How long till we see the two A100s pressed into service?

How long till we see the two A100s pressed into service? They said 2024 and with the A50 losses I'd think they'd put it as a priority. I'd like to see her going, she's very pretty :>

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Looks the same, what's the difference?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      More tumors

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like its little ha

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    More important is how long wil they stay in service?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    for sure she's a looker, it'll be a shame to watch Ukrainian air defenses or HIMARS turn her to mush because the Ruskies parked her within engagement range (again)

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Naruhodo

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is the A100? Isn't the USAF E3 replacement going to be a F-35 variant? Is Russia just adding a toilet? The sensor set up looks identical to the A50.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It uses an active phased array. and a new EW suite.
      It is an upgrade to early 1990s tech.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >it has a cute little hat
    Shame that it'll be lost to friendly fire/poor maintenance/a boris johnson with a manpads

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    dont the ruskis know that the le big spinning disc radar is ancient technology at this point?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      at this point I'm starting to think the russians don't know anything.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why are the spindles that attach it so thin? It looks like a strong wind will rip it off

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        its just the angle and light that makes them look so thin

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          More cool planes pls

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They aren’t that thin, and carbon fiber is strong as frick

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They have upgraded it to steer electronically in elevation but still have to do azimuth via mechanical steering. It is a huge improvement over what they had with the A-50.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >wears a reflective yellow PT belt across its entire fuselage
    THEY REALLY ARE STEALING OUR TECHNOLOGIES, DAMN IT

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >THEY REALLY ARE STEALING OUR TECHNOLOGIES, DAMN IT
      implessive even

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Hah stupid chinks, they made it banana colored. Typical. Belt Tech doesn't work if it's not neon-tinted, but they just saw yellow and thought anything would do.
        >banan
        Oh.....

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Wrong! They're pilots and therefore officers, so the belt should be blue.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >first enters service in 2024
    >first combat loss in 2024
    >second enters service in 2026

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only one of the two is a true A100, the other is a test bed for trialing some parts. The radar systems and comms etc will probably need a ton of system integration and testing required to get usable in service. Probably won't help that its an all new radar that combines AESA for vertical scan and mechanical high speed rotation for azimuth.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    They still make the A-50, two are being made for export to India right now. And they still manufacture the IL-76. I'm not sure there's any crisis but however the board needs to cope is fine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The indian A-50's don't use a russian radar system, they use an Israeli one.

      So really the only modifications that are done is to reinforce and add the radar dish pylons, all structural shit that doesn't require sanctioned electronics.

      Russia can't (easily) make A-50's for themselves.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Please give UAF two fresh juicy targets so the air force nerds can advise and eat popcorn.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why can't these planes take like multiple fricking missile hits anymore? As big as this plane is it should have hella armor! LIke how could the A-10 take multiple missile hits and still fly and it is smaller than this fricking thing but one hit and an A-50 is going down? Are you shitting me?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >As big as this plane is it should have hella armor!
      It should have hella counter measure and detection equipment

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