Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Spinney, 9 Jan 2016.
No. We're getting nine P8s
One of the other drawbacks of the P-1 is that it has an indigenous engine that no other aircraft in the world uses.
What 737's ? A plane plagued with disaster !
The very early 737s were dodgy. The very latest ones are dodgy. Those in between were great.
Had a Saab Viggen fly over at the weekend following its display at the Southport airshow.(Not my photo I hasten to add, wasn't quick enough to get the camera out) and it does have a very nice outline. Although its a similar design to the Typhoon, it seems more balanced somehow. Not bad for a 50 year old jet!
A B2 stealth bomber has just been seen flying over Chippenham heading for Fairford.
Engines bursting into flames , dodgy radar altimeter, sticking rudder actuators, metal fatigue in the fuselage.
Not very stealthy then
Apparently it was flying below the cloud to prevent the stealthy paint being washed off !
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Getting it wet shortens the life of the skin, and helps it show up on radar. They Americano imperialists don't want people to know what a radar return from. B2 looks like when its wet, so they avoid getting it wet at all costs.
Try tracking by type.
For obvious reasons most front-line military aircraft, unlike their civilian counterparts, don't transmit details of their position that would allow them to be easily plotted by the flight-trackers.
It's still possible to determine their approximate location by picking up the signals sent by them simultaneously with several receivers and using a technique called multilateration (broadly analogous to triangulation), so if you see fast jets or bombers plotted on the flight-trackers, that's how they are doing it.
Vampire in the first picture?
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