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10th Aug 2022, 09:48
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By tartare

Just. Wow. The energy management and need to...

Just. Wow.
The energy management and need to stay ahead of the jet is pretty intimidating.
It really was a missile with a man in it...
9th Aug 2022, 02:16
Replies: 7,993
Views: 5,514,740
Posted By tartare

Indeed. While not in any way excusing it, it is...

Indeed.
While not in any way excusing it, it is simply the Russian way of waging war - casual savagery - since the time of the Czars.
What we are seeing now is a repeat of Chechnya - the only...
5th Aug 2022, 08:58
Replies: 20
Views: 2,443
Posted By tartare

So it seems the lessons of WW2 have not been...

So it seems the lessons of WW2 have not been learned.
From memory it was the Japanese Army that wanted to invade Australia - and it was the Japanese navy that said "Don't be idiots - look at the...
4th Aug 2022, 23:45
Replies: 20
Views: 2,443
Posted By tartare

My point exactly. I had thought the Abrams were...

My point exactly.
I had thought the Abrams were bought to be embarked (by ship or C-17) for infantry cover in the near island chains.
If the expectation is that they'll be used to defend the...
4th Aug 2022, 07:25
Replies: 20
Views: 2,443
Posted By tartare

Not talking about striking the mainland...

Not talking about striking the mainland necessarily - I would have thought the ability to hold anything strategic within a 5000km radius at immediate threat from a launcher you couldn't find would be...
4th Aug 2022, 01:09
Replies: 20
Views: 2,443
Posted By tartare

I get the `balanced force' argument of 3...

I get the `balanced force' argument of 3 brigades, 10 ships, 6 subs etc.
But M1 Abrams - really - to protect expeditionary infantry embarked overseas?
What are we thinking - that there'll be a...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2022, 23:38
Replies: 40
Views: 4,664
Posted By tartare

It's an interesting point. I'd posit that...

It's an interesting point.
I'd posit that cultural trait - combined with an authoritarian regime means their military have a disadvantage in honestly and objectively examining failure and rapidly...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jul 2022, 06:32
Replies: 15,842
Views: 2,603,474
Posted By tartare

Lad's only been up in Queensland since the...

Lad's only been up in Queensland since the weekend on uni hols.
Already got himself an endorsement on the Eurofox and has now gone full bush-pilot on me!
Spies the 180 at the aerodrome - "I'd like...
25th Jul 2022, 04:23
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

It sounds like a hell of a course - as you'd want...

It sounds like a hell of a course - as you'd want it to be.
Great anecdote in the Hennessey book about the trainee who had a raw steak served to him in the captains chair by Teacher - because he...
25th Jul 2022, 03:31
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

Hmm - wonder if they'll put Oz Captains through...

Hmm - wonder if they'll put Oz Captains through UK Perisher...?
EDIT: I see they do already...
24th Jul 2022, 02:43
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

Nah - disagree. The fact we have a Labor...

Nah - disagree.
The fact we have a Labor government has nothing to do with whether the subs will arrive.
AUKUS was the only thing those useless, do nothing muppets who were booted out did of any...
21st Jul 2022, 07:32
Replies: 536
Views: 159,007
Posted By tartare

Impressive - thanks Spaz.

Impressive - thanks Spaz.
21st Jul 2022, 07:17
Replies: 536
Views: 159,007
Posted By tartare

Was watching video of the B-Model hovering at...

Was watching video of the B-Model hovering at Farnborough.
When it translates to forward flight it seems to keep the front fan door open for a long time.
That must create huge drag - does anyone...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2022, 02:32
Replies: 847
Views: 30,769
Posted By tartare

Am I alone in thinking Rishi Sunak comes across...

Am I alone in thinking Rishi Sunak comes across like a smart, little sh!t?
Too oleaginous, too slick, too smooth, out of touch.
Although Liz Truss is pretty hardcore neoliberal - I know who I'd...
20th Jul 2022, 23:00
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

Yep - not surprised by that. I suspect you'll...

Yep - not surprised by that.
I suspect you'll see both British and American boats moving through Perth on a regular basis from now on.
Interesting backgrounder here on the similarities/differences...
19th Jul 2022, 00:20
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

My thoughts exactly... he should stick to...

My thoughts exactly... he should stick to speaking about soldiering.
There's only one boat Australia should get in my view... and it ain't the Astute.
18th Jul 2022, 00:45
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

Well, one former SAS Captain is speaking with...

Well, one former SAS Captain is speaking with great authority on the topic:...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2022, 00:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By tartare

...and Verdi is disgracefully sexist too... ...

...and Verdi is disgracefully sexist too...

Woman is fickle
Like a feather in the wind,
She changes her voice and her mind.
Always sweet,
Pretty face,
In tears or in laughter, she is...
13th Jul 2022, 23:53
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

Well, `straya already owns at least one of the...

Well, `straya already owns at least one of the big SIGINT birds up there - so this adds to that.
12th Jul 2022, 03:47
Replies: 61
Views: 15,570
Posted By tartare

I'd highly recommend that Rogue Wave doco - it...

I'd highly recommend that Rogue Wave doco - it terrified Mrs T. when we watched it years ago.
Astonishing how something as basic as wave theory was found lacking after the Draupner Wave incident -...
19th Jun 2022, 23:06
Replies: 206
Views: 91,854
Posted By tartare

Fascinating - knew about the carrier Ops wrt...

Fascinating - knew about the carrier Ops wrt French tests - but not the Australian operations.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2022, 08:34
Replies: 80
Views: 9,190
Posted By tartare

Don't lose hope in them. Son 21 is a rabid...

Don't lose hope in them.
Son 21 is a rabid Stevie Ray Vaughan and Hendrix fan - also loves cool jazz.
Daughter 17 likes 80s music.
Meanwhile they've introduced their dear old Dad to new stuff I...
17th Jun 2022, 01:22
Replies: 228
Views: 50,768
Posted By tartare

There was a Harrier (static) at the Avalon...

There was a Harrier (static) at the Avalon airshow in Melbourne years ago.
What amazed me looking at it was how compact the cockpit was.
As tight fitting as an A-4 - the pilot has a lot of leg...
16th Jun 2022, 23:08
Replies: 228
Views: 50,768
Posted By tartare

Will any of those Jet Art Harriers be allowed to...

Will any of those Jet Art Harriers be allowed to fly again?
I assume not - complex type etc.
16th Jun 2022, 01:04
Replies: 280
Views: 121,583
Posted By tartare

Typical fighter pilot height wise then? :E

Typical fighter pilot height wise then? :E
15th Jun 2022, 02:35
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,409
Posted By tartare

True... it is an impressive piece of kit. That...

True... it is an impressive piece of kit.
That said the B-52 says big, bad and scary like few other aircraft.
The statement by China bodes ill for the RAAF and RAN I reckon.
They'll think twice...
15th Jun 2022, 02:14
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,409
Posted By tartare

An assumption based on previous activities: ...

An assumption based on previous activities:
https://www.businessinsider.com/us-sends-b-52-bombers-ripping-through-south-china-sea-twice-in-a-week-2018-9
Either Buff or Bone seems to be the aerial...
14th Jun 2022, 23:10
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,409
Posted By tartare

Looking forward to the first carrier transit...

Looking forward to the first carrier transit through the Strait and B-52 overflight which is probably being planned as we speak!
The military equivalent of a raised finger...
13th Jun 2022, 07:34
Replies: 280
Views: 121,583
Posted By tartare

Seemed kinda wrong that Darkstar had NAVY written...

Seemed kinda wrong that Darkstar had NAVY written on the side though... just sayin'.
10th Jun 2022, 05:48
Replies: 280
Views: 121,583
Posted By tartare

In the Darkstar sequence? They even got the...

In the Darkstar sequence?
They even got the flickering plasma effect around the cockpit exterior right.. very clever.
10th Jun 2022, 00:27
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

Nah - don't buy that assertion. I reckon Labor...

Nah - don't buy that assertion.
I reckon Labor will stick with the SSNs - this is a decision that's much bigger, broader and long term than Richard Marles.
The much bigger problem is the capability...
7th Jun 2022, 03:46
Replies: 1,419
Views: 428,409
Posted By tartare

Another slice of salami: ...

Another slice of salami:
https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-to-begin-secret-construction-of-pla-naval-facility-in-cambodia-this-week-western-officials-say-20220607-p5arm8.html
6th Jun 2022, 23:46
Replies: 280
Views: 121,583
Posted By tartare

Saw it last night. Mega cheesy, brilliant...

Saw it last night.
Mega cheesy, brilliant aerial sequences and many little aviation references and details that were spot on.
Laughed out loud when Mav had to switch to guns.
Loved it.
2nd Jun 2022, 06:45
Replies: 280
Views: 121,583
Posted By tartare

Interesting document - I hadn't realised that so...

Interesting document - I hadn't realised that so many RAAF F-111s were lost.
2nd Jun 2022, 06:13
Replies: 1,004
Views: 197,544
Posted By tartare

Interesting development in the region - and...

Interesting development in the region - and related:
https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2022/06/u-s-and-south-korean-cooperation-on-nuclear-technology-positive-sign-for-k-ssn/
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