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Posted: 8/14/2005 11:49:57 AM EDT
Found this clip at Big Boys.com. Could be a dupe, but I've never seen it before.

media3.big-boys.com/content/2bombdown.wmv
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:51:03 AM EDT
a direct link? can it be?

you RULE!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:55:02 AM EDT
Looks like a heat-seaking missile that went straight for his partner's engine.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:56:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Looks like a heat-seaking missile that went straight for his partner's engine.



looks like they were testing how an early F18 would be affected by jettisoning a pylon. why would an F18 have an A4 wingman unless it was an observation bird?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:57:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Looks like a heat-seaking missile that went straight for his partner's engine.



clipped the wing, and was tumbleing... not a very smart missile if that is what it was
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:58:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Looks like a heat-seaking missile that went straight for his partner's engine.



looks like they were testing how an early F18 would be affected by jettisoning a pylon. why would an F18 have an A4 wingman unless it was an observation bird?



My findings precisely.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 11:59:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:00:08 PM EDT
It looked like the hardpoint was still attached to the missle.

Some kind of test do doubt.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:00:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Looks like a heat-seaking missile that went straight for his partner's engine.



looks like they were testing how an early F18 would be affected by jettisoning a pylon. why would an F18 have an A4 wingman unless it was an observation bird?




Yep, at least that's what it looks like, due to the strange tail markings. What I'm trying to figure out is what the hell happened? I didn't see any smoke or fire from the missile, it looked as though it was "sucked" into the tail......any ideas on what happened?

-Storm
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:00:46 PM EDT
Looked like a drop tank + pylon to me. Looks like the planes were flying so close together that the airflow actually sucked the pylon forward and up, rather than down and away like it should have.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:00:50 PM EDT
this was on the military channel. They were indeed in the testing phase of jettisoning external pods. The A-4 was the chase/camera aircraft. That is an F-17 not F/A 18.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:02:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 12:05:01 PM EDT by Sabretooth]

That is an F-17 not F/A 18.


HUH?

You seeing a diffrent vid or something?

NM I was thinking of the f-117
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:03:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Stormrider:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Looks like a heat-seaking missile that went straight for his partner's engine.



looks like they were testing how an early F18 would be affected by jettisoning a pylon. why would an F18 have an A4 wingman unless it was an observation bird?




Yep, at least that's what it looks like, due to the strange tail markings. What I'm trying to figure out is what the hell happened? I didn't see any smoke or fire from the missile, it looked as though it was "sucked" into the tail......any ideas on what happened?

-Storm



there was no fire because they just dropped the whole pylon with the ordinance(most likely inert anyway) attatched.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:04:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VTwin60:
this was on the military channel. They were indeed in the testing phase of jettisoning external pods. The A-4 was the chase/camera aircraft. That is an F-17 not F/A 18.




Oh, so the A4 was behind the F-17? I see now that it did hit the wing, and I'm assuming the "smoke" is jet fuel spewing out of the wing tanks?

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:04:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sabretooth:

That is an F-17 not F/A 18.


HUH?

You seeing a diffrent vid or something?



wtf is an f-17???
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:05:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sabretooth:

That is an F-17 not F/A 18.


HUH?

You seeing a diffrent vid or something?

NM I was thinking of the f-117




I belive the correct term would be YF-17?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:06:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By The_Stormrider:

Originally Posted By TheRedHorseman:

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
Looks like a heat-seaking missile that went straight for his partner's engine.



looks like they were testing how an early F18 would be affected by jettisoning a pylon. why would an F18 have an A4 wingman unless it was an observation bird?




Yep, at least that's what it looks like, due to the strange tail markings. What I'm trying to figure out is what the hell happened? I didn't see any smoke or fire from the missile, it looked as though it was "sucked" into the tail......any ideas on what happened?

-Storm



there was no fire because they just dropped the whole pylon with the ordinance(most likely inert anyway) attatched.




Yea, my bad. I guess I was seeing that the A-4 was in FRONT of the YF-17.

-Storm
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:06:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Stormrider:

Originally Posted By Sabretooth:

That is an F-17 not F/A 18.


HUH?

You seeing a diffrent vid or something?

NM I was thinking of the f-117




I belive the correct term would be YF-17?



correct.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:06:58 PM EDT
I worked on a team to develop an air to ground missile. Part of the testing they have to do on any such weapon is simple separation testing. There is a lot of force being exerted by the air flow on a weapon when it is released. Nothing guarantees that it is just going to fall straight down like you dropping a rock.

Release the tail just a split second before the nose releases and the air flow may very well push the object right back into the plane that released it. Any instability in the release can cause serious problems.

They had to do several unarmed separation tests before they did any real shots.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:07:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 12:08:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 12:09:14 PM EDT by spm681]

Originally Posted By AROKIE:

Originally Posted By Sabretooth:

That is an F-17 not F/A 18.


HUH?

You seeing a diffrent vid or something?



wtf is an f-17???



F-17

Beat by 1 second
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:01:08 PM EDT
Engineering, this it tower, tell the boys to get back on the drawing board.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:05:57 PM EDT
Bernoulli would be proud, his Venturi effect in work and action.
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