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DirkDiggler

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  1. DirkDiggler

    The Next President is...

    Switch to Harry’s Razors, one of the better decisions I’ve made in the last few
  2. DirkDiggler

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pages/2019/January 2019/Donovan-No-Buy-of-Light-Attack-Yet-More-Experiments-More-Types-to-Consider.aspx I’ve stated it before in this thread; the AF does not give a fuck about this program and does not value it highly when viewed alongside acquisitions like B-21, KC-46, F-35, next gen ICBM, 6th gen Air dominance, KC-Z, new advanced trainer etc. SOCOM/AFSOC will not pursue acquisition of this by themselves; AFSOC is prioritizing-130J, more CV-22s, and next gen ISR. Anyone who spontaneously ejaculated in excitement about the possibility of a “jet type light attack” reading my previous post missed the point, the AF is going to continue to drag it’s feet and make vague statements until this goes the way of the dodo.
  3. DirkDiggler

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    Copy/pasted from a text a good buddy of mine in the know sent me 3 days ago: AF has fully pivoted to: thanks congress for the money you gave us for light attack procurement this year. We will use it for research and development instead iot buy a jet based LAA by 2020...forget the past two LAA experiments. In the words of the SAF/Financial Management Budget Liaison AO, "sorry man, they just don't give a fuck about you guys."
  4. DirkDiggler

    The Next President is...

    We haven’t sold war bonds, significantly raised taxes, nor forced the bulk of the American people to shoulder increased cost or responsibility for the wars that we’re approaching the 17.5 year point in yet this guy somehow thinks there’s going to be an outpouring of public investment for building a wall?
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    KC-46A Info

    AFSOC toyed with this concept in the initial phase of the MC-130W program (what ultimately began the AC-130W). It reared it’s head again during the General Fiel era. At the end of the day they discovered (surprise) that AFSOC crews were specialized for a reason. The amount of METLs required and the flight hours needed to be proficient in said METLs meant no one could possibly maintain proficiency at both MC/AC mission sets.
  6. DirkDiggler

    STRATCOM Has a Sense of Humor, but No Balls

    Why the fuck is STRATCOM tweeting at all?
  7. DirkDiggler

    Part time jobs...

    Manually masturbating caged animals for artificial ensemination
  8. DirkDiggler

    FY 18 ACP take rate?

    3
  9. DirkDiggler

    Promotion and PRF Information

    If you ignore it it’ll eventually go away.
  10. DirkDiggler

    AF Light Air Support Aircraft

    You’ve got a better chance of seeing Jesus blow Buddha than anyone in the CAF flying a USAF Light Attack in the foreseeable future. Barring some major shift in either USAF mentality or leadership the AF is going to continue to drag it’s feet on this until it eventually goes away.
  11. DirkDiggler

    What's wrong with the Air Force?

    Is PYOB back? The general profile seemed the same. Weird, disjointed posts followed by childlike tantrums and personal threats when proven wrong by others.
  12. DirkDiggler

    CSAR to AFSOC? What do the customers think?

    Out of last AF Corona, CSAF says it’s the right move but “nows not the right time”. No future timeline for integration given that I’m aware of.
  13. Would a career MC-130 guy be competitive in the application process or are they really looking for previous fast jet/attack experience?
  14. DirkDiggler

    Russian Dry Dock Sinks

    I'm guessing the unofficial 10% truth story involves a case of vodka, a pot of honey, a bear, and the Russian equivalent of "hold my beer and watch this".........
  15. DirkDiggler

    China & Chinese Shenanigans

    Yeah we can’t allow a “flying boat gap” to develop. Probably need to prioritize this right after F-35, KC-46, B-21, new ICBM, Light Attack, 6th gen Air Dominance, hypersonics, nuclear cruise missile, fixing hurricane damaged F-22s, stopping the invasion of Central Americans, Space Force, maintaining the Afghan live fire training range........
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