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raptormesh

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  1. Yep same here. If I had to get only one that would be it.
  2. I will take half a dozen if they release them in Low-vis. I'm secretly happy this isn't going to happen.
  3. I would love for them to do the Invader just so I can satisfy my "The little Invader who can" fantasy. haha
  4. Oh yeah...this is way sexier than the 31. And smooth undersides you say? Bring it! Regarding the engines, the "single" exhaust is clearly two feet pressed against each other, to me at least. Very stoked, have always loved the "antagonist" valks more ala -21 and -27
  5. Schwalbe meaning Swallow is the original name of the Me262. Sturmvogel is the bomber version.
  6. Same here. this may be blasphemy but I wish I can jettison the backpack somehow.
  7. Well they might have self guided rounds this time, so as to not need the high firing rate anymore.
  8. Haha you may be right but it's quickest maturity related quote I can find. Ahem, let the discourse continue then.
  9. “Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”― C.S. Lewis It's a hobby forum, these reactions from all sides are quite normal I reckon.
  10. Whoa, whoa whoa...I even said I like the yellow one. That being said, aren't marketing posters for media supposed to inform the audience on what it's all about at a glance? Though if anyone has any ideas beyond speculation what this about I'm all ears.
  11. Wow I just saw the posters with the opposing idol groups... Seriously? Sailormoon Sentai Valk? Ok I'd like the Yellowpilotsingermadoka with a side of tsundere please.
  12. Right, I will get this out of the way then gents. Ahem. /cracks fingers. Any chance of a low-vis version? Would sell soul, my kidneys and kidneys that may or may not belong to me. Carry on.
  13. Front Swept Wings, ala the 19 and the 29. Too bad the valks seems to have the same old backpack wings in Battroid mode.
  14. Like the valks but not feeling the characters. Still too moe, and damn is this going to be a role reversion with the female pilot and guy singer idol? Wish it followed the grittiness and tone of the new Gundam series.
  15. Yes!! Atmospheric dogfights for the absolute win. My anxiety will only be quelled by a poster depicting one of them valks firing a weapon. Or explosions! Else it may be lovey lovey race thing. Oh gourds...
  16. The beauty of Battletech to me is more of the massed combined arms assault and politiks than the design of individual mechs. That each mech is a compromise in design and utility makes it a bit more attractive too. That said, the LAMs took it way too far and reeks of desperation in terms of design.
  17. More missiles for the win. 16xAMRAAMs with CFTs and linked to the Raptors. Trying to fight the numbers game by being missile boats for the stealthies? Boeing doubles F-15C missile load in '2040C' Eagle upgradehttps://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-doubles-f-15c-missile-load-in-2040c-eagle-u-416766/
  18. Bandai due to the tampos and its sleakness. Never really liked Bandai's other offerings except for the 30.
  19. Guilty as charged, I just need to set away some time to get those packs in.
  20. I usually like my valks clean but this one is growing on me.
  21. Well he's pretty much my fav antihero as far as superdudes in clown suits go. This will be entertaining.
  22. In my universe, Guld is alive and has an uprated and upgraded 21.
  23. Wow, as a non Gundam fan this new slew of designs really captured my attention. Somehow they are highly reminisced of the mecha from Full Metal Panic.
  24. I've read your rants but I still do not understand your point past the "I hate it, it has to go." amidst the cloud of rhetoric. We understand that it's a product of delays, budget overruns and political fencing. It's also an ambitious undertaking, trying to fit multiple requirements into one frame. Perhaps in hindsight that's not the way to go. I have no idea. What's for sure though is that It's not an enviable project at this moment. But what's with the hate? All over the web people are parroting the same damn thing. It's getting tiring. It's also probably the most publicised fighter project, coinciding with the rise of social media and "armchair" experts, who latch on certain blogs and wouldn't let go due to some form of crusade. Techs and engineers talk bad about it, sure show me a tech that doesn't bitch about their planes. Even F-14 techs have their grievances. Let's face the facts though? It's getting built. Countries are buying it. Perhaps from political pressure. Perhaps as a desperate move. Perhaps both. Tactics will be built around its weaknesses, and its strengths. The sensor fusion kinks will be worked out, and hopefully before when it's actually needed. What can you do though? Write your senator perhaps, if you are worried about your tax dollars? Or come up with an alternative. No, I mean a real one. I still think it's the culmination of aviation we have so far in terms of engineering and technology. I will not begrudge you if you think it's a spawn of cthulhu that will not out manuever an A380 and would soon bankrupt the nation just because it looks at you funny. See? This is rhetoric and pointless.
  25. Speaking about Rhinos, if you squint really well, you can almost see a tomcat: ...and then you shed a tear.
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