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  1. achterkirch

    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.
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    F-14 Decals

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    Top Gun 2 Production begins

    Moldova was the county, number of them was 17 and type was MiG-29-13. They were bought in 97. https://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/truth-about-mig-29-180952403/
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    Top Gun 2 Production begins

    Wasn’t that pilot from VF-74 who shot down an RF-4C back in the 80’s, didn’t he make rear admiral?
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    Top Gun 2 Production begins

    I just hope they don’t have a volleyball scene in this one! Just focus on the jet and combat!
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    CD48142 - 1/48 EF-111A Raven

    Unless your building the 1/72 Hasegawa ones yes, yes we do need a better kit!
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    F-16 repair panel question

    I have taken that one off. Just need to be careful and tread lightly. It’ll be worth it trust me.
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    F-16 repair panel question

    Yes it does. I have tried it. You just need a little filler to make every thing seemless but the results are so much better.