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2nd May 2019, 15:35
Replies: 125
Views: 41,353
Posted By KenV

From Wiki: The Navy's goal for the aircraft...

From Wiki:

The Navy's goal for the aircraft is to be able to deliver 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of fuel total to 4 to 6 airplanes at a range of 500 nmi (580 mi; 930 km).

Don't know if the delivered...
2nd May 2019, 15:32
Replies: 125
Views: 41,353
Posted By KenV

Guess it all depends on your interpretation. Is...

Guess it all depends on your interpretation. Is the Harrier a British Aerospace product? Or a McDonnell Douglas product? Neither? Both? Is the F-16 a Lockheed product? Is the F-18 a McDonnell Douglas...
2nd May 2019, 13:46
Replies: 125
Views: 41,353
Posted By KenV

Spiv? Oh my. You're taking this rather...

Spiv? Oh my. You're taking this rather personally. The fact is, 90 years ago Boeing (not Douglas, not McDonnell) had already designed and built three different USN carrier aircraft. The fact they...
2nd May 2019, 12:31
Replies: 125
Views: 41,353
Posted By KenV

Yes, really. Boeing's first carrier aircraft was...

Yes, really. Boeing's first carrier aircraft was the Boeing Model 15, known in USN service as the FB. The F1B was Marine Corps only (land based only) and the F2B was designed for the carrier Langley....
1st May 2019, 17:21
Replies: 9
Views: 4,015
Posted By KenV

In the USN carrier landing environment units AOA...

In the USN carrier landing environment units AOA are always used. When in the groove making a carrier approach "On speed" is actually specific units AOA, usually 7.4 to 8.8 regardless of aircraft...
1st May 2019, 16:39
Replies: 32
Views: 11,246
Posted By KenV

The B-1 had two right-handed pilot positions. ...

The B-1 had two right-handed pilot positions. When the general in charge of the B-1 program took over the C-17 program, he insisted it have two right-handed positions. When Douglas presented USAF...
2nd Apr 2019, 18:32
Replies: 34
Views: 10,236
Posted By KenV

All three US services require a specific all...

All three US services require a specific all laser (no knife) type of surgery. And they will do it for free if an applicant is otherwise qualified and enters the pilot training program.
2nd Apr 2019, 13:11
Replies: 34
Views: 10,236
Posted By KenV

USAF, USN, and USMC accept folks into their pilot...

USAF, USN, and USMC accept folks into their pilot program whose eyes have been corrected by lazer surgery. Don't know if RAF does or not and if not why not.
1st Apr 2019, 16:43
Replies: 729
Views: 463,720
Posted By KenV

May I politely point out that in this case the...

May I politely point out that in this case the cognitive failure was judged not to be due to inexperience in type, but due to some kind physical impairment. The physical impairment was independent...
1st Apr 2019, 16:09
Replies: 729
Views: 463,720
Posted By KenV

This thread is about the trial. Nothing in the...

This thread is about the trial. Nothing in the trial pointed to lack of time/experience in type. The jury concluded that the accident was caused by cognitive impairment, which is totally...
29th Mar 2019, 17:12
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,324,539
Posted By KenV

Umm, no. The F-15EX will be largely based on the...

Umm, no. The F-15EX will be largely based on the F-15SA, which has fly by wire, a new cockpit, a lighter yet stronger wing with two additional hardpoints, new computers, and lots lots more. The...
29th Mar 2019, 16:57
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Views: 3,324,539
Posted By KenV

Umm, the latest version of the F-15 is based on...

Umm, the latest version of the F-15 is based on the E model, which is a two seater and can perform both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. USAF only wants to do air-to-air with theirs and so the...
29th Mar 2019, 16:29
Replies: 729
Views: 463,720
Posted By KenV

So may I ask, what part of the Shoreham tragedy...

So may I ask, what part of the Shoreham tragedy was caused by a lack of time/experience in type by the pilot? Or even contributed to it? I personally see nothing. And I don't see how the above...
27th Mar 2019, 15:54
Replies: 729
Views: 463,720
Posted By KenV

Avoidable? Yes, certainly. Essentially all...

Avoidable? Yes, certainly. Essentially all accidents are avoidable/preventable. But that was not the point in the trial. The point in the trial was: did the failure to avoid/prevent the accident...
26th Mar 2019, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 4,019
Posted By KenV

All large aircraft wings bend upward during...

All large aircraft wings bend upward during flight, both those with anhedral (like C-5, C-141, C-17, Il-76, An-124 and other military airlifters.) and those with dihedral (the vast majority of...
26th Mar 2019, 15:27
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

The only version of 737 that has MCAS is the MAX...

The only version of 737 that has MCAS is the MAX version. Indeed the purpose of MCAS is so 737MAX behaves like 737NG. And both P-8 and Wedgetail are based on the NG platform, not MAX.
6th Mar 2019, 15:49
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,324,539
Posted By KenV

At least partially for the same reason USN...

At least partially for the same reason USN continues to buy Super Hornets. It provides a capability not matched by the F-35 and working together, they provide a greater capability than either alone....
6th Mar 2019, 13:49
Replies: 52
Views: 22,041
Posted By KenV

Thanks for the thorough comparison. I too loved...

Thanks for the thorough comparison. I too loved my time in the Scooter. I flew the later A-4F with the same -408 engine as the A-4M. The A-4M got a bigger cockpit than the F, so in the F it really...
5th Mar 2019, 19:03
Replies: 532
Views: 274,668
Posted By KenV

I sincerely hope these guys are successful. ...

I sincerely hope these guys are successful. Really. But realistically, I just don't see it happening. It seems to me that an airship is just that: an airSHIP. It seems to have most of the...
5th Mar 2019, 18:27
Replies: 52
Views: 22,041
Posted By KenV

I'm an A-4 driver with zero experience on Gnat...

I'm an A-4 driver with zero experience on Gnat and Hawk. Anyone out there with Gnat/Hawk and A-4 experience who could provide a comparison? I realize that the A-4 was twice the weight, wing area and...
5th Mar 2019, 17:37
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

OK. But if the WARP and the HDU are not...

OK. But if the WARP and the HDU are not "interconnected", yet the pressure drops when both are used simultaneously, then somewhere in the system they share a common feed manifold that is not of...
6th Feb 2019, 12:03
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

Interesting. So the undersized pipe is not the...

Interesting. So the undersized pipe is not the pipe in the wing feeding the pod, it is a main feed pipe (fuel manifold) that feeds all three hose drogue systems. Interesting.

Agreed. Same applies...
5th Feb 2019, 18:21
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

I just made my last reply in this thread to the...

I just made my last reply in this thread to the various folks who made and are making personal attacks. I suspect they're attempting to get this thread shut down, and that would be a genuine shame.
5th Feb 2019, 18:07
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

Another one taking personal potshots. Probably an...

Another one taking personal potshots. Probably an effort in futility, but OK, here goes.

Really? Reading every word is the only way? Fascinating claim. Are you asserting that this forum does not...
5th Feb 2019, 17:42
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

I don't know why I even bother. Your personal...

I don't know why I even bother. Your personal attacks are irrational and will continue anyway, but here goes. Read what I wrote, not what you wish I wrote. Since you missed it, allow me to add...
5th Feb 2019, 15:05
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

May I offer two comments: 1. Sounds like...

May I offer two comments:

1. Sounds like someone screwed up twice if they had to enlarge the fuel tubes. First in under specifying the tube size to begin with, and second in not adding a jet pump...
5th Feb 2019, 13:41
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

So Airbus's solution to reduced ground pitch...

So Airbus's solution to reduced ground pitch angle is to reduce MTOGW, thus preserving critical field length? Interesting. But this means that anytime the MRTT is operating from long runways where...
5th Feb 2019, 13:35
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

Two comments: 1. I never made such a claim. ...

Two comments:
1. I never made such a claim. But nice try anyway.
2. If you're referencing the discussion of fuel having to move "uphill" due to dihedral and/or anhedral, the fuel system is not...
5th Feb 2019, 11:54
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

Now its starting to make sense. Yet not. It makes...

Now its starting to make sense. Yet not. It makes sense that with a reduced MTOGW the MRTT can reach MTOGW with just a full load of fuel. It makes no sense at all that Airbus reduced the MTOGW of the...
4th Feb 2019, 18:50
Replies: 469
Views: 304,567
Posted By KenV

Clearly, it doesn't. Like it's predecessor P-3,...

Clearly, it doesn't. Like it's predecessor P-3, it would seem the P-8 would need to descend to engage a submerged target with conventional weapons.
4th Feb 2019, 18:24
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

According to wiki, OEW of A330-200 is 265,900lb. ...

According to wiki, OEW of A330-200 is 265,900lb. 256,900 + 244,200 (111 tonne) = 501,100lb. MTOGW is listed as 533,519. That leaves 12,419 lb for payload/cargo with fuel fuel. OK, the A330MRTT...
4th Feb 2019, 17:54
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

Ooooh yeah, the boom operator moving the boom and...

Ooooh yeah, the boom operator moving the boom and totally fouling up your approach! I was fortunate in that it only happened a few times, but what a mind bender that was for me. All of a sudden my...
4th Feb 2019, 16:57
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

I was specifically addressing the fee for...

I was specifically addressing the fee for services contract that Lockheed and Airbus are teaming to provide. My point being that Lockheed/Airbus would have a heck of a time competing on price against...
4th Feb 2019, 16:46
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

Oh yeah! We called it the "Iron Maiden" for a...

Oh yeah! We called it the "Iron Maiden" for a reason: she was deadly! All the other baskets are some kind of fabric, while the 135's BDA basket is metal!! If you hit that basket just a tiny bit off...
4th Feb 2019, 16:21
Replies: 1,196
Views: 523,718
Posted By KenV

One more time, this is a commercial fee for...

One more time, this is a commercial fee for services contract. Those commercial service providers are not going to be operating in a war zone. That's where the KC-46 will operate.

Much easier? ...
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