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F-22s deploy to Europe

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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: howmuch4another

The ones they really need have to be shipped in. Those wouldn't survive long. And the Growlers would need a couple days to be in place.




posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: howmuch4another

The ones they really need have to be shipped in. Those wouldn't survive long. And the Growlers would need a couple days to be in place.


Oh didn't know that. I would have guessed that they would only have to ship the required pods. Do they ship the Predator in a C-5? I haven't seen pics but I would assume that is the mechanism.

eta: I realize the UAV's we are talking about might not be Predators.

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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: howmuch4another

It's pretty cool to see them ship a Predator. They break it down and pack it into a big wooden crate. They can go on any of the transports.

The ones in question CAN fly there, but it's a serious pain in the ass to do it, so it's easier to just break them down and ship them.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:01 PM
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It's like unboxing an RC airplane.






posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

I wish that was my driveway on Christmas...!

"I think Amazon mixed up my order...I thought I was getting a 1:16 model Predator..."



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

Thanks. I knew those were out there somewhere but couldn't find them again.

I wonder if they'd let me deliver one. My trailer is long enough.

*cough*
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I think I remember seeing some of those crates at Creech when we drove by.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

That would be awesome. I don't think I'd tell Amazon of there error.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: Sammamishman

Yeah, now that you mention it. They were over by the hangar where you could see the back end of some poking out.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Just volunteer for the Bagram-Kandahar run and I think you'll be golden. I doubt there'd be much competition for that.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

Yeah, I don't see a lot of competition for that run. If I didn't have ties here I would have volunteered a few years ago. They paid insane pay for a year of truck driving over there.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:20 PM
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a reply to: justwanttofly

thanks for posting those pics. very cool. It looks like it packs up tight.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: howmuch4another

Until they get the sense and avoid system certified that's the best way to move them. For long range birds, like the Global Hawk, they have to have a manned escort in close formation until they clear US airspace talking to ATC.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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All four aircraft arrived in Germany. They should start flying tomorrow to prove the Rapid Raptor concept works.

Departure:


Arrival:
theaviationist.com...
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 07:44 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
All four aircraft arrived in Germany. They should start flying tomorrow to prove the Rapid Raptor concept works.

Departure:


Arrival:
theaviationist.com...


I feel sorry for any animals under that exaust lol!! instant roasting!! As for th eposter who thinks radar is so great there are a few downsides to thir detection ranges.
In a non EMC environment they can see a raptor 65 nm out on the S-400. In a ACTIVE ECM environment its 25 miles out..and by then there is a AARM(advanced Anti radiation missile) block 4 i think on its way to hunt your System down with its new Suite of electronics. PAssive seeking,limited loiter time to find a target IF th eoriginal signals been turned off,IR seeking and GPS guidance(self guided after launch thanks to maps to avoid jamming) If i remember corectly.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 10:29 PM
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There's talk that they may exercise with the Czech Republic, with their Gripen fighters. They're in Europe to train and integrate with Allied fighters, primarily the Typhoon, but also the Gripen.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 11:04 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Bluntone22

You haven't seen anything yet if you think they're impressive.


Ah Zaph, always teasing us. If only we all knew what you know.... So tired of being in the dark.


Always enjoy your aviation posts tho.
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posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 11:07 PM
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Let's just say the bomber is going to make some jaws drop. And if they give out anything even close to accurate RCS numbers, more than a few people will crap their pants.



posted on Aug, 28 2015 @ 11:13 PM
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I can't wait to see it, my jaw will most likely drop no matter what. I am already fascinated by what is already publicly known about.

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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 10:10 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Wookiep

Let's just say the bomber is going to make some jaws drop. And if they give out anything even close to accurate RCS numbers, more than a few people will crap their pants.


Im still waiting for ATS to melt twice. lol



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