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Posted: 4/22/2013 8:34:19 PM EDT
Amazing video of an F-14 breaking the sound barrier, then exploding. From 1996.
The pilots survived unharmed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iUDzHOxs0tg

It's an old video, but still pretty impressive.
The Tomcat was a beautiful jet.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 8:36:07 PM EDT
[#1]
Damn!






















HOW did the pilot escape??









 
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 8:42:47 PM EDT
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Damn!



HOW did the pilot escape??


 


I'm guessing he and the RIO used the ejection seats.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 8:46:52 PM EDT
[#3]
hate it wgen that happens
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 8:51:30 PM EDT
[#4]
less choppy version




Link Posted: 4/22/2013 8:54:39 PM EDT
[#5]
RIP Goose.

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 8:58:15 PM EDT
[#6]
The F-14 was a bad-ass flying and fighting machine, and if you disagree, prepare your anus.

I wish the US could still come up with shit like that.

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:00:31 PM EDT
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The F-14 was a bad-ass flying and fighting machine, and if you disagree, prepare your anus.

I wish the US could still come up with shit like that.



We did - the F-35 series.













Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:03:35 PM EDT
[#8]
Those guys probably didnt even hit the water before the rhib was under them.  Everyone's switch flipped into go mode instantly.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:06:08 PM EDT
[#9]
wow
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:09:11 PM EDT
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Quoted:
Damn!



HOW did the pilot escape??


 



Maybe this is the type of shit for which Naval Aviators train?

"When an engine explodes, eject eject eject"



Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:15:29 PM EDT
[#11]

It looked like it started rolling and flipping just before it exploded, but the video quality is too low for me to be sure.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:16:05 PM EDT
[#12]



Quoted:



Quoted:

Damn!









HOW did the pilot escape??






 






Maybe this is the type of shit for which Naval Aviators train?



"When an engine explodes, eject eject eject"
uhh.. that was almost: "here today gone tomorrow" sort of thing... it wwent from one piece to firey bits in a split second.





 
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:20:36 PM EDT
[#13]
What caused the F14 to explode? Engine failure of some sort?
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:23:57 PM EDT
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Damn!



HOW did the pilot escape??


 



Maybe this is the type of shit for which Naval Aviators train?

"When an engine explodes, eject eject eject"



uhh.. that was almost: "here today gone tomorrow" sort of thing... it wwent from one piece to firey bits in a split second.

 


Luckily the front firey bit stayed together long enough.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:28:03 PM EDT
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What caused the F14 to explode? Engine failure of some sort?


If I recall correctly, this was either a compressor fan separation or the crappy TF30 swallowed its tongue again.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:28:49 PM EDT
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Damn!



HOW did the pilot escape??


 


I'm guessing he and the RIO used the ejection seats.


Yeah the whole plane didn't explode, kinda like a backfire in a jet I think.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:33:48 PM EDT
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What caused the F14 to explode? Engine failure of some sort?


If I recall correctly, this was either a compressor fan separation or the crappy TF30 swallowed its tongue again.


Did it have anything to do with hot dogging at near sea level? I'm only asking because I don't know.

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:43:15 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
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Damn!



HOW did the pilot escape??


 


I'm guessing he and the RIO used the ejection seats.


Best answer ever!
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:45:16 PM EDT
[#19]
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What caused the F14 to explode? Engine failure of some sort?


If I recall correctly, this was either a compressor fan separation or the crappy TF30 swallowed its tongue again.


Did it have anything to do with hot dogging at near sea level? I'm only asking because I don't know.



Nah, that wasn't hotdogging.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 9:48:15 PM EDT
[#20]
The F-14 is the most badass bird ever made.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 10:18:37 PM EDT
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The F-14 is the most badass bird ever made.


I, personally, would give that title to the P-51, but that's just my opinion. Second the F-86 Saber, then the F-4 Phantom. F-14 would follow somewhere after.

Of course, you have to throw in there the Spitifre, the Hurricane. The ME109, the Zero, the Folke Wulfe 190....

Link Posted: 4/22/2013 10:39:12 PM EDT
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The F-14 is the most badass bird ever made.


I, personally, would give that title to the P-51, but that's just my opinion. Second the F-86 Saber, then the F-4 Phantom. F-14 would follow somewhere after.

Of course, you have to throw in there the Spitifre, the Hurricane. The ME109, the Zero, the Folke Wulfe 190....



P-51, pffff.... F4U-4 Corsair.
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 10:44:59 PM EDT
[#23]
I remember seeing this video way back in the day..
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 11:09:02 PM EDT
[#24]
There is another video out there with lots of high speed, low, super sonic passes and the like. I love that one. Speed is life one.

Off to find it!

ETA - here it is.. Always liked this one.. Need to reup my membership here.. Can someone embed please.
http://youtu.be/t40itl557oU
Link Posted: 4/22/2013 11:19:27 PM EDT
[#25]
Ejecting at near supersonic speed sounds fun!
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 7:52:14 PM EDT
[#26]
Quoted:
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What caused the F14 to explode? Engine failure of some sort?


If I recall correctly, this was either a compressor fan separation or the crappy TF30 swallowed its tongue again.


Did it have anything to do with hot dogging at near sea level? I'm only asking because I don't know.  


In a way it did have something to do with the low altitude flying.  You aren't very likely to suck a seagull into an engine while going Mach 1 at 30,000ft.  But at 300ft and passing by a ship, sucking one into an engine is very likely.  Which is what was determined to have happened in this case.  With an engine disintegrating while doing Mach 1 at 300ft and the engine and airframe stating to come apart, "zoom and boom" is the only intelligent action for the crew.
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 7:57:56 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:00:15 PM EDT
[#28]
Man overboard......fuck.
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:05:29 PM EDT
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Those guys probably didnt even hit the water before the rhib was under them.  Everyone's switch flipped into go mode instantly.


I doubt that.  The Navy ain't exactly fast at doing things.  
-SleeperShooter
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:14:33 PM EDT
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Yeah the whole plane didn't explode, kinda like a backfire in a jet I think.


Compressor stall, and not quite.  Even in the '70s we were making jet engines with variable pitch inlet vanes and bypass valves which work pretty well to prevent that.  



 
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:18:33 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:20:38 PM EDT
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Quoted:

The F-14 is the most badass bird ever made.




I, personally, would give that title to the P-51, but that's just my opinion. Second the F-86 Saber, then the F-4 Phantom. F-14 would follow somewhere after.



Of course, you have to throw in there the Spitifre, the Hurricane. The ME109, the Zero, the Folke Wulfe 190....



The F-4 looked like a flying pile of dog shit.



The F-14, F-15, and F-22 are the sexiest birds to ever take wing...  You know its true





 
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:21:12 PM EDT
[#33]
That AC wasn't supersonic.

A lot of mouth breathers see the compression condensation and think "ZOMG THATS THE SOUND BARRIER I SEE IT!"  Like the "sound barrier" appears when you go through it.

Those have more to do with aerodynamics and meteorology than speed.
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:28:27 PM EDT
[#34]
My recruiter told me about that, he had just checked on board the JPJ when that happened.
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:31:23 PM EDT
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That AC wasn't supersonic.

A lot of mouth breathers see the compression condensation and think "ZOMG THATS THE SOUND BARRIER I SEE IT!"  Like the "sound barrier" appears when you go through it.

Those have more to do with aerodynamics and meteorology than speed.


Why are we concerned with an Air Conditioner?

Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:31:41 PM EDT
[#36]
What were they yelling.. sounds to me like "two live crew, TWO LIVE CREW, hes in the river"



Amazing the pilot survived.
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:35:12 PM EDT
[#37]
Quoted:
That AC wasn't supersonic.

A lot of mouth breathers see the compression condensation and think "ZOMG THATS THE SOUND BARRIER I SEE IT!"  Like the "sound barrier" appears when you go through it.

Those have more to do with aerodynamics and meteorology than speed.


I was waiting for someone to point that out.
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 8:39:48 PM EDT
[#38]
You've never seen an airshow until you've seen one out at sea.  They had to do something special, we watched flight ops 12 hrs a day most days.  The firepower demonstrations from the support ships was equally as badass.
Link Posted: 4/23/2013 9:03:51 PM EDT
[#39]
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There is another video out there with lots of high speed, low, super sonic passes and the like. I love that one. Speed is life one.

Off to find it!

ETA - here it is.. Always liked this one.. Need to reup my membership here.. Can someone embed please.
http://youtu.be/t40itl557oU


I wonder how many Captain's Mast's were involved in that video...  

Link Posted: 4/23/2013 9:07:30 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/23/2013 9:11:55 PM EDT
[#41]


Lived on Miramar as a kid.  That is sad

The old man has to rolling in the grave.
Link Posted: 4/24/2013 1:59:36 AM EDT
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Those guys probably didnt even hit the water before the rhib was under them.  Everyone's switch flipped into go mode instantly.


I doubt that.  The Navy ain't exactly fast at doing things.  
-SleeperShooter




I take offense at that. My department on the Iwo was responsible for the lifeboat. From the time "man overboard" was called over the 1MC we had the RHIB in the water in less than four minutes.
Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:01:33 AM EDT
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Those guys probably didnt even hit the water before the rhib was under them.  Everyone's switch flipped into go mode instantly.


I doubt that.  The Navy ain't exactly fast at doing things.  
-SleeperShooter




I take offense at that. My department on the Iwo was responsible for the lifeboat. From the time "man overboard" was called over the 1MC we had the RHIB in the water in less than four minutes.


Were you with us when the harrier went into the Med in 06?

Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:03:36 AM EDT
[#44]
Didn't take off the parking break
Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:04:23 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:04:53 AM EDT
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Damn!



HOW did the pilot escape??


 


I'm guessing he and the RIO used the ejection seats.


Best answer ever!



lol    
Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:08:50 AM EDT
[#47]
Looked like an over speed at sea level. How do I know? I slept at a Holiday Inn last night

Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:09:52 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:10:41 AM EDT
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The F-14 was a bad-ass flying and fighting machine, and if you disagree, prepare your anus.

I wish the US could still come up with shit like that.



Yeah but it was a maintenance nightmare.
Link Posted: 4/24/2013 11:13:53 AM EDT
[#50]
I've always liked the F-16

 
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