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Old 04-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #1051
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:09 AM   #1052
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Was just at the Comox airport, flew back from camp, and got to watch the F 18 doing his air show demo. Was told I just missed the snowbirds a few min before. Any of you cold lake guys in Comox for the practice? Oddly enough I am in camp at Cold Lake.
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Old 04-30-2014, 02:34 PM   #1053
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^a lot of military technology was created, marketed, and sold, only to fuel the military complex system.

most equipment doesn't work as well as people have been lead to believe.

in a real all out war, where both sides have roughly equal technology, most ships and planes will be sunk/shot down with ease with very little
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prime example of something just for show/morale booster is the Phalanx CIWS (and variants). That thing won't stop any incoming missiles, if it does, it's just pure luck.
And your post is pure bullshit. I know people on our ships who operate those weapons, and people who simulate and tow targets for live fire exercises. The CIWS can be very accurate and effective.
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Visited the Hendon RAF Museum the other day. Pretty good selection of classics. I still can't separate Spitfires from Mustangs and Hurricanes. Add 109's in the mix and I might as well just give up.

F35 looks pretty neat though, completely smooth skin.
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Visited the Intrepid Air and space Museum again last week to see the Concorde exhibit. A sad day and a step backwards for humanity the day they stopped flying these things. 3-hours from London to NYC! Thought I'd share





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1950s Russian MIGs Can Kill A $1.5 Trillion F-35? claims top US aircraft designer.


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Lieutenant-Colonel Darcy "Plug" Molstad, Canadian Air Task Force commander and CF-18 pilot, breaks out of formation prior to landing on the Romanian Air Force's airfield in Cmpia Turzii, Romania during NATO reassurance measures on May 7, 2014.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Darcy "Plug" Molstad, Canadian Air Task Force commander and CF-18 pilot, breaks out of formation prior to landing on the Romanian Air Force's airfield in Cmpia Turzii, Romania during NATO reassurance measures on May 7, 2014.

story to go along with this?
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Canada sends 7 30-year old fighters to Romania. Russia laughed.
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Check out this channel for some amazing aerial cinematography:

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The Royal Maces present the teaser to the full-length 2013-2014 cruise video: "Shoot 'Em If You Got 'Em" - which is packed with more than 27 minutes of high flying and fast action. The VFA-27 Royal Maces are an F/A-18E Super Hornet Squadron based in Atsugi, Japan, deploying aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).

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agreed, but probably half of our defense budget just went out the door in that fireworks display...
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JD, heard anything through the grapevine about the Cyclone?
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okay i admit i don't have a clue... what jet is that? ^
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okay i admit i don't have a clue... what jet is that? ^
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but google says the saab jas 39 gripen is this?

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