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by Spar
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

I'm satisfied with the debate and where it stands. Any reader who is interested can read both views and make up their minds on the basis of what's been said above.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Putin's Pawns are in Place
Replies: 15
Views: 1142

Re: Putin's Pawns are in Place

Methinks that the right now has gtten a bridge too far and it's all going to come tumbling down on them.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

AVM Gordon [RAAF] said the F-35A was “easy to fly” but “ training F-35A pilots is very different to training pilots in other fighters because of the nature of fifth-generation capabilities. ” A formation would be spread over tens of kilometres and “wingmen will be a tactical node providing sensors,...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Spar, I have posted this previously but again because you seem to doubt it over and over again. Ozair, you can post it 10 more times and it still will stick out as a falsehood. Sorry Spar, until you come up with some actual factual evidence then what you are suggesting is merely an opinion based on...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

You seem to think the F-15C/D fleet just rolled off the assembly line. No that's just hyperbole, I do know that there have been other military aircraft that have had longer life spans than what the F-15 C will have acquired in the 2030s, and I don't believe any of them ever had their main wing spar...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Can you tell me where you come with the statement that all AF pilots are experienced with F-5s? Do you know the range of the F-5 radar? I am surprised you didn't advocate a return to SPADS. Aren't F-5s used as trainers for new AF Jet pilots? Spads wouldn't work because they are too slow to catch up...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

It's going to take three years to train pilots, each with many years of experience flying (multi engine) jet fighters in the exact same location, in the exact same mission? And they're going to be trained on an aircraft that is more automated than the one(s) that they are already experienced with? ...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

time required to convert them to F-35,.... three years. It's going to take three years to train pilots, each with many years of experience flying (multi engine) jet fighters in the exact same location, in the exact same mission? And they're going to be trained on an aircraft that is more automated ...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Read clearly what I wrote. The first quote from me is E model, not C. The E’s were acquired much later and were structurally reinforced. Yes I shouldn't have used that quote. However, the time when the F-15s are to be retired has lately been quoted here as in the 2040s, when earlier in this thread ...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

given the USAF intends to operate the F-15E until the early 2040s ...... When did it change? Over the past two years, the USAF has discussed options for keeping a subset of the F-15C fleet in service through the mid- to late-2030s. Those aircraft would require a longeron replacement with a $1 milli...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

The 20,000 hour lifetime is great news because it offers the opportunity to lighten it up some, as the 20,000 hour lifetime isn't needed. That isn’t the way things work. Removing reinforcement from the wing to reduce fatigue life is a waste of time. The weight saved at this stage of the F-15s life ...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Expect a fixed price contract of $95 million or less flyaway cost. The airframe will have a 20,000 hour lifetime. Turkey's F-35 slots are being fought over by countries which have ordered the F-35. Those are pretty much the highlights and I will try to find the piece I read to post it for all the n...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

In a move that is stranger than fiction, Donald Trump is denying that Iran has arrested 17 people; he says it's a hoax. The pubbies have their whole network on board. The CBS anchor began tonight's segment on this story by asking an administration hack "how susceptible should we be about [this ...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Must have missed the press conference where the USDOS and also Israel’s intelligence community provided photo evidence that Iran was NOT complying with the treaty. Right after that, we backed out. They must not have covered it on CNN or the BBC... Hey, I thought you wanted to tell us about the take...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

This is tragic, these people almost certainly are not actual CIA employees but merely Iranians working for liberalization of their country. This is another result of Trump's nonsensical actions to undo Obama's good work, it has cost these people their lives.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Gotta love the ignorance on this board towards Isreal. Seems the Israel haters and Palestinian apologists love to point out all the events that occurred after 1947 and use it to persecute the modern state of Israel, but conveniently ignore the history of Israel and the Jewish people prior to 1947 a...

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by Spar
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Is this true? we (the British) have just 19 warships, half of which are unfit for sea or have insufficient crew, yet a staggering 34 admirals – almost two for every ship https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/iran-oil-tanker-tensions-uk-jeremy-hunt-boris-johnson-diplomacy-a9013536.html Edit: G...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Indeed. Trump will start WW3 just to piss off Obama. And to solidify Jewish support in 2020. While not all American Jews are rabid Zionists, they almost all will vote as they're told when it comes to issues affecting Israel's "security". If this is actually what you believe, you do not un...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Dieuwer wrote:
Indeed. Trump will start WW3 just to piss off Obama.

And to solidify Jewish support in 2020.

While not all American Jews are rabid Zionists, they almost all will vote as they're told when it comes to issues affecting Israel's "security".

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

ArchGuy1 wrote:
Spar wrote:
You think an invasion of Iran would be just like the invasion of Panama?

Really?

The invasion of Panama was not actually a war.

No, it was just an invasion and occupation.
A bit like Germany's invasion of some of the smaller nations in the Balkans in 1941.

Not really a war!

LoL

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

mham001 wrote:
Iran is the primary financial supporter of several known terrorist organizations, Hezbollah being foremost. And there is much more.

So where were Saddam's nukes?

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Cats" Trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: The "Cats" Trailer

seb146 wrote:
I hate Taylor Swift with every fiber of my being.

WoW
Too feme for you?

Bigotry works both ways you know.

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43683

Re: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program

art wrote:
why did Turkey not buy Patriot?


Because Turkey wanted a transfer of Patriot missile technology before it would make the purchase..

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Pres. Trump is doing some serious, and sadly necessary, saber rattling. I think he would like to put off a major missile or bombing attack as knows it would be very bad for the USA unless there were to be a missile or other attack on a USA warship. Ships have been taken control of by Iranian forces...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30283

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Of course it can, provided that electronic equipment has been installed to enable the authorities take over the plane, once a hijack has taken place. Such technology exists. But Boeing said that they had not installed anything of the sort. So, one can only speculate -some people have hinted that so...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

We are still at war with Islam and drugs and Iraq and Afghanistan and poverty. Can we afford a war with Iran? Republicans will try to convince us we can. The neo-cons will actually there are democrats that want us to engage with Iran as well. I am sick of spilling American blood for regime change a...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 97
Views: 6624

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

You think an invasion of Iran would be just like the invasion of Panama?

Really?

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions
Replies: 177
Views: 30283

Re: The Atlantic Tackles MH370 Final Conclusions

Hmmm.... My personal conclusions is that the evidence fully supports intentional actions by someone very knowledgeable about the 777 and its systems. There is evidence that Pilot Zaharie was a person with problems in his life - and who had simulated a similar flight. I consider that a strong indica...

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by Spar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The "Cats" Trailer
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: The "Cats" Trailer

But they absolutely didn't give a thought on how to bridge the gap between cat and human. If you would see the play you'd understand. There is a reason why it was sold out on Broadway and won so many awards. It may not be intuitive if you haven't seen it, but it "works". I suspect that lo...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30821

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

windy95 wrote:
Those peace loving Iranians seized two British oil tankers today.

Seems to be retaliation for those peace loving British seizing an Iranian tanker.

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30821

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Iraq was actually a success by every metric well until Obama pulled out an the troops. Same with Vietnam. After the tet offensive the North had all but lost but the hate America left won the propaganda war. First off, it was Bush that ordered the withdrawl, but that's pretty insignificant as the Ir...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30821

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

They are smart. Uk let them into the game. They will not do anything against a us ship. Now uk sits with a few iran sailers an iran with some uk sailers. And I suspect there will be some serious political turmoil within Britain as the wisdom of getting involved in Trump's bitter little affair is qu...

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by Spar
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disappearances in American National Parks
Replies: 30
Views: 3486

Re: Disappearances in American National Parks

Lilienthal wrote:
Didn't know a.net has become a forum for wacko conspiracy theories now...

I called it a hoax in post #3 and pointed out that the author of the book in question's first book was on bigfoot.

My post was removed, so yea, there seems to be at least a deep interest in the wacko stuff here.

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by Spar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30821

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Wonder if the Iranians will confirm. I doubt it; why would they? In fact: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters at the United Nations: “We have no information about losing a drone today.” Meanwhile: The missing tanker has been identified as the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker M...

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by Spar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 365
Views: 30821

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

It may be the UAE-based Riah tanker that stopped transmitting its position as it sailed through the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday Iran claims it was smuggling. Supposedly this tanker holds only 2 million liters — making it a small vessel when compared with supertankers that can carry 2 million barrels...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Spar. so much for your theories on the F-35 and how it will replace everything. https://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35-will-not-meet-80-mission-capable-goal The temporary canopy problem? Are you sure this isn't the link you wanted to post? https://aviationweek.com/defense/pentagon-sees-f-35-having-a...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

EX would be a downgrade for them. Flame bait warning :flamed: :rotfl: bt As has often been the case for this thread, once again we have a deflection; a change of subject. The point is, that texl1649 wasn't even close to being accurate, it seems that he had made up the "facts" of his post ...

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by Spar
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

If the USAF, Israelis, saudis, Qataris, Japanese, Taiwan, and Koreans are all buying or taking a hard look at this aircraft, it must make a pretty compelling argument for itself. Saudi Arabia has been denied the F-35 and have pursued the SA model; they did that prior to the EX, an EX would be a dow...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 12
Views: 2199

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

It would have made a great decoration for somebody's garden.
But it was a bit pricy.

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

But I thought that this would be a fixed price contract?. Development risk is being addressed by the non-recurring funds that have already been approved by the Houses. And if Boeing mess up, they will have to eat it like they are doing with the tanker. And unlike the tanker, there is no mass quanti...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

[I have Lt Gen Mark Nowland from one of the links above making it clear why they haven’t gone for a US$12 million dollar upgrade. In case you missed it, The Nowland quote you provided doesn't even address that subject. Are you sure you cut and pasted the right stuff? You quoted him from a 2017 arti...

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by Spar
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

There is no guarantee the upgrade would cost 12 million or less. Just as there is no guarantee that Boeing would deliver the EX product for the price they are bidding. There is no reason to think one project is more likely to go overbudget than the other and please remember we are comparing 90 mill...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The deeper issues behind the Korea Japan trade spat
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: The deeper issues behind the Korea Japan trade spat

Japan still won't apologize over the "comfort girl" issue. There won't be peace until they take responsibility for that.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: U.S. has formally kicked Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program
Replies: 162
Views: 43683

Re: The U.S. has threatened to expel Turkey from the F-35

Why don't the Russians fear, that the secrets of the S400 are falling in NATO's hand? Because there isn't much useful information to be learned from a hands on experience with the S-400 unless there is an unknown glaring deficiency somewhere in the system, which must not exist. Their are no surpris...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Do you think that even once in General David Goldfein's career, spanning the time from when he was a 2nd lieutenant until him being the four star that he is, do you think that even once in that career he ever publically claimed that he was doing something or supporting something simply because his ...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Actually Spar, again you demonstrate your inability to review a set of data and draw a valid conclusion from it… From FlightGlobal in March where they quoted Congressional Testimony . "Our challenge was when you look at the force structure that we have there were four fourth-[generation] airpl...

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

You're good at the insults and all that, I suppose you've found that to be a valuable asset in your life; but how about coming up with some links to your F-15EX news.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

SuperiorPilotMe wrote:
Mother of Christ Airliners.net intelligence strikes again.

I wouldn't talk if I were as thick as you.

Are you going to come up with a link or a story or something so that we know what you're talking about?

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

SuperiorPilotMe wrote:
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.

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by Spar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USAF F-15EX News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 932
Views: 135319

Re: USAF Considering New Build F-15X

Spar, how about you take some time and read the entire thread. I am 100% against buying the F-15EX compared to upping the production rate of the F-35 and replacing existing USAF 4th gen airframes with the F-35 ASAP. What you seem to miss is the ability to objectively look at a set of data and evalu...

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