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by ThePointblank
Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted
Replies: 13
Views: 3300

Re: First C-130J-30 for Germany painted

Sorry if this is off topic but what is Lockheed Martin's long term plan for the Hercules ? Is the J model the end of the line or might we see a modernized version with a new power plant, new wing and upgraded avionics enter service at some point in the future ? I wondered the same. Its been 22 year...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!
Replies: 100
Views: 10860

Re: C-17 departs Kabul with 800 passengers!

A baby girl was born onboard a USAF C-17 as the mother went in to labour while on final descent to Ramstein Air Base, Germany: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/08/25/afghan-baby-born-on-c-17-bound-for-germany-named-reach-after-the-jets-call-sign/ When a C-17 Globemaster, cal...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 27, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

It appears Blue Origin is a major player in deforestation because they are in the middle of trying to drown NASA in paperwork related to their court battle: https://twitter.com/joroulette/status/1431299991142809602?s=19 NASA "reluctantly agrees" to extend the stay on SpaceX's HLS contract ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Aug 26, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

The big problem is the same as their airliner development and production problems. Figuring out how such bonehead issues happen in the first place. And that seems to be beyond them. Interestingly, if you talk with people inside the organization, they can give you the hair, teeth and eyeballs of the...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208083

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

India has given emergency authorization to the ZyCoV-D vaccine for people over 12 years old, which is a DNA-based vaccine given in a 3 dose regime: https://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSKBN2FL1FN BENGALURU (Reuters) -India's drug regulator has granted emergency use approval for Zydus Cadila's ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208083

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

I cropped some points here to respond to. - Does the vaccine actually stop the spread in any meaningful way? From the studies it appears the viral load is the same in both unvaccinated and vaccinated in the upper respiratory tract and in the vaccinated the immune response takes over once the virus ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

It appears there is an exodus of high level talent from Blue Origin, with at least 16 senior and key people leaving the company since Bezos' flight this summer: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/20/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-losing-top-talent-during-nasa-lander-fight.html Jeff Bezos flew to space late last m...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208083

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

Reports are coming in that full FDA approval for the Pfizer vaccine could be as soon as this upcoming Monday: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/report-pfizers-covid-19-vaccine-may-get-full-fda-approval-monday/ The Food and Drug Administration is aiming to issue full regulatory approval of Pfiz...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Military Crashes Discussion Thread - Part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 14080

Re: Be-200 crashes in Turkey

If you listen to some on this site (and I don't pretend to know better) aerial firefighting is a waste of time. Aerial firefighting is meant to slow down the rate of movement of a fire, so firefighters on the ground can build control lines to contain the fire. Once the fire is contained, they let i...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 17, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Again, Eric Berger at Ars Technica has an excellent scoop as to how employees over at Blue Origin and NASA are feeling, and it appears that the recent actions of senior management at Blue Origin has generated a ton of ill-will: We could see an exodus of employees from Blue Origin towards other comp...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

And it looks like Starliner's launch is likely going to get pushed to next year: Step 1: extend hand in front of head Step 2: place palm over face Step 3: ffs... I wonder if ULA gets compensated for readying a booster on the pad for nothing. That can't be cheap. They can repurpose the first stage, ...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Again, Eric Berger at Ars Technica has an excellent scoop as to how employees over at Blue Origin and NASA are feeling, and it appears that the recent actions of senior management at Blue Origin has generated a ton of ill-will: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/heres-why-blue-origin-thinks-it-...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

And Blue Origin has sued NASA: https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/8/16/22623022/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-sue-nasa-lawsuit-hls-lunar-lander Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin brought its fight against NASA’s Moon program to federal court on Monday, doubling down on accusations that the agenc...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:51 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

This is b-a-d bad for Boeing. It’s one thing to delay the launch a few days or weeks to get the problem sorted. But this is now like taking a car back to the factory because allegedly a tire is leaking. There has to be more to it than some unresponsive valves. You might be right that there is more ...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

And it looks like Starliner's launch is likely going to get pushed to next year: Step 1: extend hand in front of head Step 2: place palm over face Step 3: ffs... I wonder if ULA gets compensated for readying a booster on the pad for nothing. That can't be cheap. They can repurpose the first stage, ...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.
Replies: 692
Views: 43074

Re: Taliban rapidly taking over Afghanistan.

bennett123 wrote:
As you say, if the Afghan Army is less well trained than the Taleb, that does raise further questions.

Lack of formal education, poor quality of candidates, and tribal allegiances all play a significant factor in the quality of the Afghan Army.

That, and a sprinkling of corruption.

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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Starliner is further delayed. "We've determined #Starliner will return to our factory for deeper-level troubleshooting of four propulsion system valves. With @NASA , we've decided to stand down for this launch window to make way for other national priority missions." https://twitter.com/B...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

Now it is escalating to veiled threats of a lawsuit from Blue Origin: https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1425592931461832715 A Blue Origin spokesperson I spoke with today left open the possibility of taking the HLS fight to the Court of Federal Claims and Bob Smith said in a statement to the P...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Aug 11, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

It seems like Blue Origin is just not giving up even after having their GAO protest denied, and the full GAO decision was released: https://twitter.com/wapodavenport/status/1425433746757595141 Blue Origin just not giving up on the HLS program. Says the GAO’s decision highlights issues that “will pre...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2660

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

It might be the case that the A-7 looks better on paper, with just stats but that is never the whole story. Yet for all that, in a 1978 bombing exercise the 'dumb' RAF Jaguars did better than the A-7's, that is an exercise, both in bombs on target and avoiding the USAFE F-5E Aggressor unit in the U...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreen - ThePointblank
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Prescreen - ThePointblank

Made a number of changes per your comments, Crosswind: https://i.imgur.com/aMmo01b.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OyfAG6r.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LquKsty.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4uC9gZX.jpg https://i.imgur.com/iyaEOLV.jpg

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Ongoing issues with Starliner's service module being worked on by Boeing, which is pushing back the launch date: https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1424796228131360770 Teams continue to work on Starliner's service module propulsion system inside of @ULALaunch's Vertical Integration Facility....

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by ThePointblank
Tue Aug 10, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2660

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

A-7 Corsair II. Was one of the most advanced ground attack aircraft, with advanced (for the time) navigation & autopilot system, advanced electronics that allowed for extremely accurate bomb drops, and had a decent turn of speed so it could get in and out quickly. I'm interested. How did this e...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 09, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977
Replies: 42
Views: 2660

Re: Best Ground Attack Aircraft before 1977

A-7 Corsair II. Was one of the most advanced ground attack aircraft, with advanced (for the time) navigation & autopilot system, advanced electronics that allowed for extremely accurate bomb drops, and had a decent turn of speed so it could get in and out quickly.

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by ThePointblank
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Prescreen - ThePointblank
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Prescreen - ThePointblank

Looking for prescreen opinions on the following photos: https://i.imgur.com/8LE1b8Y.jpg https://i.imgur.com/f9GnuOM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/PjkE8AN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/08GCmqF.jpg https://i.imgur.com/QFdDSN0.jpg Advice on any recommended adjustments to the photos are welcomed; I'm using a new ca...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Aug 06, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: New Russian Fighter Jet
Replies: 120
Views: 14494

Re: New Russian Fighter Jet

That's worse than 30+ years of technological stagnancy, its 30+ years of technological reversal. How is that even possible? Also, its not like the AL-41F1 was a sham- its performance was verified during MiG-25 testing. Same manufacturer for both engines too. Doesn't add up. Because the thrust figur...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Eric Berger over at Ars Technica has a story on the likely reason why Blue Origin's BE-4 engines are late and thus holding up development of ULA's Vulcan launcher: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/blue-origins-powerful-be-4-engine-is-more-than-four-years-late-heres-why/ After more than four y...

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by ThePointblank
Sun Aug 01, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?
Replies: 49
Views: 4912

Re: Can a new, replacement ISS be built without the space shuttle ?

The biggest module with the ISS is the Japanese Kibo module, and while it was launched with the Space Shuttle, it will fit within the fairing for Vulcan Centaur with the 70ft fairing. Most of the other modules can fit in the Delta IV with the 62.7ft long fairing. Falcon's fairing is just a bit too s...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59881

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

Blue Origin's protest of the SpaceX award of the Human Landing System contract has been denied: https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/30/22602082/nasa-gao-spacex-blue-origin-dynetics-lunar-lander Blue Origin’s protest against NASA’s decision to pick just one company to build the country’s first human luna...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nauka and ISS Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Nauka and ISS Problems

After a very delayed launch, plus issues getting and docking the newest Russian module, Nauka to the ISS, Nauka had an uncommanded thrusters firing today, causing the ISS to move out of orientation: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/07/29/space-station-stable-after-earlier-unplanned-mlm-thrus...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics
Replies: 46
Views: 2785

Re: Simone Biles Withdraws from Olympics

Given that it's been widely reported that she's having some mental health issues, it seems more than a little harsh to tell her to "suck it up". I just feel Simone Biles isn't going to do something like this unless something is really amiss. I actually think something deeper is going on. ...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract
Replies: 40
Views: 4942

Re: Blue Origin offers NASA $2 billion in last-ditch attempt at lunar lander contract

The analysis I've read is that what screwed Blue Origin up is that NASA wanted the bidders themselves to invest in their Lunar landers, with NASA being a paying customer, but ideally not the ONLY customer. SpaceX was willing to play by NASA's requirements, as they were already investing in their Sta...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021
Replies: 441
Views: 59881

Re: SpaceX - Tests, Launches, Developments - 2021

If I remember correctly they wanted to use the SLS to launch the next Jupiter probe. I guess that $ 2 billion per launch was just way too much. Hopefully with SpaceX and their much cheaper FH and Starship NASA will be able to send more probes to the outer solar system https://spacenews.com/cost-gro...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35

Does this mean that 1) No one has made a universal interface before 2) The F-35 does not have one yet As to (1) ... why not. It seems a very obvious idea. As to (2), OMG the F-35 software development is painful! 1. No one has before. However, Lockheed Martin demonstrated a very early proof of conce...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35

Integration between a weapon and an aircraft often requires custom software interfaces to be developed, which then needs lengthy validation and certification work to ensure the software modifications done to the aircraft won't affect other systems. The F-35 is expected to come out with the Universa...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: Cost of adding new weapons to the F-35

Integration between a weapon and an aircraft often requires custom software interfaces to be developed, which then needs lengthy validation and certification work to ensure the software modifications done to the aircraft won't affect other systems. The F-35 is expected to come out with the Universal...

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by ThePointblank
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14
Replies: 32
Views: 5485

Re: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14

Considering that, typically, we see at least two of the pylons filled with drop tanks, the proposed addition of CFTs could have been coupled with the disuse of two of the pylons to allow for improved airflow. I wonder if, when paired with the centerline fuel tank /IRST module, it could have made fo...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3207

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

More than 160 additional unmarked grave sites have been found at another Residential school near Vancouver Island: https://www.citynews1130.com/2021/07/12/bc-unmarked-graves-kuper-island/ PENELAKUT (NEWS 1130) — The Penelakut Tribe has confirmed more than 160 unmarked, undocumented graves at the sit...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 35299

Re: Porter orders up to 80 E195-E2

Not sure how Canada can support 6 airlines for 37 million people or how sustainable it is. AC, WS, Air Transat, Sunwing, Flair, Porters expansion, WAY too saturated, someone will fail. On the other hand congrats to Porter. Not necessarily. AC and AC Rouge each did pretty significant fleet retiremen...

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by ThePointblank
Mon Jul 12, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines US Expansion
Replies: 96
Views: 18653

Re: Flair Airlines US Expansion

At least one shareholder is concerned enough by expansion to sue both Flair and 777 Partners https://biv.com/article/2021/07/lawsuit-week-shareholder-takes-aim-airlines-expansion-plan The interest rate being reported for the loan from 777 Partners is very much of a concern; it's 18% on a loan of $1...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 3012
Views: 208083

Re: COVID-19 Vaccine News and Discussion Thread

On the technology front, thanks to the rapid advances in mRNA vaccines for COVID, Moderna has announced they are starting trials of an mRNA flu shot: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/mrna-vaccine-technology-moves-to-flu-moderna-says-trial-has-begun/ Moderna has given out the first doses of an...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider Production And Delivery Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 52166

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

The Air Force has released new renditions of the B-21: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/41425/new-b-21-raider-stealth-bomber-rendering-released-by-the-air-force https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2683003/air-force-releases-new-b-21-raider-artist-rendering/ So is the USAF moving aw...

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by ThePointblank
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments
Replies: 213
Views: 35155

Re: United Launch Alliance - Tests, Launches, News, Developments

Eric Berger over at Ars Technica is reporting an increasingly strained relationship between ULA and Blue Origin over Blue Origin's delays in delivering an engine: https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/increasingly-the-ula-blue-origin-marriage-is-an-unhappy-one/ It seems unlikely that everyone in t...

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by ThePointblank
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14
Replies: 32
Views: 5485

Re: Revisiting Super Hornet versus F14

The SH is the first front line Navy fighter to be incapable of exceeding the sound barrier at sea level since before the introduction of the F4; and that is without the heinously draggy outward canted inboard pylons. I have never found precise figures about the effect on drag of these canted pylons...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 02, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52792

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

, will they be doing the same to the F-35As, as they will have limited actual flight time (most time spent on the sims)? Not sure if they need to. Carbon fiber frames have higher fatigue life than metal frame. If they stay away from aluminum components and stick with titanium to avoid galvanic corr...

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by ThePointblank
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Draken International Buys 12 Ex-Dutch F-16's
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Draken International Buys 12 Ex-Dutch F-16's

Following in the heels of Canadian-based Top Aces buying ex-Israeli F-16's, US-based Draken International has entered into an agreement to purchase a dozen F-16's from the Dutch Air Force when they are retired from Dutch service: https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/dutch-mod-to-sell-f-16s...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52792

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

The data shows that for the most recent jet engine types, a single engine is as dependable as having two. From a statistical stand point if the engines are the same, then having two engines give you double the probability failure. The higher hull loss on the F-15 would have to come from other reaso...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada
Replies: 38
Views: 3207

Re: Mass graves found at another Catholic school in Canada

slider wrote:
How horrid. Just unfathomable.

I certainly hope the Catholic Church is held to account. This will get worse before it gets better, I fear.

They will likely find more at other sites. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow
Replies: 73
Views: 6146

Re: Trump Organization and CFO Expected to be Charged Tomorrow

The indictment is here: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/20982368/new-york-v-trump-org-allen-weisselberg.pdf I count over a dozen charges of grand larceny, tax fraud, and falsifying business records for both Weisselberg and the Trump Organization. Looks like the Manhattan DA threw the book at ...

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by ThePointblank
Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets
Replies: 349
Views: 52792

Re: Updated: Switzerland deciding to buy F-35A fighter jets

quote="art"]You keep saying that F-35 is cheaper to operate than all the others. I have never seen any data suggesting that it is cheaper to operate than F/A-18. For a small, "rich", neutral country like Switzerland, operating cost should be lower on the requirement list. So wou...

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