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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 11:51:32 AM »
Bang for the buck should be our goal.
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #3 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? 
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #4 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
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2014, 03:32:23 PM »
do we have enough pilots for that??
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 06:40:26 PM »
Looking forward to this competition. Probably only take 30 years  ;)

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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2018, 09:50:38 AM »
Hey Migsy, how are things? Haven't seen your posts for a while.
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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #13 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. 

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Re: The Case for Canadian Super Hornets
« Reply #14 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....
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