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    high flight


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    Pretty sure It'll be around for the 6th and 7th gen fighters as well.


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    They just give the crew Samsun Note 20 phones, and says it has been upgrade with latest state of the art electronics.
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    Also both the B-52 and the TU-95 had their first flights in 1952 and are both still in service. Seems to me that neither side has produced a more adequate long range strategic bomber.

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    Re-engining is already in the works.

    https://breakingdefense.com/2020/07/...engine-battle/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
    Also both the B-52 and the TU-95 had their first flights in 1952 and are both still in service. Seems to me that neither side has produced a more adequate long range strategic bomber.

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    What is Tu-160.

    Also fun fact: the oldest Tu-95/142 in service is younger than any B-52.

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    You seem to think that I believe any other stretegic bomber build after these two is crap. Quite the opposite. I was just pointing out that for one reason or another they weren't replaced outright by their successors.


    The TU-160 apparently wasn't adequate enough to replace the TU-95. Same with the B-1B and B-2 not replacing the B-52.

    To state the obvious: both the B-52 and the TU-95 are probably quite cheap to operate.

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    It is Tu, as in Tupolev.

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    A Russian Air Force Su-30 fighter aircraft crashed in the Tver region during a routine training flight on September 22, the Russian armed forces confirmed.

    The press service added that the pilots managed to eject and that the aircraft landed in a wooded area, with no damages to objects on the ground.

    Shortly after the confirmation of the accident, a Russian military information channel on the encrypted network Telegram said the Su-30 had actually been shot down by a Su-35 aircraft during a “dog fight” maneuver. The channel explained that the Su-35 had its missiles removed ahead of the exercise, but the aircraft’s cannons had accidentally remained loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Crush View Post
    A Russian Air Force Su-30 fighter aircraft crashed in the Tver region during a routine training flight on September 22, the Russian armed forces confirmed.

    The press service added that the pilots managed to eject and that the aircraft landed in a wooded area, with no damages to objects on the ground.

    Shortly after the confirmation of the accident, a Russian military information channel on the encrypted network Telegram said the Su-30 had actually been shot down by a Su-35 aircraft during a “dog fight” maneuver. The channel explained that the Su-35 had its missiles removed ahead of the exercise, but the aircraft’s cannons had accidentally remained loaded.
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    Yesterday two squadrons - ( 1 x RN/RAF 1 x USMC ) - of F-35B jets took off from RAF Marham and joined HMS QueenElizabeth in the North Sea at the start of the multi-national Carrier Strike Group exercise.
    With a total of 14 jets and 8 Merlin helicopters, this is the largest concentration of jets to operate from an RN carrier since 1998 when HMS Invincible embarked 16 Harriers for deployment in the Gulf. This is also the largest air group of fifth-generation fighters to operate from a carrier anywhere in the world until now.
    During the forthcoming GROUPEX, HMS Queen Elizabeth will be joined by a British SSN, HMS Defender, HMS Diamond, HMS Northumberland, HMS Kent, RFA Tideforce and RFA Fort Victoria plus other supporting units, to form a fully sovereign Carrier Strike Group.



























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    One bright spot. Their new class of carriers actually work. We should buy it off them. Just kidding.

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    here's the KC-130 after the midair collision with the F-35...



    The KC-130 took a lot of damage - lost all the blades off the two starboard props in the air, and number one has at least one blade gone. The pilots did a good job getting the plane down in one piece. This accident happened in daylight.

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    Starboard.

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    #3 and 4, you feel better bud? #1 got damaged on the landing supposedly. J not doing to bad in a Vietnam-era catastrophe.

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    why's the plane having a wee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teds :D View Post
    why's the plane having a wee?
    Fuel dump?
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    That's where part of the mid-air refueling system is supposed to go, but it's missing. So yeah I imagine it's fuel.

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