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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 12:00

Dragon029 wrote:
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Corsair1963 wrote:Reaper is the only name that is being used by F-35 Pilots................. :wink:


Raptors and Reapers. I like that. Is that really what you've been hearing?


http://www.defensetech.org/2014/03/11/f ... th-reaper/


Figures it's a squid thing, I see that being a tough sell in the AF. It's hard imagining a self respecting fighter pilot walking into a bar and confidently proclaiming "I fly the Reaper!" :roll:
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Unread post25 Feb 2016, 14:41

The F-35C can have a different official unofficial name than the A and B. Navy calls it Reaper. Way back in the day, late 1990's I called it the F-24 Gyrfalcon to keep with the whole USAF birds of prey thing.
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Unread post27 Feb 2016, 04:35

Hydra... a multi-headed threat
"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post27 Feb 2016, 04:51

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Unread post27 Feb 2016, 04:57

US fighter and bomber chiefs embrace Pentagon's 'arsenal plane' plan

25 February, 2016

BY: James Drew Orlando

"... Gen Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle of Air Combat Command says in future wars, US forces will need to break into an area using a combination of close-in stealth attack and barrages of long-range missile fire, launched from arsenal planes.

In the future, the time from launch to destruction would be hastened if hypersonic missiles are successfully introduced. “How quickly can I find, fix, target and engage?" he asks.

Carlisle expressed further interest in manned-unmanned teaming between fighter jets and autonomous slave aircraft that would fly alongside a networked parent fighter or bomber. That’s known internally at the "loyal wingman" or "wolfpack" concept.


Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... rs-422418/

Excellent senses, excellent comms, long-range legs, hunts in stealthy packs, flanks cooperatively for kill, fast and agile, hard to see, does not give away position until attacking and sure of its kill, has the teeth and numbers to take down any target, can hold and defend a kill, can take down much larger critters, leaves unseen and just as fast, hard to track, hard to trick, hard to trap, hard to ambush.

Oh, and it's all grey 'n stuff.

It's dah Wolf! :wink:
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Unread post27 Feb 2016, 07:29

Airwolf?
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Unread post27 Feb 2016, 07:59

Wolf




The wolf in the 'wolfpack' concept, plus Growler, and (get this!) a B-1 'Bone', for the wolves and growlers to play with.

LOL :mrgreen:
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Unread post27 Feb 2016, 15:29

element1loop wrote:Wolf




The wolf in the 'wolfpack' concept, plus Growler, and (get this!) a B-1 'Bone', for the wolves and growlers to play with.

LOL :mrgreen:

I like it!
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Unread post28 Feb 2016, 01:05

If "Information is Life" then BRAINIAC..
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Unread post02 Mar 2016, 09:32

durahawk wrote:
Raptors and Reapers. I like that. Is that really what you've been hearing?


http://www.defensetech.org/2014/03/11/f ... th-reaper/

Figures it's a squid thing, I see that being a tough sell in the AF. It's hard imagining a self respecting fighter pilot walking into a bar and confidently proclaiming "I fly the Reaper!" :roll:


Laughable......you think any self respecting fighter pilot walking into a bar and confidently proclaiming "I fly the Raptor!" :doh:
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Unread post02 Mar 2016, 15:05

Corsair1963 wrote:
durahawk wrote:
Raptors and Reapers. I like that. Is that really what you've been hearing?


http://www.defensetech.org/2014/03/11/f ... th-reaper/

Figures it's a squid thing, I see that being a tough sell in the AF. It's hard imagining a self respecting fighter pilot walking into a bar and confidently proclaiming "I fly the Reaper!" :roll:


Laughable......you think any self respecting fighter pilot walking into a bar and confidently proclaiming "I fly the Raptor!" :doh:


... It's a humorous hypothetical situation meant to underscore an a point, but yes, fighter pilots aren't known for masking their profession in conversation. The point is that I don't see the AF pilots repeating the phrase "no the other reaper" too many times before the nickname would get tossed.
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Unread post03 Mar 2016, 10:51

Figures it's a squid thing, I see that being a tough sell in the AF. It's hard imagining a self respecting fighter pilot walking into a bar and confidently proclaiming "I fly the Reaper!" :roll:[/quote]

What can I say I'm just a tincansailor, I can't go into any bar and say I fly anything other then commercial. We do have drone pilots who say they fly the Reaper. What do you say to Drone Pilots? How do you guys get along? Do you give them respect, or treat them as I don't know none combatants? Remember we are one big happy military.
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Unread post04 Mar 2016, 04:08

According to this article "the little turd" is gaining traction among USAF. Seems bit of a mouthful, but adds meaning to the cuss "eat s**t and die".

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/pro ... rt/7218478

Personally 'Stubby' has stuck with me. It'll be interesting to see how the different nations nickname it.
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Unread post04 Mar 2016, 04:43

Heheh - being an AUSTrian (you speak such good Engrish) in Denver in 1972-3 the word I was most oft asked to repeat was TURD. Of course AmeriKans have different ways to pronounce it but in Denver it was with a rolled R if I remember correctly (I may have misremembered; however I recall spending most of my time with a group of SOUTHerners). Anyhow everyone thot I said 'TUD' and they would just KACK themselves when I repeated it. Must have been with the rong crowd eh. :mrgreen: Listen to the Ozzies in 69mins clip - sometimes they sound AMerICan - and they'll be there for four years.
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Unread post04 Mar 2016, 05:24

brucealrighty wrote:According to this article "the little turd" is gaining traction among USAF. Seems bit of a mouthful, but adds meaning to the cuss "eat s**t and die".


I can just hear it being used now....

F-16 pilot after being smoked for the ump-teenth time without ever seeing the F-35:

You little sh!t, come face me and fight fair!!!


F-35 pilot back to the F-16:

Eat sh!t and die old man :)
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