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Military / Re: F-22s may have been lost as a result of Hurricane Michael
« Last post by TomcatViP on October 16, 2018, 02:21:23 pm »
Domes, I like it.

Domes produce lift. It's not that easy.
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Military / Re: F-22s may have been lost as a result of Hurricane Michael
« Last post by Mark S. on October 16, 2018, 02:03:45 pm »
I'd rather doubt that the monolithic hangar door structure would offer as much protection as the sales flyer indicates.  The biggest problem would be the effect on the structure by debris in the wind field of the storm.  They still could pierce the structure and once that happens it's anybody's guess to the amount of damage to the aircraft including that from the structure itself.  A few hangars made using pre-stressed concrete panels for walls and the roof would be durable and economical as well as fire proof.  Three to four inches of concrete would work well.   If you were really concerned and wanted a large degree of protection there's the proven TAB-V shelter.
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Boeing Chinook Projects
« Last post by SpudmanWP on October 16, 2018, 02:01:03 pm »
Here are a few more to make a run for the title:
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Boeing Chinook Projects
« Last post by AeroFranz on October 16, 2018, 01:44:02 pm »
Anyone else having trouble with the picture? Yasotay, can you re-upload please?
[edit: thanks for reupload!]
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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Boeing Chinook Projects
« Last post by yasotay on October 16, 2018, 01:40:43 pm »
Just look at all the add ons that add to the weight challenge.....
Enjoy the Day! Mark

Ain't got nothin' on the drag queen!

Hope its working now...
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Aerospace / Re: Chinese Stealth bomber program - XAC H-X (H-20)
« Last post by FighterJock on October 16, 2018, 01:04:31 pm »
Well, if one side has a LO fighter being put in service and Increasing their numbers each year while other side has their LO fighter on hold, I would say that is pretty evident lead.

Similar thing might be said once we see who will fly a LO bomber first. Could be in a few years...

I would not like to place any bets onto whether China or Russia gets their Stealth Bombers airborne first.  Last I heard was that Tupolev have put their new bomber on hold in favor of building more Tu-160's and also upgrading the existing fleet.  So it could go either way.
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Military / Re: F-22s may have been lost as a result of Hurricane Michael
« Last post by sferrin on October 16, 2018, 12:22:26 pm »
Reminds me of that tornado that had destroyed a handful of B-36s (at Carswell AFB ?)

There's a video of a tornado that narrowly missed a B-1B flight line as well.  :o
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Military / Re: F-22s may have been lost as a result of Hurricane Michael
« Last post by SpudmanWP on October 16, 2018, 12:13:09 pm »
Domes, I like it.
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Military / Re: F-22s may have been lost as a result of Hurricane Michael
« Last post by Harrier on October 16, 2018, 11:37:54 am »
355,000 dollars a pop to protect an F-35 from 300 mph winds apparently:
https://www.monolithic.org/commercial/monolithic-dome-airplane-hangars-and-the-invention-of-the-hangar-door

Seems like a no brainer if true.
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Military / Re: F-22s may have been lost as a result of Hurricane Michael
« Last post by F-14D on October 16, 2018, 11:12:25 am »
The F-35 was used as an "excuse", not a valid reason.

The gutting of the F-22 procurement plan started long before the F-35 ever flew.

https://www.airuniversity.af.mil/Portals/10/ASPJ/journals/Volume-26_Issue-6/F-Niemi.pdf

Totally agree.  One of the rationales used  bv opponents, but not by JSF/F-35 proponents,  for cutting the F-22 was that the "more versatile"  F-35  was the plane really needed.  At least part of that was that the big funding curve for the F-22  was three right now, whereas the funding spike for the F-35 was safely in the future where it would be someone else's problem.   Congress/the bureaucracy could look "tough" on defense ("See, we're supporting something even better") while the can gets kicked down the road. 
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