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juretrn

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  1. The only correct reaction
  2. History of space based lasers See top of page for pt. 2 and pt. 3
  3. Mars sample return mission, that would be a great prelude to an actual manned mission.
  4. Careful, next thing you know and the US gets a huge bout of paranoia like Germany and suddenly closes all nuclear plants because hurr durrr "green" parties.
  5. Kanye West is now an expert in hydrogen powered air transport, proposes to ditch Air Force One for "Apple-made" iPlane One. Yes, this is for real. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/kanyes-apple-iplane-1-for-trump-was-designed-by-someone-else.html
  6. I was there, some roads got flooded and some trees got ripped out... otherwise, it was just loads of rain for a couple of days.
  7. IMO, this excerpt is even more interesting: Gives new meaning to "shoot and scoot".
  8. Sounds like probe and drogue is still a problem for the C version.
  9. "Any day now" http://airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2018/August 2018/Two-Years-On-Goldfein-Says-Operations-Show-F-35-a-Game-Changer.aspx I thought DOT&E said there's no way fleet-wide availability can rise any time soon?
  10. No, it has better wing loading, therefore better at everything. /s
  11. I can't believe people still claim A and B variant are "handicapped" because of B's lift fan. Is googling "F-35 variants" so flipping hard?! I mean, it may have been a funny meme once upon a time, but by god has it overstayed its welcome. edit: I've decided to make this and leave it here, maybe someone might find it useful.
  12. Because an F-35 is going to do ground support from below 1000 feet (not that the A-10 does much of that as well once you hang Hellfires and LGBs from it). What's next, judging an A-10 by its ability to go supersonic?
  13. The F-35 is bad because "it doesn't have armour". The F-35 is bad because "it's too heavy". Which one is it then!??!?! FFS
  14. The way things (budgets) are going for RN they'll soon have numbers parity in nucs.
  15. Jesus fck, the one with Kurds vs Turks is just... can't bring myself to watch after that first point-blank kill.
  16. I heard the fanboys at Defence Forum India claim that, so it must be true.
  17. Dutch MH17 investigation officially blames Russians for the shoot-down: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44252150 On a related note, Bellingcat identified a possible commander of the operation as a Russian GRU officer: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/05/25/mh17-russian-gru-commander-orion-identified-oleg-ivannikov/
  18. Or in other words, LM didn't want to take chances with someone being able to measure the RCS of the F-35.
  19. That makes me wonder - how bad for the environment are these smoke charges in Alzoc's post?
  20. 100% genuine conversation that led up to Kinzhal: "Ivan, let's try to make MiG-31 useful in strike role" "Just strap an Iskander on it" "Ivan, you're a genius."
  21. SpudmanWP of f-16.net uses the powers of FOIA to get a 2017 report on concurrency cost of the F-35: http://www.f-16.net/forum/download/file.php?id=26535
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