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  1. achterkirch

    ...BELGIUM AIR FORCE F-16 Destroyed..

    Looks like FA-128 was the unfortunate kill.
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    F-35 news roundup

    Yup that’s the gun pod.
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    Modelcollect B-52H

    https://imgur.com/a/SriT34G. Pictures of the pylons with both types of targeting pods the B-52H uses
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Should be a good one that’s for sure!
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    F-14A VF-2 Colors?

    https://imgur.com/a/NvozguC i can’t really see a difference between the Langley strips and the national insignia so it makes me lean towards insignia blue.
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    Imgur problem - not uploading

    I know they had a problem yesterday and were down most of the day so it might not be totally resolved yet
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    B-2 / Airshow questions

    Nothing like being a bone with it’s wings swept, in full afterburner flying above your head at 1500 or so feet. Something to behold! as for the B-2. Saw it three times. All just flying over head at various air shows. And for the teams I only ever saw one at a time not both of them together. Unless it was the blues and the snow birds if I remember right.
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    Best replacement for an F-15 is... an F-15

    Qatar also has a option for another 36 that I hear they will most likely exercise.
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    Best replacement for an F-15 is... an F-15

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/22372/exclusive-unmasking-the-f-15x-boeings-f-15c-d-eagle-replacement-fighter i think it’s a good idea. There isn’t enough F-22’s to go around and even though the F-35 is here it’s not cheap to operate. Combine that and given the fact that the C/D’s we have now need to have costly upgrades at some point in the near future (rewinding) I think it would make sense to just buy new with all the upgrades and then some. This could be why the Air Force cancelled EPAWS on the fighter eagle fleet but kept it on the strike eagle fleet because they were thinking about doing this for a while now. There’s lots of pluses I think to buying the F-15X. Many of them mentioned in the article I linked above.
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    EAA Airventure 2018

    No MH-60M but they are bringing a MH-47G. https://www.eaa.org/en/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/eaa-airventure-news/eaa-airventure-oshkosh/07-12-2018-modern-military-airpower-in-full-effect-at-airventure-2018
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    EAA Airventure 2018

    Never to late. It runs from the 23rd to the 29th of this month. Should be one hell of a time!
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    EAA Airventure 2018

    Any one going this year? Should be a pretty good year with a wide variety of aircraft.
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    AN/ALQ-184 ECM Pod

    I believe Taiwan has them for their F-16’s.
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    F-16C Block 30 Aggressor #86-0335

    Considering the jet just got painted I think it’s pretty safe to assume the weathering is at a minimum.