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Links for possible use[edit]

Try to use: A160 search, Does Comanche.., MMA Approved, Boeing lands MMA, P-8 on DID, 737 Goes to War, 737 AEW&C search, Wedgetail contract FG search, B-1 upgrades search. -Fnlayson (talk)

The Center Line newsletter[edit]

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Oshkosh M-ATV - your thoughts please[edit]

I've posted this here as it's more a direct "what are your thoughts" than a community thing. I notice you did some reverts etc. to the Libya as a user of M-ATV updates by an IP address. I see those updates are now cited, but from a pretty vague single source. I've done some digging on this subject, suspicious of the US supplying Libya with M-ATVs, as let's be honest, Libya is hardly on the US' Christmas Card list. Neither Oshkosh nor the US government (that I can trace) has made any announcement of a sale to Libya, and there is no record of any EDA transfer of surplus M-ATV to Libya. My thoughts are these are actually M-ATVs that are being EDA transferred to the UAE, via Libya. Now clearly I can't just insert "I think these..." on Wiki as it'd be removed before the ink was dry... But given my well-researched thoughts, what are your thoughts on the viability of adding something like... "Oshkosh Defense has made no announcement regarding any deliveries of M-ATV to Libya, and US EDA records show no transfer (or intended transfer) of M-ATV to Libya." I can link to the EDA database and Oshkosh's press releases if that might be valuable. Your thoughts welcomed and appreciated.Wolpat (talk) 17:48, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

The source used for that says the M-ATVs were 'deployed' there in title and maybe in the text. That sounds more like the M-ATVs are the US's and not Libya's, but I have no source for this. I suggest tagging the source with a {{vs}} tag for now. Adding such a statement about no announcements seems a little weazly to me. Those could be Libya's vehicles and Oshkosh was told not to reveal it yet (speculating here) for political or some security reason. -Fnlayson (talk) 18:16, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the guidance/opinion; much appreciated. I agree with the weazly words comment! I kind of thought that as I typed them! The idea of the {{vs}} tag (which I did not know about) looks like the way forward. I'll add that, and continue researching and see what happens.Wolpat (talk) 10:01, 26 August 2016 (UTC)


Please explain... Why does a url need listed when it's in the wikidata and automatically goes to the website? I've done everything like the others that deal with this. If it's in wikidata, we don't need to list the url. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 13:38, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

It didn't look like it was working in one page I checked. There's no value added in removing the links where they work already, imo. -Fnlayson (talk) 13:42, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
  • I see where the web links shows up the Wikidata now, thanks. -Fnlayson (talk) 13:49, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
You may have to purge to get them to work. I had to a couple of times to get them to work. Corkythehornetfan (ping me) 13:54, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Edits to Boeing 737 MAX page[edit]

Where did you move the section about the middle of market issues I put into the 737 MAX article? I see you didn't simply revert the changes.Raryel (talk) 02:38, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

In the Development section after the text about redesigning the Max 7. Check the diff on the edit, if needed. Regards. -Fnlayson (talk) 15:42, 19 September 2016 (UTC)