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#161 Ivanhoe

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 1055 AM

The cheapest countermeasure is just cheap decoys. If the enemy open up on a box placed on a forsaken hill somewhere then they are now exposing THEIR positions.


You could also have a droppable radio repeater in a box. With today's spread-spectrum and encryption technology, no way for OPFOR to tell if a particular box is a repeater or a decoy. Drop 25 of those suckers around a potential op zone, OPFOR can't run around policing up radio boxes and prep for a likely drone strike.
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 1206 PM

The problem with using C-130s in four letters:
U-S-A-F

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 1209 PM

Well, the Navy and Marines have their own C-130's. They might be more flexible - for a nominal fee, of course :D


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 1644 PM

Well, the Navy and Marines have their own C-130's. They might be more flexible - for a nominal fee, of course :D

 

They're not that plentiful - the Blue Angels are getting one of ours :)


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 1931 PM

C-7 Caribous. You know you want to.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0516 AM

C-7 Caribous. You know you want to.

 

A400M, because biggaaa is more bettaa! :lol:

 

 

(I wonder, would a folded up F/A-18 fit the Airbus?)


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0521 AM

C47. Do it on the cheap. No flying LCS if you please.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0545 AM

 

C-7 Caribous. You know you want to.

 

A400M, because biggaaa is more bettaa! :lol:

 

 

(I wonder, would a folded up F/A-18 fit the Airbus?)

 

 

Wow, you want to launch F/A-18s from an A400M to strike LIC targets in the Stan? Dang, do you work for Boeing or something?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0546 AM

C47. Do it on the cheap. No flying LCS if you please.

 

Can't do it. Radials are not "green."


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0640 AM

Replace them with electric, and have a guy in the back on a bike peddling. Simples. :)

 

The C47 would be a good choice actually. Its a cheap, and has practically STOL performance. Well its either that or a Ford Trimotor.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0729 AM

Army tried with the C-27 Spartan, but the Air Force screwed them out of the airplane, then cancelled the program.  :glare:


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 1706 PM

A lot of times I can see the USAF's rationale for the decisions they make but what happened with the C-27J was nothing more than a move to screw over the Army. Congress should have slapped them hard for that and given them all to the Army.

If I recall the Air National Guard was pretty pissed off at losing them too.
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Posted 04 June 2019 - 1048 AM

 

C47. Do it on the cheap. No flying LCS if you please.

 

Can't do it. Radials are not "green."

 

 

 

So what? the radials are from the thrities intheir desing. I guess the only modern radials are those that are used to refit AN-2. with modern ignition and injection systems.

 

Ask Basler for a BT-67 variant. they offer glass cockpits, streched fuselages, container systems and turbo prop engines and new wings. Colombia bought a few armed ones as gun ships a few years ago. And they actually fly for a low cost.


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