Analog aircraft? It was fly-by-wire.
I hired in with Northrop in the late 1980's. First time I was in my manager’s office I noticed a 8"x10" picture frame on his wall. In that frame was a hand drawn whale that looked like a 10 year old kid drew it. Under the picture was written “The Whale.” No one thought to ask about it, we just all accepted it as a… Read more
Don’t forget these guys. They were far more effective than AH-64A Apache and MH-53J helicopters. Plus, they had a way cooler name, “Wild Weasels!”
An even bigger mystery that needs to be solved is, what happened to Manny’s cigarette? It just disappeared in the early 90’s.
IR can see through windshields. Even from 12k feet above. Think about that the next time you decide to make-out while parked back some dark empty country road.
The problem is, the cab drivers have a sense of entitlement to the whole driving people around in stinky cars with sticky floors and sticky door handles. The get angry when they find out how stupid they are for putting up with the huge costs involved in getting and operating their cabs. Uber comes along with a new… Read more
Crap, thanks. it was 2011.
My Thanksgiving dinner in Iraq, 2012.
Um, fault lines, earthquakes. You know we have a few of those in the area.
Hey, more for my conspiracy-theory, theory. Here is a job posting for a systems engineer to support TRIDENT II launch test facility located on the Naval Air Weapons Station, China Lake. Where is the NAWS located? North of Edwards AFB.
Okay, I smell a conspiracy, or just last night’s empty scotch bottles on the table I’m setting at. I was going to let this issue play out in hopes that the media would learn and report what really was launched and from where, but, it doesn’t seem to be going to happen.
It will be impossible to clean all those crevasses.
Do yourself a favor. Research all of the murders of women tourists and disappearance of hikers that has been going on for 20 years on the island of Kauai. You will be surprised at how many there has been and continues to happen.
What, no mention of the missile that was air launched from over the Edwards AFB area? I just happened to be north of Edwards when the launch happened, so, unless the Edwards lake bed some how was filled with enough water to get a sub into it, or several thousand feet above it, some one needs to double check the facts.
If they had bought the VTOL option or the engine thrust vectoring option for the HUMMWV this would have never happened. Or trained the monkeys, er, drivers how lower the tire pressure. You know they can deflate and inflate the tires with a push of a button.
I hear this site is getting ready to rehash the harm DDT has done and continues to do.
The F-22 won ONLY because it had thrust vectoring. Generals and other uninformed idiots like to buy things because they sound “cool.” Thrust vectoring, VTOL, intercooler, etc. But, in the end NG has made huge $$ of the F-22 program by providing most of its electronics.