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29th Jul 2019, 18:03
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Views: 3,849
Posted By George K Lee

Critical question: was the pilot an orthopedist...

Critical question: was the pilot an orthopedist or a periodontist?
24th Jun 2018, 08:50
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

So at the date of the fire, around 120 aircraft...

So at the date of the fire, around 120 aircraft operating and ten years into the program the first aircraft is a write-off.

Incorrect. 2014 engine fire at Eglin. ("f-35 engine fire 2014" only gets...
23rd Jun 2018, 14:50
Replies: 5,721
Views: 1,461,171
Posted By George K Lee

WEBF - One could probably state that the genesis...

WEBF - One could probably state that the genesis for the QE ships was the very rapid evolution in US combat aircraft plans post-Cold War and post-Desert Storm, including the demise of A-12, the...
23rd Jun 2018, 14:17
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By George K Lee

I'm not sure why the OBC has never been...

I'm not sure why the OBC has never been digitized, while frame cameras like the UTAS DB/MS-110 and MS-177 series have been. It could be that the OBC has long been considered to be on the brink of...
22nd Jun 2018, 23:51
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By George K Lee

Again, it's not any conventional framing camera....

Again, it's not any conventional framing camera. It's this dude:

https://history.nasa.gov/afj/simbaycam/itek-pan-camera.html

NASA used a space-hardened version, but the original was for the TRA...
22nd Jun 2018, 01:40
Replies: 21
Views: 3,089
Posted By George K Lee

I am pretty sure that the instrument in question...

I am pretty sure that the instrument in question is the Itek Optical Bar Camera, a remarkable piece of kit that dates to the 1960s.
22nd Jun 2018, 00:25
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

Plod, First of all, you might want to...

Plod,

First of all, you might want to address GR's point (based on the data assembled by di Briganti...
21st Jun 2018, 11:38
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

History will be left to tell whether or not it...

History will be left to tell whether or not it lived up to expectation....

No need for that. The facts are proven, and the program has fallen far short of what was promised....
21st Jun 2018, 01:11
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

My suggestion to you is to stop insulting every...

My suggestion to you is to stop insulting every poster that happens to disagree with your outlook

Good idea in theory, but how's the man going to sustain his virility?

Many would judge it a...
20th Jun 2018, 12:57
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

JN - You're right. 1000 lb JDAM internal on the...

JN - You're right. 1000 lb JDAM internal on the F-35B.
20th Jun 2018, 12:15
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

George’s negativity is remarkably similar to that...

George’s negativity is remarkably similar to that of Pierre Sprey's.

Thanks for the compliment.

BP - Your observation is correct. The corner reflectors in that configuration are innumerable. As...
20th Jun 2018, 00:23
Replies: 163
Views: 47,708
Posted By George K Lee

Two radars mounted fore and aft is fine. ...

Two radars mounted fore and aft is fine.

It's when you have one radar in the middle, connected to the nose and tail by waveguides like tree-roots....
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20th Jun 2018, 00:11
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

GR - The improvements come too late for many... ...

GR - The improvements come too late for many...

Fully 74% of Export F-35s Delivered Until 2023 Are Obsolete...
19th Jun 2018, 20:28
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

JN - Threshold Block 3 weapons for the B remain...

JN - Threshold Block 3 weapons for the B remain AIM-120C AMRAAM (internal), AIM-9X/ASRAAM (external), 2k JDAM (internal) and 500lb Paveway (either). According to Defense News, the UK jets will use...
17th Jun 2018, 22:21
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

Indeed, T28B. I took the time to skim some early...

Indeed, T28B. I took the time to skim some early pages the other day. The thread started after the US program director, Mike Heinz, had been fired ("Heinz Gets Canned" as some evilminded headline...
17th Jun 2018, 19:49
Replies: 37
Views: 5,609
Posted By George K Lee

My Mum worked for the Kelvin company (later,...

My Mum worked for the Kelvin company (later, Smiths) in the early war years, and would tell the story about the women "pointing" the brushes with their tongues.

And before anyone starts in with...
17th Jun 2018, 19:40
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

Seriously, Brat - I'm making the assertion that...

Seriously, Brat - I'm making the assertion that those who have held negative views of the program (the same goes for GAO, DOT&E and the Joint Estimating Team) have consistently been correct in...
16th Jun 2018, 18:16
Replies: 21
Views: 5,693
Posted By George K Lee

The M61 is a gun. The Belgians are still in on...

The M61 is a gun. The Belgians are still in on the NATO weapon program with dual-keyed B61s, which are being upgraded into the dial-a-yield, JDAM-tailkit-equipped B61-12. Integrating the weapon on to...
16th Jun 2018, 03:31
Replies: 21
Views: 5,693
Posted By George K Lee

Anyone who understands Belgian politics, please...

Anyone who understands Belgian politics, please raise their moules-and-frites stained hand.
15th Jun 2018, 15:38
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

"Albeit late and at a price to make one's eyes...

"Albeit late and at a price to make one's eyes bug out"....

True, but perhaps an understatement. This is no ordinary PITA combo of delays and overruns, because the world's largest air force has...
14th Jun 2018, 15:10
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

I'm not sure why F-35 fans need to preface all...

I'm not sure why F-35 fans need to preface all their thrice recycled PR pablum positive program news with insults. A Trumpish inferiority complex, no doubt.

That said, it's been the whiners who...
14th Jun 2018, 15:03
Replies: 12,054
Views: 2,818,760
Posted By George K Lee

That's an interesting story about the Prof. It...

That's an interesting story about the Prof. It reflects the degree to which China was not considered a technological threat in 2003 - I would assume that, today, one's NDA would proscribe running off...
14th Jun 2018, 14:48
Replies: 58
Views: 18,100
Posted By George K Lee

RIP. He wrote the book on much of the earlier...

RIP. He wrote the book on much of the earlier Harrier adventure, and his exploration of the very tricky low-speed-yaw mantraps was an epic of test flying.

From his own Youtube page, here's 4:30 of...
7th Jun 2018, 12:32
Replies: 52
Views: 9,359
Posted By George K Lee

As explained at the time, tanks didn't do much...

As explained at the time, tanks didn't do much for the A & C, which had 18-19 klb internal fuel already and a larger fuel fraction (internal fuel to clean TOW) than most fighters. The B, however, has...
6th Jun 2018, 15:20
Replies: 52
Views: 9,359
Posted By George K Lee

Further digression: I have often speculated that...

Further digression: I have often speculated that if the A-6F Intruder II had survived, we wouldn't have needed much else in the MidEast for the past 17 years.

Further to the range discussion: AAR...
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