Discussion in 'On Topic' started by EBK, Jan 26, 2008.
nice, they should have asked for a refueling haha (im guessing thats a bomber and that would make the irony humorous...)
When I was in it was F4's and F16's shadowing the Russian bombers along the Alaskan border.
I don't think I've ever seen an F-22 with fuel tank(s).
Awesome photos - did the main lounge see those?
What's so 'awesome' about it ??
it's america tailing the russians
EDIT: nothing but pure and incessant boredom inspired me to do this. my first LOLCODE photochop :x
putin knows judo though
notice bush's phone? i think it sends a message like "my military is stronger, so my intelligence doesn't matter!"
I'm guessing his phone is chopped ??
God, I hope so.
i don't think so.....google image "bush phone" and there's a few of them, but i can't be certain ;x
thats pretty cool I've never seen a F/A-22 with wing tanks before.
sorta kills the whole stealth thing though.
stealth capability relies on masking heat signatures, creating a smaller RCS (radar cross section), shape, and paint technologies.
the RAM paint, or "iron ball" paint that is used, would work on any surface, but the shape is one of the most important factors for avoiding radar detection....causing radar waves to essentially "bounce" away at an angle, away from the radar transmitter.
so long as the RCS isn't increased too much due to the tanks.....and provided they were shaped and painted correctly, it woudlnt affect the jet's stealth properties.........
edit, found this:
certain people out there that when they reach a certain level they do idiosyncratic things like that make standard every day things conform to them rather than conform to the everyday item. I've had bosses make some pretty fucking strange requests and the answer "no, because" didn't work on them. People like this really truly believe that that the widget should also do the job of a wadjet as well.
Notice he's close to the desk and the line is already nearly strung out...He probably felt that the most comfortable position and the WHCA guys actually flipped the receiver / speaker around for him so that it'd be whatever he wanted it to be. Extremely egocentric.
What's not awesome about them? The fact that Russia re-started bombing patrols? The fact that we go out and engage them like we used to? Lots of awesomeness here.
About time they getting some flight time.
Ask Rommel, he thinks we are just escalating the shit
That idiot can't even tell the difference between rain and sperm