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  1. Mars sample return mission, that would be a great prelude to an actual manned mission.
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    NODS are bad, urrrgh

    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.
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    General news thread

    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
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    The Meteorology Thread: Hector Lives

    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.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    IMO, this excerpt is even more interesting: Gives new meaning to "shoot and scoot".
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    Sounds like probe and drogue is still a problem for the C version.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    "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?
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    No, it has better wing loading, therefore better at everything. /s
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    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.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    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?
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    Why not?
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    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
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    General Naval Warfare News/Technology thread.

    The way things (budgets) are going for RN they'll soon have numbers parity in nucs.
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    Combat Footage

    Jesus fck, the one with Kurds vs Turks is just... can't bring myself to watch after that first point-blank kill.
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    I heard the fanboys at Defence Forum India claim that, so it must be true.
  16. 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/
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    Or in other words, LM didn't want to take chances with someone being able to measure the RCS of the F-35.
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    Thermal signature of AFV

    That makes me wonder - how bad for the environment are these smoke charges in Alzoc's post?
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    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."
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    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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    The SH Ski/Snowboard Thread

    And it's always snowboarders. Ugh.
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    The SH Ski/Snowboard Thread

    If you're ever in my locale, go to Turracher Hohe or Bad Kleinkirchheim - Bad features a really dope world cup downhill run! What are your skis? I bought these just last week https://shop.atomic.com/en/products/redster-x7-xt-12-aa2718.html
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    The interesting ship photos/art thread.

    A little find - nice documentary on the Scharnhorst:
  24. Or just another example of a PR disaster in US heavy equipment...