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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Fifth-Generation Fighters
« Last post by PaulMM (Overscan) on Today at 12:28:31 am »
Its not like he could claim he didn't know - the artist's attribution is clear in the source (Aviation Week). Anyway, why is it in a book about 5th Generation Fighters?
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Fifth-Generation Fighters
« Last post by flateric on Today at 12:09:41 am »
Proper permission for what? Write that he draw this Energia-Buran drawings but not Charles Vick? That's ridiculous.
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I hope this is good.  My best reference for F-105 development to date is Robert D Archer's The Republic F-105 "Thunderchief" which is from 1969...
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On my list for sure.  Used to love seeing those things take off out of Hill AFB as a kid.
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Aerospace / Re: F-35 for Canada
« Last post by SpudmanWP on Yesterday at 06:13:57 pm »
The bean counters may have agreed, but the people who's lives agreed upon the decision did not.  The fact that they went with the F-35 is proof of that.  DAPA was there to "suggest" what can be bought for a certain amount, not to determine what was the best fighter for the price or mission.
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Aerospace / Re: F-35 for Canada
« Last post by LowObservable on Yesterday at 05:54:05 pm »
The ROK procurement process was reasonably transparent. The military made its requirements known via DAPA, which made a decision according to the agreed rules. The decision was overruled at a higher political level.

If you have a different story to tell, please do so and provide evidence,
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Saab Viggen concepts and unbuilt versions
« Last post by TomS on Yesterday at 05:46:02 pm »
Is 1300-19 rocket powered? There are no intakes and the engines dont look right for jets.

Seems likely.  X-planes has this in the Saab project list (http://www.x-plane.org/home/urf/aviation/text/saabcanc/saab-projects.html)

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1300 (1952): fighter and attack projects
1319 missile armed fighter with two de Havilland rocket engines,

Easy to go from 1300-19 to 1319.

Edit: also on this site.  https://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,683.msg5185.html#msg5185

Some of these pics might fit better in the other thread.
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Aerospace / Re: F-35 for Canada
« Last post by SpudmanWP on Yesterday at 05:45:32 pm »
No, that's how they satisfied the offsets.

You seemed to forget that the Military wanted a 5th gen platform and other members of the Gov "dumbed down" the contest to get others in without having a 5th gen design.  Good thing that the military had the option to override the idiot bean counters.
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Bookshelf & Marketplace / Re: Fifth-Generation Fighters
« Last post by Pasoleati on Yesterday at 05:38:24 pm »
Book is full of wrong-attributed photos/images - most captioned as via David Baker are just stolen, some from my friends, but this one is exceptional example...

Any proof that he did not have proper permission? Proof that would stand up in court?
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Aerospace / Re: F-35 for Canada
« Last post by LowObservable on Yesterday at 04:58:59 pm »
With the South Korean deal, they threw in a satellite.

That was how they bought their way into a competition they had otherwise lost?
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