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Posted: 9/10/2004 8:27:45 PM EST











Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:32:53 PM EST
The F-4 is one bad mo-fo!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:37:45 PM EST
Great, I have a hard-on now.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:37:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 8:39:43 PM EST by CFII]


^^^^Last Phabulous Phantom in the USMC dropping bombs at yuma. VMFA 112^^^



Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:45:59 PM EST
Phantoms ROCK!

I always liked the F 111 too....President Reagan's message deliverer of choice.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:47:53 PM EST
I like those Chair Force mud movers.....
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:53:02 PM EST
Nice

Even if the F4 supposedly handled like a semi.

Always liked the looks of the F-111 as well
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:54:11 PM EST
F-4... proof if you have big enough engines, you can make ANYTHING fly.

That bird is so sexy.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 8:55:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Nice

Even if the F4 supposedly handled like a semi.

Always liked the looks of the F-111 as well



My father has over 2500 hours in the Phantom. He said it was quite nice. It handled decent when it was under mach one. However, when he transitioned to the hornet, it was a different story. The hornet is a night and day difference. I know he did miss the awesome power of the phantom tho...
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:03:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:03:32 PM EST by 2A373]
More for ya.









Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:04:54 PM EST
Nice thud pics. Man those pilots had a crappy survival % in nam. Something about flying straight into hell with one engine
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:09:22 PM EST
What about the RB-66....
They had to lead the way in for the strike as a pathfinder / ECM / EW jammer with no armor, armament or afterburners....


Originally Posted By CFII:
Nice thud pics. Man those pilots had a crappy survival % in nam. Something about flying straight into hell with one engine

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:11:14 PM EST
yea, that sucks. I was talking more of a fighter/bomber role, but there is always some poor sap that has to sit and take the shit, with no protection....
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:13:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:19:38 PM EST
An F-102 for the CIC.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:23:12 PM EST
A b17 for my grandfather. He flew one, and lived thru 26 missions.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:25:46 PM EST
Is that an S-2 Viking in the lead with those Phantoms? Last pic in that series was F100 Super Saber. Love .mil aircraft!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:27:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 9:30:26 PM EST by CFII]

Originally Posted By TheKill:
Is that an S-2 Viking in the lead with those Phantoms? Last pic in that series was F100 Super Saber. Love .mil aircraft!



RB66 Is what I think that lead aircraft is. Looks like one.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:27:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheKill:
Is that an S-2 Viking in the lead with those Phantoms? Last pic in that series was F100 Super Saber. Love .mil aircraft!



Looks like an A-3 Whale to me! KA3B, help us out! You're the Whale guy.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:28:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
What about the RB-66....
They had to lead the way in for the strike as a pathfinder / ECM / EW jammer with no armor, armament or afterburners....


Originally Posted By CFII:
Nice thud pics. Man those pilots had a crappy survival % in nam. Something about flying straight into hell with one engine




It can be worse.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:29:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:

Originally Posted By TheKill:
Is that an S-2 Viking in the lead with those Phantoms? Last pic in that series was F100 Super Saber. Love .mil aircraft!



Looks like an A-3 Whale to me! KA3B, help us out! You're the Whale guy.



RB-66
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 9:29:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By CFII:

Originally Posted By TheKill:
Is that an S-2 Viking in the lead with those Phantoms? Last pic in that series was F100 Super Saber. Love .mil aircraft!



EDIT A-3 EDIT Is what I think that lead aircraft is. Looks like one.



Could be an RB-66.... it was based on the A-3 Whale.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:00:21 PM EST
My grandfather...

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:29:20 PM EST
Si. RB-66
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:38:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 10:39:28 PM EST by ARDunstan]

Originally Posted By Fly-Navy:

Originally Posted By CFII:

Originally Posted By TheKill:
Is that an S-2 Viking in the lead with those Phantoms? Last pic in that series was F100 Super Saber. Love .mil aircraft!



EDIT A-3 EDIT Is what I think that lead aircraft is. Looks like one.



Could be an RB-66.... it was based on the A-3 Whale.



Douglas A3D Skywarrior, later named A-3 for the Navy.
Whale was just its nickname.
The B-66 Destroyer was developed from it for the Air Force, but it has almost
no interchangeable parts.
The B-66 was also very underpowered because the engines originally
for it were commandeered for SAC's B-52s by Gen LeMay so they used weaker
Allison J71 turbojets instead of the J57s originally intended.
The Destroyer's take off roll was so long it was in danger of overrunning the end
of the runway.
Now imagine flying into North Vietnam in one.



Balls of steel.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:40:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Douglas A3D Skywarrior, later named A-3 for the Navy.
Whale was just its nickname.
The B-66 Destroyer was developed from it for the Air Force, but it has almost
no interchangeable parts.
The B-66 was also very underpowered because the engines originally
for it were commandeered for SAC's B-52s by Gen LeMay so they used weaker
Allison J71 turbojets instead of the J57s originally intended.
The Destroyer's take off roll was so long it was in danger of overrunning the end
of the runway.
Now imagine flying into North Vietnam in one.

website.lineone.net/~roling49/Jetbombers/B66-1a.JPG

Balls of steel.



Flying? Shit, if the takeoff is that bad... Vietnam... hot, humid air... laden with a bunch of stuff... oh yeah, the takeoff alone would be interesting.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:47:44 PM EST
At least it had ejection seats....
(Not so for the A-3)


Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
Douglas A3D Skywarrior, later named A-3 for the Navy.
Whale was just its nickname.
The B-66 Destroyer was developed from it for the Air Force, but it has almost
no interchangeable parts.
The B-66 was also very underpowered because the engines originally
for it were commandeered for SAC's B-52s by Gen LeMay so they used weaker
Allison J71 turbojets instead of the J57s originally intended.
The Destroyer's take off roll was so long it was in danger of overrunning the end
of the runway.
Now imagine flying into North Vietnam in one.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:52:27 PM EST
You DO know what A3D stands for, don't you?
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:53:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
You DO know what A3D stands for, don't you?



All Three Dead.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:57:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
You DO know what A3D stands for, don't you?




Attack / Third in Manufacturer series / Douglas
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:58:34 PM EST
Like I said, balls of steel.

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 10:58:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:
You DO know what A3D stands for, don't you?




Attack / Third in Manufacturer series / Douglas



OH SNAP!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:00:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 11:03:21 PM EST by KA3B]
We had balls of aluminum....

Link Posted: 9/10/2004 11:01:25 PM EST





Carpet bombing is American for "Hi there."
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:23:32 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 4:41:34 AM EST
I thought you meant this type of classic!

Here's one I helped to restore when I worked in Germany.

Link Posted: 9/11/2004 7:27:40 AM EST





Link Posted: 9/11/2004 9:41:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By KA3B:
We had balls of aluminum....

www.a3skywarrior.com/hawkins/a3buds.jpg




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