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Title: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 03, 2013, 12:58:28 PM
post your excellent aircraft videos here

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Post by: Staggerwing on March 03, 2013, 01:42:52 PM
 ;D

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Post by: TheCommandTent on March 03, 2013, 03:38:53 PM
^That is a nice looking plane
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 03, 2013, 04:24:48 PM
post your excellent aircraft videos here



The Starfighter is one of my all time favs. Frakkin rocket with wings.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 03, 2013, 05:37:12 PM
IIRC it was developed by renowned designer Kelly Johnson, who also engineered the U2 and SR71.
The story went that when the F104 was rolled out for the Secretary of the Defense, he gaped at it and blurted, "Where are the wings?"
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Post by: LongBlade on March 03, 2013, 06:31:22 PM
Call me old fashioned.

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Post by: Capn Darwin on March 03, 2013, 08:38:59 PM
+1 LB, love the WW1 birds too.
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Post by: mirth on March 03, 2013, 08:50:13 PM
IIRC it was developed by renowned designer Kelly Johnson, who also engineered the U2 and SR71.
The story went that when the F104 was rolled out for the Secretary of the Defense, he gaped at it and blurted, "Where are the wings?"

You're right it was a Kelly Johnson "Skunkworks" project.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 05, 2013, 12:12:23 PM
(http://dmn.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/B52-and-B2.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on March 05, 2013, 09:39:15 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Barthheart on March 06, 2013, 07:28:13 AM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/sukhoi-su-34-920-21.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 06, 2013, 07:35:27 AM
Serious badassery...

(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/ac-130-spooky-920-45.jpg)

(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/ac-130-spooky-920-57.jpg)

(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/ac-130-spooky-920-36.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2013, 09:16:49 AM
(http://3.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2013/03/tumblr_m0vmdqtnan1r740w9o1_500-89d49471-sz425x640-animate.jpg) (http://3.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2013/03/tumblr_m0vmdqtnan1r740w9o1_500-89d49471-sz425x640-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2013, 09:17:36 AM
(http://4.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2013/03/big_ddac06fbbdf311762b325841e4cc072022e0bd9a-f5c53b11-sz850x531-animate.jpg) (http://4.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2013/03/big_ddac06fbbdf311762b325841e4cc072022e0bd9a-f5c53b11-sz850x531-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2013, 09:25:42 AM
(http://4.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2013/02/af-ex-cope-north-13-920-50-baac4b2d-sz850x701-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2013, 09:28:13 AM
(http://2.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2013/02/gpn-2000-000141-4725d47b-sz850x681-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 14, 2013, 09:30:18 AM
the wing flex is crazy.  and the thought theyve be flying for almost 60 years more so.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 25, 2013, 12:03:58 PM
(http://1.cdn.tapcdn.com/images/thumbs/taps/2013/03/cool-52-f01b26c3-sz850x641-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on March 25, 2013, 01:22:52 PM
Interesting.

Wind tunnel?
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Post by: Longdan on March 25, 2013, 01:24:26 PM
Actually it is a "woofer" from a Nazi Heavy Stereo System.  Designed but not deployed in time for combat.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 25, 2013, 02:09:44 PM
Interesting.

Wind tunnel?

I think so... just found the photo with no  test... odd open shape for a wind tunnel though.... but made the stuff on the left that looks flexible is a movable shroud...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 25, 2013, 03:33:24 PM
Actually it is a "woofer" from a Nazi Heavy Stereo System.  Designed but not deployed in time for combat.

OK, I LOL'ed.  That was pretty good ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on March 25, 2013, 05:24:44 PM
Actually it is a "woofer" from a Nazi Heavy Stereo System.  Designed but not deployed in time for combat.

OK, I LOL'ed.  That was pretty good ;D

I chuckled. Makes total sense if you have any sense of German weapons development from that era.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Longdan on March 25, 2013, 05:46:16 PM
The 501st Schwere Telefunken Companie
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 25, 2013, 05:55:50 PM
Schräge Musik.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2013, 06:05:09 PM
Schräge Musik.

Well played. +10 Grog points.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Longdan on March 25, 2013, 06:50:26 PM
Schräge Musik.

Well played. +10 Grog points.
That was a real killer.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on March 25, 2013, 07:54:55 PM
Schräge Musik.

Well played. +10 Grog points.

OMG.

Yes, well played, indeed.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 25, 2013, 08:26:54 PM
actually no.
you all get -10 grog points as the Schräge Musik was a upward facing cannon system for night fighters.
what you "grogs" were looking for was the Schallkanone.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YYMeAu4i7gA/Ss7wXmxI-LI/AAAAAAAAF50/-Y_RDm0mRTQ/s400/schallkanone-nazi-secret-weapons-sound-weapons.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 25, 2013, 08:34:36 PM
Stop harshing my Jazz, GDS. Any old Wilde Sau knows what Schräge Musik is. And anyone with a copy of Blueprint for Mars (http://www.amazon.com/German-Secret-Waepons-Blueprint-Ballantines/dp/B000KF2BXY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364265204&sr=1-4&keywords=Blueprint+for+Mars) knows about the Sound Cannon.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 25, 2013, 08:35:46 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Longdan on March 25, 2013, 09:24:09 PM
Stop harshing my Jazz, GDS. Any old Wilde Sau knows what Schräge Musik is. And anyone with a copy of Blueprint for Mars (http://www.amazon.com/German-Secret-Waepons-Blueprint-Ballantines/dp/B000KF2BXY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1364265204&sr=1-4&keywords=Blueprint+for+Mars) knows about the Sound Cannon.

It was, IMHO, one of the more cleverer grogjokes ever.  It made my dumb joke into something sublime.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on March 25, 2013, 09:50:37 PM
actually no.
you all get -10 grog points as the Schräge Musik was a upward facing cannon system for night fighters.
what you "grogs" were looking for was the Schallkanone.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YYMeAu4i7gA/Ss7wXmxI-LI/AAAAAAAAF50/-Y_RDm0mRTQ/s400/schallkanone-nazi-secret-weapons-sound-weapons.jpg)

Dude, I know exactly what Schraege Musik is.

We have been having fun.

Now...I seem to recall needing to speak to you about something, Star. What was it...?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2013, 11:43:35 PM
actually no.
you all get -10 grog points as the Schräge Musik was a upward facing cannon system for night fighters.
what you "grogs" were looking for was the Schallkanone.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YYMeAu4i7gA/Ss7wXmxI-LI/AAAAAAAAF50/-Y_RDm0mRTQ/s400/schallkanone-nazi-secret-weapons-sound-weapons.jpg)

Dude, I know exactly what Schraege Musik is.

We have been having fun.

Now...I seem to recall needing to speak to you about something, Star. What was it...?

Having fun...when did that become such a difficult concept around here?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Longdan on March 26, 2013, 09:38:15 AM
Since when can we be arbitrarily stripped of grogpoints?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on March 26, 2013, 10:48:56 AM
Since when can we be arbitrarily stripped of grogpoints?

When we arbitrarily feel like it  :-*
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 26, 2013, 11:10:06 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/low-down-dirty-39.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 26, 2013, 11:19:47 AM
you all get -10 grog points as the Schräge Musik was a upward facing cannon system for night fighters.
Specifically fitted to the Ju88G and operated by NJG 102.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 30, 2013, 11:46:49 PM
(http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt104/vor033/USMC%20-%205/897496_zps4797fac0.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 30, 2013, 11:48:13 PM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/2mxok04.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 30, 2013, 11:51:41 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/2dshbt2.jpg)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/ht9sgg.jpg)

(http://i45.tinypic.com/1h9xzt.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 30, 2013, 11:56:07 PM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/9frv2w.jpg)

(http://i48.tinypic.com/z0sjp.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: TheCommandTent on March 31, 2013, 05:40:38 AM
^I love the picture of the A-10
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on April 12, 2013, 01:43:25 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/i-wish-07.jpg?w=750&h=489)
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Post by: Capn Darwin on April 12, 2013, 03:35:42 PM
+1 Windigo. Got a good chuckle from that one.
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Post by: bob48 on April 12, 2013, 03:42:59 PM
^Me too  :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 22, 2013, 02:00:34 PM
(http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/295736_324295747699871_319612091_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on April 22, 2013, 03:01:47 PM
^ Wow! Someone is still flying those death traps!  :o

Pretty pic though..
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Post by: Windigo on April 26, 2013, 04:09:19 PM
(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/3/3/3/74333_slide.jpg?v=1)
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Post by: Windigo on April 26, 2013, 04:11:48 PM
(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/2/1/4/74214_slide.jpg?v=1)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2013, 08:07:20 AM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/--qIqAOYFHJA/UXr-aspEOqI/AAAAAAAAHFY/dGRpOOtm5vk/w797-h569/130424-N-QI595-444.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 28, 2013, 08:04:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/h0bPZHb.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 28, 2013, 08:15:16 AM
Supposedly hold two worlds records- fastest propeller-driven production aircraft ever built and also the loudest!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2013, 08:28:36 AM
Supposedly hold two worlds records- fastest propeller-driven production aircraft ever built and also the loudest!

I believe it about being loud with those contra-rotating turboprops.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 29, 2013, 01:07:40 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2013, 09:05:32 AM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/5809e583-a088-443d-86a7-08b798544c8b_zps812fc0ec.jpg) (http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/5809e583-a088-443d-86a7-08b798544c8b_zps812fc0ec.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 03, 2013, 09:07:14 AM
^Is that what I think it is - an AGM65 Maverick being launched?
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Post by: mirth on May 03, 2013, 09:49:22 AM
Good eye, Bob!
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Post by: LongBlade on May 03, 2013, 10:12:58 AM
Yes it is, but why is a Maverick being equipped on a plane that appears to be mostly for ASW?
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Post by: mirth on May 03, 2013, 10:46:48 AM
Yes it is, but why is a Maverick being equipped on a plane that appears to be mostly for ASW?

The P-1 can be used in the ASW/ASuW role, same as our maritime patrol aircraft. I think Mavericks would be used against smaller surface ships that you might not want to waste a Harpoon on. Probably also handy in high traffic areas when you're worried about hitting civvies.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 03, 2013, 10:57:57 AM
IIRC our S-3 Vikings could fire Mavericks and Harpoons.
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Post by: LongBlade on May 03, 2013, 11:13:07 AM
Ah. Thanks!
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Post by: Windigo on May 03, 2013, 11:19:25 AM
IIRC our S-3 Vikings could fire Mavericks and Harpoons.


yup, last time I played Harpoon... many years ago, thats all I had left to blow ruskie shit up
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 03, 2013, 11:24:47 AM
IIRC our S-3 Vikings could fire Mavericks and Harpoons.

I think P-3s can too. Don't know about P-8s.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 03, 2013, 12:06:20 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/946802_329202960542483_1215804007_n.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on May 03, 2013, 12:06:50 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/486689_326350880827691_917617659_n.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on May 03, 2013, 12:07:15 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/537843_325300010932778_1645948361_n.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on May 03, 2013, 12:08:01 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/2504_312758012186978_226643496_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 03, 2013, 05:54:33 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/2504_312758012186978_226643496_n.jpg)

"Maybe he'll wander off and eat one of the ground crew and then take a nap. I really really hope so 'cause we've been up here since last night and I have to pee..."
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2013, 05:47:58 PM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/TVD7vz0_zps188eb145.jpg) (http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/TVD7vz0_zps188eb145.jpg)
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Post by: OJsDad on May 14, 2013, 06:22:19 PM
(http://1.1.1.1/bmi/www.strategic-air-command.com/aircraft/command/images/e4_NAOC.jpg)

No, it's not Air Force One.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 15, 2013, 01:03:27 PM
What the heck is that?
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Post by: mirth on May 15, 2013, 01:45:43 PM
What the heck is that?

Republic XF-12 "Rainbow"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_XF-12_Rainbow
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 15, 2013, 02:00:32 PM
Very interesting. Never heard of that one before.
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Post by: mirth on May 15, 2013, 02:03:45 PM
Very interesting. Never heard of that one before.

I hadn't either. Impressive design for the time.
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Post by: bob48 on May 15, 2013, 02:04:52 PM
Must have been great visibility with that glass nose.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 15, 2013, 02:29:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jnMJUVJ.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on May 15, 2013, 02:31:20 PM
Yes, the 'Caspian Sea Monster' is facinating and looks awesome, innit?
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Post by: mirth on May 15, 2013, 04:15:12 PM
I love that thing!

(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/3IfOoJf_zps28bd8473.jpg) (http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/3IfOoJf_zps28bd8473.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 15, 2013, 06:57:27 PM
Ekranoplan!
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 15, 2013, 09:58:22 PM
that window right below the first missile tubes must give quite the view.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 15, 2013, 10:00:05 PM
on a side note...

are those things in any version of Harpoon?
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 16, 2013, 04:34:28 AM
Here'a a page that has multiple pix of the MD-160 Lun (the version shown in the post above). Sadly, it looks like it's just sitting there, slowly decaying.

http://igor113.livejournal.com/51213.html

i don't know about Harpoon, but these are supposedly versions of the Lun or the KM (another huge Ekranoplan which was the actual vehicle that the CIA dubbed 'Caspian Sea Monster' based on mysterious satellite photos) available for FSX.

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2013, 09:00:58 AM
on a side note...

are those things in any version of Harpoon?

Ask Herman Hum in the Computer Gaming forum. He'll know. I'm willing to bet he added it to the Players Database at some point.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on May 16, 2013, 10:57:25 AM
on a side note...

are those things in any version of Harpoon?

Ask Herman Hum in the Computer Gaming forum. He'll know. I'm willing to bet he added it to the Players Database at some point.

Two excellent points.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2013, 09:05:36 PM
on a side note...

are those things in any version of Harpoon?

Ask Herman Hum in the Computer Gaming forum. He'll know. I'm willing to bet he added it to the Players Database at some point.

Two excellent points.

Okay, I asked. It is in the PlayersDB, but the one scenario it was used in is broken. However, Herman has offered to fix it.

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=988.msg143718#new (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=988.msg143718#new)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 23, 2013, 10:27:45 AM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/LFtoJsu_zpse7b2158e.jpg) (http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/Military/LFtoJsu_zpse7b2158e.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2013, 10:36:57 AM
De Havilland Hornet!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 23, 2013, 11:20:21 AM
Could be a Sea Hornet.  Looks like it may have fold-able wings, from the seam on the wing, just inside the roundel.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 23, 2013, 12:31:59 PM
The DH.103 was developed from the Mossie as a fighter. It was used in combat in Malaya against Communist insurgents in the 1950's.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 23, 2013, 12:39:53 PM
that looks like tons of fun to fly!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 23, 2013, 12:46:07 PM
I've had a look to see if there is one for FSX, but no luck as yet.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 23, 2013, 06:45:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KpBIeFV.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/KpBIeFV.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2013, 07:20:18 PM
Supermarine Spiteful.



(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/Supermarine_Spiteful.svg/750px-Supermarine_Spiteful.svg.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2013, 07:25:51 PM
BTW, Supermarine added a Nene jet engine to the Spiteful, redesigned the fuselage and tailplane, and thus was born the Supermarine Attacker:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Supermarine_Attacker.svg/593px-Supermarine_Attacker.svg.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 23, 2013, 07:35:38 PM
BTW, Supermarine added a Nene jet engine to the Spiteful, redesigned the fuselage and tailplane, and thus was born the Supermarine Attacker:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/Supermarine_Attacker.svg/593px-Supermarine_Attacker.svg.png)


Way cool!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2013, 07:49:31 PM
Here's a three-fer:

(http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx120/Staggerwing/3blackjets_zps06ca28d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 23, 2013, 07:58:33 PM
From furthest to closest - Banshee, Phantom & Pirate?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 23, 2013, 08:01:39 PM
Good call!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on May 23, 2013, 10:46:06 PM
Since LB has a pic of one of my fav planes in his signature...here's a picture from the Canso bomber crash site near Tofino, BC.  Great day, great hike, great plane...but lots of mud!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on May 23, 2013, 10:50:52 PM
and one more...yours truly (the tall one) in foreground
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 24, 2013, 04:33:46 AM
What's the story behind that accident?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on May 24, 2013, 07:06:01 AM
Since LB has a pic of one of my fav planes in his signature...here's a picture from the Canso bomber crash site near Tofino, BC.  Great day, great hike, great plane...but lots of mud!

I've always liked the look of 'em. Dunny why. They're just really cool.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on May 24, 2013, 08:55:30 AM
Airplane was based out of Tofino BC and was used to fly anti-submarine patrols to protect against possible Japanese incursion.  Just before midnight of Feb 8, 1945, and shortly after take-off, one engine lost power (likely due to failed magneto) causing the plane to lose altitude, skim some trees and finally crash.  All crew and passengers aboard (there may have been as many as eight aboard) survived with minor injuries.  I believe the crew hiked out with assistance.  At the base of the crash site, there is a large 20 foot crater (forever filled with rainwater) where salvage crew detonated the planes 4 depth charges.  Pretty much anything of interest has been stripped from the plane, but there are still pieces of tire tube and cloth fabric from the flight control surfaces that you can find on the ground.

The catalina is one of my fav WW2 planes.  Google Canso bomber Tofino for more photos. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 24, 2013, 12:56:34 PM
Since LB has a pic of one of my fav planes in his signature...here's a picture from the Canso bomber crash site near Tofino, BC.  Great day, great hike, great plane...but lots of mud!

I've always liked the look of 'em. Dunny why. They're just really cool.

I like the PBY as well, and have been lucky enough to see one a couple of times at air shows.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 24, 2013, 01:14:31 PM
air shows......   right.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 24, 2013, 02:37:00 PM
No kidding. I think the last time I saw it flying was at RAF Leuchars - late 1990's. Also the Vulcan and a Mosquito were flying. And Mrs.B talked herself into the pilots seat of a Chinook - although the buggers didn't leave the key in the ignition.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on May 24, 2013, 02:51:18 PM
About 26 surviving PBY's if Wikipingia can be trusted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_Consolidated_PBY_Catalinas
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 24, 2013, 02:53:04 PM
About 26 surviving PBY's if Wikipingia can be trusted.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_Consolidated_PBY_Catalinas

better source than your Aunt Margy
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 04, 2013, 07:50:31 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/264-tumblr_lzr7xtj67j1qm86t3o1_r1_500-b41bea06-sz500x736-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 04, 2013, 05:34:03 PM
That is a cool looking picture at that angle.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on June 04, 2013, 06:39:07 PM
That is a cool looking picture at that angle.

Agreed. The light is awesome.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on June 05, 2013, 11:49:24 AM
(http://www.wwiiaircraftphotos.com/Regia/MC202-001.jpg)

(http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/MC-202/MC-202-51S21G356SA-356-3/images/Artwork-Macchi-C.202-21G356SA-356-3-Voroscilovgrad-Russia-1943-0C.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 17, 2013, 07:40:12 AM
The start....

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/147-fire-44-17182766-sz500x331-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: TheCommandTent on June 17, 2013, 05:05:03 PM
^ Dude  8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: eyebiter on June 17, 2013, 05:32:49 PM
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_maxj6lsuNN1qm8rr9o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 19, 2013, 02:46:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/WSpQhOs.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on June 24, 2013, 11:57:02 AM
Interesting article about 1973

http://theaviationist.com/2013/06/24/iaf-f-4-vs-nk-mig21/

the Norks in the air over the Mideast
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on June 24, 2013, 01:45:22 PM
Love the look of the Israeli F-4!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2013, 04:15:47 PM
Interesting article about 1973

http://theaviationist.com/2013/06/24/iaf-f-4-vs-nk-mig21/

the Norks in the air over the Mideast

Great find, Brant!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 26, 2013, 07:49:02 AM
Netherlands F-16 flying team.....

(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/f-16-netherland-airshow-920-23.jpg)

(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/f-16-netherland-airshow-920-22.jpg)

(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/f-16-netherland-airshow-920-19.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on June 26, 2013, 07:54:36 AM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/b-52-stratofortress-cockpit-920-37.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 26, 2013, 08:00:03 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/971299_592205364157645_1426917582_n.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 27, 2013, 01:46:34 PM
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 28, 2013, 06:35:19 PM
someone lend me some money.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Sea-Harrier-FA2-Jump-Jet-/281126520805?pt=Motors_Aircraft&hash=item41747247e5
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on June 28, 2013, 07:37:04 PM
A Sea Harrier in Red Deer??!! Perhaps Windi could go scout it out for you.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 29, 2013, 09:26:07 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/b-52-stratofortress-cockpit-920-37.jpg)

this picture has been bugging me and I finally realized what it was.  the horizontal tailplanes are new.  this might not seem like a big deal but it would appear that theyre more stealthy based on the walkway outlines.  I built the model, applied the decals and have seen enough BUFF photos to remember what the traditional no walk outline was like.  those tailplanes have no 90 degree angles and theyre aysemetrical.

I shall now be running off to Israel to escape the DHS/CIA/NRO/FBI/CIA black team sent to arrest me for pointing this out.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on June 29, 2013, 09:34:42 PM
Thanks, Star. Nice knowing ya. Hopefully you spell better in Hebrew than English.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 29, 2013, 09:42:20 PM
I did my whole Bar Mitzvah in hebrew and to this day I dont know what I said.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on June 29, 2013, 09:43:46 PM
I did my whole Bar Mitzvah in hebrew and to this day I dont know what I said.

מזל טוב!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 29, 2013, 09:45:15 PM
did you just call me a infidel?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on June 29, 2013, 10:19:27 PM
Not according to Google Translate.

However, the NSA may have other ideas.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on June 30, 2013, 12:03:40 PM
Love the BUFF, but it has never been stealthy.  With all of the angles and surfaces, I don't see any way to come close to calling it stealthy. 
Using 1970s era tech, they would show up on radar screens at least as far away as Bear Ds.  With modern radar, I'd guess they would be painted strongly enough to  see them much farther away.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on July 25, 2013, 08:03:25 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/259960_246993558648376_1329690_n.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on July 25, 2013, 08:07:17 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/259960_246993558648376_1329690_n.jpg)

Nice!
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Post by: Windigo on July 25, 2013, 09:23:38 AM
(http://www.dustandrust.com/images/bestofrhinebeck/albatross_d_va_low_pass.jpg)
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Post by: TheCommandTent on July 25, 2013, 09:25:03 AM
^ That is a cool shot.
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Post by: Windigo on July 25, 2013, 09:32:54 AM
love the olde timey war planes, they run on lawn mower technology
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 25, 2013, 09:40:42 AM
it looks cool but it would scare the poo out of me to fly in one.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on July 25, 2013, 09:59:00 AM
it looks cool but it would scare the poo out of me to fly in one.

Really???

I kinda imagine you flying one of this things inverted so you could take a piss....  just saying
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 25, 2013, 10:31:49 AM
I dont fly in anything with less HP then my ceiling fan.   :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on July 25, 2013, 10:51:25 AM
love the olde timey war planes, they run on lawn mower technology

I know. Very cool stuff.

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on July 25, 2013, 11:01:43 AM
I dont fly in anything with less HP then my ceiling fan.   :)

hell look at the advantages...

if the engine quits at 10000 ft, you could fix any carburation problem, hell rebuild the sucker, and still have 2000 ft cushion
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on July 25, 2013, 01:42:41 PM
I dont fly in anything with less HP then my ceiling fan.   :)

hell look at the advantages...

if the engine quits at 10000 ft, you could fix any carburation problem, hell rebuild the sucker, and still have 2000 ft cushion

I haven't seen survival status, but I have seen pictures/reports of guys walking away from WWI fighter crashes. Those things rarely got over 100 mph. If the engine quits you just glide to a landing. I'd say your odds are better than in a faster, more modern craft.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 25, 2013, 02:00:29 PM
(http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_module/68202/01017.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on July 26, 2013, 05:49:20 AM
Reminds me of my favorite Xmas song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlf---13Q0g
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 26, 2013, 11:44:35 AM
This weekend we have the 25th Sunderland Air Show. Its just a few miles down the coast from me, so we quite often get stuff fly over.

I'll be listening and looking out for the Eurofighter, P51D, Vulcan and Dutch AH64's, plus the good 'ol PBY.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/find-things-to-do/sunderland-airshow-2013---guide-4923998
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on July 26, 2013, 11:46:37 AM
how trhe ol PBY snuck up on anything during patrol is beyond me... those suckers are louder than GDS in an airport washroom
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 11:58:32 AM
I thought they grounded the last flying Vulcan to preserve it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 26, 2013, 12:45:46 PM
They did, and I saw it on its 'last' flight (at RAF Leuchars), but its been made airworthy again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Vulcan_XH558
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 12:49:44 PM
they should keep it grounded so nothing happens to it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 26, 2013, 01:04:41 PM
To see one in flight is awesome, and they have very unique sound - the Vulcan 'howl'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhckJ9SkNbU

Edit. As I was typing that, I heard aircraft engines and looking out of the window, across the Tyne Valley, was the Red Arrows in a perfect 'V' formation. They whole formation went into a half roll before flying back towards the coast. This is the opening of the airshow, so I hope to see more stuff over the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 26, 2013, 01:16:49 PM
sweet!

driving to an airshow once in Miami I almost crashed when the highway was overflown by a B-1 at about 1000 feet.  it was in a right hand bank and as I watched it I started drifting to the right.  good thing I caught myself as I was on a rather high overpass at the time.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 26, 2013, 07:27:28 PM
how trhe ol PBY snuck up on anything during patrol is beyond me... those suckers are louder than GDS in an airport washroom


Everything with a pair of radial engines is loud and ,besides, the The PBY wasn't conducting attacks on IJN battlewagons. It was used for ASW and could carry both small torps and depth charges when armed. The subs could often hear them but a crash dive could take long enough that the PBY might still be able to get a hit. As far as surface ships go, the most lethal PBY attacks were conducted by the 'Black Cats', PBYs painted all black and used for night attacks against Japanese ships from just above wave top level.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_PBY_Catalina#Night_attack_and_naval_interdiction
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on July 26, 2013, 07:34:08 PM
Thanks, Stagger. I didn't know about the night attacks. That's cool.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on July 27, 2013, 01:44:19 AM
Thanks, Stagger. I didn't know about the night attacks. That's cool.

yes.... very

they make good fire suppression bombers too
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 28, 2013, 05:31:45 AM
This is a nice little story;

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/sunderland-international-airshow-gets-underway-5373064
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 28, 2013, 10:54:23 AM
So far, just flying over the house on the way to/from from Newcastle Airport I've seen the Lancaster and Spifire twice, and an AH64. This afternoon, oh joy-of-joys, flying very low and slow was a Fairy Swordfish - sadly I did not have the presents of mind to have a camera handy.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2013, 09:02:36 AM
the F-35  now without test markings:

(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6894/vmxu.jpg)

Two U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II aircrafts with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), conduct a training flight from Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz. to MCAS Miramar, San Diego, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2013, 09:03:14 AM
(http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/9829/nzhr.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2013, 09:07:06 AM
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4853/c5aw.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 16, 2013, 11:54:17 AM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/q71/1146742_457071741067448_1727064125_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 16, 2013, 11:57:24 AM
Looks like the 2 seater trainer and not a Schwalbe.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on August 16, 2013, 01:15:51 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/1504088515_af94024134.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: TheCommandTent on August 16, 2013, 01:30:32 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/1504088515_af94024134.jpg)


There is alot of awesomeness happening in this picture.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 16, 2013, 05:52:14 PM
Looks like the 2 seater trainer and not a Schwalbe.

The 2 seater was also the basis for the night-fighter variant.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2013, 05:54:53 PM
I always thought that cockpit just killed the graceful lines.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 16, 2013, 06:01:17 PM
You want to see jarring lines from a 2-seat variant look at the Dornier Do-335. you'll almost think that's where the inspiration for the later MiL-24 Hinds came from.


(http://www.airpages.ru/mt/do335_20.jpg)


The first one looks evil. The second one? Not so much...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on August 21, 2013, 07:31:57 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/130-sr-71-13-468a9662-sz541x812-animate.jpg?w=750&h=1125)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 21, 2013, 07:36:58 PM
The X-Jet!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 21, 2013, 07:38:37 PM
I didnt think those things could turn like that.  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 23, 2013, 05:33:57 PM
(http://www.misawa.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2013/08/130811-F-QI259-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 27, 2013, 02:28:10 PM
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/3396/huui.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 27, 2013, 05:49:41 PM
The B-One is one sexy bitch. It has a kind of Golden-Age-of-Jets style that I can only describe as "Yesterday's tomorrow".
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 27, 2013, 06:10:00 PM
the sharp eyed will note the LANTIRN pod underneath.   8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 27, 2013, 06:13:58 PM
the sharp eyed will note the LANTIRN pod underneath.   8)

So the buxom 60's scifi vixen in the body suit got herself a smart-phone. I'm ok with that anachronism.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 28, 2013, 12:02:42 PM
the sharp eyed will note the LANTIRN pod underneath.   8)

Ah! I wondered what the heck that was.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 28, 2013, 12:24:59 PM
for a closer look scroll above to the F-16 pic.  its on the right side under the intake.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 28, 2013, 12:27:06 PM
Gotchya. Ta.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Keunert on August 28, 2013, 12:36:28 PM
(http://www.mycity-military.com/imgs/111781_47329699_NAPO-Su-34-Dumb-Bomb-Drop-1S.jpg)

i am in love  :-*
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on August 28, 2013, 12:59:34 PM
Lol K,
Now you're just trolling for a comment from Star.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Keunert on August 28, 2013, 03:47:59 PM
i am not looking at planes for their character merits, it's the curvy lines i am looking at. a 17th gen armlaar radar with semi conducting milflactation erslm gives me no wood at all.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on August 28, 2013, 06:33:01 PM
If your saying the latest Russian fighters have sweet lines then yes I agree.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 29, 2013, 03:13:47 PM
I found a picture of the whole Canadian Air Force!

(http://i.imgur.com/qqMz2uR.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 29, 2013, 03:14:20 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2jTHsFU.jpg)

Quote
Canadian CF18 Hornet aircraft from 409 Squadron in Cold Lake, Alberta and Russian Su-27 aircraft from Anadyr, Russia are practicing procedures to transfer a simulated hijacked airplane from Russian to American airspace during the NORAD Exercise VIGILANT EAGLE 13 on Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo: Cpl Vicky Lefrancois, DAirPA FA2013-5100-14)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on August 29, 2013, 05:13:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2jTHsFU.jpg)

Quote
Canadian CF18 Hornet aircraft from 409 Squadron in Cold Lake, Alberta and Russian Su-27 aircraft from Anadyr, Russia are practicing procedures to transfer a simulated hijacked airplane from Russian to American airspace during the NORAD Exercise VIGILANT EAGLE 13 on Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo: Cpl Vicky Lefrancois, DAirPA FA2013-5100-14)

I was surprised there weren't vacuum cleaners involved. I figured the Russians would just shoot it down and figure it out later.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on August 29, 2013, 05:40:58 PM
In Soviet Russia, planes hijack you!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 29, 2013, 06:40:32 PM
nah, they just shoot them down...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Lines_Flight_007
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 29, 2013, 06:51:12 PM
^The VVS forgot about the 'hijack' part though.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on August 30, 2013, 08:19:29 AM
I've got to hand it to the Russians, that's a beautiful paint scheme on their jets. Probably not as effective as our solid gray schemes but beautiful nonetheless.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 30, 2013, 02:06:30 PM
from the email files:
    From the mailbag and for all my Air Force friends:
  There I was at six thousand feet over central Iraq, two hundred eighty knots and we're dropping faster than Paris Hilton's panties. It's a typical September evening in the Persian Gulf; hotter than a rectal thermometer and I'm sweating like a priest at a Cub Scout meeting.
  But that's neither here nor there. The night is moonless over Baghdad tonight, and blacker than a Steven King novel. But it's 2003, folks, and I'm sporting the latest in night-combat technology. Namely, hand-me-down night vision goggles (NVGs) thrown out by the fighter boys. Additionally, my 1962 Lockheed C-130E Hercules is equipped with an obsolete, yet, semi-effective missile warning system (MWS). The MWS conveniently makes a nice soothing tone in your headset just before the missile explodes into your airplane. Who says you can't polish a turd? At any rate, the NVGs are illuminating Baghdad International Airport like the Las Vegas Strip during a Mike Tyson fight. These NVGs are the cat's ass. But I've digressed.
  The preferred method of approach tonight is the random shallow. This tactical maneuver allows the pilot to ingress the landing zone in an unpredictable manner, thus exploiting the supposedly secured perimeter of the airfield in an attempt to avoid enemy surface-to-air-missiles and small arms fire. Personally, I wouldn't bet my pink ass on that theory but the approach is fun as hell and that's the real reason we fly it.
  We get a visual on the runway at three miles out, drop down to one thousand feet above the ground, still maintaining two hundred eighty knots. Now the fun starts. It's pilot appreciation time as I descend the mighty Herk to six hundred feet and smoothly, yet very deliberately, yank into a sixty degree left bank, turning the aircraft ninety degrees offset from runway heading. As soon as we roll out of the turn, I reverse turn to the right a full two hundred seventy degrees in order to roll out aligned with the runway. Some aeronautical genius coined this maneuver the "Ninety/ Two-Seventy." Chopping the power during the turn, I pull back on the yoke just to the point my nether regions start to sag, bleeding off energy in order to configure the pig for landing.
  "Flaps Fifty!, Landing Gear Down!, Before Landing Checklist!" I look over at the copilot and he's shaking like a cat shitting on a sheet of ice. Looking further back at the navigator, and even through the NVGs, I can clearly see the wet spot spreading around his crotch. Finally, I glance at my steely-eyed flight engineer. His eyebrows rise in unison as a grin forms on his face. I can tell he's thinking the same thing I am. "Where do we find such fine young men?" "Flaps One Hundred!" I bark at the shaking cat. Now it's all aimpoint and airspeed. Aviation 101, with the exception there's no lights, I'm on NVGs, it's Baghdad, and now tracers are starting to crisscross the black sky.
  Naturally, and not at all surprisingly, I grease the Goodyear's on brick-one of runway 33 left, bring the throttles to ground idle and then force the props to full reverse pitch. Tonight, the sound of freedom is my four Hamilton Standard propellers chewing through the thick, putrid, Baghdad air. The huge, one hundred thirty thousand pound, lumbering whisper pig comes to a lurching stop in less than two thousand feet. Let's see a Viper do that! We exit the runway to a welcoming committee of government issued Army grunts. It's time to download their beans and bullets and letters from their sweethearts, look for war booty, and of course, urinate on Saddam's home.
  Walking down the crew entry steps with my lowest-bidder, Beretta 92F, 9 millimeter strapped smartly to my side, I look around and thank God, not Allah, I'm an American and I'm on the winning team. Then I thank God I'm not in the Army.
  Knowing once again I've cheated death, I ask myself, "What in the hell am I doing in this mess?" Is it Duty, Honor, and Country? You bet your ass. Or could it possibly be for the glory, the swag, and not to mention, chicks dig the Air Medal. There's probably some truth there too. But now is not the time to derive the complexities of the superior, cerebral properties of the human portion of the
aviator-man-machine model. It is however, time to get out of this shit-hole. "Hey copilot, clean yourself up! And how's 'bout the 'Before Starting Engines Checklist."
  God, I love this job!
    - Author chooses to remain anonymous
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on August 30, 2013, 02:54:58 PM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 30, 2013, 05:22:59 PM
^ Post Sequestration A-10.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on August 31, 2013, 01:26:21 AM


Some footage of the new Russian T-50 fighters from the MAKS airshow.





And some helicopters including the Mi-28 Havoc.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 03, 2013, 12:23:17 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/user-b29-920-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 03, 2013, 12:28:11 PM
luv the tub!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 03, 2013, 12:29:51 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/user-b29-920-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 01:23:47 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/user-b29-920-6.jpg)

now thats just frikin hot!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 03, 2013, 01:52:32 PM
(http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/8/8/524801_md-Airbrush%2C%20F22%2C%20Fighter%2C%20Interceptor%2C%20Raptors%2C%20Ufo%2C%20X-com%2C%20Xcom.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 01:54:18 PM
that is an amazingly awful paint scheme.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 03, 2013, 03:22:33 PM
waaaaayyyy better than anything by hand I could do.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 03:56:36 PM
thats done by machine.

Ill leave your handy skills uncommented on.  :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 03, 2013, 04:06:15 PM
thats done by machine.

Ill leave your handy skills uncommented on.  :P

there's a reason why I have refused to visit LBs house    ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 05:00:26 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Belgium_Air_Force_General_Dynamics_(SABCA)_F-16AM_Fighting_Falcon_(401)_Lofting-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 05:00:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1o5blXl.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 03, 2013, 05:04:54 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Belgium_Air_Force_General_Dynamics_(SABCA)_F-16AM_Fighting_Falcon_(401)_Lofting-4.jpg)

Love the seat cover!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 05:06:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uod5xAD.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 03, 2013, 05:26:32 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/user-b29-920-4.jpg)

Movie trivia question: What movie had a bunch of guys flying around in a restored B-29 converted into a pirate radio station? IIRC Dennis Hopper was in it. Made in the 80's, maybe?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 06:05:08 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uod5xAD.jpg)

erection achieved!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 06:10:57 PM
^yeah that was for you specifically :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 06:18:44 PM
I may have to dump Gus then.  hes Jewish and makes my mom happy but I need to consider my feelings.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 06:20:50 PM
I know what fighter aircraft make you happy.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 06:21:49 PM
Talk to me Goosefury.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 03, 2013, 06:24:47 PM
You dudes know that Kelly McGillis now bats for the home team, don'cha?

Queue up "Take my breath away"...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 06:32:12 PM
lesbians are threesomes with no commitment issues.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 06:35:09 PM
You dudes know that Kelly McGillis now bats for the home team, don'cha?

Queue up "Take my breath away"...

So she flies with VF-69, the "Rugmunchers"?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 03, 2013, 06:53:55 PM
You dudes know that Kelly McGillis now bats for the home team, don'cha?

Queue up "Take my breath away"...

So she flies with VF-69, the "Rugmunchers"?

Escort missions, low-level passes, target hand-offs. Good to go...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 06:57:29 PM
You dudes know that Kelly McGillis now bats for the home team, don'cha?

Queue up "Take my breath away"...

So she flies with VF-69, the "Rugmunchers"?

Escort missions, low-level passes, target hand-offs. Good to go...

below the hard deck?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 03, 2013, 06:57:58 PM
Nach...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on September 03, 2013, 07:16:01 PM
Erection seat!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 03, 2013, 07:17:38 PM
I would still do some Wild Weasel with her
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 07:55:19 PM
you have enough kids and thats a SEAD plane.  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 03, 2013, 07:57:45 PM
you have enough kids and thats a SEAD plane.  ;)

Just what the world needs a genetic hybrid of disillusioned tree hugger working with the man and a hot lesbian actress ....   oh right... its been done before... nm
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2013, 08:05:10 PM
you have enough kids and thats a SEAD plane.  ;)

In this case SEAD equals Suppression of Erection and Desire
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 08:06:27 PM
Just what the world needs a genetic hybrid of disillusioned tree hugger working with the man and a hot lesbian actress ....   oh right... its been done before... nm

thank you for admitting that your agw issues.  that must have been difficult for you.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 03, 2013, 08:19:13 PM
Just what the world needs a genetic hybrid of disillusioned tree hugger working with the man and a hot lesbian actress ....   oh right... its been done before... nm

thank you for admitting that your agw issues.  that must have been difficult for you.

must you contaminate every thread?????????????????????????????? have you no boundaries??????????????????????is there no limit to these question marks??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 03, 2013, 08:41:27 PM
I suffer the same with my PitF review.
You suffer with the global warming.
neither exists but we both claim they do.   ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 04, 2013, 07:16:15 AM
Quote
Then I thank God I'm not in the Army.

Amen!

Good read.  :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 04, 2013, 08:09:34 AM
I suffer the same with my PitF review.
You suffer with the global warming.
neither exists but we both claim they do.   ;)

yours is exclusively of your making.....

the other requires a world wide global conspiracy of all scientific bodies ....

yours could be made true in a day.

the other is already true...


Denialism is not an artform, its letting your rational roommate stay locked out while your fears/biases FAP you into a brain weakened state.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Dead Horse on September 04, 2013, 08:11:02 AM
I suffer the same with my PitF review.
You suffer with the global warming.
neither exists but we both claim they do.   ;)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on September 07, 2013, 12:14:44 PM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 07, 2013, 04:01:38 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2328/1789396881_8d6d7338ce_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 07, 2013, 04:06:23 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2783/4256659363_abec6b003e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Keunert on September 08, 2013, 04:15:15 PM
^best looking US warbird in my book. and my book is da book.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 09, 2013, 09:56:59 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jK6J7o2WzM8/TpPgV3528ZI/AAAAAAAAC00/pzzEvjoQG70/s1600/People%2527s+Liberation+Army+Air+Force+J-10+Vanguard+Vigorous+Dragon+SD-10+PL-12+BVRAAM+PL-8+10+ASR+HMS+IFR+.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 10, 2013, 01:48:28 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2328/1789396881_8d6d7338ce_o.jpg)

Nice photo of the Widow Maker.... where'd you find it?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 10, 2013, 02:00:18 PM
^Reddit. They have a section called "Military Porn". Lots of cool stuff gets posted there.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 12, 2013, 10:36:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7A8nKDS.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on September 12, 2013, 10:38:50 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7A8nKDS.jpg)

Classic lines. I love that midnight blue.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 12, 2013, 10:41:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/7A8nKDS.jpg)

Ah yes... the Clunk....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2013, 04:33:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZV3bPyM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2013, 04:38:17 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/oJVGXsP.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 16, 2013, 04:45:09 PM
The Canadians had what may have been the most advanced intercepter in the world at the time but it never went into service:

(http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/ArchivedStories/Arrow03.jpg)


Notice the chase plane? The first test flight was in 1958.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 09:41:11 AM
(http://s15.postimg.org/vch0mpwkb/1020565.jpg)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on September 18, 2013, 09:50:31 AM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 10:26:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vQzOTHy.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 10:28:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9GlCjgx.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 10:30:33 AM
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4137/4898245741_638e41cfac_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 11:06:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9GlCjgx.jpg)

right there is probably more throw weight in bombs then the whole 8th AF had in 1944.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 18, 2013, 12:10:54 PM
The Canadians had what may have been the most advanced intercepter in the world at the time but it never went into service:

(http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/ArchivedStories/Arrow03.jpg)


Notice the chase plane? The first test flight was in 1958.

That's because we were ordered/arm twisted not to make it as it was direct competition for the US manufacturers.  :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 18, 2013, 12:11:31 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZV3bPyM.jpg)

Nice shot of the VooDoo.  8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 18, 2013, 03:37:26 PM
The Canadians had what may have been the most advanced intercepter in the world at the time but it never went into service:

(http://www.vintagewings.ca/Portals/0/Vintage_Stories/ArchivedStories/Arrow03.jpg)


Notice the chase plane? The first test flight was in 1958.

That's because we were ordered/arm twisted not to make it as it was direct competition for the US manufacturers.  :P

well thats one part, the one I know and put credence to is that it just cost too damn much and the american armtwister was giving us a helluva a deal to shelve the project
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 04:06:52 PM
well thats one part, the one I know and put credence to is that it just cost too damn much and our great American allies and brothers to the south were giving us a helluva a deal to for much better kit

fixed it for ya.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on September 18, 2013, 06:16:21 PM
Anyone recognize this rare sight?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 06:19:51 PM
(http://www.operationstormbook.com/diagrams/I-400%20Diagram%20B.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on September 18, 2013, 06:24:32 PM
Very good, Star.  And so fast with the visual aids.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 06:32:55 PM
well to be fair its not like there were ever a lot of Japanese aircraft subs to dig through.   ;)

for those that have kids, get them into model building.  ya learn a lot of history and shizzle!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 18, 2013, 07:22:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/TnZ2d4L.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 18, 2013, 11:02:51 PM
some Cold War goodness:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/F-15C_Tornado_IDS_DFST8901717.JPEG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 23, 2013, 06:56:18 PM
not something you see everyday:

(http://s15.postimg.org/7p8np5vqz/130919_f_ZN655_35.jpg)

Quote
A QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target from the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron flies over the Gulf of Mexico during its first unmanned flight at Tyndall Air Force Base Sept. 19. The 82nd ATRS operates the Department of Defense’s only full-scale aerial target program. The QF-16 will provide a more accurate representation of real world threats for testing and training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. J. Scott Wilcox).
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 23, 2013, 07:04:44 PM
If we use those to buzz Iranian jets over the Gulf I think we should put glow-in -the-dark plastic skeletons wearing Ray-Bans in the pilot's seats, making sure that the Iranians got a good look as the F-16s buzz them.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 24, 2013, 08:18:12 AM
If we use those to buzz Iranian jets over the Gulf I think we should put glow-in -the-dark plastic skeletons wearing Ray-Bans in the pilot's seats, making sure that the Iranians got a good look as the F-16s buzz them.

Awesome!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2013, 08:52:17 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/125-up-95-79fd9531-sz480x720-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2013, 08:55:46 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/147-spitfire-25-f7fce4f0-sz500x667-animate.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on September 30, 2013, 09:17:26 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/147-spitfire-25-f7fce4f0-sz500x667-animate.jpg)

Glorious. Something about those lines makes that era amazing.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2013, 09:28:34 AM
(http://freefreshwallpapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/awesome-aircraft-desktop-wallpaper.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2013, 09:33:38 AM
(http://rolandvb.topcities.com/aircraft/props/III_01.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2013, 09:35:29 AM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh211/wilfster/PhantomBear.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2013, 09:52:57 AM
It was indeed a beautiful plane....

(http://www.militarymodeler.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Spitfire-MK-1600x1200.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 04, 2013, 05:34:37 AM
I took about 150 shots of a B-17, B-24, and a P-51 from a 'Wings' tour back in 2010. Here's but a few of them.

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0696.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0678.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0641.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0638.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0635.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0603.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0589.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0583.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 04, 2013, 05:37:06 AM
Here's a few more:

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0579.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0562.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0558.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0551.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0550.jpg)

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0539.jpg)

Man, I love the B-17.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on October 04, 2013, 08:51:38 AM
Great pics. Thanks, Banzai.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 07, 2013, 09:22:48 AM
Great pics. Thanks, Banzai.

What LB said!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 07, 2013, 09:23:04 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/547116_10152673717888538_2080005712_n.jpg)

Royal Thai Air Force.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 09:42:55 AM
(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh211/wilfster/PhantomBear.jpg)

love this pic
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:00:47 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Russian_Air_Force_Tupolev_Tu-22M3_Beltyukov.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 07, 2013, 10:06:49 AM
a beautiful aircraft that Ive shot done by job lots.  ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:09:26 AM
a beautiful aircraft that Ive shot done by job lots.  ;D

Yeah that never gets old!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:13:24 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/r9qDFv5.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:13:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/AQNkQ48.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:15:49 AM
Another one for you, Star.

(http://i.imgur.com/XcddA.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2013, 10:28:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YPfgpRz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 07, 2013, 11:55:31 AM
Damn you Mirth!   :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 07, 2013, 11:58:11 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/Russian_Air_Force_Tupolev_Tu-22M3_Beltyukov.jpg)

Looks like it shoulda been a Thunderbird!

(http://www.dan-dare.org/FreeFun/Thunderbirds/Thunderbirds1960sAllVehicles.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2013, 10:38:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FTWOFFs.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 17, 2013, 10:39:14 AM
Happy Tomcat Thursday, Starfury!

(http://i.imgur.com/95866wf.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2013, 10:23:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/27llfmt.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2013, 10:27:11 AM
Fox One!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8054401064_8d1fd12702_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 23, 2013, 10:37:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/27llfmt.jpg)

now thats an intake!!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 23, 2013, 11:10:10 AM
Fox One!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8054401064_8d1fd12702_o.jpg)

Dude!  thats like the whole Canadistanian Air Force!!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 23, 2013, 11:15:26 AM
not quite... think we have about 80 of those bad boys operational
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2013, 11:21:05 AM
not quite... think we have about 80 of those bad boys operational

You're talking about the AIM-7s right?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2013, 11:31:13 AM
this picture would be a lot cooler if you photoshopped out the asphalt and put in some clouds instead ;D

(http://i1175.photobucket.com/albums/r624/MichaelE6/IMG_0603.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 23, 2013, 11:34:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/27llfmt.jpg)

So what's the story here?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 23, 2013, 11:38:42 AM
not quite... think we have about 80 of those bad boys operational

You're talking about the AIM-7s right?

nah... probably have 2 per plane so thats about 160   ;D

The aircraft is also furnished with AIM-9 Sidewinders, AIM-120 AMRAAM and AIM-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles. The air-to-ground missile installed in the hornet encompasses AGM-65 Maverick and CRV7 rockets.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2013, 12:52:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/27llfmt.jpg)

So what's the story here?

This one time at band camp...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 23, 2013, 05:13:29 PM
^^That's an RAF Lightening, despite it's resemblance to a Mig21 from that angle.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 23, 2013, 11:55:52 PM
^^That's an RAF Lightening, despite it's resemblance to a Mig21 from that angle.

Aha!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2013, 06:28:22 AM
^^That's an RAF Lightening, despite it's resemblance to a Mig21 from that angle.

Aha!

Sorry, I thought everyone would realize it wasn't a 21 :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on October 24, 2013, 07:50:17 AM
^^That's an RAF Lightening, despite it's resemblance to a Mig21 from that angle.

Aha!

Sorry, I thought everyone would realize it wasn't a 21 :P

Fooled me, but I'm not a plane expert.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 24, 2013, 07:58:32 AM
^^That's an RAF Lightening, despite it's resemblance to a Mig21 from that angle.

Aha!

Sorry, I thought everyone would realize it wasn't a 21 :P

thats gotta be sub sonic; look at the length of those two rods coming off of it. I am gussing the one is for aerial refueling
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2013, 09:25:37 AM
^^That's an RAF Lightening, despite it's resemblance to a Mig21 from that angle.

Aha!

Sorry, I thought everyone would realize it wasn't a 21 :P

thats gotta be sub sonic; look at the length of those two rods coming off of it. I am gussing the one is for aerial refueling

or mating.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 24, 2013, 09:26:00 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2013, 11:09:45 AM
^^That's an RAF Lightening, despite it's resemblance to a Mig21 from that angle.

Aha!

Sorry, I thought everyone would realize it wasn't a 21 :P

thats gotta be sub sonic; look at the length of those two rods coming off of it. I am gussing the one is for aerial refueling

It was most definitely supersonic, with the later models capable of Mach 2. Also was the first 'supercruise' capable fighter in the world. It was a beast of an interceptor.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 24, 2013, 11:27:24 AM
how the hell could it pull high-g with those rods coming off it?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 24, 2013, 12:19:01 PM
the front is a pitot tube and the other is a refueling probe.
I dont see whats so difficult about it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 24, 2013, 01:25:18 PM
the front is a pitot tube and the other is a refueling probe.
I dont see whats so difficult about it.

its the whole length of the refueling probe with the hard point way back of its center of mass ... still seems like a WTF to me
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 24, 2013, 02:53:17 PM
looks fairly well bolted on to me.

(http://www.whiteplanes.com/images/military/military23.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2013, 04:00:16 PM
Star, it's futile trying to explain these things to the n00bs.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 24, 2013, 05:22:59 PM
just as a comparable

(http://airrefuelingarchive.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/lockheed-f104-starfighter_13.jpg?w=800&h=536)


that Lightning musta had a solid brick airframe
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2013, 05:23:39 PM
Maybe it was reverse-engineered from Bumblebees?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 24, 2013, 06:53:30 PM
so whats with Windy and his probes.....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 24, 2013, 08:00:21 PM
so whats with Windy and his probes.....

I'm lonely ..... ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 24, 2013, 08:13:35 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2013, 08:35:05 PM
So Wone-wee..  :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 01, 2013, 06:31:31 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/pp6Jfo7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 01, 2013, 06:51:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/LHMXZ1A.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 01, 2013, 06:54:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/R0VPyVr.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on November 01, 2013, 09:23:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/R0VPyVr.jpg)

Loaded for bear, I see.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 08, 2013, 12:28:49 PM
(http://oi39.tinypic.com/2luq3j4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 08, 2013, 06:41:36 PM
One of the most beautiful aircraft ever made. Gotta love the 'Bone'.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 15, 2013, 08:12:50 AM
http://theaviationist.com/2013/11/15/mirage-2000-selfie/

(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Mirage-2000-selfie.jpg)

Quote
By David Cenciotti


Brazil operates a fleet of 12 Mirage 2000 single and two-seat fighter planes that are used for air-defense purposes.
 
The Mirages, known as “Jaguars” in the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB), were obtained from a French Air Force surplus between 2006 and 2008. They are assigned to the 1º Grupo de Defesa Aérea (1º GDA – 1st Air Defence Group), based at Annapolis, in Central-West Brazil, and they will be withdrawn from service by the end of 2013.
 
For this reason, the cool image taken by an FAB photographer from the backseat of a Mirage 2000B may be one of the last ones shot aboard the French plane.
 
The Mirage 2000 was to be replaced by the future Brazilian fighter F-X2. However, until a next generation fighter plane is selected (the procurement of a new fighter jet started at the beginning of the 2000s as F-X….), Brazil will replace the Mirages with some upgraded F-5 Tigers.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2013, 09:47:48 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/WDDP7up.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 15, 2013, 10:46:24 AM
but do you know what they are?  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on November 15, 2013, 10:49:34 AM
but do you know what they are?  ;)

ones a ruskie thingy and the other is an Interplanertary Defence Force Interceptor...     ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2013, 11:01:24 AM
but do you know what they are?  ;)

(http://i.imgflip.com/4tcqp.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 15, 2013, 11:02:18 AM
then what are they?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2013, 11:09:49 AM
then what are they?

Seriously? Sukhoi Su-24s. NATO Codename: Fencer.

I started reading guides for Cold War Era military hardware before I was a teenager.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 15, 2013, 11:15:31 AM
I know what they are Im just keepin ya honest.  ;)
its a very cool photo.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2013, 11:22:23 AM
It's also quite possibly my favorite Soviet aircraft. A remarkably modern and sophisticated design for when they initially developed it.

Makes me wish we still the Varks in service.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on November 15, 2013, 11:23:26 AM
then what are they?

Seriously? Sukhoi Su-24s. NATO Codename: Fencer.

I started reading guides for Cold War Era military hardware before I was a teenager.

listen... if you can't play 'the game' without getting the rules spelled out for you (thus disqualifying you from 'the game') and getting huffy about it ... go visit Azz
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2013, 11:25:19 AM
then what are they?

Seriously? Sukhoi Su-24s. NATO Codename: Fencer.

I started reading guides for Cold War Era military hardware before I was a teenager.

listen... if you can't play 'the game' without getting the rules spelled out for you (thus disqualifying you from 'the game') and getting huffy about it ... go visit Azz

Are you off your meds, Methuselah?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on November 15, 2013, 11:28:05 AM
Was there ever any doubt?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on November 15, 2013, 11:31:53 AM
then what are they?

Seriously? Sukhoi Su-24s. NATO Codename: Fencer.

I started reading guides for Cold War Era military hardware before I was a teenager.

listen... if you can't play 'the game' without getting the rules spelled out for you (thus disqualifying you from 'the game') and getting huffy about it ... go visit Azz

Are you off your meds, Methuselah?

never even heard of that one... is it like the raloxifene you've been taking?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on November 15, 2013, 11:33:02 AM
Was there ever any doubt?

or maybe its the raloxifene that LB puts in his customized Aveeno
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 15, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Strike Eagle are more versatile IMHO.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2013, 11:42:11 AM
Strike Eagle are more versatile IMHO.

True. I did like the Vark though.

We are better off having just a few multi-role types than a bunch of specialized aircraft, but do miss some of the sexy ones.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on November 16, 2013, 07:04:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4giFvGH.gif)

nice little gif at takeoff. As you can see while accelerating, there's a little  right wing dip ... typical torque steering from a front wheel drive .... ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 16, 2013, 08:03:17 PM
thats just a crazy maneuverable plane.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on November 16, 2013, 08:05:10 PM
thats just a crazy maneuverable plane.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on November 22, 2013, 09:29:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/4giFvGH.gif)

nice little gif at takeoff. As you can see while accelerating, there's a little  right wing dip ... typical torque steering from a front wheel drive .... ::)

Is that really from stop? The wheels are off the ground in under 1 second.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on November 24, 2013, 11:33:24 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/232-p-38-s.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 25, 2013, 05:52:15 AM
(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/F-313.jpg)

Quote
Earlier this year Iran unveiled the Qaher F-313 stealth fighter jet ”one of the most sophisticated fighter jets in the world,” according to Tehran.

Even if Iranian media outlets published articles that listed the aircraft’s top features, based on the first (and only) images released on Feb. 2, 2013, we explained that the Qaher would never fly unless it was extensively modified and improved.

No more images of the F-313 have been released since then, until a new photo (taken by a user nicknamed “Iranian Spotters”) has emerged on Pakistan Defense forum, an image that allegedly shows the Qaher being moved to be prepared for taxi tests.

The new image (possibly partly photoshopped, based on some suspect blurry details on the tails and elsewhere) doesn’t add much to what we have already seen: the aircraft is probably the same (mock-up) plane showcased on Feb. 2.

http://theaviationist.com/2013/11/23/f-313-new-photo/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 25, 2013, 06:11:10 AM
the plane is a mockup.  the last photos I saw couldnt even fit a pilot in the cockpit and certain panels looked like duct tape.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on November 28, 2013, 09:08:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/by6iOoZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 28, 2013, 04:52:07 PM
^KLu, Baby!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 28, 2013, 04:55:50 PM
the plane is a mockup.  the last photos I saw couldnt even fit a pilot in the cockpit and certain panels looked like duct tape.

Not to mention the strap-down technique shown by the guys hauling that 'priceless stealth aircraft' is just top notch.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2013, 07:59:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/xJNSket.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 29, 2013, 08:07:19 AM
very nice.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 29, 2013, 08:16:56 AM
Always loved the Draken.
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Post by: eyebiter on November 29, 2013, 11:16:07 PM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on November 30, 2013, 08:11:32 AM
The rhino was a great plane.  Lots of design problems, but those two massive engines made up for a lot.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 01, 2013, 07:01:28 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FtnfmPZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 01, 2013, 07:13:43 AM
Sukhoi PAK FA!

That is a sharp looking plane. Hopefully the Rooskies don't build enough to export any and keep the design data on Chinese-proof servers.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 01, 2013, 07:25:45 AM
Sukhoi PAK FA!

That is a sharp looking plane. Hopefully the Rooskies don't build enough to export any and keep the design data on Chinese-proof servers.

I'll be worried if they do something about those engines. For now they're killing the stealthiness.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 01, 2013, 05:21:14 PM
when you get down to it, thats a 4.75 aircraft.  not even close to a 5th gen F-22 type.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 01, 2013, 05:44:45 PM
Still bad news for our allies if it goes after their 4th gen airframes.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 01, 2013, 05:51:40 PM
the Russians cant even afford their own Su-37s.  interesting technical exercise but nothing thats going on patrol ever.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 01, 2013, 05:52:16 PM
Unless they get cash customers.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 01, 2013, 05:52:51 PM
where are the customers for this:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b4/Sukhoi_Su-47_Berkut_(S-37)_in_2001.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 01, 2013, 05:56:33 PM
testbed. We didn't field/sell too many X-29s either now did we?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 01, 2013, 06:14:52 PM
oh, they wanted to buy and sell Berkuts.  they were already weapon capable whereas the x-29 never was.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on December 02, 2013, 08:29:15 PM
(http://tinyurl.com/n8m4r5r)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 04, 2013, 10:06:36 PM
its a big one!!!

A group of F-15E Strike Eagles taxi, following a combat mission during Blue Flag exercise on Uvda Air Force Base, Israel, Nov. 26, 2013. Aircraft from the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, deployed to participate in the exercise, where they engaged multiple heavy air defense assets, ground base targets and simulated opposition forces to meet combined operations requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Lee Osberry/Released)

(http://www.lakenheath.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2013/12/131126-F-RP755-951.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 04, 2013, 10:10:12 PM
and one for Toonces:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 29, 2013) Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Bill Pennington Jr. takes off on a P-8A Poseidon No. 429 aircraft from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Nov. 29. The take-off represents the squadron's historic first operational deployment of the Poseidon within the Navy's maritime patrol and reconnaissance community. (U.S. Navy photo by Clark Pierce/Released)

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/131129-N-ZZ999-017.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2013, 06:45:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4VPKsfK.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2013, 06:46:19 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/11221190595_5e8bf80ce4_c.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/11221190595_5e8bf80ce4_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 05, 2013, 08:29:32 PM
whats with you and the commie stuff?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 05, 2013, 08:41:14 PM
The last pic is an F-18 doofus.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on December 05, 2013, 09:33:58 PM
The last pic is an F-18 doofus.

... doing 'walk like an Egyptian'
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 06, 2013, 06:40:31 AM
strange looking F-18.  ???

(http://i.imgur.com/4VPKsfK.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2013, 07:26:16 AM
strange looking F-18.  ???

(http://i.imgur.com/4VPKsfK.jpg)

I said the last pic was an F-18, not the Backfire. Do try to read the posts :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 06, 2013, 07:48:38 AM
then do try to understand the context on my questions.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2013, 07:58:14 AM
did you go to sleep last night grumpy pants?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on December 06, 2013, 08:24:23 AM
did you go to sleep last night grumpy pants?

yes... but his hand was too tired
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2013, 11:21:56 AM
(http://i.minus.com/itOAktlyuV0fT.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on December 06, 2013, 12:14:24 PM
(http://i.minus.com/itOAktlyuV0fT.jpg)

Sweet!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on December 06, 2013, 12:15:22 PM
SE5a's ?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 06, 2013, 12:22:36 PM
SE5a's ?

Bristol F2Bs

http://www.flickr.com/photos/australian-war-memorial/3288870174/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on December 06, 2013, 12:23:28 PM
Ta.
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Post by: eyebiter on December 17, 2013, 11:32:26 AM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 05:04:42 PM
Straight out of Red Storm Rising...

(http://i.imgur.com/2CEI9cy.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 17, 2013, 05:09:34 PM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/8/5/1863582.jpg)

I saw this monster take off from IAH when I worked there...it was amazing it could get in the air!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2013, 05:17:26 PM
You should see the AN 225, the version that the Sovs built to schlep around their Space Shuttleski, the Buran. That thing must touch down in one postal zone and finally come to a stop in another.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/15/An-225_Mriya.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 05:19:09 PM
(http://airwar.ru/image/idop/xplane/e8/e8-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 05:20:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bKBvnE8.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2013, 05:23:00 PM
IAF!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 17, 2013, 05:25:31 PM
You should see the AN 225, the version that the Sovs built to schlep around their Space Shuttleski, the Buran. That thing must touch down in one postal zone and finally come to a stop in another.


Maybe it was a 225 I saw, then, and not the 124. It was a while ago, but it stopped all of us in our tracks to watch it take off. Either way, this 225 is pretty incredible too.

I like the Guppy (Super Guppy?), also...saw one at an airshow here a few years back. Amazed me as a kid that it could get up into the air at all.

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/8/6/3/1597368.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2013, 05:27:11 PM
^It's the Brain Bug!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 17, 2013, 05:32:37 PM
Exactly. I can almost see the proboscis coming out of its head and killing bad acting in its tracks.  8)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 17, 2013, 05:39:04 PM
You should see the AN 225, the version that the Sovs built to schlep around their Space Shuttleski, the Buran. That thing must touch down in one postal zone and finally come to a stop in another.


Maybe it was a 225 I saw, then, and not the 124. It was a while ago, but it stopped all of us in our tracks to watch it take off. Either way, this 225 is pretty incredible too.

I like the Guppy (Super Guppy?), also...saw one at an airshow here a few years back. Amazed me as a kid that it could get up into the air at all.

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/8/6/3/1597368.jpg)

The wife and I got to climb inside the guppy a couple years ago in El Paso.  It's the weirdest looking flying object out there.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 18, 2013, 07:02:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YXzQniE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 18, 2013, 07:15:13 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YXzQniE.jpg)

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/contello/36841378/362809/362809_original.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 18, 2013, 07:17:25 PM
^you win!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 18, 2013, 07:27:25 PM
Sorry. First thing I thought of. My mind doesn't work quite right.

Anyway, back on topic.

I like the Ho-229; I loved playing this plane in "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe."

(http://www.starfiretor.com/FEP/BPoilPix/HortonHo229bFlyingWingWWIIera.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 22, 2013, 07:07:15 AM
(http://sdelanounas.ru/i/c/z/a/f_czAwMi5yYWRpa2FsLnJ1L2kxOTkvMTMxMi83Mi9lZmU5YzZiM2E0MTQuanBnP19faWQ9NDQzOTI=.jpeg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 22, 2013, 09:12:19 AM
Polar Bear?
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Post by: eyebiter on December 22, 2013, 11:14:09 AM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 23, 2013, 05:36:43 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/562019_700947713271716_179100706_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on December 23, 2013, 08:42:07 AM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/562019_700947713271716_179100706_n.jpg)

I guess they could put a pumpkin on the end of that refueling rod and enter that into the next Pumpkin Chunkin' contest.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on December 23, 2013, 12:50:34 PM
(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/562019_700947713271716_179100706_n.jpg)

totally wins the 2013 WTF? award
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 23, 2013, 02:11:59 PM
Point defence idea in case of nuked runways.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: LongBlade on December 23, 2013, 02:17:33 PM
Point defence idea in case of nuked runways.

Kinda a one way trip.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 23, 2013, 09:07:44 PM
if nukes are flying landing is the least of your issues.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 23, 2013, 09:09:36 PM
The most amazing thing about that picture is that I think I see an actual helmet in the cockpit.  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 23, 2013, 09:44:31 PM
oh that wasnt a mock up.

(http://www.airvectors.net/avzel_4.jpg)

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii120/Duggy009/F-100D-zero-launch-1.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/F-100_zero-length-launch_trial.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on December 23, 2013, 11:06:31 PM
Now I know why and how Star got to be... 'Special'
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 24, 2013, 05:06:24 AM
I figured it wasn't a mock-up. I just didn't think they would test it with a real live human unless there was an actual war on...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 27, 2013, 08:18:01 AM
Excellent vid of MIG-31s in flight:

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 27, 2013, 08:21:11 AM
And an awesome photo collection of the F-20 Tigershark:

http://imgur.com/a/hOUgj#TgsrTGz (http://imgur.com/a/hOUgj#TgsrTGz)

A sample:

(http://i.imgur.com/giQ5T5G.jpg)


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on December 31, 2013, 06:16:21 PM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/04/galacticacar2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 31, 2013, 06:19:12 PM
^That is quite literally awesome. Still, can it Vector in Forward Flight?
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Post by: eyebiter on January 07, 2014, 08:37:33 AM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 07, 2014, 10:30:53 AM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2010/04/galacticacar2.jpg)

Frakkin Starbuck! Always landing in the handicap spots!  >:(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 07, 2014, 02:21:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/42P2Xnb.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 07, 2014, 02:27:47 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/F-14A_Tomcat_flying_against_a_green_sunset.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on January 07, 2014, 02:31:36 PM
+1 for Mirth and the F-16XLs. That was a nice plane they should have kept working on for CAS.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 07, 2014, 05:45:40 PM
That's the 'Cranked Falcon', isn't it?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 07, 2014, 06:41:54 PM
yup.  GD's entry into the strike fighter competition which the F-15e eventually won.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 08, 2014, 08:00:10 AM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/542/ynpm.jpg)

 Lockheed Martin maintainers complete preflight checks on the Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning II prior to a sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The RNLAF completed their first joint strike fighter flying sortie Dec. 18. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 08, 2014, 08:21:11 AM
Man, the F-35 is such an ugly plane. I guess it gets the job done, though.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 08, 2014, 01:24:03 PM
Man, the F-35 is such an ugly plane. I guess it gets the job done, though.

(http://www.pbase.com/image/43257724/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on January 08, 2014, 01:34:01 PM
Man, the F-35 is such an ugly plane. I guess it gets the job done, though.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cf/A-10_Thunderbolt_II_In-flight-2.jpg/1280px-A-10_Thunderbolt_II_In-flight-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 08, 2014, 01:41:59 PM
@bart,

that response of your is soooo 2013/another thread    ;)   :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 08, 2014, 01:52:31 PM
The A-10 is not ugly!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on January 08, 2014, 01:57:11 PM
The P47C Razorback is ugly too?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 08, 2014, 02:00:10 PM
The A-10 is not ugly!

Amen!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2014, 10:18:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zCGKCNO.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 09, 2014, 03:00:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/OFRw2b6.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2014, 04:39:52 PM
^Awesome, Windi.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 09, 2014, 05:11:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zCGKCNO.jpg)

F3H Demon- the Phantom's pappy!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 09, 2014, 05:29:31 PM
^Awesome, Windi.

there's a whole shitload of lift going on it that pic
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 10, 2014, 10:15:04 PM
Can anyone spot the interesting detail on this one?

(http://tinyurl.com/mzhgjcc)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 10, 2014, 10:29:20 PM
the famous toilet bomb.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/A-1H_VA-25_CVA-41bomb.jpg)

you can actually buy that as an aftermarket part for modeling.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 11, 2014, 05:02:12 AM
You gotta love the Spad.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 11, 2014, 07:12:13 AM
 ;D

(http://www.brengun.cz/photos/catalog/BRL48040-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 11, 2014, 10:15:08 PM
Hehe, cute.  Definitely not money down the drain! :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 12, 2014, 04:06:23 AM
All cisterns go!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 12, 2014, 05:28:24 AM
Best seat in the house.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 12, 2014, 05:33:29 AM
You're looking a bit flushed.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 12, 2014, 06:15:07 AM
Drained, even...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Keunert on January 12, 2014, 02:36:19 PM
sort of a plane

(http://www.zeroplayer.com/images/mhiab.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2014, 10:38:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/lvdFycW.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 13, 2014, 10:41:27 AM
(http://test2.fiddlersgreen.net/aircraft/Nieuport-28/IMAGES/Nieuport-28-landing.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 13, 2014, 04:06:09 PM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ePTCeCTBdlY/T06UmSb9TDI/AAAAAAAAAyA/kymuxyFTStw/s1600/plane.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 13, 2014, 04:48:04 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7e/Intersecting_planes.svg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2014, 04:56:14 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/27/Great_Plains_Nebraska_USA1.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 13, 2014, 04:59:56 PM
(http://amerika108.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/1058.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 05:55:57 PM
(http://www.ras.ucalgary.ca/IGPS/igps_sky.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 13, 2014, 07:31:37 PM
Awww yu guys are not vewy fwunny
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2014, 07:53:44 PM
we're not very funny, we're outrageously funny!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 14, 2014, 06:14:55 AM
(http://amerika108.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/1058.jpg)

THAT is funny.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 15, 2014, 07:48:08 AM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53976000/jpg/_53976191_yeovilton_841.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on January 15, 2014, 07:53:48 AM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53976000/jpg/_53976191_yeovilton_841.jpg)

The Vulcan is a great old plane. These flew at 100 ft over my head when I was a kid in Goose Bay, Labrador. The terrain around there apparently resembled terrain in Russia....
Man were they loud.....  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 15, 2014, 07:56:58 AM
Some Vulcans flew over my head too, here in Nova Scotia.  But they were too high up to hear.  They were heading south, far south to visit some Argentinians.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 15, 2014, 08:10:56 AM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/53976000/jpg/_53976191_yeovilton_841.jpg)

Great pic!

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 15, 2014, 08:15:13 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/F-14-vf-84.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 15, 2014, 08:23:38 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 15, 2014, 08:51:14 AM
:'(

+1
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 15, 2014, 10:07:38 AM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140113-N-IG780-087.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 15, 2014, 10:09:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9YxxFty.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 15, 2014, 10:11:13 AM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/6/7/2374766.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 15, 2014, 10:13:59 PM
US Navy F-18 on the De Gaulle:

(http://i.imgur.com/6Fkq9QL.jpg)

and some Rafales on the Truman:

(http://i.imgur.com/w3Fsc0c.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 15, 2014, 10:15:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ojoOtNt.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 16, 2014, 10:30:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rmtFo60.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 16, 2014, 10:33:36 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/CF-104_Starfighters_of_417_Sqn_in_flight_near_Cold_Lake_1976.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 16, 2014, 10:52:16 AM
^ Starfighters?

I used to draw those all the time when I was in elementary school. No idea why I was so fascinated with that particular plane.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 16, 2014, 12:49:39 PM
^ Starfighters?

I used to draw those all the time when I was in elementary school. No idea why I was so fascinated with that particular plane.

Because it was awesome. A rocket with wings!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 16, 2014, 04:57:11 PM
^ Starfighters?

I used to draw those all the time when I was in elementary school. No idea why I was so fascinated with that particular plane.

Because it was awesome. A rocket with wings!

Pretty apt description- It was also know as a Widow Maker due to high landing speed and teeny-tiny wings. Both the KLu and Luftwaffe lost a number of Starfighters and also pilots to the plane's unforgiving flight envelope.


EDIT: Also, IIRC, the Starfighter is the only true supersonic production aircraft that did not have swept wings.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2014, 06:30:55 PM
it didnt have swept back wings but the leading edge was swept.  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 16, 2014, 07:09:16 PM
That was pretty much the case with every jet built since the dawn of the jet age- none of them had a leading edge perpendicular to their fuselage centerline axis. The Starfighter's wing is a trapezoid.

EDIT: The U2 comes close though...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on January 17, 2014, 06:43:40 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KfkKvbQIHIU/TzX7R-i9IWI/AAAAAAAA9ag/Wf1eKtRv6d4/s640/00001f16_medium.jpeg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 17, 2014, 07:15:58 PM
Syrian MiG. Slightly used...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 17, 2014, 07:29:38 PM
thats how I like to see Migs.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 18, 2014, 09:29:54 AM
when you see it.  ;D

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/Scorchi0/F4zapped_zps8d5fccc7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 18, 2014, 09:37:37 AM
when you see it.  ;D

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/Scorchi0/F4zapped_zps8d5fccc7.jpg)

If it's not a 'shopped BSG homage then I'm guessing the closest F4 has a 'guest' pilot.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 18, 2014, 09:47:26 AM
more likea guest F-4:

(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/Scorchi0/USMarinePhantomRNcolours06ontowaistcat_zps1e7ae503.jpg)

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee65/Scorchi0/USMarinePhantomRNcolours06ontowaistcat_zps1e7ae503.jpg
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 18, 2014, 10:07:06 AM
Is there more to the story? They would have to have repainted the entire aircraft darker grey and those markings are pretty sharp for a quicky gag-picture. Did the US phantom actually operate off the RN CV for a while?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 18, 2014, 10:19:13 AM
its the same thing as the pictures of the Rafales operating of the Truman.  arresting and launch kit is common across NATO/France aircraft.  the Brits probably just repainted the Colonial bit while in the second photo the Marines added the tail markings.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 18, 2014, 10:53:44 AM
Actually, on closer examination, the phantoms in the two pictures are different airframes. The RN types in the 1st pic have the modified vertical stabilizers with upgraded RWR unit and the Marine example on the flight deck (as well as the RN examples in the back) have the US standard fin. the 1st picture must have been taken much later after the change to the Marconi RWR. US and RAF Phantoms were never fitted with them, just the RN types.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2014, 12:41:19 PM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/4/2/2356242.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 18, 2014, 12:49:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cqSRqLa.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 18, 2014, 01:19:24 PM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/2/4/2/2356242.jpg)

Gotta love those takeoff/landing intake vents on top of the regular ones. The MiG designers obviously planned for chickens on the runways of some of their customers.  :D

Who's insignia is that anyway?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 18, 2014, 01:29:40 PM
Slovakian Air Force and the vents were for grass/rough field operations.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 18, 2014, 01:51:57 PM
Thanks for clarification on the insignia. The vents I know about. There are doors on the main lower intakes that close during takeoff.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 21, 2014, 10:26:20 AM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/DN-SD-07-00030.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 22, 2014, 10:21:40 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/24/8ess.jpg)

An F-102A Delta Dagger static display stands in Heritage Park at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson as a reminder of its service here. The F-102A was considered a high-tech upgrade over the fighter jet it replaced, the F-89 Scorpion. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 27, 2014, 02:33:20 PM
(http://tinyurl.com/oocbwlg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 27, 2014, 02:42:53 PM
Always loved the Buccaneer!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 27, 2014, 03:05:21 PM
I've recently had the pleasure of working with two former RAF helo pilots (Wessex & Merlin). They were stationed in Cyprus aound the bad times in Beirut and had to fly out UK nationals from there.  The Brits also sent a few Buccs to fly through (not over) Beirut back in the early 80's in order to send a message.  From the stories I've heard, this was quite an impressive feat (the planning going into that and not crashing into buildings (or each other)).  Not to mention how that must have sounded on the ground.

Was just looking at some of the Navy  Buccs attempting landings on Ark Royal back in the day.  That was a big beast.

Another story I heard was before they replaced it, they tried to mixing 1 engine from the Bucc and 1 engine from the Tornado.  The pilots said it was a fantastic improvement in power and handling.  However, I guess the Bucc had had its day. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 27, 2014, 03:18:48 PM
Try reading 'Phoenix Squadron', its absolutely superb.
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on January 28, 2014, 07:59:31 PM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:05:37 PM
my personal belief is that they never went forward with that because having a dedicated weapons officer would be to unfair.  ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:07:37 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/62/Thunderbolt_-_Formation.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:08:31 PM
from DS:
 ;D
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/A-10_Thunderbolt_II_Kills.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:11:10 PM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/9/2/9/1077929.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:12:10 PM
what is with you and the commie shit?
its not even a good plane.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:16:06 PM
No, but it's a cool pic.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:20:05 PM
Another for Comrade Starfury  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/v25O64D.jpg)


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:24:38 PM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/1/2/2383211.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:26:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jkMbush.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:27:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/KQc2zIK.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:30:15 PM
No, but it's a cool pic.

it looks like a flying blue broken dildo.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:30:56 PM
No, but it's a cool pic.

it looks like a flying blue broken dildo.

What's your objection then?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2014, 08:33:06 PM
it could be Windys.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:33:57 PM
it could be Windys.

okay. now I regret posting the pic.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2014, 08:34:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DkcjVP9.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 28, 2014, 08:59:05 PM
it could be Windys.

no need.. I get off on 57 chevys and screamin' guitar
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on January 29, 2014, 04:41:53 AM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 29, 2014, 05:28:35 AM
Canberra!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 29, 2014, 05:30:02 AM
It is (I think) but was it not called something else in the USAF?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 29, 2014, 05:33:25 AM
The other name was the Intruder (or Night Intruder, depending on version).
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 29, 2014, 05:44:35 AM
I've read some good stuff about Australian Canberra's being very good at precision low-level bombing in 'Nam.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 29, 2014, 04:08:21 PM
(http://static.environmentalgraffiti.com/sites/default/files/images/XB-35.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 29, 2014, 04:46:59 PM
(http://www.zap16.com/zapp/wp-content/gallery/luftwaffe-museum/imgp8275-ua106-fairey-gannet-as4.jpg)

Talk about short and stubby :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 29, 2014, 04:47:51 PM
(http://static.environmentalgraffiti.com/sites/default/files/images/XB-35.jpg)

I always keep thinking this was in the old War of the Worlds movie - but that's another 'flying wing'.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 29, 2014, 04:58:32 PM
A clip of the YB-49 (a jet conversion of the YB-35 above) was used in the 1950's version, IIRC.:

(http://www.nurflugel.com/Nurflugel/Northrop/yb-49/yrb-49_flight_2.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 29, 2014, 08:33:10 PM
(http://www.zap16.com/zapp/wp-content/gallery/luftwaffe-museum/imgp8275-ua106-fairey-gannet-as4.jpg)

Talk about short and stubby :)

why does Star come to mind?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 29, 2014, 09:07:51 PM
because both me and that plane are to big for your mouth.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 30, 2014, 05:10:30 AM
Ladies and fellow Grogs, I present to you a small ballad to highlight this event between Star & Windy (in good spirited jest, no harm intended).  To be sung in the fashion of Gordon Lightfoot's "The Edmund Fitzgerald"  Please enjoy!

The legend lives on at the Grog-nadi fo-rum
of the Big Two they named Star & Windy
The two they say never would give way-ay!
Both with big packages and brimming fumes of hot-air
Global warming folks might well find their holy grail right the-re!
And we all hoped for a few more fixed-wing pin-ups
But then the gales of Star & Windy came early!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2014, 05:27:39 AM
Ladies and fellow Grogs, I present to you a small ballad to highlight this event between Star & Windy (in good spirited jest, no harm intended).  To be sung in the fashion of Gordon Lightfoot's "The Edmund Fitzgerald"  Please enjoy!

The legend lives on at the Grog-nadi fo-rum
of the Big Two they named Star & Windy
The two they say never would give way-ay!
Both with big packages and brimming fumes of hot-air
Global warming folks might well find their holy grail right the-re!
And we all hoped for a few more fixed-wing pin-ups
But then the gales of Star & Windy came early!


beautiful
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 30, 2014, 09:11:05 AM
Brought a tear to my eye........
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 30, 2014, 09:12:33 AM
that was really awesome....   :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 30, 2014, 10:18:22 AM
That was full of more gooderness.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 30, 2014, 02:34:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/on6lhLJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 30, 2014, 05:42:24 PM
^Fokker T-V Bomber in wartime plumage.

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 30, 2014, 06:22:31 PM
and the first Red Flag of 2014 is underway!

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/191/vsuv.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/43/t478.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/843/fad6.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/34/ks0j.jpg)

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/1600x1200q90/32/jl6d.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on January 30, 2014, 10:53:50 PM
^Fokker T-V Bomber in wartime plumage.

you peeked!!!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 31, 2014, 04:20:52 AM
I was born in the country it was built in. Duh.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2014, 10:25:37 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/A-10A_Idaho_ANG_over_Sawtooth_Range_Feb_2009.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2014, 10:26:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/fzbqXrK.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 31, 2014, 10:28:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Wd9KGfA.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on January 31, 2014, 11:37:24 AM
Kenny?

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/the-dar-710.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 31, 2014, 06:55:39 PM
Is that his Alpine villa back there?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 31, 2014, 07:22:44 PM
That a-10 shot is sweet!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on February 01, 2014, 05:25:59 AM
^Yes it is. Would make a smashing framed wall picture.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 05:34:41 AM
That a-10 shot is sweet!

thought you would like
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 01, 2014, 05:48:08 AM
There's a retired A-10 at the New England Air Museum that's pretty impressive. You can see that Avenger muzzle up close and it is enormous.

http://www.neam.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&layout=edit&id=896

Check the rest of the website out. They have some cool stuff there and And I highly recommend a visit if you live within a few hours' drive of Bradley Int'l Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: TheCommandTent on February 01, 2014, 06:21:11 AM
That a-10 shot is sweet!

It is now my desktop background!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 02:24:56 PM
Russian Tomcats

(http://i.imgur.com/R1yl8hA.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 02:25:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/bAZRcmt.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 01, 2014, 02:32:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BEZb6y2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 01, 2014, 05:13:12 PM
heres some trivia for ya:

Dragon was the symbol of Chinese Emperor, it never allowed using this design by others including nations around China.
That is to say, China was the center for all things.

Accordingly, the Emperors of nations around China were sensitive to this, they settled that reducing the number of claws.
China : five claws (five fingers).
Korea : four claws (four fingers).
Japan : three claws (three fingers).
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 06, 2014, 04:51:16 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/uDfRsWE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on February 06, 2014, 04:58:07 PM
Nuke powered B-36 and a heavily modified B-29 or B-50 to be particular. Nice picture.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 06, 2014, 07:50:40 PM
It wasn't actually Nuke powered, it had a working reactor installed so they could test shielding in flight. The reactor wasn't hooked up to anything. Actually propelling the beast was a next but far off step. Many plans for ways to get the reactor output were explored but before a prototype was built somebody remembered that a big honking rocket could carry a nuke payload and was much cheaper. The reason the USAF wanted nuclear-powered  a/c was so they could perma-loiter with intent just outside enemy airspace, allowing them to go in to said airspace at a moment's notice. An ICBM fits that bill as well. It just does it's loitering a bit farther away.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2014, 09:54:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/K0EtRsr.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2014, 09:55:58 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/YT37nth.jpg)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on February 10, 2014, 05:07:20 AM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on February 10, 2014, 06:31:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bAZRcmt.jpg?1)

Now THAT is awesome.  8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2014, 01:44:02 PM
more Red Flag 14-1

(http://s27.postimg.org/xppar2tvn/12425304375_3129e3c8a2_b.jpg)

(http://s11.postimg.org/lv4u7kob7/12423197495_17682a2b93_b.jpg)

(http://s7.postimg.org/89wnlk917/140204_F_MF020_159.jpg)

(http://s29.postimg.org/d3kanb6c7/140206_F_YJ424_116.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on February 13, 2014, 03:46:44 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/45156196_zps7e621d3a.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on February 13, 2014, 03:49:35 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/097680_zps8dca852d.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 13, 2014, 04:37:05 PM
Bear tracks
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2014, 10:36:54 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vQsDD0r.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2014, 11:52:03 AM
Awesome.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on February 14, 2014, 05:28:03 PM
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads/lightningf1_splash_up1.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2014, 05:36:04 PM
That thing was a damn fast beast for it's time. Mach 2 and 1st in the world to be supercruise capable.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 14, 2014, 05:39:19 PM
MOOOOOOR Red Flag 14-1

(http://s28.postimg.org/pny62c35p/12497770445_b8776664e5_k.jpg)

(http://s14.postimg.org/sypumqxtd/12497850873_4fa297a5d6_b.jpg)

(http://s27.postimg.org/aod7o0hrn/12498229724_310ec2ac27_b.jpg)

(http://s12.postimg.org/pp8eamxml/1166965_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 14, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
and for my mates across the pond a cracking good bit o history boyo!
100 years!

(http://i.imgur.com/WppSMjx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RUEOZgK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RUR4UC6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/V4spNCH.jpg)


so lets recap that:
British fighter pilots
100 year squadron birthday
spending 6 weeks in Vegas

what could go wrong?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2014, 06:25:52 PM
Those Eurofighter Typhoons really do look sharp. Do the RAF pilots refer to them as 'Tiffys' (as their predecessors did the Hawker typhoon) by any chance?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on February 15, 2014, 06:48:58 AM
Nice one Star  :) :) :)
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Post by: Barthheart on February 18, 2014, 11:43:17 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/az-boneyard.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 18, 2014, 09:52:28 PM
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/large/25433161.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 19, 2014, 04:52:16 AM
Ouch! WTH happened? Emergency landing or just badly overshot the runway?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 19, 2014, 06:54:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/RLRkqcp.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 19, 2014, 07:11:58 PM
^There's something we won't be seeing again. :(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 19, 2014, 08:20:30 PM
why do you make me cry Mirth?   :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2014, 07:45:09 AM
why do you make me cry Mirth?   :'(

It will be okay. Now go watch Top Gun.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on February 20, 2014, 08:05:40 AM
JATO in action....

(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/daily_gifdump_558_01.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 20, 2014, 04:54:51 PM
^ Good for getting tons of gold bullion out of your last regional capital when the Ministry buildings have fallen and all you have is a short runway with a rebel BMP2 rolling up to the other end...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2014, 05:51:22 PM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/3/7/1732731.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 20, 2014, 06:02:56 PM
Sorry Star...

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060310-N-6410T-019.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2014, 09:39:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Vpat0Ec.jpg?2)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 22, 2014, 02:29:04 PM
Those guys in the chase plane are having fun.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on February 24, 2014, 03:14:02 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/lightingwingoversillouette_zps7560575f.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on February 24, 2014, 03:55:36 PM
@jack,
one of the coolest model airplanes I ever built
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on February 25, 2014, 01:38:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8eos2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:47:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cwATTzU.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 26, 2014, 05:51:45 PM
Wasn't there some obscure sim based around that aircraft? Damn… what the hel was it again?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 05:56:12 PM
I can't think of it either. It was a minor success as I recall.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 26, 2014, 06:27:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ex3vywB.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 01, 2014, 06:53:50 AM
(http://s15.postimg.org/4dwqgi68r/140226_F_MY082_008.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 01, 2014, 06:54:23 AM
(http://s16.postimg.org/o27vvanl1/140226_F_MY082_074.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 09:55:09 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/jO6LpOj.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 09:56:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2apjsfM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 09:57:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Xma6UK7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 10:06:30 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3YBsUZQ.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2014, 10:17:25 AM
There was a pretty good NOVA episode about the YF-22/YF-23 competition. 'Battle of the X-Planes':



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Post by: mirth on March 01, 2014, 10:20:10 AM
I watched that on Netflix. Good stuff.
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2014, 10:34:04 AM
They also did one on the Dambusters (couldn't find the whole thing on youtube): 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/bombing-hitler-dams.html


And here's one (by NatGeo?) on the Ho-229/Go-229:




Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 01, 2014, 10:59:21 AM
Im kinda convinced that the f-23 was the aurora hidden in plain sight.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 01, 2014, 11:16:59 AM
Im kinda convinced that the f-23 was the aurora hidden in plain sight.

Donuts-on-a-rope?

(http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/a2712a44ce6c.jpg)





*Mmmm… donuts…. on a rope…*


(http://www.luxelivingforum.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/la10275134_1007_doughnuts_l.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 02, 2014, 01:49:34 AM
(http://i528.photobucket.com/albums/dd324/bdpopeye/Your%20Bucket%20II/1-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2014, 07:47:00 AM
The Vigilante was a real beauty.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2014, 08:30:02 AM
Happy Sunday, Star


(http://avionessuper.galeon.com/images/3f14g.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on March 04, 2014, 10:30:18 AM
(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2010/3/12/1268406640370/WWI-British-Bi-Plane-Figh-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on March 04, 2014, 10:32:01 AM
is that in game footage?  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 04, 2014, 10:48:22 AM
(http://www.2020site.org/templates/images/paper-airplane.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 08, 2014, 11:53:21 AM
(http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2012/11/Sukhoi-T-50-PAK-FA-KnAAPO-2S.jpg)

The Russian Air Force is getting down to the official testing of their T-50 fifth-generation jetfighter in what is evidence that the aircraft is actually ready and can soon be passed into service. The T-50 flight tests have been scheduled to start at the Akhtubinsk flight test centre in March or April this year.
Click image for larger version.  Name: 130795.jpg  Views: 0  Size: 109.2 KB  ID: 215614Five aircraft are due to be tested, with the fifth T-50 having taken off in October 2013. Just a month later, the overall number of flights exceeded 450. Once the Russian Air Force gets 6 or 8 experimental T-50 jetfighters, the number of flights could easily reach 400 to 500 per year, which provides for carrying out the flight test programme of 2000 flights in a matter of three to four years. The first few T-50 jetfighters are due to arrive at the Lipetsk training centre of the Russian Air Force for retraining Russian military pilots in 2015.
T-50 will become the first new-generation jetfighter that the Russian Air Force has adopted for service since the late 1980s, when the Su-27 was commissioned. 50 to 60 T-50 jetfighters are due to be bought by the Russian Air Force by 2020, while the overall number of T-50 to be adopted for service will make up 200 to 250. It is held that the first combat manoeuvre unit will be combat ready by 2017 or 2018.


The new jetfighter should largely boost the Russian Air Force combat potential by replacing the now obsolete Su-27 and partly Su-30, and ensuring supremacy in hypothetical air combat clashes with the enemy who relies on updated fourth-generation and even fifth-generation jetfighters, such as the F-35 or the F-22, which is currently used by the USAF.


The Soviet Union launched work on fifth-generation jetfighters back in the 1980s. By the mid-1990s, the Mikoyan Design Office came up with Project 1.44, while the Sukhoi Design Office, with Project S.37. S.37 was originally meant to hone some new technologies, so a new MIG jetfighter could have gone into production, but the Mikoyan project ground to a halt for lack of funding.


It became obvious by the mid-1990s that the projects in question were growing morally obsolete and should therefore be given up. A decision to develop a basically new aircraft was taken in the early 21st century. The Sukhoi, Mikoyan and Yakovlev Design Offices came up with their respective projects. As a result, Sukhoi became the lead developer of the new aircraft, which came to be known as T-50.


The F-22 designers have largely sacrificed performance characteristics for low-observability, while the T-50 designers focused on ensuring the acceptable combination of the former and the latter. As a result, T-50 boasts by far better performance characteristics, including cruising speed and flying range, which are crucial for a heavy jetfighter, such as T-50. All signs are the Russian jetfighter also boasts more capacious inner weapon compartments, which is a major tactical advantage.


But the low observable technology was not sacrificed at all in the long run, since Russia has begun to produce new composite materials, radar-absorbing coatings, and the types of dyes that, if combined with an advanced aircraft geometry analysis and radar blockers in the intake duct passages, make T-50 a very low observable aircraft.


The key factor in the T-50 kill potential is the jetfighter’s fire control system, including an active phased array radar in the fore-body and more antennas in the wings and the aft-body, ensuring an all-round view.
T-50 is still more superior to F-35, which has failed to become a fully-fledged fifth-generation jetfighter, but costs nevertheless only slightly less than its predecessor, F-22. The cost of F-35 has been lowering recently as its series production gains momentum, but it’s not that easy to improve performance characteristics.


Just as F-35, T-50 will be offered for sale abroad. The first major project to that end is the Russian-Indian joint effort to develop a Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft, FGFA, on the basis of T-50. Once FGFA is manufactured, T-50 is expected to emerge on foreign markets, just as an Indian contract many years ago became the hour of triumph for the Russian Su-30 aircraft, which has been the best-selling fighter plane in the past 15 years.

http://congnghequocphong.blogspot.com/2014/03/russian-fifth-generation-jetfighter-t.html

so this might become operational 15+ years after the F-22.  ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 08, 2014, 11:59:24 AM
(http://4hdwallpapers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/B17.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 08, 2014, 01:01:15 PM
^Awesome.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 09, 2014, 08:30:00 AM
Insane take off.

http://www.military.com/video/aircraft/military-aircraft/kc-10a-extender-insane-takeoff/3308274842001/
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Post by: besilarius on March 09, 2014, 08:43:28 AM
Very unusual B-24 paint schemes.

http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/01/camuflagens-exoticas-b-24-assembly-ships.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 10, 2014, 12:43:36 AM
heres a fun read on the SR-71:

http://www.sbnation.com/2014/3/7/5447310/sr-71-blackbird-pilot-interview

Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on March 11, 2014, 04:52:53 AM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 10:14:57 AM
^Great articles, guys. Thanks.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2014, 10:15:19 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/W4chgCb.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 12, 2014, 05:11:53 PM
Heinemann's Hotrod!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 14, 2014, 08:00:14 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/athe-dar-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2014, 08:11:03 AM
^HA! Awesome!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2014, 10:06:51 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ykL3Cbo.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2014, 10:08:55 AM
(http://mofak.com/F-8wingsfolded67.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on March 14, 2014, 10:10:33 AM
Oh snap!  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 16, 2014, 10:00:23 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G-ROg1FdaoE/UZjGn99u8uI/AAAAAAAAAk4/267ZS8HiIHY/s1600/download12.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on March 18, 2014, 07:12:00 AM
Awesome.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 18, 2014, 10:13:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/teuWP5H.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 20, 2014, 05:22:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/eb0f2G6.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 20, 2014, 05:32:34 AM
"Filler up wi' Hi Test!"
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 20, 2014, 06:51:48 AM
Apparently a self-service station.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZZFVpFY.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 20, 2014, 07:37:20 AM
hes gonna be standing there a loooooooooong time.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 24, 2014, 08:23:27 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/ca906014fc674d9bd6b39b8.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 25, 2014, 07:53:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5Nqb7VE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on March 25, 2014, 09:26:00 PM
The B-36 is huge. Great pic.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on March 26, 2014, 11:11:30 AM
the bomb bays must be significant
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on March 26, 2014, 11:13:50 AM
(http://toshmcintosh.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Slide431.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 26, 2014, 06:22:57 PM
the bomb bays must be significant

On bombers they often are. It's what sets them apart from cargo planes.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 26, 2014, 07:04:44 PM
is it now...

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130807114000-c5-galaxy-minuteman-demonstration-story-top.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 26, 2014, 07:10:47 PM
Wise guy...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 26, 2014, 07:16:05 PM
thats a Minuteman that then launched btw.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 26, 2014, 07:16:41 PM
Gus and JH meet on the flightline...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/C-17-c-141-rm.jpg)

all joking aside, I really thought 141's weren't that much smaller.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on March 27, 2014, 11:07:58 AM
thats a Minuteman that then launched btw.

looks like a fucked up way to serve a stadium sized sub sandwhich
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2014, 10:10:46 AM
(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/140320-N-ZN152-501.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 31, 2014, 10:44:53 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/dma-381.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2014, 10:53:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/12B5ETV.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on March 31, 2014, 11:58:32 AM
not to be confused with syrian barrel bombs
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 01:37:35 PM
P40 Warhawks taking off from the carrier Chenango during the invasion of North Africa.

(http://i.imgur.com/UxZb8gc.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 03:44:55 PM
where, pray tell, did they land?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 03:45:12 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on April 02, 2014, 04:17:37 PM
where, pray tell, did they land?

Well, a captured airfield would be my bet...........
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 02, 2014, 04:39:46 PM
where, pray tell, did they land?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Chenango_(CVE-28) (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Chenango_(CVE-28))

Port Lyautey, French Morocco, apparently.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 02, 2014, 04:59:27 PM
In WW2 smaller carriers often ferried non-carrier planes from place to place. The USS Langley (CV1) was also ferrying P-40's to Australia (IIRC) when she was attacked by Vals and sunk (or had to be scuttled?).
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 02, 2014, 05:43:16 PM
In WW2 smaller carriers often ferried non-carrier planes from place to place. The USS Langley (CV1) was also ferrying P-40's to Australia (IIRC) when she was attacked by Vals and sunk (or had to be scuttled?).

Brits did it quite a bit in the Med too. Particularly to reinforce Malta. Think we used Wasp for one of those runs too.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 02, 2014, 08:37:35 PM
According to the article that little CVE was carrying 77 of them!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 02, 2014, 09:17:34 PM
on some levels it would be awesome if Japan sank most of the Chinese navy with replica Zero's flown off their new carriers.
fabric covered and wood framed for stealth.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on April 03, 2014, 01:04:14 PM
I like your idea of giant killer robots better Star
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 03, 2014, 04:34:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/a2RaBiB.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on April 03, 2014, 07:28:41 PM
Okay Mirth, I think it's happy to see you... :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 04, 2014, 09:48:56 AM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/7/3/0748376.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 10, 2014, 01:01:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4FDYiNv.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 10, 2014, 08:41:38 PM
you can pick up an air worthy one for 2 or 3 million bucks.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 11, 2014, 11:09:01 AM
Early naval aviation on board USS Lexington.

(http://i.imgur.com/LDtlJUJ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 11, 2014, 04:11:31 PM
B-52 boneyard in Tuscon, AZ.

(http://i.imgur.com/uaCiWJ2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 11, 2014, 04:12:59 PM
IL-78M refueling two MiG-31s

(http://russianplanes.net/images/to135000/134435.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 16, 2014, 07:51:22 AM
Thuds waiting for a drink:

(http://i.imgur.com/4icQWaE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2014, 09:21:13 AM
Swiss Air Force F-18 and German Luftwaffe MiG-29 next to the Matterhorn

(http://i.imgur.com/cBjyTxa.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 17, 2014, 09:56:48 AM
Cool.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 17, 2014, 05:18:13 PM
How are those hand-me-down MiGs holding up anyway? IRRC the Poles eventually bought em for a dollah each.  :D

Still, I heard there were some seriously bent noses after the Luftwaffe first started using their 29s as aggressors for NATO eval and wiped the floor with any Western fighters inside 5 or 10 miles.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2014, 05:30:13 PM
http://www.migflug.com/jetflights/german-luftwaffe-mig-29-fulcrum.html (http://www.migflug.com/jetflights/german-luftwaffe-mig-29-fulcrum.html)

Quote
This led Johann Koeck, Oberstleutnant at German Luftwaffe, to the analysis:

"Inside ten nautical miles I’m hard to defeat, and with the IRST, helmet sight and ‘Archer’ I can’t be beaten. Period."
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2014, 05:31:53 PM
Another article breaking down the pros and cons of the 29 while in Luftwaffe service:

http://www.16va.be/mig-29_experience.htm
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 17, 2014, 05:56:28 PM
150 nm range..... BWAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2014, 06:03:37 PM
Keep in mind those were the export version of very early model MIG-29s.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 17, 2014, 06:31:58 PM
keep in mind we have helmet mounted sights and Aim-9x now.  to be fair I think NATO training standards are what let them get what they do out of those frames.  thankfully neither the Russians or China seem to spend as much on training as we do.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2014, 06:35:52 PM
keep in mind we have helmet mounted sights and Aim-9x now.  to be fair I think NATO training standards are what let them get what they do out of those frames.  thankfully neither the Russians or China seem to spend as much on training as we do.

I agree about the training making the difference.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 17, 2014, 06:37:17 PM
The 29 was probably designed to operate from forward airfields and insure local air superiority over the conflict zone at the cost of being able to operate far into enemy airspace. For that, the russians designed the Su-27 line.

keep in mind we have helmet mounted sights and Aim-9x now. 

We have those now. We didn't back in the late 80's and 90's. Every dog may have it's day. This particular one just never got to play in it's own neighborhood when the day came.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 17, 2014, 06:43:54 PM
that version got its day in Iraq.   ;D


USAF F-15Es vs IRAF MiG-29s

On the opening night of the war two MiG-29s attempted to engage a flight of USAF F-15Es. One of the MiGs crashed while flying at low altitude but the other MiG pressed on. One of the F-15Es fired an AIM-9 Sidewinder when the MiG locked him up but missed. Several other F-15Es simultaneously tried to engage the lone MiG-29 but were unable to get the kill. One F-15E was actually flying past the Iraqi jet and maneuvered in for the kill but the pilot hesitated to take the shot because he was unsure of his wingmen's location and because he did not get a good tone with the Sidewinder missile.[2]

I hadnt heard about this one:


IRAF MiG-29 vs USAF F-111 and B-52G

An Iraqi MiG-29 struck an F-111 aircraft with a R60 missile, though the sturdy F-111 stayed airworthy. Several minutes later the same pilot fired a R27 missile at a B-52G on a bombing run, severely damaging it.[4]

and so it goes...


USAF F-15Cs vs. IRAF MiG-29s

Two F-15Cs, piloted by Captains Craig Underhill and Cesar Rodriguez gave chase to a pair of MiG-29s detected by AWACS. The Iraqi aircraft, one piloted by Captain Jameel Sayhood, promptly turned and engaged the two American fighters, and one of the most dramatic dogfights of the Persian Gulf War ensued. The two MiGs and F-15s flew straight at each other, each attempting to visually identify the other. Underhill was facing Sayhood's wingman, while Sayhood himself was facing Rodriguez. Underhill fired an AIM-7 at Sayhood's wingman, scoring a head-on hit and killing the opposing pilot instantly. Simultaneously, Sayhood gained a lock on Rodriguez, throwing him onto the defensive. Rodriguez dove to low altitude in order to clutter Sayhood's radar and break the lock-on, and dropped flares to counter his adversary's infra-red search-and-track. However, after seeing his wingman shot down, Sayhood disengaged and fled to the north. Considering the engagement over, Rodriguez and Underhill turned south to rendezvous with a KC-135 tanker in order to refuel, but Sayhood reversed course and set off after them, prompting them to reengage. With the now lone MiG-29 closing head-on with the pair of F-15s, Underhill gained radar lock-on, but did not fire due to a glitch in his IFF interrogator system keeping him from being certain he wasn't about to shoot down a Coalition aircraft. Sayhood sliced into the American formation, causing a classic merge. Underhill kept Sayhood locked-on and climbed, while Rodriguez committed to the merge in order to visually identify the opposing aircraft as hostile. As they passed head-on, Rodriguez identified it as an Iraqi, and each pilot turned left to engage the other. Sayhood was relying on his MiG's better turning radius to get into a firing position on Rodriguez' tail. Both aircraft lost altitude through the sustained hard turning, bringing them perilously close to the ground. Fearing that Rodriguez would obtain infra-red lock-on and shoot him down with an AIM-9, Sayhood attempted to disengage using a split-s. Rodriguez didn't match Sayhood's manoeuvre, and observed him eject just prior to his MiG impacting the ground - he'd commenced his escape maneuver too low. It is not known if he survived.[2][3]

RAF GR.1 Tornado vs. IRAF MiG-29

It has been claimed by some sources that a Tornado (ZA467) crewed by Squadron Leader Gary Lennox and Squadron Leader Adrian Weeks was shot down on 19 January by a R-60MK (NATO reporting name: AA-8 Aphid) missile fired from an Iraqi MiG-29 piloted by Jameel Sayhood,[5] however this aircraft is officially recorded as having crashed on 22 January on a mission to Ar Rutbah.[6][7]
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 21, 2014, 10:24:57 AM
Formation of Short Stirlings

(http://i.imgur.com/6XjWzYo.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 21, 2014, 10:27:18 AM
Hellcat testing the hangar deck catapult of an Essex class carrier.


(http://i.imgur.com/N7kd9FM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 21, 2014, 10:30:07 AM
Different angle, different Hellcat, probably a different carrier entirely:

Quote
An F6F-3 Hellcat from Fighting Squadron One (VF-1) being launched from the hangar deck catapult of USS Yorktown (CV-10) during her shakedown cruise near Trinidad in June 1943.

(http://i.imgur.com/7ZhXRk5.jpg)

I don't think these were ever used operationally.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on April 21, 2014, 11:23:23 AM
I was not aware that such a thing even existed. How interesting.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 24, 2014, 01:52:40 PM
(https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10271560_10152092695820665_7413064826804702956_n.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on April 24, 2014, 01:56:05 PM
they both are very good at BSU!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 24, 2014, 04:00:04 PM
It would be funny if it wasnt such a depressing truth.  :-\
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 25, 2014, 06:55:01 AM
Quote
A SwAF SAAB 37 Viggen showing off its foldable tail fin while being towed out of a mountain hangar in Säve, Sweden

(http://i.imgur.com/FPm2K7X.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 25, 2014, 08:57:40 AM
Quote
Thunderbolt Mark Is of No. 135 Squadron RAF, lined up at Chittagong, India, while being overflown by three other Thunderbolts, 1944

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/52/media-52716/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 25, 2014, 09:41:14 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 25, 2014, 07:25:50 PM
(http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab35/bobro15/35_zps735b4884.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2014, 10:00:37 AM
Fuselage of a C-130 inside a C-5.

(http://i.imgur.com/RkpBdZk.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2014, 10:01:20 AM
(https://www.sflorg.com/aviation_gallery/albums/military/military_31.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 28, 2014, 04:38:14 PM
Fuselage of a C-130 inside a C-5.

(http://i.imgur.com/RkpBdZk.jpg)

That seems vaguely cannibalistic.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 28, 2014, 05:39:19 PM
nah, thats how theyre born.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 29, 2014, 11:47:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/lGGJwII.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 29, 2014, 11:52:16 AM
Hawaiian Pre-War Fleet Maneuvers. January, 1941 onboard USS Enterprise (CV-6).

(http://i.imgur.com/hZqw3eB.jpg)


More - http://imgur.com/a/ziRQC#aaR4PNu (http://imgur.com/a/ziRQC#aaR4PNu)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 29, 2014, 11:56:52 AM
YB-40 bomber escort gunship:

(http://i.imgur.com/sQgPxTQ.png)

More pics - http://imgur.com/a/3IL2w#nGFLxbc
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 29, 2014, 12:52:08 PM

That pic of the Devastators still in peacetime colors is a nice find! I've always had a soft spot for that aircraft ever since I first read about Torpedo 8.

YB-40 bomber escort gunship:

(http://i.imgur.com/sQgPxTQ.png)

More pics - http://imgur.com/a/3IL2w#nGFLxbc

The YB-40 looks formidable on paper but it turned out to be as heavily laden with those added guns and armor as a regular Fortress was with bombs. Once the bombs had been dropped the YB-40 couldn't keep up with the now fast and agile B-17s on their way home. Also, there are supposedly several cases of YB-40s shooting down 'friendly forts' because the YB-40 crews were told to look out for strange Forts that didn't seem to belong. This happened after Kampfgeschwader-200 supposedly shadowed a few raids with crashed airframes that had been returned to flying condition by the Luftwaffe.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on April 29, 2014, 03:12:55 PM
Hawaiian Pre-War Fleet Maneuvers. January, 1941 onboard USS Enterprise (CV-6).

(http://i.imgur.com/hZqw3eB.jpg)


More - http://imgur.com/a/ziRQC#aaR4PNu (http://imgur.com/a/ziRQC#aaR4PNu)

That's a great picture. What is the device just on the outside right of the cockpit and before the engine cowling?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on April 29, 2014, 03:26:48 PM
laser range finder
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on April 29, 2014, 03:30:14 PM
LOL - so you don't know either then.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 29, 2014, 05:10:22 PM
Only 2 planes have it. The 2nd one out has the cradle for it but not the device. Maybe it is used in preparing the aircraft somehow.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 29, 2014, 05:26:27 PM
its a gun camera cradle and the pod is the gun camera.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 29, 2014, 05:38:11 PM
damn Im good!

Fairchild model H-1 gun camera

(http://snyderstreasures.com/images/usmilitaria/breed/B24GunCameraOC.jpg)

(http://snyderstreasures.com/images/usmilitaria/breed/B24GunCameraLO.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 29, 2014, 06:02:24 PM
Damn but you are good!




At least that's what the guy in the gif in the 'I laughed and thought of...' thread told me.  :D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 29, 2014, 06:56:17 PM
thats what ya get from a lifetime of model building.  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on April 30, 2014, 05:17:04 AM
Well done that man, so now we know. I've put you down for an award.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 09:09:26 AM
Xian JH-7 of the PLAAF

(http://i.imgur.com/SIdgsrE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 09:35:25 AM
He-162 being built in an underground factory

(http://i.imgur.com/uogk6pk.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 10:52:54 AM
its a VERY good thing they didnt get that into squadron service.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:03:17 AM
(http://s16.postimg.org/3okz5fm51/1273051.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:03:49 AM
(http://s14.postimg.org/vnwgjy1pt/1273045.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:05:37 AM
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/717019BmYohnCMAANq1qjpglarge.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:06:48 AM
its a VERY good thing they didnt get that into squadron service.

Finding trained pilots would have been a bigger problem.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:08:18 AM
Quote
U.S. Air Force Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-15 Eagle with an updated Splinter paint scheme Oct. 20, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The updated Russian paint scheme promotes realistic threat replication when participating in simulated air to air combat.

(http://i.imgur.com/rK0bYL7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:09:02 AM
(http://www.nellis.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/111020-F-NE761-211.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:13:08 AM
(http://s28.postimg.org/ldirvuxv1/140425_F_IO684_368.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:15:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/TAabJmc.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:18:50 AM
70 years of the Normandie-Niemen, a French Air Force squadron that fought alongside the Soviets in WWII

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Fss6fsDBOz0/U2JdaDZULjI/AAAAAAAADjs/T0Ln9_9GxmU/s912/2012ASAP_125_03_0028.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 02, 2014, 11:19:57 AM
(http://historywarsweapons.com/wp-content/uploads/image/HawkerTempest.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2014, 11:32:34 AM
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/717019BmYohnCMAANq1qjpglarge.jpg)

What's the "square" bits on two of the birds wing/fuselage joint area?
 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:38:14 AM
Conformal fuel tanks.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:42:40 AM
very nice.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 11:45:28 AM
I know a thing or two.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 11:59:45 AM
Bart, those are Israeli designed conformal fuel tanks / equipment pods.
same idea as the F-15s but different location.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/F-15E_CFT.jpg/800px-F-15E_CFT.jpg)

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/6/3/1243366.jpg)

there are F-18 versions in testing:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fUUYh3JR8pw/UhzV2QwDNrI/AAAAAAAA2K0/1GtEQQfCo2E/s1600/ed072cd7-1458-4819-8163-4c5cbbca275b.Full.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2014, 12:02:59 PM
Thanks guys.

Doesn't that add an "explosive" vulnerability to the top of yer plane though? And you can't drop them when empty.... are they mostly fro long haul restaging?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 12:07:30 PM
Are Israelis using them for anything other than fuel? We stopped calling them FAST (Fuel and Sensor Tanks) packs I believe because they were only used for extra fuel.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 12:09:47 PM
Thanks guys.

Doesn't that add an "explosive" vulnerability to the top of yer plane though? And you can't drop them when empty.... are they mostly fro long haul restaging?


I imagine the Israelis use them operationally for long range strike missions. Handy to have when you don't have a ton of tanker assets.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 02, 2014, 12:10:36 PM
I know the IAF likes jamming more ECM and flares into theirs. 
as for damage...  IMHO if youre taking any hits youre probably fucked any way ya slice it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2014, 12:11:26 PM
IMHO if youre taking any hits youre probably fucked any way ya slice it.

That's the truth.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2014, 12:14:57 PM
IMHO if youre taking any hits youre probably fucked any way ya slice it.

That's the truth.

True enough.... thanks again ... I have learned something new today. I think I'll call it and go fer beer.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on May 02, 2014, 02:06:28 PM
The big trick is not screwing up your wave drag for supersonic flight with those tanks. I'm betting a lot of simulation time has been invested in getting the shapes right.  8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 02, 2014, 05:26:32 PM
its a VERY good thing they didnt get that into squadron service.

RAF testpilot-extrodinaire Eric Brown flew the He-162 and thought it was quite a formidable fighter. It's main problems were very limited range and lots of production defects. Considering who had to built those things I'm sure a number of those defects were intentional.

Also, rumor has it that it did get into service at the very end of things and scored at least one kill.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 05, 2014, 10:49:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vOIeg5u.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 05, 2014, 05:49:55 PM
^I surrender!!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 06, 2014, 08:09:40 AM
TBM Tarpons (Avengers) in Royal Navy colors.

(http://imgur.com/iUoySiQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 06, 2014, 09:01:41 AM
Great picture.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 06, 2014, 10:01:50 AM
I agree Boob48
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 06, 2014, 10:25:40 AM
(http://i.minus.com/iWY6zLfrXlLxZ.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FICON_project#Project_MX-1016_.28Tip_Tow.29
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 06, 2014, 10:31:58 AM
Man.... they dreamt up some crazy shit in the 50's....  :o

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 06, 2014, 10:38:15 AM
I agree Boob48

Boob48? We all know where your mind is Windi...........
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 06, 2014, 06:19:03 PM
Man.... they dreamt up some crazy shit in the 50's....  :o

(http://www.456fis.org/THE%20CONVAIR%20HISTORY/XFY-1%20POGO%20(34).jpg)


Ya think?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2014, 09:59:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1Lv2z4z.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2014, 10:01:00 AM
Indian Navy P-8I Neptune armed with Harpoons

(http://i.imgur.com/F2SGwHJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 07, 2014, 10:35:14 AM
Cool.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2014, 11:34:38 AM
B-57B observing a nuclear test during Operation Redwing, Bikini Atoll, 12 July 1958.

(http://i.imgur.com/pM9csqA.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 07, 2014, 01:44:24 PM
Oooo, bank right!  Hard right!!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2014, 02:21:37 PM
But it looks so inviting, like a giant golden boob with a glowing nipple.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 07, 2014, 02:23:02 PM
Thats a millisecond after detonation.  Very cool.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 07, 2014, 03:11:11 PM
Thats a millisecond after detonation.  Very cool.

Marcan using metric who's not a scientist or government worker... how positively progressive of you
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 07, 2014, 06:41:41 PM
I'm neither of those things and I use millimeters and milliliters all the time, both at work and home. How come you're not picking on the Brits with their pints, pounds, farthings, miles, stone, and yards as well?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 07, 2014, 07:10:30 PM
hes a crown loyalist.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 07, 2014, 09:49:35 PM
I'm neither of those things and I use millimeters and milliliters all the time, both at work and home. How come you're not picking on the Brits with their pints, pounds, farthings, miles, stone, and yards as well?
I am a loyalist.... still pissed that you let those bloody insurrectionists off the hook the way you did.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 07, 2014, 09:53:31 PM
shit... we went with 120mm as the common NATO round because 4.7 inches hit to close to home for Europe.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 08, 2014, 04:15:11 AM
I'm neither of those things and I use millimeters and milliliters all the time, both at work and home. How come you're not picking on the Brits with their pints, pounds, farthings, miles, stone, and yards as well?
I am a loyalist.... still pissed that you let those bloody insurrectionists off the hook the way you did.

Hey, don't blame me- I showed up long after the fuss was all over. According to conventional wisdom hereabouts you were actually around then to do something about it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on May 08, 2014, 04:18:45 AM
I'm neither of those things and I use millimeters and milliliters all the time, both at work and home. How come you're not picking on the Brits with their pints, pounds, farthings, miles, stone, and yards as well?

wait, what?

what does your beer and milk come in?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2014, 09:20:28 AM
Bartini Beriev VVA-14, vertical take-off amphibious aircraft, designed to destroy US SSBNs.

(http://i.imgur.com/3a3egHn.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 08, 2014, 09:30:33 AM
Wow.  Thunderbirds go!

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/kightcat/world%20ships/aircraft/russin/BartiniBerievVVA-14.png)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_8DAL7gPYBiM/TOScav48lxI/AAAAAAAAAnM/XQ4qeMyY978/s1600/vva14_3.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 08, 2014, 10:00:33 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2014, 11:31:45 AM
^Good find
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 08, 2014, 12:17:22 PM
^Good find

Thanks






"Anything Mirth can do, you can do better..."*
*Mirth's mom
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 08, 2014, 05:03:50 PM
I'm neither of those things and I use millimeters and milliliters all the time, both at work and home. How come you're not picking on the Brits with their pints, pounds, farthings, miles, stone, and yards as well?

wait, what?

what does your beer and milk come in?

Cartons and bottles.


(Note, I said "as well", not "instead". We are all in this mixed measuring thing together.  ;))
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 08, 2014, 11:25:03 PM
I'm neither of those things and I use millimeters and milliliters all the time, both at work and home. How come you're not picking on the Brits with their pints, pounds, farthings, miles, stone, and yards as well?

wait, what?

what does your beer and milk come in?

Cartons and bottles.


(Note, I said "as well", not "instead". We are all in this mixed measuring thing together.  ;))


and socks too?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 09, 2014, 04:32:12 AM
Those are for making Goat Cheese. Fill'em up, hang 'em up, and a few days later- Voila!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on May 09, 2014, 05:09:18 AM
I'm neither of those things and I use millimeters and milliliters all the time, both at work and home. How come you're not picking on the Brits with their pints, pounds, farthings, miles, stone, and yards as well?

wait, what?

what does your beer and milk come in?

Cartons and bottles.


(Note, I said "as well", not "instead". We are all in this mixed measuring thing together.  ;))

but whats the capacity of your cartons and bottles

you dont have a pint of milk?  :o

surely you can get a pint of beer in the US
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 09, 2014, 05:37:39 AM
Milk is usually in quarts, 1/2 gallons, and gallons but there are some smaller containers such as pints, used mainly for putting some milk in your coffee at work.

Pints of beer you can get by the glass at bars and restaurants. For retail sale (stores) beer is sold mostly in 12 ounce bottles or cans. You can also find 7, 22, and 40 ounce bottles and Foster's is available in 24 ounce cans. Some microbreweries and brewpubs will also sell 'growlers' (64 ounces). Occasionally you can find those in liquor stores as well. I recently heard that my state (Connecticut) passes a law allowing beer in smaller cartons similar to those used for wine and some premixed cocktails. It remains to be seen if anything comes of it as no one has started packaging them that way yet.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 07:58:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/m8b1Ves.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 10:19:07 AM
(http://freehqphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Amazing-Military-Airship.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 10:24:37 AM
Holy crap. I didn't know the UK had done away with its ARMs

http://www.janes.com/article/32800/uk-retires-alarm-missile
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 09, 2014, 11:28:50 AM
50mm cannon installed in the nose of a Me 262.

(http://i.imgur.com/nxQUMAw.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2014, 09:17:31 AM
(http://images.defensetech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/x-47b-folded-wings.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 12, 2014, 05:16:56 PM
But where is Jessica Beals?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2014, 10:05:22 PM
(http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2005_Stealth/big/fhd005LTH_Jessica_Biel_012.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 12, 2014, 11:02:53 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2014, 10:24:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/lsXLX7O.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 13, 2014, 11:08:56 AM
Intakes big enough to chop and dice a bison
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 13, 2014, 02:14:06 PM
Speaking of which, haven't seen Bison posting for a while.
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on May 14, 2014, 03:26:44 AM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 14, 2014, 08:58:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/eTQN6Jf.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2014, 01:01:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Am3tHXB.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 15, 2014, 07:37:43 AM
hell of a way to change a tire.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 18, 2014, 08:06:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PX9rQEe.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 18, 2014, 08:11:34 PM
^^^  I did that one already.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 19, 2014, 08:05:49 AM
Not the first time I did one you already did.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on May 19, 2014, 08:18:03 AM
Are we still talking about planes?!  ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 19, 2014, 08:25:15 AM
^One can only hope so!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 19, 2014, 09:16:37 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/NNSA-NSO-990.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 20, 2014, 04:37:21 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/NNSA-NSO-990.jpg)

That Stratojet must have looked quite futuristic to those folks who remember bombers from merely 20-odd years earlier looking like this:

(http://www.worldspaceflight.com/addendum/bombers/b4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 20, 2014, 10:30:28 AM
Are we still talking about planes?!  ::)

No, . . . lesser known members of the Dutch royal family   ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 20, 2014, 10:55:05 AM
I Dinant know what you are talking about. That was a very Hague reference.

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 20, 2014, 08:59:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/j6Axo7f.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 20, 2014, 11:55:32 PM
 An F-18 Hornet from the U.S. Marine Corps Marine Air Group 50 taxis down a runway to join flying operations during Exercise Eager Tiger May 11, 2014, at an air base in northern Jordan. This exercise provides fighter pilots from the U.S. and Jordanian militaries a chance to conduct joint operations which enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tyler McLain/Released)

(http://i.imgur.com/vLRMZmD.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 20, 2014, 11:57:20 PM
F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. and Royal Jordanian air forces, as well as an F-18 Hornet from the U.S. Marine Corps, fly over Jordan May 13, 2014, during Exercise Eager Tiger. Hosted annually in Jordan, the exercise allows fighter pilots and maintainers from around the world to exchange knowledge while increasing interoperability and showing their dedication to regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson/Released)

(http://i.imgur.com/7s047Ea.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 21, 2014, 01:32:17 AM
Saunders-Roe SR./A.1 prototype flying boat fighter

(https://ycpi-farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/10160329903_0d47f439f3_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 21, 2014, 04:30:54 AM
There's something very diesel-punk about that aircraft.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on May 21, 2014, 01:26:20 PM
you mean kerosene-punk
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on May 21, 2014, 04:01:48 PM
Never even heard of that aircraft before. Nice one!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 21, 2014, 05:20:28 PM
you mean kerosene-punk

Diesel-punk covers the time period from the 20's to 50's. There are enough sub-genres already. I'm not adding yet another.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 21, 2014, 06:48:38 PM
no...  that would be subversive.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 25, 2014, 08:58:06 AM
(http://pic2.pbsrc.com/navigation/brand-logo-text-v2.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 25, 2014, 01:46:25 PM
(http://pic2.pbsrc.com/navigation/brand-logo-text-v2.png)

oopsie
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2014, 04:08:47 PM
(http://pic2.pbsrc.com/navigation/brand-logo-text-v2.png)

oopsie

New stealth aircraft?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2014, 04:09:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/3oHMN3i.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2014, 04:37:42 PM
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A Strategic Air Command B-52D Stratofortress aircraft overflies the Soviet aircraft carrier Kiev while on a routine maritime reconnaissance mission over international waters, 03/11/1983


(http://chamorrobible.org/images/photos/gpw-20050822-UnitedStates-DVIC-DF-SN-83-06019-USAF-B-52D-Stratofortress-overflies-USSR-aircraft-carrier-Kiev-19830311-other.jpg)

It's legit, at least as far as the National Archive is concerned

http://research.archives.gov/description/6363454
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2014, 04:42:26 PM
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A Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter biplane aircraft taking off from a platform built on top of HMAS Australia's midships "Q" turret, in 1918


(http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/wwiair/w_38.jpg)


From this excellent collection of WWI aviation photos published by The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/wwi/wwiair/

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2014, 10:07:57 AM
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U.S. Navy Martin P5M-2 Marlin (BuNo 135534) from Patrol Squadron VP-47 being hoisted aboard the seaplane tender USS Currituck (AV-7). near Kodiak, Alaska 1962

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/P5M-2_hoisted_aboard_USS_Currituck_%28AV-7%29_Kodiak_1962.jpeg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2014, 10:10:25 AM
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Hangar of USS Enterprise during Operation "Sea Orbit", 15 September 1964

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/USS_Enterprise_%28CVN-65%29%2C_hangar_view_1964.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2014, 10:11:12 AM
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Flying low over the jungle, an A-1 Skyraider drops napalm on a Viet Cong position below as smoke rises from a previous pass at the target, December 26, 1964.

(http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/64world052714/f10_36090573.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 05, 2014, 10:33:11 AM
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F2H-2 Banshee of Fighter Squadron 12 (VF-12), "Flying Ubangis," part of Air Group 1 (CVG-1), early 1950s

(http://i.imgur.com/p5FBgSU.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 05, 2014, 01:25:12 PM
landing in a jet, on a carrier with the cockpit open....   :idiot2:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 05, 2014, 04:43:57 PM
Ejection mechanisms were still a little squirrelly back then. Maybe the pilot figured he would eliminate one variable by not having to punch through the canopy if it didn't blow off.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 06, 2014, 07:19:08 AM
Here's a PDF with specs for the Banshee. Bottom of page 4 lists the landing stall speed at 86-91kts.

http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/hist-ac/f2h-2.pdf
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 06, 2014, 07:23:59 AM
Someone on Reddit thought that the early jet pilots did the open canopy landings to improve visibility in the days before optical landing systems.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on June 06, 2014, 07:26:10 AM
Plus its so much easier to get rid of cigarette ends and sandwich wrappers............
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 06, 2014, 07:27:46 AM
And the whiskey bottle.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 06, 2014, 11:54:54 AM
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Post by: mirth on June 06, 2014, 12:01:30 PM
^Great vid! Love the Thud. Thing was a beast!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 06, 2014, 12:12:10 PM
the end was nice.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 06, 2014, 05:54:16 PM
^Great vid! Love the Thud. Thing was a beast!

IIRC, it was originally designed to deliver a nuclear payload while fighting it's way to the target, if needed.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 06, 2014, 06:20:05 PM
At mach no less.  Truly one of the greats.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2014, 03:15:32 PM
Eurofighter Typhoon in D-Day stripes

(http://i.imgur.com/TuL0uC7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 07, 2014, 09:34:11 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2014, 06:35:27 AM
Love that early GPS receiver. Only 12lbs! :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2014, 06:56:55 AM
ROK Air Force KF-15s and a 737 AEW&C.

(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh561/grovesby/rok15s_zps1aa88f5b.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 08, 2014, 08:35:48 AM
and accurate to within 60 feet!  lol
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 08, 2014, 03:41:00 PM
That early 80s AF vid had some interesting tidbits. Like how the narrator called the Tomahawks "glickums". I realize that was the terminology back then for GLCMs. Just like SLCMs were "slickums". But how much cooler and easier it is to just call them Tomahawks.
 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 09, 2014, 10:36:31 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/NrcFgZB.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 09, 2014, 04:51:17 PM
If WW2 in Europe had gone on another year or the Red Army had kept rolling west after getting to the Elbe then those P-80s (later F-80s) would have been escorting waves of B-29s and possibly B-36s.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 10, 2014, 10:30:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/1C806yQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on June 10, 2014, 10:31:55 AM
Been there, done that.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 10, 2014, 07:40:13 PM
dumb fuckers!  the lot of them!!!  >:(

http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140610/NEWS05/306100061/House-appropriators-easily-kill-measure-save-10-fleet
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 10, 2014, 08:14:35 PM
That's bullshit. Time to let the Army have fixed wing CAS aircraft.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 11, 2014, 04:24:40 AM
Army should buy up most of the a-10s. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 11, 2014, 06:42:07 AM
I'm sure they would if they were allowed to actually operate them.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2014, 01:27:19 PM
Bear Hunting through the years:



(http://i.imgur.com/ibqjP2V.jpg)


(http://lighthousememories.ca/winhttrack_website_copier/www.pinetreeline.org/misc/other/misc8ao.jpg)


(http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq122/mojo00_pics/Avation%20Pics/f15andbeardl0.jpg)


(http://files.air-attack.com/MIL/f22/f22_tu95bear.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2014, 08:36:48 AM
P-2 Neptune

(http://i.imgur.com/qicUkhK.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on June 14, 2014, 01:05:54 PM
Nice. Another great looking aircraft.
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on June 14, 2014, 05:38:58 PM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on June 17, 2014, 05:52:40 PM
(http://www.warbirdphotographs.com/NavyJB&W2/A5M-13.jpg)


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 17, 2014, 05:54:01 PM
Well, I'll be a Zeke's uncle!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on June 17, 2014, 05:57:19 PM
^Yes!  But your name is Claude, not Zeke.   ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2014, 10:16:38 AM
Typhoon intercepting an Su-27


(http://i.imgur.com/ZYcmzyW.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2014, 10:18:22 AM
F-14s tandem launching from USS Harry S Truman


(http://i.imgur.com/AfPGFJZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2014, 10:19:47 AM
Rafale launching from Charles de Gaulle


(http://i.imgur.com/br6IbiD.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Jack Nastyface on June 18, 2014, 10:14:58 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad39/Jack_Nastyface1805/4009441841_G_sized_zps746ab6cf.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2014, 06:57:44 AM
An A-10 on a gun run over Kirkuk, Iraq

(http://i.imgur.com/VssB6AW.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2014, 09:12:01 AM
USAF-RMAF mixed formation air-to-air photos during  Excercise Cope Taufan 14.


(http://www.thebaseleg.com/Other/My-SmugMug-Site-Files-Do-Not/i-G6gD4hB/0/O/RMAF_USAF_Cope_Taufan_2014_003crop.jpg)

More:
http://thebaseleg.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2014, 09:17:51 AM
F-16s from the USAF 18th Aggressor Squadron


(http://www.thebaseleg.com/photos/i-r2Np2Tj/0/O/i-r2Np2Tj.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 21, 2014, 09:19:56 AM
Sharp looking aircraft.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 21, 2014, 08:55:57 PM
An A-10 on a gun run over Kirkuk, Iraq

(http://i.imgur.com/VssB6AW.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10494702_750709698304134_115575871288980239_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 21, 2014, 08:57:02 PM
of all the fucking aircraft on the chopping block......  FFS!  >:(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 25, 2014, 04:44:52 PM
Nice shot of a Bone touching down.


(http://i.imgur.com/bP3hQjM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 25, 2014, 05:22:35 PM
Even with it's feathers all ruffled like that it is still a gorgeous bird.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 25, 2014, 05:43:30 PM
That's why I thought it was a cool pic, very bird-like.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 25, 2014, 06:04:53 PM
its the details....
the starboard tail plane is higher to keep the landing straighter.  wonderful.
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Post by: Centurion40 on June 26, 2014, 10:17:40 AM
Even with it's feathers all ruffled like that it is still a gorgeous bird.

 O0
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Post by: eyebiter on June 27, 2014, 04:55:06 AM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 27, 2014, 05:21:55 AM
Well done!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 27, 2014, 03:03:29 PM
That pad/stand looks ready mde for that.... must happen all too often.... :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on June 27, 2014, 10:37:14 PM
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/PoorOldSpike/Photos%20Three/Kawasaki-Ki-61-Tony-Cape-Gloucester-NewBritain-1944_zps702f5991.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2014, 06:42:31 PM
Quote
A Harrier at San Carlos Forward Operating base, a crude airfield constructed on the Falklands to allow for a few Harriers to operate closer than the aircraft carriers allowed.


(http://i.imgur.com/HgVQTfL.jpg)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on July 02, 2014, 10:11:55 AM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 04, 2014, 09:17:08 AM
Tu-22M Backfire low pass.

(http://giant.gfycat.com/ApprehensiveOnlyKrill.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 04, 2014, 02:18:10 PM
Holy crap, that's cool!

Even if it is a Commie plane.  8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 09, 2014, 01:38:24 PM
Kamov Ka-22, experimental Soviet gyrodyne transport

(http://i.imgur.com/Yby3RMz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 09, 2014, 05:39:30 PM
I really do try to not use profane language on the forum.
really, I do....
but thats just fucking ugly.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 09, 2014, 06:16:12 PM
A lot of mil-tech stuff from the late 40s through the early 60's has that odd vintage Buck Rogers esthetic.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2014, 05:22:10 PM
Textron Scorpion - from drawing board to first flight in 23 months. And currently on display at Farnsborough.

http://www.kansas.com/2014/07/15/3553811/textrons-scorpion-attracts-attention.html

(http://i.imgur.com/WxyAMOe.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on July 18, 2014, 12:22:12 PM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/dopamine.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on July 21, 2014, 06:23:53 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/tapiture-thechive-best-36.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on July 21, 2014, 06:25:33 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/tapiture-thechive-best-46.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 21, 2014, 06:29:32 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/tapiture-thechive-best-36.jpg)

Is that a Black Widow?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on July 21, 2014, 06:31:30 AM
Don't think so, it's only got a single tail. Not sure what it is.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on July 21, 2014, 07:51:58 AM
F7F Tigercat.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 21, 2014, 08:00:42 AM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w447/Robert_Ellis48/1280px-Northrop_P-61_green_airborne_zps0ed680cb.jpg)

Fantastic looking aircraft. P61 Black Widow Night Fighter.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 21, 2014, 08:19:39 AM
F7F Tigercat.

Good call!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 21, 2014, 09:21:13 AM
(http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/w447/Robert_Ellis48/1280px-Northrop_P-61_green_airborne_zps0ed680cb.jpg)

Fantastic looking aircraft. P61 Black Widow Night Fighter.

Ah, yes. My bad.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2014, 05:44:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cvUz7vK.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 28, 2014, 07:33:06 PM
Hey look! The intakes have adjustable doors that regulate how much money it can suck up and burn as it makes low-level passes over the Pentagon budget...  ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 28, 2014, 07:47:12 PM
dont be a jealous 3rd world country.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2014, 07:14:59 PM
Mak-10/101. Designed by Russian Ivan Makhonine and built in France. It had a telescoping wing and was used for early research into variable wing area.

(http://www.wired.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/mak-101.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makhonine_Mak-10
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on July 31, 2014, 07:39:29 AM
^Very cool plane.  I've never heard of that one before. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 31, 2014, 01:10:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8ngvYah.jpg)

AC-119G gunship vietnam 1969

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on August 01, 2014, 05:54:25 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8ngvYah.jpg)

AC-119G gunship vietnam 1969

Beautiful innit!  O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 01, 2014, 06:22:03 AM
Not if you're on the receiving end it aint.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 01, 2014, 06:59:17 AM
Not if you're on the receiving end it aint.

It's still beautiful, but for a much shorter time.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on August 01, 2014, 09:14:42 AM
This is the plane I'm currently flying in War Thunder.


(http://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/imgs/curtiss-p36-hawk.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 01, 2014, 09:24:42 AM
Curtis Hawk
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 01, 2014, 10:30:46 AM
F-15SGs of the Singapore Air Force ready for take off on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base for Ex Red Flag 2014.

(http://i.imgur.com/i9QjUft.jpg)

Quote
The F-15SG will be an advanced version of the U.S. Air Force’s F-15E Strike Eagle external link, which adds longer range and a lot of ordnance to the base F-15 air superiority fighter. Singapore’s fighters will add a number of enhancements, making them the world’s most modern Strike Eagles.

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/singapores-rsaf-decides-to-fly-like-an-eagle-01141/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on August 09, 2014, 07:39:41 PM
Was just browsing the news, and there was a tight landing the other day at RNAS Culdrose in UK during the Royal Navy's Air Day. It was an old Hawker Sea Fury that appeared to have some problems at the end of the flight and then it had a problem with  1 of its landing gear (good landing considering that and the age of the aircraft). All the exciting stuff happens when I'm not in town.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2712450/Moment-historic-Royal-Navy-fighter-plane-crash-landed-thousands-airshow-spectators-suffering-mechanical-problems.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2712450/Moment-historic-Royal-Navy-fighter-plane-crash-landed-thousands-airshow-spectators-suffering-mechanical-problems.html)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 14, 2014, 08:36:56 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/USAF_F-16CJ.jpg/1280px-USAF_F-16CJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2014, 07:02:54 PM
http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=ForumsPro&file=viewtopic&t=14428&finish=15&start=0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2014, 07:37:57 PM
(http://www.bagram.afcent.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2014/08/140710-F-UL677-171.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2014, 07:38:44 PM
(http://www.bagram.afcent.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2014/08/140710-F-UL677-207.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: TheCommandTent on August 16, 2014, 08:32:49 PM
^ Why are we getting rid of these again ....   :-[
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 16, 2014, 08:42:15 PM
because stupidity knows no bounds or horizons.

watch...  the week after the last one is mothballed or scrapped Russia will get frisky with its 60,000 tanks in storage.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 19, 2014, 10:34:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FBByZtY.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on August 19, 2014, 09:59:22 PM
(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/1/3/3/1034331.jpg)

I was flying this plane in War Thunder until I got the requisite 10 kills to unlock a new skin for it. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2014, 04:34:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2G1I50S.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2014, 04:37:09 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Usri0u7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2014, 04:52:08 PM
RCN Banshee over Halifax Harbour. Aircraft carrier HCMS Magnificent is under the bridge.

(http://www.hazegray.org/navhist/canada/navyair/banshee2.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on August 23, 2014, 05:12:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/2G1I50S.jpg)

i suppose in a deferential nod to todays flight sims - that, to me, almost looks like a screenshot
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 23, 2014, 05:38:53 PM
Note the false cockpit painted on the underside.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 24, 2014, 11:22:47 AM
Yes John Madden.   O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 24, 2014, 01:47:23 PM
Harrumpf!  :P

I'll bet that at least one person somewhere who read this thread is now at least one factoid smarter than before they clicked on the thread title.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 24, 2014, 03:04:52 PM
Me.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on August 24, 2014, 03:42:28 PM
And me

What's the madden reference?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: TheCommandTent on August 24, 2014, 04:22:24 PM
Harrumpf!  :P

I'll bet that at least one person somewhere who read this thread is now at least one factoid smarter than before they clicked on the thread title.

Me as well.  Can you explain why they paint that on?



What's the madden reference?

John Madden was a commentator for American football who was well known for stating the very obvious during games.  Some people found this very maddening.


































 ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 24, 2014, 04:57:29 PM
The false canopy is a rudimentary deception technique. Makes it more difficult to tell the true orientation of the aircraft. Butterflies  have been doing similar things for much longer.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 24, 2014, 05:22:05 PM
The jury's still out on whether or not the technique has helped boost the butterflies' kill ratio in dogfights.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 24, 2014, 06:37:02 PM
Put a 20 mike-mike on a butterfly and that might change.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 24, 2014, 08:43:17 PM
you should really hug a butterfly and find your happy place.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 25, 2014, 05:26:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yi34hrM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 25, 2014, 05:37:09 PM
(http://imgur.com/qrOcgEO.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on August 25, 2014, 05:43:37 PM
Awesome display from old to not so old.   :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 25, 2014, 06:12:44 PM
Hawker Hunter 3rd down from the top- my dad flew those in the KLu (Royal Netherlands Air Force) back in the early 60s. He said that when you fired all four Aden 30mm guns at once the resultant airframe deceleration felt like the plane hit a cement wall.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 03, 2014, 12:02:15 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/saab-gripen-920-20.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on September 03, 2014, 01:38:37 PM
Stop.  Grippen  time.  :2funny: Swedes make some purrty airplanes.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 03, 2014, 06:01:57 PM
Vintage footage of Foxbats doing some crazy low level flying (if nothing else watch 3:23-3:33)


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 04, 2014, 11:37:59 AM
Vintage footage of Foxbats doing some crazy low level flying (if nothing else watch 3:23-3:33)



Looks like someone just watched Top Gun!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 04, 2014, 11:38:12 AM
Stop.  Grippen  time.  :2funny: Swedes make some purrty airplanes.

+1
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 04, 2014, 05:57:04 PM
Vintage footage of Foxbats doing some crazy low level flying (if nothing else watch 3:23-3:33)



Looks like someone just watched Top Gun!

Talk to me Gooseski!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 04, 2014, 06:26:09 PM
Im less then impressed.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 04, 2014, 06:31:18 PM
Im less then impressed.


Don't be like that, Ice.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iJV3EZuoMkE/RqPSsX4HY6I/AAAAAAAAAEs/gKElyBcMiWo/s320/1bite.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 04, 2014, 06:35:47 PM
we've seen far better flying at far lower altitudes.

besides, now isnt the time to be a ruski propagandist.  :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 04, 2014, 06:38:54 PM
we've seen far better flying at far lower altitudes.

besides, now isnt the time to be a ruski propagandist.  :P

Better flying from a plane designed as a high altitude, supersonic interceptor? The 25 is a pig. It was never meant to be driven in the weeds.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 04, 2014, 07:07:23 PM
thats treetop not the weeds.  I'd also submit that anything that big looks like its hauling ass that low.  in reality I can see a C-17 passing them in the backround during a combat takeoff.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 04, 2014, 07:12:54 PM
thats treetop not the weeds.

Kinda hard to fly much lower than treetop. The trees tend to get in the way.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 04, 2014, 07:16:39 PM
oh man this is fucking morbidly funny.
so Im googling South African low flying and this comes up:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/10336925/Giraffe-killed-by-low-bridge-in-South-Africa
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 04, 2014, 07:18:18 PM
just go to 1:40   :coolsmiley:



Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 05, 2014, 11:14:25 AM
oh man this is fucking morbidly funny.
so Im googling South African low flying and this comes up:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/10336925/Giraffe-killed-by-low-bridge-in-South-Africa

Hangover 4??!!  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on September 05, 2014, 11:16:24 AM
just go to 1:40   :coolsmiley:



Nip slip!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 06, 2014, 11:26:27 PM
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1408/shuttleiss_nasa_6048.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2014, 05:42:36 AM
I can't believe the US/West doesn't have an operational shuttle service anymore. Without it we can't start any missions to other solar system destinations (Mars, Europa, Asteroids). We can't depend on the Russians and in this fiscal environment I fear it will be a long time before we once again regularly operate our own surface-to-orbit payload lifting craft.

If we actually ever do...  :(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on September 07, 2014, 07:21:51 AM
I know exactly why we don't have a shuttle service anymore but I'm not going into any details.  I don't want to get myself or this site into trouble.  But in a word let's just say "Don't have the money to waste on a space program anymore" perhaps?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 07, 2014, 08:03:42 AM
 ???
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 13, 2014, 11:16:17 PM
 :'(

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3d/F-14_Tomcat_DF-SD-06-03497.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 14, 2014, 01:06:13 PM
GOOOOOOSSEEE!!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2014, 01:10:45 PM
Not a lot of Zeroes to splash out over the desert.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 15, 2014, 05:33:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/IN2Lwbs.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 15, 2014, 05:39:39 PM
AKA the Widowmaker. Still, a fierce-looking plane.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 15, 2014, 05:40:33 PM
Cheer up, Star. One country is still operating the Tomcat :P

(http://i.imgur.com/xEP1xhX.jpg)




Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 15, 2014, 05:43:00 PM
After all those years of parts embargos it's probably apropos that you used the singular rather than the plural. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 15, 2014, 05:53:38 PM
After all those years of parts embargos it's probably apropos that you used the singular rather than the plural. 

My understanding is that the Iranians scored some parts as we scrapped our Tomcat fleet. However you are correct that there aren't many operational these days. Ironic though that without the handful of IRIAF Tomcats still flying, there would be none at all.  :(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 15, 2014, 06:53:38 PM
its because of those fucksticks that we chopped ours up!  >:(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 18, 2014, 09:29:50 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/dgaf-28.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 18, 2014, 10:07:26 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 24, 2014, 06:03:05 PM
Kim Campbell, who flew her damaged A-10 for an hour back to base and managed to land it safely without any hydraulics at all.


(http://northshorejournal.org/LinkedImages//2009/03/campbell-with-her-damaged-a-10.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Campbell_%28pilot%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Campbell_%28pilot%29)

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/kimcampbell.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 24, 2014, 06:11:39 PM
 :smitten:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 24, 2014, 06:19:14 PM
Her call sign is "Killer Chick"
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 25, 2014, 06:20:10 AM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/f-22-raptor-prt2-920-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 25, 2014, 06:38:35 AM
now that would be an interesting race to 55,000 feet.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 25, 2014, 07:50:09 AM
The 22 might get there first, but the 15's pilot would still have a working oxygen system :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 25, 2014, 08:00:38 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/10/F-14A_VF-24_Vertical_Climb.JPEG)
Title: .
Post by: eyebiter on September 25, 2014, 08:04:00 AM
.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 26, 2014, 09:23:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/WeSBCFQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 26, 2014, 02:33:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/wVkcxGW.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 26, 2014, 02:48:46 PM
Custer's plane from Little Bighorn?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on September 26, 2014, 02:58:09 PM
Piper Arrow?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 26, 2014, 03:39:20 PM
Piper Arrow?

I dunno! You probably gotta buy her dinner first!

(http://www.stellar-attraction.com/yabbfiles/Attachments/nudge-nudge-monty-python-105.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 26, 2014, 06:15:44 PM
flying to low over the farther reaches of the Amazon would be my bet.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on September 26, 2014, 11:48:14 PM
Back in the day the natives would have a proper God fearing respect for a plane. Now the punks shoot anything that moves. It's the damn music these days I tells ya.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 27, 2014, 05:45:04 AM
The Cargo Cult must have been pissed that their Great God didn't bring them more prepaid android phones and Kardashian-themed supermarket checkout magazines.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 29, 2014, 10:38:52 PM
(http://s3.postimg.org/6rl6dvdb7/140927_F_ML224_044.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Steelgrave on September 30, 2014, 05:52:36 AM
Custer's plane from Little Bighorn?

ROFLMAO!!!

And the first coffee spew of the day to boot  ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 30, 2014, 07:01:32 AM
(http://imgur.com/V8iV5XP.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2014, 08:03:57 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/hq-dar-263.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 30, 2014, 08:45:02 AM
(http://www.aircraftinformation.info/Images/A-6_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 02, 2014, 06:49:06 PM
meanwhile, somewhere over Syria:

(http://s23.postimg.org/b5qnduncp/15419082782_59dc6de9da_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 02, 2014, 07:10:30 PM
meanwhile, somewhere over Syria:

(http://s23.postimg.org/b5qnduncp/15419082782_59dc6de9da_o.jpg)

Looks like some dirtbags are about to get BONEd.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on October 03, 2014, 09:43:40 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/dgaf-22.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 03, 2014, 02:30:10 PM
^Most excellent!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 03, 2014, 08:54:45 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on October 04, 2014, 05:38:03 AM
Awesome.

No matter how many times I've seen the Lanc, the sound of those 4 Merlins still gives me a thrill.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2014, 11:32:28 AM
Brazilian F-5s

(http://i.imgur.com/oeASvb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 04, 2014, 12:07:56 PM
^A very underrated Gen-3 fighter. Rumor has it that when the USAF and US Navy first used F5Es as aggressor aircraft the F5s kicked ass against the F-15s and Tomcats until the pilots of both latter aircraft got used to what an F5 can and can't do as well as benefiting from a 'tweak' or two to the simulated performance of their own missiles.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2014, 12:30:11 PM
Over 50 years in service and entirely possible some F-5s will still be operational 15-20 years from now.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 05, 2014, 02:54:47 PM
Corsair being readied for launch off Korea, 1952

(http://imgur.com/W2LX6Ze.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on October 05, 2014, 03:17:05 PM
I loves me some F4U. :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Steelgrave on October 05, 2014, 03:46:43 PM
Brazilian F-5s

(http://i.imgur.com/oeASvb3.jpg)

What's the matter with you guys??? None of you recognize a MiG 28 when you see one???    >:D



Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Steelgrave on October 05, 2014, 03:49:56 PM
Awesome.

No matter how many times I've seen the Lanc, the sound of those 4 Merlins still gives me a thrill.

Are you talking dirty in British, Bawb??? Is this a Fish and Chips sorta thing???
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on October 05, 2014, 05:42:37 PM
Ooh yeah  O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on October 06, 2014, 11:58:26 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/tapiture-best-bd1dd63fd15b20d5f270d532.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on October 06, 2014, 12:02:37 PM
Seaplane?

Looks like either a DC3 or C47.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on October 06, 2014, 12:07:22 PM
DC3/C-47 it is. I saw one flying in my neck of the woods a few months ago. Amazing after 70+ years.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on October 06, 2014, 12:21:57 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/fighting-cocks-prt2-920-32.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 06, 2014, 12:32:36 PM
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Houston%20Texans/d4c_118173_8texans2finished.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 06, 2014, 05:08:47 PM
Seaplane?

Looks like either a DC3 or C47.

Looks like it's a C-47:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrodome_(aeronautics)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_C-47_Skytrain
Quote
The C-47 differed from the civilian DC-3 in numerous modifications, including being fitted with a cargo door and strengthened floor, along with a shortened tail cone for glider-towing shackles, and an astrodome in the cabin roof.[3][4]
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 06, 2014, 05:46:33 PM
(http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Houston%20Texans/d4c_118173_8texans2finished.jpg)

There's a message for the Texans with the Phantom, isn't there?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 06, 2014, 07:37:24 PM
Probably.  :-[
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on October 08, 2014, 08:57:59 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/gifs_011.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 08, 2014, 10:23:42 AM
thats just wickedly cool!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 08, 2014, 01:29:08 PM
thats just wickedly cool!

+1
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 08, 2014, 03:05:49 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 08, 2014, 04:27:52 PM
Ok, now that is just too cool.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 08, 2014, 04:47:49 PM
amazing what you can accomplish when women arent present if your life!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 09, 2014, 06:38:20 AM
So, getting laid is bad for human evolution?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2014, 08:38:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DmDOM3o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 10, 2014, 09:02:04 AM
ok, thats oddly impressive but a huge waste of fuel.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2014, 09:07:07 AM
Turns out it's a photoshop job.

This one is not though


(http://i.imgur.com/1s3vhNE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2014, 09:12:05 AM
It's just  proof of concept stuff.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/09/12/5158336/v-22-osprey-tested-as-aerial-refueling.html?rh=1
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 10, 2014, 09:18:35 AM
Blue Angels over San Francisco in 1950

(http://i.imgur.com/Ahb7FBN.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2014, 03:10:33 PM
F-16's of USAF 8th Fighter Wing, Wolf Pack, stationed in Kunsan, Korea

(http://i.imgur.com/ezM1yFe.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2014, 03:21:41 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/02-navy-920-7.jpg?w=919&h=922)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2014, 03:26:07 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/02-navy-920-17.jpg?w=920&h=915)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2014, 03:28:33 PM
(http://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/06-navy-920-0.jpg?w=920&h=639)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2014, 11:27:27 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rvoxdSU.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on October 16, 2014, 11:51:33 AM
Love the Buccaneer. Phoenix Squadron is a great book about the Buccaneer flying off Ark Royal.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 20, 2014, 12:11:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Q144W64.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on October 24, 2014, 11:38:28 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/dgaf-172.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2014, 05:05:33 PM
Are those Skyflash AAMs under the front fuselage? I don't see any fins. ???
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 24, 2014, 08:29:03 PM
Training rounds with seeker heads.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 25, 2014, 05:04:22 AM
Ah, thanks.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 27, 2014, 10:10:08 AM
http://forms.flightglobal.com/0111_WorldAirForces2014?product=PREM&DMDcode=FGD42&mode=DOWNLOAD&fcid=%7b88f2f053-6c3d-4ab4-a297-0b453358a560%7d_FC055_PREM_201312&fcfileext=pdf
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2014, 10:29:50 AM
http://forms.flightglobal.com/0111_WorldAirForces2014?product=PREM&DMDcode=FGD42&mode=DOWNLOAD&fcid=%7b88f2f053-6c3d-4ab4-a297-0b453358a560%7d_FC055_PREM_201312&fcfileext=pdf

Sweet, dude. Thanks!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 28, 2014, 10:57:04 AM
(http://www.eurofighter.com/multimedia/download/eurofighter-launches-amateur-photo-competition-2014-1609)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 28, 2014, 02:58:27 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/69RzdKE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 28, 2014, 02:59:37 PM
Quote
RAAF F-111 from 1SQN in flight through Cunningham's Gap, Queensland GNL

(http://i.imgur.com/vX9TqtG.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2014, 05:35:03 PM
Typhoon with Storm Shadow missiles.

(http://i.imgur.com/09yeviz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 30, 2014, 06:53:48 AM
A CF-5 Freedom Fighter of the RCAF in aggressor camouflage, CFB Cold Lake, 1983

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6082/6137224896_286c74114d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 04, 2014, 05:25:04 PM
Quote
An F-14A Tomcat of Fighter Squadron (VF) 111, the "Sundowners," pictured during recovery on board the carrier Carl Vinson (CVN 70) underway in the waters off southern California, on November 2, 1987.

(http://i.imgur.com/YWEDA2B.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 04, 2014, 05:58:02 PM
A CF-5 Freedom Fighter of the RCAF in aggressor camouflage, CFB Cold Lake, 1983

(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6082/6137224896_286c74114d_o.jpg)

Even without the flag and rondels and name 'Canada' on the side that could only have been a Canadian aircraft.  :))
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on November 04, 2014, 06:05:38 PM
Likes da moose on da tail does ya?
 O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 04, 2014, 06:18:59 PM
She's a beaut, eh?  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 05, 2014, 09:24:20 AM
She's a beaut, eh?  ;)

♬ ♬ She's one-in-a-mill-yon-girlllls...why would I liee...ieee...ieee? ♬ ♬
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 05, 2014, 03:59:49 PM
first carrier landing by an F-35 yesterday:

(http://i.imgur.com/OS7mhmf.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 05, 2014, 04:00:30 PM
(http://abload.de/img/f-35c12gkp9c.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 10, 2014, 10:10:29 AM
A Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 over Afghanistan

(http://i.imgur.com/cEJjQSm.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 14, 2014, 01:28:48 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10645006_970141616334796_1383775666132498238_n.jpg?oh=8cef09e7283fa3ef24b7f37071a0143b&oe=54D85070&__gda__=1424549832_0e08ddfe0ca5f3e9d1d4a04c7ae330b0)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 14, 2014, 03:42:42 PM
^Love it. Nice find double B.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 14, 2014, 03:54:05 PM
(http://rs1img.memecdn.com/US-Air-Force-Aircraft-Identification-Chart_o_13771.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 14, 2014, 03:55:31 PM
(http://www.youwall.com/papel/bombers_wallpaper_47fcd.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on November 20, 2014, 09:55:27 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/best-tapiture-jets.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 23, 2014, 04:48:41 PM
well well well....

guess whos playing together at Eglin?

(http://i.imgur.com/p8g4eGj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/THwohPu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gR3AMxM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/24o1j9o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 23, 2014, 04:54:24 PM
(http://s4.postimg.org/79ckqmpgd/141118_F_MF020_237.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2014, 05:28:16 PM
B-One = sexy!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 24, 2014, 05:36:00 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/B-52_flying_over_clouds.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 25, 2014, 07:38:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/veyvPyx.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on November 26, 2014, 09:53:48 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/tapiture-military-tumblr_mplf9zgta71rbdmcdo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on November 26, 2014, 09:56:04 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/tapiture-military-7b22542667e324a19b68be6.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on November 26, 2014, 10:16:24 AM
 O0 nice pics!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on November 28, 2014, 10:48:10 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/fuck-yeah-193.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 04, 2014, 07:08:01 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/the-dar-7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 04, 2014, 10:49:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EBxuaAa.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 04, 2014, 10:52:36 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/m1fNXSB.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 04, 2014, 11:11:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/m1fNXSB.jpg)

Who's are these? The paint looks like it was put on with a hand brush....  ???
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on December 04, 2014, 11:59:27 AM
Star?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 04, 2014, 12:29:38 PM
Thsts sprayed on but the metal skin is old, stressed and beat up.  Its like stretching Windy over an airframe.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on December 05, 2014, 06:46:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EBxuaAa.jpg)

Whoa!  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2014, 08:33:48 PM
^SAAB Draken. Got to be.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 05, 2014, 08:42:20 PM
sweet ride aint it!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2014, 08:46:25 PM
The Draken is a lot like the F-16XL 'Cranked Arrow', except 20 years earlier. Benefits of a steep swept wing with those of a shallower one without complicated swing-wing mechanisms.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 05, 2014, 08:48:42 PM
they couldnt build cars for shit, I owned one, but they made some damn fine airplanes.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 05, 2014, 08:54:34 PM
Might as well be two different companies.

Oh, wait...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 08, 2014, 08:38:31 AM
(http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/tapiture-sunday-4ec9efee595d744b6d58cf0.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 08, 2014, 08:51:48 AM
slow day of atom smashing Bart?  :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 08, 2014, 08:55:18 AM
slow day of atom smashing Bart?  :)

Yeah.... someone lodged a proton in the electron gun......  >:(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 08, 2014, 08:57:17 AM
slow day of atom smashing Bart?  :)

Yeah.... someone lodged a proton in the electron gun......  >:(

Are you...positive about that?

 ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 08, 2014, 09:43:22 AM
dont be discouraged, get up and atom.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 10, 2014, 10:24:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/qk8y3J1.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 10, 2014, 10:26:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/9RYtAok.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 10, 2014, 10:26:24 AM
^^Nice... but is real?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 10, 2014, 10:34:40 AM
High bank refueling of B-52s, done as a training maneuver:


(http://pilotballcaps.com/74a.jpg)



(http://i.imgur.com/pVoWp0q.jpg)


Quote
During Instructor training, pilots were shown the full envelope of the aircraft including what was not in the manual and what could be accomplished. In this particular maneuver, the aircraft would perform refueling and accomplish a whifferdill in formation

To perform a whifferdill (because Wikipedia's description is pitiful) basically, you pull up to vertical while in level flight and as airspeed bleeds off, you kick in a little rudder, and your nose drops to that side; it should be noted that . As you approach the top of the maneuver, your vertical velocity drops off and the nose drops to the side of you put in rudder with that side's wing pointing at the ground. From the point you go vertical, the wings are not producing lift and you are being held in the air by momentum. The rudder movement redirects that momentum into an arc that allows the airplane to fall ballistically until airspeed picks up and the control surfaces are fully effective. The airplane then pulls up from a nose-low dive going 180 degrees from the starting heading and with the same energy/airspeed as before (an energy neutral maneuver)

    Since, at the top, they are falling ballistically at the same rate (weight and lift are not a factor), it's relatively easy to stay in formation and continue refueling without spoilers. I think the flaw in your logic is assuming they are doing this in a level turn (which they aren't).

    Again, this was a demonstration maneuver to show student instructor pilots on the KC-135 and B-52 the full limitations of their respective airframes.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_talk:USAF_B-52_refueling_with_a_KC-135.jpg
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 10, 2014, 10:47:28 AM
^^Nice... but is real?

yup

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampfgeschwader_200
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 10, 2014, 10:56:20 AM
^^Nice... but is real?

yup

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kampfgeschwader_200

No the pic above that with the F15... looks put together....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 10, 2014, 10:57:17 AM
High bank refueling of B-52s, done as a training maneuver:


(http://pilotballcaps.com/74a.jpg)



(http://i.imgur.com/pVoWp0q.jpg)


Quote
During Instructor training, pilots were shown the full envelope of the aircraft including what was not in the manual and what could be accomplished. In this particular maneuver, the aircraft would perform refueling and accomplish a whifferdill in formation

To perform a whifferdill (because Wikipedia's description is pitiful) basically, you pull up to vertical while in level flight and as airspeed bleeds off, you kick in a little rudder, and your nose drops to that side; it should be noted that . As you approach the top of the maneuver, your vertical velocity drops off and the nose drops to the side of you put in rudder with that side's wing pointing at the ground. From the point you go vertical, the wings are not producing lift and you are being held in the air by momentum. The rudder movement redirects that momentum into an arc that allows the airplane to fall ballistically until airspeed picks up and the control surfaces are fully effective. The airplane then pulls up from a nose-low dive going 180 degrees from the starting heading and with the same energy/airspeed as before (an energy neutral maneuver)

    Since, at the top, they are falling ballistically at the same rate (weight and lift are not a factor), it's relatively easy to stay in formation and continue refueling without spoilers. I think the flaw in your logic is assuming they are doing this in a level turn (which they aren't).

    Again, this was a demonstration maneuver to show student instructor pilots on the KC-135 and B-52 the full limitations of their respective airframes.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_talk:USAF_B-52_refueling_with_a_KC-135.jpg

WOW! That's a crazy way to throw those big gals around AND refuel!  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 12, 2014, 05:34:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3WdiU2T.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 12, 2014, 12:00:07 PM
This is pretty cool: R/C 1:4 scale F16



http://theblnkt.com/guy-builds-amazing-rc-replica-dutch-orange-f-16-military-fighter-jet/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 12, 2014, 12:00:29 PM
More cool R/C stuff......

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on December 12, 2014, 02:07:17 PM


Sorry, this should have been in the Tanks thread I guess.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 13, 2014, 09:15:45 AM
^No one noticed :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 13, 2014, 01:06:19 PM
A10 lands on the A29 autobahn during NATO exercise "Highway 84"

(http://i.imgur.com/TGfJWSH.jpg)



Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 13, 2014, 02:14:42 PM
That's cool footage.... should send it to Putin just to remind him of what he's up against....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Steelgrave on December 13, 2014, 02:57:52 PM
That's cool footage.... should send it to Putin just to remind him of what he's up against....

He'll send back a picture of him riding a tiger....shirtless   :crazy2:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 16, 2014, 07:33:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/u1Eh7Vt.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 17, 2014, 05:38:51 AM
That paint job is...oddly soothing.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 17, 2014, 05:52:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yIxDt4h.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 17, 2014, 05:59:50 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yIxDt4h.jpg)

"Thanks for the lift pal!"

"No problemo. Now, go get some for me too. O0"
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 17, 2014, 06:13:47 AM
and thats how baby A-10s are born son.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 19, 2014, 10:29:01 PM
how low are they flying these damn things?

(http://i.imgur.com/vbaGSCT.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 20, 2014, 08:36:28 AM
(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/homepagephoto/2009-12/hires_091225-N-8421M-103b.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 21, 2014, 04:16:14 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 23, 2014, 10:19:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ubnTOLM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 23, 2014, 10:26:05 AM
Hellcat carrying a Sparrow I missile.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/16/F6F-5_Hellcat_with_Sparrow_missile_in_1950.jpeg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on December 24, 2014, 03:35:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ubnTOLM.jpg)

B-52 strafing run! Awesome!  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 24, 2014, 04:41:29 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ubnTOLM.jpg)

Where is this? It looks like my last post.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 24, 2014, 06:19:38 AM
The photo must be from the 60's based on the paint scheme (or lack there of).
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 24, 2014, 07:05:35 AM
There isn't much in the way of source information on that pic. This guy has it on his blog:
https://dougkeeney.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/the-clobber-factor-2/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 24, 2014, 07:07:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JNrageh.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 24, 2014, 08:39:19 AM
In Sweden the runways can double as roads when needed...  :))
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 24, 2014, 08:48:27 AM
There isn't much in the way of source information on that pic. This guy has it on his blog:
https://dougkeeney.wordpress.com/2011/05/08/the-clobber-factor-2/

I'm almost sure that it's just north of El Paso, Texas, looking west at the Franklin mountains, out in the Ft. Bliss/White Sands reservation.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 26, 2014, 08:17:14 AM
More cool R/C stuff......



That Vulcan is epic.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2014, 10:36:57 AM
Ascension Island during the Falklands War

(http://i.imgur.com/YHpj1xG.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2014, 10:37:59 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3212/2813627326_a593373515_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2014, 10:40:17 AM
Quote
Grumman XF10F Jaguar. A prototype swing-wing fighter aircraft offered to the Navy in the 1950s.

(http://i.imgur.com/i7lj5oW.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 29, 2014, 12:33:24 PM
V-bombers are cool!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 29, 2014, 02:29:36 PM
Another pic from Ascension during the Falklands War

(http://i.imgur.com/kmsEvGm.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 10:27:15 AM
Quote
Luftwaffe F-4Fs and MiG-29s. Early 2000s, probably Laage AB.

(http://i.imgur.com/SeEGQfc.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 30, 2014, 10:58:35 AM
Somewhere in Germany.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 11:01:12 AM
Somewhere in Germany.

Yeah, I had added the caption but I put in an image tag :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 30, 2014, 05:21:21 PM
Somewhere in Germany.

So that's where Luftwaffles are from...  :))
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 30, 2014, 05:34:40 PM
Quote
Boeing P-26 20th Pursuit Group

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/10695159856_d7714895ba_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 30, 2014, 06:06:31 PM
Nice pic!

IIRC, many of the bracing wires on the Peashooter were not really needed but the designers added them thinking that Army Air Corps pilots transitioning from biplanes wouldn't trust the monoplane's structural integrity without seeing the wires they were used to.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2014, 10:11:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zugtnJq.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on December 31, 2014, 01:09:53 PM
Don't know if this copied properly.  Never heard that the U-2 tried carrier landings.

http://creativefission.com/Frame_Film_DVD_U2.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 31, 2014, 01:12:06 PM
About the only thing that hasn't landed on a carrier is one of Mirths larger ex's.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on December 31, 2014, 01:29:33 PM
Let me guess, there's an issue with the wingspan?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 31, 2014, 01:40:10 PM
No way to strap JATO bottles to her.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2014, 06:03:25 PM
Quote
Mitsubishi G4M torpedo bombers flying extremely low to avoid flak (Guadalcanal - 1942)


(http://i.imgur.com/MqVkxkn.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2014, 06:04:20 PM
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4137/4821423701_05a0bf264f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on December 31, 2014, 06:09:59 PM
The good old Wellie
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 31, 2014, 06:56:15 PM
The good old Wellie

Beautiful in a goony bird sort of way.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 01, 2015, 06:17:31 AM
From the Wikipedia entry on the Wellington:


Quote
In one incident, a German Bf 110 night-fighter attacked a Wellington returning from an attack on Münster, Germany, causing a fire at the rear of the starboard engine. Co-pilot Sergeant James Allen Ward climbed out of the fuselage in flight, kicked holes in the doped fabric of the wing for foot and hand holds to reach the starboard engine, and smothered the burning upper wing covering. He and the aircraft returned home safely, and Ward was awarded the Victoria Cross.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Wellington

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Allen_Ward

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on January 01, 2015, 08:42:28 AM
If my memory is right, it was unable to stay in flight if one of the engines failed.
Although most of the Welly's ultimately went to Coastal Command, they were not appreciated by the pilots due to this dangerous flaw.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 03, 2015, 03:12:53 PM
Flight of Douglas B-18 Bolos

(http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061128-F-1234S-010.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 03, 2015, 03:13:25 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3115/3213021645_fb3dd2756f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on January 03, 2015, 03:34:43 PM
What is that?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 03, 2015, 03:44:00 PM
Handley Page Victor. Former Brit nuke bomber that was converted to a tanker. They used them in the Falklands War to refuel Vulcans that carried out the Black Buck Raids.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on January 03, 2015, 03:46:37 PM
This is what I'm currently flying in War Thunder:

(http://comandosupremo.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/sm79torpedo.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 03, 2015, 03:54:24 PM
Sparviero. Nice!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on January 03, 2015, 03:57:33 PM
Thanks!  She's a beauty but very vulnerable to fighters that get on your blind spot in the tail.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 04, 2015, 08:34:56 AM
Ive always liked the Jag.  dunno why but the lines and mission appeal to me.
heres a couple getting close and personal.

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2015, 10:18:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/tQLFIFU.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2015, 10:21:09 AM
(http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061025-F-1234S-006.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2015, 10:25:13 AM
(http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/090821-F-1234S-100.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 06, 2015, 02:47:46 PM
Not sure this one is 100% legit, but sure looks cool

(http://i.imgur.com/I5PmNXR.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2015, 03:57:28 PM
What makes you think it's not legit?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 06, 2015, 04:20:43 PM
because its flying.   :2funny:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 06, 2015, 04:23:00 PM
I'm supposed to be the one busting on the F-35.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 06, 2015, 05:35:30 PM
because its flying.   :2funny:

I'm supposed to be the one busting on the F-35.

 ;D

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 06, 2015, 08:34:39 PM
I'm supposed to be the one busting on the F-35.

Ive been pretty non-biased about the plane.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 08, 2015, 07:34:14 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3115/3213021645_fb3dd2756f_o.jpg)

Looks like something out of Star Wars.  I've always loved seeing them at air shows.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 08, 2015, 09:11:01 AM
Quote
German "Albatros D.III" fighters of elite squadron "Jasta 11". The 2nd closest aircraft is piloted by Manfred von Richthofen, the "Red Baron". (France - 1917)


(http://i.imgur.com/eBb212H.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 08, 2015, 09:13:37 AM
Quote
"Hannover CL.II" fighter with pilot and gunner

(http://i.imgur.com/8eCy63Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 08, 2015, 09:15:36 AM
Quote
U.S. fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker in his French SPAD XIII (1918)

(http://i.imgur.com/euHZJWk.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2015, 10:28:19 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5pqrNiU.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2015, 10:31:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/WRrMoX8.jpg)

http://www.vfp62.com/f14_rio.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 09, 2015, 10:34:23 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/146/432576627_f189c3fa32_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2015, 06:43:54 PM
Quote
Convair XC-99 prototype heavy cargo aircraft. The largest piston-engined land-based transport aircraft ever built, it was developed from the B-36 bomber.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2723/4116065445_3cac7218b3_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 12, 2015, 11:12:42 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2015, 04:30:51 PM
Japanese Nakajima A6M2-N seaplanes (Bougainville Island - Pacific)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z7JsWJE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 14, 2015, 05:01:13 PM
now thats the life!  wake up and go for a swim, have some cocktails in cut out fruit with umbrellas and then jump in your sea plane fighter.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 14, 2015, 07:41:04 PM
now thats the life!  wake up and go for a swim, have some cocktails in cut out fruit with umbrellas and then jump in your sea plane fighter.

... did they call those guys the twenty minuters?  Or was that only reserved for the WWI flying corps on the western front (and Japanese pilots after late 1943) ?  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 14, 2015, 08:20:29 PM
Im going non-historical here.  thinks Thunderbirds.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on January 15, 2015, 07:42:41 AM
Thunderbirds go!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 19, 2015, 11:04:29 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 24, 2015, 05:59:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ufyPBu9.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 24, 2015, 07:07:17 PM
Kfir on loan from Israel for the Aggressor Unit at TOPGUN?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 24, 2015, 07:12:28 PM
Colombian Air Force
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 24, 2015, 07:14:47 PM
Ah.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on January 25, 2015, 05:00:14 AM
Don't think the logistics would work so well, maybe if they flew P-51s or OV-10 Broncos.
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Post by: W8taminute on January 25, 2015, 02:48:55 PM
^Nice!


I've been having a ball flying my A20 Havoc in War Thunder.  Those nose mg's really tear enemies up to shreds whether they're planes or light vehicles.  The Havoc is a joy to fly.

(http://olive-drab.com/images/id_bomber_a20_06_700.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 25, 2015, 03:45:07 PM
^Looks like the A-10's grandpappy fought in The War.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2015, 03:54:11 PM
^Looks like the A-10's grandpappy fought in The War.

Weren't we still flying Havocs in Nam?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2015, 04:01:13 PM
At the very least, I think we gave some to the French.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 25, 2015, 04:08:09 PM
^Looks like the A-10's grandpappy fought in The War.

Weren't we still flying Havocs in Nam?

Those were A-26 Invaders, derived from the B-26:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Douglas_B-26K_Counter_Invader_USAF.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 25, 2015, 04:41:30 PM
Ahh my bad. I always confuse them.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 25, 2015, 04:57:37 PM
Ahh my bad. I always confuse them.

You're not alone.

There's the original unrelated B-26 (Martin B-26 Marauder):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/98/386bg-b-26c-552bg-41-31737.jpg)

The Douglas A-26 Invader (with both glass and solid nose, interchangeable by mechanics within a few hours):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/02/386bg-a26c.jpg/450px-386bg-a26c.jpg)

The similar (but not the same) Douglas A-20 Havoc (USAAF)/DB-7 Boston (Commonwealth):

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/Douglas_A-20G_Havoc.jpg/450px-Douglas_A-20G_Havoc.jpg)


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2015, 11:52:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/gVCHejp.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2015, 12:06:00 PM
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A-10 Thunderbolt from 354th TFW taxiing during exercise Thunderhog V

(http://i.imgur.com/CoR43vA.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2015, 12:55:28 PM
(http://s3.postimg.org/qq612909v/1715308.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 28, 2015, 12:55:56 PM
(http://s27.postimg.org/nhfb95cmb/1715310.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 29, 2015, 08:56:18 AM
Star & Mirth what's your take on this bit:

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike/2015/01/28/sixth-generation-fighter-2016-budget/22477329/ (http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike/2015/01/28/sixth-generation-fighter-2016-budget/22477329/)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 29, 2015, 09:25:16 AM
Good!  the F-22 is late 80s / early 90's technology and its going to have to be replaced eventually.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2015, 07:00:40 AM
Money given to DARPA is generally a good investment.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 30, 2015, 07:34:53 AM
Did we just agree on something?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on January 30, 2015, 07:55:23 AM
Did we just agree on something?



(http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/67a/ac7/4c6/resized/grandma-finds-the-internet-meme-generator-now-dis-is-shocking-432f07.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 31, 2015, 02:40:54 PM
(http://s21.postimg.org/6endofxk7/1743564.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on February 07, 2015, 08:42:51 PM
http://dcist.com/2015/02/largest_flyover_in_dc_history.php

May 8, an enormous flyover of Washington, DC is scheduled to commemorate the end of World War II.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 08, 2015, 05:22:20 AM
http://dcist.com/2015/02/largest_flyover_in_dc_history.php

May 8, an enormous flyover of Washington, DC is scheduled to commemorate the end of World War II.

I hope someone films it and puts it on youtube since I'll be stuck at work, being it's on a friday.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on February 09, 2015, 07:42:46 PM
Lightnings.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 09, 2015, 07:56:31 PM
Nice! Anyone have a pic of the Warthog and his pappy Jug?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 09, 2015, 08:24:38 PM
and a P-38 only cost  $97,147 in 1944.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 10, 2015, 04:46:54 AM
and a P-38 only cost  $97,147 in 1944.

Adjust for inflation and you get: $1.3 million.

CPI Inflation Calculator (http://www.bls.gov/data/inflation_calculator.htm)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on February 10, 2015, 10:50:25 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/daily-morning-awesomeness-38-photos-34.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on February 10, 2015, 10:56:10 AM
Wooweee!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2015, 10:59:29 AM
Nice! Anyone have a pic of the Warthog and his pappy Jug?
(http://www.combatreform.org/a10p47thunderbolt.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 10, 2015, 06:05:42 PM
And both are sporting invasion stripes no less! Bravo!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2015, 08:55:36 PM
OMG!!!  Mig-28s at NAS Fallon!

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150205-N-IM823-118.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 10, 2015, 09:35:52 PM
(http://s14.postimg.org/5gb3suaxt/15840269854_3b8e105be9_o.jpg)

(http://s27.postimg.org/4joukqrpf/16276631077_aa24e126b2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 18, 2015, 06:22:47 AM
(http://s24.postimg.org/60vbl1cs5/1773118.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on February 19, 2015, 08:14:54 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/19/world/uk-russia-aircraft-intercepted/index.html

some nice pics of Russian aircraft that have wandered into other nation's airspace.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 21, 2015, 05:05:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Dq1eNdZ.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 21, 2015, 06:48:05 PM
this:
(http://i.imgur.com/Dq1eNdZ.png)

plus this:
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2226/2004656398_3359d99ad7_z.jpg)

is how Warthogs are made!
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p7NKr1GVHCM/UtnMBG-yVlI/AAAAAAAAvw8/L1fgPKuu3Xk/s1600/a10-fuselage-transported-by-c5-galaxy-aircraft.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Steelgrave on February 22, 2015, 04:42:05 AM
A B-52, appropriately named "Ghost Rider", is resurrected from the Arizona desert to fly again.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/21/us/arizona-b-52-restored/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/21/us/arizona-b-52-restored/index.html)

(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150220133443-01-ghost-rider-small-11.jpg)(http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/150220133447-03-ghost-rider-small-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 22, 2015, 06:26:12 AM
the flip side is that its not cool to be dipping into that part of the reserve pool for operational use as a complete airframe.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Steelgrave on February 22, 2015, 07:17:28 AM
My understanding was that the planes at Davis-Monthan were intended both for parts and for possible re-constitution in emergencies. No?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 22, 2015, 10:28:30 AM
yeah, but..... a B-52.....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2015, 10:31:44 AM
Yeah turns out we need to keep 60 year old bombers in service for the foreseeable future.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 22, 2015, 10:33:47 AM
Our aircraft procurement in the past 30 years has not been great :(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 22, 2015, 04:17:55 PM
I dont mind the use of parts.  But a whole airframe that needs to be brought up to current spec....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 22, 2015, 04:18:42 PM
oddly it will probably have the fewest flight hours in the fleet.  :P
Title: A B-52H saved from the scrap heap
Post by: republic on February 22, 2015, 05:29:55 PM
Just saw this:  http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/02/19/b52-comes-back-from-the-boneyard/23675305/ (http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2015/02/19/b52-comes-back-from-the-boneyard/23675305/)

A B-52H bomber named "Ghost Rider" is back from the dead.

The bomber was sitting in the "boneyard" at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, when it was selected to replace another B-52 that was damaged in a fire, said Maj. Phillip Ventura, spokesman for the 2nd Bomb Wing.



The Air Force is such an odd animal.  Bringing back an old Buff to replace a damaged one is a common sense thing.  Then on the other hand you have them wanting to cut the A-10 and spending billions on stealth planes we don't use...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2015, 06:13:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zGhh2i3.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 04, 2015, 06:18:12 PM
its like Bawbs moustache flying off into the sunset.

if his stach' didnt fly for the Luftwaffe.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2015, 06:41:19 AM
I always maintained an airworthy spare.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2015, 08:53:43 AM
I always maintained an airworthy spare.

Just like the Mrs. and her frying pans.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2015, 10:07:19 AM
Those would be 'hairworthy' rather than 'airworthy'.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 06, 2015, 10:39:12 AM
Those would be 'hairworthy' rather than 'airworthy'.

Don't you pronounce those the same way though.....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 06, 2015, 10:48:04 AM
ah, so you've heard all those aitches being dropped then?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 06, 2015, 11:07:52 AM
I ave.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 06, 2015, 11:28:08 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 07, 2015, 12:02:46 AM
2 Harriers about to mate:

(http://i.imgur.com/1BOV4kR.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 07, 2015, 03:31:45 PM
Harrison Ford loves flying vintage aircraft in formation.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: jomni on March 08, 2015, 05:23:11 PM
Look at those rotors!  Antonov-70 @ Paris Airshow 2013
Credit to Maciej Swiderski via Google+

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5LjyLFgpRyo/VPy4ndpFudI/AAAAAAAANfM/ayhB8ONcUMw/w1280-h853-no/untitled-3788%2B%281280x853%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 11, 2015, 04:43:12 PM
French experimental ramjet-powered fighter aircraft Nord 1500 Griffon.

(http://i.imgur.com/JdKOxla.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 13, 2015, 05:31:43 AM
(http://s12.postimg.org/6v7ppd8a5/1809167.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 13, 2015, 05:38:39 AM
Ospreys on Mars?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 13, 2015, 05:43:46 AM
Piloted by Elvis?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 13, 2015, 06:31:19 PM
http://www.odometer.com/lifestyle/9545/27-bizarre-aircraft-we-cant-believe-existhow-do-some-of-these-even-fly?org=t
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 16, 2015, 04:33:19 PM
New Bomber program
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike/2015/01/18/air-force-bomber-industry/21805275/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on March 17, 2015, 06:46:30 AM
New Bomber program
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/air-space/strike/2015/01/18/air-force-bomber-industry/21805275/

When I read articles like this, I can't help but wonder how many "UFOs" are actually experimental aircraft.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 18, 2015, 05:05:00 PM
Turkish F-4

(http://i.imgur.com/fYyDxcf.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 18, 2015, 05:40:39 PM
Love the paint and weathering.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on March 18, 2015, 08:34:25 PM
Are those JSOWs on the hard points?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 18, 2015, 09:23:45 PM
seems to be a homegrown Turkish stand off missile.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOM_%28missile%29
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 19, 2015, 06:15:17 AM
^Bingo.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 19, 2015, 07:10:46 AM
(http://op-for.com/final%20flight.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 19, 2015, 07:22:29 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/RF-101C_and_RF-104G_in_flight.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 19, 2015, 07:47:48 AM
Voodoo and a widow maker. Nice shot.
 O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 21, 2015, 11:13:42 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GNbGaS1.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 21, 2015, 01:11:22 PM
Sometimes Darwin's Ghost is looking the other way...

(http://40.media.tumblr.com/3a2f4ca0af1a330218f6d08d92340d10/tumblr_mv84pxHXsq1sjhybao1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 21, 2015, 01:29:06 PM
http://hoaxes.org/weblog/comments/soviet_pilot_flies_under_bridge
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 21, 2015, 01:48:40 PM
I dunno. It seems awfully good for the Dark Ages Before Photoshop. The jet wash could cause that kind of effect under the bridge and the plume is probably hollow and curtaining out to either side. If he had been flying very low for a short distance along the river on his approach getting very close to the water would also create 'wing in ground effect' and push down on the surface.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 21, 2015, 02:51:56 PM
I didn't post the link because I think it's a hoax. The guy breaking it down acknowledges that it probably happened, even if the pic was doctored.

Pretty cool either way.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 21, 2015, 05:40:20 PM
Shit...  Photoshop learned editing from the Soviets.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 22, 2015, 04:51:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Bsi6JRn.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 23, 2015, 06:19:04 AM
^ That's a cool shot!  O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 23, 2015, 07:07:18 AM
(http://img.odometer.com/slides/3/9/3/4/6/0/3934605538/0c6fa874d1793e4b6dbaf6a358394cc2fcdeff7a.jpeg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 26, 2015, 05:24:29 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/1I652ts.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 26, 2015, 05:37:57 PM
If only Eddie Rickenbacker knew what his Spad would look like 50-odd years hence.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 26, 2015, 06:23:59 PM
Spads were very versatile.  They could deliver almost any ordnance.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 26, 2015, 06:25:33 PM
yup!  :2funny:

(http://www.vfp62.com/IMAGES_10/dirty_bomb_3.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2015, 10:46:14 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/RvreHJT.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 28, 2015, 10:48:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GVLiKRb.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 29, 2015, 09:00:18 AM
a Sudanese Mig-29 flying out of Saudi Arabia attacking targets in Yemen.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8721/16773194739_88a008ca81_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2015, 11:30:20 AM
Quote
First Para-drop by 2 Battalion PPCLI using C130 Aircraft, Bon Accord, Alberta, 1963

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5189/5688876794_26113105cb_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2015, 11:35:45 AM
On the deck of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle


(http://i.imgur.com/VJI2PMx.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/yoTDlZW.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2015, 11:40:31 AM
Four RCN F2H-3 Banshees over the HMCS Bonaventure, 1960

(http://i.imgur.com/TI8tEac.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 30, 2015, 04:43:24 AM
U-2R aboard the USS America in 1969

(https://d262ilb51hltx0.cloudfront.net/fit/t/1400/1120/gradv/29/81/55/1*V2K9qPf_pE2_e_S736Bqfw.jpeg)

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/history/q0050.shtml (http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/history/q0050.shtml)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 30, 2015, 08:50:15 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/d9f987ca4727c265267cd9-e1427643204902.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on March 30, 2015, 08:49:59 PM
Painted by a cubist.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 01, 2015, 10:55:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/63RUJfo.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on April 01, 2015, 04:06:39 PM
^In Warthunder that plane is a tough one to fly but she can defend herself fairly well with those bubble turrets.   O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 03, 2015, 06:44:19 AM
your very own, awesomely ass-kicking A-10 treason coin

http://doctrineman.tumblr.com/post/115378187489/save-the-a-10-save-the-world
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 03, 2015, 07:03:21 AM
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treason


 Eh? ??? Am I missing an inside joke? Did some Air Force bling-shirt say that saving the A-10 would be 'treasonous'?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 03, 2015, 07:26:40 AM
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treason


 Eh? ??? Am I missing an inside joke? Did some Air Force bling-shirt say that saving the A-10 would be 'treasonous'?

http://www.stripes.com/news/general-s-a-10-treason-comment-sparks-concerns-over-protected-speech-1.325471
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Maj. Gen. James Post raised eyebrows this month when he warned fellow airmen in Nevada that talking to Congress about the embattled A-10 Thunderbolt could qualify as treason.
“If anyone accuses me of saying this, I will deny it … anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason,” Post told an audience of officers at Nellis Air Force Base according to the military blog John Q. Public.
The Air Force has brushed off the statement as hyperbole but confirmed Friday the inspector general has opened an investigation. The two-star general’s warning comes at a delicate time for the Warthog — the service is facing an internal backlash from airmen who want to keep the close-air-support aircraft and another uphill budget battle with Congress over the retirement. The blog said it corroborated the quote through senior officials and several other sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Experts said the statement was meant to quash disagreement within the Air Force over phasing out the A-10 and push the plans by leadership. Whether Post’s method was inappropriate or trampled the rights of servicemembers depends on your point of view.
“Just to the lay person who has never been in the military, it would seem to have a chilling effect” on protected speech among troops, said Larry Youngner, who served as an Air Force judge advocate for 20 years and is now a managing partner in the Virginia law firm Tully Rinckey. “Most of the A-10 pilots I’ve known in the past would take it as a challenge … They are so proud of the accomplishments of the A-10 they would take it as an opportunity. It would embolden them to contact Congress.”
Post is the vice commander of the Air Combat Command, which oversees A-10 air wings and close-air-support units. Federal and military law gives all servicemembers the right to communicate with congressional representatives through official and private channels, though they are not to use their service or rank to endorse partisan political causes or campaigns.
“I love that platform. That said, if I’m for it or against it, I have the unfettered right to contact Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina and tell him about my support of that aircraft,” Youngner said.

http://www.stripes.com/news/after-treason-comment-senator-asks-af-chief-about-reverse-probe-1.326342
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh faced tough questioning Wednesday in the Senate over whether the service is investigating airmen who have spoken to Congress about the planned retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., said she was told about the internal probes after the two-star vice commander of the Air Force Air Combat Command caused a minor scandal and prompted an ongoing inspector general investigation by warning airmen that discussing the aircraft’s capabilities with lawmakers could amount to “treason.”

The service is trying to retire the close-air-support aircraft — known for its 30 mm Gatling-type cannon — to save money, but has run into resistance from troops and members of Congress who believe the so-called Warthogs are still highly valuable on the battlefield. Maj. Gen. James Post’s comments and the report of internal investigations come as the White House prepares to release the proposed defense budget and likely opens another year of wrangling between the Air Force and Congress over the aircraft’s retirement.

“What I’m hearing is there is actually an investigation going on in reverse — to find out who has communicated with Congress — and to me that seems the opposite of what we would be trying to accomplish in looking at what Gen. Post said, and whether it was lawful or not,” Ayotte said during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. “So, I hope there will be no punishment or any kind of pursuit of people trying to communicate with Congress.”

Welsh, who had been called to testify on budget caps, denied any involvement or knowledge of the probes.

“I know of nothing along those lines at all. I would be astonished by it,” Welsh said. “Certainly I am not part of it; the secretary is not part of it; and I would not condone it.”

Federal and military law gives all troops the right to communicate with congressional lawmakers through official and private channels, though they are not to use their service or rank to endorse partisan political causes or campaigns.

“I completely commit to the lawfulness of communication with Congress,” Welsh said. “I support any airman’s right to discuss anything that you’d like to discuss with them, and for them to give you their honest opinion.”
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 03, 2015, 07:36:51 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 03, 2015, 10:30:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/jrTtdTB.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 05, 2015, 06:13:45 PM
Meet the Douglases


(http://i.imgur.com/g1t7LQ7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 05, 2015, 06:33:26 PM
gotta love the Skyhawk.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 05, 2015, 06:38:03 PM
the basic A:

(http://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VA/Attack-Squadron-43-Dateien/image045.jpg)


A-4AR:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/Argentina_Air_Force_McDonnell_Douglas_A-4AR_Fightinghawk_Lofting-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 05, 2015, 06:42:03 PM
One of  the most brilliant aircraft designs ever.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 05, 2015, 06:43:35 PM
And still operational after 60 years.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 05, 2015, 07:38:06 PM
"Heinemann's Hot-Rod"
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 05, 2015, 10:43:36 PM
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 06, 2015, 04:47:06 AM
Impressive.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 06, 2015, 04:58:08 AM
the things man can achieve when hes single....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 06, 2015, 04:59:00 AM
Or has more money than responsibilities...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 06, 2015, 05:08:07 AM
you dont just buy into that hobby at that level.
if married there are no pans in the kitchen.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 06, 2015, 05:36:44 AM
That's a highly time intensive hobby. Before he passed, my grandfather started getting into it and would spend Saturdays out at a private field where they flew those things. His was prop-driven if I remember right. He was retired so he had all the time in the world and had a workshop in his garage for it. The cabinets and stuff are still there (my mom lives there now), but all the aircraft and parts they sold after he passed. I didn't have an interest in it at all back then, but neither did he ever invite me, so I guess it worked out for him.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 08, 2015, 06:38:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kGcER6n.jpg)

RNLAF F-16s intercepting a USAF B-52 on April 2nd in a simulated strategic bombing mission.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Steelgrave on April 08, 2015, 11:47:14 AM
^Damn, she still looks lethal. I used to love hearing them fly....you always knew it was a BUFF by the sound of those engines alone.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2015, 04:02:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iW2Nyh5.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2015, 04:03:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/N25b2Nv.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2015, 04:04:31 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/KC-97G_Illinois_ANG_refueling_F-100C_DC_ANG_1964.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 08, 2015, 04:39:30 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on April 09, 2015, 07:37:26 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-83.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 09, 2015, 07:52:08 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on April 09, 2015, 11:15:20 AM
I get vertigo looking at that pic.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on April 10, 2015, 08:36:07 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/daily-morning-awesomeness-35-photos-274.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 10, 2015, 10:12:42 AM
^awesome.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 10, 2015, 11:59:38 AM
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treason


 Eh? ??? Am I missing an inside joke? Did some Air Force bling-shirt say that saving the A-10 would be 'treasonous'?

http://www.stripes.com/news/af-general-who-said-protesting-a-10-decision-was-treason-removed-from-post-1.339480

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The Air Force general who told airmen that speaking to Congress about plans to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt amounts to treason has left his command position and been reprimanded, the Air Combat Command said Friday.

The service’s inspector general found that the comments by Maj. Gen. James Post, then the ACC vice commander, had a “chilling effect” and caused airmen to feel constrained about their right to speak to lawmakers about important issues, according to the command.

Post was issued a letter of reprimand and is moving from his position following the statements Jan. 10 to about 300 airmen at a Weapons and Tactics Review Board meeting at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The board was discussing the controversial retirement of the A-10, which has sparked a pushback from Congress and infantry troops and pilots who believe it has unique capabilities on the battlefield.

“It was sincerely never my intention to discourage anyone’s access to their elected officials,” Post said in a released statement. “I now understand how my poor choice of words may have led a few attendees to draw this conclusion and I offer my humble apology for causing any undue strain on the command and its mission.”

Post was asked a question about the A-10 and discussed the tight budget leading to the Air Force decision to retire the aircraft. The general talked about the importance of loyalty to the decisions by senior leadership and used the word “treason” to describe airmen who discuss dissenting opinions with lawmakers, the ACC said.

The IG found that Post had been “attempting to prevent” some of the airmen from contacting their representatives on Capitol Hill, according to the command.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 10, 2015, 01:27:03 PM
I get vertigo looking at that pic.

I look at a target climbing to be shot down.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 10, 2015, 01:30:07 PM
Wheres the photo of the Chinese flanker and what are those bombs it was dropping?
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Post by: W8taminute on April 10, 2015, 03:52:41 PM
This plane here keeps interfering with my ground strike missions in WitE.  I destroyed 6000 Soviet aircraft in the first 4 months of the war and I'm still getting harassed by the Soviet Air Force. 

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x310/Evolgrinz/Random/mig3w.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 10, 2015, 03:55:22 PM
You have to bomb Soviet airfields with vodka first.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: W8taminute on April 10, 2015, 03:56:57 PM
^Awesome!  Maybe someone has made a mod for that in game?   :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 10, 2015, 04:05:29 PM
I recall reading it in a WW3 novel where leading armor units were hit with cluster bombs carring spheres of vodka.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 10, 2015, 05:35:56 PM
I recall reading it in a WW3 novel where leading armor units were hit with cluster bombs carring spheres of vodka.

Yes, they were ineffective. Russian soldiers spend a lifetime building a resistance to the effects of cheap vodka.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: endfire79 on April 10, 2015, 08:44:43 PM
India's getting French Rafale fighter jets

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3034290/India-makes-deal-France-buy-36-Rafale-fighter-jets.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-3034290/India-makes-deal-France-buy-36-Rafale-fighter-jets.html)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on April 11, 2015, 12:16:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/N25b2Nv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hZYIVwi.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 11, 2015, 09:27:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/GwnME3E.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 11, 2015, 05:46:00 PM
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A pair of FJ-3 Fury aircraft of Marine Fighter Squadron VMF 312 roars over advancing leathernecks from the Second Marine Regiment, 1957


(http://i.imgur.com/SqU5w4y.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 11, 2015, 06:04:23 PM
Pretty easy to see where the Navy got the design from!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on April 13, 2015, 07:15:05 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/tapiture-9674dabdb6aed279ecade47.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on April 13, 2015, 07:18:11 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/tapiture-tumblr_n8iikj6iuo1tfjr3vo1_1280.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on April 14, 2015, 07:51:44 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/tapiture-9674dabdb6aed279ecade47.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)

Nice.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 15, 2015, 03:29:44 AM
Trivia: the B-52 took its first flight today in 1952.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on April 15, 2015, 05:24:22 AM
You just brought up a memory.
In 1991 was driving down 295 east of the Potomac River.  I always look to the east to see if a plane could be spotted over Andrews AFB.
This one time it was a BUFF.  There aren't any BUFFs based in the east.
If the Big Uglies were moving out, it meant war. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 18, 2015, 09:36:23 AM
More airplane-nerd trivia, answering the question that has torn entire WW2 aircraft enthusiast communities apart:


Which is it: Bf-109 or Me-109?


http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/articles/bf-me/bf-me.htm


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Bf or Me 109?
Which is correct?
 
Every so often, a verbal skirmish will break out over this seemingly contentious issue... "It's Bf 109!"  "No, it's Me 109!"  "Bf!"  "Me!!"  Frequently, this degenerates into name-calling, questioning of parentage, gnashing of teeth, and other such impolite and unproductive activities.  Well, today we will conclusively lay this dispute to rest once and for all...
 
Both terms are correct.
 
First, a little history is in order.  The 109 (8-109, if one wants to be strictly pedantic and refer to the aircraft with the 8- prefix assigned by the RLM to fighter aircraft) was first flown at the end of May 1935 at the home field of the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke in Augsburg, Germany.  Design of the aircraft was started in March 1934 under the direction of Dipl. Ing. Willy Messerschmitt, who joined the firm after a merger of his own company, Messerschmitt Flugzeugbau, with BFW as ordered by the Bavarian government. (1)  Emboldened by the success of his Bf 108, and anticipating certain defeat in the RLM's fighter design competition due to personal animosities, Messerschmitt "went for broke" technologically, incorporating a number of aerodynamically and mechanically advanced features into the 109 such as automatic leading edge slots, trailing edge flaps, flush-retracting landing gear, an aluminum alloy monocoque fuselage, and a fully enclosed cockpit.  The results of the competition, of course, are well known today... the 109 won handily due to the inherent superiority of the design, and the rest, as they say, is history.
 
With the competition decided, production orders soon followed, and further development of the airframe continued.  A stream of prototypes and production aircraft issued forth from the BFW factory, and the German propaganda machine wasted no time in trumpeting the superiority of the 109.  As part of the continued development of the aircraft, early production aircraft were sent to join the Legion Kondor in Spain, and comprehensively established air superiority wherever they appeared.  Unfortunately, these were not the type of accomplishments which readily lent themselves to positive publicity in the eyes of the world... such an opportunity presented itself in July 1937, however.
 
The Fourth International Flying Meeting was held at Dübendorf in Switzerland between 23 July and 1 August 1937, and the Luftwaffe's latest and greatest aircraft were on hand to show their capabilities.  Among the aircraft dispatched to the meet were five 109s, which swept the top spots in every event in which they were entered.  With the world press on hand to record the mounting successes of the latest Messerschmitt wonder, the propaganda value of the event was immeasurable to the German government.  Further glory was achieved on 11 November 1937 when Dr.-Ing. Hermann Wurster snatched the landplane speed record with an average speed of 379.38 mph on four passes over a 3km straight course. (2)
 
With this run of incredible achievements, the management of BFW saw an opportunity to maximize on the positive publicity surrounding the achievements of their designer, and on 11 July 1938 incorporated the company as Messerschmitt AG (Aktien Gesellschaft), and Dr. Ing. Willy Messerschmitt was made Chairman and Managing Director.(3)  This is a significant turning point in our story of "Bf vs. Me"... heretofore, all aircraft designed under the auspices of the Bayerische Flugzeugwerke carried the prefix "Bf" before the type number to indicate the origin of the aircraft.  After the incorporation of Messerschmitt AG, all aircraft designed by the firm carried the prefix "Me", indicating the Messerschmitt factory (e.g. Me 210, Me 323, Me 262, etc).
 
So, the 109 would therefore only be called a "Bf 109", right?  Read on...
 
As always, things aren't always what they seem.  While it is undoubtedly correct to refer to the 109 as the Bf 109, the "Me" prefix was used interchangeably, and not just by outside sources such as American or RAF pilots or licensees such as Erla or WNF, as has been suggested... allow me to demonstrate below.
 
Exhibit A:  Page 1 of a 10 page factory report from Messerschmitt AG concerning high-speed stability tests on Me 109F W.Nr. 9928 (reproduced in full elsewhere here on the site, translation to follow at some point):
(http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/articles/bf-me/exhibit_a.jpg)   
Exhibit B:  Page 8 from the SAME FACTORY REPORT, from the MESSERSCHMITT FACTORY, by the SAME AUTHOR (Kalinowski), referring to Bf 109F W.Nr. 9928... did it somehow miraculously become a different aircraft?!  No, it's obviously still the same aircraft.

(http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/articles/bf-me/exhibit_b.jpg)


But wait, there's more!


For my next trick, I present for your investigation and edification two documents scanned from Vol 1. of the Bethke/Henning Jagdgeschwader 300 books... this first example is an example of an actual Verlustmeldung, or loss report for I./JG300, as typed up at unit level and submitted to the RLM for accounting purposes; note the consistent use of the term "Bf 109" throughout (this is reflected in other Verlustmeldungen copied in the book)(4)
Click for a full-size version.

(http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/articles/bf-me/exhibit_c.jpg)

I'm not done yet... see below!  :)


And lastly, from the SAME UNIT, we have the following damage assessment form from I./JG300 concerning an Me 109G-6/AS or G-14/AS.(5)
Click for a full-size version.

(http://109lair.hobbyvista.com/articles/bf-me/exhibit_d.jpg)

Wow... Me 109!  Could this be the SAME THING as a Bf 109?  Why, it sure is!


And that's not all.  Allow me to quote from an 8 December 1942 German radio broadcast from Dr. Ing. Messerschmitt himself, as published in Armand van Ishoven's "Messerschmitt Bf 109 At War":

   "With extremely limited means I designed and built a series of sports and transport aircraft which, through their high performance, served as first steps towards a high performance fighter.  Soon after, when I received the assignment to develop a fighter, it was evident to me that it would have to derive from aircraft like the M23 and M29.  I then tried to equip an aircraft as small and light as possible with a powerful engine, in order to create a fighter that could out-perform anything then known.  This was proved clearly at the International Flying Meeting in Zürich in 1937.  Since that time this aircraft has been developed constantly at a hectic pace to meet the new challenges, and improved upon over and over again, so taht to this day our enemies consider it the most successful fighter in the world.  In English circles now and then one hears the assertion that they have brought out an aircraft superior to the Me 109.  Nothing can better disprove this than the list of our victories.  From the steadily improving performance of the Me 109 in the course of this war, and its lasting superiority, you can see that we are actively maintaining this superiority into the future as well."(6)

 

So, what have we learned today?  We've learned where the confusion stems from between Bf and Me, we learned when the changeover occurred, and we learned that the terms are used interchangeably at ALL levels within the Luftwaffe... so they're BOTH right!

Thus endeth the sermon.  :)

 
(1)  Wings of Fame vol. 4, Messerschmitt Bf 109- The First Generation. David Donald, p.40.
(2) ibid.
(3) ibid.
(4)  Jagdgeschwader 300, Teil I.  Herbert Bethke and Friedhelm Henning, p.76.
(5)  Jagdgeschwader 300, Teil I.  Herbert Bethke and Friedhelm Henning, p.190.
(6)  Messerschmitt Bf 109 At War, Armand van Ishoven, p. 184.


If the Germans themselves couldn't even figure it out then the rest of us can finally cut each other some slack. Whew!

Now, onto Peace in the MiddleEast...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 19, 2015, 07:47:41 PM
(https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/10995597_970438699655948_3114378113064578379_n.jpg?oh=5329e4d1fa4cc597f7ca43374cf84d2e&oe=55A7090E)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 19, 2015, 08:07:11 PM
Im laughing so hard it hurts.   :2funny:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 20, 2015, 06:34:24 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/104/273999539_aa37f5ab22_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on April 20, 2015, 01:14:08 PM
I sense some serious shit going down....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on April 21, 2015, 01:11:54 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/daily-afternoon-randomness-49-photos-308.jpg?quality=94&strip=all)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on April 22, 2015, 05:18:30 AM
Crashed Me 262 recovered in Netherlands.

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotube-2/messerschmitt-262-jet-fighter-found-netherlands.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on April 27, 2015, 08:04:00 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/my-favorite-tapiture-photos-of-the-week-50-photos-45.gif?w=600&h=372)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2015, 10:48:28 AM
(http://img.odometer.com/slides/4/2/2/0/9/3/4220935665/929d9aa6344a4a0960709170fc4ade210480bfd8.jpeg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 27, 2015, 10:49:52 AM
(http://imgur.com/wddz8fY.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 28, 2015, 10:01:18 AM
(http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=232205&d=1430142787)
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Post by: bob48 on April 28, 2015, 10:38:18 AM
Must have a try at that!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 28, 2015, 08:05:05 PM
(http://russianplanes.net/images/to162000/161503.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:08:28 AM
German Panavia Tornado at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico

(http://i.imgur.com/T0094Bd.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:09:45 AM
(http://imgur.com/gLsWAN3.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on April 30, 2015, 07:13:08 AM
English Electric Lightning?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2015, 07:16:08 AM
(http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/wallpaper/wp_CF-104D%20MacDill%20April%209%202005%20DTanner.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 07:31:56 AM
English Electric Lightning?

yessir!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2015, 06:49:16 PM
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U.S. Air Force command center at Tân Sơn Nhứt Air Base (Saigon, South Vietnam - 1966)

(http://i.imgur.com/lF58s8S.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on April 30, 2015, 07:09:33 PM
Now there's a memory.
"Red Crown, Red Crown, this is Blackbeard."
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 30, 2015, 07:37:58 PM
English Electric Lightning?

yessir!

First plane capable of 'supercruise', ie no afterburner needed.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 01, 2015, 05:55:30 AM
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U.S. Air Force command center at Tân Sơn Nhứt Air Base (Saigon, South Vietnam - 1966)

(http://i.imgur.com/lF58s8S.jpg)

Those poor basturds in white t-shirts are writing all the info in the status board live, backwards so it can be read through the board. I guy my father worked with a guy that used to do this and was able to use both hands at the same time while listening to two different info feeds, one into each ear!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2015, 04:41:24 PM
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A Sea Vixen of 899 Naval Air Squadron during live firing practice

(http://i.imgur.com/dPbbQq4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 04, 2015, 05:55:05 AM
I want one!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 05, 2015, 06:27:16 PM
Hawker Nimrod

(http://i.imgur.com/mK15ngX.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 05, 2015, 07:10:20 PM
Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk scout-fighter circa 1934, based on (or more correctly in) the USS Macon (ZRS-5) US Navy Rigid Airship. By the time the first two photos had been taken the pilots had become so adept at operating from the Macon that the planes' landing gear was removed to save weight and improve streamlining.

(http://www.456fis.org/THE%20AKRON%20&%20MACON/CURTISS-F9C%20(16).jpg)

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lus5mwN1Ka1qzp3pqo1_500.jpg)

The Sparrowhawk in original configuration:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/F9C-2_Sparrowhawk_fighter.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 05, 2015, 08:41:39 PM
just the idea of airship aircraft carriers is fucking awesome!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 05, 2015, 08:46:08 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQTsPZsOwhrK5WfJSkTFDSnd5fblKg61FARB5eeBNzBLfOsJaWl)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 06, 2015, 04:09:15 AM
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQTsPZsOwhrK5WfJSkTFDSnd5fblKg61FARB5eeBNzBLfOsJaWl)

For some reason those Sky Captain carriers remind me of Babylonian sphynxs or (slightly) Escher's bird-man sculpture.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 06, 2015, 06:03:09 AM
Yeah, I can see that.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2015, 10:23:26 AM
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Blackburn NA-39 (Buccaneer) taking off from HMS Victorious - June 1959.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/27/media-27324/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2015, 09:20:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kyu6aC6.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on May 10, 2015, 12:23:09 PM
is that the B2?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 10, 2015, 12:41:57 PM
is that the B2?

Na... Tu-160 Blackjack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockwell_B-1_Lancer).

Oh, wait...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on May 10, 2015, 12:43:57 PM
its sexy, whatever it is
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 10, 2015, 01:15:20 PM
is that the B2?

(http://www.maku.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/elronds-facepalm.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2015, 01:17:55 PM
Wait,  that's not a B-52?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2015, 01:19:03 PM
Rock Lobster!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on May 10, 2015, 01:42:23 PM
is that the B2?

(http://www.maku.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/elronds-facepalm.jpg)

im taking air recognition abuse from someone who wears argyle socks

i dont think so girlfriend!!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on May 10, 2015, 03:57:18 PM
I'm pretty sure that pic was of swamp gas or a B-1B. You never see the two together.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 10, 2015, 04:03:57 PM
I'm pretty sure that pic was of swamp gas or a B-1B. You never see the two together.  :crazy2:

Depending on how many caliente chili dogs the navigator had before takeoff...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2015, 05:19:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/SvTeLUj.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 12, 2015, 09:23:51 PM
(http://www.photosof.org/walls/grumman_f_14_tomcat_fighter-normal.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on May 13, 2015, 06:07:56 AM
Wilbur don't get no respect.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2015, 10:51:07 AM
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U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles wait to receive fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker during exercise Red Flag 15-1 on their way to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23, 2015.

(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/WeekInPhotos/2015-01/hires_150123-F-OB680-407c.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2015, 10:54:51 AM
A S-2F Tracker ready to take-off from Brazilian aircraft carrier Minas Gerais (former HMS Vengeance) sometime in the late 60's

(http://www.naval.com.br/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/P-16A-Tracker-no-NAeL-Minas-Gerais-002a.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 13, 2015, 10:57:33 AM
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X-47b completing it's first autonomous aerial refueling

(http://i.imgur.com/HkltEty.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 13, 2015, 10:58:38 AM
Now that's cool!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 13, 2015, 04:23:15 PM
UCAS-D is but a few short steps from Skynet.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 15, 2015, 06:16:26 AM
click to enlarge

(http://i.imgur.com/Bqvyivn.png)

Toonces - weren't you down at the bottom?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 19, 2015, 10:52:44 AM
(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/2005-12/051201-N-5088T-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 19, 2015, 03:35:39 PM
 :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 19, 2015, 06:11:34 PM
:'(

Yep. Great pic though.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 20, 2015, 10:06:38 AM
F-35Bs on board USS Wasp\


(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/150518-M-ZZ999-003.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 20, 2015, 10:14:00 AM
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Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons refuel behind a KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 while flying over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, May 11, 2015. 

(http://i.imgur.com/HsyeNkb.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 21, 2015, 04:28:28 PM
Tomcats on the deck of USS Enterprise. First cruise for the F-14A, during which the Enterprise took participated in the evacuation of Saigon

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--lmFS8m9Z--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1261054852537851820.jpg)

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/40-years-ago-today-the-enterprise-headed-home-after-eva-1705901624
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on May 21, 2015, 04:51:45 PM
Wow, 40 years - I had no idea they were that old
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 21, 2015, 05:18:15 PM
Top Gun started production a mere 9 or 10 years after that photo was taken. Some of the filming was even done on the Enterprise.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 21, 2015, 06:36:23 PM
(http://38.media.tumblr.com/efc9217a6b4d79917e217605a838e58d/tumblr_mugkmcwJ8m1qzkkr1o5_500.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 22, 2015, 06:29:33 AM
Anyone know if the Toms operated over Vietnam during the evacuation?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 23, 2015, 07:22:09 AM
IIRC the answer is yes.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2015, 10:30:02 AM
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A flight of F-15C Eagles from the 44th Fighter Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, flies during a solar eclipse over the island of Okinawa (July 22, 2009).

(http://i.imgur.com/MOlbqsY.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2015, 10:30:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/HWjn46d.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2015, 10:36:37 AM
IIRC the answer is yes.

Indeed they did

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-14_Tomcat_operational_history#American_withdrawal_from_Saigon_.281975.29

That could make for a cool 'what-if' gaming scenario.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2015, 10:46:30 AM
Worth a read:

http://defencyclopedia.com/2015/02/14/origins-the-story-of-the-legendary-f-14-tomcat/ (http://defencyclopedia.com/2015/02/14/origins-the-story-of-the-legendary-f-14-tomcat/)


Never saw this pic of the F-111, in Navy colors, before:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/F-111B_CVA-43_approach_July1968.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on May 28, 2015, 11:10:36 AM
Worth a read:

http://defencyclopedia.com/2015/02/14/origins-the-story-of-the-legendary-f-14-tomcat/ (http://defencyclopedia.com/2015/02/14/origins-the-story-of-the-legendary-f-14-tomcat/)


Never saw this pic of the F-111, in Navy colors, before:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/F-111B_CVA-43_approach_July1968.jpg)

Very cool pic.  I can just imagine how loud it would be.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2015, 10:32:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/isAPuFH.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2015, 10:35:56 AM
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The new and  top-secret SR-71 being transported between Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks in Burbank and Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, c.1964


(http://i.imgur.com/wMkfbau.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 13, 2015, 03:47:36 PM
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Three U.S. Navy F-14B Tomcats from Fighter Squadron 102 patrol the sky over the Persian Gulf on Feb. 11, 1998

(http://www.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/1998-02/980211-N-1884F-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 13, 2015, 07:03:49 PM
some days I frikin hate you.   :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 15, 2015, 10:27:08 AM
some days I frikin hate you.   :'(

Some days I hate me too.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 15, 2015, 10:27:37 AM
(http://img1.jetphotos.net:8080/img/6/0/1/8/37444_1432729810.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2015, 10:11:56 AM
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The nose of this P-47 struck the ground on a strafing run outside of Milan, Italy. After hitting the ground, the pilot managed to get the aircraft safely back to home base 150 miles away in occupied Grosseto

(http://i.imgur.com/DMo4bxO.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2015, 10:15:22 AM
Continuing my ongoing effort to make Star cry like a little girl...


(http://i.imgur.com/EmG7JrJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 10:31:07 AM
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Italian "Fiat CR.32" utilized by the rebel Nationalist Air Force (Spanish Civil War c. 1936-1939)

(http://i.imgur.com/NdWTeJy.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 10:33:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CZmk8mo.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 17, 2015, 11:37:24 AM
Its good to be the king.   :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on June 17, 2015, 01:41:27 PM
Its good to be the king.   :knuppel2:

until you have to pay for your army... enjoy that
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 17, 2015, 01:53:52 PM
Its good to be the king.   :knuppel2:

until you have to pay for your army... enjoy that

We'll just send it north and take all your sirop d'erable.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on June 18, 2015, 11:39:39 AM
syrup on MREs... could be on to something
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2015, 10:22:53 AM
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Gloster Javelin FAW.9R (XH890) of No 23 Squadron banking away from the camera clearly showing the identification markers and the missile complement of Firestreak infra-red homing air-to-air missiles. This aircraft is flying from No. 23 Squadron's base at RAF Coltishall, c1960's.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/167/media-167608/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2015, 10:23:57 AM
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Douglas Thor intermediate range ballistic missile arrives in the UK. The missile is on a trolley and is being removed from the cargo bay via the nose of an C-124 Globemaster of the USAF's Military Air Transport Service. Royal Air Force Police and doghandlers are nearby, c1960's.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/167/media-167606/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 19, 2015, 07:10:36 PM
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Gloster Javelin FAW.9R (XH890) of No 23 Squadron banking away from the camera clearly showing the identification markers and the missile complement of Firestreak infra-red homing air-to-air missiles. This aircraft is flying from No. 23 Squadron's base at RAF Coltishall, c1960's.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/167/media-167608/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)

Those missiles look a little bit like the Nazi Ruhrstahl X-4:

(http://www.warhistoryonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Ruhrstahl-X-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2015, 02:54:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PzJ6iU1.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on June 25, 2015, 07:47:23 AM
Cool!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 25, 2015, 08:14:16 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/jet-hits-concrete-wall-at-500-mph-1-gif-1.gif?w=600&h=450)

Quote
An F-4 Phantom flown into a specially designed concrete wall, which is used to protect Nuclear Power Plants. The plane is flying at 500 mph, and is completely vaporized upon impact, while the wall remains standing.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2015, 10:42:59 AM
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Modified Soviet Hurricane XIIb with rear gunner

(http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/6755L.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2015, 10:45:05 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/gAh91pY.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 01, 2015, 04:13:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DORGJq6.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 01, 2015, 04:42:21 PM
^ And that, folks, is why A-10s should be part of Army Aviation.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 04, 2015, 01:26:27 AM
https://youtu.be/yg3rmVBv9bs (https://youtu.be/yg3rmVBv9bs)

Tali who? Nobody left but us crickets.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 08, 2015, 04:44:45 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--p-vM1MF6--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1324326923765215402.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on July 08, 2015, 07:38:35 PM
That's a big Twinkie under there.   :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 08, 2015, 08:07:38 PM
Either that or the MOALD (Mother of All Lawn Darts).
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 08, 2015, 08:17:48 PM
Atomic Jart
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on July 09, 2015, 06:38:15 AM
Either that or the MOALD (Mother of All Lawn Darts).

 O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on July 09, 2015, 06:38:48 AM
To me, it just appears as if it is looking to mate.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 09, 2015, 06:42:17 AM
To me, it just appears as if it is looking to mate.

Pon Farr
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 09, 2015, 06:43:17 AM
Just like a dog's, running out of skin. It's gotta go somewhere.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 10, 2015, 06:24:00 AM
S-2T Tracker of the Republic of China Navy

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7354/9555020209_94446ab22e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on July 10, 2015, 06:55:44 AM
Nice cammo scheme.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: jomni on July 11, 2015, 08:01:08 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/472/19430673018_133fdfbae8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vB2h8L)SAM_0774 (https://flic.kr/p/vB2h8L) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 13, 2015, 10:53:18 AM
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An Italian F-104 Starfighter and Tornado, a Turkish F-104 Starfighter and a US Air Force A-7D Corsair II participating in NATO Exercise DRAGON HAMMER '87


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7639/16301598484_9f78ede4a4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 13, 2015, 02:59:44 PM
Flyby over Buckingham Palace to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.


(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--bDggD-uQ--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1334852826449644975.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Electric_Strawberry on July 13, 2015, 06:43:51 PM
I don't know if this has been posted here before, but I thought you might find it interesting.  It's a C-130 landing and taking off from an aircraft carrier.

http://theaviationist.com/2014/07/16/c-130-land-on-carrier/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on July 13, 2015, 07:24:59 PM
I admit, I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see the video. Amazing!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 14, 2015, 05:27:56 AM
That is incredible. I had to watch it several times. I'm surprised it could get up enough airspeed to take off.

Thinks.....wonder if I can do that in FSX?.................
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on July 14, 2015, 05:53:16 AM
https://www.facebook.com/ron.smith.7161953/videos/o.37212609567/566332770047539/?type=2&theater

Some landings are harder than others.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 14, 2015, 06:50:52 AM
LMAO :D
Title: USS Missouri 1 Kamikaze 0
Post by: Electric_Strawberry on July 14, 2015, 11:05:30 AM
On April 11, 1945, off Okinawa, The USS Missouri was struck by a kamikaze.  The Missouri suffered several small dents to her armor and some scratched paint.  The kamikaze was obliterated.

http://ww2db.com/image.php?image_id=2420
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 14, 2015, 05:40:26 PM
https://www.facebook.com/ron.smith.7161953/videos/o.37212609567/566332770047539/?type=2&theater

Some landings are harder than others.

Ha! love it!


(I actually used to smoke those things when I was young and stupid. LSMFT...)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2015, 06:37:22 PM
(http://imgur.com/rnyYfUj.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2015, 07:11:12 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 15, 2015, 07:58:21 PM
(http://imgur.com/rnyYfUj.jpg)

Valkyrie and Hustler. Amazing shot!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 15, 2015, 11:37:59 PM
Thanks Wing, I knew valkyrie, I was lost on the other. The front looks very similar to the delta dart style. The 4 engines on the delta wing i had not ever seen before.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 17, 2015, 10:22:08 AM
French "Amiot 143" bomber (France c. 1940)

(http://i.imgur.com/KWCs3IK.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on July 17, 2015, 11:13:43 AM
Needs more windows.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on July 17, 2015, 11:35:38 AM
That's the baguette display case. The French take their gastronomic standards with them.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 17, 2015, 11:41:01 AM
That's the baguette display case. The French take their gastronomic standards with them.

This what the French aircrew wore:


(http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsC/tve3240-19660415-156.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on July 17, 2015, 12:48:20 PM
A restaurant with a view!  Nice! 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Electric_Strawberry on July 17, 2015, 03:22:32 PM
Great pics and vids of the Me-323.


http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-giant-nazi-plane-was-the-largest-land-based-transp-1717834039
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2015, 11:13:02 AM
http://mashable.com/2015/07/18/underwater-plane-graveyard-wwii/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on July 21, 2015, 05:03:12 PM
B17s are really pretty maneuverable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGGynxYbA48
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 22, 2015, 06:50:59 AM
A few years back my son and I were at an airshow in south Houston, and they had a B-17. As we left for the day their B-17 buzzed the crowd, but it was virtually standing on its right wingtip a hundred feet or so off the ground. Holy hell was that impressive.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 22, 2015, 07:31:48 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/VInD7Xn.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on July 23, 2015, 05:38:24 AM
Fighter pilots can ignore basic realities.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2015, 06:15:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8NgJqB7.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 24, 2015, 08:13:41 PM
http://americaloveshorsepower.com/23-military-aircraft-civilians-can-legally-own/24/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 25, 2015, 04:21:43 AM
We have this on at the moment, and its just a few miles down the coast from me;

http://www.sunderlandlive.co.uk/airshow/in-the-air

Already seen the P40 which flew over quite low not long ago. I'm desperate to see the OV-10 Bronco.

May go down there tomorrow with one of my sons.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 29, 2015, 03:47:58 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/FFRvk6e.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on July 29, 2015, 05:57:56 PM
The sled driver must be doing the equivalent of standing on the brakes to not run away from the rhino.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 29, 2015, 06:10:38 PM
I think its at the .025 setting on the throttle.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 31, 2015, 10:17:33 AM
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Three Swedish Saab 35 Draken being towed out from F 18 Tullinge mountain hangar.

(http://i.imgur.com/RyEUNEU.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2015, 07:05:37 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--PjGw3x8U--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1365436497996073101.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 03, 2015, 10:31:21 AM
Quote
Piaggio Hammerhead P.1HH UAV from Italy, derived from the P.180 Avanti II business aircraft

(http://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/webhammerhead.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2015, 07:13:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/fZ6lRKS.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on August 04, 2015, 10:17:41 AM
SU-35
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 04, 2015, 11:43:05 AM
SMH.....

its a Super Hornet in digital camo.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on August 04, 2015, 12:04:53 PM
Yep, I was thinking the engine air intakes on an F-18 were rounded and not rectangle.  That's why I was thinking Su-35
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: jomni on August 05, 2015, 06:35:46 AM
Yep, I was thinking the engine air intakes on an F-18 were rounded and not rectangle.  That's why I was thinking Su-35

The old Hornets were round.  The Super Hornets are square.

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 05, 2015, 07:25:07 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 05, 2015, 09:39:57 AM
Turkish F-4s

(http://i.imgur.com/5LLHkji.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 05, 2015, 09:41:53 AM
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A Nimrod MR2 maritime patrol aircraft passes over USS Spadefish (SSN-668) and HMS Trenchant (S-91) at the North Pole during Operation ICEX-92.

(http://i.imgur.com/X3sZmPl.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 05, 2015, 11:39:56 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--sqSgFsdi--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1369799422542293094.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 07, 2015, 07:16:04 AM
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Polish Air Force Sukhoi 22M4 at Miroslawiec

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/0/7/0/2684070.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: jomni on August 09, 2015, 12:37:13 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/319/20411013922_f33f712afe_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x6DMk9)SAM_0872 (https://flic.kr/p/x6DMk9) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/370/20393413716_e6881a99d7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x56zpj)SAM_0907 (https://flic.kr/p/x56zpj) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/364/19796997304_e6a4aa431b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/waoMzJ)SAM_0908 (https://flic.kr/p/waoMzJ) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2015, 04:35:50 PM
Hellenic Air Force F-16


(http://i.imgur.com/2kpxB9B.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2015, 04:43:35 PM
Tomcat ops from USS Coral Sea, noteworthy because the Coral Sea was not a "super carrier" (and the Tomcat was a big aircraft). It was a modernized Midway-class launched in 1946. The Tomcat didn't normally operate from the Midways, but it could.





http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/could-the-f-14-tomcat-operate-from-the-uss-coral-sea-an-1722586198
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 12, 2015, 04:44:45 PM
Little more


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on August 17, 2015, 11:45:45 PM
Still a great looking plane.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on August 20, 2015, 04:03:21 PM
Have never seen this before.  Don't think it is a photoshop.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 20, 2015, 05:04:03 PM
Have never seen this before.  Don't think it is a photoshop.

Pretty sure it is - https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/wwi-and-wwii-plane-geeks.140199/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 20, 2015, 05:05:31 PM
Quote
Indian Navy Tupolev 142 parked in Mumbai.

(http://russianplanes.net/images/to172000/171123.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on August 20, 2015, 05:56:42 PM
great catch, mirth.
Thought it had to be some kind of mock-up, but there was always the sea dart
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 20, 2015, 06:12:31 PM
great catch, mirth.
Thought it had to be some kind of mock-up, but there was always the sea dart

Heh. Yeah, the Sea Dart is strange enough.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 20, 2015, 07:03:57 PM
(http://41.media.tumblr.com/b98dd394ddd2f7a1dc0d7d8b0644825e/tumblr_mu6nhcgzoC1r5bk8qo1_1280.jpg)

You can never have enough Ekranoplan...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 20, 2015, 07:10:47 PM
The Russkies do know how to build them weird.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 20, 2015, 07:25:13 PM
The Russkies do know how to build them weird.

They did have a unique design esthetic... 

(http://www.anigrand.com/images/items/AA2107_Il-102/AA2107_Il-102_real-2.jpg)

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/aircraft/images/6/62/Tu91-2.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20121009101941)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/ff/Il-40front.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 23, 2015, 01:01:33 PM
Four Swedish SAAB J35 Drakens taking off.

(http://i.imgur.com/rcZDmFZ.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2015, 05:34:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/6Z2HbmR.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 27, 2015, 10:29:22 AM
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Avro Vulcan B2 (MRR), XH534, of No 27 Squadron RAF, based at Scampton, in flight over the sea, August 1976.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/7/media-7538/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: mirth on August 27, 2015, 10:32:18 AM
3 generations of  North American Aviation fighters.

(http://imgur.com/wDMIc7u.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on August 27, 2015, 11:03:34 AM
Awesome.
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Post by: mirth on August 28, 2015, 10:06:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kbTrQEC.jpg)

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In support of an operational test exercise for their F-35s, the Royal Netherlands Air Force contingent at Edwards brought in six A-4s from Draken International, six F-16s from the 162nd Fighter Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, and a KDC-10 Air Refueling tanker from the RNLAF 334th Transport Squadron at Eindhoven Airport, Netherlands. The Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team contracted Draken International to provide the small fleet of A-4s that were employed as adversary aircraft with a variety of types of mission sets.

http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123456902 (http://www.edwards.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123456902)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 28, 2015, 11:05:34 AM
privatizing Red Flag....   :-\
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Post by: mirth on August 28, 2015, 11:12:18 AM
privatizing Red Flag....   :-\

It's just the Dutch ;)
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 28, 2015, 05:14:51 PM
Hey now!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 28, 2015, 05:26:33 PM
Hey now!

♫♪...hey nowww...don't dreeeaaaam it's oooo-veerrr...♪♫

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Post by: Staggerwing on August 28, 2015, 05:29:56 PM
^Whenever I hear that song all I can think about is The Stand.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 28, 2015, 06:29:55 PM
^Whenever I hear that song all I can think about is The Stand.

For me, it's Don't Fear the Reaper with that movie. The best part of The Stand is the beginning when everyone dies. After that, meh.
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Post by: mirth on August 29, 2015, 03:05:48 PM
(http://www.migflug.com/jetflights/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reditt-com-mig-25-foxbat.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on August 29, 2015, 03:12:33 PM
25 or 31? I'm guessing 25.
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Post by: mirth on August 29, 2015, 03:41:12 PM
25, yep.
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Post by: OJsDad on August 29, 2015, 08:17:51 PM
From that angle, it looks like a want a be Tomcat.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 29, 2015, 09:02:37 PM
judging from the nose its a recon version.
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Post by: mirth on August 30, 2015, 04:53:53 AM
The Russians kept the recce version in service longest. Only got rid of the last of them a couple years ago.
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Post by: besilarius on September 01, 2015, 05:38:51 AM
More troubles for Lockheed and the F35

http://www.duffelblog.com/2015/08/f-35-loses-dogfight-to-red-baron/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Duffel%20Blog&utm_content=Lockheed%20Upbeat%20Despite%20F-35%20Losing%20Dogfight%20To%20Red%20Baron
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 01, 2015, 09:23:42 AM
Snoopy is a hell of a pilot!
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Post by: Centurion40 on September 01, 2015, 09:28:42 AM
Yeah.  He'll turn that F-35 into one helluva dog house!!
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 06:25:39 PM
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One of only two airworthy Curtiss P-36 Hawks seen in the air over Duxford during the Flying Legends 2015 air show

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/9/9/7/2695799.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 03, 2015, 06:47:59 PM
There is so much Warhawk in that pic, just waiting for the love of Allison.
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Post by: mirth on September 03, 2015, 06:54:51 PM
I love that whole Hawk series of Curtis fighters.
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Post by: mirth on September 04, 2015, 10:12:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/k2IOJ8N.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 04, 2015, 06:24:28 PM
^

(http://www.hilbelink.net/work/logos/lrg_l_Aardv.png)
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Post by: mirth on September 04, 2015, 06:25:53 PM
^bingo!
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 05, 2015, 08:51:43 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/A-7E_F-4K_Bucc2B_1976_NAN7-76.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 06, 2015, 04:56:17 AM
^great pic!
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Post by: W8taminute on September 07, 2015, 10:49:44 AM
There is so much Warhawk in that pic, just waiting for the love of Allison.

 O0

I love that whole Hawk series of Curtis fighters.

Me too.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2015, 11:08:36 AM
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2015, 11:59:17 AM
Now I have to rewatch that entire movie.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2015, 12:13:38 PM
 :))
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2015, 12:31:29 PM
"Horrywood!"
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2015, 12:39:32 PM
I'm watching it now. Probably the first time in 30 years.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 07, 2015, 12:57:21 PM
I have it on DVD. It's wonderfully stupid.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 07, 2015, 01:39:37 PM
1941 is a fantastic movie. It saddens me when I find people have not heard of it.
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Post by: mirth on September 07, 2015, 01:57:36 PM
It's very under rated. It gets a little more love today than it did when it was originally released

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-1941-spielberg-20150319-story.html

I must have watched it a dozen times or more when I was a kid. It was a Movie Channel staple.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on September 07, 2015, 02:09:08 PM
1941 is a classic. Seen it way too many times and will see it more I'm sure.  O0
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2015, 05:41:08 AM
A-6E Intruder of Attack Squadron (VA) 52 on final approach for recovery on the snow-covered flight deck of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) operating in the Bering Sea,  Jan. 21, 1987.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZqDQkx2.jpg)

http://theaviationist.com/2014/01/25/a6-landing-carrier-snow/ (http://theaviationist.com/2014/01/25/a6-landing-carrier-snow/)

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This is a picture of me and my B/N landing on the USS Carl Vinson in 1987 in the Bering Sea.

We were launched early in the morning to do a weather recon. They shot
us off the pointy end with more airframe icing than I had ever seen
on an aircraft. During our preflight, I called the Air Boss to discuss
this with him and his answer was, "We will just give you a few extra
knots of end speed, man up your aircraft." I anticipated that we would be very close to stall AOA when they shot us (the needle initially pegged) so I was prepared to
nurse it until we slowly accelerated and started our ascent.

We pickup up a considerable amount of icing during our climb-out. The tops were above
20,000 feet if I recall correctly. We stayed above the clouds for close
to an hour while the ice sublimated from the airframe. We then did a
high speed penetration with the speedbrakes fully extended to descend
below the icing as quickly as possible to a Case 3 recovery.

I can remember breaking out of the clouds and not seeing anything other than a
completely white flight deck. You could not see a defined landing
area. The only guidance for lineup was the faint strobe of the
centerline lighting sparkling through the ice on the flight deck. We
recovered on our first pass and flight ops were ceased for the remainder
of the day. I'm not certain but I think this might have been the only
time on our 1986 Cruise that our Airwing had one event on the flight schedule
for the day.
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2015, 10:25:21 AM
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A Leoning OL-8 flies over USS Lexington (CV-2), Dec. 1928. The two-star fuselage placard and wing-strut pennant signify that this plane is the command aircraft of RADM Joseph M. Reeves. Location unknown.

(http://i.imgur.com/Gz97hAc.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on September 08, 2015, 10:32:55 AM
1941 is a classic. Seen it way too many times and will see it more I'm sure.  O0

Fave Spielberg pic of all time!!  O0

(http://media.sdreader.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2011/Oct/28/1941_2_t620.jpg?fbf2daa044e08a86b24c9c38cd7501865a0e2373)
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Post by: besilarius on September 08, 2015, 04:40:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFAbHGAh7g

Horry Wood!!!
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 08, 2015, 05:36:25 PM
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A Leoning OL-8 flies over USS Lexington (CV-2), Dec. 1928. The two-star fuselage placard and wing-strut pennant signify that this plane is the command aircraft of RADM Joseph M. Reeves. Location unknown.

(http://i.imgur.com/Gz97hAc.jpg)


Interesting rigging on the top wing. Looks like some kind of radio antenna array.
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2015, 06:09:59 PM
I think it is. It's a special setup as a command plane.
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Post by: mirth on September 09, 2015, 04:19:55 PM
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Handley Page Halifax B Mark III Series 1As of No. 1663 Heavy Conversion Unit undergo maintenance at night in a T2 Type hangar at Rufforth, Yorkshire, c1943.


(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/55/media-55993/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: Centurion40 on September 10, 2015, 07:02:05 AM
Great pic!!  O0
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 09:35:01 AM
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Mitsubishi XF-2A test aircraft carrying experimental XASM-3 anti-ship missiles and other weapons.

(http://i.imgur.com/T8zYiCs.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 09:42:04 AM
The Horten H.IX, RLM designation Ho 229, German prototype fighter/bomber designed by Reimar and Walter Horten and built by Gothaer Waggonfabrik late in the war. Pictured is Ho229 V3, the third prototype that was unfinished. It is being restored at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.

(http://i.imgur.com/c7F6yeR.jpg)

Full gallery here:

http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/artifact.cfm?object=nasm_A19600324000
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 13, 2015, 01:53:55 PM
^There was a great NOVA episode (or maybe it was NatGeo?) about the serendipitous stealth capabilities of the 229. A bunch of engineers who specialize in building radar cross-section models built a full size mockup of the Horton jet with internal components designed to simulate the metal in the engines.  While it was no F-117 the tests showed that it would have a notable detection range advantage against Britain's Chain Home system.

IIRC, the ep was titled something like 'Hitler's Stealth Fighter'.
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 02:09:45 PM
Cool. Don't think I've seen that one. I'll check it out.
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2015, 02:16:31 PM
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In early 2008, Northrop-Grumman paired up television documentary producer Michael Jorgensen and the National Geographic Channel to produce a documentary to determine whether the Ho 229 was, in fact, the world's first true "stealth" fighter-bomber.[3] Northrop-Grumman built a full-size non-flying reproduction of the V3, constructed to match the aircraft's radar properties. After an expenditure of about US$250,000 and 2,500 man-hours, Northrop's Ho 229 reproduction was tested at the company's classified[clarification needed] radar cross-section (RCS) test range at Tejon, California, where it was placed on a 15-meter (50 ft) articulating pole and exposed to electromagnetic energy sources from various angles, using the same three HF/VHF-boundary area frequencies in the 20–50 MHz range used by the Chain Home system in the mid-1940s.[3]

RCS testing showed that a hypothetical Ho 229 approaching the English coast from France flying at 885 kilometres per hour (550 mph) at 15–30 metres (49–98 ft) above the water would have been visible at a distance of 80% that of a Bf 109. This implies a frontal RCS of only 40% that of a Bf 109 at the Chain Home frequencies. The most visible parts of the aircraft were the jet inlets and the cockpit, but caused no return through smaller dimensions than the CH wavelength. Given the high-speed capabilities of the aircraft, it would have given the British defences just two and a half minutes to respond, which would not have been enough time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229#Operational_history
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2015, 11:05:29 AM
Boeing concept art for an F-15 variant capable of carrying 16 AMRAAMs

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--AzM2kyQb--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1427441622976745031.png)
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Post by: Windigo on September 14, 2015, 01:16:23 PM
Thats a squadron killer that config... jeesus H!
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Post by: OJsDad on September 14, 2015, 04:05:02 PM
I still like the idea of the B-1R
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2015, 06:53:55 PM
Or the unmanned Missile Truck:

http://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2014/11/05/is_a_missile_truck_the_solution_to_one_of_the_scariest_wargames_ever__107528.html

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[The RAND study] analyzed a U.S.-China air war over Taiwan made the bold assumption that every air-to-air missile fired from a U.S. F-22 hit a Chinese fighter (100 percent kill rate) and that every Chinese missile missed the U.S. F-22s (0 percent kill rate). In their simulation, the United States still lost the fight. The F-22s ran out of missiles and the Chinese fighters were able to go after vulnerable tankers and command and control aircraft. A far more detailed simulation the following year showed the same results. Even though U.S. F-22s were pegged with a 27-to-1 qualitative advantage over Chinese fighters, their diminished numbers and the fact that they had to fight from long range meant the Chinese had vastly superior numbers and won the fight.


 
The RAND study emphasized that improvements in forward basing infrastructure were necessary for U.S. airpower to achieve its objective effectively.

But in a new report from CNAS, “Robotics on the Battlefield Part II: The Coming Swarm,” Scharre offers another solution to mitigate China’s numerical advantage – an unmanned “missile truck” fighter:

An uninhabited “missile truck” that brought additional air-to-air missiles to the fight to supplement human-inhabited F-22s could tip the scales back in the United States’ favor. Such an aircraft need not have the full performance characticeristics of a 5th or 6th generation fighter aircraft. It would only need to have sufficient stealth to get close enough to launch its missiles against Chinese fighters. If it then perished in the engagement, that would be acceptable provided it took a sufficient number of enemy fighters with it. It would still have accomplished the mission. The uninhabited aircraft would not need advanced autonomy, merely enough to fly in a straight line under a human’s control and sufficiently robust communications links for the human-inhabited F-22s to pass targeting data. All targeting and firing decisions would be made by the F-22 pilots. If such an aircraft could be built at relatively low costs, this uninhabited “loyal wing-man” could be a tremendous force multiplier for U.S. human-inhabited fighters.

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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 14, 2015, 07:06:15 PM
IIRC properly data linked legacy aircraft can already turn their missile control over to F-22s.  they can fire them from way beyond the front line and hand them off to either F-22s or AWACS.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2015, 07:13:57 PM
In reference to the 'missile truck' concept- the vehicle would not have to be a true fighter airframe. Instead surplus airliners could be utilized in much the same way that the 747 was once proposed as a cruise missile carrier:

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--VtgwfcDa--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/jqpnexme8siuimsknw4a.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2015, 08:45:09 PM
IIRC properly data linked legacy aircraft can already turn their missile control over to F-22s.  they can fire them from way beyond the front line and hand them off to either F-22s or AWACS.

That's pretty much the idea.

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More air-to-air missiles is a good thing for the Eagle. As the the new AIM-120D AMRAAM comes on line and is paired along with the F-15C/D’s APG-63V3 and F-15E’s APG-82 Active Electronically Scanned Array radars, the Eagle will be able to sling missiles from about double the range they can today, depending on the engagement situation. More missiles means more tactical options when facing a robust foe, and it also means the Eagle may be able to work as an arsenal ship of sorts for stealthy F-35s and F-22s which have far less beyond-visual-range missile carrying capabilities. By using the F-35 and F-22’s data collected forward of an Eagle’s position, along with the Eagle’s greatly enhanced radar data, the F-15 could provide missiles on demand from many dozens of miles away. This would also allow F-35s and F-22s to work as battle managers of sorts well ahead of the Eagle’s position even after their weapons bays are empty.

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/boeings-touts-new-16-air-to-air-missile-carrying-f-15-e-1730258333 (http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/boeings-touts-new-16-air-to-air-missile-carrying-f-15-e-1730258333)

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Post by: mirth on September 15, 2015, 08:33:54 PM
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Oregon Air National Guard F-15s firing missiles


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4131/5001658517_71334aa6a9_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 16, 2015, 10:33:48 AM
Tupolev family photo

(http://i.imgur.com/lhI5FuA.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on September 16, 2015, 11:02:05 AM
I get a kick outta the Blackjack... if anyone wanted proof that the russkies steal technology/copy american design...
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Post by: mirth on September 16, 2015, 11:04:16 AM
Putin says we stole it from them.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 16, 2015, 11:10:21 AM
Of course he does.  ::)
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 16, 2015, 12:46:21 PM
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Oregon Air National Guard F-15s firing missiles


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4131/5001658517_71334aa6a9_o.jpg)

Sweet!
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 16, 2015, 12:47:42 PM
Tupolev family photo

(http://i.imgur.com/lhI5FuA.jpg)

God help me but I think the Russians make great looking aircraft, in a rugged and unrefined sort of way.
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Post by: mirth on September 16, 2015, 04:41:52 PM
God help me but I think the Russians make great looking aircraft, in a rugged and unrefined sort of way.

+1
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 16, 2015, 05:13:45 PM
Many of them have that 'Yesterday's Tomorrow' aesthetic as well.
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Post by: Windigo on September 17, 2015, 11:11:58 PM
Many of them have that 'Yesterday's Tomorrow' aesthetic as well.

Futuristic 1950s
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Post by: besilarius on September 20, 2015, 06:10:08 AM
Secret british design to win the war.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 20, 2015, 07:20:58 AM
I think Longblade has some of the minis from that game...
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Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 09:20:46 AM
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The experimental XNBL-1 Barling Bomber in flight testing (1923). The bomber was armed with seven .30-caliber Lewis machine guns, operated from 5 stations, covering practically the whole area around the bomber. It was also one of the first to incorporate bomb bay doors in the fuselage.

(http://i.imgur.com/LxbvYKC.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 10:51:57 AM
Last Tomcat demo flight




http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/relive-the-last-f-14-tomcat-demo-with-those-who-flew-it-1731626021
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on September 23, 2015, 06:34:55 AM
Wrong thread
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2015, 10:08:11 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/bFPmD3v.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 23, 2015, 06:09:52 PM
What's funny about those planes...Folland Gnat, right? I saw 'em in the Hot Shots movies and thought surely they were some kind of prop, but no, they were real damn planes...huh. That was a weird revelation.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 23, 2015, 06:14:59 PM
Actually...

... it's a T-45 Goshawk. Not the first Navy plane to be named Goshawk either.

It is modified from a British design, Just not the Gnat.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 23, 2015, 06:17:00 PM
My bad. To my untrained eye, they look much the same.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 23, 2015, 06:18:28 PM
Here's a Gnat:

(http://www.combatreform.org/Folland_Gnat.jpg)
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Post by: undercovergeek on September 24, 2015, 01:00:50 AM
Actually...

... it's a T-45 Goshawk. Not the first Navy plane to be named Goshawk either.

It is modified from a British design, Just not the Gnat.

It's one of Hawks right?

Same as the red arrows
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 05:39:27 AM
Actually...

... it's a T-45 Goshawk. Not the first Navy plane to be named Goshawk either.

It is modified from a British design, Just not the Gnat.

It's one of Hawks right?

Same as the red arrows

Yep. As Wing noted, the USN version has been heavily modified. Mainly to make it carrier capable.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 24, 2015, 06:09:04 AM
and airworthy.   ;)
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2015, 06:35:27 AM
and airworthy.   ;)

that too :P
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Post by: besilarius on September 24, 2015, 04:45:48 PM
Taranto
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Post by: besilarius on September 24, 2015, 04:59:42 PM
Don't you just hate it when this happens at the airport?

https://www.facebook.com/OffCamberShow/videos/813534938744026/?fref=nf
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 24, 2015, 06:29:20 PM
Taranto


When it comes to sinking battleships, either directly or indirectly, those "already-antiquated-in-their-own-time" Stringbags had nothing to be ashamed of.


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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2015, 06:24:05 AM
Amazing story

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-time-a-tanker-saved-a-fighter-that-was-falling-apar-1733187406
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Post by: besilarius on September 27, 2015, 09:46:41 AM
USN efforts to develop our own Fritz-X.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_drones_in_1945.jpg
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2015, 08:01:43 AM
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Avro Vulcan XH558 and two Folland Gnats of the Gnat Display Team at the Yorkshire Air Show

(http://i.imgur.com/fNAM8My.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2015, 05:38:28 PM
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F7 Corsair II refuels an F8 Cusader.

(http://imgur.com/9cS7wOo.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 28, 2015, 06:06:17 PM
It's remarkable how much the F-7 and F-8 look alike while being so different.

Also, note the Sidewinders mounted to the side of the fuselage of the F-8. You don't see that every day.
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2015, 08:30:55 PM
It is an unusual mount point. The British Lightning had a similar set up.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 29, 2015, 04:36:50 AM
That's right, I forgot about that.
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Post by: mirth on September 29, 2015, 09:54:24 AM
XB-52, X-4 & B-36

(http://www.edwards.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061127-F-1234S-002.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 30, 2015, 09:41:36 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2006/May/24/2000555691/-1/-1/0/060523-F-8155K-083.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 30, 2015, 05:14:57 PM
(http://www.sheppard.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/060513-f-0558k-001.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 30, 2015, 06:09:52 PM
"That's my dad. He fought in dubya dubya two."
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2015, 05:38:23 AM
(http://www.148fw.ang.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/071117-F-6565E-228.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2015, 05:40:22 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Cd7EqXI.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2015, 05:46:23 AM
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F-5E Tiger of the Republic of China Air Force

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5815/21912088885_3c33e372f2_o.jpg)

Gallery - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hsu-chunyuan/albums/72157627804594457
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 04, 2015, 06:08:13 AM
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F-5E Tiger of the Republic of China Air Force

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5815/21912088885_3c33e372f2_o.jpg)

Gallery - https://www.flickr.com/photos/hsu-chunyuan/albums/72157627804594457


Nice little plane. It's too bad that the followup version, the F-20, was cancelled. It was actually more advanced than the competing generation of F-16 and way cheaper.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: eyebiter on October 04, 2015, 10:23:55 AM
(http://twt-thumbs.washtimes.com/media/image/2014/05/08/predator-firing-missile4_s878x659.jpg?05ff56987ef8faa35b1aa0fda305c1c1f5574c93)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2015, 10:40:08 AM
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Beriev Be-12 flying over Russian navy ships

(http://i.imgur.com/8cgtUqw.png)
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Post by: mirth on October 08, 2015, 10:15:11 AM
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F7U-3M Cutlass with the early Sparrow I


(http://i.imgur.com/qH9LCEC.jpg)
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 08, 2015, 10:27:50 AM
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F7U-3M Cutlass with the early Sparrow I


(http://i.imgur.com/qH9LCEC.jpg)

Cool!  I want one!!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/F7U-1_CVB-41_launch2_1941.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: eyebiter on October 10, 2015, 05:57:18 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/usOT46L.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Capn Darwin on October 10, 2015, 08:28:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/usOT46L.jpg)

Assembly line of Chinese J-31s?  :2funny: ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2015, 07:06:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yhQBL80.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2015, 07:39:18 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Oct/05/2001297608/-1/-1/0/151004-M-RR352-048.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2015, 11:09:00 AM
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Boeing B-17 afire (#42-29508), caused while testing new carburetor on #4 engine. August 29, 1943. Location: Chelveston, England


(http://i.imgur.com/LXBpvTh.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2015, 11:12:57 AM
Lady of the Lake -  the remains of a B-29 weather reconnaissance aircraft that rests in the middle of an Alaskan lake near Eielson Air Force Base.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/-ECIwd-GREFU/Ujv2CRxsIrI/AAAAAAAAsnQ/iRXySEi_XaU/lady-of-the-lake-3%25255B2%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800)

http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/09/lady-of-lake-ghostly-remains-of-b-29.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 10:22:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/XQHnDJg.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 10:24:04 AM
(http://www.477fg.afrc.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2015/09/150310-F-PB632-023.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on October 16, 2015, 05:25:26 AM
at Kep, North Vietnam, Lieutenant Commander Theodore R. Swartz received a Silver Star for shooting down a North Vietnam MiG-17 aircraft with air-to-ground rockets. The event was the only enemy aircraft downed by an A-4 Skyhawk during the Vietnam conflict.

The Tinker Toy don't get no respect.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2015, 10:24:29 AM
The Jedi Transition

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-jedi-transition-a-canyon-that-fighter-pilots-love-1678453195

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 16, 2015, 11:53:09 AM
Took a while to get to it, but WOOHOO!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 19, 2015, 10:07:34 AM
(http://imgur.com/zBWVgtJ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 20, 2015, 09:54:13 AM
(http://media.dma.mil/2015/May/29/2001050667/-1/-1/0/150521-F-BZ556-916.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 20, 2015, 09:55:43 AM
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An F-22 Raptor takes off from Amari Air Base, Estonia, Sept. 4, 2015.

(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Sep/08/2001287795/-1/-1/0/150904-F-RN211-306.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 21, 2015, 10:35:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/MBcdipG.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2015, 10:37:03 AM
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A ShinMaywa US-2 amphibious SAR aircraft makes a low level pass past the JS Akizuki (DD-115)


(http://i.imgur.com/bEWhAh4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 21, 2015, 10:41:43 AM
Soviet Tu-16 Badger overflying a Typhoon class SSBN.

(http://i.imgur.com/fIIIraA.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 21, 2015, 10:58:25 AM
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 21, 2015, 11:08:08 AM
Yup.  O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 21, 2015, 03:24:46 PM
Yup.  O0

With the Libs talking killing the F35 purchase... bring on the Super Hornets.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on October 21, 2015, 03:32:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/YvKNn.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2015, 07:13:42 AM
Yup.  O0

With the Libs talking killing the F35 purchase... bring on the Super Hornets.

I want some A-10s too!  Or at least a tribe of Apache's!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2015, 07:18:46 AM
Just finished watching a doc on Netflix about the founding of the Israeli Air Force.  Absolutely fascinating story of how it came about.  Ironic how the IAF's first fighters we Me 109s.

(http://me109.airwar1946.nl/foreign/images/008israel03.jpg)

(http://me109.airwar1946.nl/foreign/images/008israel02.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2015, 07:20:37 AM
Just finished watching a doc on Netflix about the founding of the Israeli Air Force.  Absolutely fascinating story of how it came about.  Ironic how the IAF's first fighters we Me 109s.

(http://me109.airwar1946.nl/foreign/images/008israel03.jpg)


I watched it a couple weeks ago. It was well done. Amazing what they accomplished with a handful of planes and pilots.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2015, 07:23:51 AM
Then they scored some Spitfires and 3 B-17s, with which they bombed Cairo!  :o

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t1alZHvmPDQ/TZk2XH3_scI/AAAAAAAAAyA/-EC1L1ffDYs/s1600/IDF_B17fly.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 22, 2015, 07:24:27 AM
Just finished watching a doc on Netflix about the founding of the Israeli Air Force.  Absolutely fascinating story of how it came about.  Ironic how the IAF's first fighters we Me 109s.

(http://me109.airwar1946.nl/foreign/images/008israel03.jpg)


I watched it a couple weeks ago. It was well done. Amazing what they accomplished with a handful of planes and pilots.

And ingenuity!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2015, 09:20:39 AM
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Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds on the same flight line with their F4 Phantoms

(http://imgur.com/Tjpe4Q5.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2015, 09:22:39 AM
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RAF Washington B.1. B29s loaned to Great Britain until they had a nuclear capable bomber.

(http://imgur.com/DEAZME2.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 25, 2015, 05:35:38 AM
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F14A Tomcats from VF-114 and VF-213 assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 on board the USS Enterprise, 1984.

(http://imgur.com/pP9mw0v.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 25, 2015, 05:37:13 AM
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F-102 interceptors over Vietnam, 1966 (photo by Larry Burrows)


(http://i.imgur.com/z0RulbM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 25, 2015, 07:34:26 AM
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 25, 2015, 10:32:27 AM
a B-17 story:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/theres-an-eerily-untouched-wwii-bomber-sitting-in-hawaii/ar-BBmoox4?li=BBgzzfc&ocid=mailsignout
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 25, 2015, 10:35:42 AM
Wow. I'm glad they were able to bring it back home.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 25, 2015, 11:01:05 AM
Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower.



Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 25, 2015, 12:41:53 PM
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60 years ago today the Saab-35 Draken had its first flight.

(http://i.imgur.com/aUlIdpw.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 25, 2015, 01:40:50 PM
Pretty amazing considering it was 1955. Now that I think about it the Draken does have a bit of an Alexander Lippisch-style Luft-46 vibe to it. Maybe Saab got to collaborate with him while he was assisting Convair in the USA.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on October 26, 2015, 05:37:50 AM
SU-30 video over Syria.

http://theaviationist.com/2015/10/25/su-30-video-air-to-air/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 26, 2015, 08:21:20 AM
why carry air to air missiles?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 26, 2015, 08:23:28 AM
why carry air to air missiles?

A purely defensive measure  ::)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2015, 08:00:59 AM
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F-4 Phantoms over North Vietnam, 1972.

(http://imgur.com/TLrM0Wo.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2015, 08:01:56 AM
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F-14A of VF-51 Screaming Eagles intercepts a Soviet Tu-95RT

(http://i.imgur.com/yCbd8jX.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 29, 2015, 07:49:58 AM
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McDonnell Douglas Phantom FGR2, XV423 'R', of No. 29 Squadron RAF takes off from Coningsby in 1975. This aircraft later formed part of the Squadron detachment which deployed to Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands in October 1982.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/7/media-7864/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 30, 2015, 01:31:12 PM
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Jordanian F-5Es bought by the Brazilian Air Force undergoing upgrades in Brazil, 2009

(http://www.aereo.jor.br/wp-content/uploads//2009/10/PAMA-SP09-F5-jordania7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Mr. Bigglesworth on October 31, 2015, 06:08:34 PM
(http://img.odometer.com/slides/1/7/4/6/2/2/174622632/87a9bc005cbe111119364642c9c60561449a4075.jpeg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 31, 2015, 07:59:16 PM
As always, just amazing.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on November 02, 2015, 07:24:43 AM
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Jordanian F-5Es bought by the Brazilian Air Force undergoing upgrades in Brazil, 2009

(http://www.aereo.jor.br/wp-content/uploads//2009/10/PAMA-SP09-F5-jordania7.jpg)

Nice find!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on November 02, 2015, 04:43:37 PM
Crater made by a Tallboy bomb during the sinking of Tirpitz.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on November 04, 2015, 06:38:51 AM
Quick way to dig a pool!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 04, 2015, 08:01:34 AM
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B-52 demonstrates low altitude flying for sailors of the USS Ranger(CV-61) Gulf of Mexico Feb 1989.


(https://i.imgur.com/F6wuAup.jpg)



(http://i.imgur.com/BvDVyck.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on November 04, 2015, 04:23:13 PM
Of course!  It's all so clear now.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on November 06, 2015, 10:18:14 PM
Carrier Landings by F6F and F4U.

http://worldwarwings.com/f6f-hellcat-and-f4u-corsair-carrier-landings-incredible-remastered-footage?a=mk&var=pinups-hellcorsair-carrier
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 08, 2015, 09:32:53 AM
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XB-70 Valkyrie being backed into its new home on October 27, 2015

(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Oct/27/2001309258/-1/-1/0/151027-F-DW547-001.JPG)

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/PressRoom/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/466/Article/626004/xb-70-valkyrie-moved-into-museums-new-fourth-building.aspx (http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/PressRoom/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/466/Article/626004/xb-70-valkyrie-moved-into-museums-new-fourth-building.aspx)


Planned layout for new hangar at the National Museum of the USAF


(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Oct/16/2001304821/-1/-1/0/151016-F-DW547-001.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 08, 2015, 09:44:09 AM
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Flight of Brewster F2A Buffalo's in Finnish service, The Continuation War (1941-'44)

(http://i.imgur.com/6I7fael.jpg?1)


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During the Continuation War (1941-'44) Finnish Brewster pilots shot down 484 aircrafts with own losses of 24. The top-scoring Buffalo pilot was Hans Wind, with 39 of his 75 kills with a Buffalo. The top scoring Finnish ace, Ilmari Juutilainen, scored 34 of his 94½ confirmed kills in a F2As.

During the Winter War in December, 1939, Finns signed a contract for the provision of 44 Model 239 Brewster fighters. The total price to be paid was US $3.4 million, and the deal included the provision of spare parts, 10 replacement engines and 20 Hamilton Standard propellers. The Buffalo fighters that were sent to Finland were de-navalized; before these fighters were placed onto ships for delivery to Finland, Brewster Company employees removed all the naval equipment on the fighters, such as their tailhooks and life-raft containers, resulting in a somewhat lighter aircraft. The Finnish F2A-1s further lacked self-sealing fuel tanks and cockpit armor.

These F2A-1 Buffalos given the export number Model B-239, were equipped with an export-approved Wright R-1820-G5 nine-cylinder radial engine of 950 hp (708 kW). After delivery to Finland, the Finnish Air Force added armored backrests for their pilots, metric flight instruments, the Finnish Väisälä T.h.m.40 gunsight, and four .50 in (12.7 mm) machine guns. The top speed of the Finnish Buffalos, as modified, was 297 mph (478 km/h) at 15,675 ft (4,750 m), and their loaded weight was 5,820 lb (2,640 kg).

Built in four batches, the "Finnish" Brewster were loaded to merchant ships in New York and shipped to Norway in January-February 1940. The crates with the fighters were sent by railway to Sweden and assembled by SAAB, near Gothenburg. But as the Winter War ended, only five Brewsters were combat-ready in Finland.

The Brewster B-239E fighter aircraft was never referred to as the "Buffalo" in Finland; it was known simply as the "Brewster" or sometimes by the nicknames "Pearl of the Sky", "Butt-Walter", "American hardware" and "flying beer bottle". The 44 Buffalo Model B-239(export) fighters used by the FAF received serial numbers BW-351 to BW-394.

In Finnish Air Force service, the B-239s were regarded as being very easy to fly, a "gentleman's plane". The Buffalo was also popular within the FAF because of their relatively long range and flight endurance, and also because of their low-trouble maintenance record. This was in part due to the efforts of the Finnish engine mechanics, who solved a problem that plagued the Wright Cyclone engine simply by inverting one of the piston rings in each cylinder. This had a positive effect on engine reliability. The cooler weather of Finland was also a plus for the engine. In the end, the Brewster Buffalo gained a reputation in Finnish Air Force service as one of their most successful fighter aircraft.

Attacking Soviet Air Force pilots using formulaic defensive tactics, many Finnish pilots racked up enormous scores on the Finnish front. The default tactic was the four-plane "swarm" with a pair flying low (but visible, not too close to the terrain) as the bait and a pair flying high to dive on the eventual interceptors. In the long run, the Soviet Air Force on the Finnish front never developed an efficient approach to counter this tactic.

After end of hostilities, cpt. Jorma Karhunen, one of the top-scoring Buffalo pilots(25½ kills out of his 31½ total) and commander of the 3rd flight of LeLv 24, recalled:

"The Brewster model 239 was good against the older Russian fighters, I-153 and I-16. Hence the period 1941–42 was the best time for us. In 1943 it was already significantly more difficult when the Russians began to use their newer fighters against us... Later, with the Yaks, Hurricanes, Tomahawks and MiGs, it became a fight to the death."

By late 1943, the lack of spare parts, aircraft wear-and-tear, and the improvement of Soviet fighters greatly reduced the effectiveness of the Finnish Buffalo. Brewster pilots still scored some 35 victories against Soviet aircraft in mid-1944. The last kills of Finnish Airforce were made with couple of B-239s, when they shot down two Ju 87s in Lapland War.

The remaining Brewster Buffalos served until september of 1948, when the type saw it's last flight. They were all scrapped in 1953. Only remaining authentic B-239 today is the one that Lauri Pekuri crash landed to a Karelian lake in 1942, and was lifted from there in 1998.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 08, 2015, 09:50:48 AM
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The Red Arrows flying with the Vulcan bomber for the final time.

(http://i.imgur.com/a1sl4Hi.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 08, 2015, 09:54:55 AM
4 members of the Century Series. Clockwise from top:
   
    McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
    Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
    North American F-100 Super Sabre
    Lockheed F-104 Starfighter



(http://imgur.com/XVaV8Lp.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 08, 2015, 09:55:44 AM
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Flight of Brewster F2A Buffalo's in Finnish service, The Continuation War (1941-'44)

(http://i.imgur.com/6I7fael.jpg?1)


The ML-KNIL used Buffalos in the Dutch East Indies as well.


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/45/Netherlands_F2A_Buffalo.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 08, 2015, 05:56:52 PM
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Fairchild XSM-73 Bull Goose pilotless decoy missile test launch, late 1950s

(http://media.dma.mil/2015/Nov/06/2001315637/-1/-1/0/151106-F-DW547-008.JPG)

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/MuseumExhibits/FactSheets/Display/tabid/509/Article/195736/fairchild-xsm-73-bull-goose.aspx
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 12, 2015, 05:54:34 PM
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A-6 Intruder VA-34 over USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), 1982.

(https://i.imgur.com/T3pAvbg.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on November 30, 2015, 11:15:59 AM
(http://www.strangemilitary.com/images/content/186442.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on December 03, 2015, 04:02:20 PM
The XB-40.  This was a B-17 that was modified to be a heavily armed and armoured gunship that would fly with bomber formations and provide enhanced defensive firepower.  It was brought into service just prior to the P-51s.  59 sorties saw 5 kills and 2 probables for a single loss.  The main problem was that it was unable to keep up with the bombers once they had dropped their bombs due to its greater weight.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Yb-40-gun-details.png/280px-Yb-40-gun-details.png)

(http://www.303rdbg.com/art-styling-tampatornado1-S.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7642/16689295580_abfd7d7834_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 03, 2015, 04:37:05 PM
The XB-40.  This was a B-17 that was modified to be a heavily armed and armoured gunship that would fly with bomber formations and provide enhanced defensive firepower.  It was brought into service just prior to the P-51s.  59 sorties saw 5 kills and 2 probables for a single loss.  The main problem was that it was unable to keep up with the bombers once they had dropped their bombs due to its greater weight.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3e/Yb-40-gun-details.png/280px-Yb-40-gun-details.png)

(http://www.303rdbg.com/art-styling-tampatornado1-S.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7642/16689295580_abfd7d7834_b.jpg)

IIRC, the chin turret on the B-17G was originally designed for the X/YB-40 and a number of other gunner-friendly improvements were ported over as well.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on December 17, 2015, 06:29:27 AM
Not necessarily new "news," but some interesting specifics here on where the Air Force is going with laser weapons. And the video demonstration of a laser cutting through a thick metal plate..impressive: http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/17/politics/us-air-force-laser-fighter-jet-weapons-research/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/17/politics/us-air-force-laser-fighter-jet-weapons-research/index.html)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on December 18, 2015, 02:38:02 PM
(http://cdn.movieweb.com/img.news.tops/NE9cZ3paTVXrd9_1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: eyebiter on January 12, 2016, 06:42:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NaObahc.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2016, 08:55:59 AM
US Army Aviation

(http://i.imgur.com/3tTrHRA.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/m5oWJPR.jpg)

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/heres-your-go-to-graphic-to-understand-the-u-s-armys-m-1752205463
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 13, 2016, 05:33:46 PM
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Two Tilt-Wing CL-84s during trials, 1960s

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7399/9100999421_e387813a7b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2016, 06:27:22 AM
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Glacier Girl" - a P38 stuck in ice

](http://i.imgur.com/lbDIbAl.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2016, 10:20:40 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0FcRel7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 14, 2016, 10:41:27 AM
Starfury will feel so conflicted...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 14, 2016, 11:10:02 AM
Probably an Iranian Photoshop job. I doubt they have enough spare parts left to run four Tomcats at the same time.  ;)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2016, 06:26:22 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1460/23798580254_cf4b7b7bee_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on January 17, 2016, 06:28:44 AM
Yeah Baby!  Sexy! O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 17, 2016, 06:33:58 AM
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Ground crews service the F-117A aircraft of the 37th Tactical Fighter Wing on the flight line. The 37th TFW was preparing to deploy to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield.


(http://www.acc.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2016/01/020905-o-9999r-028.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on January 17, 2016, 08:50:54 PM
Best scene from Catch-22.
Imagine this happening all over England for D-Day.

http://worldwarwings.com/17-mitchells-taking-off-is-even-cooler-than-you-think
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 18, 2016, 04:41:37 AM
Its been a very long time since I last watched that film. Looking at that clip again now, I realise just how awesome it is.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 18, 2016, 05:46:17 AM
I thought you were there to see those planes off, Bob...?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on January 18, 2016, 06:01:46 AM
Who do you think he was giving the finger to?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on January 19, 2016, 06:55:33 AM
18 facts about the B-52.

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/08/18/you-knew-these-18-facts-about-the-b-52-didnt-you/?utm_source=revcontent&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=none
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Post by: mirth on January 19, 2016, 07:46:56 AM
18 facts about the B-52.

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/08/18/you-knew-these-18-facts-about-the-b-52-didnt-you/?utm_source=revcontent&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=none (https://www.thevintagenews.com/2015/08/18/you-knew-these-18-facts-about-the-b-52-didnt-you/?utm_source=revcontent&utm_medium=referral&utm_term=none)


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There have been 744 B-52s built, but currently there are only 85 in active service, with 9 in reserve.


 :(
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Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 07:47:08 AM
F -16s over Japan

(http://i.imgur.com/qkucSsk.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 07:48:50 AM
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Canadian CF-18 Hornet during Exercise AMALGAM DART

(http://i.imgur.com/55AaEOF.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 20, 2016, 07:49:42 AM
McDonnell F2H Banshee, F3H Demon, and F4H Phantom II

(http://i.imgur.com/LROnIfe.jpg)
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Post by: jomni on January 20, 2016, 11:05:28 PM
McDonnell F2H Banshee, F3H Demon, and F4H Phantom II

(http://i.imgur.com/LROnIfe.jpg)

Nice classics.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 21, 2016, 05:37:35 AM
F-105 Thunderchief.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Republic_F-105D-30-RE_(SN_62-4234)_in_flight_with_full_bomb_load_060901-F-1234S-013.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 21, 2016, 05:45:59 AM
F-104 Thunderchief.

(https://markosun.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/f104.gif)

I remember back in 2nd/3rd grade or so, I LOVED to draw this airplane. I don't know where my fetish for drawing it came from, but I got pretty good at it, I remember.

That ain't no Thunderchief....    -10 PlaneGeek points.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on January 21, 2016, 06:16:38 AM
F-104 = Starfighter = your picture
F-105 = Thunderchief
 ;)
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Post by: mirth on January 21, 2016, 07:04:10 AM
Oh BC, for shame  :(
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2016, 07:23:51 AM
$*%*#

You're right. I meant to say it was a Starfighter. I don't know what I was thinking. It's been a bad few days, I should just stay off the frigging board.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 22, 2016, 07:30:39 AM
$*%*#

You're right. I meant to say it was a Starfighter. I don't know what I was thinking. It's been a bad few days, I should just stay off the frigging board.

No, no. Please continue to embarrass yourself. It's highly amusing.  ;D
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 22, 2016, 07:36:30 AM
Glad I amuse you, mirth.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 22, 2016, 08:01:50 AM
Glad I amuse you, mirth.

It is high praise.
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Post by: mirth on January 26, 2016, 09:03:54 AM
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A mock-up of an A-12 plane is radar tested on a pylon at Nevada's secret Area 51 base in the late 1950s.

(http://i.imgur.com/MfD2Zlt.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 26, 2016, 05:26:09 PM
The A-12 almost became the F-12 as well, the worlds fastest interceptor carrying AIM-47 missiles, the precursor to the AIM-54 Phoenix.
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Post by: mirth on January 27, 2016, 09:14:22 AM
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Sergeant Michael 'Jacko' Jackson, air engineer of Avro Shackleton MR.3 XF707 of No 206 Squadron, checks the wheel bay and undercarriage of his aircraft pre-flight at RAF St Mawgan, Cornwall - 1964.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/57/media-57741/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: mirth on January 27, 2016, 09:51:27 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--uzAz6BQY--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/qxeg2ddqhomf7mil5ong.jpg)


http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/blair-bunting-captures-the-essence-of-the-sr-71-blackbi-1755310939
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Post by: mirth on January 27, 2016, 10:05:34 AM
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First KC-46A Tanker Refueling Flight

(http://i.imgur.com/vMaKezu.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 27, 2016, 10:12:33 AM
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DC-130A drone control aircraft carrying BQM-34S Firebee target drones

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1589/24182352519_8d027dce73_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 29, 2016, 10:15:41 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--Bj65mCnM--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/e9cz75l6qheuwelbfhig.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 30, 2016, 02:11:42 PM
(http://media.defense.gov/2016/Jan/20/2001336039/-1/-1/0/150424-F-TJ158-036.JPG)
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Post by: besilarius on January 30, 2016, 03:05:18 PM
Sacrifices must be made.
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Post by: mirth on February 01, 2016, 10:50:20 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1546/24027581493_fda16df53a_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 02, 2016, 01:26:42 PM
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Mosquito FB Mark VI Series 2, MM417 EG-T, of No. 487 Squadron RNZAF based at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, in flight carrying two 500-lb MC bombs on underwing carriers, 28th February 1944.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/22/media-22980/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: Capn Darwin on February 02, 2016, 04:30:04 PM
Love the Mossy, best looking plane ever in my book.  :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: mirth on February 02, 2016, 04:35:33 PM
Love the Mossy, best looking plane ever in my book.  :smitten: :smitten:

Hard to argue with that.
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Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 09:07:05 AM
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F-111B touching down on USS Coral Sea, July 1968

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wI-DdPSXymk/TUITLexZ8LI/AAAAAAAABBE/omA3eblkPWc/s1600/F-111BTouchdownCoralSea+Cleaned+web.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 11:39:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/umt3sWe.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 03, 2016, 02:41:57 PM
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SwAF AJ 37 Viggen armed with RB75 (AGM-65 Maverick)

(http://i.imgur.com/YylBeIz.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 04, 2016, 10:11:17 AM
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Blackburn Firebrand strike fighter during trials on board HMS Illustrious on the River Clyde, Scotland, 9th February 1943.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib/467/media-467357/large.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 04, 2016, 06:07:59 PM
That's an early variant indeed. The production version ended up with a radial engine and looked like a flattened F4U.
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Post by: besilarius on February 05, 2016, 04:57:32 PM
Air Force pilots never worry about this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poy2F9HdWqc
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Post by: besilarius on February 06, 2016, 04:14:38 PM
Experimental U-2 landings and takeoffs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8HMPMYL19E
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Post by: mirth on February 08, 2016, 09:40:31 AM
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German night fighter Heinkel He 219 equiped with FUG-220 radar at Münster-Handorf in 1944

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1632/24731773522_1cd2e425a3_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 08, 2016, 09:41:36 AM
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Swedish Air Force J 35 Draken intercepting Soviet Tu-22M "Backfire", somewhere over the Baltic Sea, 1986


(http://i.imgur.com/iAsifGU.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on February 08, 2016, 10:12:37 AM
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German night fighter Heinkel He 219 equiped with FUG-220 radar at Münster-Handorf in 1944

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1632/24731773522_1cd2e425a3_o.jpg)

Not many pictures of the Uhu around.
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Post by: mirth on February 08, 2016, 10:17:20 AM
No. That's a good one too.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 08, 2016, 10:50:22 AM
F-14 self-shootdown

http://www.ejectionsite.com/F-14%20SHOOTDOWN.pdf
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Post by: mirth on February 09, 2016, 08:03:21 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DqeXmra.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 09, 2016, 04:30:48 PM
Is that the V/STOL version?
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Post by: mirth on February 09, 2016, 05:06:29 PM
Not 100% sure, but I think it is.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2016, 10:16:32 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/A7IwqFj.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 10, 2016, 04:56:46 PM
They sure weren't shy with the paintbrush. Those schemes remind me of the band getups in an 80's Sammy Hagar video.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Uberhaus on February 10, 2016, 08:04:51 PM
They sure weren't shy with the paintbrush. Those schemes remind me of the band getups in an 80's Sammy Hagar video.

Just making it easier to find the crashed widowmaker.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 11, 2016, 04:33:45 AM
True dat. Just ask the Luftwaffe...  :(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2016, 10:43:06 AM
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X-47B drone lands on the USS Roosevelt


(http://breakingdefense.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/08/X-47B-UCAS-F-18-Hornet-on-USS-Theodore-Roosevelt-17-August-2014-28258-1024x683.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 14, 2016, 05:25:13 AM
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SR-71, F-4 and F-14 over NAWS China Lake

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/sy7qjhxvtaiokbxtdtlg.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 14, 2016, 09:58:09 AM
thats a whole lot of global warming!   :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 14, 2016, 10:01:11 AM
thats a whole lot of global warming!   :P

I'll add a few more LED lights at home to offset it.
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Post by: mirth on February 15, 2016, 07:01:41 AM
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Sturmovik factory, Zavod 1 sometime in 1944.

(http://i.imgur.com/8pRM2n5.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 16, 2016, 08:07:37 AM
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Egyptian Air Force F-4 Phantom, Mirage III, F-16 Falcon, Mig-19 and Mig-21 in formation with US Navy F-14 Tomcat , Vought Corsair and an A-6E Intruder over the Great Pyramid of Giza during Operation Bright Star - 1983.

(http://i.imgur.com/fYxVXPz.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on February 16, 2016, 11:09:29 AM
thats a whole lot of global warming!   :P

I'll add a few more LED lights at home to offset it.

attaboy!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 18, 2016, 10:15:22 AM
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F-15K "Slam Eagle" fighters of the Republic of Korea Air Force

(http://i.imgur.com/Zs6TBPk.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: JudgeDredd on February 18, 2016, 10:46:33 AM
It's a crying shame the Tomcat is gone. Such a beautiful, sleek looking plane buster!  :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 18, 2016, 06:20:39 PM
ya but those Strike Eagles are some serious hardware.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 18, 2016, 06:26:16 PM
ya but those Strike Eagles are some serious hardware.

Broken heart mending, are you finally moving on?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 18, 2016, 06:33:30 PM
Acceptance is the first step to recovery.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 19, 2016, 10:47:40 AM
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F-4N Phantom IIs in flight with CF-104s near Cold Lake, AB, 1976

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1570/24431208325_3b505bde98_o.jpg)
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Post by: jomni on February 20, 2016, 01:35:29 AM
More Eagles. Republic of Singapore Air Force F-15SG.  Poor birds being molested and groped by the crowds.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1456/25142944115_a91c395cd6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EiNajt)SAM_1456 (https://flic.kr/p/EiNajt) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1504/25024686962_17a56c6213_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8m4A3)SAM_1458 (https://flic.kr/p/E8m4A3) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1663/24516085353_d22be2f666_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Dmpm3M)SAM_1459 (https://flic.kr/p/Dmpm3M) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1541/24847278350_422f8d9a28_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRENbS)SAM_1478 (https://flic.kr/p/DRENbS) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1650/25049661241_7f21d38bf2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Eay4z4)SAM_1471 (https://flic.kr/p/Eay4z4) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1671/24516084833_49e05c1be6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DmpkTP)SAM_1474 (https://flic.kr/p/DmpkTP) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

Some demonstration during the air show.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1560/24512259834_380700b002_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Dm4JRy)SAM_1265 (https://flic.kr/p/Dm4JRy) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1514/24847280140_86f60c23e5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRENHJ)SAM_1277 (https://flic.kr/p/DRENHJ) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1696/25049662901_33589c56d6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Eay54F)SAM_1282 (https://flic.kr/p/Eay54F) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr
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Post by: jomni on February 21, 2016, 04:09:52 PM
Rafale showing off.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1689/25024688522_fcc9b6e2f9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8m53W)SAM_1435 (https://flic.kr/p/E8m53W) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1563/25024687322_d1e486767b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8m4Gf)SAM_1434 (https://flic.kr/p/E8m4Gf) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1644/24516085743_a66559546e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Dmpmav)SAM_1426 (https://flic.kr/p/Dmpmav) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1521/24516086223_516d8ed714_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DmpmiM)SAM_1384 (https://flic.kr/p/DmpmiM) by jomni1 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/63207426@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 24, 2016, 10:19:41 AM
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T-50A Advanced Trainer built by Lockheed Martin & Korea Aerospace Industries for United States Air Force T-X program

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1577/25105836201_0e0869dc71_o.png)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin/sets/72157664400317750

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/t50A.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 24, 2016, 10:25:10 AM
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 24, 2016, 11:03:25 AM
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T-50A Advanced Trainer built by Lockheed Martin & Korea Aerospace Industries for United States Air Force T-X program

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1577/25105836201_0e0869dc71_o.png)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lockheedmartin/sets/72157664400317750

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/t50A.html


Reminds me a little of a high-tech A4.
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Post by: mirth on February 24, 2016, 11:38:34 AM
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F-100 Super Sabre demonstrating the Low Altitude Bombing System 'Toss Bombing' method

(http://i.imgur.com/BHzXhVf.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on February 24, 2016, 11:40:11 AM
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USS Constellation, 1967. A-1 Skyraider, A-3 Skywarrior, A-4 Skyhawk, A-5 Vigilante, A-6 Intruder, F-4 Phantom and SH-3 Sea King.

(http://imgur.com/nDB81wO.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 24, 2016, 05:19:44 PM
Finding the Skyraider in that pic was like playing Where's Waldo.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 24, 2016, 05:20:35 PM
Lotta birds on that deck.
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Post by: mirth on February 25, 2016, 09:50:22 AM
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Bulgarian Su-25 and USAF A-10

(http://i.imgur.com/464GENx.jpg)
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Post by: jomni on February 25, 2016, 07:24:31 PM
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Bulgarian Su-25 and USAF A-10

(http://i.imgur.com/464GENx.jpg)

DCS birds!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on February 27, 2016, 06:18:12 AM
https://www.facebook.com/noticiassobreaviacao/videos/977428125706830/?fref=nf

J-15 testing at sea.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 27, 2016, 04:03:58 PM
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B-2 & B-52 at Diego Garcia


(https://i.imgur.com/wEnjNUx.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2016, 08:15:36 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--eayOi_fe--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/xyyldirjdtpc34kd9ubg.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 03, 2016, 08:23:24 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 03, 2016, 08:51:24 AM
I saw an An124 take off from IAH once back when I worked the ramp at the airport. Didn't think that monster was going to get off the ground, but damned if it didn't.  ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 03, 2016, 01:55:15 PM
(http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/56d84f9d6e97c631008bb35c-1200-1563/bi_graphics_most-expensive-planes-to-operate-in-the-air-force.png)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 04, 2016, 01:51:36 PM
(https://chivethebrigade.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/snowy-wings-in-high-res-58-hq-photos-56.jpg?quality=94&strip=info&w=920)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 06, 2016, 07:06:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=182AepOJjMs

Bad one.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on March 06, 2016, 07:26:20 AM
its like watching Mirth on a date.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on March 06, 2016, 11:12:16 AM
(http://static3.businessinsider.com/image/56d84f9d6e97c631008bb35c-1200-1563/bi_graphics_most-expensive-planes-to-operate-in-the-air-force.png)

Dad was a crewman on the E-4's in the late 70's early 80's.  He told me the other day that it cost $10,000 to fly back then. 

The B model is what they currently fly and were converting the A models to B's in the 80's.  Back then they were costing half a billion.  The B models have that extra hump which houses a satellite antenna.  There is a 3 rung ladder to access it.  The ladder cost $50,000 by itself. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 07, 2016, 11:15:45 AM
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19-year-old Lieutenant Edwin Wright looks upon his airplane after being hit by an 88 mm shell, over the town/city of Munster, Germany. WW2

(http://i.imgur.com/fJFsmZF.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 07, 2016, 11:17:43 AM
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Commander shows pilots how to perform aerobatic maneuvers on SU-7BM. Taganrog, 1979.

(http://i.imgur.com/Uhf7Nds.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on March 08, 2016, 05:47:53 AM
Not sure if this should go in the Planes thread, or the Ship thread.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2KS6sfqM0fOeTdOT1ZQcXFDb0k/view
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 08, 2016, 06:04:29 AM
That is just cool! Thanks for sharing- I'd never heard of the Brodie device before.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 08, 2016, 10:00:38 AM
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B-52H Stratofortress over Andersen AFB, Guam

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1619/25567290646_0b45e20404_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 06:58:18 AM
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SAC B-47 Stratojets based at Schilling AFB, Kansas in the 1950s.


(http://imgur.com/u1b6fyj.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2016, 08:00:59 AM
Jetpack Goat

(http://startreplay.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Goat-Simulator_20150902161557.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 08:04:02 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on March 10, 2016, 09:30:51 AM
(http://rosettedelacroix.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ship.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 09:32:30 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/bhwaegjq66k7h96ihacz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on March 10, 2016, 09:34:12 AM
*low whistle* .... nice!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2016, 09:34:27 AM
(https://thelittleredbarn.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/elvis-talking-plane2-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2016, 09:39:10 AM
(https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/goat-simulator.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 04:58:39 PM
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Photo Soviet Tu-16s taken from a Royal Norwegian Air Force F-104

(http://i.imgur.com/OSVMELR.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 10, 2016, 05:01:20 PM
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Supersonic interceptor Su-9 preparing to fly in the Arctic

(http://i.imgur.com/jVyaYI1.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 11, 2016, 07:47:18 AM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--1XMyOegx--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/fx5megh7esaxibzdfemt.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 14, 2016, 07:41:08 AM
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RAAF Mirage IIIOs in Malaysia

(http://i.imgur.com/Gs9YFsE.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on March 15, 2016, 12:30:13 PM
Collection of WWII bombers that didn't make it home.

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/22-gut-wrenching-images-of-bombers-that-didnt-make-it-home.html (https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/22-gut-wrenching-images-of-bombers-that-didnt-make-it-home.html)

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 15, 2016, 12:57:59 PM
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An AV-8S Matador overflies the Spanish Aircraft Carrier Dédalo (R01) in the Mediterranean Sea on 1 June 1988.

(http://i.imgur.com/tPzw0TT.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 22, 2016, 07:16:34 AM
The first Air Force flies again


(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--2hsyxNF---/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/tkspv9ruqepcbinudkyk.png)


http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-first-air-force-one-has-taken-to-the-skies-once-aga-1766275489
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 22, 2016, 04:59:15 PM
Connie!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on March 24, 2016, 09:11:37 PM
Wheeeeeeeeee!  :D

Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 25, 2016, 05:40:22 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 29, 2016, 10:39:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vb12Pma.jpg)


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 29, 2016, 05:01:53 PM
That should bring Starfury out into the light...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 30, 2016, 05:15:44 PM
(http://img.izismile.com/img/img8/20160330/640/daily_picdump_2077_640_33.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 30, 2016, 06:07:09 PM
Eerie...

Looks like a military version- it has the little astrolabe bubble over the cockpit.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2016, 06:25:56 AM
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Bombing of The Gestapo headquarters in Shellhuset house, Copenhagen by the RAF, 1945

(http://i.imgur.com/oYCfnjY.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: undercovergeek on March 31, 2016, 06:32:51 AM
wow, thats low
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2016, 06:43:35 AM
Yeah. One of the Mosquitos clipped a building and crashed.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/bombercommandattackongestapoheadquarterscopenhagen.cfm (http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/bombercommandattackongestapoheadquarterscopenhagen.cfm)




Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 31, 2016, 06:34:27 PM
Czech L-159

(http://i.imgur.com/7sF07WP.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 06, 2016, 07:13:24 AM
Disposal of retired A-6s.


(http://www.geocities.ws/Pentagon/Bunker/7316/a6barge.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on April 06, 2016, 01:41:29 PM
That's wrong on so many levels. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 06, 2016, 04:42:23 PM
what the hell is this?

32°09'04.5"N 110°50'36.2"W

just copy/paste is into google.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 06, 2016, 04:44:31 PM
Disposal of retired A-6s.


(http://www.geocities.ws/Pentagon/Bunker/7316/a6barge.jpg)


Looks like a pile of dead beagles. Sad.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 06, 2016, 04:45:14 PM
what the hell is this?

32°09'04.5"N 110°50'36.2"W


Coordinates for your goat farm.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 06, 2016, 04:57:10 PM
look first and be snarky later.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 06, 2016, 05:05:24 PM
I did look and I know what is at Davis Monthan.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 07, 2016, 10:03:24 AM
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Aggressor F-15J of the JASDF

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/8/9/3/2755398.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 07, 2016, 10:22:59 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/best-of-2015-fighters-and-bombers-bringin-the-power-49.png?w=920&h=871)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 07, 2016, 03:20:26 PM
(http://www.geocities.ws/Pentagon/Bunker/7316/a6barge.jpg)

 :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: jomni on April 11, 2016, 05:51:35 AM
(https://scontent-sin1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12990918_10154135355093748_5093969052155076150_n.jpg?oh=47a9aa22cdc1742c138b95e6f57fe4f7&oe=577A96B8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 11, 2016, 06:04:14 AM
"Yeah, I see 'em. Look sharp guys- Boris Badinov and Natasha Fatale can't be far behind..."
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2016, 06:16:29 PM
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A US F-15 C/D takes off from Leeuwarden Airport to take part in exercise Frisian Flag 2016.

(http://i.imgur.com/JirwIKp.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on April 13, 2016, 06:20:38 PM



Leeuwarden :smitten:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2016, 12:17:01 PM
(http://media.defense.gov/2016/Mar/08/2001474772/-1/-1/0/160306-F-ZT877-277.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2016, 06:39:14 AM
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Soviet Yak-141 doing carrier testing in March 1987

(http://i.imgur.com/3FSy7ld.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 18, 2016, 12:55:06 PM
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US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet and JASDF F-4EJ Phantoms flying in formation

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1532/26472341916_6a3bfdb75a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2016, 04:08:05 PM
RCAF F-86 Sabres

(http://i.imgur.com/f9XQZKZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2016, 04:09:22 PM
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Beriev A-50 Mainstay AEW aircraft

(http://i.imgur.com/WrZrtUn.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Airborne Rifles on April 21, 2016, 09:20:36 AM
I really like the Russian paint schemes.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 21, 2016, 09:42:05 AM
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B-52 over Paris - on its way to the Lafayette Escadrille

(http://i.imgur.com/OKjQJDo.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 29, 2016, 10:11:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZAY7SEM.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/ZAY7SEM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 30, 2016, 02:55:16 PM
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This beautiful photo of a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber soaring above the Pacific Ocean was taken by Bobbi Garcia. The B-2 Spirit is flying below Mach 1. The creation of the B-2 Spirit's cloud involves a phenomenon in fluid mechanics called the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity.

(https://web.archive.org/web/20110703193200/image05.webshots.com/5/0/18/47/64801847dumtgg_fs.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 01, 2016, 09:29:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ndNZAxI.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 01, 2016, 10:34:31 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on May 02, 2016, 05:52:04 AM
Is it just me or most of you pictures not displaying Mirth.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2016, 06:48:26 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/687dbc37c1fa6e04eca1dd23f087e505.jpeg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2016, 06:48:44 AM
Is it just me or most of you pictures not displaying Mirth.

I'm seeing them all.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on May 02, 2016, 07:02:09 AM
Strange.  I found by laptop going through a hotspot worked fine.  So I rebooted my DSL router and now they're showing. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 04, 2016, 09:08:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NuJc9PJ.jpg)


http://www.defensetech.org/2012/05/31/cia-docs-the-difference-between-the-a-12-and-the-sr-71/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 05, 2016, 06:40:13 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 05, 2016, 11:37:53 PM
The idea of A-12's escorting B-70's at mach 3.5 for first strike missions is one of the things that won that Cold War.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on May 07, 2016, 09:10:24 AM
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x495d6l_untitled_news

360 view of practice flight in SU 27.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2016, 10:38:03 AM
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Cold War: USAF F-15 Eagles escort two USSR MiG-29 fighters above Alaska, USA. Canadian Armed Forces Major Bob Wade says the MiG-29s "came from the USSR into Alaska and spent the night at Elmendorf AFB on the 5th of August [1989]." The MiG-29s flew to Canada after visiting the USA.

(http://chamorrobible.org/images/photos/gpw-200701b-UnitedStatesAirForce-DFST9005774-USAF-F-15-Eagle-fighters-escort-two-MiG-29-fighters-to-Elmendorf-AFB-Alaska-for-refueling-large.jpg)

https://books.google.com/books?id=CPXN5nm31o0C&pg=PA5&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 12, 2016, 08:55:08 AM
(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/38260194/m=2048_k=1_a=1/eb00b839c661a9d848c64cdd926f08ba)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2016, 10:15:30 AM
(http://www.eglin.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/2016/04/070518-F-1287F-014.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2016, 10:19:20 AM
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EB-66 Pathfinder leading four F-105s on bombing mission over North Vietnam

(http://www.edwards.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/110325-F-DW547-011.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on May 16, 2016, 06:16:58 PM
^There's alway one in every party-crew who didn't get the theme-costume memo.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2016, 06:18:04 PM
^There's alway one in every party-crew who didn't get the theme-costume memo.

Ha!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on May 17, 2016, 05:10:47 PM
http://wwiivideoarchives.altervista.org/portale/?q=node%2F122

Last flying mosquito flies with a Lancaster, Hurrican, Spitfire, and Mitchell.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 23, 2016, 10:19:03 AM
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101 F-84 Thunderstreak fighters line up at Goose Bay, Newfoundland, November 1961 for a flight to the Azores with a final destination of Europe during the Berlin Crisis. Fuel range was so critical the aircraft were towed to the end of the runway before being started for launch
.

(http://imgur.com/Z9nuGQt.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 23, 2016, 10:20:16 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/IL0lbPk.jpg?2)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 25, 2016, 10:06:03 AM
(http://airwingmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/F18-Advanced-Super-Hornet-3.png)


(https://i.imgur.com/Uxai1b5.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on May 28, 2016, 01:49:44 AM
http://www.maam.org/airshow/r4d.html
Virtual tour of a Gooney Bird at the REading, Pa air museum.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2016, 09:39:30 AM
(http://www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/4/3/3/2804334.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2016, 09:42:40 AM
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The Convair NB-36H "Crusader", test bed for what was to become a nuclear powered bomber for the ANP program, circa mid-1950s


(http://i.imgur.com/7fziwMV.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 04, 2016, 03:34:26 PM
(http://avia.pro/sites/default/files/images/bomber-infographics-b-52-stratofortress-cutaway-_33794-17.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 04, 2016, 04:22:48 PM
I thought they took the cannons out of the remaining BUFFs.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 04, 2016, 05:38:57 PM
they have.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 05, 2016, 08:39:35 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/w034aRn05q4lq/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 05, 2016, 11:56:57 AM
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou

(http://www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/5/6/1707656.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 05, 2016, 11:59:56 AM
B-2 bomber and T-38 Talon

(https://i.imgur.com/4TD2VBR.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on June 05, 2016, 12:06:33 PM
The Caribou is what my dad serviced when in Vietnam.  Today he's a member of an organization of service personnel that worked on them. 

de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou

(http://www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/5/6/1707656.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 05, 2016, 12:09:25 PM
The Caribou is what my dad serviced when in Vietnam.  Today he's a member of an organization of service personnel that worked on them. 

 O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2016, 10:36:51 AM
Underside of an AC-130

(http://i.imgur.com/BpxAVyu.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2016, 10:38:14 AM
Polish SU-22M4 & SU-22MLU

(http://i.imgur.com/xL0DLd8.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2016, 10:40:27 AM
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de Havilland Vampire FB.52 - Norway

(http://i.imgur.com/xynlTyW.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 07, 2016, 01:38:09 PM
Underside of an AC-130

(http://i.imgur.com/BpxAVyu.jpg)

Not the side you want to be looking at!  :o
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on June 07, 2016, 01:52:00 PM
Unless those guns can point straight down, it may be one of the safer placed to be.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 07, 2016, 02:31:46 PM
True... or they're coming around for a better pass....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 09, 2016, 07:23:54 AM
(https://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/f-15e-cloud.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 09, 2016, 05:40:11 PM
proof that there are 40 year olds.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on June 11, 2016, 07:08:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nw6NFmcnW-8

Steam powered airplane.  The ease it reverses is neat.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2016, 11:39:30 AM
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McDonnell Douglas F-15A (S/N 76-043) with inspection panels open.

(https://web.archive.org/web/20121022095752/www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061006-F-1234S-086.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2016, 11:41:02 AM
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Baltops 2016 - B-52 escorted by Swedish, German, American and Polish fighter jets

(http://media.defense.gov/2016/Jun/10/2001551962/-1/-1/0/160609-F-QS677-350.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on June 12, 2016, 06:18:20 PM
http://www.china-arms.com/2015/12/chinese-air-force-finds-the-secret-of-aircrafts-one-minute-slower-in-taking-off/

China finds advantages to working with other air forces.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on June 13, 2016, 09:53:16 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/590ce5bdc8803a66d5d3221602951d11.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 13, 2016, 09:56:57 AM
^That is an awesome pic!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 13, 2016, 04:34:33 PM
You almost expect the crewman to pull out a shop rag and wipe down the canopy.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on June 13, 2016, 04:59:13 PM
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/05/24/russians-flying-aircraft-carrier-actually-worked-deployed-aircraft-mother-ship-successfully-engaged-targets/

Those wacky bolsheviks are at it again.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2016, 10:09:49 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2915/14778922566_f9148f6162_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2016, 10:19:50 AM
A 'stache even Bob would envy.

Quote
Maj. Roy Dickey, an F-105D pilot in the 469th TFS, smiling under his “bullet-proof” mustache - 100 Missions Up North

(http://media.defense.gov/2009/Feb/20/2000621893/-1/-1/0/090220-F-1234P-012.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Silent Disapproval Robot on June 15, 2016, 11:52:17 PM
There's a group of restorationists in Sidney, BC (nearby to where I live) who have restored a DeHaviland Mosquito.  I had the privilege of seeing it put through its paces last year.  Truly an amazing machine!  Seeing her fly and hearing the roar of thos engines send a chill down my spine and took me away to another time.  Anyway, there's a documentary coming up which goes into the operational history of the plane as well as the restoration process.  It's going to be aired in July and it's on a public access channel so hopefully it should be available to everyone.

https://www.knowledge.ca/program/gaining-altitude-mosquito-reborn
 (https://www.knowledge.ca/program/gaining-altitude-mosquito-reborn)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2016, 10:41:42 AM
Damn, they have one of only two airworthy Mossies in the world. Way cool.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on June 16, 2016, 11:29:37 AM
And I've seen the other one at RAF Leuchars (smug mode on).
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2016, 11:31:14 AM
^bastard.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on June 16, 2016, 11:41:46 AM
<Ultra smug mode on>

Oh the sweet sound of those twin RR Merlins.....................
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2016, 11:45:58 AM
Ultra smug bastard.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on June 16, 2016, 11:51:25 AM
Blimey, just found the programme book thingie. 1995 it was.

Mosquito T111 RR299. Ooh look, Mirthie - a picture of it in flight........
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2016, 12:01:29 PM
Yer killin me, man
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 16, 2016, 06:27:12 PM
Yer killin me, man

Sidney BC appears to be just 50-odd hours west of you. Get an oil change and then load up the Mirthmobile with lots and lots of snacks.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on June 16, 2016, 06:35:58 PM
Yer killin me, man

Sidney BC appears to be just 50-odd hours west of you. Get an oil change and then load up the Mirthmobile with lots and lots of snacks.

When you said Mirthmoble, this is the image that popped into my head.

[image]http://i2.cdnds.net/12/34/618x409/movies_dumb_and_dumber_8.jpg[/image]
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 16, 2016, 07:19:11 PM
Yer killin me, man

Sidney BC appears to be just 50-odd hours west of you. Get an oil change and then load up the Mirthmobile with lots and lots of snacks.

When you said Mirthmoble, this is the image that popped into my head.

[image]http://i2.cdnds.net/12/34/618x409/movies_dumb_and_dumber_8.jpg[/image]

See now, and I was thinking of this one:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8110/8567076334_508e6d15fa_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 16, 2016, 11:49:57 PM
^that's the one. plenty of room for snacks.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2016, 09:37:03 AM
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The Memphis Belle undergoing restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/8nhIcaM.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2016, 09:45:32 AM
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Vintage USMC SNJ5 Harvard Aircraft/"Pilot Maker"

(http://i.imgur.com/5FNBbCf.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2016, 10:11:19 AM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/715/21786978160_c6c3ecc782_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2016, 10:12:06 AM
(http://media.defense.gov/2016/May/10/2001535489/-1/-1/0/160509-F-LU738-221.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2016, 10:39:12 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8461/8051589435_cdb33f6d7a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on June 23, 2016, 08:46:45 PM
A-10's landing on Estonia highway

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-fighter-jets-land-on-highway/vi-AAhyy8U?ocid=spartanntp
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2016, 10:25:01 AM
The two last remaining flying Avro Lancasters flying in formation - Thumper (British RAF) and Vera (Canadian RCAF)

(https://i.redditmedia.com/QbIxVM4-sUfoPP9yByOTVZLeRD-hyxzoJaiyMkLE1dI.jpg?w=1024&s=2f3286f411b68eddbde59f87e4ceb846)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 10:04:36 AM
B-36J Peacemaker at the Pima Air & Space Museum

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/3/9/4/1836493.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 10:12:50 AM
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A U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer assigned to the 77th Weapons Squadron departs Nellis Air Force Base

(http://www.dyess.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/111103-F-KX404-321.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 10:14:58 AM
(http://d254andzyoxz3f.cloudfront.net/rc-rcp_8649.jpg)

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/4014/how-a-small-town-girl-ended-up-in-the-cockpit-of-an-a-10-warthog
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 03:50:49 PM
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Two Vought A-7B Corsair II's from Attack Squadron VA-215 "Barn Owls" in flight. VA-215 was assigned to Carrier Air Wing 19 (CVW-19) aboard USS Oriskany (CVA-34) for a deployment to Vietnam from May to December 1971. 1971. USN Photo. 1971.

(https://i.redd.it/8okjiewg3o5x.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 03:52:44 PM
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Flight deck personnel watch as an F-14 Tomcat hits the afterburner before launching from the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63)

(http://archive.defense.gov/dodcmsshare/newsphoto/1999-11/991031-N-0492M-001.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 04:01:38 PM
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Post by: mirth on June 29, 2016, 04:07:30 PM
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An airman lashes a Banshee (F2H) jet fighter to the flight deck of USS Essex (CVA-9)
(http://i.imgur.com/ayZFuAW.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 30, 2016, 01:06:00 PM
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The 64th Aggressor Squadron's F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcon head to the fight after refueling during the Red Flag 07-3 exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

(http://www.tinker.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/070828-F-6911G-115.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 05, 2016, 10:25:06 AM
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Myasishchev M-55 (Russian U-2 equivalent)

(http://i.imgur.com/XvObY7X.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 06, 2016, 04:07:09 PM
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An F-4 Phantom launched from USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CVA-67) over the Atlantic, 20 December 1969.

(http://i.imgur.com/oIkBz9x.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on July 12, 2016, 10:21:13 AM
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The Arsenal VB 10: France's cancelled super-heavy interceptor

(http://i.imgur.com/RieHjXs.jpg?1)

https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/09/28/arsenal-vb-10-heavy-interceptor/
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Post by: mirth on July 13, 2016, 05:01:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MXfzN36.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on July 14, 2016, 05:46:18 AM
Magnificent.
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Post by: mirth on July 14, 2016, 06:13:03 PM
Magnificent.

Innit tho?
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Post by: bob48 on July 15, 2016, 12:23:52 PM
'tis that, lad.

Mirthie...did I ever tell you about the Mosquito I saw at RAF Leuchars?
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2016, 04:02:20 PM
You shush, Bawb.
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Post by: bob48 on July 15, 2016, 04:03:56 PM
:-))
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2016, 04:13:21 PM
Have I told you about the foursome I had with my lesbian girlfriend and her two friends?
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Post by: bob48 on July 15, 2016, 04:15:34 PM
In the navigators seat in a Mosquito?
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2016, 04:18:43 PM
The backseat of a Cadillac.
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Post by: bob48 on July 15, 2016, 04:32:01 PM
pft!
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Post by: mirth on July 15, 2016, 04:39:17 PM
I kid. It was a large sectional couch.

Best night of my life.
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Post by: mirth on July 20, 2016, 06:38:01 PM
French Navy's Super Etendard farewell video

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Post by: bob48 on July 22, 2016, 12:37:39 PM
Local event this weekend

http://www.air-shows.org.uk/2016-airshow-season/preview-sunderland-international-airshow/
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Post by: mirth on July 22, 2016, 12:50:50 PM
yer killin me Bob.
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Post by: bob48 on July 22, 2016, 01:19:05 PM
C'mon over, we'll give yer a good time.
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Post by: bob48 on July 25, 2016, 11:47:44 AM
Today, we had a low pass over the house of the 2 Vampires and the MiG 15 flying in formation and heading south. We are about 5 miles south of Newcastle Airport and these chaps were parked there for the Sunderland Air Show.

We caught a glimpse of the Spit and Hurri, and also a Typhoon, but sadly not the B-25 or OV-10, a particular favorite of mine.
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Post by: mirth on July 25, 2016, 01:45:21 PM
Sounds awesome, Bob.
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Post by: Barthheart on July 25, 2016, 05:47:52 PM
Today, we had a low pass over the house of the 2 Vampires and the MiG 15 flying in formation and heading south. We are about 5 miles south of Newcastle Airport and these chaps were parked there for the Sunderland Air Show.

We caught a glimpse of the Spit and Hurri, and also a Typhoon, but sadly not the B-25 or OV-10, a particular favorite of mine.

Any sightings of the Vulcan these days? Used love watching these in Goose Bay, Labardor rattle the shingles on our row house as they did low fly overs.
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Post by: mirth on July 25, 2016, 05:51:39 PM
I think the final Vulcan flight was last year. Couldn't keep one in flying condition any longer.
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Post by: mirth on July 25, 2016, 05:55:09 PM
Here it is

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11960726/Vulcan-bomber-touches-down-forever-after-final-flight.html
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Post by: Barthheart on July 25, 2016, 06:03:53 PM
 :'(
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Post by: mirth on July 25, 2016, 06:05:50 PM
:'(

Yup.
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 25, 2016, 07:04:20 PM
Just think- one day the same sad expressions will come up when watching the last B-52 touch down for the last time...




... and it''ll be simulcast (with approx 15min delay) to our thriving colonies on Mars.
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Post by: mirth on July 25, 2016, 07:20:45 PM
Forget about a final flight, we might still be flying 52s operationally in 20 years. Flight of the Old Dog indeed.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 26, 2016, 09:37:49 AM
https://www.thrillist.com/cars/things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-f-14-tomcat-facts-history-and-trivia-about-the-plane-from-top-gun
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Post by: mirth on July 26, 2016, 10:28:51 AM
(http://d2tkkj1jfm0n25.cloudfront.net/?q=70&w=1440&url=http://d254andzyoxz3f.cloudfront.net/rcp_58704545.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on July 26, 2016, 05:17:29 PM
WOW! Fantastic shot.  O0
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Post by: mirth on August 07, 2016, 07:58:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JEDTEhM.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 25, 2016, 06:08:37 AM
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McDonnell FH-1 Phantom taking off from the light aircraft carrier USS Saipan, CVL-48, on 6 May 1948

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/FH-1_VF-17A_CVL-48_bow_6May1948.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on August 25, 2016, 06:10:57 AM
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F-14A takes the barrier aboard USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63, June 1984

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5f/F-14A_of_VF-1_makes_barrier_landing_on_USS_Kitty_Hawk_%28CV-63%29_in_1984.jpeg)
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Post by: mirth on September 05, 2016, 07:38:16 AM



http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/5065/the-phantastic-qf-4-phantom-full-scale-target-drone-takes-its-phinal-unmanned-phlight
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Post by: mirth on September 08, 2016, 06:33:29 PM
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MiG Ye-152 prototype armed with K-80 air-to-air missles, circa 1961

(http://i.imgur.com/TqFIUco.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 08, 2016, 08:07:46 PM
Looks like A MiG-21 with some serious 'roid rage.
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Post by: besilarius on September 09, 2016, 05:20:27 PM
Fokker over France

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/fokker.htm
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2016, 09:04:05 AM
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MiG Ye-8 prototype, planned to become the MiG-23 but eventually cancelled.

(http://www.warbirdphotos.net/aviapix/PostWW2/Fighters/other/YE-8.JPG)


(http://q-zon-fighterplanes.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Mikoyan-Gurevich-Ye-81.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 11, 2016, 06:58:31 PM
eurofighterski
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Post by: besilarius on September 22, 2016, 05:44:19 AM
https://www.navytimes.com/articles/this-navy-electronic-attack-jet-took-flight-on-beef-fat

Vegetable oil fuel?
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2016, 05:09:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/hYsgQC5.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on September 30, 2016, 01:00:40 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/c9e967208ff97dbd441c70fb744eb01f.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:00:01 AM
^The Eagle is such a beautiful plane
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 09:00:50 AM
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B-52H 'Ghostrider' being brought back into service from retirement by the US Air Force to replace aircraft lost from fire in 2014

(http://i.imgur.com/RwsYVZ5.jpg)


Story - http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/5384/resurrected-b-52h-ghost-rider-reenters-active-service-at-minot-afb
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 02, 2016, 05:26:44 PM
I Cant even imagine how long it took to get all that paint off and down to bare metal.
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 05:34:36 PM
She may have never seen a full coat of paint prior to being resurrected.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 02, 2016, 06:09:33 PM
thats stripped metal.
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Post by: mirth on October 02, 2016, 06:38:14 PM
When though?
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2016, 07:16:31 AM
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Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 "Bretagne"

(http://i.imgur.com/DdhRSLn.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 09, 2016, 08:47:14 AM
Wow- I didn't know there were any flyable ones left.  O0
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2016, 10:31:30 AM
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Turkish Stars aerobatic team NF-5A Freedom Fighters

(https://i.redditmedia.com/EP2av576Av2zlif6zNk9sunjzzqamYxajLE5RtHcjME.jpg?w=1024&s=d4db8c4e0eb2942a63c2cb4b512c4305)
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Post by: mirth on October 18, 2016, 10:27:28 AM
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Two US Navy OV-10A Bronco FAC/light-attack aircraft from VAL-4 (Light-attack squadron 4) the "Black Ponies" seen in flight. VAL-4 provided support to Brown Water Navy and SEAL units in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War

(http://www.blackpony.org/images-v4hist/lsmbnr.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on October 18, 2016, 10:29:19 AM
Man, it took some balls to fly into combat in those things.  :o
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Post by: bob48 on October 18, 2016, 11:20:44 AM
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Two US Navy OV-10A Bronco FAC/light-attack aircraft from VAL-4 (Light-attack squadron 4) the "Black Ponies" seen in flight. VAL-4 provided support to Brown Water Navy and SEAL units in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War

(http://www.blackpony.org/images-v4hist/lsmbnr.jpg)

Oh how I love the Bronco  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 18, 2016, 05:43:35 PM


Oh how I love the Bronco  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

Weren't you a fan of the OV-1 Mohawk as well, or am I thinking of someone else?

There're both groovy planes, each in their own unconventional way. You don't see much in the way of modern aircraft with similar eccentric appeal.

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Post by: mirth on October 18, 2016, 05:45:26 PM


Oh how I love the Bronco  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

Weren't you a fan of the OV-1 Mohawk as well, or am I thinking of someone else?

There're both groovy planes, each in their own unconventional way. You don't see much in the way of modern aircraft with similar eccentric appeal.



Warthog
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 18, 2016, 06:05:21 PM
Good point, but the Warthog isn't so much an eccentric airplane as it is the terror-and-awe-inspiring winged fury of some vengeful Old World God.
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Post by: bob48 on October 19, 2016, 05:08:20 AM


Oh how I love the Bronco  :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:

Weren't you a fan of the OV-1 Mohawk as well, or am I thinking of someone else?

There're both groovy planes, each in their own unconventional way. You don't see much in the way of modern aircraft with similar eccentric appeal.

Yes, but more the Bronco. I have a few versions of it in FSX and its likely the aircraft I've flown most. I've just added the Steam version of SFX since my old version went down the drain when my HD failed, but I have a lot of stuff saved on an external HD that I need restore.

There is a very nice payware OV-10 package by Aerosoft, but its a bit too pricey for me atm. They do, however, have periodic sales, so I'll be looking out for that.
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2016, 10:07:33 AM
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E-2C Hawkeye and a C-2A Greyhound fly over USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) as the ship travels to its new home port of San Diego, California

(http://i.imgur.com/kZDq7dS.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2016, 10:17:24 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/LHXhGhFv57yNq7hGvhHo7z1GnCxwjOYSzBBEXrWmREI.jpg?w=848&s=374011db438ea7af968d5b9e0fd39553)
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 21, 2016, 05:11:16 PM
Who dat? Turkey?
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Post by: mirth on October 21, 2016, 05:36:14 PM
Yep. One of the last ones operating the F-4.
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2016, 07:22:59 AM
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F-15C from the 65th Aggressor Squadron over Nellis AFB. 2012

(https://i.reddituploads.com/b13bffd91a7e4882903e206da3c157c6?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=4814fa38bbe33e0147fc63bac3ac7cf2)
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Post by: Windigo on October 24, 2016, 04:13:16 PM
That mountain range seems damn familiar.... never mind, I was on the California side of it all.
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Post by: Barthheart on October 25, 2016, 01:20:40 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/0fca47d8547cd41af8f8839776a1cd16.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 25, 2016, 01:42:09 PM
thats pretty sexy.
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Post by: mirth on October 25, 2016, 04:35:57 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/0fca47d8547cd41af8f8839776a1cd16.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)

Helluva lot of thrust right there.
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Post by: bob48 on October 26, 2016, 04:58:51 AM
That's what she said.
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Post by: undercovergeek on October 26, 2016, 05:05:24 AM
Is it a phantom?
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 26, 2016, 05:37:45 AM
Is it a phantom?

One of yours, actually. With British engines.
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2016, 10:49:16 AM
Japanese F-15J Eagles

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5766/23352514699_be54d7fe64_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2016, 06:52:32 PM
This is a pretty good Top Gun story from Tom Cruise

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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 09:00:02 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/736/22357496609_debb372513_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 30, 2016, 09:02:08 AM
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South Korean F-15K Slam Eagles in Alaska during Red Flag

(http://i.imgur.com/cNrvXo1.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 31, 2016, 10:17:05 AM
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Red Flag - Alaska 17-1 flightline: Republic of Korea F-15K Slam Eagles ready for a sortie alongside USMC F/A-18C Hornets and USAF F-15C Eagles


(http://media.defense.gov/2016/Oct/21/2001651041/-1/-1/0/161011-F-FT438-900.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on November 04, 2016, 10:18:31 AM
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Chinese FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle (JL-9)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5330/30632380362_80ca3af16f_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 06, 2016, 05:41:47 AM
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T-50-5R, shot from An-12 ramp, making a banking turn.

(https://i.imgur.com/rwMDGne.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on November 06, 2016, 11:27:34 AM
Russian heating system:

(http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/dementievskiy/13523675/1097463/1097463_original.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 06, 2016, 11:34:26 AM
The one in the pic before yours was rebuilt from that plane that caught fire.
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Post by: mirth on November 07, 2016, 10:21:39 AM
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A QF-4 Aerial Target in manned configuration, piloted by Jim Harkins from Detachment 1, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, performs a flyby at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 25, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Holcomb)

(https://i.redditmedia.com/LvClecl-t-gYBWoN6PSV4groXpapcjGrhc8ODdLLNcY.jpg?w=1024&s=5986dc584c4c72377cb2cda256b75787)
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Post by: mirth on November 07, 2016, 10:30:49 AM
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Fully loaded Turkish F-16

(https://i.sli.mg/xqlDLt.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on November 10, 2016, 04:32:30 PM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/prxs6nC2aFH4qn4gk8c4ySUQGEjIjXZg5ETVZlO3m7M.jpg?w=1024&s=c773efa3ff669ed4b20e8bf9cbca3e18)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 10, 2016, 05:14:03 PM
 :smitten: quad .50 cheek guns- 1/3 of the way to the penultimate gunship variant.
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Post by: mirth on November 10, 2016, 08:21:24 PM
She's a sexy Princess.
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Post by: jomni on November 12, 2016, 11:41:37 PM
Singapore Air Force F-15's and F-16's take off and land from road.






(http://www.maphotosg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/020.jpg)

(http://www.maphotosg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/035_thumb-1.jpg)

(http://www.maphotosg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/0265_thumb.jpg)

(http://www.maphotosg.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/039_thumb.jpg)

http://www.maphotosg.com/exercise-torrent-vii-start-finish/

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Post by: mirth on November 17, 2016, 04:39:44 PM
^nice pics!  O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 17, 2016, 04:39:57 PM
(http://ichiveugc-a.akamaihd.net/__9a79f18fd94f06d9f855a50d2d941980_width-600.jpeg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 17, 2016, 05:47:41 PM
View from inside a B-52

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/b-52-stratofortress-cockpit-920-36.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2016, 06:14:44 PM
View from inside a B-52

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/b-52-stratofortress-cockpit-920-36.jpg)

The view from behind a B-52

(https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--_whfIcdg--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/1813aqov5wc2jjpg.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 17, 2016, 06:16:08 PM
^ Hehehehe...

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PLI-LMeXgpk/maxresdefault.jpg)

I'd Photoshop the cloud into that pic if I wasn't lazy/completely uninterested in opening my work laptop at the moment.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2016, 06:23:00 PM
IIRC, they removed all of the rear guns and gun stations from the BUFFs. Still, that would have been quite a zen deal, sitting there, having no idea what was ahead but master of all that was behind you. If only Life could be that way...
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 17, 2016, 06:28:30 PM
You can get close to it (-ish) by watching By Dawn's Early Light.



Looks cheesy now but I still like it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2016, 06:43:37 PM
I'm ashamed to say I've never seen it. Soon to be rectified.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 17, 2016, 06:48:34 PM
It was pretty good for back in the day.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 17, 2016, 08:08:08 PM
I think I've posted it from YouTube before - it's a pretty good movie. Powers Boothe, I always enjoyed his acting and the roles he's played. I loved the book Flight of the Old Dog, too, so I have an affinity for BUFFs.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 17, 2016, 08:10:55 PM
I have an affinity for BUFFs.

I'm sure you do.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 17, 2016, 08:38:22 PM
(https://cdn.meme.am/instances/400x/45842094.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 18, 2016, 06:43:45 PM
(http://www.iwallscreen.com/stock/military-jet-fighter-f4-phantom-ii-all.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on November 18, 2016, 07:16:28 PM
Put big enough engines on a brick and even it will fly!
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 18, 2016, 07:19:24 PM
Not a new one but still...

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/350572972822-0-1/s-l1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 19, 2016, 09:06:23 AM
Put big enough engines on a brick and even it will fly!

Pretty much Kerbal Space Program in a nutshell.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 19, 2016, 09:07:04 AM
 :'(

(http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/55cb4664371d2254008bf005-1200/the-f-14a-had-the-less-powerful--and-less-reliable--pratt-and-whitney-tf-30-engine-that-required-the-pilot-to-run-the-afterburner-when-launching-from-the-carrier-the-f-14a-and-b-also-had-the-awg-9-weapons-system-which-used-physical-tape-to-transfer-data.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 19, 2016, 09:08:53 AM
 :'( :'( :'(

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EkvOkIIHAfU/maxresdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 19, 2016, 05:00:04 PM
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USAF F-15E Strike Eagle with supermoon in background

(http://i.imgur.com/Fl6x8g8.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 22, 2016, 10:20:46 AM
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An AC-119K gunship fires at Communist supply lines over Laos

(http://media.defense.gov/2011/Mar/30/2000271021/-1/-1/0/110330-F-XN622-001.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 22, 2016, 10:21:55 AM
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Brazilian Air Force F-5EM being refueled by a Naval Aviation AF-1 Skyhawk


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5722/29969332543_12c0a6d358_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on November 23, 2016, 05:41:11 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dGkwEOY.jpg)

(https://out.reddit.com/t3_5eca0f?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.navy.mil%2Fmanagement%2Fphotodb%2Fphotos%2F161120-N-VT045-0001.JPG&token=AQAAd0Q2WBVYw8-YzekRaOHjBIig1FAAehKSQBOKFmyif7Fa7LVX&app_name=reddit.com)
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Post by: mirth on November 29, 2016, 10:28:31 AM
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A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit taxi in preparation for an integrated bomber mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.17, 2016.

(http://media.defense.gov/2016/Aug/17/2001607059/-1/-1/0/160817-F-UA699-143.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on November 29, 2016, 05:15:00 PM
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An RAF Handley Page Victor refuelling a Royal Navy de Havilland Sea Vixen and a Blackburn Buccaneer above RAF Boscombe Down, Wiltshire during refuelling trials, November 1965.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/27/382/large_000000.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
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Post by: bob48 on November 30, 2016, 04:28:14 AM
That is excellent  :bd:
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Post by: undercovergeek on November 30, 2016, 06:01:29 AM
Never seen a sea vixen before, she's sexy
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Post by: mirth on November 30, 2016, 04:24:45 PM
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Four generations of Australian maritime patrol aircraft fly together to induct the P-8 into RAAF service

(http://i.imgur.com/3rT4Pml.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 02, 2016, 10:41:45 AM
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F2H Banshe over the battleship BB-62 New Jersey and aircraft carrier CVA-39 Lake Champlain

(https://i.redditmedia.com/NYECGKxXR1UhKP7SQHm1rqAGaRvtHztEG5dQA0TXzW8.jpg?w=1000&s=9f38f3a0a2d35606ca74adf85dd3de16)
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Post by: Barthheart on December 02, 2016, 10:47:21 AM
Great pic!  O0
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Post by: Barthheart on December 06, 2016, 10:29:24 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/a776b49ad029ad8fe139a044e2228e9d_width-600.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: mirth on December 06, 2016, 04:25:19 PM
(http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/rafcms/mediafiles/3C149BA4_5056_A318_A800F2B0B2F30ACB.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 06, 2016, 04:30:32 PM
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Swordfish Mk I, W5856, operated by the Royal Navy Historic Flight


(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/royal-navy-responsive/images/units-and-equipment/aircraft/aircraft/royal-naval-historic-flight/rnhf-swordfish-background.jpg)
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Post by: bob48 on December 07, 2016, 04:44:18 AM
(http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/rafcms/mediafiles/3C149BA4_5056_A318_A800F2B0B2F30ACB.jpg)

Seen 'em  :bd:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on December 07, 2016, 04:44:47 AM
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Swordfish Mk I, W5856, operated by the Royal Navy Historic Flight


(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/royal-navy-responsive/images/units-and-equipment/aircraft/aircraft/royal-naval-historic-flight/rnhf-swordfish-background.jpg)

Seen it  :bd:
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Post by: undercovergeek on December 07, 2016, 05:00:13 AM
Pffft more like test flown it
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Post by: JudgeDredd on December 07, 2016, 05:35:14 AM
Never seen a sea vixen before, she's sexy
Duxford  O0
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Post by: bob48 on December 07, 2016, 05:39:41 AM
Pffft more like test flown it

Blimey - you're awake early. Its only December.
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Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 05:15:13 PM
Soviet Su-15

(https://i.redd.it/xasma269v72y.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 07, 2016, 06:36:16 PM
IIRC, that's what shot down KAL Flight 007.
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Post by: mirth on December 07, 2016, 06:38:08 PM
Yep  :(
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Post by: OJsDad on December 07, 2016, 06:50:59 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/61/RC135_KC10_refuel.JPG)
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Post by: OJsDad on December 07, 2016, 06:54:48 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--gIXlFq-t--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/rj7rrmcroo4nolc9eypw.jpg)

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--QDV4UVXC--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/t5poj9sjkgwnmni2boyg.jpg)

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--TZiqvseo--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/tazqffucpk1a1kt11ihe.jpg)
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Post by: OJsDad on December 07, 2016, 06:57:30 PM
(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--uphOX5Ab--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/v84toqm3nplieuznwkpy.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m98t2oxLBd1qlmscao1_1280.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/2e/18/07/2e18075325a7983d83a231c7c41e0ea8.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 07, 2016, 08:06:57 PM
What a view that must be from there...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 08, 2016, 10:29:19 AM
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Soviet crewmen relaxing on board the KM (ekranoplan), Caspian Sea, date unknown

(http://i.imgur.com/TwISTf7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 08, 2016, 10:42:51 AM
They look ready to WIG out.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 08, 2016, 06:24:16 PM
Whatever floats their boats.
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Post by: OJsDad on December 08, 2016, 08:09:18 PM
What a view that must be from there...

In HS I was in AFJROTC.  We got to take a ride on a KC-135 and refueled a B-52.  Really cool to watch.  When the refueling was done, they gave us each a turn on running the boom. 
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Post by: jomni on December 09, 2016, 02:13:37 AM
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Post by: Barthheart on December 12, 2016, 07:43:14 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/daily-morning-awesomeness-40-photos-22.gif?w=440)
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Post by: mirth on December 12, 2016, 10:07:34 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/0yegWyi.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on December 12, 2016, 11:10:34 AM
That ruskkie crossing over that airfield like that... WTF?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 12, 2016, 11:13:43 AM
In Soviet Union, airshow watches you!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 12, 2016, 07:39:15 PM
That the camera person didn't even flinch is something incredible.
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Post by: Windigo on December 13, 2016, 08:42:02 AM
That the camera person didn't even flinch is something incredible.

Probably just as pissed as the pilot.
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Post by: mirth on December 14, 2016, 11:06:46 AM
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Sea Fury and Firefly aircraft on the snow covered flight deck of HMS Theseus, off the west coast of Korea, 8th December 1950.

(http://media.iwm.org.uk/ciim5/547/494/large_000000.jpg?action-d&cat=photographs)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on December 14, 2016, 11:28:44 AM
Awesome picture, Mirthie. :bd:

...look at the silly buggers bottom right - snowball fights by the look of it
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 15, 2016, 08:59:04 AM
The stubbornness of WWII fighter design

https://warisboring.com/arrogant-u-s-generals-made-the-p-51-mustang-a-necessity-fd6063ff4893#.71gd3gwjz
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Post by: mirth on December 15, 2016, 09:06:16 AM
We really didn't need so many different types in production throughout the war. The P-38 was far more expensive and manpower intensive to produce than the other types. The resistance to drop tanks was ridiculous as was the initial resistance to fighter escort of bombers.

As much as the US procurement/production process had issues, it was far more flexible and efficient than that of our enemies.
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Post by: Electric_Strawberry on December 17, 2016, 09:34:01 AM
Refurbished B-17 and B-25 in flight.  Awesome.

http://worldwarwings.com/b17-and-b25-sabercat-1-helicopter-one-beautiful-video/?a=mk&var=b-17+aerial-ww2&utm_campaign=b-17+aerial&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_term=original-ww2-mk&utm_content=b-17
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 21, 2016, 12:35:36 PM
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Zveno flying aircraft carrier, USSR

(http://i.imgur.com/z9oby77.jpg)

Album - http://imgur.com/gallery/eHS6Z
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Post by: mirth on December 21, 2016, 12:37:53 PM
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The last cruise, the last launch. F-14D Tomcats stage to depart USS Roosevelt (CVN-71) for the final time before retirement, 2006

(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/060310-N-6410T-001.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 21, 2016, 12:40:07 PM
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Lieutenant-Commander Eric "Winkle" Brown Does A Flyby Of HMS Ocean In His Sea Vampire (LZ551), This Is The First Instance Of A Jet Aircraft Taking Off And Landing On A Carrier, December 3rd, 1945.

(http://i.imgur.com/vbRsefC.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 23, 2016, 04:43:50 AM
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South Korean F-15K Slam Eagle armed with German Taurus KEPD 350K cruise missile

(https://i.redditmedia.com/dYO9fYkHpSFxJQhGVueFeCWCvZKcXU9CkaUPt2P3uTU.jpg?w=1024&s=1a1a1b63a702f1246f4972bf36fed2fc)
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Post by: Barthheart on December 23, 2016, 07:13:39 AM
Korean owned, American built plane carrying a German made weapon. Small planet....
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 25, 2016, 03:46:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kw9j3fe.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 25, 2016, 03:49:29 PM
Someone's been very naughty


(https://i.redd.it/yeks8gj2oo5y.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 25, 2016, 03:55:00 PM
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F-CK-1 Ching-kuo Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) - Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7086/13888977865_08eeda6e0b_o.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on December 25, 2016, 04:15:15 PM
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F-CK-1 Ching-kuo Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) - Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF)


Don't F-CK with 'em- they look mean!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 25, 2016, 04:16:48 PM
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F-CK-1 Ching-kuo Indigenous Defense Fighters (IDF) - Republic of China Air Force (ROCAF)


Don't F-CK with 'em- they look mean!

It's like an F-16 and F-18 had a baby.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on December 25, 2016, 07:10:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/kw9j3fe.jpg)

and this, boys and girls, are how baby Flankers are made.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on December 27, 2016, 09:17:00 AM
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F-16C/D Block 52+ Fighting Falcons - Royal Moroccan Air Force

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8786/16908563929_6a487313ae_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 31, 2016, 08:37:00 AM
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US Coast Guard Hall PH-3 flying boat firing a M1919 Browning machine gun during training flight in 1943

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/679/30963638364_0f308c805d_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 02, 2017, 05:30:27 AM
(http://www.heartlandofamericaband.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/100607-F-1234S-003.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on January 11, 2017, 10:44:46 AM
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MIG-31 Foxhounds. Kamchatka Peninsula 2017

(http://i.imgur.com/XASY7Ct.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 11, 2017, 04:58:11 PM
^The aircraft version of a 'Look out behind you' entry.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on January 12, 2017, 04:58:23 AM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15894921_10154551090571773_8588795444724622871_n.jpg?oh=1c42c9e78952eba5ae8afc558c6a90e4&oe=59219CDA)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on January 12, 2017, 02:31:29 PM
bake sales for the Jamaican Air Force?

https://warisboring.com/serving-in-the-jamaican-air-force-sounds-like-a-rough-job-469284807f6a#.3b5km5cty

"special" brownies?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 12, 2017, 06:10:58 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15894921_10154551090571773_8588795444724622871_n.jpg?oh=1c42c9e78952eba5ae8afc558c6a90e4&oe=59219CDA)

cool pic!
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Post by: mirth on January 12, 2017, 06:26:26 PM
(https://i.redd.it/8aq12u28kp8y.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 13, 2017, 06:39:17 PM
(https://scontent-mia1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15965288_1384861551525601_5425437933028736317_n.jpg?oh=6104e1b06dabe5c2a5506427a6b36515&oe=591D4D2E)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 13, 2017, 06:44:00 PM
We are pretty much all the guy in front.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 14, 2017, 03:27:12 AM
Stupid and operating complex machinery at high speeds. Sounds like us.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on January 14, 2017, 05:59:59 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/CivMilAir/status/816903683761963009
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Post by: mirth on January 16, 2017, 01:04:12 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MbSbBvI.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on January 16, 2017, 01:27:50 PM
shiny
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2017, 02:10:24 PM
Drakens are pretty sweet rides.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on January 16, 2017, 02:12:09 PM
now is Gus sizes!

(http://theaviationist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/SAAB-210.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on January 16, 2017, 05:39:34 PM
Drakens are pretty sweet rides.
those intakes look old school
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Post by: mirth on January 16, 2017, 05:42:49 PM
Drakens are pretty sweet rides.
those intakes look old school

The design dates back to '49 so yeah it's old school.
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 16, 2017, 06:27:06 PM
Old School Cool. It was a cranked arrow design long before the same was tried on the F-16XL.
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Post by: mirth on January 21, 2017, 03:44:54 PM
Say what you want, the Flanker is a pretty airplane

(http://rostec.ru/content/images/other/97b08867e7b4.jpg)
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Post by: Windigo on January 23, 2017, 04:00:34 PM
It is Purdy.

It kinda looks like two smaller aircraft welded together.
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Post by: mirth on January 25, 2017, 10:19:03 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/QUvhhFH.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on January 25, 2017, 10:42:43 AM
A nose for trouble, that.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on January 28, 2017, 05:13:02 PM
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Kadett Lovisa Sandelin, the first female Swedish fighter pilot in 26 years

(https://i.imgur.com/bhorHgb.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on January 28, 2017, 08:20:03 PM
They are both quite lovely.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 03, 2017, 10:38:18 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6648169127_52918ba24e_o.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on February 03, 2017, 12:37:56 PM
its a prize fighters nose.
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Post by: OJsDad on February 03, 2017, 01:08:27 PM
A nose for trouble.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 10, 2017, 10:19:58 AM
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A French Mirage 2000-5 intercepting Russian Tu-160 Blackjacks, February 9, 2017

(http://i.imgur.com/WZkljIC.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/YXNgQVA.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 10, 2017, 05:22:57 PM
What's it say on the side? "Putin's Love Missile", maybe?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 11, 2017, 04:35:12 PM
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Bulgarian Su-25K and USAF A-10 fly together during THRACIAN THUNDER 2016 exercises in Bulgaria

(http://i.imgur.com/4jFhw64.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 11, 2017, 09:20:28 PM
Birds of a feather...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on February 12, 2017, 05:35:04 PM
What's it say on the side? "Putin's Love Missile", maybe?

"Putin-Trump 2017.  The New World Order"
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Post by: Airborne Rifles on February 12, 2017, 05:49:15 PM
What's it say on the side? "Putin's Love Missile", maybe?

Nikolai Kuznetsov. The Russians name their Tu-160s after famous aviators, much like we name our B-2s. The Russian Air Force only has sixteen of them.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2017, 07:34:14 PM
What's it say on the side? "Putin's Love Missile", maybe?

Nikolai Kuznetsov. The Russians name their Tu-160s after famous aviators, much like we name our B-2s. The Russian Air Force only has sixteen of them.

Thanks for the clarification AR. Apparently the aviator isn't the only notable Nikolai Kuznetsov from the Great Patriotic War. Check this guy out: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Ivanovich_Kuznetsov. Pretty remarkable.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 16, 2017, 10:05:39 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/WZAiqFjS9O7FyNFh-t0jWppw6nVN4n0zco5PDyCZoCY.jpg?w=750&s=8e92473f4a098211d88f3dd694abbad9)
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Post by: mirth on February 16, 2017, 10:06:11 AM
(https://i.redditmedia.com/GxBBGayRtfI3beFPDPlhVvr92Nnyt6cX2kBDuT9M_nQ.jpg?w=1024&s=92500ff39a5e487b7217c3f3b5c02635)
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 16, 2017, 04:33:49 PM
^Looks like a chilly day in the Levant...
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 16, 2017, 04:34:50 PM
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The crew of Douglas Boston Mark III , South Africa 1943

(https://i.redd.it/4j97tkhn9agy.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on February 27, 2017, 10:26:46 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/7276c92bee15e8f4659f45a8b2e477a1.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 28, 2017, 10:56:08 AM
someone might have already posted this...  still cool

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/military-vehicle-news/crazy-soviet-pilot-flew-bridge-mig-17-jet-plane.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on February 28, 2017, 11:24:00 AM
I've seen it before.
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Post by: mirth on March 01, 2017, 11:01:35 AM
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Dassault Rafale M performing a carrier landing.

(https://i.imgur.com/z4CCapU.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2017, 06:19:33 AM
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A pair of Israeli Air Force F-16s flying over Masada

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f9/Flickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_Masada_Flyover.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 02, 2017, 04:39:30 PM
Nice, ramping up the symbolism, eh?
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Post by: besilarius on March 11, 2017, 06:59:01 AM
https://www.facebook.com/AeroSedifer/videos/828889023912722/

Pretty nice vid of P-51s
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 12, 2017, 06:38:19 AM
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XB-70 with downward wingtips. This phenomenon allowed the XB-70 to effectively "capture" the shockwave generated by its own supersonic flight into usable lift. This form of compression lift decreased the induced drag of the XB-70 by around 20-30%

(https://i.imgur.com/aNEKEvw.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2017, 07:48:51 AM
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A Bristol Blenheim light bomber flies through the clouds above RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, during the Royal International Air Tattoo, July 17, 2015


(https://media.defense.gov/2015/Jul/21/2001286270/-1/-1/0/150717-F-UE958-374.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on March 12, 2017, 07:50:35 AM
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016


(https://media.defense.gov/2016/Aug/17/2001608078/-1/-1/0/160817-F-LP948-073.JPG)
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Post by: Windigo on March 13, 2017, 11:45:47 AM
That's one official shit-tonne of flaps on that old girl....
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Post by: besilarius on March 14, 2017, 01:12:32 PM
Too high an angle on the landing.  The landing gear will go through those wings some time.
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Post by: Staggerwing on March 14, 2017, 02:53:17 PM
Good thing they never tried it in real life then.

Actually, iirc, the nasalized version of the Stuka would have beefed-up landing gear from it's land-based brethren, with much longer travel on the oleos and the ability to be jettisoned in case of water landing. The naval Stuka would also have been equipped with giant flotation bladders that would deploy to keep the plane afloat for several days.


(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/487841-2/stuka_c1)


Looks a bit like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, don't 'e?
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Post by: bob48 on March 14, 2017, 03:03:49 PM
There was also a modified version of the Bf 109E-3 produced and known as the 109T (Trager) for use on the Graf Zeppelin. These included increased wing span and manually folding wings amongst other things. they were later used by I/JG 77 after much of the deck equipment had been removed. This unit operated from Norway apparently.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on March 14, 2017, 03:25:02 PM
This unit operated from Norway apparently.

No doubt the short take-off ability and probable cold-weather survival upgrades would have suited operating among the Fjords. They didn't use the Norwegian Blue Parrot as unit insignia by any chance?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on March 14, 2017, 04:51:32 PM
LOL - if they didn't, then they should have  :2funny:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2017, 03:19:35 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/z7e-selling-harrier-low-res-03_02_17-600-0.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2017, 04:42:29 AM
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Post by: Windigo on March 17, 2017, 10:28:25 AM
Apparently just one left... as a static display...  :'(
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on March 17, 2017, 10:35:49 AM
Apparently just one left... as a static display...  :'(

yeah. It never got much love despite being a good design and relatively inexpensive.
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Post by: mirth on March 20, 2017, 06:45:23 AM
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RAF F35 missile loadouts

(http://u0v052dm9wl3gxo0y3lx0u44wz.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/F-35B-MBDA-SPEAR-ASRAAM-Meteor.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 20, 2017, 06:46:41 AM
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Vimy Flight's 7 airplanes loaded in an RCAF C-17 ready to go from Comox BC to Lille, France

(http://i.imgur.com/YBHHbOj.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on March 20, 2017, 06:51:23 AM
 O0
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 06:59:46 AM
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Four B-1B Lancers arrive Feb. 6, 2017, at Andersen AFB, Guam

(https://media.defense.gov/2017/Feb/10/2001697528/-1/-1/0/170206-F-LP948-957.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 07:01:24 AM
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An A-10C Thunderbolt II taxis down the runway during Green Flag-West 17-03 Jan. 23, 2017, at Nellis AFB, Nev

(https://media.defense.gov/2017/Feb/03/2001694325/-1/-1/0/170123-F-NI493-953.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 07:03:14 AM
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An F-14A Tomcat of Fighter Squadron (VF) 213 engages an F-16N Viper aggressor aircraft during training at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar, California, in March 1989

(http://usnhistory.navylive.dodlive.mil/files/2016/05/1996.253.7457.048.jpeg)
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Post by: mirth on March 26, 2017, 07:05:46 AM
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Four F-16s from the USAF (18 Aggressor Squadron, 354 Fighter Wing Alaska) in RAAF Williamtown Base for Exercise Diamond Shield 2017

(https://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cache/5003/DefenceImagery/2017/S20170514/20170307raaf8205836_0163.t58d30364.m2048.x6c5e63c2.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 28, 2017, 11:21:51 AM
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Post by: mirth on March 29, 2017, 10:11:17 AM
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French Mirage 2000D during Frisian Flag 2017

(http://i.imgur.com/7oXYZHL.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on March 29, 2017, 10:21:09 AM
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F-15 providing cover for Space Shuttle launch

(http://i.imgur.com/MxzEVYq.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 10, 2017, 11:00:19 AM
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Canadian CF-18 showing off it's paint job for Canada 150

(http://i.imgur.com/rrrhXWF.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on April 10, 2017, 11:02:55 AM
 :bd:
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Post by: besilarius on April 11, 2017, 08:15:54 PM
Snoopy smokes cigars?
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Post by: mirth on April 13, 2017, 06:17:31 AM
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EAST CHINA SEA (April 3, 2017) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Matthew Titus signals an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the "Tomcats" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33685796221_04743a4fee_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 21, 2017, 03:51:21 PM
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EA-18G Growler launches from the USS Carl Vinson (CV-70) in the South China Sea, April 12, 2017

(https://media.defense.gov/2017/Apr/20/2001735573/-1/-1/0/170412-N-ZH304-078A.JPG)
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Post by: OJsDad on April 21, 2017, 08:20:52 PM
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EA-18G Growler launches from the USS Carl Vinson (CV-70) in the South China Sea, April 12, 2017

Didn't the EA-8 have gold in parts of the canopies to protect the crew from all of the electronic emissions.  I wonder if these do also. 
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Post by: Staggerwing on April 21, 2017, 08:34:27 PM
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EAST CHINA SEA (April 3, 2017) Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Matthew Titus signals an AV-8B Harrier assigned to the "Tomcats" of Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 to take off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6).

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3837/33685796221_04743a4fee_o.jpg)


I still swear that the reimagined BSG Colonial Viper was inspired by the Harrier. Look at all the obvious vectored combat maneuver scenes and compare that the the experiences of RN pilots during the Falklands War.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on April 26, 2017, 05:18:33 PM
Good read

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/9599/a-tomcat-pilots-early-struggles-to-tame-the-mighty-f-14
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Post by: mirth on April 27, 2017, 03:25:28 PM
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RAF Eurofighter Typhoon low level flight in the Mach Loop, UK. Photo by Howyn Roberts

(https://i.redd.it/f2391bhod5uy.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 27, 2017, 03:31:39 PM
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Capt. Christopher Prout with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing shoots an AIM-7 Sparrow missile from an F/A-18C Hornet

(http://img.theepochtimes.com/n3/eet-content/uploads/2015/07/22/8900879785_f4493abf18_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on April 28, 2017, 10:45:34 AM
 :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:


(https://media.defense.gov/2017/Apr/28/2001739230/-1/-1/0/170419-F-ER377-0352.JPG)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on April 28, 2017, 04:51:17 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/SiUIIdSKuCN1e/giphy.gif)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on April 28, 2017, 07:48:33 PM
I was watching Generation Kill on Prime and my son's been watching it with me (I saw it some years ago once already). When the A-10s flashed by he asked what they were, and I proudly told him what they could do. One scene had them BRRRRRRRRRPing and that led to some YouTube videos of A-10s chewing the crap out of tanks. :)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2017, 10:33:27 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/1ef6d9cac635e40d234b4d4afca36266.jpeg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2017, 10:34:28 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/2977ece89081a4b0f336a8a5846a80db.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=485)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2017, 10:35:27 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/9b020734fc7da1a7b7f80a29dc3dc120.jpeg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2017, 10:37:16 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/abd2cea9f4ec27996e560d2b53a002f9.jpeg?quality=85&strip=info&w=500)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2017, 10:39:14 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/12b43bb33b07bd06218e987ff91f4cb5.jpeg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2017, 10:39:53 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/0bde1a585e46187b034dcf54d91b2971.jpeg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 02, 2017, 10:41:43 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/crack-open-a-military-monday-251.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: mirth on May 02, 2017, 10:50:38 AM
(https://www.jamesgoggin.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/jg-16-72907-edit.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 04, 2017, 06:56:13 PM
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French Navy F-8E Crusaders, VF-84 F-14A Tomcats and a VA-82 A-7E Corsair II on the deck of the USS Nimitz during a joint exercice in 1983

(http://i.imgur.com/YyApPdS.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2017, 09:35:51 AM
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C-5 M Super Galaxy aircraft parked on the ramp on a rainy morning at Travis AFB, Calif., Apr. 7 2017

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2833/33817150152_719eb7d1e4_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2017, 09:36:40 AM
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First Japanese F-35A arrives at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona.

(https://media.defense.gov/2016/Nov/29/2001672975/-1/-1/0/161128-F-XA522-083.JPG)
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Post by: Staggerwing on May 07, 2017, 02:40:21 PM
^Currently not deployed in it's Giant Robot mode.
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2017, 02:49:13 PM
That's technically still classified.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 08, 2017, 09:19:06 PM
red tinted glass and 2 women ground crew....

totally a robot.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2017, 06:54:26 PM
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US A-10 flying in formation with Bulgarian SU 25

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4e/a2/0b/4ea20b0cf06e1f422565ee92992302f5.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2017, 06:57:48 PM
Spitfire Mk. 9

(http://i.imgur.com/ueKTQGX.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 10, 2017, 06:59:46 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c5/b0/c0/c5b0c0b5d39b5b1c18bdfd8a51c20bc6.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 10, 2017, 07:00:19 PM
(http://d254andzyoxz3f.cloudfront.net/aada_0.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on May 10, 2017, 07:01:51 PM
Italian AV-8B

(http://www.aviastore.it/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/1-11-MM-7217-AV-8B-GRUPAER-call-sign-%C2%B4Wolf-11-flight%C2%B4-close.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2017, 10:41:21 AM
(http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/royal-navy-responsive/images/news/where-we-are/air-stations/yeovilton/150608-global-icons-at-yeovilton-air-day/usaf-a-10-thunderbolt-ii---usaf.jpg??cropregion=0,46,1293,736&hash=A23232C7B5242D865F7156F80838F5DD04261A25)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2017, 10:42:49 AM
(https://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/gallery/922A669F_5056_A318_A8637A03D5C3FB4B/Con_08_911_Out_Unclass_269%28e%29_big.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2017, 10:43:57 AM
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Avro Vulcan B Mk 1

(https://www.raf.mod.uk/downloads/wallpapers/1950_1959/vulcanb11024.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 15, 2017, 10:44:50 AM
 :bd:
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Post by: Barthheart on May 18, 2017, 08:37:13 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/5795ca84595c89938bbc8bd423d94a91_width-600wtmk.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
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Post by: mirth on May 18, 2017, 08:45:50 AM
^purty
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 18, 2017, 06:57:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/BRibCoc.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on May 18, 2017, 07:10:08 PM
Sexy!
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Post by: besilarius on May 28, 2017, 06:29:45 AM
The historic Sea Vixen at RAF Duxford had to make a wheels up landing.
Not sure if it will be restored.
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Post by: mirth on May 28, 2017, 08:15:49 AM
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Lightning strikes behind a B-1B Lancer parked on the flight line as a major storm approaches Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma May 18, 2017

(http://i.imgur.com/eo0q2nV.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2017, 08:17:33 AM
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AV-8B Harrier preparing to land on the flightdeck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during night operations.

(https://i.redd.it/s81yzxbw150z.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on May 28, 2017, 08:18:37 AM
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4a41yYMG31qcr6iqo1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on June 01, 2017, 07:57:32 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/daily-afternoon-randomness-49-photos-2542.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2017, 07:58:58 AM
Ouch!
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Post by: Capn Darwin on June 01, 2017, 01:51:00 PM
Not a good 3 point landing.  :hide:
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Post by: besilarius on June 01, 2017, 04:39:45 PM
Brings to mind the Reliant Robin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8&t=20s
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 01, 2017, 05:07:20 PM
No worries- it'll buff out.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2017, 05:14:57 PM
(https://i.reddituploads.com/0a1ac325128444e0b605a6d3d065f95f?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=e4e0e75f17429c922c19da7f8554d61d)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on June 02, 2017, 04:35:23 AM
Brings to mind the Reliant Robin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQh56geU0X8&t=20s

Mrs B had an uncle who had one. He loved it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 02, 2017, 10:10:36 AM
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An F-15E Strike Eagle arrives to receive fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 23, 2017.

(https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jun/02/2001755985/-1/-1/0/170523-F-ER377-779.JPG)
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Post by: mirth on June 03, 2017, 05:43:29 PM
(http://www.hesja.pl/upload/images/teksciwo/2016_a2a_krzesiny_1/2016_a2a_krzesiny_1_21.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 03, 2017, 06:15:37 PM
^Playfull little eaglet, ain't 'e?
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 03, 2017, 07:11:30 PM
thats the happiest looking F-16 ever.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 07, 2017, 10:03:08 AM
(https://wordlesstech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/F-15-Eagle-Demonstration-Team-2.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 07, 2017, 10:12:16 AM
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Japanese Kawasaki T-4 trainers

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8363/8342121940_3f8d22ce45_h.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2017, 06:10:53 AM
First Tu-160M2 being assembled at KAPO plant in Kazan

(http://i.imgur.com/0SmxgB9.jpg)
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Post by: Barthheart on June 09, 2017, 06:19:14 AM
Doesn't look anything like a B-1....  ::)

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Post by: mirth on June 09, 2017, 06:25:49 AM
Fair bit larger though.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 09, 2017, 10:09:34 AM
and a fair bit less capable.
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Post by: mirth on June 11, 2017, 08:00:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/llt4h5h.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 11, 2017, 08:37:06 AM
Luftwaffe up to it's old tricks again?
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Post by: mirth on June 11, 2017, 09:20:06 AM
They do love their rocket fighters.
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Post by: Barthheart on June 11, 2017, 01:11:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/llt4h5h.jpg)

Rocket powered lawn dart.  L:-)
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Post by: mirth on June 11, 2017, 01:32:49 PM
Rocket powered rocket
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on June 11, 2017, 06:49:36 PM
IIRC that was one of many tests to find out the viability of not being dependent on airfields in the case of WW3.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 13, 2017, 10:27:25 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/aa/85/b7/aa85b7a5829dd28fb7b7fe56d6149421.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 13, 2017, 10:59:50 AM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11422/air-forces-premier-aggressor-squadron-has-a-surprising-secondary-mission
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:29:08 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5566/14935842851_b6de19fa17_o.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 19, 2017, 09:45:05 AM
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/def4cd003e4676fc3b40b7d623d16c8d/tumblr_n8ieb2Ll0H1tq9q5vo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2017, 04:33:37 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/4bb866fe5fd20a4382289ea1301d292b.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=920)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2017, 04:44:01 PM
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/c4f090fc60253db84f310572a778b818/tumblr_muceghTxhv1so3vb1o1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on June 24, 2017, 04:44:56 PM
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18th Aggressor Squadron's F-16C sporting a new blizzard splinter camouflage over Alaska.

(http://i.imgur.com/vOWbUlq.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 24, 2017, 05:06:17 PM
(http://68.media.tumblr.com/c4f090fc60253db84f310572a778b818/tumblr_muceghTxhv1so3vb1o1_1280.jpg)

The original 'Cranked Arrow', predating the F-16XL by about 25 years.
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Post by: mirth on June 28, 2017, 11:11:00 AM
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Embraer A-29 Super Tucano

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6b/4d/a9/6b4da9e87495fcf04481cffedbea0d2c.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on June 28, 2017, 04:49:16 PM
It'll be a real bitch to design a flak jacket to fit the whole fuselage.


Don't we already have an armored ground support aircraft? A-something-or-other?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2017, 10:03:00 AM
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An Italian AV-8B Harrier II on the Aircraft Carrier Cavour (C 550) during AMPHEX 2011

(https://i.redd.it/nwrfdphpsm6z.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2017, 10:09:57 AM
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Hangar of the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour (C 550)

(https://i.redd.it/v3s5disxom6z.jpg)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on June 30, 2017, 03:37:18 PM
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Post by: Windigo on June 30, 2017, 03:51:57 PM
OMG BC, that vid made me laugh so hard I am crying.....    O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0     :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD
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Post by: BanzaiCat on July 01, 2017, 06:03:41 PM
Airforceproud95's YouTube channel is pretty entertaining. I want to get FSX just to see this chaos for myself.  ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 01, 2017, 06:11:30 PM
Airforceproud95's YouTube channel is pretty entertaining. I want to get FSX just to see this chaos for myself.  ;D

Banzai, I still have an unused Steam FSX key if you want it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 02, 2017, 06:10:55 PM
Airforceproud95's YouTube channel is pretty entertaining. I want to get FSX just to see this chaos for myself.  ;D

Banzai, I still have an unused Steam FSX key if you want it.

Seriously?!? Hell yeah I want it, Stags! If you don't have anyone else to give it to of course!!  O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 02, 2017, 06:16:32 PM
It's yours. I'll PM you the key.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 02, 2017, 06:17:21 PM
It's yours. I'll PM you the key.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on July 10, 2017, 09:36:01 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/871a3f5d48211ef35776623fe11d1ea0_width-600.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 12, 2017, 10:20:18 AM
(https://i.redd.it/4igdvztm019z.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 12, 2017, 04:42:55 PM
^
Physical evidence of recent gunfire was noted.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 13, 2017, 11:02:14 AM
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F-105 pilot Capt. John Piowaty & his 'stache, 1967

(https://i.imgur.com/0q9ANCR.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 13, 2017, 05:42:38 PM
there is only one 'stache of the sky.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 13, 2017, 05:51:12 PM
That's a pretty fucking epic second though. Anyone who drove the Lead Sled is okay.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 13, 2017, 06:07:07 PM
He looks like Anthony Edwards went back in time.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 13, 2017, 06:16:07 PM
That's a pretty fucking epic second though. Anyone who drove the Lead Sled is okay.

True. It was not an easy life for those guys. The Thud was kind of the Bf110 of it's time, too big to be a fighter, too small to be a bomber, yet expected pass as both.


He looks like Anthony Edwards went back in time.

Just as an aside here, did you watch the pseudo-pixar film 'Planes'? When the main plane character gets lost at sea he is escorted to a USN carrier by two F/A-18s. The two Hornets are voiced by non other than Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 13, 2017, 06:19:16 PM
Just as an aside here, did you watch the pseudo-pixar film 'Planes'? When the main plane character gets lost at sea he is escorted to a USN carrier by two F/A-18s. The two Hornets are voiced by non other than Anthony Edwards and Val Kilmer.

Heh, I didn't know that. I saw the movie but don't remember it.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 15, 2017, 02:03:16 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/45/a6/1d/45a61d1f501e9d471fbbf49dcec74745.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 16, 2017, 06:50:42 AM
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USAF Douglas EB-66C Destroyer in Vietnam April 2, 1972

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4f/04/8c/4f048c8e303e30774342084bd7a25dd3.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 16, 2017, 06:52:05 AM
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Italian Typhoon flies alongside a Polish MiG-29 during a Baltic Air Policing deployment.

(https://i.redd.it/5yo9jmi27u9z.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 16, 2017, 07:57:00 AM
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USAF Douglas EB-66C Destroyer in Vietnam April 2, 1972

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/4f/04/8c/4f048c8e303e30774342084bd7a25dd3.jpg)

They stole that from the US Navy.


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Italian Typhoon flies alongside a Polish MiG-29 during a Baltic Air Policing deployment.

(https://i.redd.it/5yo9jmi27u9z.jpg)

Considering the Russian proclivity for hacking I'd think that the Poles would have traded in their MiGs by now for something that had avionics without legacy back-door exploits.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 16, 2017, 08:12:06 AM
Heh. I doubt the current avionics on Polish Mig-29s has much in common with Russian systems.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on July 16, 2017, 11:39:16 AM
also theres the question of whether or not vacuum tube analog systems can be hacked.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 16, 2017, 11:52:38 AM
The Israelis handled the updates to the 29s. Doubt there are vacuum tubes anymore.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/picture-polish-air-force-receives-first-upgraded-mig-29-389174/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on July 17, 2017, 05:28:34 AM
Something is not Wright!

Can't wait to see their ME-262.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 17, 2017, 05:49:47 AM
Something is not Wright!

Can't wait to see their ME-262.


Hey! That's not the A-5 variant! Where are the underwing gun pods?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on July 17, 2017, 06:03:29 AM
From the book, Sled Driver. 
An oldie but a goodie.  The Hornet must die.

http://oppositelock.kinja.com/favorite-sr-71-story-1079127041
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 17, 2017, 05:04:24 PM
^I love stories like that. Having a military/civilian pilot for a dad meant that my childhood was full of them. Sadly, I've forgotten most of them and, at 80 years old, so has he.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on July 19, 2017, 01:31:35 PM
http://www.sunderland.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=10445

Really hope to see the Bronco this year - plus the other stuff, obviously.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2017, 06:45:54 PM
^very cool
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2017, 06:49:38 PM
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A-10 in support of Raqqa offensive

(http://i.imgur.com/NEuYLtD.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2017, 06:50:44 PM
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A Navy F-4 Phantom II returns to USS Midway (CVA-41), after a mission over North Vietnam. The LSO talks to the pilot on the radio, advising him as the Phantom plane approaches the carrier's deck. Date unknown.

(https://i.redd.it/iiewam2bckaz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 19, 2017, 06:52:21 PM
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USMC Aviation Assets (MV-22 Osprey/AV-8B Harrier) at RAAF Base Amberley (Exercise Talisman Sabre 2017)

(https://images.defence.gov.au/fotoweb/cache/5033/DefenceImagery/2017/S20171646/20170717raaf8182715_0024.t596d5193.m2048.x20ca2489.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 19, 2017, 07:24:40 PM
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A-10 in support of Raqqa offensive

(http://i.imgur.com/NEuYLtD.jpg)

"Yeah, so then I was, like, 'BRRRRRRRRRRRRTTT'...

and he was, like 'Aieeee!!!!!!!! Nooooo!!!! Ahhhhghttttgurgle'"
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on July 20, 2017, 05:40:43 AM
SU-35 at the Moscow Air Show.

https://www.facebook.com/russiantour/videos/10156443640104942/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 20, 2017, 07:57:41 PM
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A pair of USMC Vought O2U-2 fly past USS Saratoga (CV-3), circa 1930.

(http://i.imgur.com/duRbmh8.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on July 20, 2017, 08:42:01 PM
 :smitten:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 21, 2017, 07:28:00 AM
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Three Grumman F6F Hellcats with their engines running (foreground) with a Grumman TBF/M Avenger on approach. 1943/44 onboard USS Saratoga (CV-3).


(http://i.imgur.com/KFDnP4c.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 21, 2017, 07:29:14 AM
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AV-8B Harriers land on USS America (LHA 6)

(https://i.redd.it/nc8ypjtzjvaz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 23, 2017, 12:35:23 PM
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Two A-4C Skyhawk aircraft of Attack Squadron 146 (VA-146) assigned to USS Constellation (CVA-64) fly past USS Kearsarge (CVS-33), 12 August 1964.


(https://i.redd.it/m9js4qdsf0bz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 26, 2017, 10:36:25 AM
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F-14 "Tomcat" from the Diamondbacks of Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VF-102) is launched from the bow catapult during flight operations


(http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/photos/020102-N-2003S-005.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 26, 2017, 06:08:50 PM
 :smitten: :smitten:

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VF-102 F-14A Tomcat carrying TARPS loadout including ECA and ALQ-167

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d7/F-14_from_VF-102_with_TARPS.jpg/1920px-F-14_from_VF-102_with_TARPS.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 26, 2017, 06:19:26 PM
Pure porn.  O0
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 10:55:16 AM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 27, 2017, 06:25:17 PM
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Restored Il-2 at MAKS-2017 airshow

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/35387440473_90186c8c11_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 28, 2017, 07:21:47 AM
^ That pic is so sharp it almost looks Photoshopped.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 28, 2017, 10:29:24 AM
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Luftwaffe Alpha Jets, Malatya 7th Air Base, Gulf War 1991

(https://i.redd.it/q4fs4awlaacz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: JudgeDredd on July 28, 2017, 10:36:50 AM
I love this thread
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 28, 2017, 12:37:19 PM
JD's going gameleaper on us, too...lol
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 29, 2017, 01:34:37 PM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/52/e7/2c/52e72cfc8cadbb1bf2ebbf5149612f9d.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 29, 2017, 06:07:59 PM
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 07:05:16 AM
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Royal Air Force Lightning F-6's, 1987

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/1c/03/3d/1c033d70a7d93d8ed8d480512409f5d7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 07:07:52 AM
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A-4 Skyhawks on the deck of the USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), Yankee Station, Vietnam, 1970

(https://i.redd.it/ihdgvtnaamcz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 10:39:18 AM
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Aboard USS Constellation (CV-64) as hanger deck crew work to position a F-14D Tomcat onto one of the carrier's four elevators. Aircraft assigned to the “Bounty Hunters” from Fighter Squadron Two (VF-2) . Apr. 2003.


(https://i.redd.it/roc2rzrjzsbz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 01, 2017, 08:39:12 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/892366876025790464
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2017, 05:18:39 PM
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A pitch-black F-16, July 31, Red Flag - Alaska

(https://i.redditmedia.com/sq0inddZqGOyXWbfW9OehoVZsRfo8az5-e0LRmSPUfY.jpg?w=1024&s=2a51998e933da70c448f545ab2d72e4e)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 02, 2017, 05:45:37 PM
oohhhh pretty!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on August 03, 2017, 01:15:27 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/the-weekend-is-in-sight-now-we-just-dgaf-227.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=550)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 03, 2017, 01:19:20 PM
I think I posted that one before :P
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on August 03, 2017, 01:22:15 PM
 :buck2:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on August 03, 2017, 01:54:43 PM
I think I posted that one before :P

That's worth a double post  :bd:
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 03, 2017, 05:26:33 PM
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Lancaster with a CF-18 Hornet

(http://i.imgur.com/LBl98FV.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 10:36:23 AM
(http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/?q=70&w=1440&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimedotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2017%2F08%2Foa-802.jpg%3Fquality%3D85)


https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/07/31/another-light-attack-jet-offering-joins-air-forces-oa-x-fly-off/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 04, 2017, 11:32:05 AM
That's all very nice, but lets face it, nothing looks as good as an OV-10 Bronco.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 11:37:14 AM
^truth
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 04, 2017, 02:15:46 PM
That's all very nice, but lets face it, nothing looks as good as an OV-10 Bronco.

we thought you flew dragons n' shit.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 04, 2017, 02:47:26 PM
I certainly do one of those things.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 02:50:31 PM
It's good to be regular.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 04, 2017, 06:00:30 PM
That's all very nice, but lets face it, nothing looks as good as an OV-10 Bronco.

we thought you flew dragons n' shit.

Surely not at the same time? The dragon might get offended and that never ends well.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 05, 2017, 09:59:49 AM
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ANA Decks Out Their Planes In Awesome 'Star Wars' Colors

(http://www.rantlifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/star-plane-2.png)

(http://www.rantlifestyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/star-plane.png)

Always had a thing for airliners and their color schemes/logos. If I had the money I'd collect little model planes of them, too. Just what I need besides games to clutter up my office.  ;D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 05, 2017, 11:41:46 AM
say goodby to your wallet:

http://airport-diorama-designs.com/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 05, 2017, 11:44:58 AM
say goodby to your wallet:

http://airport-diorama-designs.com/

Damn, that's cool. I'll wait for my divorce to be final though.  :D
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 05, 2017, 12:35:38 PM
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/419397784020258593
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 05, 2017, 01:59:24 PM
Holy chit, I had no idea that this was such a...a thing. Wow.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 05, 2017, 04:24:57 PM
well.... its a thing if you're single.  that shit takes up a lot of space.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 05, 2017, 04:29:00 PM
Reminds me of the guy with the "JANGbricks" channel on YouTube.



And this dude is married. I saw at least one other video of his where he showed off about 40 Lego sets he bought all at once from a Toys R Us store.


Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 07, 2017, 02:18:54 PM
http://militaryhistorynow.com/2014/05/28/flying-colours-a-vivid-history-of-warplane-insignia/
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on August 08, 2017, 05:48:04 AM
P47 film from 1943.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Wh-3MsTWY
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 10, 2017, 10:28:31 AM
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USAF Cpt. Neville conducts a flight sortie with his F-16 above northern Japan, Jun. 12, 2017

(https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jul/21/2001780929/-1/-1/0/170707-F-FK724-901.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on August 10, 2017, 10:41:38 AM
P47 film from 1943.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Wh-3MsTWY

little jimmy is a marriage wrecker and a ****block
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 10, 2017, 02:36:10 PM
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Catalinas at Espiritu Santo, 1942.

(https://i.redd.it/zhkc4m9dqiez.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 10, 2017, 02:37:24 PM
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Six F-105B-10-REs Thunderchiefs (6 of 9 block 10 aircraft built) parked on the ramp

(https://media.defense.gov/2007/Aug/21/2000544120/-1/-1/0/060831-F-1234S-049.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 10, 2017, 02:38:54 PM
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F-111As

(http://www.heartlandofamericaband.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061003-F-1234S-014.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on August 10, 2017, 02:45:52 PM
I always thought that the F111 was an amazing looking aircraft.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 10, 2017, 04:33:58 PM
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USAF Cpt. Neville conducts a flight sortie with his F-16 above northern Japan, Jun. 12, 2017

(https://media.defense.gov/2017/Jul/21/2001780929/-1/-1/0/170707-F-FK724-901.JPG)

Looks like the GIB was running late.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 10, 2017, 06:29:55 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/the-weekend-is-in-sight-now-we-just-dgaf-285.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=550)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 14, 2017, 07:00:14 AM
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Russian Sukhoi Su-24MR

(http://i.imgur.com/g0tvgbr.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on August 14, 2017, 07:14:48 AM
Looks like an F-111 from that angle. 
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on August 15, 2017, 06:12:33 AM
Looks like an F-111 from that angle.

Fortunately the Soviets would never have copied/stolen our designs!  O:-)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 10:11:34 AM
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Crashed Dornier 17, London suburbs

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/a9/3f/53/a93f5362abf5669f0b824728de80a085.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 15, 2017, 04:43:05 PM
Direct Hit!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 04:45:06 PM
Very early cruise missile
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on August 15, 2017, 04:57:30 PM
more correct then you might have realized with the Mistle program.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GNXNR__CVeU/VERt-7wQhTI/AAAAAAABSOY/wrrtdNdykL0/s1600/Mistletoe_4.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 15, 2017, 04:59:18 PM
Those wacky Krauts
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 12:59:51 PM
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When you land on the wrong carrier

(https://scontent-bru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20861801_1576885405689679_8434400501258547424_o.jpg?oh=714b08627da0d595fd821ea7af10fe95&oe=5A3963A8)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 17, 2017, 01:14:31 PM
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A Greek F4E AUP landing during exercise INIOHOS 2017

(https://i.redd.it/9e6jdzsrc6gz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 20, 2017, 11:48:49 AM
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Turkish F-4E Phantoms dusk flight

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8654/16666838518_048ae4df41_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2017, 07:31:43 AM
WOLVERINES! (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/meet-wolverine-wwii-style-with-state-art-tech.html)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on August 23, 2017, 06:06:46 PM
WOLVERINES! (http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/meet-wolverine-wwii-style-with-state-art-tech.html)

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Between the paint job and frame, the new jet definitely evokes the style of the iconic fighters from the WWII era, but don’t let those looks fool you — this aircraft is packed with state-of-the-art technology.

So... the propellor is just for, uh... 'backup'?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 24, 2017, 08:59:20 AM
(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21078463_1944141762524802_8579367151977440712_n.jpg?oh=d78d02dc18cff401b1ea146ebb78484b&oe=5A27ACA7)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 24, 2017, 11:27:01 AM
^nice
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 03:39:57 PM
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de Havilland Sea Vixen, 'Foxy Lady', XP924

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/01/1c/2a/011c2ab7a8eabaf3aea86f36f8be1f6a.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 03:42:04 PM
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Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Kaga conducts air operations in 1937, on the deck are Mitsubishi B2M Type 89, Nakajima A2N Type 90, and Aichi D1A1 Type 94 aircraft

(https://i.redd.it/z19fm32i2liz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 03:43:16 PM
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A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft perform an 'Elephant Walk' on the runway during Exercise Beverly Herd 16-01 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea

(https://media.defense.gov/2016/May/10/2001535481/-1/-1/0/160509-F-LU738-327.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bbmike on August 29, 2017, 03:47:21 PM
^Should we really "Pearl Harbor" our units that way? Have we learned nothing?  ???
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on August 29, 2017, 04:19:34 PM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/75def073cdff4c7e940944bb6c2ac943.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: GDS_Starfury on September 01, 2017, 12:44:57 AM
^Should we really "Pearl Harbor" our units that way? Have we learned nothing?  ???

do you know what an elephant walk it?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_walk_(aeronautics)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 11:17:02 AM
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F-18F's from Ace Combat 7 rendered in Unreal Engine 4

(https://i.redd.it/tzdsk269jziz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 06, 2017, 07:48:25 AM
 :o

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/daily-morning-awesomeness-38-photos-504-215.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 06, 2017, 07:55:19 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/f-14-tomcat-wallpapers-to-dream-about-23.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=919)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 06, 2017, 08:15:04 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/905406529481920512
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 06, 2017, 08:29:11 AM
:o

(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/daily-morning-awesomeness-38-photos-504-215.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)

College Frat prank?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Windigo on September 06, 2017, 11:01:03 AM
beautiful ART piece
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 06, 2017, 11:27:13 AM
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Mk VB over Dover. Lovely photo.

(https://scontent.fyyz1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21272457_687639008113140_8857695894521997120_n.jpg?oh=35f26114c57d563d8b02c998610f00b4&oe=5A5F039D)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 09, 2017, 04:45:28 PM
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Homestead F-16C evacuating due to Hurricane Irma

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/36923639572_eceaa592d8_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 11, 2017, 06:42:05 AM
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TurAF Phantom Phorever F4-E-2020 Terminator loaded with Popeye cruise missile

(https://i.redd.it/tz0hwvn5i8lz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 11, 2017, 09:01:27 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/7d444570cef18fb6abeed025665ae959_width-600.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=641)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 11, 2017, 09:51:52 AM
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Kuwaiti A-4KU Skyhawks. November 18, 1990


(https://i.redd.it/sbap781v98lz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Barthheart on September 12, 2017, 10:44:33 AM
(https://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/4f463b1c0d4980ad8ade11ad244af02d.jpg?quality=85&strip=info&w=600)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 13, 2017, 07:43:20 AM
(https://i.redd.it/wcucheb4pilz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on September 13, 2017, 08:26:18 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 17, 2017, 02:21:45 AM
Fairey Firefly 2 seat trainer variant

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-WRkqhXYAAMVl7.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2017, 04:11:26 AM
Good one. I'd not seen one of those before.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 17, 2017, 04:30:06 AM
That looks like a night fighter or ASW variant.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2017, 04:32:16 AM
The underwing pods look interesting. They don't appear to be drop-tanks.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 17, 2017, 04:47:45 AM
I did a quick google chop but it's hard to tell if those are radar pods or flush-mounted aux tanks. At least one Firefly variant carried radar, possibly AN/APS-4, in a fuselage pod.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 21, 2017, 06:26:51 AM
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A photo-reconnaissance variant of the P-40N Warhawk assigned to the 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron takes off from a Marston Mat steel runway on an island in the southwest Pacific, 1944-45.

(https://i.redd.it/fykwt6pfg5nz.jpg)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: besilarius on September 23, 2017, 09:56:22 AM
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2tlj3omz0tieisp/AI-HiAltISR-0917.pdf?dl=0

Article by David Isby:
The US Air Force's high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission and the aircraft that will carry it out are in a state of flux. The U-2R is likely, in the near future, to remain in service alongside the Global Hawk Block 40 UAV. Lockheed Martin is offering a unmanned U-2 version. Then there are the aircraft coming in from the "black world" of classified programs, the Northrop Grumman RQ-180 UAV and Lockheed Martin's pilot-optional SR-72.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 24, 2017, 10:03:10 AM
This is awful

https://twitter.com/CivMilAir/status/911981367839412224
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 24, 2017, 01:03:34 PM
Shit. Looks like he tried to loop too low. He was still trying to pull up at the end.



Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 25, 2017, 06:23:09 AM
(https://media.defense.gov/2013/Aug/12/2000921613/-1/-1/0/130806-F-ES117-148.JPG)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 27, 2017, 06:35:16 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14692/noaas-flying-hurricane-hunters-launch-suicidal-coyote-drones-into-the-middle-of-storms
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 28, 2017, 08:06:34 AM
(http://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/foundry/image/?q=60&url=https%3A%2F%2Fs3.amazonaws.com%2Fthe-drive-staging%2Fmessage-editor%252F1506603567590-he-had-spotlights-installed-on-the-wing-tips-so-that-the-iconic-rabbit-could-be-seen-flying-through-the-air-at-night-he-also-asked-permission-from-the-federal-government-to-paint-it-black-i-designed-the-big-bunny-jet-to-stand-out-he-wrote-i.jpg)

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14697/remembering-hugh-hefners-iconic-jet-black-dc-9-big-bunny (http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/14697/remembering-hugh-hefners-iconic-jet-black-dc-9-big-bunny)
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 10:28:46 AM
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Guarding southern Sweden between 1964—1998, J 35 Draken was the mainstay of F 10 Skåne Wing (disbanded in 2003)

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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 06:57:27 AM
https://twitter.com/MilHistNow/status/914473754062987264
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Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:07:43 AM
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Rare photo of a B-52 with its vertical stabilizer in the folded position

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Post by: Staggerwing on October 01, 2017, 09:25:58 AM
I didn't even know that was a thing!

Is that so they can be based in lower-overhead hangers during emergencies?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 09:32:01 AM
I didn't know either. It is for storage in low overhead hangars, which I'm guessing were much more common back when the BUFF first entered service.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 02, 2017, 10:36:23 AM
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A U.S. Air Force F-4E Phantom II seen in Karup, Denmark wearing the Cold War "European One" camoflauge scheme in April 6, 1985. The picture was also taken by Erik Frikke

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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 04, 2017, 03:40:39 PM
https://twitter.com/TheAviationist/status/915667073434636288
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 04, 2017, 04:52:08 PM
 :'(
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2017, 04:59:38 PM
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USMC AV-8B Harrier on USS Peleliu (LHA-5) in Hong Kong

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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2017, 05:02:57 PM
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Two USAF B-1Bs fly a bilateral mission with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands on 15 August 2017

(http://www.janes.com/images/assets/198/73198/p1693394.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:43:45 PM
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Abandoned Backfire at Vozdvizhenka Air Base

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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:45:15 PM
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19-year-old Lieutenant Edwin Wright looks upon his airplane after being hit by an 88 mm shell, over the city of Munster, Germany.

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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:50:02 PM
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USAF A-1E Aircraft being loaded with napalm - Vietnam War


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Post by: mirth on October 07, 2017, 04:57:21 PM
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P5M Marlin seaplane entering the well deck of the dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-1), February 1957

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Post by: Staggerwing on October 07, 2017, 05:12:50 PM
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19-year-old Lieutenant Edwin Wright looks upon his airplane after being hit by an 88 mm shell, over the city of Munster, Germany.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4410/35997029363_b7c6125225_o.jpg)

Good ol' Hamilton Standard propellers.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2017, 09:04:02 AM
https://twitter.com/TheAviationist/status/918129770348638210
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 11, 2017, 01:19:15 PM
Found a site that talks about the F-117, including a page that lists all current aircraft and ones that were lost.

http://www.f-117a.com/Gallery.html
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 11, 2017, 05:07:56 PM
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B-17G Fortress “Mizpah” took a direct AAA hit in the nose on mission to Budapest, 14 July 1944. Two men were killed instantly but the pilot held her level long enough for crew to get out and become POW's. The aircraft crashed near Dunavecse, Hungary.

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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 12, 2017, 10:36:21 AM
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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 12, 2017, 10:38:53 AM
^ha!
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Post by: mirth on October 13, 2017, 10:27:14 AM
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German Junkers Ju 388, a development of the mass-produced Ju 88, adapted for high-altitude operations in response to the new American B-29 bomber

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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 13, 2017, 08:45:06 PM
Guess what I visited this summer?
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Post by: bob48 on October 14, 2017, 07:13:25 AM
Looks interesting!
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 14, 2017, 08:57:57 AM
Bawb, it was more interesting than I ever imagined.
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 14, 2017, 08:59:22 AM
And just when I thought that it couldn't get any better, it did!
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Post by: OJsDad on October 14, 2017, 09:00:16 AM
Is that the USAF museum in Dayton?
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 14, 2017, 09:01:20 AM
Like, "Holy Shit!" better.
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Post by: Centurion40 on October 14, 2017, 09:02:05 AM
Is that the USAF museum in Dayton?

Yessir! Two BIG thumbs up from ole 40.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on October 14, 2017, 09:08:31 AM
It's a great museum.  Was there a couple of years ago with my son's boy scout troop.  Need to get back down there, since they've expanded since then.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 14, 2017, 05:53:43 PM
Wright-Patterson AFB? I visited there as a wee lad back in the 70s
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 05:55:50 PM
Be honest, you were never 'wee'.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 14, 2017, 05:56:40 PM
I always wee.
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 14, 2017, 05:57:25 PM
when did they add the XB-70?  that sure as shit wasnt there 10 years ago.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2017, 06:59:57 PM
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F4J Phantom II of VF-74 in their bi-centenial color scheme. USS NIMITZ 1976.

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Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: DoctorQuest on October 14, 2017, 07:34:53 PM
when did they add the XB-70?  that sure as shit wasnt there 10 years ago.

I thought it had been there for quite a number of years. I remember seeing it on several occasions during the '60s and '70s. I wonder if they had it in a maintenance area when you were there.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: Centurion40 on October 14, 2017, 08:38:58 PM
when did they add the XB-70?  that sure as shit wasnt there 10 years ago.

Not sure, but it was in the brightly lit Presidential hangar. Lots of cool stuff.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: OJsDad on October 15, 2017, 10:53:32 AM
They added a new hanger a year or two ago, so there's probably more planes there now than before.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 09:30:08 AM
(https://russianplanes.net/images/to220000/219128.jpg)
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Post by: GDS_Starfury on October 16, 2017, 09:56:16 AM
wait until it has to land.   :2funny:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 16, 2017, 03:51:00 PM
(https://mindreels.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/firefox5.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 03:53:27 PM
I've seen that movie more times than I care to think about.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 16, 2017, 04:23:32 PM
"You must think in Rrrrrussian." ;D

I just rewatched it a few days ago. I don't know what it is about it that appeals. I think it was the laserdisc game, in which I lost many a quarter.
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Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 04:25:05 PM
Heh. I remember that too.

Did you know that Cliff Clavin was one of the sub crew?
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 16, 2017, 04:26:09 PM
Yeah! I noticed that when I re-watched it. I'm sure I noticed it before but it's been a long time since I've seen it...though back then I watched it more times than I care to count myself.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 04:34:54 PM
John Ratzenberger showed up in a lot of small roles like that before he hit it big on Cheers.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 16, 2017, 05:15:51 PM
Now he is in just about every Pixar film ever made.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: mirth on October 16, 2017, 05:29:15 PM
True. After Cheers made him too famous for phyiscal charcter acting, he moved on to voice character acting.

Helluva career he made for himself.
Title: Re: Planes!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 19, 2017, 06:12:50 PM
flew over us at tonight's soccer game

(https://files.slack.com/files-pri/T74S7SLLF-F7M6R8V8U/b17-909.jpg)
click to really enlarge

http://www.wral.com/wwii-planes-bring-living-history-to-rdu-this-weekend/17029787/
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Post by: bob48 on October 20, 2017, 05:49:27 AM
Awesome!
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Post by: JudgeDredd on October 20, 2017, 06:18:47 AM
That has to be my favourite WWII bomber...has to be  O0
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Post by: bayonetbrant on Octobe