Bunker Talk: Let's Chat About All The Stories We Did And Didn't Report On This Week

We can talk about advanced towed decoys,Cold War-era supersonic drones,geopolitics,Russians flying over Area 51,strategy—you know,no big whoop.

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This week rocketed by.We had some fun material to work with 万博体育怎么充值news-wise.From anF-22 elephant walk,toRussia's 万博体育怎么充值new military excursion in Venezuela,to freedom of navigation sortiesthrough the Taiwan Strait,andmore.Unfortunate 万博体育怎么充值news abouttheUSS Gerald R.Fordand the Army's plan toreplace half its Apache fleetwith a 万博体育怎么充值new,high-speed,armed scout helicopter also grabbed eyeballs.But the posts that got the most attention had to do with therecent flight of a 747destined to become Air Force One,Russia's string of Open Skiesmissions over America's most sensitivemilitary installations out west,our history piece on apotential alternative rolefor the Skunk Works' D-21 drone,and especially our big piece on a little known,but potent feature of the F-35's—built-in advanced towed decoys.

Still,there were many subjects we didn't get to,but it's not too late.

Welcome to Bunker Talk!

This is a weekend open discussion post for the best commenting crew on the net,in which we can chat about all the stuff that went on this week that we didn't get to.In other words,literally an off-topic thread.

We can discuss India's anti-satellite weapon test:

Or what about the fact that these AH-1Zs still haven't made it to Pakistan:

We can talk about this curious Kilo:

Or why don't we just marvel at this MiG-23's landing gear cycling:

Then there is this awesome shot of an Il-76's glazed navigator's station.It has a serious Willy Wonka glass elevator vibe doesn't it?:

Did you knowUSS Thomas A.Edisonhad a piano?:

What about this clip?Super eerie lighting!Looks like it is fromStarship Troopers!:

The Bunker doors are open.

Discuss!

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