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USN Showdown between Super Hornet and F-35

Discussion in 'Current News' started by ChuckMK23, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. jmcquate

    jmcquate Well-Known Member

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    Not arguing that it can't be done, but if the Corps wants to get back to it's unique expeditionary mission, like the Corps leadership says, this idea is stillborn.
     
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  2. Pags

    Pags Well-Known Member None

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    Good on you for actually counting. The space forward that's open in the hangar is usually taken up by SE. Metal mountain is usually back aft. In fact our stbd el was useless for anything other than trading out the barn harrier because of all the crap that was stored around it (assuming it hadn't been canned to make the port one work). Beyond AIR, AIMD, and the ACE the rest of the Blue/Green team always contrived to make the hangar theirs and we were always negotiating competing requirements. You can't fix airplanes, do a big staff op walk through, stash the grunts, sort the NEOs, MCMAP, hide giant boxes of trash, and yoga all at the same time but that won't stop everyone from trying.
     
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    Pags Well-Known Member None

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    My Air Boss was the Handler on BHR when they brought 20+ harriers on board. He said the fly on was retarded.
     
  4. Treetop Flyer

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    Well without the choppers or a well deck, there'd be less room required by marine-fu. On a boat with a well deck, things would be tight, but without, there should be space and fuel.
     
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    The fly on I witnessed was retarded with six jets. The first two sat on 6 and 9 while no one "de-armed" their inert missiles. After the first go around, the O-3 LSO yelled at the air boss: if you don't move those jets, you'll have two jets in the water in 90 seconds.
     
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  6. Jim123

    Jim123 molding (warping) the future of naval aviation None

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    They're not very stealthy. I mean I can see them right there!
     
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    Not saying it can't be done since its been done successfully on other L-classes. We beat the idea up a few months ago in another thread. I'm mostly making the funnies and pointing out that it's not as easy as the pretty pictures make it seem.
    That is retarded.

    Harrier ops were always "Type 2 Fun." Very challenging and with low margin for error but a thing of beauty when executed well.
     
  8. IKE

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    I was there. The harrier carrier almost didn't happen due to a small shipboard radio nobody thought about until it broke.

    Would make a good study in systems engineering.
     

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