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Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2021, 18:02
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By gums

New engine or another cold fusion thing

Ran across this today and throw it out for the tech wizards here to comment.

https://newatlas.com/aircraft/oblique-wave-detonation-engine-hypersonic-ucf/

If the technology here can be moved to...
12th May 2021, 23:51
Replies: 327
Views: 98,261
Posted By gums

Salute! Yeah, the Rattlers down the...

Salute!

Yeah, the Rattlers down the flightline from the 388th Fighter Wing got their F-35's same time as the USAF wing folks. Was same way almost back in early 80's, but the active duty wing got...
11th May 2021, 21:30
Replies: 27
Views: 6,193
Posted By gums

Salute! Usually careful, but I try to inject...

Salute!

Usually careful, but I try to inject or "excrete" humor now and then.

Only time I got shot down was deleivering CBU at 200 feet or so and ran outta gas withn about 10 minutes. ...
11th May 2021, 19:44
Replies: 27
Views: 6,193
Posted By gums

Salute! Some good stuff from the Motherland....

Salute!

Some good stuff from the Motherland.

I never viewed the Tornado (one model) as a pure A2A machine, but a good interceptor. The ground attack version was more in my arena in those days...
10th May 2021, 19:54
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By gums

Salute! Actchally, most of the crap...

Salute!

Actchally, most of the crap "science" is written and promoted by folks that get their money from government grants. All they have to do is make a connection, however bizarre, with the...
8th May 2021, 21:53
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By gums

Salute! Before the mods move this to Jet...

Salute!

Before the mods move this to Jet Blast or wherever, I ask those here that are predominately RAF or RN in the homeland.......

Will the planes fly using biofuel or even be some kinda...
8th May 2021, 15:47
Replies: 35
Views: 5,575
Posted By gums

Salute! Yeah, Astur, prolly a nm per hour or...

Salute!

Yeah, Astur, prolly a nm per hour or less. Of course, it only had to get the missile within x yards after 30 seconds, and it was being used for a cluster bomb guidance system on a new...
8th May 2021, 03:06
Replies: 35
Views: 5,575
Posted By gums

Salute! Thank you, Megan. I only know...

Salute!

Thank you, Megan.

I only know two Blackbird pilots, so I cannot confirm their astrotracking doofer.

The "newer" systems I worked with a bit over twenty years ago watered my eyes. The...
7th May 2021, 23:16
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By gums

Salute! Who is here that denies the climate...

Salute!
Who is here that denies the climate changes? Is it getting warmer, cooler, staying the same? The issue is to what extent humans can do anything even if they are responsible for a tenth of a...
7th May 2021, 22:10
Replies: 35
Views: 5,575
Posted By gums

Salute! Where have you flown recently,...

Salute!

Where have you flown recently, Global?

The inertial platforms since the late 70's have demonstrated a mile per hour drift on high performance fighters that introduce many more gees and...
7th May 2021, 15:17
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks Hair. Look at the...

Salute!

Thanks Hair.


Look at the charts in this link and tell me how much of a difference the MOD effort will make. Note the emissions and reductions by the Europe and U.S. folks. compared to...
6th May 2021, 21:43
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By gums

I only flew control line things when on alert,...

I only flew control line things when on alert, and we could be out on the ramp and cease operations real quick if the horn went off. Diesels could have been players by just using the fuel tank drain...
6th May 2021, 18:47
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By gums

Salute! Sorry, Word, but we colonists are...

Salute!

Sorry, Word, but we colonists are now waiting the same drivel here that might lower the temperature a 50th of a degree ( pick F or C) if the models are correct and all the other countries...
6th May 2021, 15:13
Replies: 66
Views: 8,927
Posted By gums

Fly without fuel?

Salute!

For my Motherland friends...

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/05/05/raf-to-go-net-zero/

Unless you use nuclear motors or monster planes with a thousand sq feet of PV panels, or....
...
6th May 2021, 03:16
Replies: 35
Views: 5,575
Posted By gums

Salute! Do not diss those folks at Draper...

Salute!

Do not diss those folks at Draper and other places that developed and fielded nav gear that used the stars to help their inertial systems.

I worked with the Draper folks and the USN to...
4th May 2021, 21:58
Replies: 23
Views: 5,843
Posted By gums

Thanks, Hair.... I personally would have...

Thanks, Hair....

I personally would have used a 2K LGB, but I guess we had to have some DNA. I also guess we had some decent intell video beforehand to name the "walker". Oh yeah, some humint...
3rd May 2021, 14:13
Replies: 327
Views: 98,261
Posted By gums

Salute! BTW the USMC and UK Bees had a good...

Salute!

BTW the USMC and UK Bees had a good time a year or two ago off our shores and then true interoperability demonstrated last fall:
...
1st May 2021, 21:12
Replies: 36
Views: 11,698
Posted By gums

Salute! Thanks, Mogs, a good reminder of...

Salute!

Thanks, Mogs, a good reminder of what a well-trained and motivated bunch can do.

I shall always resent your opportunity to demonstrate the Lima, and without the slaved mode we had in...
1st May 2021, 19:05
Replies: 327
Views: 98,261
Posted By gums

Salute! All here from the U.K, and other...

Salute!

All here from the U.K, and other places must unnerstan the polyticks from one persuasion or the other that wish to use the proles' tax money for their special projects.

The F-35 got a...
1st May 2021, 01:44
Replies: 327
Views: 98,261
Posted By gums

Salute! Good comment, Turbine. Unlike...

Salute!

Good comment, Turbine.

Unlike the F-111. this beast seems to be more capable of meeting the needs of the three services, and the Marines are doing well with their Bees.

The A model...
27th Apr 2021, 02:25
Replies: 327
Views: 98,261
Posted By gums

Salute! ...

Salute!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/300x254/oddball_6e961a4fa44cb7d5f2c97f2ec5b0e02408ad115e.jpg


Gums sends...
18th Apr 2021, 14:42
Replies: 63
Views: 14,935
Posted By gums

Salute! Previous poster might explain the...

Salute!

Previous poster might explain the brief rise in the glide angle to avoid a swimmer. Then the final impact a little more of a mush.

Local TV has several videos, including one by a TV...
17th Apr 2021, 22:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,353
Posted By gums

Salute! Great one and I'll have to put those...

Salute!

Great one and I'll have to put those two in my album.

The one pic of interest I found years ago was taken from the parking area and there were folks in some kinda bleachers. For all I...
17th Apr 2021, 20:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,353
Posted By gums

Today in 1942; a mission for the ages

Salute!

On this day a group of brave and good folks struck a blow to the Empire that demonstrated the U.S. could strike the heartland. Many historians feel the Doolittle Raid hastened the IJN...
15th Apr 2021, 01:37
Replies: 41
Views: 8,384
Posted By gums

Salute! What boatloads of semtex, Bee Bop? ...

Salute!

What boatloads of semtex, Bee Bop?

The GP bombs used had tritonol or another "insensitive" compound. Looked like most were dropped by F-111.

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