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    That's because of WAB quality. When I left,...

    That's because of WAB quality.

    When I left, my oldest daughter had just returned from Afghanistan. She's now moving to San Antonio, still active duty. My son, her younger brother, turned into...
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    Hi all, Chogy back....

    Wow, it's been years since I've logged onto WAB. I don't remember exactly why this happened. I remember vaguely that the site was down, or gone, or sold, or shelved... something. Life went on, I...
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    Seems like overkill when F-15's and F-16's and...

    Seems like overkill when F-15's and F-16's and Naval Air can handle anything in the area.
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    I have doubts about the reported "comm" (Get out...

    I have doubts about the reported "comm" (Get out of here) between the Raptor and the F-4's. But to evade detection and slip into a fairly close formation would not be difficult, unless the F-4's...
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    Interesting encounter: Raptor vs. Iranian F-4's

    Hope this hasn't been posted. I honestly had no idea F-22's were deployed in the region. And I have no way of verifying this encounter at all.

    General's Bold Account Of US F-22, Iranian F-4...
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    The whole process left a sour taste in my mouth...

    The whole process left a sour taste in my mouth from the USAF perspective.

    I was an instructor at Holloman AFB in the fighter lead-in program; we taught newly-minted pilots in the very basics of...
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    My Dad was in Japan in 1945... he and his buddies...

    My Dad was in Japan in 1945... he and his buddies were ordered to "dispose" of multiple pallets of .30 carbine ammo, no doubt left over from the great build-up on Okinawa for the aborted invasion.
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    I've encountered a lot of amazement and wonder...

    I've encountered a lot of amazement and wonder about the "Air Defense Response" during 9/11... most of it from non-USA folk.

    The simple truth is, the continental U.S. air space is NOT heavily...
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    Sticky: On the fiberglass thing... thanks for the...

    On the fiberglass thing... thanks for the replies. I have a sneaking suspicion that it will be more involved than I originally thought. It is a beast, a really big sucker, not something I can load...
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    Sticky: Time to tap the hive... We have a fiberglass...

    Time to tap the hive...

    We have a fiberglass slide for our pool, and it is sadly weathered. No amount of hand work, waxing, or polishing is going to make it look nice.

    Is there such a thing as...
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    Thanks for the replies... I guess this is one of...

    Thanks for the replies... I guess this is one of those things where you just have to trust the egg heads. Bit still, it makes little sense to me.

    I think a basic understanding of it is...
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    Thermo geek needed

    It's been 25 years since I've had formal schooling, which did include thermodynamics.

    The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics basically states



    Here's what got me thinking on this... Imagine a solar...
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    Sticky: To interject... that was my squadron. We have...

    To interject... that was my squadron.

    We have a thing called a "doofer book", a simple bound book with blank pages that is an informal log of the squadron. Most of it is filled with bufoonery,...
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    It's a shame that jacketed bullets are required...

    It's a shame that jacketed bullets are required for any velocity greater than about 1400 fps. Casting your own bullets really drops the cost down.

    I fondly remember the days when 10 round...
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    I understand that the availability of spare...

    I understand that the availability of spare engines would inhibit the buff's engine swap. But consider these numbers...

    The typical cruise fuel flow on a JT8D is ~ 3,000 pph/engine: X 8 = 24,000...
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    It's not just $$. Modern fans would increase the...

    It's not just $$. Modern fans would increase the range, ceiling, and possibly TO gross weight as well.

    The MD-80 has relatively modern engines. Fuel flow in cruise is 3,000 pounds/hour. A new...
  17. Any "proof" will be mocked as fabricated by any...

    Any "proof" will be mocked as fabricated by any nation or entity with an interest in supporting the regime. It's a pointless political exercise, IMO.

    Obama mishandled this very badly with his...
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    Boeing built the B-52 with an insane safety...

    Boeing built the B-52 with an insane safety margin in terms of materials strength and systems redundancy. They took their WW2 experience and knowledge of battle damage, and over-engineered that...
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    I once gunned an F-15 while flying a T-38. ...

    I once gunned an F-15 while flying a T-38.

    Therefore, the only conclusion one can arrive at is that the T-38 is superior; we must ground our fleet of Eagles and restart the Northrop T-38 line.
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    Sticky: Bonobos do as well. I'm guessing so do pigs.

    Bonobos do as well. I'm guessing so do pigs.
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