Tuesday, April 08, 2014

When All Else Fails... Post a Jet

What IS it with me these days?  It seems like our well has gone dry.  We're thanking The Deity At Hand for plane pr0n, which appears in my in-box from time to time and can be easily found on these here inter-tubes.  Here's one such from the Usual USAF Source, which appears in my in-box every week day...

Air Frame: An F-35A Lightning II from Eglin AFB, Fla., flies over Texas during an aerial refueling mission with a KC-135 Stratotanker from JB Andrews, Md., March 12, 2014. (Air Force photo by SSgt. Katie Spencer)
Nice jet, but one wonders what those sites on the ground are.  They don't look like houses; I'm thinkin' they might be drilling rigs.


  1. Turboprops or Die08 April, 2014 13:32

    Bah, For the price of one of those, they could have built 5000 P-51's with turbines and pressurization. People forget, most air battles are combat support of the infantry. Strategic bombing is pretty much covered by bombers and cruise missiles. They can't even slow these things down far enough to do the A-10 mission, but they will try - I'm sure... I'd rather have 50 P-51's swarming over the Ukraine than 5 of these over-priced (ugly) pigs.

    1. Five thousand P-51s? Do I detect a little bit of poetic license there? Your larger point is taken, however. It remains to be seen if Congress will let the AF retire the A-10; I think it's an even-money bet at the moment.

  2. They only "say" that's Texas. It's really Area 53, where the real space ships land. Those are the distortion field generator housings which put up a barrier that keeps anybody from noticing Area 53. But don't tell anybody.

  3. If you look at google satellite around Midland/Odessa the oil/gas fields stretch from San Angelo to Carlsbad. It's the biggest dinosaur pit in the world :-)


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