They have hundreds of engines in depot from the aircraft that were sent to Davis-Monthan. Now if they want to run these birds past 2040, it might get a little problematic, but I don't see the AF spending $10 billion to re-engine a bird that already is long in the tooth when they're dreaming of things like the Next Generation Bomber...
Raise your hand if you know nothing about the term "collateral damage." Thought so.
The days of carpet bombing Iraqi divisions is long gone. Even during GW1, it wasn't common. And in Afghanistan, PGMs are the most likely weapon to be used so we can avoid having Al Jazeera rage about us wiping out a wedding party. Hell, we didn't even use carpet bombing in Tora Bora when OBL was holed up in the hills.
Sure, carpet bombing has a great psychological effect on its target, but today's civilian authorities won't use it.
There have been proposals throughout the last few decades to re-engine the youngest B-52s, but they've never gotten off the ground. It's not really clear that the fuel savings would pay off when you consider all the costs involved. Part of me thinks that the AF would rather keep buying shiny new fighters.
Plus the CFM-56 is a straightforward one for one re-engining on the 707 series planes like the KC-135. Re-engining the B-52 would involve dramatically modifying the fuel delivery system as well as modifying the engine pod mounting points.
What a load of horseshit. WTF are people modding up fools like you?
The B52 sure as shit is a FBW aircraft, it's engines are old as shit, and as far as "why it can still be built for $70M" you're just smoking crack.
What a troll.
Wow. Mach 2 eh? And people modded this up.
The B-52 has always and will always be a subsonic aircraft.
Not accurate. The B-52 carries about 16 JDAMs, which are the bomb of choice in Afghanistan. The B-1B caries 24.
The only benefit the B52 offers is a longer loiter time. Despite this, the B1B has dropped 70% of the JDAMs in Afghanistan, while only flying 5% of the sorties.
Spain was "neutral" though tilted towards the Axis powers throughout the war.
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Such an accurate source.
""Retina" phone displays haven't exactly taken off."
Yeah, Apple only sold 37 million of them last quarter...
A's hire A's
B's hire B's
C's hire C's.
Most teachers are Cs. There is a reason for the quip about those who can do, and those who can't teach...
Show me a report that shows a correlation between per student funding and performance. Despite what "seems" to be a common sense idea, it's not founded in reality. Same with classroom size. I'm not talking about how a classroom "feels" but how effective size is on determining student success. If size was important, then you wouldn't have mega sized Freshman Intro to Calculus at so many schools.
Funny, I don't see anyone elses evaluations being made public. I guess teachers don't have the same rights as the rest of us.
I think that all public employee evaluations should be made public...
If Special Education is so expensive, then it needs to be improved. There's simply no way for a school district to be able to afford to pay $250K/year in your extreme example for each kid with special needs. At that rate, you could hire a full-time nurse, a special ed coordinator, a speech pathologist, and a couple of interns from the community college looking for job experience FOR EACH KID. Of course, schools don't operate this stupidly, they spread the cost over numerous schools and SE students. That overhead is going to remain, even if a lot of students use the voucher system. So unless you can point to some concrete figures, your example seems a bit bogus.
Here's the deal that public school fans really have a hard time coping with: the fact that people want to take their kids out of such shining, well-functioning establishments.
Yeah, you're a AC jackass. Goodbye useless AC.
Dude, you don't "consume" content. Words have meaning, and a dictionary is your friend.