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Posted: 7/28/2002 6:41:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 6:44:44 AM EST by Benjamin0001]
[url]http://www.fastpasses.com/exec.asp?Database=2656.21.3.1&viewRecord=9978495207493495/1027870401399396[/url] Here just look at these, they are all bad ass. [url]http://www.fastpasses.com/exec.asp?Page=2656.21&display=4171/1017171894171460[/url]
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Link Posted: 7/28/2002 6:57:30 AM EST
That is cool. Of course, the F-14 has always been my favorite fighter!
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:03:24 AM EST
That was as cool as owl sh|t, [b]Benjamin0001![/b] Eric The(Happy)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:03:39 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 7:09:37 AM EST by Benjamin0001]
American Fighter planes give me hardon There is a picture in there somewhere of an F-111 dumping fuel and igniting it with the engines. Too frickin cool. Ben
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:14:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Benjamin0001: American Fighter planes give me hardon There is a picture in there somewhere of an F-111 dumping fuel and igniting it with the engines. Too frickin cool. Ben
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This one? [img]http://services.flypaper.com/download/plain/f111-pck.jpg?flyfile=flyfile%3A%2F%2Fsite%3A2656%2FDatabase%2F9978­51564036573%2F10131356826315154%2Ff111-pck.jpg&enc=y[/img]
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:54:36 AM EST
Yep thats the one. Ben
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Link Posted: 7/28/2002 8:09:35 AM EST
Any of you guys remember the Discovery Channel (?) special about carrier operations, where they had an F14 scheduled for a fly-by over the carrier at about 1000ft or so? Anyway, the F14 is just over the carrier when one of the engines [i]explodes[/i] and trails a 200ft trail of fire behind it. After a few seconds, the pilots eject while still in camera range. Everybody on the deck was standing around with confused looks on their faces when that baby blew. After the ejection, the F14 just sorta kept going over the horizon out of sight. Pretty cool. They fished the pilots out of the drink a few minutes later. Very bizarre that the engine blew at that moment, over the carrier, while the cameras were rolling.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 8:16:06 AM EST
Sweet n Such
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 8:19:27 AM EST
Can you say Engine Blades going everydirection. One engine throwing blades probably took out both of them. Do you remember during testing (1993 or so) of the F-22 one crashed on takeoff and slid down the runway. They got it stopped the Engines were on fire inside the shell of the airplane. So they had to cut a whole in the engine compartment to put out the fire. They went through 2 or 3 large die grinder blades before they were able to cut through the f-22's carbon composite engine compartment. Pretty tought stuff, not on topic but interesting from the Advanced materials point of view. Ben
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 8:59:20 AM EST
That was too cool!!!To the day I die I'll still say I loved working on airplanes but hated the chickenshit Air Force.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 9:47:51 AM EST
Very cool! Thanks. The carriers put on an air show every time they return from deployment and at least once during the show, a fighter will fly down the side of the carrier and go supersonic as he goes by. On my last deployement several years ago, I was below decks on my destroyer when this happened, examining a broken forward gun mount with the chief gunners mate. When the BOOM happened, he jumped up and hauled ass screaming that one of his men had just blown up the after mount. Funny as hell. Then, just before I retired a friend asked if I would like to get underway one last time on USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) for an air show off of San Diego. We took our wives with us, since they had never been underway on a carrier and never seen the show. My bud and I figured out when the sneaky airdales were going to do the fly-by and we were ready. The ladies were NOT. While an F/A-18 flew by slow and dirty (gear/hook/flaps all down) to show the guests just how slow the plane could fly, a Tomcat came roaring up from astern and broke the sound barrier a mile or so before he passed us. Since no one could actually HEAR the Tomcat until he was past us because he was flying FASTER than sound, most folks missed him completely, being engrossed in the loud, slow Hornet just then passing the ship. [b][size=4][red]BOOM![/red][/size=4][/b] My missus jumped about three feet straight up! I thought she was going to wet her pants. We laughed til out sides hurt...but the ladies were not impressed.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 10:07:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 11:54:12 AM EST by M4]
Man that is just sick! Reminds me of sitting on my buddies boat during the air & sea show recently in South FL. You name it, they flew it....F-18's, F-16's, F-14's, F-15's, Warthogs, B1's.....Apaches....shit the list goes on and on. I swear, unless you've witnessed a low supersonic fly by, you just don't know what you're missing. It sounds like the earth is going to be ripped in half when they hit the afterburners.....pure thunder. I'll never get tired of that sight.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 11:46:01 AM EST
CNN has a special this evening about U.S. warplanes. Check it out.
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