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Title: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2014, 07:18:23 PM
http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-right-fighter-for-canada-is-the-super-hornet-not-t-1587492909
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 17, 2014, 08:07:36 PM
It's a good option, better than the F35. I would prefer drones for patrol, strikes. Supplemented with new F16s which seem to be the most bang for the buck.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2014, 11:51:32 AM
Bang for the buck should be our goal.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: endfire79 on October 22, 2014, 02:54:49 PM
Similar to the Humvee thread, which corporation has more friends on Parliament Hill? Boeing or Lockheed Martin? 
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: MIGMaster on December 05, 2014, 07:30:52 AM
I'd love to see us go the Super Hornet route, but I suspect the current gov't is fixated on the F-35.... :uglystupid2:


Here is an interesting little peice I found in the Canadian Military Journal:

http://www.journal.dnd.ca/vol14/no4/page40-eng.asp
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on December 12, 2014, 10:59:26 AM
I made this call years ago.... now we are going to throw 400 million at the existing fleet for what? 5 more years of service???

How many Super Hornets could we buy with that?

Although I like the idea of a whole shit pile of F35s with VSTOL up in the arctic archipeligo. Build a whole crap piule of small strips and play guess where they are now Ivan.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on December 13, 2014, 05:09:25 PM
I would rather play the same game with 500 drones, all with 24 hr loiter when needed.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on December 15, 2014, 03:32:23 PM
do we have enough pilots for that??
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Centurion40 on December 16, 2014, 07:01:53 AM
do we have enough pilots for that??

So long as we do not follow USAF rules for piloting drones.

But we wouldn't need 500.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2017, 01:28:03 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/15104/its-official-canada-pens-formal-letter-of-interest-for-surplus-aussie-fa-18-hornets
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2018, 05:31:27 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/18565/super-hornet-will-compete-in-canadas-fighter-contest-as-us-navy-funds-conformal-fuel-tanks
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: MIGMaster on February 20, 2018, 06:40:26 PM
Looking forward to this competition. Probably only take 30 years  ;)
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on February 21, 2018, 09:50:38 AM
Hey Migsy, how are things? Haven't seen your posts for a while.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: MIGMaster on February 21, 2018, 10:03:32 AM
Things are good Amigo - thanks for asking! The inability to peruse the site while on my "breaks" at work kinda curtailed my activities -Thank the Grogs we now have access once again :notworthy: . In the evenings, I find family priorities (aging parents,etc...) to be a real time consumer. I have also stuffed about two years of Warhammer 40K reading and guitar buying/playing in there. 

Once I retire - I'm hoping to have the balance just right !

Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on February 21, 2018, 10:06:53 AM
Retirement is starting to be a little more real... little more than 3 years to go. Starting to look at really expensive fishing boats....
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: MIGMaster on February 22, 2018, 05:40:04 AM
I have 4 years left - maybe I'll drop out and go fishing with ya !
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on February 22, 2018, 07:01:58 AM
I have 4 years left - maybe I'll drop out and go fishing with ya !

we can swap 'gubmint' stories... drink some cold beers
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: MIGMaster on February 23, 2018, 05:47:09 AM
That'd be right good!  :bd:
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 16, 2018, 10:42:07 AM

How many Super Hornets could we buy with that?

4
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: JasonPratt on March 16, 2018, 11:06:40 AM
Enough for all of Justin's needs!  :clap: :peace:
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: mirth on March 16, 2018, 11:10:09 AM
He's only going to use them to strafe Quebec separatists :P
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Centurion40 on March 16, 2018, 11:35:08 AM
We have potato guns for that.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: MIGMaster on March 18, 2018, 12:59:46 PM
He's only going to us
e them to strafe Quebec separatists :P

Complete waste of good ammo !
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on March 19, 2018, 09:18:28 AM
I think they will make kickass static displays outside of few of the Legion Halls around rural Alberta
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2018, 05:19:57 AM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/21690/canada-might-make-it-much-harder-for-u-s-to-win-its-hornet-replacement-fighter-contract
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on June 22, 2018, 09:29:51 AM
I am thinking that we'll go with the Super H, regardless, play the insulted suitor and get Boeing to sweeten the deal.....

updated engines and conformal fuel tanks = big win
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2018, 09:32:51 AM
That's what I'm thinking too. Hard to see you guys totally passing on the SH, but I can see you getting a better deal out of it. Of course, the timeline probably just moved out to the 2050s.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on June 22, 2018, 09:36:29 AM
It's total horse shit the way we do acquisition for our armed forces up here....

Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 22, 2018, 10:35:21 AM
thats what you get for being Americas hat.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on June 22, 2018, 10:46:52 AM
thats what you get for being Americas hat.

any chance you guys are building a series of naval icebreakers? We'll need some sooner than later.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Staggerwing on June 22, 2018, 07:53:07 PM
thats what you get for being Americas hat.

any chance you guys are building a series of naval icebreakers? We'll need some sooner than later.

Yeah, but later you won't need them because- no ice.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: Windigo on June 23, 2018, 10:31:33 PM
thats what you get for being Americas hat.

any chance you guys are building a series of naval icebreakers? We'll need some sooner than later.

Yeah, but later you won't need them because- no ice.

If that happens it's going to be a crazy world.
Title: Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2018, 06:39:28 AM
If that happens it's going to be a crazyier world.
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