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Unread post02 Nov 2019, 15:39

I remember that on 07-4146 had a very similar accident at NAS Fallon in 2018. Is anything known about the airframe ?
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Unread post03 Nov 2019, 11:17

RMR_22 wrote:I remember that on 07-4146 had a very similar accident at NAS Fallon in 2018. Is anything known about the airframe ?


Here's the photo of 07-4146, taken days after the incident :

https://www.flickr.com/photos/37219510@N02/45951479211

No clue how long it will take to repair it.
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Unread post03 Nov 2019, 18:36

Yeah, we have to treat each one like it's irreplaceable - because it is. Thanks Bob Gates. (If there were ever anybody even more arrogant than MacNamara. . .) :bang: :bang: :bang:
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Unread post05 Nov 2019, 03:51

sferrin wrote:Yeah, we have to treat each one like it's irreplaceable - because it is. Thanks Bob Gates. (If there were ever anybody even more arrogant than MacNamara. . .) :bang: :bang: :bang:



Actually, he more than likely made the right call at the time. As fully funding the F-22. Would have come at the cost of the F-35. Which, may have pushed the latter over the edge in affordability.
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Unread post05 Nov 2019, 13:26

sferrin wrote:Yeah, we have to treat each one like it's irreplaceable - because it is. Thanks Bob Gates. (If there were ever anybody even more arrogant than MacNamara. . .) :bang: :bang: :bang:


100% agree

Additional Raptors would instill a fear factor greater than any number of F-35's, and the F-35 would still have been produced. Perhaps not in the same numbers and 5 years later, but we'd still have many more F-35's at that point than Russia/China have stealth aircraft.

I'm not saying the F-35 can't hold its own. I AM saying it doesn't carry the same intimidation factor upon arriving in theater as the F-22 does. And if we did build additional F-22's, USAF/Congress would have (hopefully) appropriately outfitted it from the get go.
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Unread post05 Nov 2019, 13:56

Corsair1963 wrote:
sferrin wrote:Yeah, we have to treat each one like it's irreplaceable - because it is. Thanks Bob Gates. (If there were ever anybody even more arrogant than MacNamara. . .) :bang: :bang: :bang:



Actually, he more than likely made the right call at the time. As fully funding the F-22. Would have come at the cost of the F-35. Which, may have pushed the latter over the edge in affordability.


Doubtful.
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