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    Post  kvs on Wed May 20, 2020 6:39 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:The hell is going on over there?
    I could understand the F-35s, but what's up with the F-22, that aircraft should be solid by now, or do they just age that badly?

    What's next, a B-2?


    Old birds need maintenance. Maintenance is not just some grease monkey futzing around. For high tech systems a good
    understanding is needed of how the craft degrades. That is design level engineering.

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    Post  GarryB on Thu May 21, 2020 4:27 am

    The hell is going on over there?
    I could understand the F-35s, but what's up with the F-22, that aircraft should be solid by now, or do they just age that badly?

    Planes crash... that is simply a fact of life.

    Random does not mean evenly spaced every 5 to ten years... random causes for crashes can all happen on the same day and still be totally unrelated.

    The F-22 is not a perfect plane by any stretch of the imagination... it is just more secret...

    For high tech systems a good
    understanding is needed of how the craft degrades. That is design level engineering.

    More precisely before the F-22 there were no large stealth fighters, so they have no track record to learn how these things will age over time.

    They just have to monitor them and try to wing it...
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    Post  Isos on Thu May 21, 2020 9:02 am

    ahmedfire wrote:This is about half billion loss in one week !

    That's pathetic. 2 jets are worth an equiped hospital.
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    Post  ahmedfire on Thu May 21, 2020 9:36 pm

    Planes crash... that is simply a fact of life.
    Yes planes crash but this should tells us a fact that over expensive fancy weapons are not the best choice.Corruption should not design the planes . Actually the war time is very small in comparison to the peace time ,so the designed weapons would be more costly during peace and we shouldn't double and triple that cost by using fancy weapons .
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    Post  GarryB on Fri May 22, 2020 3:21 am

    That's pathetic. 2 jets are worth an equiped hospital.

    Even worse than that... they aren't worth a hospital, but that is how much they cost.

    In reality one equipped hospital is more valuable than any number of stealth fighters...
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Fri May 29, 2020 4:07 pm

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    Post  GarryB on Fri May 29, 2020 5:12 pm

    Every pilot claims their plane is the best... and this video sponsored by the Royal Air Force suggests this guy gets paid for PR...

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