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Posted: 9/15/2005 6:45:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:47:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 6:49:31 PM EDT by 7]
Fat Albert.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:48:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:49:16 PM EDT
I liked them with the F-4!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:50:44 PM EDT


Grumman F11F Tiger. Pretty much a dog of a jet, but one of the most elgantly-proportioned jets of the era. 1957-1968 - the longest-serving Blue Angels plane until the Scoot, which did 12 years. The Bug will have 20 years next year!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:50:47 PM EDT
Nice painting, as I recall it hangs in the Pensacola Naval Air Museum.

And yes I am a fan of the A-4 also, from when I was kid. Same with the Thunderbirds when they flew T-38's.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:52:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:55:19 PM EDT
A-4 again, just something about the lines of that bird.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:57:01 PM EDT
A4 for being the most nimble....

The F4 for being the biggest badass.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 7:07:51 PM EDT
I kind of have a crush on A-4's at the moment. Simple, basic, capable little planes. I've been daydreaming about the Germans having them in WWII.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 7:59:52 PM EDT
I liked the A4



but, I think my favorite has to be the F4 Phantom



They were easy to see and the power of the engines were really loud and left a helluva impression.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:04:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 2nd_Amendment:


but, I think my favorite has to be the F4 Phantom



They were easy to see and the power of the engines were really loud and left a helluva impression.



I'm surprised noone else has said the mighty Phantom!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:07:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:08:39 PM EDT
The A-4.
Leading edge slats bolted in the up position, J52-P-408 engine, avionics package removed, armor plating removed, upper rear hump removed.

Heinimans' hot rod.
He also designed the A-3.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:19:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 7:
Fat Albert.

www.blueangels.navy.mil/geninfo/highrez/ba_05-a.bmp



+1
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:39:51 PM EDT
A-4, little, nimble,
fast, & beautiful.
Just like the wife!

myit
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 8:50:21 PM EDT
PHANTOM

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:37:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:
Heinimans' hot rod.
He also designed the A-3.



And the A-1 Skyraider as well.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:45:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CSM:
PHANTOM




+1.

Damn, that thing was beautiful!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 9:49:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By CSM:
PHANTOM




+1.

Damn, that thing was beautiful!




+1, And the only airframe to be flown by the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:17:37 PM EDT
I think Heinemann also had a substantial, if not primary, role in the A-20 Havoc, A-26 Invader and SBD Dauntless designs as well.

Kind of the John Moses Browning of aircraft. Oh yeah. He also joined GD later on and oversaw the F-16 project.

If it wasn't documented, you'd think it was overblown hype.

Compare the record of Douglas aviation to Curtis or Brewster and it is night and day; makes you wonder how much of a difference the right person in the right situation really does make.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:33:18 PM EDT
F/A hornet
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:35:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cavu:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By CSM:
PHANTOM




+1.

Damn, that thing was beautiful!




+1, And the only airframe to be flown by the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.



They were farking LOUD!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:45:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:

Originally Posted By Cavu:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By CSM:
PHANTOM




+1.

Damn, that thing was beautiful!




+1, And the only airframe to be flown by the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.



They were farking LOUD!!!!!



That my boy is the sound of FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:50:00 PM EDT
The F-4 Phantom
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 10:51:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cavu:

Originally Posted By Zaphod:

Originally Posted By CSM:
PHANTOM




+1.

Damn, that thing was beautiful!




+1, And the only airframe to be flown by the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds.


I saw the Thunderbirds flying today.....
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:09:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CSM:
PHANTOM




+1000

It was by far the Loudest Blue Angel performance I ever attended.

Link Posted: 9/15/2005 11:29:13 PM EDT
The one and only time I saw the Blue Angels was in 1983 at NAS Memphis when I was fresh out of Parris Island. They were flying Scooters in those days. My Squadron in the fleet was an A4 squadron as well. I just love'em.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:52:54 AM EDT
Give me the A4. They have four of them hanging from the roof in the Air Museum in Pensacola. Neat little bird.

Didn't the "Birds go to the T38 over the F4's because of fuel cost back in the late 70's?
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 4:55:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gopher:
Give me the A4. They have four of them hanging from the roof in the Air Museum in Pensacola. Neat little bird.

Didn't the "Birds go to the T38 over the F4's because of fuel cost back in the late 70's?

Yes, along with maintenance hours. Same reason the Blues ditched them after only four years.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:34:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 5:37:05 AM EDT by Lancelot]
Now a real airplane. I give you, the Hellcat!







Or alternatly.. the Bearcat

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:38:03 AM EDT
My favorite ones are the BLUE ones!

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:48:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/16/2005 5:51:13 AM EDT by out4trout]
Well this will show how old I am. The first Blue Angles air show I ever saw was at Los Alamitos NAS in 1956. My dad took me and my little brother and we parked our 1948 Chevy under the trees at the end of the runway and watched the show. They were flying Grumman F9F Panthers. The Panthers were beautiful planes, the first jets to be carrier based, and had proved their worth in Korea. I've seen many a Blues Angles show but I will always remember that one. Ah great memories!
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:53:57 AM EDT
A-4 Scooter...no contest.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 5:59:57 AM EDT
F11F Tiger made by Grumman in the 1950's.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:29:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
I liked them with the F-4!!!



Uh huh!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 7:47:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
While I am a huge fan of the F/A-18 Hornet, I get sentimental everytime I see the Blue Angel's A4 Skyhawks. Had the pleasure of seeing them several times as a kid, and this little workhorse is such a nimble little bird.

www.blueangels.org/Aircraft/Skyhawks/A4_03.jpg



+eleventy BILLION

I was raised in Pensacola so I saw them more times than I can count. I have also seen them the last three years in Annapolis during commissioning week. I have long loved the Hornets, but the A-4s were the Blues of my childhood (most of it anyway)

shooter
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