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jsw at ieee.org
Mon May 30 08:49:04 CDT 2016
The fellow was named “Lyndon Baines Johnson”…. but then again SR-71 sounds better than RS-71. The Blackbird is definitely one cool airplane, so perhaps LBJ got it right.
> On May 30, 2016, at 3:46 AM, Paul Anderson <useddec at gmail.com> wrote:
> The AR12 wasn't supposed to be called a SR71. Somebody messed that one up
> On Sun, May 29, 2016 at 11:04 PM, Alan Perry <aperry at snowmoose.com> wrote:
>> On 5/27/16 7:17 PM, Jon Elson wrote:
>>> It hasn't
>>> seen battle yet (and I hope it doesn't have to) but I'm a little
>>> about the fact that it's beaten (badly) in simulations and exercises
>>> much older fighter aircraft with much more "primitive" tech, including
>>> Russian aircraft, too.
>>> Oh, just to add more, the F35 is not a "fighter" despite its
>>> designation. It is an air superiority platform that is never supposed to
>>> get into a dogfight. It is supposed to be in a network of planes, and
>>> agressors will be shot down by missile from 50 miles away. The F22 is
>>> supposed to be the dogfighter.
>> And it wasn't supposed to even be the F-35. It was a misstatement at the
>> announcement and should have been F-24.
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