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Black Ops Report 09: Hollow Thunder
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Black Ops Report 09: Hollow Thunder

May 11, 2015 Vector Thrust News 13 comments

A report on Vector Thrust's preliminary campaign; the revamp of the Alpha campaign build.

Report 052: F-14
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Report 052: F-14

Sep 11, 2014 Vector Thrust News 17 comments

A delayed report that this time came a lot later than the featured aircraft.

Report 051: Pre-flight Checks
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Report 051: Pre-flight Checks

Aug 19, 2014 Vector Thrust News 29 comments

Maybe too slow, but step by step VT moving towards the definitive early access release

Report 050: Aircraft development
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Report 050: Aircraft development

Jul 18, 2014 Vector Thrust News 39 comments

An overview of all the steps required to make an aircraft, from the first line in the drawing boards to the first kill. (in game)

Engine fault grounds entire F-35 fleet in latest blow to Britain's stealth fight
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Engine fault grounds entire F-35 fleet in latest blow to Britain's stealth fight

Jun 17, 2014 News 19 comments

The Pentagon ordered all its F-35 joint strike fighters to be grounded after an engine fault triggered “an in-flight emergency” on one aircraft being...

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GettMari
GettMari Apr 3 2015, 10:58pm says:

Favorite Plane so Far: F22 Raptor, Aka the King of the Skies :)

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QuoNiam
QuoNiam Apr 11 2015, 5:01pm replied:

I prefer the F22's shape to the F35's... That F22 was awesome in C&C Generals !

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GettMari
GettMari Apr 15 2015, 3:36am replied:

Of course it does.. I hope they still add the King Raptor from General Granger's Arsenal.. btw Is it true that the F35 now has VTOL? As I read on some of Tom Clancy's books, the F35 Lightning has VTOL capabilities?

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QuoNiam
QuoNiam Apr 16 2015, 12:30pm replied:

The Lightning is also kbnown as the F35B variant.
The A variant is the multirole fighter-interceptor, the C is the Carrier based fighter and the B is a STOVL, for Short Take Off and Vertical Landing as it cannot really take off the ground with its vectorial exhausts.

The real Vertical Take Off system is a much more rare as it takes a lot of power to take off like a Starwars fighter craft ! And plus, it diminishes the aircraft general peformances by approximately 20-30% in top speed and fuel capacity...

The British have a lot of STOVL and VTOL craft as their aircraft carriers are small and cannot carry a steam catapult (they are called STOBAR carriers) as American and French carrier do (they are called CATOBAR carrier), the Harrier fighter for example or the F18-Super Hornet, the last has its normal engine exhausts orientable, it is the only plane that does not loose too much performance with that system unlike the others...

Russian fighters also have orientable exhausts, but for manoverability, thus helping the plane's ailerons to make the aircraft perform extreme manovers !

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QuoNiam
QuoNiam Apr 16 2015, 12:48pm replied:

As a precision, the Herrier has four little thrust vectorial exhausts, two on each side of the fuselage that allows the craft to take off by itself even with no air strip as the four vector thrust is much more balanced than a reorientated rear thrust only.

To add an answer to your question, the British only purhased the F35B variant to replace their old Harriers.

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt May 5 2015, 11:59pm replied:

Did you go on a rant about the F-35 when the original comment was about a different plane?

are you that desperate?

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QuoNiam
QuoNiam May 21 2015, 6:58am replied:

Ha ! I can understand what you mean, I was just trying to anwser his question politely and accurately. Doens't mean that the officials' choices about that plane were actually good. I happened long ago to other nations to keep a bad concept war machine and build it massively with no logical reason at all, just like a dogmatic thing that always hie an economic crisis. In the beginning of 20th Century, we French liked to keep old coal powered warships depsite other countries were going fuel power for their ships. They invocked a stuypid pride thing whereas it was only because of the cost. Coal was costing 30 francs unlike fuel costing about 90. That is why we kept building obsolete warships for a long time. It is the same in many ages about military. USA have nowadays an economical interest to build the flawded F35, to ask for their allies' money to prevent them to fund their own military programs... Just to keep military supremacy in a more and more anti-american world.

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GettMari
GettMari May 6 2015, 10:26am replied:

Hey now. We are all just aircraft lovers my friend. Sorry, just can't shut up when I see that Billion Dollar F35 XD

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt May 12 2015, 1:29am replied:

Not you.

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QuoNiam
QuoNiam May 21 2015, 7:04am replied:

I just did a little research, I am not a F35 fan !
I now see that the guys who designed Empire Earth 1 did well in implementing the A10 in the Numerical Era featuring the 21st Century. It still is fkying nowadays and keeps looking good even with its old fashioned straight wings !

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Nergal01
Nergal01 Mar 24 2015, 10:48pm says:

Even Chuck Norris can into saving the A-10
Wnd.com

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Mar 27 2015, 3:03pm replied:

Chuck can't even get a republican president or beat Segata.

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FrozenBullet
FrozenBullet Feb 15 2015, 3:45am says:

Does any body care for making aircrafts for Men OF War (except the existing ones in COLD WAR mod or UFO mod). I've seen some model here and there but none of these see the light in any mod...:(

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Dec 26 2014, 11:34pm says:

It's worse then we all thought.

Thedailybeast.com

"At no point is F-35 fragged to have VDL [video down-link] unless it carries a targeting pod and the F-35 EOTS does not have and will not get an IR [infrared] marker,” the first F-35 official said. “It won’t fit in the space available."
The Electro-Optical Targeting System is obsolete compared to the infrared marker used by the A-10, F-15E or F/A-18 Hornet.
Upgrading it to have that capability was never planned for and it's going to cost millions to add compatibility too the pod.

The F-35 fanboys at F-16.net also seem really butthurt about this as well.

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Jan 8 2015, 5:30pm replied:

Wait Wait Wait

There are F-35 fanboys? That exist? it's like asking for a EA Games fan of levels of Internet Victriol Bathing.

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JrComissarValvatorez
JrComissarValvatorez Jan 8 2015, 7:15pm replied:

Never underestimate human stupidity.
It's pretty easy to tell who they are as well. Anybody who speaks out against the F-35 is considered a troll on F-16.net. Despite factual quotes and evidence.

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Jason_Zombolt
Jason_Zombolt Jan 10 2015, 9:57pm replied:

I mean my "Like" of the F-35 is solely based on it's game appearances, I don't even try to hide it.

And that is only barly acceptable here.

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QuoNiam
QuoNiam Apr 11 2015, 5:08pm replied:

Something similar happens now in Europe with The Eurofighter Typhoon. It is equipped with an obsolete mecanical radar and the plane cannot acquire ground targets on its own, it must be helped by an F18 Super Hornet for target designation ! So the British who wanted only Typhoons are now forced to buy... F35B, oups ! From one ****** plane to another and spending millions for it ! Most governments seem to be stupid !

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