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Trivia (miscellaneous military news)

Post by TLspotting » 09 May 2019, 19:50

Same use as the topic on "Latest Aviation News" forum but only for military uses.

BAF news have to go on the other pinned topic.
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Post by TLspotting » 09 May 2019, 20:51

Czech Republic to buy 4 attack helicopters Bell AH-1Z Viper and related equipment, to replace its Mi-24 fleet. The US State Department approved sale, for an estimated cost of $205M.
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Post by Homo Aeroportus » 17 May 2019, 10:15

https://www.aviation24.be/military-airc ... erve-base/

A hazmat team is responding to the crash site which may indicate that the F-16 was carrying live ordinance but again these are unconfirmed reports.


May have been carrying live ordnance but surely was carrying Hydrazine.
The F-16 has an EPU, Emergency Power Unit, that comes on-line to provide elec/hydraulic power when the candle is blown out.
The EPU runs on H-70 which is a 70% Hydrazine mix. N2H4 is a widow maker.

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Post by TLspotting » 05 Jun 2019, 15:33

Polish Air Force looking for C-130H.
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Post by sn26567 » 05 Jun 2019, 15:58

TLspotting wrote:
05 Jun 2019, 15:33
Polish Air Force looking for C-130H.
The current Polish government being eurosceptic and in admiration for Trump, I don't see them buying anything from Airbus. I guess they like Europe only for its subsidies!
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