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The Goddard Report Archives March 27th, 2017

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  • Tony Veiga says:

    Single payer is authoritarian, socialized medicine. It may work for Canadians since (what is it, 90%) most of you live within 100 miles of the border and can drive to the states for treatment disallowed by the government. Where do we in lower 48 go? How about we let Hawaiians and Alaskans, with limited, untimely and expensive options to get here, try it first before we all have to have it.

    The F-35 may or may not be a boondoggle but just about everything that was said about it, and about it operating from aircraft carriers, was WRONG. I say that as a former carrier A-7 and FA-18 pilot who also did a tour as a Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer. The last airplanes built to be launched with bridles were designed in the 1940s and 50s. An A-7 configured as a tanker routinely had catapult end speeds over 180 knots, much faster than the F-35. We did not suffer injuries perhaps because we placed our heads back in the head rest instead of holding our heads forward which now seems the style. We also did not have a ton of electronic gear weighing down the helmet which would exacerbate head movement if the nose bounces a little during the shot. Everyone I know looked out the windscreen, not at the instrument panel anyway during a cat shot. Even at night. It takes two to three seconds to get your eyes out of the back of your head once the cat is fired so what good would it do to look at your instruments? After researching, I read nothing about the nose gear cracking. All I read was about the nose bouncing slightly. Seems easy enough to fix. And the airplane might not cost as much as it does if it was not being built as a conventional take-off and landing airplane for the Air Force, a VSTOL airplane for the Marines, and a catapult launched, arrested landing airplane for the Navy. The cost of a car might be outrageous if you designed it to be a coupe, a sedan, a station wagon, a minivan and a pick up. And, of course, it is not as good a dog fighter as airplanes built in the 1970s because it was not designed and built to be a dog fighter. It carries several types of missiles and getting into a dog fight would be a last ditch option.

    Which brings us to the kill ratio in Viet Nam. At the end of WWII most enemy pilots were boys because most experienced German and Japanese pilots were dead. Many of the Vietnamese Migs were flown by combat experienced and well trained Chinese and Russian pilots. After Korea, dog fighting was given secondary training status because all future air battles would be fought with missiles. The Navy’s primary fighter (the F-4) did not even have a gun. When intensified dog fighting training was reinstituted and the missile problems were fixed the kill ratio went back towards what it was at the end of WWII.

    The proposition that the Grenada invasion took place to cover up the Beirut bombing embarrassment the day before is ludicrous. It takes months to put together an operation like that and to suggest otherwise takes one into tin foil hat land.

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