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#1 Captured is not exactly the same as being able to fly them.
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-15 00:11||
#2 Surely anyone can take off, assuming the thing is fueled and the battery isn't run down, SteveS. It's what happens afterward that gives guardian angels grey hair. ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-15 07:53||
#3 Capturing these aircraft will deny Pencilneck's forces control of airspace even if no one can fly them. If any pilots have defected to the rebels, they may actually have air support. There is still the problem of keeping the aircraft maintained and in a state of readiness.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-15 08:22||
#4 Dang, that looks just like an Iranian F-313 air superiority fighter...
Posted by Steve White 2013-02-15 09:27||
#5 even if you have a pilot it isn't such a good idea to take off without checking the engine, instruments, etc.
Posted by lord garth 2013-02-15 09:52||
#6 Pilots would need to be trained and checked out on each captured aircraft.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-15 10:23||
#7 Looks like a boneyard to me.
Posted by gromky 2013-02-15 13:34||
#8 Agree boneyard, but the 2 in the barn still have air in the tires and the tarps are some effrot at preservation ( keeping bird poop off)
probably worth it for these guys to put a round through the engine.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2013-02-15 20:03||
Posted by Gerthudion Glitle9360 2013-02-15 22:06||