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7th May 2020, 16:53
Replies: 62
Views: 11,943
Posted By JG54

I'd venture that, as is often the case when...

I'd venture that, as is often the case when national economies get all wobbly & promises of "Jam tomorrow" ring hollow, there will likely be MORE sabre rattling, not less.

Anyhoo, it's all an...
30th Aug 2019, 21:47
Replies: 360
Views: 187,186
Posted By JG54

I'd suggest the bigger problem may be finding...

I'd suggest the bigger problem may be finding yourself in a situation where the F-35 is required to stand Q in the first place!
15th Mar 2019, 21:10
Replies: 38
Views: 12,478
Posted By JG54

Hmm. Maybe, but then again... The current...

Hmm. Maybe, but then again...

The current cost of a 'standard' Falcon 9 FT launch books at $50 million. The stated ambition is to get that figure below $10 million through reusability. Seventeen...
15th Mar 2019, 19:05
Replies: 38
Views: 12,478
Posted By JG54

According to figures released in 2011 -12, £650 /...

According to figures released in 2011 -12, £650 / KG.

SpaceX are currently around $2,700 - 3,000 / KG on an expendable Falcon 9 for comparison.
16th Nov 2018, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 2,140
Posted By JG54

Pretty sure that 'Tiff' O'Connor dropped two as...

Pretty sure that 'Tiff' O'Connor dropped two as well - 'Flagpole', with a yield of 1.2 megatons (also the first 'blind' radar drop) and then the 800 KT 'Halliard 1', both in the Grapple Z series, TTN.
15th Aug 2018, 16:55
Replies: 12
Views: 3,068
Posted By JG54

I'd imagine there's every need to become...

I'd imagine there's every need to become 'absorbed in the hard sums' to back up any guff on Carlo Kopp's site - particularly guff which cites thirty year old studies / papers not widely disseminated...
8th Aug 2018, 14:53
Replies: 46
Views: 5,962
Posted By JG54

Well, yes, but the B-2 also has a camp bed,...

Well, yes, but the B-2 also has a camp bed, proper (albeit tiny) toilet & small galley for those long missions.
1st Jun 2018, 15:00
Replies: 118
Views: 28,619
Posted By JG54

There's been much talk recently of the resurgence...

There's been much talk recently of the resurgence of new generation stellar - inertial systems, along with emerging tech, such as the quantum compass.

Seems the very real potential for denial (by...
1st Apr 2018, 17:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,617
Posted By JG54

Seems a thoroughly sensible & elegant means of...

Seems a thoroughly sensible & elegant means of getting the gas generator out of the way of both silo and weapon.

I'm a little surprised that no - one has commented on the alleged capabilities of...
23rd Feb 2018, 22:00
Replies: 31
Views: 9,019
Posted By JG54

It seems to me that, given the current...

It seems to me that, given the current international hullabaloo regarding the situation in Syria, it's more likely a 'statement of intent' to head off potential calls for Western (or, indeed,...
9th Aug 2017, 20:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By JG54

Japan already deploys SM-3 on the Kongo and Atago...

Japan already deploys SM-3 on the Kongo and Atago class destroyers, whilst also looking to procure either THAAD or a land based derivative of SM-3 ('Aegis Ashore') for the home islands.

South...
9th Aug 2017, 14:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By JG54

No. Arrow III, THAAD & the SM-3/6 systems...

No.

Arrow III, THAAD & the SM-3/6 systems offer the kind of BMD ability you're looking for. Against a fully fledged ICBM threat? Probably not so much - but quite possibly more credible against the...
27th Jul 2017, 03:18
Replies: 34
Views: 7,803
Posted By JG54

The E-2 is both still in service and production,...

The E-2 is both still in service and production, with no replacement on the horizon. :ok:
24th Jul 2017, 16:42
Replies: 51
Views: 11,306
Posted By JG54

Hmm. Does being holed & settling in twenty feet...

Hmm. Does being holed & settling in twenty feet before repair and return to service seven months later count as 'lost'?

It seems that 'aircraft carrier' might be a little tenuous, too - she...
14th Jul 2017, 15:08
Replies: 15
Views: 5,074
Posted By JG54

Litening AT & Sniper XR have been cleared on the...

Litening AT & Sniper XR have been cleared on the A-10 for a few years now.

The golf bags are on the port side, Chris - Litening to starboard.
27th Jun 2017, 14:05
Replies: 4
Views: 2,309
Posted By JG54

I think these technologies are developing...

I think these technologies are developing exponentially, and in many cases, are far more mature than you'd think.

Tail - sitters seem to be the way to go, and the fcs issues appear to have been...
26th Jun 2017, 22:32
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

Jacko, I have no connection with the A-10...

Jacko, I have no connection with the A-10 whatsoever, not even as a 'flag bearer' per se, save for acknowledging that it does what it does very well, and is already extant. Nor am I an air power...
26th Jun 2017, 21:37
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

But again, there are 300 + of the things already...

But again, there are 300 + of the things already in service & upgraded (or being so). On my assumption that there really isn't an operationally valid reason (on the A-10, at least) for the second...
26th Jun 2017, 21:11
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

I know the jigs survived in to the 90s as a...

I know the jigs survived in to the 90s as a certainty - there were attempts to sell the line wholesale to Turkey for a few years from the late eighties onward.

I'd assumed that Boeing inherited...
26th Jun 2017, 20:50
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

It does have a certain ugly beauty, doesn't it? ...

It does have a certain ugly beauty, doesn't it?

Well, as I said when first raising the issue of a twin seater - sure, it could be done, but with the recent upgrades & availability of podded tech...
26th Jun 2017, 20:28
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

It's my understanding that the original YA10-B...

It's my understanding that the original YA10-B conversion was achieved by inserting a 'plug' immediately forward of the bulkhead twixt fuselage and cockpit, with the structure ahead then being...
25th Jun 2017, 19:34
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

You're missing the point, Jacko. I'm not...

You're missing the point, Jacko. I'm not suggesting that the A-10 (C, actually - not A) is a light attack platform, I'm suggesting it has infinitely more operational potential than anything else...
24th Jun 2017, 16:33
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

But surely, as I've said in earlier posts, it...

But surely, as I've said in earlier posts, it already meets or exceeds the requirement, save for sfc. It's received modern avionics, getting new wing sets, carries what you'd want it to, and also has...
24th Jun 2017, 16:02
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

At the risk of coming across as a 'fanboi'...

At the risk of coming across as a 'fanboi' (again), there's an (bought, paid for & already in service) A-10 at the door - says he'd like a word. :)
20th Jun 2017, 21:20
Replies: 52
Views: 8,994
Posted By JG54

West Coast I have only made mention of OV-10...

West Coast

I have only made mention of OV-10 & A-10 as 'lo' and 'hi' solutions respectively, nor have I necessarily suggested they be used in concert (although it strikes me that this wouldn't be...
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