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milkmania
07-25-2012, 01:24 AM
takes $49,000 per hour to fly:eek3:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/air-force-confident-22-raptor-fighter-problem-solved/story?id=16845990#.UA9zOKDSqvk

FrankSchwab
07-25-2012, 02:04 AM
And take the blame (http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/exclusive-22-raptor-flyers-family-demands-truth-air/story?id=16253815) if you crash one.

"Haney was to blame for the crash because he was too distracted by his inability to breathe to fly the plane properly. "

Well, yeah.

TayMC197
07-25-2012, 09:07 AM
They sure cost a lot but boy if they are ever needed, thank goodness we have them. Along with the F35's. I'm a little bias being a Lockheed employee though. :D

scott023
07-25-2012, 09:59 AM
Wow, that certainly raises some concerns...

gid
07-25-2012, 10:06 AM
BUT...when we are at war in Syria w. Russia, Iran and China throwing their war machines into the mix, I know the Raptor can more than hold its own. I did read where they are not building anymore Abraham tanks.

captain planet
07-25-2012, 11:04 AM
takes $49,000 per hour to fly:eek3:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/air-force-confident-22-raptor-fighter-problem-solved/story?id=16845990#.UA9zOKDSqvk

The military industrial complex excess at it's best. :mad:

kgrove
07-25-2012, 11:26 AM
$420 mill... Wow. You could buy about six 2013 X-Stars or G23s for that.

thatsmrmastercraft
07-25-2012, 11:43 AM
$420 mill... Wow. You could buy about six 2013 X-Stars or G23s for that.

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

CantRepeat
07-25-2012, 12:16 PM
$420 mill... Wow. You could buy about six 2013 X-Stars or G23s for that.

I'm sure those will come in very handy during the next war. :rolleyes:

CantRepeat
07-25-2012, 12:18 PM
The military industrial complex excess at it's best. :mad:


Excess?? I guess you could think like that unless you were in the military and your life counted on such things for survival. :rolleyes:

gweaver
07-26-2012, 12:51 AM
What I find interesting is that the Air Force is paying $420 million a pop for a plane with a problem, then awards the builder of that plane a contract for an additional $25 million to find/solve the problem. If you buy a car with a problem, you tell the dealer (manufacturers representative) to fix it. You don't pay them to fix your brand new, under warranty car. They fix it. It's their product, their responsibility.

And is anyone surprised by the fact that the aircraft's builder finds a flaw in a piece of equipment made by a different company?

Excess, indeed.
G

onebadrubi
07-26-2012, 01:00 AM
What I find interesting is that the Air Force is paying $420 million a pop for a plane with a problem, then awards the builder of that plane a contract for an additional $25 million to find/solve the problem. If you buy a car with a problem, you tell the dealer (manufacturers representative) to fix it. You don't pay them to fix your brand new, under warranty car. They fix it. It's their product, their responsibility.

And is anyone surprised by the fact that the aircraft's builder finds a flaw in a piece of equipment made by a different company?

Excess, indeed.
G

You must not be familiar with government work?

TayMC197
07-26-2012, 12:33 PM
What I find interesting is that the Air Force is paying $420 million a pop for a plane with a problem, then awards the builder of that plane a contract for an additional $25 million to find/solve the problem. If you buy a car with a problem, you tell the dealer (manufacturers representative) to fix it. You don't pay them to fix your brand new, under warranty car. They fix it. It's their product, their responsibility.

And is anyone surprised by the fact that the aircraft's builder finds a flaw in a piece of equipment made by a different company?

Excess, indeed.
G

Not sure you know this but about 300 companies are invovled in the production of the F22, from boeing to lockheed and a ton of mom and pop shops. Having them all come together and fit right and work with each other isn't easy. Have you ever put together a toy from fisher price? They make all the parts and its still doesn't go together right. lol

The company awarded to fix the problem isn't the same that has the contract on the plane.