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« Reply #1020 on: June 06, 2019, 12:12:00 AM »

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« Reply #1021 on: June 06, 2019, 11:10:14 AM »


Was that the gal in Hawaii?

I'd be sick as a dog in that stretcher spinning like that.

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« Reply #1022 on: June 06, 2019, 11:30:37 AM »
Was that the gal in Hawaii?

I'd be sick as a dog in that stretcher spinning like that.

G-force training completed.


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« Reply #1023 on: June 07, 2019, 11:26:17 PM »
Was that the gal in Hawaii?

I'd be sick as a dog in that stretcher spinning like that.

Arizona. Apparently a cable meant to stop them from getting spun about by the downwash snapped:

https://www.12news.com/article/news/local/valley/injured-hiker-spins-mid-air-as-shes-airlifted-off-piestewa-peak/75-ec555797-4e14-4c54-acc5-0b69d8f71b7c


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« Reply #1024 on: June 09, 2019, 10:56:09 AM »
Seems there are bad ADS-B outages in America at the moment causing delays.


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« Reply #1025 on: June 09, 2019, 11:45:49 AM »


617 Sqn RAF is famous for the raid on the the dams in Germany, but what is not so well known is that the squadron wasn't disbanded after that raid and continued to do high precision raids using different weapons. They mainly trained every day but their actual operational duties were far fewer than all other bomber crews. They used custom bomb sights and techniques that also included modifying the Lancaster bombers. The raid on the Tirpitz in a Norwegian fjord being one such event that involved stripping out the front gun turret, all excess weight and installing an extra fuel tank above the wing spar in the already cramped fuselage.

Here's another raid they performed to consolidate the D-Day landings.

http://ww2today.com/


With this.. The 12000lb Tallboy. It went supersonic when dropped, designed by Barnes Wallis.






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« Reply #1026 on: June 09, 2019, 10:47:55 PM »
A 1989 Singapore Airlines ad for their then new 747-400s:


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« Reply #1027 on: June 11, 2019, 08:20:32 AM »
"Operation Opera - Attacking the Iraqi Reactor"




An operation in June 1981 by the Israelis to hit an incomplete Iraqi nuclear reactor 1600km away from their base, with a little help from Iran (who were fighting the Iran-Iraq War at the same time).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Opera


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« Reply #1028 on: June 11, 2019, 09:09:27 AM »
"Operation Opera - Attacking the Iraqi Reactor"




An operation in June 1981 by the Israelis to hit an incomplete Iraqi nuclear reactor 1600km away from their base, with a little help from Iran (who were fighting the Iran-Iraq War at the same time).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Opera



Say what you will about the Israelis, but they a pragmatic lot who embrace the old "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" adage, even if for only for the near term.  In 1956 they teamed with old enemy UK (and France) at Suez to deal with the threat Nasser presented.  In the 80s they supported the Iranians with logistical and intel support because they felt the Iraqis were a bigger threat to them.  They also worked with the Soviets, the main supplier of arms to her enemies, to deal with terrorism, particularly in Beirut. During Desert Storm, they formed a very uneasy alliance, or at least a strategic understanding, with the various Muslim nations opposing Iraq.  In the late 90s, they considered a joint strike with the Indians against Pakistan to forestall the "Muslim bomb."  Now they are not so covertly aligning themselves with the Saudis and the GCC to thwart Iran.

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« Reply #1029 on: June 11, 2019, 08:51:14 PM »
Sukhoi ejects a drag chute during a cobra manoeuvre. Whoops:


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« Reply #1030 on: June 12, 2019, 04:44:33 AM »
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-11/cause-deadly-f-35-japan-crash-blamed-pilot-loss-spatial-awareness

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It seems highly likely that the pilot was suffering from vertigo and was unaware of his condition," said the JASDF in a press release, adding that it was unlikely that the crash was due to "technical problems with the aircraft."


Nippon please.



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« Reply #1033 on: June 17, 2019, 09:02:38 AM »
Hog did you ever make it to any of the London Air shows back in the 80's? They were incredible
Yes, yes I did.  I was young at the time, we had just gotten our CF-18s.  I was at the last London airshow where the jets were breaking the sound barrier.  After one too many complaints of broken windows they put all that fun to an end.  the CF-18s were taking over for our aged CF-101 Voodoo fleet.  They served from 1961-1984 and were primarily armed with the nuclear  AIR-2 Genie missile.  The missile was unguided and was designed to be fired into Soviet bomber formations coming over the Pole.
Here is the detonation of a warhead of a Genie at 15000 feet..



When the CF-18s came around, we discontinued the Genie nuclear armed missile.

I remember crawling through C-130's and was amazed that the wings of the "heavies"(dont recall the types) didnt snap off as they drooped so much when stationary.
The jets standing on end and accelerating vertically until invisible was simply amazing..

peace
Hog

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« Reply #1034 on: June 17, 2019, 10:38:18 AM »
Yes, yes I did.  I was young at the time, we had just gotten our CF-18s.  I was at the last London airshow where the jets were breaking the sound barrier.  After one too many complaints of broken windows they put all that fun to an end.  the CF-18s were taking over for our aged CF-101 Voodoo fleet.  They served from 1961-1984 and were primarily armed with the nuclear  AIR-2 Genie missile.  The missile was unguided and was designed to be fired into Soviet bomber formations coming over the Pole.
Here is the detonation of a warhead of a Genie at 15000 feet..



When the CF-18s came around, we discontinued the Genie nuclear armed missile.

I remember crawling through C-130's and was amazed that the wings of the "heavies"(dont recall the types) didnt snap off as they drooped so much when stationary.
The jets standing on end and accelerating vertically until invisible was simply amazing..

peace
Hog

Sounds like that was about the same time I started coming up for the Hamilton Airshow, I think my first show was 1984.
Did you ever go to the Hamilton show? I was also at the Sarnia Airshow (2000?) when the fatal Sea Fury crash occurred.  I don't think that show exists anymore .

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« Reply #1035 on: June 18, 2019, 05:55:09 PM »
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Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet intercepted US B-52H long-range strategic bomber approaching Russia's border from the Baltic Sea on Monday, as footage released on Tuesday shows.


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« Reply #1036 on: June 20, 2019, 09:55:05 AM »




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« Reply #1038 on: June 20, 2019, 11:43:32 AM »
It's so cute when you pretend to have an idea about what the topic is.  ;)

I think its cuter when you pretend, which is always.


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« Reply #1040 on: June 20, 2019, 06:49:23 PM »
the mechanics on that plane would fill a full thread

The maintainers on any plane could fill a full thread.

Compared to most aircraft, especially the generations preceding it, the A-10 is not that bad.  It was designed to be maintained in and operated from what is now referred to as a bare base environment, I think it was termed "austere forward base" back in the day. 

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« Reply #1041 on: June 22, 2019, 05:20:37 AM »
Quote from: alert5
Flagship of the Spanish Navy Juan Carlos I was buzzed by a Russian Su-24 this week while the amphibious assault ship was preparing to launch its AV-8B fighters during Exercise Baltops. 



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« Reply #1043 on: June 24, 2019, 01:29:44 PM »

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« Reply #1044 on: June 24, 2019, 03:24:13 PM »
How Israel Helped India Win The Air War During Kargil
https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/how-israel-helped-india-win-the-air-war-during-kargil-2058511



No surprise, there has been a clandestine military relationship between Israel and India for a good number of years.  The Israelis have long feared the "Muslim bomb," a concern they shared with India considering it was first produced in Pakistan. Twenty years or so ago there were rumors of a joint Israeli/Indian strike in the planning stage to take out Pakistani nuclear sites.  Never happened, but I would bet the plan was completed and has been continually updated ever since.

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« Reply #1045 on: June 25, 2019, 03:03:48 AM »
No surprise, there has been a clandestine military relationship between Israel and India for a good number of years.  The Israelis have long feared the "Muslim bomb," a concern they shared with India considering it was first produced in Pakistan. Twenty years or so ago there were rumors of a joint Israeli/Indian strike in the planning stage to take out Pakistani nuclear sites.  Never happened, but I would bet the plan was completed and has been continually updated ever since.

There have been rumours floating about for a long time about US forces having plans to secure the Pakistani nuclear materials in the event of instability too.






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« Reply #1046 on: June 25, 2019, 08:06:14 AM »
There have been rumours floating about for a long time about US forces having plans to secure the Pakistani nuclear materials in the event of instability too.

I would think it's a safe bet there a number of nations with contingency plans for securing Pakistani nuke in that event. India and China for sure, maybe the Brits as well.  I could also see the Iranians making a play for them if things went to shit.

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« Reply #1047 on: June 30, 2019, 12:58:56 AM »
Israelis are claiming that Russian jamming and spoofing in Syria is affecting GPS in Israel and Cyprus.

Signal that has been interfering with airplanes in Israeli airspace is detectable from space, appears to come from new deployment of Moscows electronic warfare systems
https://www.timesofisrael.com/gps-jamming-affecting-israel-comes-from-russian-base-in-syria-us-researcher/


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« Reply #1048 on: July 01, 2019, 05:54:19 AM »

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« Reply #1049 on: July 03, 2019, 08:28:48 PM »
A helicopter and PC12 were doing a photo shoot over Adelaide and caused people to panic. Probably the most exciting thing to have ever happened in 'Radelaide'.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-03/police-plane-and-helicopter-spotted-circling-adelaide/11275840