely off consumer habits and what people are willing to pay. It can’t be arbitrarily “rewritten” without effectively losing credibility. There are other factors that go into depreciation besides wear and repair costs. At a certain point an old car will just beco...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8239

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

If a $50-70K car is good for a million miles, surely at the 500K mile mark it would be worth a $10-15K updating of the interior. But it would need a semi-factory upgrade, not a car dealer shop piece by piece. I picture a Tesla specialist looking over a 15-20 year old car, and writing up a sheet of ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8239

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

I think there’s some misunderstanding of how depreciation works, or at least that it’s not uniform. You can’t have favorable used car depreciation without the new models being somehow exceptional (mostly by being very high in demand). The Tacoma is an exceptional vehicle because of a number of thing...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8239

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

There *is* such a point where a payment plan is too long for a dealership’s patience even if interest rates are through the roof. At a certain point, you just need to actually recover your costs. 6 years is pretty much the current limit and even if a Tesla can last long enough to practically be an h...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?
Replies: 210
Views: 8239

Re: Is There a Market for a Plain, Ordinary Car?

This has probably been covered but since when have I shied away from forcing my 2 cents? No, there isn’t a market for that kind of car anymore. You can thank finance structuring and how ridiculously easy it makes being able to “upsell” a car to anyone, even without resorting to subprime lending. If ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion
Replies: 130
Views: 23852

Re: Second tier advanced fighter projects news and discussion

One might question which enemy Turkey wants to attack against whom the F-16 is insufficient. There’s plenty of ‘em, doesn’t have to be Israel. Egypt has a large and advanced air force including like-capability F-16s, as does Jordan. Syrian and Libyan rebels can get ahold of relatively advanced SAMs...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28084

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Good, Trump had his day, now the mullahs had theirs. Now, can the US just leave the entire Middle East and let the locals figure out how to live together or just kill each other. I suspect, left alone they’d figure out how to get along. You are really a unilateralist are you? I am, the real America...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike
Replies: 881
Views: 28084

Re: Head Iran Gen Killed In Air Strike

Saudi has been created major problems like the Taliban and ISIS? That is not entirely true, and to what degree of truth that is I cannot testify to. But Saudi Arabia has a vested interest in combating common enemies of the US, Israel and various other Arabian and North African nations, enemies that...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 179
Views: 6600

Re: Five Word Story Thread Q1 2020

2707200X wrote:
all things in the universe................


...blow up, thanks Donald Trump

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service
Replies: 111
Views: 4996

Re: Armed civilians take out gunman at Texas church service

...there ya' go, make a game out of mass shootings now. The mentality on display here shows there is simply no level to sink to in order to inflame and continue the madness. Not one word on a solution to address or curb such senseless act...and betting all these cheerleaders are 'decent' god loving...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 99668

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

Ah yes Steve Feinberg I’m sure it’s in good hands now. Not like he’s gonna be distracted with anything related to impeachment hearings.

And Cerberus they did fine work with Chrysler before handing it off to Fiat

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RQ-180 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: RQ-180 questions

I mean, we don’t even know what it looks like.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 33
Views: 4309

Re: SU-57 Crash

This thread got filled with the usual pathetic useless super stupids pretty predictably quick.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134331

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

So let me ask again: reroll Mud Hens from active to NatGuard as F-35s come online? Can they be flown effectively single-pilot?

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130
Replies: 83
Views: 9982

Re: Boeing C-390 vs Lockheed C-130

smithbs wrote:

Or is it Boe-aer? :?


Given how they named this thing Millennium I guess it’s Ok Boe-mer

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 41319

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

But that's the good thing about those birds, as you mentioned - being built for slower speeds and rugged handling gives them a fair chance if something does go wrong. Modern aircraft have computers with multiple redundancy to aid the pilot and inherent design to lend greater crash avoidance, includ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Xian H-6K Air-launched Ballistic Missile Carrier.
Replies: 3
Views: 4649

Re: Xian H-6K Air-launched Ballistic Missile Carrier.

Also likely DR-8/WZ-8 carrier

Also *insert rant about Tyler Rogoway that the Airliners.net staff keeps deleting because they are in conspiracy to protect him*

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories
Replies: 86
Views: 12803

Re: Study of U.S. Air Force aircraft inventories

[twoid][/twoid] In the case of the F-15 vs the F-35, the 5th generation fighter is cheaper to buy and cheaper to operate than the 4th generation fighter, and does everything the 4th generation fighter will do. So why the 4th generation fighter? Care to back that up with reliable sources? Or just an ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134331

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Re: F-15EXs “never leaving CONUS” Yes that may be true but that’s strictly a policy decision not something determined by physical reality. I see no reason why they can’t rerole and rotate EXs out of the ANG in favor of Es from active units and you don’t have any training concerns whatsoever. It woul...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 14455

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Ok what you need to understand is that ultimately an Air Force is a tool. All those neat fighter planes are not cool toys (despite what neoconservatives think) they’re equipment, tools (incidentally neoconservatives are also tools but that’s a different sense.) Does Ireland have a job that fits the...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9368

Re: 737-8200?

I dunno. I’m not sure the public cares about type names at all. Ask the executives at Lincoln who keep blaming lagging sales on their own indecisiveness on what to name their own products and not uninspired bland dinosaur product in an unforgiving and dynamic marketplace increasingly shifting away ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Ireland needs airspace defence capability
Replies: 146
Views: 14455

Re: Ireland needs airspace defence capability

Ok what you need to understand is that ultimately an Air Force is a tool. All those neat fighter planes are not cool toys (despite what neoconservatives think) they’re equipment, tools (incidentally neoconservatives are also tools but that’s a different sense.) Does Ireland have a job that fits the ...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-295 Canada FWSAR News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 16350

Re: C-295 Canada FWSAR Update

CC-295 Searchy McFlyFace

Also WTH is a Turnstone

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134331

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Well I just find it interesting with SHanahan (with an S) gone now all of a sudden we have two seaters floated. Tell us about these floating two seaters. It’s an expression you bloomin utter genius, as in the idea or proposal being floated. Mother of Christ Airliners.net intelligence strikes again.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134331

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Well I just find it interesting with SHanahan (with an S) gone now all of a sudden we have two seaters floated. As for this being a Boeing handout...after the trainer win? After MX win, and barely having to demonstrate a prototype? After a huge tanker win? If I haven’t made it obvious before I don’t...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 134331

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The simple fact you're trying to cloud over is that the Air Force didn't see any need for the F-15EX until they were ordered to accept them. Ok for starters I know this is Spar’s quote but I can’t properly quote you. What the heck A.net? But my point being, regardless who wants them the critical di...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 99668

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

There’s concepts for it. You don’t need engines that literally are shaped like the thing they power. It might seem more counterintuitive for a rocket but it’s true.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 99668

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

That’s what I’m getting at. Put a linear aerospike engine on Falcon and that might be the final nail in the coffin.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 205655

Re: F-35 news thread

Didn’t they demonstrate drone wingmen with an RAAF Bug? I wouldn’t go so far as to say “everything else is just describing Link16” but software can be coded. Is it super-expensive and time consuming? As we had to learn with F-35, yes, but again as we learned with F-35 not insurmountable if other inc...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1350
Views: 205655

Re: F-35 news thread

The problem is that many of those systems being touted as “widening the gap between 4th gen aircraft” either can theoretically be applied to 4th gen aircraft or are actual upgrade packages worked on.

LM marketing at its typical.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 99668

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

So I guess when I said “what” I meant “why did you shoehorn some sort of political diatribe into a reply to my obviously facetious post?” Care to respond with something other than shaking your head? It was the response that was deserved. In all cases. You’re acting like an ass, and I’m willing to g...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 105
Views: 36495

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

Saab and Eurofighter have both proposed carrier capable versions which have never gone anywhere. Gripen has already been removed from the Indian Navy selection while the Rafale, SH and MiG-29/35 remain. No other navy has a current need for a CATOBAR or even STOBAR aircraft that won't manufacture it...

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Future of western fighter production lines
Replies: 105
Views: 36495

Re: Future of western fighter production lines

sovietjet wrote:
Perhaps everyone here has missed the fact that Bulgaria is close to buying F-16s as well.


Yes because Bulgaria is going to inevitably buy into huge numbers that will support production lines for years to come.

And people wonder why I treat everyone here with utter contempt.

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by SuperiorPilotMe
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 99668

Re: Stratolaunch Discussion Thread

DarkKnight5 wrote:
SuperiorPilotMe wrote:
DarkKnight5 wrote:
What?


. . . s m h

So I guess when I said “what” I meant “why did you shoehorn some sort of political diatribe into a reply to my obviously facetious post?” Care to respond with something other than shaking your head?


It was the response that was deserved. In all cases.

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