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  1. Read my original post; "constantly tested the capabilities of the ground crews, supply systems, and other support organizations." The walks aren't for the pilots' readiness, they're for the ground crews' benefit. However, when they need to drill readiness for both ground and flight crews, they would. "In the 1980’s as many as 120 F-111’s took to the skies in part of a United States Air Forces in Europe surge operation exercise."
  2. Which is why they do the elephant walks. They have to practice launching all their aircraft.
  3. Cruise missiles are great against fixed targets such as tunnel entrances, but: A. By its very nature, artillery can be moved rapidly. B. Do you know where all the tunnel entrances are located? Because that's one hell of a gamble when there are 25 million people in the crosshairs C. In 1991, only 288 TLAMs were used. 325 were fired in 1998's Operation Desert Fox. The most fired was 2003's invasion of Iraq at 802. Those numbers are over the entire course of those conflicts. In Korea, you'll need to run around 2,000 sorties a day. Cruise missiles will be a part of that, but they can't carr
  4. Elephant Walks aren't exactly new, they date back to WW2 when the numbered Air Forces in Europe would often generate in excess of 1,000 airplanes for mission over the European theater of operations. By the observers of these Air Force elephant walks it was often referred to as that because of the nose-to-tail taxi formations of the bombers; often resembling the nose-to-tail lines that elephants would walk in to move to the next watering hole. During World War II each combat group had four squadrons of aircraft to draw from to meet the mission requirements. Throughout the European theater eleph
  5. You were working on these before the photos hit the internet last month?
  6. It should be noted that the F-35 deployed to combat before the first incident involving a the loss of an aircraft.
  7. Where are the kits located, US or Chinese shops? If they're in the US, they you've probably got better odds. If they're in China and it sounds too good to be true? Probably is. But as others have said, PayPal is pretty good about siding with buyers in these matters.
  8. They haven't been adopted by the AF yet, they're just testing out an idea. I wouldn't get too attached to it just yet, F-15s may not be around for that much longer.
  9. F-15Cs in Iceland used them too for the same reason.
  10. How so? FS colors aren't available in printing inks, printers can either print with spot Pantone or CMYK mixes, so how can this be?
  11. And you got nearly a year's worth of silence. Take the hint.
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