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tac airlifter

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  1. B-1 (Bone) questions

    Mark1, your post is a lot to disgest. I am wondering if your experience with current LL fusion technology is limited to the MX on gunships or if you’re also familiar with the myriad other systems? Because seeing hot projectiles is really just a matter of spectrum sensitivity and imaging resolution (along with operator raining I suppose). That capability exists on platforms that aren’t 1960s H models. What am I missing? On another note, I’ve been out of the ops world for a few years but I’m glad the hubris of gunship superiority in all things is still alive and well! You guys saving the day while the rest of us are happily oblivious reminds me of fond memories. If you could shout at me with a shit radio while your feed is intermittent, then spend an hour trying to hit a single squirter, then not attend the debrief because of crew rest (even though I’m flying again in 10 hours and you’re off the next day) our trip down memory lane would be complete. Just having some fun bro! Don’t send your 28man alchoholic crew to kidnap me & shave my head.
  2. B-1 (Bone) questions

    NS, I agree 100%. Mark1 I am curious— what is your experience with fused imaging to make you think it is not a replacement? I haven’t seen a single thing LLTV alone does better. For the wider debate, PBARs post wins.
  3. One AD data point for others to consider: although my flight pay did increase to 1k as advertised, my flight pay TSP contribution was kicked off concurrent with the increase. As others have mentioned, track your pay!
  4. Syrian Su-22 Shot Down by US Aircraft

    Thanks for posting. From a capability perspective, the article implies a massed attack rather than swarming (nomenclature which indicates self-coordinating software, or a degree of autonomy). Nonetheless it's a great example of adversary TTP advancement. Wish we knew more about the "EW" measures their base defense folks used to counter the attack.
  5. Info on flight boots

    I’ve been doing a lot of running in boots lately. Highly recommend Lowa: http://www.gsaboots.com/footwear-brands/lowa/task-force-boots-shoes-mens.html that site has great prices if you have .mil email address.
  6. The new airline thread

    Are AETC IPs vulnerable to deploy again?
  7. Ordering Patches (name, morale, fun meter)

    Dave, I'll try you out. I just received my order from nametags4u.com and the product is not good; my name is almost illegible and the whole thing feels cheap. If you can produce at or above mardon quality, I think you'll start rolling in SQ cash Scrooge McDuck style. cheers.
  8. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Champ, bro....If CSAF doesn’t have the bandwidth to command, delegate. And if we can’t start fixing broke shit by firing weaklings masquerading as warriors because we fear potential second order effects, we may as well give up now.
  9. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    The system has built yes men incapable of saying no. If CSAF wants his free thinking approach embraced, he should fire commanders disobeying his orders. Until he does so, his words are as cheap as his predecessors actions. Incentivization is an obvious concept unfortunately lost on our over educated managerial class.
  10. Latest Movies

    Agreed. I assumed the original poster warped space-time, saw the summer-release movie, then posted his feedback here. I’m very disappointed to realize he was referencing the already released movie and not discussing future events; in the future I’d appreciate posters tell me whether or not they’re talking about the, uh, future.
  11. New BAH rates are out.

    Mark1, of all the the jacked up problems with our service, an antiquated system paying married members an extra few dollars is the thing you crusade about? BTW, as a married member I have, on four occasions, extended or departed early for deployments based on personal emergencies for other members— some married and some single. Your assertion that single members create less mission impacting family drama is without data. Have you forgotten they still have families?
  12. What's wrong with the Air Force?

    I also think Moseley. He proudly prioritized hardware over humans, stiff armed RPAs and all things GWOT when it was obvious we weren't getting an easy win & needed to invest in the war. Mostly though, by his obstinacy and subsequent firing he enabled the takeover of Schwartz who embodied all things weak and pathetic about our service. That said, honorable mention goes to Welsh for the false hope things would improve followed by his double down on bureaucratic stupid while collapse accelerated.
  13. Border crisis

    Well thought out post, as usual, bro. Not being a lawyer I have to keep my comments at the principal and idea level rather than technical charges. And the idea I’m trying to express is this: in liberal cities with “gun violence”problems, we see a push for stricter gun control but not a comensurate push for stricter enforcement of existing statutes or prosecution of felons using guns in commission of crimes. We can debate guns all day long, but when a multiple felon kills with a stolen LEO weapon and the same folks who want to ban collapsible stocks can’t support tossing his ass in jail forever..... well, I’m wasting my time talking because we can never agree. And like it or not, lots of folks on team blue are glad he’s free. I live in a blue state, it’s real. So my line in the sand isn’t against liberals per se, it’s against hypocrites with hidden agendas. It just so happens many are liberal. BTW, what makes you think “permanently deported”is an achievable thing?
  14. Border crisis

    Moose, the weapon in question is DA/SA and the defense argued that it was stolen while in SA mode and the light trigger pull of 4.4 lbs contributed to the gun “accidentally discharging.” Anytime the trigger is squeezed, it is no longer an accident and becomes negligence in my opinion, but many folks still consider it an accident if they squeeze the trigger and something they don’t like happens. NS— firearms definitely do not regularly discharge accidentally. Mechanical failures causing a discharge are extremely rare, but you might be of the camp who considers it an accident if you squeeze the trigger and recive an unintended outcome. My general take on this trial is that we don’t know what evidence the jury heard to reach their outcome. However, that so many liberals I know are pleased this guy escaped a murder conviction has forever turned me off to their opinions on gun control. Here we have a multiple time felon, illegal immigrant, with a stolen police weapon who kills an innocent person with the stolen weapon. If one cannot support a criminal conviction in this instance, we have a philosophical disagreement that can never be bridged and nothing left to talk about regarding gun control.
  15. AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Good article, but an update to their info: Afghans, like the Iraqis, are doing more than cargo with their 208s in the near future.
  16. Staff Jobs @ Pentagon w/ Attached Flying

    Given your background, would you be interested in flying with the 89th in Andrews while she works at HAF?
  17. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    I completely disagree.
  18. 1,000 Retired Pilots Can Be Recalled to Active Duty

    Interesting observation, I’ve noticed the same. Folks who left even as late as 2010 would discuss their service fondly after a few years of being out. Since about 2013, everyone I know who left has unanimously said their life is better and not a single one gives a damn about the AF. It’s been a markedly negative change.
  19. Gun Talk

    It’s a pistol, hence the right folding SB “arm brace.” But shouldering is legal, and the brace is stiff enough for moderate use. That said, I’m planning to SBR this in due time. raimius, is that a zenith? Looks great! How is the suppressor mounted? Looks forward of the tri-lug.
  20. Gun Talk

    If you don’t care to read about guns, don’t open the gun thread. If you want to talk politics do so in one of the many thread venues which cater to that.
  21. Gun Talk

    Care to explain your logic?
  22. Gun Talk

    She is unable to shoot my ARs. 9mm is an easier caliber for her. What exactly are you confused about?
  23. Gun Talk

    Here’s a better review than I can write. yes I bought a 9mm, although the ACP also comes in 45. It was just under 2k. Magazines are stupid expensive so I only have a few at the moment. Cost and cost of mags are my negatives. Everything else is a positive. Match trigger, probably the best engineering I’ve seen on the internals of a firearm, shoots great on every kind of ammo I could find. I think this will replace my handgun for HD. Has AR irons on at the moment instead of the red dot because I’m toying with set ups. I prefer this to every other PCC I’ve shot, including P90, MP5, EVO, UMP, various AR 9mm, etc. I think the MP7 reigns supreme as the easiest shooting sub gun around, but those aren’t available for purchase so it’s moot. bottom line, if you want a compact PCC, you won’t find a better one. If you’re around VA or FL and want to shoot it, or anything else, PM me. Cheers.
  24. SGT Bowe Bergdahl Freed

    Do you think your employer would know or care if you were a felon? Dishonorable discharge is, depending on the state, equivalent to a felony conviction. It’s not good, and employers who do a cursory background check will know.
  25. Gun Talk

    Just brought this home today. I’d never heard of B&T until recently, did some online digging and found good reviews. I was in the market for something my daughter can easily shoulder and shoot so I grabbed this. Very nice engineering, I’m impressed.