Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SOTG teaches Marine Coxwain Course.



Apache Helicopter Takes off from HMS Ocean During Operation Ellamy

An Army Air Corps Apache helicopter takes off from HMS Ocean during Operation Ellamy, the UK's contribution to UNSCR1973 in the Mediterranean Sea.
Photographer: LA(Phot) Guy Pool

An Army Air Corps Apache helicopter takes off from HMS Ocean during Operation Ellamy, the UK's contribution to UNSCR1973 in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.
Photographer: LA(Phot) Guy Pool

Beesley answered Bill long before he retired.

Bill posted an article talking about the SU-35 in the recent Russian airshow.  In it he talks about the Sukhoi's moves and how wonderfully it performs.

Remember we're talking an airshow.

I would love to know if a Navy or Air Force test pilot could duplicate those moves in a stripped down F-18 or F-16.

But that really gets us away from the point of all this.  Beesley already answered the Sukhoi question long ago.  Lets take a trip back and time and see what he has to say about the issue....



So the answer to all the smoke and thunder on ARES is quite simply this.

It looks great for the airshow fans but in combat its a nonfactor.