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Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2022, 15:04
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Kia has T-72 beat for crew survivability

Keep the ammo in a trailer:p
16th May 2022, 17:36
Replies: 16
Views: 7,946
Posted By RatherBeFlying

The radar picture shows that they flew into the...

The radar picture shows that they flew into the red part. Perhaps they were trying to overfly and got caught by convective cloud from underneath.
15th May 2022, 17:31
Replies: 60
Views: 17,155
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Gz in the fdr trace will be measured wherever the...

Gz in the fdr trace will be measured wherever the accelerometer is located. My guess is that it's located in the avionics bay. An abrupt pitch rate will produce opposing Gz rates at the ends of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th May 2022, 15:51
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

"Don't give the boss bad news" may be the...

"Don't give the boss bad news" may be the reigning dynamic in Russian upper echelons (as it is the world over). Quite possibly the Russians will be pushing until the cupboard runs bare. Our major...
9th May 2022, 18:38
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

New Yorker Article on Bayraktar ...

New Yorker Article on Bayraktar

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/05/16/the-turkish-drone-that-changed-the-nature-of-warfare
8th May 2022, 22:55
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Fill up a bulk carrier with ammonium nitrate,...

Fill up a bulk carrier with ammonium nitrate, drive it between some pillars of the Kerch bridge and light up some diesel.

Best done remotely. Could a Bayraktar relay steering commands?
7th May 2022, 13:06
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

It took some 11 years for the US to lose some...

It took some 11 years for the US to lose some 60,000 (including MIA) in Vietnam, say 500 / month or 120 / week.

The Russians have now lost some 24,000 in the last 10 weeks - 2,400 / week, some 20...
5th May 2022, 01:15
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Blowing Bridges and Diesel Locomotives

Back in WWII B-26's were tasked with blowing bridges preparatory to the Normandy invasion. After it was noted that dropped spans were quickly put back in service, emphasis shifted to taking out...
4th May 2022, 14:15
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

UKR DIY Drone Dropping AT Grenades They're...

UKR DIY Drone Dropping AT Grenades

They're using WWII shaped charges and dropping on the turret roof:ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
1st May 2022, 20:07
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Stolen Farm Equipment Remotely Disabled...

Stolen Farm Equipment Remotely Disabled (https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/01/europe/russia-farm-vehicles-ukraine-disabled-melitopol-intl/index.html)

Trackers on the machinery showed several in Grozny....
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2022, 22:12
Replies: 28
Views: 4,193
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Every crew that bent an airplane had passed the...

Every crew that bent an airplane had passed the last sim check; so, if I ran the training:

Research last few years of accidents
Develop scenarios that expose crews to what caught other crews...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2022, 05:03
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Putin is a legitimate military target as far as...

Putin is a legitimate military target as far as the Ukrainians are concerned. What would it take for the Ukrainians to mount some Buks and required radar on a few ships?

I suspect the Malaysians...
26th Apr 2022, 16:56
Replies: 74
Views: 20,487
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Much better job on the car than the other...

Much better job on the car than the other examples.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2022, 16:43
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Future Russian Gas Sales

The Europeans can insist on only accepting gas that transits through Ukraine which will be free to charge the Russians a transit fee sufficient to finance its recovery.

Nord Stream was put in to...
23rd Apr 2022, 17:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,451
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Sad when there's highly survivable fields south...

Sad when there's highly survivable fields south of Hwy 1 had they chosen to land straight ahead.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2022, 16:55
Replies: 61
Views: 7,023
Posted By RatherBeFlying

A fitting use for the tower would be offices for...

A fitting use for the tower would be offices for the construction, materials and fire safety standards authorities.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2022, 19:13
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1200x1920/screenshot_20220420_130317_trebuchet_d01900fe91a01aedbbe7e6723027fc4bdb601940.png
19th Apr 2022, 00:11
Replies: 426
Views: 144,732
Posted By RatherBeFlying

The fog of war has, helpfully for Putin, delayed...

The fog of war has, helpfully for Putin, delayed KIA notifications reaching the families.

But with Moskva, the families of those serving on it know that it has gone down and are actively seeking...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2022, 23:40
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Upcoming Victory Day Parade

We normally see a large procession of tanks, missile launchers etc parading through Red Square.

Will the Ukrainians be putting on a parallel event with tractors pulling disabled and abandoned...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2022, 16:31
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Baud's article has opened up a Pandora's box of...

Baud's article has opened up a Pandora's box of uncertainty. He cites massacres in the disputed areas before Putin invaded, but reports are lacking to either confirm or dismiss as disinformation.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2022, 01:24
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

If Trump remained President

Whether having gained a second term honestly or by insurrection, I suspect Trump would apply his "great negotiating skills" on Putin and emerge with a "Peace in our time" deal with Russia allowed to...
13th Apr 2022, 20:43
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Having seen one video where soldiers promptly...

Having seen one video where soldiers promptly dismounted from an APC and organized a defense after a tank was taken out, it may be wiser to target APCs before tanks. The tank crew may then decide to...
13th Apr 2022, 17:54
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Will the United States Run Out of Javelins Before...

Will the United States Run Out of Javelins Before Russia Runs Out of Tanks? (https://www.csis.org/analysis/will-united-states-run-out-javelins-russia-runs-out-tanks)

Somewhat US centric, but does...
8th Apr 2022, 15:19
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Beamr, The tank sinking was in a book that...

Beamr,

The tank sinking was in a book that I lent out to a Finn mountain guide a decade or so ago; so perforce unable to provide more details.
8th Apr 2022, 05:30
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Will there be enough NLAWs, Javelins and other...

Will there be enough NLAWs, Javelins and other such missiles to take out the newly arriving tanks?

The Finns got lucky in Stalin's second invasion when he sent tanks along the frozen Gulf of...
30th Mar 2022, 17:19
Replies: 6
Views: 2,432
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Rape aka canola is nasty enough even to walk...

Rape aka canola is nasty enough even to walk through as I've had to do to retrieve a winch line.

It's the one crop where I'd choose to land gear up if I happened to be stupid enough to have to...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2022, 16:10
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Russia not supplying MIA lists

Ukrainian president criticises Russian authorities for not agreeing on scheme to have remains sent home...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2022, 17:40
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Russia Has Declared War on the West. Here’s How...

Russia Has Declared War on the West. Here’s How to Win. (https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2022/03/24/russia-war-how-to-win-00020059)

Written by Polish Foreign Minister. Realistic.
25th Mar 2022, 16:45
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

The posthumous medal count is predicated on...

The posthumous medal count is predicated on recovered bodies.

Likely there's considerable numbers of MIA that have not yet been recovered.
24th Mar 2022, 16:35
Replies: 183
Views: 79,495
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Jury kicking out the case in two hours is a...

Jury kicking out the case in two hours is a serious rebuke to the DOJ.
23rd Mar 2022, 18:23
Replies: 510
Views: 865,412
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Was right seat in a Viscount simulator (white on...

Was right seat in a Viscount simulator (white on black AH) when the left seat got it upside down at 16,000 and just sat there with me screaming in his ear we were upside down until we hit the ground....
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2022, 20:56
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

The WWII equivalent of Kaliningrad was Gibraltar....

The WWII equivalent of Kaliningrad was Gibraltar. Hitler did ask Franco for passage through Spain for his troops to take out Gibraltar, but Franco wisely declined.
22nd Mar 2022, 18:46
Replies: 48
Views: 4,326
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Every spring I spend a few hours doing a full...

Every spring I spend a few hours doing a full review of the BGA Safe Winch Launching (https://members.gliding.co.uk/bga-safety-management/safe-winching/) web page and videos.
21st Mar 2022, 23:34
Replies: 5,757
Views: 2,937,743
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Attrition is hard to account for when...

Attrition is hard to account for when communication is lost with entire units.

Losses are a mixture of KIA, WIA, MIA including desertion or units deciding to lie low and surrender / capture.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2022, 22:55
Replies: 2,645
Views: 951,024
Posted By RatherBeFlying

Five opinion pieces The Guardian: How do we...

Five opinion pieces

The Guardian: How do we solve a problem like Putin? Five leading writers on Russia have their say...
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