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Clark Griswold

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Clark Griswold last won the day on October 12 2020

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  1. Related to the Tactical Tanker idea and to fuel the discussion THE CASE FOR A THREE-TANKER AIR FORCE Big - 777 tanker/freighter (I know Boeing but it's what is politically possible), buy 100+ and look at partial strat airlifter divestiture to keep acquisition inside the lines, keep the military modifications to a reasonable level to reduce risk, this will enable you to get close to the fight and it's not getting very close to the fight, keep as close the certified commercial aircraft as possible Medium - KC-46 / KC-135 (Shrink 135 fleet and buy a few more KC-46s, figure out one last comprehensive upgrade for the venerable 135 and then focus on the 46, not sure how many more 46s but buying another 20% sound right, saving the best 1/3rd of the 135s and cannibalizing the rest to support the survivors) Tactical - KC-390, not sure on the necessary fleet size and the real number just might be classified... but figure 75 at least. @ClearedHot - to the extent you can say, is this only an AF theoretical acquisition or have other services/allies looked into this? Maybe without the boom system but with the modified KC-390?
  2. Software change / update for the ATCS to deal with Vmca issues if it is above rotation speed? No sea or float plane experience but I’m guessing there is a maximum in water taxi-takeoff-landing speed that is above but likely close to rotation or landing speeds so delaying rotation to get faster but still skiing in the water is likely not possible US-2 has a BLC system, can that be adjusted automatically to prevent roll over before full aerodynamic control effectiveness has been reached in a asymmetric thrust of flight control situation? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I think it will still have its ramp but I should have been more specific, I was envisioning a scenario where the beach is not suitable for landing necessitating a water landing and beaching to offload Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Nyet on my conscription! Pranksters called the son of one of Putin's closest allies and told him he is being enlisted in the army — but he refused (msn.com)
  5. Just saw this, seems like this is gonna happen Looking at this rendering which seems pretty close to what I'd imagine a real MAC 130 would look life IRL, could you drive that on to beach, embark / disembark troops / vehicles then launch again from that beach? Just considering it, high floatation tires in a side by side truck disperse enough weight to not get sunk / stuck on sand that's fairly compacted?
  6. Good I’m glad I’m wrong as I think this worth it Just bring conservative in my WAGs Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. According to wiki (caveat emptor) in the current tanker version, the C-390 with Cobham AR systems can offload from a total 77k fuel capacity I assume that aircraft and mission fuel then are not segregated and that same wiki page says the max fuel load is with three aux tanks is 77k Just a WAG but after mods (adding equipment and getting rid of some not needed by deleting the cargo and paratrooper door/ramp mission systems) I think an instantaneous offload at launch of 65k seems reasonable Another WAG but guessing 5k per hour on station (averaging gross weight over the mission to a fuel burn) seems reasonable basing it off A320 engines/weights/me jumpseating on the bus and comparing it’s numbers to to the mighty 737 So guessing you wanna land with an hour of gas: 5k 2 hours to/from station 1000 miles away: 10k plus 10k is 20k 1 hour orbit on station: 5k So my guess is 35k at 1000 nm from launch refueling in the low 20s Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I’ll settle for ejection seats but if it’s technically feasible/deployable a DE weapon for self defense would be second If this presses forward with the strikers to some drop off that’s close or in the WEZ of something like PL-15, SA-5 or SA-400 some X percentage of the crew that fly it are unfortunately gonna need it sometime Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. https://www.defenseone.com/business/2022/09/l3harris-convert-embraer-kc-390s-aerial-refueling/377313/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Not surprised, Castro did the same EXCLUSIVE: Venezuela Empties Prisons, Sends Violent Criminals to U.S. Border, Says DHS Report https://www.breitbart.com/border/2022/09/18/exclusive-venezuela-empties-prisons-sends-violent-criminals-to-u-s-says-dhs-report/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Who would have thought a bunch of limousine liberals who live sheltered lives in an exclusive bubble would actually think this way? WATCH: Spanish TV Reporter Says Martha’s Vineyard Residents Privately Admitted They ‘Don’t Want Migrants Here’ https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/09/16/watch-spanish-tv-reporter-says-marthas-vineyard-residents-privately-admitted-they-dont-want-migrants-here/ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. To the shoe clerk(s) who thought this up...
  13. Copy all Great advice, I've priced out some TL policies in addition to what I have now, probably gonna go with SBP but keeping in mind that it is not necessarily permanent Inflation is what is keeping me interested in SBP more than anything else but prices on 7 figure TL policies are still beating SBP, I think it just depends how long we are gonna be experiencing inflation rates we have been for the last year, 8-10% inflation year after year will wear down even a mil to a mil and half benefit
  14. Probably already asked 69 times but SBP or a term life policy for wife and kids if Clark Griswold keels over day 1 into retirement? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. They won’t go home ever, don’t think I said that or didn’t mean to imply it, I think they’ll go tactically nuclear before they get kicked out of Ukraine I think recognition that they will keep about the amount of territory they have now is the reality the world should accept and move to a feasible plan to end the war, bring new Ukraine into the Western fold and subvert Putin with a free, reformed (long term project like South Korea) Ukraine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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