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25th May 2022, 01:41
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Posted By Lonewolf_50

OK, I can see that PoV, but don't you think...

OK, I can see that PoV, but don't you think that's a Brit-chauvinist position?

This thing with Orban isn't new. His first run in the premiership was at the turn of the century, and he's been in...
25th May 2022, 00:27
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,203,208
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Isn't Hungary in NATO? Why yes, yes they are! ...

Isn't Hungary in NATO? Why yes, yes they are! (https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/nato_countries.htm)

So what are you kvetching about again? There's a war going on in their neighborhood. I am not...
25th May 2022, 00:17
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Given my rotary wing bias, I am not going to be...

Given my rotary wing bias, I am not going to be against naming a military fort that is the heart of Army helicopters after a stud helicopter pilot.


While I generally agree with SAS on the woke...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 23:51
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,884
Posted By Lonewolf_50

I tend to agree, but a problem is that the...

I tend to agree, but a problem is that the toxicity of the mental environment is somewhat enabled by the First Amendment (which I am a huge fan of-that Amendment, and the other nine as well).
The...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 23:27
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,884
Posted By Lonewolf_50

The sell out started with George H W Bush the day...

The sell out started with George H W Bush the day after he took office. Reagan had stood firm, Bush folded, Clinton folded, Bush Jr folded, and Obama didn't know how many cards were in his hand but...
24th May 2022, 13:54
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,203,208
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Hmm, IIRC, switchblade doesn't have an explosive...

Hmm, IIRC, switchblade doesn't have an explosive head. Might have been a different munition.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 13:42
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,884
Posted By Lonewolf_50

1970's is when the thaw began. Nixon and...

1970's is when the thaw began. Nixon and Kissinger.
(I lived in Taiwan) there as a teenager, when Chiang Kai Chek was still in charge (He died in 1975) They meet every test of a nation state, and...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 13:31
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Can we stay on topic for this thread, please? We...

Can we stay on topic for this thread, please? We can use a European example that I alluded to: somehow, fear of waking up WW II ghosts kept the Germans from manning up and sending in the armored...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 13:20
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Hank reached his sell by date a decade or so ago....

Hank reached his sell by date a decade or so ago. And yes, he's a Sinophile.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2022, 13:10
Replies: 1,216
Views: 105,884
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Back to politics of a different sort: getting the...

Back to politics of a different sort: getting the message out. We see yet another case of "what the President meant was (http://cnn.com/2022/05/23/politics/biden-taiwan-china-ukraine-russia/)" coming...
23rd May 2022, 20:59
Replies: 20
Views: 6,238
Posted By Lonewolf_50

BPF: Czech and mate. :ok:

BPF: Czech and mate. :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2022, 20:55
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

While I am not particularly happy with how the...

While I am not particularly happy with how the Germans are dragging their feet as regards to Ukraine (just as I was not happy with them not rolling in an armored brigade to support IFOR in 1995 - the...
23rd May 2022, 20:44
Replies: 1,279
Views: 401,363
Posted By Lonewolf_50

The war of words is getting a bit sharper. ...

The war of words is getting a bit sharper.
President Biden's remarks about defending Taiwan have received a riposte.
"Don't stand in the way of 1.4 billion Chinese" (Chinese foreign ministry...
19th May 2022, 12:55
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,203,208
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Given that there is as yet no armistice / no...

Given that there is as yet no armistice / no ceasefire agreement, how can you make that assertion? While I would (as an observer) prefer to see any such agreement include such a provision, and I am...
19th May 2022, 12:31
Replies: 34
Views: 9,146
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Now that the problems have been addressed and...

Now that the problems have been addressed and solved, why not?
Speculation: Boeing likely offered a nice discount/package deal to get a major order from a major carrier.
That (order) would be a...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 17:37
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

I will suggest to you that the leverage that the...

I will suggest to you that the leverage that the US had with Turkey in the past has decreased substantially during Mr Erdogan's time in office.
TBH, I don't see Joe B spending a silver bullet on...
18th May 2022, 17:33
Replies: 21
Views: 4,795
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Just This Once; Here's a related story about...

Just This Once; Here's a related story about outrunning a SAM over Libya in 1986...
18th May 2022, 17:14
Replies: 131
Views: 19,814
Posted By Lonewolf_50

I think that Turkey is looking to take advantage...

I think that Turkey is looking to take advantage of any Russian problems in the Black Sea area.
Some interesting commentary from a Turkish observer here ...
18th May 2022, 15:36
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,203,208
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Thank you, Mike. The difference in reported...

Thank you, Mike.
The difference in reported 'confirmed' versus 'estimated' in my experience was about a factor of 3 (that was human casualties) which looks similar to the delta here (at least in...
18th May 2022, 14:35
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,203,208
Posted By Lonewolf_50

NutLoose, I find the "441 UAV" figure to be very...

NutLoose, I find the "441 UAV" figure to be very significant (to me) as a data point, given how drones have been changing warfare for about two decades. Any idea on how many drones Ukraine has...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 14:33
Replies: 81
Views: 9,011
Posted By Lonewolf_50

And thus pints as well, much to my dismay, when...

And thus pints as well, much to my dismay, when I get a pint at the local bar ... :mad:
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 14:31
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Despite hearing that the defenders in Mariupol...

Despite hearing that the defenders in Mariupol had surrendered (https://www.economist.com/europe/2022/05/17/mariupols-last-ukrainian-defenders-begin-to-surrender), I hear other news that there are...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 14:13
Replies: 81
Views: 9,011
Posted By Lonewolf_50

That really depends on the car. Small sedans...

That really depends on the car.
Small sedans get much better MPG than what we have now. Most sedans these days get 30-40 MPG until you get into the luxury cars.
I have a mini van (when you have...
18th May 2022, 14:00
Replies: 131
Views: 19,814
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Do you know how many CVBGs were in the Persian...

Do you know how many CVBGs were in the Persian Gulf for the 1991 war? (Yeah, that was 30 years ago). I think it was four. (Well, three then four...
18th May 2022, 13:55
Replies: 21
Views: 4,795
Posted By Lonewolf_50

There was an article circling around some years...

There was an article circling around some years ago that captured a talk given by an old Blackbird pilot who described how long it took him to turn around after a photo run over Lybia. I'll see if I...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 13:16
Replies: 81
Views: 9,011
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Who is this "we" Kimo Sabe? The way you framed...

Who is this "we" Kimo Sabe?
The way you framed your question is just like the tired old Have you stopped beating your wife? ploy.
You assume the answer, or a condition, in the asking of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 12:34
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Thanks for the link. The "grain cargo war" as a...

Thanks for the link. The "grain cargo war" as a new chapter of "the tanker war(1980's) " is an interesting take. (Pet Peeve: he did not pronounce ADM James Stavridis' name correctly! :mad: He was XO...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2022, 17:10
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

What if that was part of the deception plan?...

What if that was part of the deception plan? :eek: Maskirovka, Western style.
(No idea one way or the other) As to the blame game that you are raising, it might be fodder for the US Politics...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2022, 13:38
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

I am not sure that's how it plays out, but it's...

I am not sure that's how it plays out, but it's one possible path forward. It appears that Russian attempts to get Mariupol have succeeded, if this news story is credible. ...
17th May 2022, 12:45
Replies: 21
Views: 4,795
Posted By Lonewolf_50

USAF Hypersonic Missile Test: successful

https://www.airforce-technology.com/news/usaf-conducts-successful-flight-test-of-arrw-hypersonic-weapon/

After a few false starts, the USAF's hypersonic missile test has had a success, from the...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2022, 21:49
Replies: 2,721
Views: 996,172
Posted By Lonewolf_50

I suggest that you take your predictions and head...

I suggest that you take your predictions and head to London.
Find a betting line for that (there is bound to be at least one betting franchise that will have a line on that).
Someone will be happy...
16th May 2022, 21:42
Replies: 5,957
Views: 3,203,208
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Isn't Vilnius the capital of a NATO nation as...

Isn't Vilnius the capital of a NATO nation as well? :bored: Poland would have to go through all of Belarus to get to Smolensk. These assertions make no sense.

And oddball factoid with a trace of...
16th May 2022, 21:30
Replies: 48
Views: 3,211
Posted By Lonewolf_50

Yes, that would have been a fairer approach than...

Yes, that would have been a fairer approach than calling me out and leaving his spam unmentioned.
Your general position is a fair one, though. :ok: If it crops up again I will suggest that it be...
16th May 2022, 15:06
Replies: 48
Views: 3,211
Posted By Lonewolf_50

No. IIRC, fdr did. (The mods did, I think, move a...

No. IIRC, fdr did. (The mods did, I think, move a few posts there after the fact).
Like you, I am responding to a post in this thread.
If you want fdr to stop doing crap like this...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th May 2022, 14:49
Replies: 64
Views: 9,432
Posted By Lonewolf_50

I don't think that this is a healthy attitude to...

I don't think that this is a healthy attitude to take, that pushing a button is what solves your immediate flying problems.
If the mishap the pilot had more recency of experience in instrument...
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