Do you like planes /int/?
Does you cunt like planes?
I would only cheat on her with cette beauté francaise
just look at her cute petite canards :3
Bro do you even BRRRRRRRT?
Never been to reddit but I've been to Afghanistan and can objectively say the A-10 Fairchild Thunderbolt II is a great plane for a CAS role.
>tfw you drank liquor sent to you in a mouthwash bottle out of a spent 30mm casing and will probably get cancer because of the traces of depleted uranium
Am I the only one who appreciates the Su-47?
I think it looks fucking sick. It was really good in AC5 also.
yeah its great as an airshow eyecandy piece, not so viable for production and deployment.
down to 6 fighters embarked in the last few days of service.
>American volunteers, Merian C. Cooper and Cedric Fauntleroy, fighting in the Polish Air Force.
I am taken aback whenever i think about how many years Iran's been dragging their F14 fleet for.
Even after US shredded every single one of them to stop Iran from getting any spares.
And currently Iran has nothing in the pipeline to replace them either.
Its fucking baffling how they've managed to keep those ancient airframes from disintegrating midflight.
we have a clusterfuck of a defence procurement process with very little regard for logistics or alignment, so basically we take the cheapest option.
things are changing though we've started to build our own now.
The air strip is out the back these days but they used to park them like cars in the main street.
>Do you like planes /int/?
only when they have unfortunate collisions into world trade centers.
2: No, we have a memeforce
>tfw hippies said no to 28 F16s for $13M a year
india senpai is building their own motherfucking planes!
>>tfw hippies said no to 28 F16s for $13M a year
you should be grateful, your taxes didnt go into uncle samuel's military industrial complex for their shitty over rated aircraft.
your country is a little richer because of it.
They look like they can't wait to get in the air
felt like linking a little more since you'r not a shitposter :)
Ballistic missile subamrine ready for induction in this feb, I am desperately waiting for Pakistan freaking out and all the drama that'll surround it.
Made in India Aircraft Carrier
other blue water ships
you should probably look at this
First aircraft carrier is commissioned this year. Purchase of these fighters has been accelerated.
Mustering the station cattle.
damn senpai I just hope you use all that against the true bad guys
B-but those poor planes are sitting in the middle of the desert right now having only ever flown 10 hours. $13M a year is nothing, the government is spending $26M on a referendum for a meme flag that nobody wants. And how will we bomb brown people without planes? Besides it would be nice to have some form of combat aircraft so that fuckwits get rekt when they try this shit:
No, our navy is more important to most
Saw two of these beauties yesterday flying close over the swedish naval base.
>your own aircraft production assembly line
Not worth it desu, India has the funding, expertise and the necessity to produce lots of planes, we need a token airforce to feel safe and to bomb shitskins if things get really bad. You're talking to the country that tried to make these abominations:
>Not Saab 35
Ireland doesn't need an airforce because of the RAF
>Ireland doesn't need an airforce because of the RAF
uhh RAF is what Ireland needs protecting from but can't afford.
The RAF isn't obligated to defend Ireland. Obviously if it's something huge with an endgame to threaten the UK, then we'll have to.
But if it's terrorist-related or some spy drone from a competitor country, we don't have to do anything at all. Unless they pay us I guess. The RAF isn't a charity
>but obv. RoIr can't afford it
Wrong. Completely wrong. They can afford it, easily. Compare Irish air force (it doesn't exist) with the Danish or Finnish air force. Compare them on pic related as well.
These are now resolved by referenda
we've got 14 gripens on lease. better than nothing I guess.
Hated it so much, confused it as a bomb
>But if it's terrorist-related or some spy drone from a competitor country
They have Manpads and for some reason Bofors guns that can deal with those
>Obviously if it's something huge with an endgame to threaten the UK
Anything that can threaten the Irish state and requires the use of all their military assets would be something that poses a threat to UK. Any force with the logistical capability to pose such a threat means that Ireland is pretty much screwed anyway and a squadron of fighters won't make much of a difference.
pls don't bully plane-fu
I think long-range drones are coming down in cost and getting more sophisticated. It's not a danger in today's world but in future decades I can see it being a thing, also what if terrorists commandeer a commercial aircraft? I wouldn't want to rely on ground-to-air weapons alone.
Well what about Portugal?
Under no threat from Russia, *smaller* economy than Ireland, and it has 33 F-16s (not including trainers) + ASW aircraft.
The Irish are free-riding
>Nato membership compulsion of spending 2.5% on defence.
1) It's a recommendation NOT a compulsion
2) Most Nato countries don't bother. Portugal spends a mere 1.4% GDP on defence and this pays for a larger in military than Ireland's in more areas than the air force. An annual 1% GDP would probably be sufficient for Ireland to keep a couple squadrons of fighters
I sympathise with your difficulty in coming to terms that a country would do this.
In essence, Ireland is contracting out its sovereignty to a foreign country even though it can afford not to. Arguably the Swiss are even worse, they are FAR richer than Ireland (in absolute terms) and rely on neighbouring air forces to defend their skies. I think this is just shameful:
This is a good example of what I was talking about earlier, a hijacked commercial plane, a possible threat to Ireland. If this happened to Ireland and they asked the RAF for help that would be humiliating to the Irish.
The Swiss should have beefed up their air force many years ago but their system of direct democracy puts idiot majority rule in charge