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24th Sep 2016, 09:32
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Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

There was an F-24...a YF-24 anyway. The type used...

There was an F-24...a YF-24 anyway. The type used to appear on this bio before being removed c.2011. BRIGADIER GENERAL JOSEPH A. LANNI > U.S. Air Force > Biography Display...
2nd May 2016, 00:15
Replies: 27
Views: 6,658
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

They were yanking your chain KPax...the Global...

They were yanking your chain KPax...the Global Hawk will return to Beale or its pre-designated destination just as a manned aircraft will.
6th Mar 2016, 00:43
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

This is just laughable melmoth....

This is just laughable melmoth. Swee...err...LO...err whatever he goes by has never been one to shy away from calling people a "Shill" for LM, JPO or whomever else he disagreed with that day. If he...
18th May 2015, 06:20
Replies: 7
Views: 3,916
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Yep, West Sale

Yep, West Sale
14th May 2015, 08:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,916
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

No announcement has been made. Winning and losing...

No announcement has been made. Winning and losing teams have been notified and are being briefed/debriefed. Winner will be announced at the prime minister's/minister's pleasure...
4th May 2015, 01:12
Replies: 90
Views: 21,791
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

RAAF test pilots rated the M2000 as one of the...

RAAF test pilots rated the M2000 as one of the nicest aircraft they had ever flown during the selection process c.1979-1981. Other contenders were F-18L, F/A-18A and F-16A.

Trouble is, Australia...
2nd May 2015, 02:46
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Outstanding insight as always Engines. ...

Outstanding insight as always Engines.


And yes, the F135 is Govt Furnished Equipment, and therefore cannot be factored into the aircraft's unit cost ex-LM.


Shoulda stuck with the F136 which...
1st May 2015, 05:40
Replies: 197
Views: 53,995
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Now scheduled for before the end of June...crew...

Now scheduled for before the end of June...crew training is busily underway at Waco and it seemed silly to take an airframe away from that effort just to meet a meaningless deadline.
14th Apr 2015, 22:34
Replies: 77
Views: 10,986
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

BB, correct Most days only 2 or 4 jets...

BB, correct


Most days only 2 or 4 jets were tasked, so with a deployment of 6, it wasn't uncommon for a spare to be generated as a backup. The "100% mission serviceability" should probably read...
13th Apr 2015, 07:31
Replies: 39
Views: 8,075
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

My understanding through my knowledgeable...

My understanding through my knowledgeable contacts is that NZ is VERY interested in two C-17s, and that work is actively underway to make it work financially and operationally.

Who would have...
13th Apr 2015, 06:31
Replies: 39
Views: 8,075
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

As much as I love Hercs, they no longer have much...

As much as I love Hercs, they no longer have much strategic relevance.


C-17s allow a country to spread its strategic influence and to back up its diplomatic efforts in the wider...
10th Apr 2015, 00:58
Replies: 39
Views: 8,075
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

The other two will likely be taken up but there's...

The other two will likely be taken up but there's no rush until the ramp and hangar work at AMB is completed.


NZ is very keen for two as well...
9th Apr 2015, 00:39
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

And yet no one, not even Lockheed, is proposing...

And yet no one, not even Lockheed, is proposing an F-16 for T-X...
4th Apr 2015, 22:59
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

When they want balanced and informative articles...

When they want balanced and informative articles written about the F-35, AvWeek sends Guy & Amy. When they don't, well...we know who they send!
19th Mar 2015, 22:19
Replies: 979
Views: 370,104
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Partly concur with Ken & D-IFF here... The...

Partly concur with Ken & D-IFF here...

The KC-30A/MRTT used by the RAAF and other nations is likely a rather different beast internally to what the USAF had specified for the KC-X/KC-46A.

...
19th Mar 2015, 03:35
Replies: 197
Views: 53,995
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Airworthiness Boards start soon, first one still...

Airworthiness Boards start soon, first one still due in April
10th Mar 2015, 22:53
Replies: 9
Views: 2,958
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

TBM - I think you misunderstood my comment. It...

TBM - I think you misunderstood my comment. It was not directed at or to you, it is 75's unofficial 'moto'.

'Yippee Ki Yay Mother F***er!'
9th Mar 2015, 04:21
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Oh LO, I think you've been in the US too long and...

Oh LO, I think you've been in the US too long and your sense of irony has gradually depleted!
4th Mar 2015, 23:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,958
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

To quote Bruce Willis, YKYMFs

To quote Bruce Willis, YKYMFs
4th Mar 2015, 23:44
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

errr....no! An F-35A has a MTOW about 60%...

errr....no!

An F-35A has a MTOW about 60% more than that of an F-16C, it also carries almost double the payload, has almost double the combat radius (on internal fuel alone), and has a several...
4th Mar 2015, 03:52
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Careful MSOCS, don't mention the 'B' word or any...

Careful MSOCS, don't mention the 'B' word or any publications, you'll likely receive a terse PM from LO or the mods!
2nd Mar 2015, 23:23
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Really? Apples with apples here guys... The...

Really? Apples with apples here guys...

The AIM-7, Maverick, HARM, SLAM-ER, and Mk-82/83 slicks don't need to be integrated with F-35.

Shall we substitute these with AIM-120C/D, SDB...
20th Feb 2015, 03:17
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

Green Knight You are partly correct - much...

Green Knight

You are partly correct - much of the F-35's structure is made of RAM

But on top of that there is also 'special' paint with additives, panel gap sealants and tapes, and other...
19th Feb 2015, 22:06
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

So how do you propose to get fuel to the other...

So how do you propose to get fuel to the other jet's 800 metre strip?
17th Feb 2015, 20:47
Replies: 12,006
Views: 2,770,899
Posted By FoxtrotAlpha18

The runway extension at Williamtown is designed...

The runway extension at Williamtown is designed to allow for displaced threshold landings and mil thrust take offs for noise mitigation. The area surrounding Williamtown's western fringe is becoming...
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