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Nov 19, 2012 09:43 |  #676

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Don't hold your breath for the F35 either Phil. At current budget levels without a change in government we wont be able to afford very many. From what I am hearing we'll more than likely end up filling the gap with more Super Hornets. After all is the RAAF really going to spend millions training crews and maintenance just to have to do it all over again in a few years?
Our defence force is in real trouble under a Labor government. Ever Labor government reduces defence spending but this one has to take the cake.

My son flys F-18Es. The F-35 is on the horizon. I want him to have two engines when he flys. Glad he's in the super hornet (but would have prefered he flew the two-seater so someone else could be there to help him watch the fuel gauge).

Everyone says the maintenance cost to have 2 engines is too much, but crash just one airplane due to the only enging failing, and you have more than paid for the extra cost of maintaining a second engine for the entire fleet. Just sad. The F-18 is the cat's meow, and it has an all digital backbone. So all the technology improvements being used to justify a new airplane could be simply installed into the super hornet instead.

On the Herk issue, you can put three times the number of pallets into a C-17 than a Herk, BUT, a C-17 can only be in one place at a time, while the same number of pallets in herks can be in three different places at once.


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Nov 21, 2012 01:00 |  #677

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Nov 21, 2012 22:07 as a reply to  @ jonnyweb's post |  #678

/\ That looks like one hard working J

another from the other day, A97-005 in the pitch.
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Nov 22, 2012 00:17 as a reply to  @ cupra103's post |  #679

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Nov 22, 2012 01:25 as a reply to  @ Q-ops's post |  #680

nice prop blur!


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Nov 22, 2012 03:49 as a reply to  @ cupra103's post |  #681

golfecho wrote in post #15263551 (external link)
My son flys F-18Es. The F-35 is on the horizon. I want him to have two engines when he flys. Glad he's in the super hornet (but would have prefered he flew the two-seater so someone else could be there to help him watch the fuel gauge).

Everyone says the maintenance cost to have 2 engines is too much, but crash just one airplane due to the only enging failing, and you have more than paid for the extra cost of maintaining a second engine for the entire fleet. Just sad. The F-18 is the cat's meow, and it has an all digital backbone. So all the technology improvements being used to justify a new airplane could be simply installed into the super hornet instead.

On the Herk issue, you can put three times the number of pallets into a C-17 than a Herk, BUT, a C-17 can only be in one place at a time, while the same number of pallets in herks can be in three different places at once.

Back in the 70's our government was making up it's mind whether to but F16 or F18. The 18 won because of two engines. I'm with you on the redundancy thing. I'm happy to stick with the Super Hornet until A the F35 is proven or B something better comes along.

Problem with the Australian Defence Force is NOTHING out there has been built to suit our conditions. We make do with US/European technology and make it fit our requirements. This does not always work out as planned and tends to cost far more in the long run. Problem is we have stupid people in government making defence decisions instead of the defence force being given a budget to buy as they see fit.
As stated by Phil above we have just purchased C27 after the US decided they were not fit for purpose against the Airforces choice.


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Nov 24, 2012 15:13 |  #682

Pete, You forget one thing we have DMO...I rest my case! :-(


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Nov 24, 2012 17:12 as a reply to  @ macca172's post |  #683

A couple from yesterdays RAAF C130H retirement proceedings

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Nov 24, 2012 20:06 |  #684

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Nov 24, 2012 20:22 |  #685

Always loved the Herc. A close acquantince (spelling) was a Snow Bird pilot,opposing solo, in the early eighties and then flew formation Hercs. My favorite planes,Herc., A-10, B-52.


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Nov 25, 2012 13:04 as a reply to  @ halitime's post |  #686

Nice photos everyone :)

Last Thursday I really enjoyed a very good day et EHEH

1 Netherlands - Air Forces G-273 crossing the moon at EHEH

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2 Sixteen X full-disc prop-blur at one runway

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4 G-275

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5 G-988 performed the second mooncrossing

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Nov 25, 2012 13:12 |  #687

^^^Totally superb shots, Nustry!


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Nov 25, 2012 16:01 as a reply to  @ Ricardo222's post |  #688

Just WoW

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Nov 25, 2012 16:02 |  #689

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A couple from yesterdays RAAF C130H retirement proceedings

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nice work mate, it was great to catch up under the wing & chat.

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Nov 25, 2012 18:49 |  #690

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