Aircraft Carriers III

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    noted
    Lockheed Martin F-35 and F-22 to miss 80% mission capability rate
    • 17 July, 2019

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/a...n-f-35-and-f-22-to-miss-80-mission-ca-459725/

    I searched for "my" (LOL) original announcement now; it's Oct 9, 2018
    oops, didn't know it's in
    Aircraft Carriers III
     
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    Yes, my friend, and here once again I told you when "Mad Dog" gave the order, "it will NEVER happen", not going to, airplanes break, it takes a "HELL of a LOT of MONEY!" to get a 5 Gen in the air, it takes a "hell of a lot more" to keep it there!

    The USAF, USN, and United States MARINES! collectively do NOT have that kind of Jack! but then nobody else does either! anything over 50% and your Gold!
     
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    but, for what its worth, aircraft carriers do NOT have an 80% rate either!
     
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    yes, I recall that
     
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    this is an interesting point

    anyone has a current statistics?
     
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    I do not, but complex, capital military equipment is run hard and put away wet, the more you abuse it, the more you spend to fix it....

    There is a residual to years and years of NO money, and few parts and maintainers during the last 3 or 4 Presidential administrations...

    This administration is finally putting the money and talent back into the military, it is showing results, but making up for a quarter century or more of abject neglect takes time, and a LOT of money...

    No doubt about it though, 5 Gen Fighters are very expensive, absolutely worth it if you value your ability to defend youself, people who are now operating with out a significant 5 Gen Air Force are in a lot of trouble, I'm in particular thinking of Western nations who are just now deciding to get into the 5 Gen game, and making what might be considered a "token" effort....
     
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    since I've now read it, I post
    Budget Battle Could Delay Carrier Refueling, Limit Deployments
    it's https://breakingdefense.com/2019/07...947.734773502.1563474544-329840437.1535217933
     
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    and there you go, the proof is in the Pudding! this particular congress is unlikely to pass a budget bill, that's why there is a lot blow-back already planning on those CR's.... it won't surprise me though if a work around is found to start work on the Stennis...

    the Stennis is now an East Coast Chick!
     
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    at the time I joined the SDF, I didn't know what's "Continuing Resolution"
    (neither "sequester" and "omnibus")
     
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    It will not be long and we shall see this in the WESTPAC.

    JMSDF-CSG-2-Carrier-01.jpg

    JMDF deploying two carrier strike group...and they will then exercise with a two carrier group from the US, one a nuclear, the other and LHD/LHA loaded (like the Japanese) with F-35Bs)

    Here's the Iwo Jima with a Escort Carrier load of F-35s...note, the two V-22s on the end are a SV-22 ASW variant, and a EV-22 AEW variant. Something that all of these VTOL carriers will need and should have:

    000-Iwo-Jima.jpg

    1/72 scale versions of the two aircraft:

    IMG_6590.JPG

    See the youtube video of the LHD-7 with the F-35B airwing, I show the small 1/350 scale V-22s in that video built like the larger ones above:

     
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