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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
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    Acquire the targets from way out, plan the approach, deliver munitions inbound then get into face, I think is more what the new tech allows, vs the old, just get in the face of the 70 and 80s
    yeah mate

    that's still not standoff
    I'm saying the mavericks will start at standoff ranges, then if they need to close to use the gun, they can.
    Tactical missiles aren't new, m8.

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    reality check: how was a 1980s-era ‘Fitter’ able to defeat a cutting-edge US air-to-air heat-seeking missile?

    http://www.combataircraft.net/2017/0...modern-aim-9x/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Crush View Post
    reality check: how was a 1980s-era ‘Fitter’ able to defeat a cutting-edge US air-to-air heat-seeking missile?

    http://www.combataircraft.net/2017/0...modern-aim-9x/
    without more information on the actual engagement, fuck knows, it doesn't take much imagination to see a situation where a high angle launch leads to it not having sufficient energy or manoeuvrability to actually get a hit.
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    YANKS BTFO

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    Also why is this thing still in use?

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    Probably the best example of a plane that replaced its intended replacement.

    I think I remember they were hiring for U2s when Hels qualified for pilot. Might have been cool, get to wear a space suit and fly in a straight line very slowly for 8 hours! What could be better?


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    Not getting shot down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    Also why is this thing still in use?

    But that rear wheel. How even. I don't.

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    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Smarnca again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frug View Post
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    Also why is this thing still in use?

    But that rear wheel. How even. I don't.
    It's apparently a beast. No Hydraulics. So flying it down the runway is like balancing a bike and you are very physically working the controls to do so.
    It is still in use because even with the RQ-4 the U-2 still does the job better depending on the payload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    Also why is this thing still in use?

    It's just very good at what it does especially in its newest iteration.


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    So, flying very high in a straight line for 8 hours.

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    have to wait till the pilots retire so they can retire the airframe

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    It's gonna be on RIAT this weekend on static display. Aparently it'll have armed guards. I didnt know 1955 tech is still so wanted by eastern spies

    There are some nutters already there who are taking photos of the arrivals (airshow starts tomorrow)





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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    It's gonna be on RIAT this weekend on static display. Aparently it'll have armed guards. I didnt know 1955 tech is still so wanted by eastern spies

    There are some nutters already there who are taking photos of the arrivals (airshow starts tomorrow)





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    Sadly no. Next year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smarnca View Post
    It's gonna be on RIAT this weekend on static display. Aparently it'll have armed guards. I didnt know 1955 tech is still so wanted by eastern spies

    There are some nutters already there who are taking photos of the arrivals (airshow starts tomorrow)





    Pretty jealous, i want to go there.

    As for the spiez, presumably the innards are not 1955 tech any more?

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    It's probably for safety more than anything.

    Also that Tornado is very pretty, Italians know design from birth.

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