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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Last post by Harrier on Today at 06:39:48 am »
Cheap and effective is what is needed.

MiG 28. You know it makes sense.

Even more so now that Maverick is back in a Tomcat!

https://theaviationist.com/2018/12/18/tom-cruise-with-f-14-tomcat-on-snowy-set-in-tahoe-top-gun-escape-scene-filmed/
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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 05:07:54 am »
You can, at least, ask them from where came the "scratches" (or what is exactly "inadvertently")

It's always mechanics :) as a DCMA definition of damage helpfully illustrates:

"For example, a mechanic was pushing a stand next to the aircraft and scratches the inlet coating."
US mechanics are not very careful, of course ::)

But well, the US Congressional Budget Office has "ideas" ( :o ) to suppress this problem on the next F-35s (and not only) ;D

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/cbo-floats-variety-of-cost-cutting-ideas-including-454494/

"Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II purchases, retiring the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor or Rockwell B-1B Lancer bomber fleets, and deferring development of the Northrop Grumman B-21 stealth bomber."

Well, nobody ever accused them of being intelligent. 
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Boeing-Vertol Projects
« Last post by hesham on Today at 04:47:48 am »
Hi,

I discovered that,the number after prefix "R" was the report's number,and was not Vertol
designation.

Here is a new report,with all data for them.

https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/147927.pdf
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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-35: News ONLY topic
« Last post by Deltafan on Today at 04:40:12 am »
You can, at least, ask them from where came the "scratches" (or what is exactly "inadvertently")

It's always mechanics :) as a DCMA definition of damage helpfully illustrates:

"For example, a mechanic was pushing a stand next to the aircraft and scratches the inlet coating."
US mechanics are not very careful, of course ::)

But well, the US Congressional Budget Office has "ideas" ( :o ) to suppress this problem on the next F-35s (and not only) ;D

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/cbo-floats-variety-of-cost-cutting-ideas-including-454494/

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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Lockheed LGA-144
« Last post by hesham on Today at 04:06:56 am »
And,
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Military / Re: DDG-1000
« Last post by Foo Fighter on Today at 03:41:39 am »
Whoopee cushions?  Some form of the 5.2" probably, give it a gun worth having at the very least but those turrets will likely remain.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: ADDAX-1/S New Zealand Combat Aircraft
« Last post by hesham on Today at 03:38:12 am »
I've dug up my copy of Air International March 1983 to re-read the article. It's a pretty interesting read. Crappy photos from phone attached.

Nice article my dear Paul.
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The Bar / Re: Future Applications of Wind Power For Maritime Propulsion
« Last post by TsrJoe on Today at 02:56:03 am »
I recall seeing studies by Glasgow University Naval Architecture Dept. on wind power back in the late 70's/early '80's, a few reached small boat mock up stage too (a few of those were in storage at Irvine Maritime Museum, certainly the rotor duct and SWATH., im unsure as to current disposition tho) might be worth a look through the literature?
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Rest, yes this is the ideal mega-toy for billionaires who may or may not use it for world domination. The vertical ocean interface is basically a missile silo ;) and the forward ocean interface is big enough for recovering lost nuclear bombs

In 1960-70s it has bee a great plot for the next "007" movie.
Sort of "Gold Nemo"   ;)

Thank you for sharing this very entertaining and neat-designed project!
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