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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
“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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
angad84 wrote:Someday, I'd like the confidence to be able to talk authoritatively and at length on subjects I know nothing about.
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 ...Jump to post
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 ?".
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
...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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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*
[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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
sovietjet wrote:Perhaps everyone here has missed the fact that Bulgaria is close to buying F-16s as well.
DarkKnight5 wrote:SuperiorPilotMe wrote:DarkKnight5 wrote:What?
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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?