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  1. Thread: Aviation Quiz

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    Sticky: The cowlings and the nose section scream...

    The cowlings and the nose section scream Lockheed. Is that a Tigercat wing and engine in the left of the picture?
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    Ah-hah! I was right! The ASH is back on the...

    Ah-hah! I was right! The ASH is back on the table, but now they're calling it the F/A-18XT Super Hornet; same plane as the ASH, just a new name for the new President:

    President Trump Hints at...
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    Agreed; the Tejas is a 30+ year old project with...

    Agreed; the Tejas is a 30+ year old project with outdated specifications, created before LO became critical. At this point, it would probably be better for HAL to either start over with a clean sheet...
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    I'm pretty sure this is the same torpedo that was...

    I'm pretty sure this is the same torpedo that was at the bottom of the magazine in the first pictures, just 5 years later:

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    Okay, dug up my torpedo pictures from the Hornet;...

    Okay, dug up my torpedo pictures from the Hornet; these were the various torpedoes they've had on display over the last 10 years or so. The little one on the bench is (I believe) a helicopter-dropped...
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    Boeing is attempting something similar with the...

    Boeing is attempting something similar with the F-18E/F/G, calling it the "Advanced Super Hornet"; I think this is what Trump meant when he said "a comparable F-18 Super Hornet". The so-called...
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    Do my eyes deceive me, or is that the legendary...

    Do my eyes deceive me, or is that the legendary John Madden walking along the sidelines, and Kenny Stabler at the QB position?
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    Look, we all knew Trump was going to be a...

    Look, we all knew Trump was going to be a different President if and when he got elected; we all knew going into this that he was going to be unconventional, to put it mildly. But to publicly attack...
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    Knowledgeable sources say the real credit for the...

    Knowledgeable sources say the real credit for the savings should go to the Air Force director of the program, Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, and that this has "been in the works for many months":

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    New Life For A 16" Battleship Gun Barrel

    As I sometimes do here at work when it's a little slow, I attempt to "educate" myself about various things; this time, I got off on a tangent researching the old WWI & WWII shore batteries scattered...
  11. I actually admire Mattis quite a bit, his peers...

    I actually admire Mattis quite a bit, his peers have nothing but good things to say about him; I'm in the middle of a couple of "war" books right now (Operation Phantom Fury: The Assault and Capture...
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    Unfortunately, I didn't find too many photos of...

    Unfortunately, I didn't find too many photos of the TBM (and I'm sure tbmfan has way more than I do; his name isn't tbmfan for nothing!), but I did find these two; of note is the torpedo sitting...
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    True, but the Obama Administration wasn't so...

    True, but the Obama Administration wasn't so obvious in it's admiration of Putin and/or Russia, it was just trying to "normalize" the relationship (whatever that means), and attempt to tone down some...
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    I believe tbmfan is being modest; if I'm not...

    I believe tbmfan is being modest; if I'm not mistaken, he's actually done most of the work on that aircraft. If you've ever seen that aircraft (and I have, several times), it is pristine; I'm not a...
  15. Thread: USS Hornet blog

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    So THAT'S where that hatch goes! I've been down...

    So THAT'S where that hatch goes! I've been down in the Port Cat Compartment a couple of times on docent tours; the trick question here is which accumulator is "spelled wrong".
  16. Thread: USS Hornet blog

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    I recognized him from the last time we were...

    I recognized him from the last time we were onboard. We were in the chow line (when you do the Group Overnight thing, they serve you dinner in the Crew's Mess), and the 3rd Deck machine shop is right...
  17. Thread: B-29 Doc

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    My oldest brother actually did the prop balancing...

    My oldest brother actually did the prop balancing on DOC a few months ago, just before her first flight; in the background, that's my brother in the green shorts (on the ground), and my nephew in the...
  18. Thread: USS Hornet blog

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    tbm - Is that Tom in the left center of the...

    tbm - Is that Tom in the left center of the picture with the blue shirt?
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    Yeah, but it's pretty much the only game in town...

    Yeah, but it's pretty much the only game in town for a next-gen ASM; even the US Navy will (probably) adopt it for the LCS eventually. Looks like all of the tests (as you said) have been successful...
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    Hardware stores don't seem to have wire that's...

    Hardware stores don't seem to have wire that's thin enough (and pliable enough) for my taste (or at least my local hardware store doesn't stock it); on my 1/12th Lamborghini Countach, I went with...
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