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27th Aug 2019, 16:06
Replies: 17
Views: 11,578
Posted By sandiego89

Lord F, thank you for the hydraulics lesson! ...

Lord F, thank you for the hydraulics lesson! Great stuff!

If I recall correctly from another article the plane was coming from Hawaii and Santa Maria was fogged in, with Santa Barbara as the...
26th Aug 2019, 17:36
Replies: 17
Views: 11,578
Posted By sandiego89

Appears to be N119TG, a 1957 built A model (later...

Appears to be N119TG, a 1957 built A model (later RC-130) from International Air Response. Glad everyone is OK.

Airframe Details for C-130 #3227...
26th Aug 2019, 15:07
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,325
Posted By sandiego89

Rattman has it about right. Explosive cord to...

Rattman has it about right. Explosive cord to shatter/separate the clear part of the canopy very near the frame. You can just see it in the photo above as the whiteish colored seal around the frame...
23rd Aug 2019, 13:03
Replies: 40
Views: 9,695
Posted By sandiego89

"Allowing" is a difficult word, as I would...

"Allowing" is a difficult word, as I would imagine that certification to US standards would not be permitted. I can think of several US originated airframes that were, or likely were, nuclear...
19th Aug 2019, 12:21
Replies: 98
Views: 33,979
Posted By sandiego89

Interesting that they seemed to have backed away...

Interesting that they seemed to have backed away from final assembly. Although they will be heavily involved in upgrades and maintenance, Japan had always wanted to keep involved in production to...
9th Aug 2019, 13:59
Replies: 134
Views: 106,504
Posted By sandiego89

Thank you for the clarification Not Long here. ...

Thank you for the clarification Not Long here. Sounds like the APS-149 would be a handy extra to have.
6th Aug 2019, 18:24
Replies: 134
Views: 106,504
Posted By sandiego89

Sorry if already mentioned, but it sounds like...

Sorry if already mentioned, but it sounds like the P-8's radar could be quite handy for overland tracking, if say you find your MPA operating over some sandbox for example, never happen would it? ;)...
5th Aug 2019, 14:07
Replies: 27
Views: 6,681
Posted By sandiego89

Add: MiG-21 (some) MiG 23/27 Mig-25 ...

Add:
MiG-21 (some)
MiG 23/27
Mig-25
MiG-29
Mig-31
Su-22
Su-25
Su-27 (and family)
M III
26th Jul 2019, 13:29
Replies: 40
Views: 10,337
Posted By sandiego89

Can anyone comment on any difference on hovering...

Can anyone comment on any difference on hovering with gear up or gear down? Handling difference? I seem to recall that with gear down it helped trap some air underneath the airframe/in the wheel...
23rd Jul 2019, 14:09
Replies: 40
Views: 10,337
Posted By sandiego89

No, I do not recal any AV8B/Gr5/7/9 achieving a...

No, I do not recal any AV8B/Gr5/7/9 achieving a real world air to air kill. Nor any AV8A/Gr1/3 for that matter. Only the Sea Harrier I believe. Happy to be corrected
16th Jul 2019, 14:10
Replies: 23
Views: 4,919
Posted By sandiego89

The Franco/German pooled fleet idea mentioned in...

The Franco/German pooled fleet idea mentioned in the flightblobal article is interesting. CH-47 seems to be a good choice for many.

I am kind of surprised that a European solution for a true...
15th Jul 2019, 14:43
Replies: 17
Views: 4,930
Posted By sandiego89

In your view what would make displays "better"...

In your view what would make displays "better" for photographers? Differing flight profile/ bank angles are nice for regular viewers and photographers alike. Serious question, curious.

Some...
9th Jul 2019, 12:57
Replies: 70
Views: 12,625
Posted By sandiego89

I also think it is quite remarkable that there...

I also think it is quite remarkable that there has not been a pure first world war since 1945. Sure plenty of conflicts, but nothing like previous centuries. I do think nuclear deterrence has been...
1st Jul 2019, 19:30
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,325
Posted By sandiego89

Single roundel on port upper wing surface, and...

Single roundel on port upper wing surface, and single on starboard under surface is actually quite common to modern jets, especially NATO, and especially with modern gray low visibility schemes. Not...
28th Jun 2019, 13:18
Replies: 5
Views: 3,187
Posted By sandiego89

Because they can. The US is perfectly able to...

Because they can. The US is perfectly able to design and field tier one precision weapons, and would have no interest in getting out the ability to do so. It keeps the knowledge, jobs and...
21st Jun 2019, 14:13
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,325
Posted By sandiego89

Wow, 600 gallon tank on each side, that's the...

Wow, 600 gallon tank on each side, that's the same size as the big F-4 Phantom centerline tank.

I can think of a few scenarios where Israel and other users might find these handy.

As for the...
18th Jun 2019, 14:27
Replies: 79
Views: 26,169
Posted By sandiego89

Wow, tough crowd here. Looked like an aggressive...

Wow, tough crowd here. Looked like an aggressive turning approach to an 8,000 foot strip- again part of the show at a major event, where arrivals and displays of even larger aircraft often have a...
18th Jun 2019, 12:59
Replies: 79
Views: 26,169
Posted By sandiego89

Arrivals at big shows are part of the show, why...

Arrivals at big shows are part of the show, why not.

And who needs thrust reverse? Looks like a good brake test was done as well...
5th Jun 2019, 17:25
Replies: 11,995
Views: 2,748,325
Posted By sandiego89

Some interesting nuggets in there: ".....The...

Some interesting nuggets in there: ".....The production total is comprised of 283 F-35A, 87 F-35B and 30 F-35C deliveries. The 200,000 flight hours includes all F-35s in the fleet comprised of...
29th May 2019, 20:03
Replies: 16
Views: 5,034
Posted By sandiego89

Thank you everyone for the explanation and that...

Thank you everyone for the explanation and that is a cracking picture GeeRam, and good piece on the inlet design ORAC- Lightning aerodynamics and design peculiarities are always a great topic of...
28th May 2019, 16:58
Replies: 16
Views: 5,034
Posted By sandiego89

Thank you for posting. Would really love to get...

Thank you for posting. Would really love to get there someday.

Why do the first three photos look like there is a plug in the intake? Is that condensation under certain atmospheric...
21st May 2019, 12:32
Replies: 4
Views: 2,586
Posted By sandiego89

Good to see the pilot walking and talking shortly...

Good to see the pilot walking and talking shortly after the ejection. According to a witness report in the link below he indicated to her he was fine, and had ejected about 45 minutes into the...
14th May 2019, 19:23
Replies: 134
Views: 167,887
Posted By sandiego89

"ultimate" perhaps only in gallons carried. The...

"ultimate" perhaps only in gallons carried. The certification, economics, crew training, contracting, and upkeep would be nightmare. Big Fire Bombers need big retainer contracts to make sense....
9th May 2019, 12:39
Replies: 32
Views: 9,852
Posted By sandiego89

But surely it did not help when the Air France...

But surely it did not help when the Air France left seater, and the non flying main pilot that came to the cockpit, had no idea the confused relief pilot in the right (I believe) seat was pulling...
8th May 2019, 00:41
Replies: 32
Views: 9,852
Posted By sandiego89

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I still...

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I still canít fathom why Airbus would ever consider unlinked cotrols. Very troubling.

Do any B-2ís have the third seat? Recall early plans included a third...
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