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by Planeflyer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe
Replies: 44
Views: 9982

Re: Snowfall affecting airports across Europe

Anyone know about the following flights in Brussels:

Ei # 638 from Dublin

Fr 1456 also from Dublin

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by Planeflyer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Scoreboards don’t lie; how many 117’s were lost?

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by Planeflyer
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop
Replies: 897
Views: 175189

Re: Qantas considering 777-8 or A359ULR to replace 744ER's to fly SYD-JFK and SYD-LHR non-stop

Redroo, given the need to get Aussie business customers where they need to go, fast does the Boom ssj change The thinking?

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by Planeflyer
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

From the link: The calculated tracks were used for steering the cameras to the acoustically tracked target to capture pictures. The extended test spanning more than two years has uncovered many challenges that are part of such deployment including the impact of the weather, natural and man-made inte...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

All this talk about specific technical capabilities of a Tornado to self escort or a Typhoon to find a target is besides the point because, as Saltee so succinctly stated, had the Tornados( or F15E) flown the missions carried out by the F117 the entire fleet would have been lost.

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by Planeflyer
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The USAF would not send 15E into contested environments just as they did not in the Gulf War. Back then the 117 did all the heavy lifting until the air defense net was degraded( The relative performance between stealth and non stealth ac in the Gulf War was what drove the development of the F35. The...

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by Planeflyer
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Is the Tornado’s primary mission to penetrate into enemy territory?

If yes, than the F35 is the only current AC that can do this. Everything including the 15E is a target drone in contested environments.

How hard is this to understand?

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by Planeflyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Keejie, not sure what you are now proposing but getting to the bad guys strategic assets before he knows you are there never gets old.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 13445

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

Revelation, seriously, I think we can all agree that many a woman has had dream or two about becoming a princess or at least being treated as one. Is there anything wrong with this? Even though I'm sure it is true there is a least one woman who has never had one single thought about being a princess...

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by Planeflyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.
Replies: 65
Views: 13445

Re: BA advert embroiled in sexism row.

I think we are assuming quite a bit if we think the tweet was really offended. For all we know they just wanted some PR. Might even be related to the ad agency or BA itself.

Anyway, I liked the ad.

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by Planeflyer
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

operational priorities lead to the F35 so those against it must create non operational criteria in order to pitch their alternative.

The only legitimate reason not to select the F35 is cost but then Germany is essentially buying target drones. Hopefully these are optionaly manned AC.

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model
Replies: 895
Views: 169118

Re: Airbus weighs response if Boeing launches new mid-market model

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/qantas-excited-about-nma-and-assisting-boeing-with-443696/ Joyce is saying BA does not have a AC to compete against the 321LR and ,being a customer he is excited to work with them so they will. No customer wants to be in single source situation. I realize a...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order
Replies: 172
Views: 30564

Re: Textron launches Beech 1900-sized SkyCourier with FedEx order

Think amazon and the migration of very wealthy consumers to rural areas.

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

The elephant in the room is that the Tornado can not penetrate even mildly contested environments let alone alone what would exist in Europe if the worst occurs.

And if the worst occurs Germany, needs an AC that c an complete deep strike missions.

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by Planeflyer
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Good grief, Keejie, comparing the F35 to FCAS is like comparing Ali or Joe Frazier to Rocky. The rest of your post is not only tendentious but way off the point. Let me give you a recap of my Friday just to give the forum a sense of the reality of the US/Mexican relations and how skewed your views a...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Thank goodness USAF does not have its head in the sand: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-doubts-new-jstars-could-fly-in-contested-airsp-443495/ Keeje, your picture perfectly captures Europe's, soft power, cant we all get along mindset. The problem is that this mind set means nothing i...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Seahawk, over and over objective reality is ignored by posters against the F35.

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Keejie, How many Tornados, even with an upgrade would survive long enough to acquire their targets let alone put a weaapn on one?

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

W, I doubt if Poland, the Czech Republic, South Korea, Japan or even Germany would agree w your views. Yes the Russians did most of the heavy lifting to defeat the Nazis by then showed their true colors. The USA equals freedom and the Soviets just the opposite and everyone but you understands this. ...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

There are lot of countries that owe their freedom to hardworking and patriotic Americans.

In the USA patriotism means freedom

A large part of this conversation has an under stream of resentment that the F35 would be a great solution if only it were European.

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by Planeflyer
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

W, how many F117’s were lost?

How many non stealth AC performed deep strikes on days 1-3.

Try as you might, facts eventually shine through.

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by Planeflyer
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War_air_campaign

Since we are discussing data points, consider that not one F117 was lost in Iraq despite it doing most of the heavy lifting in the first few days of the invasion. This is not lost on those that may have to penetrate contested airspace in the future.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War_air_campaign

Since we are discussing data points, consider that not one F117 was lost in Iraq despite it doing most of the heavy lifting in the first few days of the invasion. This is not lost on those that may have to penetrate contested airspace in the future.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

There is now enough data from Red Flag type exercises to properly inform air forces. F35 adoption will take off in the next few years.

The only option for Germany is the F35 or for Europe to develop a homegrown 5th or 6 th gen AC. 20-30 years and a 10-20 billion should will be required.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad to retire the 77L
Replies: 96
Views: 23371

Re: Etihad to retire the 77L

Don’t know enough about the economics of the 77L to know the future of the AC but fuel won’t be higher than $63 for the the next three years. Avg per bbl cost will be low 50’s

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by Planeflyer
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2
Replies: 91
Views: 20997

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders pt2

The truth is Boeing expects a lot more to follow. Lots of 330 and 767 will be replaced in the next 10 years and the 787 will easily win 70% of these

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Wiederling, I truly enjoy reading your posts. You have a vivid imagination. Really no sarcasm here. I disagree with much, well maybe most of what you say but hey the world would be so much more boring if everything written were non fiction. You do realize that Norway who in their north is already in...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's
Replies: 206
Views: 47924

Re: Emirates places order for 40 787-10's

To me this is a bellwether order as if any airline could have used the added seats and thrust offered by the 350J it was EK. I think the 10 will dominate the huge volume of 7-8 hr wb routes. 330neo will get 10% of the market. The 10 is to 330neo what the 321lr is to the -9. Good thing for ab that th...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ti-443287/

F18 won’t last minutes in airspace defended with systems capable of shooting down irbm
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Meantime in the real world:

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ti-443287/

F18 won’t last minutes in airspace defended with systems capable of shooting down irbm

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Trump is not against Germany or NATO he is against the lack burden sharing and lopsided trade relationship.

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 84578

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Why all the talk about locking up the post. People are are responding. Ok, not about orders but there are none so whatau going to do?

I just don’t get all the sensitivity.

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 203
Views: 34780

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

Ok, hopefully a thorough investigation but I’m thinking more like a small fine and move on, nothing to see here. Sorry if I sound the cynic but Europe has invested a ton into AB/eads.

Afterall, most of the damage was probably done outside of Europe.

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes
Replies: 203
Views: 34780

Re: Airbus CEO warns of significant impact from corruption probes

How can France and Germany do an independent investigation given that they are owners of EADS?

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by Planeflyer
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Facts! Fiction is your domain.

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by Planeflyer
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders
Replies: 188
Views: 64707

Re: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Boeing Orders

A bellwether order! BA going to sell lots of -10’s. So many routes this plane is perfect for. AB really only has the -1000 as a counter. The -10 will own its space

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by Planeflyer
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Has anyone wondered, if stealth aircraft are no more effective than 4 th gen ac( might as well call them target drones) why the Russians and Chinese are spending tens of billions developing 5 th gen AC?

Just a bit of critical thinking could make this thread a fair bit shorter.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Meantime in the real world, easy as you plz the Saudis just intercepted a middle. You still want to fly Tornados into contested airspace? Thumper76, no one has responded in any substantive way so I’m not holding my breath that you are any better than the rest at answering the most basic of questions...

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by Planeflyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

I think it is very likely Germany will defer the nuclear option to the US. This is the trend in NATO. While this opens up the possibility of choosing either Gripen, EF or Rafael I still see it more likely that Germany chooses the F35. After all what good is a FB that can’t even survive in the easter...

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by Planeflyer
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

C’mon guys, the signal to noise ratio is so low in microphones that the system would provide no defense. Sonar works in water for a reason. It’s telling that you all need such desperate attempts to avoid making the logical decision. Let me go out on a limb and assert that all the F35 naysayers also ...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Keejie wrote-In reality operational requirements for the 2030-2050 time frame are leading. Looking at the European situation and the conflicts of the last 25 yrs, endurance, stealth, complexity and network centric would be the main drivers behind a specification. You just defined the F35 Keejie wrot...

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by Planeflyer
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Keeje, I enjoy the creativity and knowledge you bring to this forum. So I know you understand the mission of the Tornado and that the F35 is the only existing option to replace it in a reasonable time frame. The fact that you have advocated for a European 6th gen AC tells me you understand that the ...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Yimby, you are arguing from both sides of your mouth advocating innovative if unproven ideas while arguing that existing 4 th gen ac that are obsolete are good enough. Regards sound detection if it were as viable as you claim you don’t think all the defense contractors who have sonar capabilities wo...

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

So, in summary, if the F35 we’re European it would be the perfect solution for Germany?

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by Planeflyer
Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Keejie, on the one hand you advocate the start of European 5th Gen AC development program and on the other assert that those of us who suggest the F35 is the better option are fear mongering

Do I have that right?

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by Planeflyer
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Cavalry was anything but dead after WW1. What do you think the panzer Corp was? But that’s not what you originally asserted. You said flanking operations were not considered when in fact, since the Greeks flanking movements were well understood. What was not understood, well enough was just how vuln...

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by Planeflyer
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Considering the money Russia and China are investing into 5 th gen Ac I don't understand your point.

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by Planeflyer
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Every WW1 combatant had well developed cavalry regiments for what you refer to has circumvention. The problem was that the cavalry could not overrun the flank before being wiped out by machine guns.

Horses are to machine guns the way 4 th gen AC are to modern integrated air defense systems.

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by Planeflyer
Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Thomas, modern electronics and long range weapons have eliminated much of the security that area and distance once provided. Nukes are the best example of this. But what about Cyber? Cyber can turn space, distance, population density advtages into weapons to be exploited. I fully appreciate the reas...

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by Planeflyer
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Mxaxai, how is keeping 4 th gen fighters strictly over your own territory any less predictable than the Maginot line?

Oh and just because the recent conflicts are insurgent nature future conflicts will be as well?

Pish, You can do better than that!

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by Planeflyer
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement
Replies: 560
Views: 49707

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

Yimby, The Maginot Line was a purely defensive weapon. Very few weapons are purely defensive and those that are provide very little deterrence.

We just through w the Obama expirement. His lead from behind, genuflecting manner just emboldened bad actors such as Putin, NK and Iran.

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