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Forum: Jet Blast
8th Mar 2021, 07:32
Replies: 347
Views: 25,352
Posted By A_Van

Many in non-English-speaking/writing media expect...

Many in non-English-speaking/writing media expect that things will develop exactly in this direction.
IMHO, this girl is was focused on getting as much as possible benefits from being part of the...
4th Mar 2021, 16:02
Replies: 148
Views: 14,207
Posted By A_Van

Absolutely agree. The problem with leg(s) seemed...

Absolutely agree. The problem with leg(s) seemed to come later.
As a general comment, of course they do progress from one flight to another. But calling it great success appears too optimistic....
22nd Feb 2021, 16:14
Replies: 36
Views: 7,456
Posted By A_Van

There was no panic here at that time, at least in...

There was no panic here at that time, at least in military. Maybe some politicians, foreign affairs and other civvies - I don't know. But not in the campus I served.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2021, 16:17
Replies: 138
Views: 6,881
Posted By A_Van

"Artificial intelligence". So much loved by...

"Artificial intelligence".
So much loved by various laymen folks since it was introduced in mid 50's.
11th Feb 2021, 16:28
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By A_Van

One of my memories of the first visit to ESTEC...

One of my memories of the first visit to ESTEC was a shocking surprise that so many people there spoke relatively poor English. At least, worse than I expected. Especially in terms of pronunciation....
10th Feb 2021, 17:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,248
Posted By A_Van

Both are correct. I have been working with ESA...

Both are correct. I have been working with ESA (and ESTEC in particular) since early 90's on joint international projects and visited ESTEC every 2-3 months sometimes. ESTEC is indeed a nice place...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2021, 16:13
Replies: 267
Views: 19,642
Posted By A_Van

It’s a "baby beast" :). The one here (in the...

It’s a "baby beast" :).

The one here (in the "empire of evil") is more grown-up: down to minus 20 C in the early morn and then up to minus 12 in the early afternoon. Plenty of snow (some 20+...
8th Feb 2021, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 4,698
Posted By A_Van

Disinformation about "27 sailors" came from...

Disinformation about "27 sailors" came from non-Russian media, BTW.
And we have a perfect example of disinformation here from Easy Street a couple of posts above who wrote that
"a Typhoon doing...
6th Feb 2021, 11:05
Replies: 54
Views: 11,256
Posted By A_Van

I did not. It was nothing but a sarcasm. Just to...

I did not. It was nothing but a sarcasm. Just to show that non-Russian media often generate nonsense.

As for that old incident, I assume some e-interference might have taken place (though I doubt...
2nd Feb 2021, 10:23
Replies: 54
Views: 11,256
Posted By A_Van

Sure, I have no doubt that the situation was...

Sure, I have no doubt that the situation was largely exaggerated in that article. I just gave a reference to a source an English because in Russian media it sounded more unbelievable.
1st Feb 2021, 15:43
Replies: 54
Views: 11,256
Posted By A_Van

It seems that Donald (Cook, DDG-75) is still...

It seems that Donald (Cook, DDG-75) is still scared and "invited his twin" DDG-78 to join the party. Some years ago an old Su-24 played tricks on him :-)

What frightened the USS Donald Cook so...
31st Jan 2021, 06:03
Replies: 12
Views: 3,290
Posted By A_Van

There were 3 crew members on board. ...

There were 3 crew members on board.



Аh, this explains high numbers in the US. Here, it's different: only those count who are considered "covid-ill" at the moment of death.
Anyway, if it is...
30th Jan 2021, 12:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,290
Posted By A_Van

I wonder where the number of ""28 lost crewmen"...

I wonder where the number of ""28 lost crewmen" came from?
As for crashes, there was only one crash similar to the one shown in the movie. However, it was not on the second day after the explosion...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2021, 15:51
Replies: 64
Views: 5,419
Posted By A_Van

I agree. The situation was not developing in a...

I agree. The situation was not developing in a linear way. When "the West" started "feeding the monster" some decades ago, it was not late to stop doing that to get some effect. Or, at least, to slow...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 17:05
Replies: 25
Views: 2,527
Posted By A_Van

Development of the Soviet RD-0410 started in 1965...

Development of the Soviet RD-0410 started in 1965 and its reactor was ground-tested in 1978. In parallel, other elements of the engine were developed and tested in the "cold" regime (w/o the reactor...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2021, 14:46
Replies: 39
Views: 5,774
Posted By A_Van

IMHO, this sad event is given an over-reaction in...

IMHO, this sad event is given an over-reaction in the media. Obvious fail of police and all security services involved. All the new establishment are (for a long time) saying that "mad bull lost its...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2021, 10:32
Replies: 24
Views: 2,057
Posted By A_Van

Partially agree. When someone is spitting too...

Partially agree. When someone is spitting too much it is indeed a bad habit, and no pleasure to see it. But it's impossible to stop it totally. Try to stay at this level of physical loading for 30-40...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Dec 2020, 13:18
Replies: 44
Views: 3,895
Posted By A_Van

It's a little bit frosty in the Moscow area...

It's a little bit frosty in the Moscow area today, - 5 C, fresh, clean (as yet) and shining snow. Perfect for skiing, just back from my cross-country 14 km long loop.
Wishing good weather to all,...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2020, 16:57
Replies: 17
Views: 729
Posted By A_Van

Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful, prosperous...

Merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful, prosperous and "covidless" 2021 to all !
24th Nov 2020, 16:29
Replies: 14
Views: 5,212
Posted By A_Van

US put restrictions to inspect Alaska and Hawaii....

US put restrictions to inspect Alaska and Hawaii. This is much more serious and unequal than closing Kaliningrad region, as the latter is quite small in territory. Nevertheless, Russia was OK to...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2020, 13:19
Replies: 150
Views: 16,036
Posted By A_Van

At least Lewis and his lawyers can now challenge...

At least Lewis and his lawyers can now challenge the US Treasury (note "another Hamilton" on the 10 dollar bill), or a musical theatre - File:Hamilton-poster.jpg - Wikipedia :)...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Nov 2020, 04:35
Replies: 150
Views: 16,036
Posted By A_Van

No doubt, he is an excellent driver, but his...

No doubt, he is an excellent driver, but his success in mainly built upon the car he drives. Put him into a Williams and let's see how many podiums he will get. Or, put Russel, or Stroll or Norris...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2020, 13:49
Replies: 45
Views: 3,273
Posted By A_Van

Bravo, Stephen Ellison! For the benefit of...

Bravo, Stephen Ellison! For the benefit of bi-lateral relations between the two nations, this brave action contributed more than many talks behind closed doors.

BTW, this was in Russian media/news...
9th Nov 2020, 09:47
Replies: 34
Views: 11,531
Posted By A_Van

You probably meant MiG-25, not -23, didn't you? ...

You probably meant MiG-25, not -23, didn't you?
25 had max speed of about 3000 km/hr (2.83 M), while 23 had 2500 only (2.35M).

As for MiG-23 in US, about a dozen of them came from Egypt and AFAIK...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2020, 17:32
Replies: 44
Views: 3,489
Posted By A_Van

Rest in peace, Sir... Why James Bond is only...

Rest in peace, Sir...
Why James Bond is only mentioned? Such a broad variety of characters in his filmography! From a Franciscan friar (in The name of the Rose) to a captain of the Russian sub (The...
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