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Love the Mosquito!!! Its in the top 3 of my favorite WW2 fighters.
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Fighter/Bomber? ???

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Fighter/Bomber? ???

Whatever the Mosquito needed to be, it did it pretty darn well.
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designed as a fast bomber (what we'd today call a strike aircraft), then got turned into a heavy fighter, night fighter, recon aircraft, and maritime strike aircraft.


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Turns out though there was only one factory in all of Germany that made special wood glue

And it wasn't even intentional, the factory just happened to be in the area that Bomber Command burned down.
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And missing bolts confirmed on that plug... QA is going to be under the microscope for a WHILE!

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Now that they've been approved for F-35 and Rafales are arriving, the Hellenic Air Force's Mirage 2000s are on their way out and looking for a buyer.




















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F6F-3 Hellcat showing its ruggedness. This Hellcat flown by Butch O'Hare with over 200 bullet holes from combat was patched up and brought to the production plant to show the workers what they are building. Butch was awarded the medal of Honor 02/20/42 for shooting down five bombers attacking his carrier, he was shot down by a Japanese "Betty" bomber on 11/26/43 during the first night raid ever conducted by the US Navy from an aircraft carrier.
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Grumman Iron Works at it's most famous!
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I remember Saburo Sakai's account of his first encounter with Wildcat, he unloaded all the ammo he had into the Wildcat but failed to bring it down and it wasn't for his lack of marksmanship.
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The amount of damage some planes take and still make it back is amazing.
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Had to share this ... posted by hammerbolt on RGP.net:

* No, FASA wasn't big on errata - ColBosch
* The Housebook series is from the 80's and is the foundation of Btech, the 80's heart wrapped in heavy metal that beats to this day - Sigma
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* The Hellbringer is cool, either way. It's not cool because it's bad, it's cool because it's bad with balls - Nightsky
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Hilarious, and a fantastic paint job! :D

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I like how its on the inside. Wonder how many other jokes are inside planes like that.
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Turkey's TF Kaan has flown.



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KAAAAAAAN!!!

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The Turkey 5th Gen looks like F22 with more angles.
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The Turkey 5th Gen looks like F22 with more angles.

Depends on the angle. The F-22 has massive wings - the wings on the Raptor and the F-35C extend so far back that they have notches cut out for the horizontal stabilizers.

The overall size, inlet shape, and area forward of the wing are the most F-22 looking bits. The fairing behind the cockpit, front opening canopy, and general wing-shape look like an up-sized F-35A. Whether for stealth or aerodynamic reasons, a lot of new designs are following the F-35's footsteps and adding a fairing behind the cockpit instead of more glass for rear visibility. KF-21 and FC-31/J-35 also do this, and there seems to be a new J-20 test airframe spotted with a similar change.

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The Turkey 5th Gen looks like F22 with more angles.

The difference being, the Turks can actually Build more of theirs.
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The difference being, the Turks can actually Build more of theirs.
If they can afford it. Erdogan's not exactly been doing a brilliant job with his economy...

My guess is that Turkey will start to look for a European or American partner within a few years, or possibly one of India/Japan/Korea. I doubt there'll be a Chinese partner unless it's very well hidden!

Of course a major multi-national war looks more likely all the time, so who knows what the situation is in five years...  :cry:

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If the US really really wanted to, they could build more F-22s. The F-15E Eagle II is a good example of that.

F-35 seems to be the put all the eggs in one basket.
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If the US really really wanted to, they could build more F-22s. The F-15E Eagle II is a good example of that.

F-35 seems to be the put all the eggs in one basket.

yeah, the F-22 production got ended because they thought the F-35 would provide similar performance with lower costs. not so much as it turned out. at this point we could build more F-22's, we'd just to have shell out the money to set up a new production line.

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Exceptional low pass of a B-17!

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Had to share this ... posted by hammerbolt on RGP.net:



Wonder Woman's invisible jet?

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Had to share this ... posted by hammerbolt on RGP.net:

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It's still showing for me... even in the quote... ???

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It's still showing for me... even in the quote... ???

Maybe it's in your cache. I assume you mean Gio's quote, because I deliberately broke the tags to show the URL

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Yes, I meant Gio's quote... sorry for being vague!