Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning and F-22 'Raptor' : News & Discussion

AbRaj

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Does this mean that the RAM paint peels off constantly which in turn mean there's also a paint shop & a team of skilled painters on board all those carriers to repair such damage ? @Picdelamirand-oil



Quick , What's the inside dope on this ? What does your pal Gen Hostage say ? What does the aviation geek community have to report ? Did they see flying tarpaulins in the shape of a rhombus or a trapezium over oceans ?

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Does this mean that the RAM paint peels off constantly which in turn mean there's also a paint shop & a team of skilled painters on board all those carriers to repair such damage ? @Picdelamirand-oil



Quick , What's the inside dope on this ? What does your pal Gen Hostage say ? What does the aviation geek community have to report ? Did they see flying tarpaulins in the shape of a rhombus or a trapezium over oceans ?

@WHOHE
Maybe more a thermal regulation problem? This turkey was always over heating.
At such a point the paint is affected? If true what about the frame (thermal cycles affect the strenght of aluminium and steel alloys) ?
 
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Maybe more a thermal regulation problem? This turkey was always over heating.
At such a point the paint is affected? If true what about the frame (thermal cycles affect the strenght of aluminium and steel alloys) ?
How does it over heat? Due to RAM coating or some other issue?
 

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From USAF with love. Special dedicace to the very average american who is specialist in nothing.

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Only a simpleton like you would toss to this. Go research what Gen. Charles A. Horner, Desert Storm Air Boss, did to the A-10 during desert storm...

Oh who am I kidding like a child like you is going to research anything that goes against your narrative. Gen Horner pulled back the A-10s from attacking Republican Guard mech units and replaced them with F-16s because they were getting hammered. A-10s were put to hunt less capable regular forces.
 

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Only a simpleton like you would toss to this. Go research what Gen. Charles A. Horner, Desert Storm Air Boss, did to the A-10 during desert storm...

Oh who am I kidding like a child like you is going to research anything that goes against your narrative. Gen Horner pulled back the A-10s from attacking Republican Guard mech units and replaced them with F-16s because they were getting hammered. A-10s were put to hunt less capable regular forces.
So, what you're saying is the A-10 is essentially a failure. Something which you have persisted with till date right from the Gulf War - 1 in 1991 ( assuming you're referring to the first Gulf War) more than 30 yrs ago.

It's no wonder that the French keep pointing out the F-35 is a bit of a failure too for you've a precedent in persisting with such below par over budget aircraft which improves only with subsequent iterations over multiple upgrades & a lengthy period of time after sinking in additional billions.

Pls note - this isn't my PoV. I'm summing up the French position on the F-35.
 

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Only a simpleton like you would toss to this. Go research what Gen. Charles A. Horner, Desert Storm Air Boss, did to the A-10 during desert storm...

Oh who am I kidding like a child like you is going to research anything that goes against your narrative. Gen Horner pulled back the A-10s from attacking Republican Guard mech units and replaced them with F-16s because they were getting hammered. A-10s were put to hunt less capable regular forces.
You need to remember their frame of reference. Their claim to fame is a 1980's design. So the A-10 fits their mindset.
 
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The A-10 is the Panda Bear of the USAF. Completely useless evolutionarily, but cute and likable. So BRTTTTTT takes precedence over operational realities.

I swear John Mccain had a hard on for that thing.

Airforce: No more A-10s.

Congress : Another Attempt To Retire A-10 Warthogs Isn't Going Well For The Air Force

Navy: no more F-18 super hornets

Congress: :LOL:
Ask those Iraqi tanks who got violated by that Brrrrrrr
Or those Jihadis in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To them it’s a death rattle

It’s an excellent bomb truck in an uncontested airspace.
 

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Ask those Iraqi tanks who got violated by that Brrrrrrr
Or those Jihadis in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To them it’s a death rattle

It’s an excellent bomb truck in an uncontested airspace.

Yeah, but now it's China, China, China for the Pentagon and Congress and we still can't rid of the A-10.
 

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Ask those Iraqi tanks who got violated by that Brrrrrrr
Or those Jihadis in Iraq and Afghanistan.
To them it’s a death rattle

It’s an excellent bomb truck in an uncontested airspace.
They will answer the F-111 was the tank killer, by 50% more. It's worth googling.
 
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The A-10 is the Panda Bear of the USAF. Completely useless evolutionarily, but cute and likable. So BRTTTTTT takes precedence over operational realities.

I swear John Mccain had a hard on for that thing.

Airforce: No more A-10s.

Congress : Another Attempt To Retire A-10 Warthogs Isn't Going Well For The Air Force

Navy: no more F-18 super hornets

Congress: :LOL:

The navy got their way with the SH though.

As for the A-10s, if it's being propped up to protect jobs then it's bad. But if it's being propped up by the army then it goes to show why such capability should actually be in the hands of the army instead of the air force.
 

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The navy got their way with the SH though.

As for the A-10s, if it's being propped up to protect jobs then it's bad. But if it's being propped up by the army then it goes to show why such capability should actually be in the hands of the army instead of the air force.

It's jobs, it's 100% jobs. The A-10's are based in Arizona.


Thanks Senator Mccain.


Also the 2020 senate race and the 2018 senate race this all came up.

They will answer the F-111 was the tank killer, by 50% more. It's worth googling.

It's like WW2 again where everything is an 88, instead they're just getting blasted with standard artillery lol. F-16 does the most all around work in every role and gets the least credit. Meanwhile A-10 brrrrrrrrrrrt. CLOSE air support means you gotta fly close right? You can't use modern technology to just aim from the sky lol.

I'd rather create biplanes to drop bombs on ak-47's then use the a-10 which people really think would be useful in europe or something. If we had air superiority where the a-10 was useful the war would long long long long be over lol.
 
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