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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Sword-carrying Joker arrested in Virginia, police say

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/25...olice-say.html

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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    30 Facts About the F-22 Raptor That Will Blow You Away

    http://www.historyinorbit.com/30-fac...2a038b47dceb39

    Remarkable aircraft... I don't know about the credibility of the article but it's still the best military fighter aircraft in the sky.
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    Re: Rolleyes News of The Day

    Quote Originally Posted by tucker View Post
    30 Facts About the F-22 Raptor That Will Blow You Away

    http://www.historyinorbit.com/30-fac...2a038b47dceb39

    Remarkable aircraft... I don't know about the credibility of the article but it's still the best military fighter aircraft in the sky.
    Not a bad article, at least not the typical F-22 bashing garbage that's out there. Not a very experienced writer however. The F-22 is a black program, classified. Things cited are just a mix if what's out there, nothing new.

    What's fact is the real cost of the F-22. Not some BS figure that amortizes development costs + production cost, then comes up with some out of context per unit number, not the actual "Fly Away" price of each aircraft. Take a program, that's $5B to develop it, for the first 10 jets which are test articles for various things, flight test, operational test, static test, etc. Then build 100 "Production" jets that cost $100M each additional money. Per unit cost of development aircraft is $500M each. Per unit cost of production aircraft is only 1/5 that amount at $100M per aircraft. Total program cost is $5B for development + 100 x $100M = $10B for production or $15B. Now, that puts the total program per unit cost at $15B / 110 aircraft or $136M per unit. 36% higher that actual per unit fly away cost.

    The fly away cost of the F-22 at the time Prince Obama killed the production back around 2011 was $120M per airplane. That's a bargain. An F/-18 Superhornet is somewhere around $98M. The F-22 is 10x more capable that an F-18.

    Never saw actual fly away price numbers cited by Obama's cronies or John McCain when killing the F-22, just the misleading total program cost cited. That cost, if it were indeed too high, then the program should have never been started, the contract never awarded to develop it. The development was done, the aircraft worked - down to per unit fly away costs, but the media hype and political lies all used full program numbers. The US taxpayers had already paid for development of a remarkable aircraft. To cut production numbers was dirty politics at it's worst. Little to none of the money for the F-22 program went to John McCain's state.

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