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    1. Starlord
      Starlord
      Thread is closed, i can't respond to your reply .. have a great day bro
    2. Metanoia
      Metanoia
      Hello Gambit,

      How effective and efficient is the AC-130 Spectre in terms of 1)COIN and 3)Conventional War? Are there other countries who have something of equivalence of this platform? If not, then why? Thanks
      1. gambit
        gambit
        Very effective.

        In warfare is that there is a constant desire to attack from directions and dimensions that the enemy either cannot respond or does not have access to.

        If one side that do not have airpower, the advantage goes to the one that do have. Same with denial. If one side is somehow denied access to the 3rd dimension, the advantage goes to the side that do have access.

        That is high level view.
        Mar 27, 2018
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      2. gambit
        gambit
        At the lower level is the specific tool and in this case it is the AC-130. Insurgencies usually do not have airpower and in a conventional war, if one side lost access to the 3rd dimension, advances on the ground will be severely hindered if not outright stopped.
        Mar 27, 2018
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      3. gambit
        gambit
        As to whether any other country have something similar to the AC-130, one is the AC-295 from Airbus. Other types of the gunship concept lies with the helo. You can go back to WW II with the B-25 gunship.

        But to date, the best execution of the gunship concept is still the AC-130. It is best because of the base platform, the C-130 itself.
        Mar 27, 2018
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    3. Metanoia
      Metanoia
      Gambit, you reckon J-20 poses a credible threat to F-22 or F-35? Just talking about the machines, i.e. no force multipliers such as AWAC involved.
      1. gambit
        gambit
        Yes, I do believe it is a credible threat. Contrary to what the PDF Chinese may say about me, I have never said the J-20 is 'junk' or even a 'bad' aircraft. An aircraft that is a lesser performer in some areas, in comparison to another, does not mean it is a poor product.

        You have good, excellent, and outstanding. China have done an excellent, if not outstanding, job with the J-20. The US takes it seriously.
        Mar 6, 2018
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      2. Metanoia
        Metanoia
        I had another question in regards to what's known as "super-manoeuvrability". Time and again we have witnessed (mostly) Flankers and some other aircraft performing them. Do they have any practical advantage in the modern aerial warfare? Or they're merely good for airshows?
        Mar 6, 2018
      3. gambit
        gambit
        It depends on the INITIAL airspeed approach to the maneuver. That is what experienced pilots have been criticizing. For those airshows, those maneuvers really are worthless, the jet's airspeed was approaching stall prior to the 'cobra' or whatever maneuver itself. In BFM, nobody does that.
        Mar 7, 2018
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    4. sinait
      sinait
      On hindsight, I believe my remark is overboard, not meant to insult.
      I have respect for Vietnam.
      1. gambit
        gambit
        Of course you meant to insult. This is not a verbal face to face engagement. This is a message board that requires a person to make extraordinary effort -- typing -- to present his arguments. You exposed yourself for what you really are -- a racist to the core.
        Jan 28, 2018
    5. rustom
      rustom
      Hello sir, it’s enriching reading some of your posts. Just wanted to know your observation on India’s LCA aircraft.
    6. Signalian
      Signalian
      i am interested in discussing AESA, PESA and PD radars with you.
      1. gambit
        gambit
        We can do that in many threads relating to the subject.
        Nov 15, 2017
    7. Carlosa
      Carlosa
      Just want to say that I always like your perspective and we often think the same way about VN. I often feel frustrated because if I say all that I really think, I'll end up deported. Come to Da Nang sometime, you'll like it.
    8. Hamartia Antidote
      Hamartia Antidote
      LOL! That thread on brainwashing got killed quick!!!!
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      2. gambit
        gambit
        For the Chinese-Americans and the Chinese who have lived in America, there can be only two choices: Either they can be embarrassed or they can be intellectually dishonest.
        Jun 4, 2017
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      3. Hamartia Antidote
        Hamartia Antidote
        Well I'm glad you saw it before it got yanked. It certainly was nice to see people breaking from the unified wall. Although I wonder if it was the videos of the brainwashed and poor children that really struck a nerve.
        Jun 5, 2017
    9. Carlosa
      Carlosa
    10. Carlosa
      Carlosa
      Thank you man.
    11. Carlosa
      Carlosa
      Also, one person that wrote a comment to an article claimed that he was in desert storm and saw such aircraft using new advance weapons on the Iraqis.
    12. Carlosa
      Carlosa
      Hey amigo, I'd like to ask you a sort of private question (I can delete this later).
      I've been reading some stories online about the USAF having aircraft (black projects) that are using anti gravity propulsion, sometimes in addition to the standard propulsion. The say that the B-2 is one of such aircraft. Some eyewitnesses claim to have seen it silently hovering, etc. Any truth to those stories?
      1. gambit
        gambit
        No truth to that. Am not saying that because I want to keep secrets. Am saying that because of science and common sense. The B-2 does not have any kind of anti-g technology.
        Apr 25, 2017
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    13. shadows888
      shadows888
      Dude I wouldn't post pictures of yourself on a internet forum. There's some crazy fucks out there. I would delete it, everyone is just screwing around having fun so you don't need to prove anything.
      1. gambit
        gambit
        I thank you and appreciate your concern. That pix is 30 yrs old, my face is partially obscured by shadows. And last, I am well armed.
        Apr 10, 2017
      2. shadows888
        shadows888
        Lol you know how this shit goes right? Just do reverse image search and all kinds of info show up. Then you sign up on gay mags to your house. Nevertheless thanks for your service.
        Apr 10, 2017
    14. TheGreatOne
      TheGreatOne
      Happy new year sir
      1. gambit
        gambit
        And the same to you, sir.
        Jan 2, 2017
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    15. Zhu Rong Zheng Yang
      Zhu Rong Zheng Yang
      Hello Gambit, -- This must be said -- I like your FEISTINESS -- It will be less FUN, if U stay quiet and Not Fighting back.
      1. gambit
        gambit
        Fight back ? Kid, [b]NONE[/b] of you can handle me in a rational debate. On the other hand, in an irrational debate, I readily admit defeat since I am neither crazy nor ignorant.
        Nov 14, 2016
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