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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by Staggerwing on April 13, 2018, 05:33:56 PM »
He's all out of Grey Poupon?
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by Barthheart on April 13, 2018, 01:16:06 PM »
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: F35 - Bad idea made worse over time?
« Last post by GDS_Starfury on April 13, 2018, 12:22:51 PM »
well it SU-35s are getting through to the F-35s then a lot of other things have gone very wrong.
Im really not worried about any US or NATO air force dealing easily with Russian trash.
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: F35 - Bad idea made worse over time?
« Last post by ComradeP on April 13, 2018, 11:53:06 AM »
I often wonder how the F-35 project could've failed so spectacularly thus far. The Defence industry is very political in the US, but even taking that into account the program is not living up to any expectations.

Should there be a military conflict with Russia soon, NATO will primarily be using a roughly 40 year old design, the F-16, instead of the modern aircraft that should've entered service at the beginning of this decade. Even if it enters service, I'm worried that a showdown between an F-35 and an Su-35 wouldn't have a happy ending for the F-35 considering all of the design flaws that are only slowly being ironed out.

Yes, aircraft in the past have also taken years or even decades to become truly successful, but the F-35 program is in a league of its own.

On another level, it is also frustrating that the delays also makes smaller NATO partners, who invested in the project, more vulnerable and also spending money on things that shouldn't have been necessary, like extending the service of the F-16.
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on April 13, 2018, 10:26:52 AM »
The cool thing is we developed it during the war and nearly used them against Germany and Japan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic-Ford_JB-2
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by Barthheart on April 13, 2018, 10:23:34 AM »
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Balao-class submarine USS Cusk (SSG-348) firing a JB-2 Loon missile, 15 May 1951



That suuuuure looks like a V-1....
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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on April 13, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »
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Balao-class submarine USS Cusk (SSG-348) firing a JB-2 Loon missile, 15 May 1951

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Organizations and Equipment / Re: Ships!
« Last post by mirth on April 13, 2018, 10:06:49 AM »
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Returning veterans of the Pacific fill the hangar deck of USS Enterprise (CV 6) as it stopped in Pearl Harbor preparatory to moving to the United States. This is how the carrier looks at night when some of the 1,200 enlisted passengers prepare for bed, 22 September 1945.


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