Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Updated: U.S. Navy Considers Extending All Its Nimitz-Class Carriers
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by CX747
6h ago
frmrCapCadet wrote: Every extension is fraught with uncertainties. Those 50 year old carriers have multiple points of possible failure. It happened to the Nimitz just a couple years ago after her yard time, resulting in another few months of delay. These events push other carriers, in return, to delay their yard time. Extensions may be in the works, but reliability issues remain, and war planners take that into consideration. We probably need 13 carriers as opposed to our current 11. Most definitely on all accounts. 15 carriers is the minimum and folks have been daydreaming for too long ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Updated: U.S. Navy Considers Extending All Its Nimitz-Class Carriers
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by frmrCapCadet
6h ago
Every extension is fraught with uncertainties. Those 50 year old carriers have multiple points of possible failure. It happened to the Nimitz just a couple years ago after her yard time, resulting in another few months of delay. These events push other carriers, in return, to delay their yard time. Extensions may be in the works, but reliability issues remain, and war planners take that into consideration. We probably need 13 carriers as opposed to our current 11. Statistics: Posted by frmrCapCadet — Mon Mar 04, 2024 5:00 pm ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread
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by GDB
6h ago
RJMAZ wrote: GDB wrote:Not sure of the comparison, the point of it, comparing two types designed for different reasons over 40 years apart. The comparison is perfectly relevant. Someone asked why Singapore are buying the F-35B when they never operated the AV-8 Harrier. The insinuation was that they don't need VTOL aircraft. Even 40 years ago the Harrier wouldnt even be in the list of top 10 fighters. F-16, F-15, Hornet, Mirage 2000, Mig-29, Su-27 would all have 10:1 kill ratios in their favour. The Harrier being VTOL sacrifices huge range, speed and payload compared to the other fi ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Updated: U.S. Navy Considers Extending All Its Nimitz-Class Carriers
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by CX747
6h ago
frmrCapCadet wrote: Pray tell, just what efforts and resources are you proposing that can get the job done? I follow navy and civilian marine facility and personnel assets fairly closely - they're booked. The Navy itself was about 7000 people short of recruiting goals in 2023. FIFTO is not a solution, which we need. Slogans are cheap. I think we may be talking past one another. I understand there is a shortage. That doesn't take away from the fact the carriers can not be retired early. So, outside the box thinking will be necessary to keep the boats going. Retiring them on time is not a ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Lockheed Martin F-35 News, Production and Delivery Thread
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by 889091
7h ago
Is the gunpod a standard item on the B model or is it an optional 'extra'? Statistics: Posted by 889091 — Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:57 pm ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Updated: U.S. Navy Considers Extending All Its Nimitz-Class Carriers
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by frmrCapCadet
7h ago
Pray tell, just what efforts and resources are you proposing that can get the job done? I follow navy and civilian marine facility and personnel assets fairly closely - they're booked. The Navy itself was about 7000 people short of recruiting goals in 2023. FIFTO is not a solution, which we need. Slogans are cheap. Statistics: Posted by frmrCapCadet — Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:55 pm ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Updated: U.S. Navy Considers Extending All Its Nimitz-Class Carriers
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by CX747
7h ago
frmrCapCadet wrote: It is hard to get the message over, but until there is another dry dock or two, and shipyards can find more skilled workers 'whatever efforts' won't work. ps Naval Base Kitsap is getting ready to plan (not build yet) another drydock. I completely understand what you are saying. Other efforts will then need to be made. Throwing hands up and saying "we can't", isn't going to cut it. The boats will need to be operated longer than planned. As I've been told plenty of times "Understood son, now FITFO and get back to me." Statistics: Posted by CX747 — Mon Mar 04, 2024 3:3 ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread
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by bikerthai
10h ago
Right now Boeing is delivering/has delivered? The last of lot 11 frames. The two RAAF frames are in the middle of lot 12 contract. So first of two will be late summer/early fall and second of two will be end of year barring any delays. Statistics: Posted by bikerthai — Mon Mar 04, 2024 1:06 pm ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Military Aviation News and Discussion Thread
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by GDB
15h ago
Analysis of possible additional factors behind the recent heavy Russian aircraft losses; https://www.kyivpost.com/post/28887 Including an interview with a Ukrainian AF officer, subtitles work. Statistics: Posted by GDB — Mon Mar 04, 2024 7:59 am ..read more
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Military Aviation & Space Flight • Re: Boeing P-8 Poseidon News, Production and Delivery Thread
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by AeroplaneFreak
16h ago
Any word on where in the pipeline the final two P8s for the RAAF are? Statistics: Posted by AeroplaneFreak — Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:43 am ..read more
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