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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,948 ✭✭✭gizmo555


    The Panjandrum, a WW2 weapon that in could have worked well in theory but sometimes the planned and drawn upon paper doesn't quite live up to in real life. Designed for D-Day, the idea sounds quite feasible to create something that will break a tank-sized hole in the German defenses

    I had never heard of what could be seen as the German equivalent, the Goliath, until I read an interview yesterday made in the 50s with a German officer whose section operated them to try to repel British tanks on the beaches in Normandy.

    The Goliath was remote controlled unmanned mini tank, packed with explosives. Equally clever in concept, just as ineffective in practice.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭sparky42


    They are still launching them like that in Wisconsin....
    And there are some in the Navy and outside it that just wish it would keep rolling...

    What a waste of the Billions of Dollars.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,954 ✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    Red are the air intakes, green are the radar reflectors.

    Cool air goes in & chills the fuel, this fuel is pumped around the engine to keep things cool and reduce the infa-red signature of the aircraft.
    So there is less dependence on a separate hydraulic cooling system.

    The reflectors are worn when in civilian air space so that it will appear on long range radar.
    They are small but they have some sort of glass like stuff in them which greatly amplifies radar return.


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    Either that or the radar just picks up the open missile bays

    :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    Either that or the radar just picks up the open missile bays

    It might, but probably won't.
    They are also RAM coated & unlike the F-22's bays are formed to also reduce RCS as much as possible.

    So, in your scenario the radar operator might, might get a blip on his screen....... seconds before he dies or the radar goes down.

    Either way, job done.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,954 ✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    It might, but probably won't.
    They are also RAM coated & unlike the F-22's bays are formed to also reduce RCS as much as possible.

    So, in your scenario the radar operator might, might get a blip on his screen....... seconds before he dies or the radar goes down.

    Either way, job done.

    Twas a cheeky dig at its issues related to overheating. Plus we both know there is no danger of a F-35 being anywhere near a dangerous situation for at least another few Presidencies.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    Twas a cheeky dig at its issues related to overheating.

    Which never existed.
    Plus we both know there is no danger of a F-35 being anywhere near a dangerous situation for at least another few Presidencies.

    Except for Marine squadron VMF-121.
    They deployed to Japan in January and operated there training with Japanese & South Korean air forces for 15 weeks.

    This squadron will deploy in full onboard LHA-6 to the Pacific this autumn.
    This will be the Lightnings first operational carrier deployment.
    It will be in a more dangerous situation there than any other location.
    If things go down with the DPRK the 28,000 USMC personnel along the DMZ will be calling on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,954 ✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    There were issues referring to overheating, which may or may not have been resolved.

    Forgive me for being less than convinced of the F35's combat readiness, given it has yet to undergo the full gamut of required tests, and has yet to achieve full integration with various weapons systems.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    There were issues referring to overheating, which may or may not have been resolved.

    I told you this on a previous post.
    Certain components of the aircraft were awaiting certification and until then the bay door was opened to let in air during tests.

    In the end the restriction was lifted once the exposed parts were cleared.

    This was done some time ago.
    Forgive me for being less than convinced of the F35's combat readiness, given it has yet to undergo the full gamut of required tests, and has yet to achieve full integration with various weapons systems.

    Hey, it took the viper 6 years to get a a2g radar!
    They are combat capable, the B's used in South Korea wouldn't be there if they weren't.
    The USMC wouldn't go to the risk of deploying them on a carrier if they couldn't!

    Christ, the Shornets have been around for nearly 20 years and still don't have a properly functioning oxygen system!

    Not every aircraft is capable of using every weapon.
    The starting block (3F) has been tested with every weapon that it was intended to be able to use & is already certified for most of them.
    At its starting point it will have more certified weapons than the Raptor has after over a decade of operational use.

    What more do you want exactly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,954 ✭✭✭AbusesToilets


    I told you this on a previous post.
    Certain components of the aircraft were awaiting certification and until then the bay door was opened to let in air during tests.

    In the end the restriction was lifted once the exposed parts were cleared.

    This was done some time ago.



    Hey, it took the viper 6 years to get a a2g radar!
    They are combat capable, the B's used in South Korea wouldn't be there if they weren't.
    The USMC wouldn't go to the risk of deploying them on a carrier if they couldn't!

    Christ, the Shornets have been around for nearly 20 years and still don't have a properly functioning oxygen system!

    Not every aircraft is capable of using every weapon.
    The starting block (3F) has been tested with every weapon that it was intended to be able to use & is already certified for most of them.
    At its starting point it will have more certified weapons than the Raptor has after over a decade of operational use.

    What more do you want exactly?

    It hasn't completed the Block 3F testing, has yet to start IOT&E and many of the tests it "passed" in the previous block required intervention by the program personnel to adjust the scenarios to allow the F-35 to pass.

    Not exactly a state of affairs that would give me confidence in capabilities as it stands currently.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 272 ✭✭Stars and Stripes


    The Commemorative plaque placed at the San Jacinto Plaza, Mexico City to the San Patricios or Saint Patrick's Battalion of Irish men who sided with the Mexicans in the Mexican–American War of 1846–8.

    "In memory of the Irish soldiers of the heroic St. Patrick's Battalion, martyrs who gave their lives to the Mexican cause in the United States' unjust invasion of 1847"

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    Edit, looking at some of the names it seems the San Patricios were't exclusively Irish men, but since they were predominately Irish and their name I think we'll take the credit :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,174 ✭✭✭✭Captain Chaos


    Twas a cheeky dig at its issues related to overheating. Plus we both know there is no danger of a F-35 being anywhere near a dangerous situation for at least another few Presidencies.

    Rumors going round that Israel have used their first 2 jets delivered in strikes already. They have them 6 months with 3 more delivered recently.

    Have to keep in mind they had their F-16s fly a strike on the Osrak nuclear reactor plant only months after delivery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭sparky42



    Christ, the Shornets have been around for nearly 20 years and still don't have a properly functioning oxygen system!

    Hell just look at the Goshawk's it took a strike by the instructors for the usN to finally look at their Oxygen malfunctions.

    Every plane has issues, remember the B2 that crashed and had to be rebuilt due to moisture getting into it's Avionics in Guam...


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,735 ✭✭✭knucklehead6


    sparky42 wrote: »
    Hell just look at the Goshawk's it took a strike by the instructors for the usN to finally look at their Oxygen malfunctions.

    Every plane has issues, remember the B2 that crashed and had to be rebuilt due to moisture getting into it's Avionics in Guam...

    Rebuilt? Was that not a total write off?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Rebuilt? Was that not a total write off?

    Nope, think it cost about 2 billion but they rebuilt her:
    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-c1-rebuilding-billion-dollar-bomber-20140320-m-story.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,735 ✭✭✭knucklehead6


    sparky42 wrote: »

    Apologies. I was mixing it up with the 2008 incident


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,297 ✭✭✭✭Jawgap


    A colourised photo of a Deutsche Afrika Korps (DAK) trooper balanced precariously on two M24 Stielhandgranates (Hand Grenades) somewhere in the North African Desert ca.1942/3


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    All sorts of interesting kit in this shot from the 1960s

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    B-52_%26_Tu-95.jpg

    B52, Tu95, An124, KC10, all sorts of interesting comparisons sitting side by side from the photo (believed to be taken in the US in early 90s).


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,948 ✭✭✭gizmo555


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    All sorts of interesting kit in this shot from the 1960s

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    Impressive attention to detail that the first three aircraft in this HMS Albion flypast are letter coded "A","L","B" ...


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    When you bought a two seater instead of an MPV!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    When you bought a two seater instead of an MPV!

    snip

    Thought the idea for that operation was that they sat on the winglets rather than the wheel?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Think that was just for the Apache?

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    The Mangusta does it differently.

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 90,681 Mod ✭✭✭✭Capt'n Midnight


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Winter is coming...

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Keeping the bird corrosion free

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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    Maritime patrol, from Ireland to Japan (minus the RAF...)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭sparky42


    Tabnabs wrote: »
    Maritime patrol, from Ireland to Japan (minus the RAF...)
    snip

    Where/when was that?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,688 Mod ✭✭✭✭Tabnabs


    RIAT, might have been 2016?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,248 ✭✭✭✭BoJack Horseman


    Tabnabs wrote: »
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    For bonus points.
    What is the jet casting the shadow?


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