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  1. Krieger22

    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    https://news.usni.org/2018/08/14/35796 It's official: the Blue Angels are getting Super Hornets. 9 Es and 2 Fs, with completion of conversion work on the airframes expected to be in December 2021.
  2. https://taskandpurpose.com/army-xm25-cdte-system-punisher/ The XM25 program is officially terminated.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    And now for some content that actually is the title. By which I mean, share my misery. The Reddit post that resulted in this absurdity here.
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    The Royal Malaysian Air Force's Cap55 plan is out. We're looking at reduction in simultaneously operated types, notably with combat capable aircraft. We're going from 3 (2 in practice since the Fulcrums are grounded indefinitely) fighter types to just one. MALE drones would be pretty useful for dealing with those damned Sulus, but we shall see if the budget exists for what the TUDM wants.
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    Ornithology Updates

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    50 bmg protection at 4 pounds?

    Doesn't work for me either. I'd like to see how the energy is dissipated. The bulge on the reverse side suggests that it's still pretty concentrated, which would be pretty bad news for one's internal organs anyway...
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    The Aircraft Carrier Shitstorm Thread

    For whatever reason, the cost estimate for CVN-81 is now at $15.1 billion. Salt from Rogoway and The Drive's peanut gallery here.
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    General cars and vehicles thread.

    In which opposed piston engines are described as some miraculous thing that hasn't caught on for some reason. I'm sure British and Soviet ex-tankers of a certain vintage can say otherwise.
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    There appears to have been some sort of leak at Roskosmos
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    http://aviationweek.com/farnborough-airshow-2018/f-35-engine-upgrade-would-enable-directed-energy-weapons Pratt & Whitney's new Growth Option 2.0 package for the F135 has interesting potential benefits:
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    I was hoping the absurdity of the situation (the first assumption already requires the existence of competent Syrian air defense soldiers, or the dumbest IAF pilot ever cleared for duty) would give the joke away. Anyway, Raytheon is waiting on a concrete timetable of integration of the SDB II. Who at marketing decided to CamelCase that?
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    Aerospace and Ordnance discussion/news.

    Is Paddy Power accepting bets on this going the way of TSR2? More sound bites here.
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    Bash the F-35 thred.

    Well, according to Southfront, the F-35I has already tanked an S-200 hit and came out of it looking little worse than if it had flown into a bird. It's plenty armored.