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16th May 2022, 21:19
Replies: 31
Views: 11,353
Posted By typerated

Looks fake - not an aircraft path but writing...

Looks fake - not an aircraft path but writing with a mouse on a software paint program instead
1st May 2022, 09:37
Replies: 74
Views: 19,161
Posted By typerated

It has got to be real. But still has me stumped...

It has got to be real. But still has me stumped that I can see no evidence of rotorwash - no dust, litter or gear flying - bizarre
30th Apr 2022, 10:14
Replies: 74
Views: 19,161
Posted By typerated

First a stealthy Blackhawk. Now a Chinook...

First a stealthy Blackhawk.

Now a Chinook without rotorwash ?
20th Apr 2022, 21:22
Replies: 31
Views: 6,476
Posted By typerated

It always seemed a poor idea. Perfect for a...

It always seemed a poor idea.
Perfect for a Mallet Blow and the Hawks could CAP Croquet Lighthouse and have 90% of the muds coming past in sight.
Hard to Imagine the Soviets getting that close to...
19th Mar 2022, 01:29
Replies: 385
Views: 88,930
Posted By typerated

So reading this article...

So reading this article https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/uk-qatar-unveil-joint-hawk-squadron/

It states 9 Aircraft to train 8 pilots a year - must be a misprint?

Now what were the...
10th Mar 2022, 07:47
Replies: 17
Views: 11,335
Posted By typerated

I think the good general is missing a trick - He...

I think the good general is missing a trick - He could put out a press release stating something like:

Military Personnel seize the Ajiffniff and find humour at every opportunity!

The British...
10th Mar 2022, 03:19
Replies: 27
Views: 6,720
Posted By typerated

is it not more nuanced than that: Yes Tiger...

is it not more nuanced than that:

Yes Tiger and Panther were more than a match for the Western tanks on the battlefield.
But they were very hard/expensive to produce very unreliable hard to...
5th Mar 2022, 08:28
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

I think you are a little confused here -...

I think you are a little confused here - Wallace's comments dont mean UK or NATO going to war in Sweden's defence - just that we will help (like we are helping in Ukraine - yet not fighting)

You...
5th Mar 2022, 08:16
Replies: 5,757
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Posted By typerated

And you might be from either Sweden or Finland? ...

And you might be from either Sweden or Finland?

and you think NATO would really respond to a nuke on either Sweden or Finland?

Hmmmm
5th Mar 2022, 08:03
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

NATO does nothing until it is attacked - that is...

NATO does nothing until it is attacked - that is article 5 - it has no choice
Firing a Nuke at Russia is suicide
5th Mar 2022, 08:01
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

Im guessing you don't live in the US or UK?...

Im guessing you don't live in the US or UK? Maybe even not in a NATO country?

US and UK risking their cities over a small tactical nuke in a neutral country all bets are off Id suggest
5th Mar 2022, 07:53
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Posted By typerated

If Sweden and Finland think they would get the...

If Sweden and Finland think they would get the benefits and protection of being in NATO without joining I think they might be sorely disappointed.

Like Ukraine is
5th Mar 2022, 07:49
Replies: 5,757
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Posted By typerated

I think you are wrong And, more importantly, I...

I think you are wrong
And, more importantly, I think Putin would think you are wrong!
He would say "If there is any retaliatory action – you will start WW3"

Would the UK or US risk their cities...
5th Mar 2022, 07:33
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

The point I was making was 1) He could use...

The point I was making was
1) He could use Sweden or Finland to use a Nuke with little real chance of anything coming back at him.
2) Once he has used a Nuke the rules are very different
3) He...
5th Mar 2022, 07:04
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

I'd say the Budapest agreement is (or should have...

I'd say the Budapest agreement is (or should have been for Ukraine) much stronger than Wallace's comments about Sweden

and the JEF has no guarantees just some wishy washey work together...
5th Mar 2022, 06:47
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

I think you would be naive to read too much into...

I think you would be naive to read too much into that -if you asked he'd say that UK is standing by the Ukraine and doing everything it can, both militarily and by other means!!

You can easily...
5th Mar 2022, 06:10
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

Google translate say that the UK would "help"! -...

Google translate say that the UK would "help"! - Like we are with Ukraine?
Doesn't sound like a guarantee - “ Here come shelter under our Nuclear Umbrella”
5th Mar 2022, 05:52
Replies: 5,757
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Posted By typerated

Obviously nobody know what is in Putin mind. ...

Obviously nobody know what is in Putin mind.

But consider this as a possible scenario.

Russia pressures Sweden (And Finland) about not joining NATO. Sweden refuses point blank.
Russian...
2nd Mar 2022, 20:54
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

I dont think he is saying that - He is saying...

I dont think he is saying that - He is saying Putin will keep pushing until it does end in WW3
2nd Mar 2022, 00:43
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

Does anyone remember when there was thinking that...

Does anyone remember when there was thinking that the Warsaw Pact might reach the English Channel in a week or two? 48 Hours even!
It was hard to believe even then If the T-72 was as unreliable as...
27th Feb 2022, 06:01
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

Of course! So what does Poland have to lose...

Of course!

So what does Poland have to lose if they were to fight with Ukraine?
26th Feb 2022, 17:29
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

If Poland fought with Ukraine in Ukraine - but...

If Poland fought with Ukraine in Ukraine - but then Russia retaliated against Poland in Poland?
26th Feb 2022, 08:16
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,935,525
Posted By typerated

I'd say the Ghost of Kyiv is likely to be...

I'd say the Ghost of Kyiv is likely to be fictional - but if it keeps morale up then all good!
17th Feb 2022, 08:46
Replies: 385
Views: 88,930
Posted By typerated

Just out of interest - given a choice - Would you...

Just out of interest - given a choice - Would you rather have a 'real' and capable aggressor force - or Spadeadam EW range?

I'm surprised that Spade didn't get the chop before 100Sqn
10th Feb 2022, 06:31
Replies: 14
Views: 2,443
Posted By typerated

Fair point - but that is nothing to do with the...

Fair point - but that is nothing to do with the relative performance of the aeroplanes!
10th Feb 2022, 05:07
Replies: 14
Views: 2,443
Posted By typerated

Also, they didnt have the legs to get up North. ...

Also, they didnt have the legs to get up North.
I'd fancy my chances with the Mig in a Mig-21 V Mirage 3 contest

Essentially the RAAF didn't have anything to offer for the air war up North
9th Feb 2022, 19:11
Replies: 145
Views: 41,703
Posted By typerated

Hard to judge without seeing a normal approach. ...

Hard to judge without seeing a normal approach.
But it does seem slow - is it effectively stalling on? - power just to late to save?

One interesting thing I saw was watching a violent movement...
4th Feb 2022, 07:55
Replies: 15
Views: 5,651
Posted By typerated

]I'm sure your right - just seems the aircraft...

]I'm sure your right - just seems the aircraft are not optimised to use them - or at least fight a different fight
4th Feb 2022, 07:18
Replies: 15
Views: 5,651
Posted By typerated

It has a lot of wing! Modern Russian and...

It has a lot of wing!

Modern Russian and Chinese fighters (SU-27 onwards) seem optimised for low speed turning fights.

Are they still applying the wrong lessons from Vietnam or are their long...
2nd Jan 2022, 07:18
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By typerated

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51001819682_3d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51001819682_3de31daaa9_h.jpg

NZ getting good use of theirs
2nd Jan 2022, 06:47
Replies: 35
Views: 5,608
Posted By typerated

German 16 ship Alpha Jet formation (four lots of...

German 16 ship Alpha Jet formation (four lots of four) hits Donna Nook on the Monday (UK day) of Central Enterprise 89.
Leader dives in to FRA strafe - "Pop" just one round fired - presumably the...
24th Dec 2021, 22:25
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By typerated

Thanks we appreciate it! Actually you will...

Thanks we appreciate it!

Actually you will find we are spending on defence - it's to keep climate refuges out from the West Island!
But - have you ever thought how venerable you are to using your...
24th Dec 2021, 07:09
Replies: 35
Views: 13,471
Posted By typerated

Would Foxhunter not fit on a F-15? Too late...

Would Foxhunter not fit on a F-15?

Too late but the F-16XL would have a made the basis of a superb interceptor apart from the toy Radar on the front of a F-16.
Otherwise lots of fuel and...
24th Dec 2021, 06:50
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By typerated

Well it does lift more! I wasn’t seriously...

Well it does lift more!

I wasn’t seriously suggesting having the fleet of NH-90s for fighting fires though!

I was just pointing out Australia is spending a lot of money on defence.
and only...
24th Dec 2021, 06:23
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By typerated

Sharp! forgot about that!

Sharp! forgot about that!
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