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Aerospace / Re: Republic XF-12 Rainbow
« Last post by hesham on Today at 07:13:09 am »
Cool,thank you Cair67.
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Aerospace / Re: USAAS (1918-1926) monoplanes?
« Last post by Boxman on Today at 07:00:43 am »
The Loening M-8.  Two prototypes completed and tested by the Army (USAAS Serial Nos. 40121 and 40122). Another 53 built by Loening and the Naval Aircraft Factory (NAF) for the US Navy.

See:
http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/Shumaker/7563.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loening_M-8
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Aerospace / Re: Republic XF-12 Rainbow
« Last post by CAIR67 on Today at 06:19:39 am »
Found this model listed on eBay.  Two engined Republic Rainbow?  Was this an early proposal of the Republic Rainbow?  Or different Republic project aircraft all together.

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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Last post by bobbymike on Today at 06:02:47 am »
Not necessarily in reference to the above posted link, but after reading the article I posted below I doubt Next Big Future to be a reliable news source  ::)

Marine megadrone will have all the weapons, sensors of an F-35 and do everything a manned F-35 can do except displace the F-35 budget

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/10/marine-megadrone-will-have-all-weapons.html
http://aviationweek.com/defense/f-35c-needs-new-outer-wings-carry-aim-9x
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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Last post by VTOLicious on Today at 05:48:20 am »
Not necessarily in reference to the above posted link, but after reading the article I posted below I doubt Next Big Future to be a reliable news source  ::)

Marine megadrone will have all the weapons, sensors of an F-35 and do everything a manned F-35 can do except displace the F-35 budget

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/10/marine-megadrone-will-have-all-weapons.html

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Aerospace / Re: T-X - A Future USAF Trainer
« Last post by Hood on Today at 04:26:31 am »
Lockheed Martin is on a charm offensive with T-X, letting journalists have a ride in one of the T-50 prototypes.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-pops-reporter-into-t-50-cockpit-434411/
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Aerospace / Re: SpaceX Grasshopper: VTVL Falcon 9 1st stage RLV
« Last post by FighterJock on Today at 04:14:18 am »
The Dragon Capsule has aborted the planned docking to the ISS due to a navigation software glitch, according to Space.com.

http://www.space.com/35791-spacex-dragon-aborts-space-station-arrival.html

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Aerospace / USAAS (1918-1926) monoplanes?
« Last post by cluttonfred on Today at 03:20:38 am »
I am trying to identify which monoplane aircraft were flown by the U.S. Army Air Service during its brief 1918-1926 existence in a largely biplane era.  So far, I have come up with two:

--Fokker T-2 transport/ambulance
--Verville-Sperry R-3 racer

 Can anyone think of any more?

Cheers,

Matthew

PS--U.S. Navy or Marine Corps monoplanes from the same period would also be helpful.
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Military / Re: Surface Ships Need More Offensive Punch, Outlook
« Last post by TomS on Today at 03:09:50 am »
Here is a cost breakdown for the DDG-51

http://www.fi-aeroweb.com/Defense/Budget-Data/FY2016/DDG-51-NAVY-SHIP-FY2016.pdf

I don't actually see the engines separately here.  They may be in the main construction line  after all.  But you can see that Aegis only contributes about $130 million out of a final per-ship price of about $1.4 billion. 

Here is the equivalent document for LCS

http://www.fi-aeroweb.com/Defense/Budget-Data/FY2016/LCS-NAVY-SHIP-FY2016.pdf

Interestingly, there are fewer separate program line items for the combat system and armament.  Some of that is bought separately but here is also more rolled into the main construction contracts, it appears. 
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