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  1. USS Bon Homme Richard is on fire in San Diego after an explosion aboard. The LHD assault ship was in for maintenance when a "High Order Detonation" was reported inside the ship's dock bay and hanger. There was only a duty section of sailors aboard at the time. The fire is horrendous, made even worse by the fact that the ship is fully exposed...hatches open, vents open....no sailors on board to set Zebra or go to General Quarters. Fire scanner calls the ship "fully involved" https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/watch/u-s-navy-confirms-ship-on-fire-at-san-diego-calif-base-87550533970 As of this moment, SDFD has ordered all assets to evacuate the pier next to the ship fearing further explosions.
  2. Iran strikes US bases in Iraq.

    I just want to point out our (America's) history of bad blood with Iran came about only because of British lust to control Iranian oil and American's own fears that the Prime Minister we overthrew was a mentally inept moron who would easily fall into the Soviet orbit.... So we replaced him with a bastard, bad move on our part. Iran today is a casualty of the Cold War and let's be honest...the guy we did overthrow in the 1950's would have eventually been toppled by the Mullahs so the Islamic Republic would have come about by 1960....it just took another 18 years.
  3. Iran strikes US bases in Iraq.

    Agree.....our capabilities and avenues of flexible response are greatly underestimated by Iran.
  4. So the wife and I are outside the house, we live in Tacoma, and "BOOM" this F-15 tops the house at full burner about 1000 feet! We get a call from my co-worker Levi in Stilicomb…. "Dan! Did you see that Alaska turbo-prop? Some guy hijacked a plane out of SEATAC!" Holy....shit.....all we could think about was that Pearl Jam was working Safeco field and some guy's flying this stolen plane. I have Levi on the phone, he's driven a few blocks down the street to Puget Sound.... "Holy fuck! The guy just rolled the plane and he missed the water by...….fuck!" My wife has King 5 news on, she's in the house screaming updates while I'm on with Levi....."Where is he now?" "He's gone south man! Two F-15's are on his ass!" I'd say the whole thing from start to the time he crashed on Ketron Island was about 40 minutes/
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    Fully loaded Black Ram over Vietnam in 1967
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    A-6 Intruder from VA-6 "The Black Rams" over Vietnam in 1967
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    A-6 Intruders from the "Black Rams" of VA-6 off the United States class USS Columbia fly missions over Kon Tien South Vietnam in September 1967.
  9. Linebacker II: The Cunning Plan

    Reading this, you can see how much of a Generational mindset gap there was between the World War II era commanders and the pilots. It sounds as if the upper commanders had no concept of the change in anti-air brought about by better radar assisted guns and the SAM. Their heads were still stuck in "B-17 land" What surprises me the most is how mis-used and under-utilized the A-6 Intruder was from the environment and role it had been designed for...night time and poor weather attack, the two environments which most favored the enemy in that neck of the woods.
  10. Yubba,

        Looking back at some of your a-6 postings in the forum, how did you get the A-7 Map, the HUD information and the radar to work in your intruder?

  11. Is there a way to manipulate the auto-pilot altitude settings if you don't have the enhanced version of SF2?
  12. Can the topic be shifted there or should I make a new posting?
  13. Seems the accuracy window at full power sits between 7000 and 7600 AGL for the calculator
  14. So I am continuing to tweek this calculator out, have to account for various mission load outs. So far the error is between +.2 and -.2 on the release numbers. Best bet with multiple drops of 6 or more bombs, you'd go with .2 up on the number and you should hit your target fair middle of the string. The latest update on the work. bombing calc.ods

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