Global Reach SpecificationsGlobal Reach Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Dimensions & Capacities:
4 (pilot, co-pilot, and 2 WSO's)
175,000 lbs empty
2,615,000 lbs maximum takeoff weight
1,900,000 lbs internal (JP7)
400,000 lbs internal LOX
17,600+ mph in orbit
6,000+ mph (Mach 8.44+) @ 120,000 ft
Mach 3.5 @ 60,000 ft
Mach 6 @ 120,000 ft
Mach .92 subsonic cruise
Low Earth Orbit
Rate of Climb:
80,000+ ft per minute
14 days in orbit
5+ @ max weight
5- @ max weight
11G structural limit
Thrust to Weight
Aviation HumourNote: For those that don't know, "The Sled"is the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane from the 1960's and still the fastest airplane.Aviation Humour6 years ago in Humor More Like This
In his book, "Sled Driver", SR-71 Blackbird pilot Brian Shul writes: "I'll always remember a certain radio exchange that occurred one day as Walt (my back-seater) and I were screaming across Southern California 13 miles high. We were monitoring various radio transmissions from other aircraft as we entered Los Angeles airspace. Though they didn't really control us, they did monitor our movement across their scope.
I heard a Cessna ask for a readout of its ground speed."90 knots" Center replied. Moments later, a Twin Beech required the same. "120 knots," Center answered. We weren't the only ones proud of our ground speed that day as almost instantly an F-18 smugly transmitted, "Ah, Center, Dusty 52 requests ground speed readout." There was a slight pause, then the response, "525 knots on the ground, Dusty." Another silent pause.
As I was thinking to myself how ripe
RB-7A Phoenix SpecificationsRB-7A Phoenix Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The RB-7A Phoenix is a high performance, low observable reconnaissance/strike bomber capable of safely overflying heavily defended hostile environments. It combines a high speed, low observable airframe with an integrated reconnaissance package along with up to 25,000 lbs (11,340 kg) of munitions. The aircraft incorporates an extensive countermeasure and decoy system to reduce the chances of being fired upon by hostile forces, and if fired upon, defeat the threat using various systems. The aircraft is also capable of carrying up to 4 air to air missiles in engine pod mounted bays for self-defense against airborne threats.
$280,000,000 USD (est.)
Dimensions & Capacities:
115.5 ft (35.2 m)
68.6 ft (20.9 m)
10.5 ft (3.2 m)
2, pilot and WSO
70,000 lbs (31,751 kg) empty
170,500 lbs (72,801 kg) MTOW
60,000 lbs (27,215 kg) internal
Mach 3.4 (1,948 kts, 2,244 mph, 3,611 km/h) @ 70,
FV-32A Chameleon SpecificationsFV-32A Chameleon Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Dimensions & Capacities:
64 ft (19.5 m)
43 ft (13.1 m)
9 ft (2.74 m)
806.25 ft2 (74.9 m2)
50.85 lb/ft2 (248.27 kg/m2) MTOW
40.93 lb/ft2 (199.83 kg/m2) TCW
18,000 lbs (8,164.66 kg) empty
44,000 lbs (18,597.28 kg) MTOW
33,000 lbs (14,968.55 kg) TCW
Internal Fuel Capacity:
10,000 lbs (4,535.92 kg)
Mach 2.2 (2,865 kts, 3,300 mph, 5,310 km/h) @ 30,000+ ft
Mach 1.2 (1,320 kts, 1,524 mph, 2,446 km/h) @ Sea level
Mach 1.5 Supercruise @ 30,000+ ft (9,144+ M)
Mach 1.5 Supercruise @ Sea level
Mach 0.92 subsonic cruise
100 kts (185.2 km/h)
60,000 ft (18,288 m)
Rate of Climb:
60,000+ ft (18,288+ m) per minute (est.)
1,500 nautical miles (2,700 km), Internal Fuel only
Unlimited with in-flight refueling
9+ @ max weight
4- @ max weight
13G structural limit
STOVL Takeoff Distance:
+ How To Kill A Furry +1. Your traditional shotgun to the face.+ How To Kill A Furry +6 years ago in Humor More Like This
2. Boiling them alive in reused vegetable oil.
3. Starving them in an empty room.
4. Amputating their limbs with a plastic knife.
5. Feeding them to a bear.
6. Driving over their bodies with an army tank.
7. Sending them to Afghanistan.
9. Dipping them into vats of hot mustard.
10. Suffocating them with their own fur.
11. Dragging them through a three mile cheese grater.
12. Injecting nitroglycerin into their body.
13. Setting their head on fire.
14. Pushing them underneath a working press.
15. Tripping them over into a bed of nails.
16. Pouring a bucket on piranhas down their throats.
17. Forcing them into a meat grinder and making chilli con carne out of them.
18. Shooting them with paintballs for seventeen hours.
19. Shoving their faces into a deep fryer.
20. Pouring acid onto their stomachs.
21. Sacrificing them to a giant spider.
22. Deporting them to Guantanamo Bay on twenty three fake charges of child molestation.
LoE-Blackest Night: Ditzy Doo part I Amethyst Star was determined to be in a bad mood. The bright, sunny Ponyville weather wasn't going to change that. The happy, smiling ponies she passed weren't going to change that. And her father chattering away as he led her to a field on outskirts of town most certainly not going to change.LoE-Blackest Night: Ditzy Doo part I1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You're gonna love Ponyville, Sparkler," said Gem Star. "There's a bowling alley, a movie theater, and this bakery that makes the best cakes you have ever tasted."
Sparkler gave no reply and continued to scowl at the path in front of her. Gem Star sighed
"Sparkler, I know this is hard for you but I hate it when you try to close me out," the elder unicorn said. "Can you at least say something."
Sparkler briefly glanced at the surrounding area. "It's fine." she said tersely before returning her gaze to the path in front of her. G
F-59A Sabre II SpecificationsF-59A Sabre II Specifications2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
F-59A Sabre II
The F-59A Sabre II is an advanced 5.5 generation medium weight stealth fighter designed for air superiority. It is powered by a single PDT-60 variable cycle engine that produces 40,000-60,000 lbf (18,143.69-27,215.54 kgf) of thrust via a 2 dimensional thrust vectoring nozzle. This advanced engine can propel Sabre II to a maximum speed of Mach 2.4 at 30,000 ft (9,144 m) while providing efficient cruise performance. Agility is on par with the F-22A Raptor due to the 2D nozzle and very large control surfaces and wing area.
Dimensions & Capacities:
63 ft (19.2 m)
47 ft (14.32 m)
12 ft (3.66 m)
2, Pilot, WSO (2 seat models)
22,000 lbs (9,979 kg) empty
55,000 lbs (24,947.6 kg) MTOW
45,000 lbs (20,411.6 kg) TCW
Internal Fuel Capacity:
18,000 lbs (18.143.7 kg)
2,666 gallons (10,092 L)
Mach 2.4 (1,416 kts, 1,629 mph, 2,623 km
The Sith DiariesThe Very secret Diary of Darth MaulThe Sith Diaries6 years ago in Humor More Like This
Day 1: Woke up. Brushed teeth. Collected debts from Couraseants loan sharks. Flipped through copy of How to rule the universe and inspire fear. Am bored because Master is not here. On good note, found mouse to be my friend.
Edit: Was hungry. Ate mouse. Found rock to be my friend.
Day 3: Master returned. Said he had to broker a treaty with democrats from the Senate. Believe he was out cruising jedi knights. Summoned me to chambers to discuss plans. Something about taking over galaxy through political injustice. Fazed out, and didnt get details. Was thinking about what to feed rock. Rock is starting to move and grow horns, so figure it must eat meat.
Edit: Note to self, rock only eats raw human flesh. Do not attempt to give it cooked fish. It sulks if feed it cooked fish.
Day 4: Master quizzed me on plans for galaxy take-over. Failed quiz. Was made to run up ten foot slate wall 250 times. Legs now hu
Polaris fun factsPolaris Fun FactsPolaris fun facts5 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Things you haven't known about the USS Polaris (and you probably never cared about )
1, The keel of the Polaris was laid in 2228 as the third starship of the Pallada class light cruisers, at Óbuda Orbital Yards.
2, Her mission insignia symbolises a star, particularly Earth's north star, the Polaris.
3, She was built to counter the emerging Tholian threat after the Federation has reached the Assembly's borders.
4, She has seen two wars, both against the Kzinti: The Third Man-Kzin War (2267-68) and the Invasion of Cait Crisis (2270).
5, She was present at the Kzinti Invasion of Cait (March 2270), the Liberation of Cait (July 2270) and the Human Invasion of Kzinhome (October 2270, supported by the Federation).
5, Her crew consists of only Humans. This is due to Earth treating the wars with the Kzinti as a traditional inner problem, not a Federation-wide incident.
6, Her senior officers are the following:
- Captain David Metlesits: Descendant of some obscure 21st
Dark Nova Technology FAQDark Nova Technology FAQ4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dark Nova Technology FAQ
Q: What kind of engines are used in Dark Nova? What about FTL?
A: Engines break down into two types, main engines for sub-light speeds and jump engines for FTL. The most common type of main engine in the Terran sphere is the gravitic drive. This is a cutting-edge gravity-manipulation engine that is only theoretical today in the early 21st century. It serves three simultaneous purposes- allowing for phenomenal acceleration and maneuverability, creating an inertial-dampening field through the gravitic bubble it creates around the vessel (in other words, the ship may be accelerating at 1.25 AU per hour, but within the bubble velocity is unchanged, and thus the crew are not turned into a molecular smear on the rear bulkhead from acceleration G-forces), and it creates the AG fields that allow the vessel to float above the ground AND create artificial gravity inside. Gravitic technology was- in the history of the setting- one of the Big Three breakthr
Halo: Mass Effect CH 15UNSC: Date 2553Halo: Mass Effect CH 154 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shepard stormed into the embassy lounge. Trailing behind him were Ashley and the Master Chief. They thought it was a rescue mission, but he was used to eliminate someone's past. He didn't like that at all. Shepard marched up to Nassana Dantius, who seemed to look like there was nothing wrong.
"You lied to me!" Shepard accused, "You used me to kill your sister!"
"I see you found out then" Nassana said with a slight sigh, "I am sorry I had to mislead you. I couldn't let anyone find out what happened. If the Council found out that my sister was a mercenary, I would be considered a security risk. Now that she is gone, I don't have to worry about that"
"Don't use me for your dirty work. Get someone else to help instead"
"I am sorry for not telling you everything. We have trust issues in my family"
"Obviously" Ashley commented
Shepard and his squad left the embassy lounge. The minute he left the door, Dr. Halsey called him through his helmet com.
"Commander Shepard, we have a
Halo: Mass Effect CH 19UNSC Date: 2553Halo: Mass Effect CH 193 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
On Feros, Shepard had finally defeated the Thorian. A sac on the wall started moving, which got Shepard's attention. The sac wiggled, and then it burst open. An asari slipped out, and she landed on her knees. Shepard signaled for Ashley and Kaidan to be ready to fire. The asari slowly and gingerly got up to face Shepard and his squad.
"I..I'm free. I suppose I should thank you for releasing me" the asari said
"Are you alright?" Shepard asked
Shepard motioned for Ashley and Kaidan to stand down. Ashley was reluctant, but she complied after Kaidan took his hand away from his pistol.
"I..I should be, in time. I'm Shiala. I serve I served Matriarch Benenzia, and Saren. I was given to this Thorian so Saren can extract information. Once he was finished, he ordered the geth to kill him" Shiala explained
"Matriarch Benenzia worked for Saren? How is that possible? Asari Matriarchs are among the strongest and most intelligent beings in the galaxy. How can one fall under Sa
ARC EnemiesThree ARC-170 fighters leapt into realspace and immediately keyed in their sensor systems as they scanned the area around them for signs of activity.ARC Enemies1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“This is Gamma Three, I've got nothing on scope.”
“Gamma Two here, confirmed. Not reading anything, though those asteroids out to starward might be blocking our scans.”
Lieutenant Gran Torval looked over his own systems once again, confirming what his wingmen were telling him. “Copy that. Hodge, can you confirm anything within the asteroids?”
“Sweep says we're clean Lieutenant.” called back Davri Hodge from his cockpit. “Not getting any reading from the asteroids, there could be something there but unless you want to go fly around in that mess we're not going to know.”
Gran considered his options for a moment, he could order his flight into the asteroids to check out the possibility of any hostile presence, this was the stretch of the trade lane that had been getting hit over the
XCOM: Enemy Beyond: PrologueThe scout was small, a three-man craft. They were thrown out at likely locations by the hundreds, crewed by only the most common and least valued troops. The odds of one of them ever finding a viable target was near zero.XCOM: Enemy Beyond: Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Even a one in a million chance pays off sometimes.
The scout was damaged by a chance encounter with a rogue asteroid, only reawakening when it was caught in the gravity well of a planet. It was too late for the grav-wave engines to activate, so the revived crew desperately tapped at unresponsive controls as they plummeted through the atmosphere towards the deserts of New Mexico. They did not survive the landing.
Their last panicked signals drifted through space, taking fifty years to reach their destination. The leaders received the data and changed their heading, moving towards a small blue world. They activated their engines and were gone.
A single basic ship, shattered into ten thousand pieces by an impact that turned sand to glass. This was humanity's first cont
Be BluntContains: HoennshippingBe Blunt5 months ago in Romance More Like This
Disclaimer: I don't own Pokemon. All rights belong to their owners.
A/N: I changed the ending and the lines. I feel that this story needed a lot of editing. Sorry for the changes.
On one rainy day in Littleroot Town, a teenager wearing a black T-Shirt and ¾ black pants, sits on his bed, looking bored and depressed at the dark, gloomy sky beyond his window. He has a lot of things in mind, such as how to complete the National Pokedex. However, one of them that overwhelm his other thoughts is a certain brunette girl that he just can't get out of his mind.
Ever since they first met a few years ago, he couldn't just forget about her. Everytime he sees her smile, her somewhat clumsy personality and her battling skills whenever they battle, he couldn't help but find her amazing. In fact, he thought that her clumsiness actually makes her a lot cuter. But the question is: How to tell her?
Suddenly, a thud sound is heard, causing him to jolt and jumped to th
Celestia's LossAs she gazed upon the letter in front of her, she couldn't help but smile. Celestia, Princess of the sun and co-ruler of Equestria, was sitting quietly in her chambers, near to a roaring fire, reading the latest letter that her former student, Twilight Sparkle, had sent to her. As a Princess herself, Twilight was no longer required to send her letters as he had so frequently done in the past. Still, Celestia couldn't blame her for wanting to continue the practice, as she too looked forward to reading the correspondence from the young alicorn now just as much as she did when she was her student.Celestia's Loss1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
This letter, however, was not on some friendship lesson Twilight had learned, but on her latest journey into the Everfree Forest. Celestia had suggested she go there, specifically to her and Luna's old castle, to try and find whatever books she could find regarding the strange box given to them by the tree of harmony. Although Twilight was unsuccessful in that task, she had found something else
XCOM: Enemy Beyond 1: Devil's MoonThe four soldiers sat in the Skyranger, each nervous for different reasons.XCOM: Enemy Beyond 1: Devil's Moon2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Do you have any idea what it is we're fighting?" Akemi asked the heavily-built Russian on her left.
"I don't know," Vinogradov said, "but I look forward to it." The Russian was a bear of a man, with a gravelly voice from years of smoking. He examined his gun again. It was bulky but well-designed, and it fit comfortably into his hand. "What is this weapon?" he asked. "It looks like the SG 550, but different."
"It's custom-made for us," Armstrong, the American, said. "Whoever these XCOM guys are, they're well-funded."
"You need to be well-funded," Sanchez said, "if you're going to fight off an alien invasion."
"Aliens, they told you?" Armstrong laughed. "Yeah, right. Probably just some militant nutjob set off a bomb."
"We weren't joking, Geoff," a voice said over the radio, making the American jump. It issued from speakers in the walls, just above their heads. "This mission is being designated Operation Devil's
You Can't SayWhite sat at the edge of a stream in an unknown forest, lost. It was pouring down rain so her white shirt and shorts were soaking wet as well as her brown hair that was up in her high ponytail. Though she was freezing in her soaked clothes, she was quite glad it was raining, for it made it so that the tears that were falling from her eyes more unnoticeable than it could have been if it weren't raining. She didn't bother wiping away the tears, since she wanted them all to come down now rather than later in front of her friends.You Can't Say3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It hurts now, but it'll be fine! Her blonde headed friend, Bianca's last words to her echoed in her ear.
"You're lying," White whispered to herself. "You can't say it's fine if you can't feel how much it hurts."
You're being selfish! Her spectacle friend's words rang through her ears like trumpets. Just because N left you doesn't mean it's the end of the world! Think about those around you before doing something stupid!
"I'm not being selfish
TDF class profilesTDF class profiles2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The Corvettes serve mostly as primary patrol craft, with an maximal endurance of one month, while mostly the departures only last for one or two weeks during peacetime, while they usually have a supply ship around in wartime. Corvettes patrol the more secure, inner systems of the Alliance territory and hunt down smugglers and weakly armed pirates without fighters. The Mercury for example carries a flight of five fighters occasionally, and the two light PACs and the Mass Driver turrets as well are enough to threat every non military pirate ship and unfortified smuggler/ pirate station. However, if the enemy is ready to defend himself, the Corvette is rather underarmed. In wartime the Corvette is used for quick wolf-pack strikes, either out of jumps or from gas planets or asteroid fields.
→ 1 flight (5 fighters)
→ excellent maneuverability
→ excellent speed
→ COG*: Lt. Colonel
→ CO**: Major
Frigates of the first type also serve as patrol uni
EDI vs. Ponies PREVIEWEDI vs. Ponies PREVIEW2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Burn, baby burn
Strung out on a wire
The shadow of the imposant jet soars through the unreal and cartoony looking, baby blue skies. Having destroyed PonyVille and most of it's citizens, it left the AI statisfied that the colourful and deceiving furballs would finally leave him and others be.
Heart in a cage
You're so full of desire
He didn't want to be one of them. He wanted to be himself, even if it meant the AI had to fight until his very death.
You need, fast hands
To deal with all the liars
He was not going to become one of them.
So don't burn baby burn baby burn
The AI's thoughts were interrupted, as a blur in the very colors of the rainbow approached the plane, which EDI would notice on his radar. Too late, it was, as the little blue pegasus pony, known as Rainbow Dash rammed right into the underside of the UCAV, which staggered and lost control.
"Hah! Serves you right, you oversized tin-can!" the pony taunted, but the UCAV managed to regain balance as
Just before the winter - part1Just before the winter - part11 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was a warm autumn evening. Elsa was standing on the balcony of her bedroom in Arendelle castle. She has been a queen for nearly two years now. Two years since the memorable coronation day. The day when her powers became apparent to the public, the snow storm she created and ultimately getting back her sister. Since then life was pretty good. Everybody seemed to accept her and her powers. After years of isolation she couldn't ask for more. Of course being a head of state has its drawbacks. She couldn't spend as much time as she wanted with Anna due to her responsibilities. But Anna had Kristoff, who was good for her whenever he was around.
That was probably the main reason why they parted ways. He was so rarely around. Of course he was, she thought to herself, You've made him the official Ice Master and Deliverer of Arendelle, so he was harvesting ice nearly whole winter, and then managing the distribution around the capital city and villages around the kingdom. Yet Anna seemed happy
With Blackbirds Following MeThey say that it's the soldiers who spill and see the most blood. I would have to openly disagree. While they're the ones who carry the guns and protect and defend our homeland, did they ever stop to see we're the ones striving to save it? They moan of their friends lost in battles they fought side by side, but they can never understand pains I've known. Emotionless, perhaps I amperhaps I need to be. But insideWith Blackbirds Following Me3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Never shall they know the pain of losing a friend as I do. The pain of knowing you were the only one who had a chance to save him. And you couldn't
I glanced over my shoulder at the sound of his voice, the other young medic quickly entering our tent. He wasn't like the other soldiers around here, stiff and serious. Instead, he was carefree and wielded a smile on his face. Though happy to see him, I continue to frown, simply nodding my head to him.
He was a newly transferred boy to the front, and he had taken