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9th Aug 2020, 14:13
Replies: 460
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Posted By Rhino power

I think the contract was for 27 years, signed in...

I think the contract was for 27 years, signed in 2008(?) and it started providing services in 2013(?), so 2040 ish depending on when the contract commenced?

-RP
20th Jul 2020, 23:17
Replies: 27
Views: 4,989
Posted By Rhino power

The F-4Js were not leased at all, they were...

The F-4Js were not leased at all, they were bought outright...

-RP
7th Jul 2020, 00:37
Replies: 14
Views: 4,364
Posted By Rhino power

If you use first flight of type as a metric, 25...

If you use first flight of type as a metric, 25 years old, or there abouts, for the F/A-18E/F...

-RP
3rd Jul 2020, 13:50
Replies: 454
Views: 134,947
Posted By Rhino power

+1 -RP (additional characters to meet...

+1

-RP

(additional characters to meet 10 character reply minimum)
18th Jun 2020, 01:08
Replies: 469
Views: 205,910
Posted By Rhino power

Maybe the 900K figure is coming from the, 'I/we...

Maybe the 900K figure is coming from the, 'I/we have an agenda...' section of the media (don't they all though?), or, the 900K is correct, but, it also involves additional/necessary work which has...
16th Jun 2020, 17:24
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

That's a pic of the 57th FIS F-4E that I...

That's a pic of the 57th FIS F-4E that I mentioned above, here are a couple more images found on t'internet of the same 'incident'... (credit/copyright unknown but, obviously a fellow 57th FIS crew)...
16th Jun 2020, 14:24
Replies: 111
Views: 131,845
Posted By Rhino power

In addition to the pilot, the F-15E is flown...

In addition to the pilot, the F-15E is flown (normally) with a WSO or instructor, the F-15D is also flown with backseater or not, depending on the sortie requirements. The F-15 that was lost was a...
16th Jun 2020, 02:02
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

The Phantom didn't have 'winglets', if you mean...

The Phantom didn't have 'winglets', if you mean the outer wing panels, then yes, several F-4s have flown with the outer wing panels in the folded position and survived the episode, several have also...
15th Jun 2020, 00:56
Replies: 115
Views: 41,374
Posted By Rhino power

Not looking good for the VC-10s... The...

Not looking good for the VC-10s...

The following message was posted on the 'ZA147 The Last VC10 To Fly.' facebook group-

"Sad news for all the VC10 fans around the world. ZA147 & ZD241 have...
13th Jun 2020, 10:15
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

The year in which it's held. -RP

The year in which it's held.

-RP
12th Jun 2020, 23:41
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

The '2' is just the course number... -RP

The '2' is just the course number...

-RP
27th May 2020, 16:41
Replies: 454
Views: 134,947
Posted By Rhino power

Ok, let's try this again... F-35 low power...

Ok, let's try this again...

F-35 low power cat shot test...
18th Apr 2020, 14:30
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

They still have their spares/ground trainer...

They still have their spares/ground trainer (37+89) at Scampton, the 'flyer' (ZK848, ex 38+48) is still in Germany and, I understand, has never flown since retirement in 2012, I'm not even sure if...
18th Apr 2020, 09:32
Replies: 29
Views: 7,688
Posted By Rhino power

Really? Since when has the LSO's platform...

Really? Since when has the LSO's platform (visible under the B-52's STARBOARD wing) been located at the 'pointy end'?

-RP
4th Apr 2020, 10:05
Replies: 128
Views: 100,434
Posted By Rhino power

So, 84 Tucano have been replaced by how many...

So, 84 Tucano have been replaced by how many Texan IIs?

-RP
1st Apr 2020, 21:48
Replies: 1,159
Views: 492,353
Posted By Rhino power

See post #1002... -RP

See post #1002...

-RP
28th Mar 2020, 13:25
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

Why would the Hush House be for Harriers on a...

Why would the Hush House be for Harriers on a Phantom base?

-RP
26th Mar 2020, 03:25
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

slowest? Yes, for ultimate top speed at higher...

slowest? Yes, for ultimate top speed at higher altitudes.
fuel-burningest? No, the Spey had lower SFC than the J79.
draggiest? Yes.
ugliest? No, no versions of the F-4 were/are ugly! They Spey...
22nd Mar 2020, 23:03
Replies: 738
Views: 440,996
Posted By Rhino power

Nope, all were wearing their helmets... -RP

Nope, all were wearing their helmets...

-RP
19th Mar 2020, 18:05
Replies: 22
Views: 5,418
Posted By Rhino power

F-15s don't (routinely) operate at FL600... ...

F-15s don't (routinely) operate at FL600...

-RP
11th Mar 2020, 23:23
Replies: 4
Views: 2,061
Posted By Rhino power

Only a year left for the JASDF's remaining F-4EJ...

Only a year left for the JASDF's remaining F-4EJ Kai squadron now as well, 301 Hikotai...

37-8315 wearing special colours to mark 301's last year of ops.
(both images credit and copyright of Yuki...
11th Mar 2020, 15:54
Replies: 2
Views: 2,469
Posted By Rhino power

Pakistani AF F-16 crash, Wg Cdr Nauman Akram killed.

Appears to have crashed during display practice for a parade...

Pakistani AF F-16 crash...
6th Mar 2020, 00:03
Replies: 1,159
Views: 492,353
Posted By Rhino power

See post #991... -RP

See post #991...

-RP
5th Mar 2020, 01:25
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,201,706
Posted By Rhino power

What was the animation of a B61 being dropped on...

What was the animation of a B61 being dropped on London all about at 6:50?

-RP
3rd Mar 2020, 23:04
Replies: 1,159
Views: 492,353
Posted By Rhino power

Link to the article in which GlobalNav's quote above appears...

https://www.airforcemag.com/goldfein-usaf-wont-use-kc-46-unless-it-has-to/?fbclid=IwAR1u-nk8_YYYLsT6PQ6zEJ_N1p-ms_YvGT58Av6bcpH1lkNz7VKcBJaUGlQ

-RP
25th Feb 2020, 13:52
Replies: 14
Views: 5,296
Posted By Rhino power

The most impressive Hornet display I've ever...

The most impressive Hornet display I've ever seen, pulling some moves I'd never seen a Hornet do during a demo until I saw this video... SU-27/35? Pah!
http://youtu.be/Nf5A13atLHQ

-RP
5th Feb 2020, 17:18
Replies: 460
Views: 291,363
Posted By Rhino power

I suspect Davef68 is referring to the fact that...

I suspect Davef68 is referring to the fact that the RAF's E-3s have both a probe and receptacle, not that any of the C-17s had a probe...

-RP
5th Feb 2020, 02:24
Replies: 75
Views: 39,516
Posted By Rhino power

Really? Helmet is quite clearly visible... ...

Really? Helmet is quite clearly visible...

-RP
3rd Feb 2020, 23:58
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,201,706
Posted By Rhino power

LM Potentially Mixed Up Structural Fasteners in...

LM Potentially Mixed Up Structural Fasteners in Most F-35s ...
31st Jan 2020, 14:14
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,201,706
Posted By Rhino power

DOT&E 2019 Annual report, F-35 'highlights'...

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/not-a-straight-shooter-dod-review-cites-fleet-of-faults-in-f-35-program/?fbclid=IwAR3P_gAUnB-vqqmugSTNXE1qOL8TQ01GWKMHIxlBgFVosaCpCCKkOUm3I4A
...
9th Jan 2020, 13:23
Replies: 23
Views: 10,058
Posted By Rhino power

Well, given that both images are of an 'elephant...

Well, given that both images are of an 'elephant walk', in which the aircraft taxy and line up under their own power, then no, most definitely not intake covers!

-RP
8th Jan 2020, 17:33
Replies: 23
Views: 10,058
Posted By Rhino power

Y-shaped duct, the inlet openings are outboard of...

Y-shaped duct, the inlet openings are outboard of the engine compressor face so, from head on, you don't see the compressor face which greatly reduces the radar cross section from the the head on...
20th Dec 2019, 14:14
Replies: 51
Views: 17,750
Posted By Rhino power

Not so much, the Tornado EF.3 lasted barely...

Not so much, the Tornado EF.3 lasted barely 18months, iirc, before the SEAD capability was removed/cancelled. The GR.1/4 carried ALARM from introduction until it was removed from the inventory in...
3rd Nov 2019, 11:37
Replies: 9
Views: 4,226
Posted By Rhino power

Already posted here- F-35 Cancelled, then what ?...

Already posted here- F-35 Cancelled, then what ? (https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/424953-f-35-cancelled-then-what-602.html)

-RP
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