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Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2021, 01:32
Replies: 16
Views: 2,512
Posted By tartare

I had heard they switched places in flight too. ...

I had heard they switched places in flight too.
Informally referred to as `the shell game' by Marine One crews?
14th Jun 2021, 05:18
Replies: 10
Views: 2,075
Posted By tartare

The history of indigenous weapons programs,...

The history of indigenous weapons programs, particularly nuclear, in South American countries is very interesting reading.
11th Jun 2021, 01:29
Replies: 39
Views: 14,657
Posted By tartare

Great shot. Oh to know what those passengers do...

Great shot.
Oh to know what those passengers do once they walk through the special turnstiles at the other end of the route!
Yes video mixdown - I get they're stock standard...
10th Jun 2021, 07:59
Replies: 39
Views: 14,657
Posted By tartare

Yes, I would have thought Janet would have been...

Yes, I would have thought Janet would have been more secret.
Saw her take off from Vegas once - pretty sporty climb out and angle of bank too.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jun 2021, 07:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By tartare

Bezos in spaaaace...

So, Bezos and his brother will ride the first Blue Origin, and Branson is now in a race with him to be first past the Kaman line.
Settles back with popcorn - this could get interesting.
If...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2021, 03:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By tartare

I read this with some concern, but not so much...

I read this with some concern, but not so much from the surveillance point of view.
Given the ubiquity of Amazon devices - think of the chaos that could be caused by gaining access to said mesh...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st May 2021, 00:57
Replies: 25
Views: 5,044
Posted By tartare

What's the small tube running down the rear of...

What's the small tube running down the rear of the right skid that seems to be venting a small amount of exhaust?
29th May 2021, 01:27
Replies: 13
Views: 4,941
Posted By tartare

Mother of all Beadwindows

Crikey!
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2021/05/28/us-soldiers-expose-nuclear-weapons-secrets-via-flashcard-apps/
28th May 2021, 00:31
Replies: 16
Views: 6,947
Posted By tartare

Do Draken F1s have zero zero seats? Jet...

Do Draken F1s have zero zero seats?
Jet appeared to be steeply rolled to starboard - possibly even stalled or on the edge of a stall - assume that spurt of flame was the seat firing - very low -...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2021, 00:14
Replies: 24
Views: 2,014
Posted By tartare

Cheap money globally means asset price inflation....

Cheap money globally means asset price inflation.
House prices going ballistic down here in Oz, and across the dutch in NZ as well.
The average house price in Sydney is now A$1,112,671 and has...
26th May 2021, 23:51
Replies: 29
Views: 9,283
Posted By tartare

Where's the video?!

Where's the video?!
24th May 2021, 22:10
Replies: 16
Views: 6,947
Posted By tartare

Nellis crash

Details just coming in:
https://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-military-aircraft-crashes-near-nellis-air-force-base/T2G5W3VW7BHXPEJMA37JNY6ZQA/
20th May 2021, 09:45
Replies: 43
Views: 11,267
Posted By tartare

I fort the original photo looked pretty legit to...

I fort the original photo looked pretty legit to be honest.
Waves are tessellated, so it's always difficult to judge proximity to the water visually (ask any seaplane pilot).
That said, is it not...
14th May 2021, 03:16
Replies: 942
Views: 300,147
Posted By tartare

There's another unspoken assumption too in all...

There's another unspoken assumption too in all this analysis.
And that's that the United States won't continue to technologically innovate at a rate that outpaces China, which will exponentially...
10th May 2021, 10:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,673
Posted By tartare

Not knowing anything about how such rounds would...

Not knowing anything about how such rounds would behave after hitting a target, would there have been a danger from shrapnel or ricochets 500m away?
That's a 30mm DEFA cannon on the Mirage 2000,...
8th May 2021, 00:48
Replies: 40
Views: 5,805
Posted By tartare

Bugger the jetsuit - wot was that beautiful...

Bugger the jetsuit - wot was that beautiful looking black T-bird Harrier he flew past?!!
7th May 2021, 08:20
Replies: 16
Views: 4,084
Posted By tartare

Well, spending them to death did work in...

Well, spending them to death did work in defeating the Rooskis...
30th Apr 2021, 08:01
Replies: 942
Views: 300,147
Posted By tartare

Yeah - I dunno if I buy all this `China's...

Yeah - I dunno if I buy all this `China's military is to be feared.'
Compare the two countries - the image above looks scary right?
Except that each of those aircraft is nowhere near as capable as...
29th Apr 2021, 11:17
Replies: 942
Views: 300,147
Posted By tartare

I often wake at 3am - and reach for my iPhone. ...

I often wake at 3am - and reach for my iPhone.
I expect in the next decade to read a headline at that time - Reports of nuclear strikes.
It'll start as a skirmish over Taiwan - the Chinese will...
28th Apr 2021, 23:47
Replies: 942
Views: 300,147
Posted By tartare

God help us if Pezzullo does become Defence Sec. ...

God help us if Pezzullo does become Defence Sec.
War virtually guaranteed.
https://www.themandarin.com.au/155031-the-pezzullo-factor-courting-controversy-and-climbing-high/
28th Apr 2021, 23:41
Replies: 57
Views: 22,247
Posted By tartare

Can someone explain the oil issue in a little...

Can someone explain the oil issue in a little more detail?
Are tolerances so fine that the wrong grade will gum things up, or create excessive wear and tear?
28th Apr 2021, 23:19
Replies: 20
Views: 5,487
Posted By tartare

Someone described being struck by the appearance...

Someone described being struck by the appearance of the Apollo stack when you see it for real, noting the strength yet fragility of the Saturn, command module and LEM seemed "...like an ICBM crossed...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2021, 03:20
Replies: 29
Views: 2,074
Posted By tartare

Plane bag

Nope, it's not 1 April:
https://www.traveller.com.au/louis-vuitton-planeshaped-bag-ridiculed-for-costing-more-than-an-actual-plane-h1vgmz
20th Apr 2021, 11:12
Replies: 194
Views: 32,999
Posted By tartare

100,000 rooskis massed on the border. That's.....

100,000 rooskis massed on the border.
That's.. ermm... quite a few soldiers for a mere show of force?
Or am I wrong...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2021, 06:31
Replies: 192
Views: 13,660
Posted By tartare

Mind and eyesight can play extraordinary tricks...

Mind and eyesight can play extraordinary tricks on you.
On the deck one night in house in Auckland - with wine in hand and absolutely convinced I could see some weird sparking phenomenon in the sky...
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