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Aviation trivia quiz.

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posted on Apr, 10 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: cosmania
a reply to: Imagewerx

How do you rate success? I believe the Mig-21 is the most produced jet ever. I believe the F-15 has the highest kill ratio ever.


I meant the highest number made,so yes the Mig 21 is the winner of that one!




posted on Apr, 11 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

I wonder how many of those F-15 kills were MIG-21s.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 09:23 AM
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What is unusual about the configuration of the Bell P63 King Cobra?



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

Tricycle landing gear.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Imagewerx

Tricycle landing gear.


No and not really all that unusual.Something that's unique for that sort of aircraft as far as I'm aware.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

The P-39 that it was based on was the first fighter with tricycle landing gear. It also had a mid mounted engine.

The P-63 used laminar flow wings.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 02:06 PM
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It had a side opening door to the cockpit.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: JIMC5499

Yep, I do believe you're right.



posted on Apr, 15 2017 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Imagewerx

The P-39 that it was based on was the first fighter with tricycle landing gear. It also had a mid mounted engine.

The P-63 used laminar flow wings.

It was the mid engined bit I was referring to.I didn't know they were like that until I saw one in my newish local World War 2 aircraft museum today.........




posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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Name the most expensive aircraft in the US military currently.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 03:24 PM
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SR-72??

A side opening cockpit door was also a feature of the P-39 and Hawker Typhoon.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: waynos

In the white world, either in development or in service.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: waynos

In the white world, either in development or in service.


I would guess B2 but suspect it's not that obvious!



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 07:05 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

No, not the B-2. It is rather surprising though. The B-2 wins based on older platforms, but we're looking at more recent programs though. It's being flown by military pilots, but is still working up.

It won't rival the B-2 in total cost, but the cost for it is insane.
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posted on May, 13 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Woul it be the tanker, KC-36? Only other one I can think of us the P-8.



posted on May, 13 2017 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: Forensick

Try the CH-53K. Per unit cost is currently $132M, and is going up to $144M. It has potential to go even higher. The program is at $27.7B. It's currently roughly the same as a KC-46, but those costs are dropping, and that program is earlier. At its rate of cost growth, it's rapidly becoming one of the most expensive programs in recent years.

The P-8A is $125M flyaway.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 02:46 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Forensick

Try the CH-53K. Per unit cost is currently $132M, and is going up to $144M. It has potential to go even higher. The program is at $27.7B. It's currently roughly the same as a KC-46, but those costs are dropping, and that program is earlier. At its rate of cost growth, it's rapidly becoming one of the most expensive programs in recent years.

The P-8A is $125M flyaway.


That sounds bloody insane when you hear all these complaints about the cost of F-35! This is 'just' an upgraded chopper, although a pretty nice upgrade. Sounds like our Brits Nimrod upgrade fiasco.

It does bring the size into comparison where only the rotor hub and gearbox Assy weigh more than a Blackhawk. Are there calls for it to be canned or was this cost expected?



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 07:15 AM
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a reply to: Forensick

No to both. They can't can it. The existing platforms are so bad they grabbed all the Japanese birds when they retired them. The -53 is overworked, and desperately needed.



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 04:45 PM
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Which military aircraft currently in active service has a number of effectively brand new airframes (these particular ones have never been flown by this customer) that are now being broken up and used for spares to keep the older ones that are in service flying?



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: Imagewerx

They bought at least two MH-53E airframes from Japan, along with parts and pieces, and were looking to buy more.



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