"Arsenal Plane" Concepts

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I will continue to repeat my complaint an Arsenal Plane should have A2A capability as in it can fire everything in the arsenal.

These are bombers
 

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Something like a Harvest Hawk capability makes a lot of sense to have in your pocket in low-intensity environments. I'm not sure the availability and survivability in a major high-intensity conflict makes a good use case
These aren't direct bombers, but standoff from 100s of nm. Bombing is a much higher priority mission than airlift and if the US builds up Australia and forward deploys materiel there it won't even have to use airlift. From Australia 3 C-17s fully loaded with LRASMs could destroy any PLAN CSG. Much better than giving more cash to the USN.

I will continue to repeat my complaint an Arsenal Plane should have A2A capability as in it can fire everything in the arsenal.

These are bombers
Who said that it won't be escort drones coming out of a pallet?
 

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These aren't direct bombers, but standoff from 100s of nm. Bombing is a much higher priority mission than airlift and if the US builds up Australia and forward deploys materiel there it won't even have to use airlift. From Australia 3 C-17s fully loaded with LRASMs could destroy any PLAN CSG. Much better than giving more cash to the USN.
Good luck with that.
 

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Something like a Harvest Hawk capability makes a lot of sense to have in your pocket in low-intensity environments. I'm not sure the availability and survivability in a major high-intensity conflict makes a good use case
These aren't direct bombers, but standoff from 100s of nm. Bombing is a much higher priority mission than airlift and if the US builds up Australia and forward deploys materiel there it won't even have to use airlift. From Australia 3 C-17s fully loaded with LRASMs could destroy any PLAN CSG. Much better than giving more cash to the USN.

I will continue to repeat my complaint an Arsenal Plane should have A2A capability as in it can fire everything in the arsenal.

These are bombers
Who said that it won't be escort drones coming out of a pallet?
Ok when that happens I’ll call it an arsenal plane
 

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I appreciate all the practical ideas, like using 747;s or C17;s.

But your not looking at the political and deterrent side.

I'm going to bomb you to oblivion using my 1 Sqn of updated Avro Vulcans, with laser defence systems, is much much more impressive.
 

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