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Posted: 9/7/2001 1:44:19 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/7/2001 2:05:06 PM EDT
Cool.... I once had a Phantom buzz me a couple hundred feet off the deck while deer hunting in Northern Minnesota. I miss those planes.[>(]
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 5:59:59 PM EDT
I have to agree, they are one of the all-time best aircraft ever made, jack of all trades and good at them all. Did I mention it just looks Bad-A$$ too? BrenLover
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 6:05:57 PM EDT
Looks like a possible FOD incident to me![:P]
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 6:07:25 PM EDT
1987, what, is that 3 days before the volcano lit off? P.S. You cherry...I was doing Olongapo by way of Cubi point in 1979. [:D] .
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 6:07:42 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/7/2001 7:06:21 PM EDT
Hummmmm looks like a unauthorized picture [:O] How about that line badge on the guy in the middle, let alone the other ones showing??? Guess I must have been in the Nipa hut when you took this picture [:P]
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 8:45:50 PM EDT
that reminds me of a really funny story. not a haha funny, more of a holy shit funny. my papa was a air traffic ctrl. at jacksonville AFB and he was bringing in a F4 like pictured, and like pictured, their were 3 large heavy anamils in its path, well, it hit 3. a bunch of deer ran across. the f4 nailed 3 of um, minimal damage to the aricraft. i think a broken running light. the nose cut one of um right in 2. i belive pylons on the wings, maybe with tanks or sumthing got the other 2.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 8:52:41 PM EDT
Cool. My cousin flew one of those back in 68-69 out of Thailand. Had to eject out of one in 69 and never got to fly another one due to back injury.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:24:30 PM EDT
Cool Pic, How much thrust per side does an F4 have?
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:59:06 PM EDT
Nice, but could'nt you find something a little more Hi-tech?
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 10:12:51 PM EDT
Thay have twin Prat and Whitney engines. Prof that with enough throust any thing will fly.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 10:18:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BillofRights: Cool Pic, How much thrust per side does an F4 have?
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Prime Contractor: McDonnell Douglas Function: Multi-role fighter Crew: 2 Year: 1957 In-service year: 1967 Engines: Two General Electric J79-GE-17A after-burning turbojets, 17,900 lb thrust each Dimensions Wing span: 11.77 m / 38 ft 8 in Length: 19.2 m / 63 ft Height: 5.02 m / 16 ft 6 in Weight: 41,487 empty / 61,795 lb max. take off Ceiling: 58,750 ft Speed: 2,300 km/h / 1,430 mph Range: 4,180 km / 2,597 miles Armament: One 20mm M61A1 Vulcan six-barrel cannon with 640 rounds, plus up to 16,000 lb including ASMs, AAMs, cluster bombs, freefall bombs, laser-guided bombs, nuclear weapons, ECM pods, and drop tanks on nine external points.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 11:45:45 PM EDT
So was that an Air Force F-4G Wild Weasel? F-4G was an F-4E built to Wild Weasel specs. Specification of the F-4E Phantom: Engines: Two General Electric J79-GE-17 turbojets, 11,870 lb.s.t dry, 17,900 lb.s.t. with afterburner. Performance: Maximum speed 1430 mph at 36,000 feet (Mach 2.21), 914 mph at sea level (Mach 1.19). Cruising speed 585 mph. Landing speed 158 mph. Initial climb rate 61,400 feet per minute. Service ceiling 62,250 feet. Combat ceiling 59,600 feet. Combat range 595 miles, maximum range 1885 miles with max external fuel. Weights: 29,535 pounds empty, 40,562 pounds gross, 38,019 pounds combat weight, 61,651 pounds maximum takeoff weight. Dimensions: Wingspan 38 feet 5 inches, wing area 530 square feet, length 63 feet 0 inches, height 16 feet 6 inches. Fuel: Maximum internal fuel in the fuselage tanks was 1364 US gallons (up to block 40) or 1225 US gallons (block 41 and beyond). An additional 630 gallons of fuel could be carried in internal tanks inside the wings. Maximum external fuel load was 600 US gallons in a centerline tank that could be carried underneath the fuselage plus 370 US gallons in each of two tanks that could be carried underneath the outer underwing pylons, bringing total fuel load to 3334 US gallons (up to block 40) or 3195 US gallons (block 41 and beyond). Armament: Armament consisted of a single 20-mm M61A1 cannon with 639 rounds in an undernose gondola, plus four AIM-7 Sparrow semi-active radar homing air-to-air missiles in semi-recessed slots in the fuselage belly and two to four AIM-9 Sidewinder infra-red homing air-to-air missiles carried under the wings on the inboard pylons. A total offensive load of up to 16,000 pounds could be carried on the centerline and four underwing hardpoints.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 11:58:46 PM EDT
Excellent photo! The sun being low in the sky really sets off the features of the aircraft quite well!
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 12:12:07 AM EDT
VAQ-33 EF-4B NAS Key West, Florida [img]http://www.vaq34.com/vaq34/vaqf4b153070.jpg[/img] VX-4 F-4N NAWS Point Mugu, California [img]http://www.vogue-web.ch/f4/f4black.jpg[/img] Weapons Test Squadron QF-4N NAS Point Mugu, California [img]http://www.vaq34.com/qf-4s.jpg[/img] VX-4 F-4J NAWS Point Mugu, California [img]http://www.vogue-web.ch/phantom/bic3.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 6:07:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 6:36:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By USNJoe: [b]Initial climb rate 61,400 feet per minute. [/b]
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Simply astonishing.... Unbelieveable.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 6:39:56 AM EDT
A3kid, when they came out they were the hot shit. Even after all these years they have impressive stats. The F-4 and the F-5II are a couple of my fave planes. BrenLover
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 6:54:17 AM EDT
61,400FPM climb rate... In theory on paper, maybe. No tanks, no ordnance of any kind, just off the washrack/simonized and with one (1) tiny pilot a stiff tail wind, and barely enough fuel to make it back in emergency fuel status. Surely, that stat came out of a McDonnell sales brouchure. Hey, Mach1...so you hunted underneath IR-606, eh? Wherebouts? When the 148th (Duluth) would enter that route somewhere near Ely, they would stay at or below 500AGL doing 0.9 Mach until popping off the route in North Dakota. A pal rode in the back with them once in the dead of Winter. He said that quite a few ice shantys got thumped that morning.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 8:22:55 AM EDT
F-15E Powerplant: Two Pratt and Whitney FlOO-PW-229 each rated at 17,800 lb st dry and 29,100 lb st with afterburner or Two General Electric F110-GE-129 each rated at 17,000 lb st dry and 29,000 lb st with afterburner Maximum rate of climb at sea level more than 50,000 ft per minute Lockheed/General Dynamics F-16C Fighting Falcon: Engine: One Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 turbofan, 27,245 lb.s.t. with afterburner or One General Electric F110-GE-100 turbofan, 28,984 lb.s.t with afterburner. Initial climb rate 62,000 feet per minute F-14D Powerplant: two General Electric FIIO-GE-400 turbofams each rated at 14,000 lb st dry and 23,100 lb st with afterburner Maximum rate of climb at sea level more than 30,000 per minute MIKOYAN MiG-29M Two Klimov/Sarkisov RD-33 turbofans, each 11,110 lb st dry and 18,300 lb st with afterburner Max rate of climb at sea level: 65,000 ft/min SUKHOI Su-27B Powerplant: two NPO Saturn (Lyul'ka) AL-31F turbofans each rated at 17,857 l1b dry and 27,557 lb st with afterburner Maximum rate of climb at sea level 64,960 ft per minute Tornado GR.Mk 1 Powerplent two Tupbo-Union RB.199-34R Mk 101 turbofans each rated at 8,475 lb st dry and 14,840 lb st with afterburner Maximum rate of climb at sea level 60,000 ft per minute SR-71 Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney J58 after-burning turbo-ramjets Thrust: 23,000 lbs Afterburning Thrust: 32,500 lbs Maximum rate of climb at sea level 80,000+ ft per minute Data from FAS, Jane's All the World's Aircraft, and Aerospace/Defense Companies
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Link Posted: 9/8/2001 8:57:39 AM EDT
I`ve been going to the local airshow since I was a kid.I think the f-4 makes the best sound.When I hear f-16s they sound like their running on batteries.The f-18s are only alittle better.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 11:04:59 AM EDT
I also love those Sukoi Su-27 Flankers and their various follow-up models based on it. Beautiful AND evil looking. BrenLover
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 11:38:22 AM EDT
I believe the F4 is still the fastest plane at sea level. At least it was years ago. Just hope your enemy doesn't get on your 6 because you cant see squat behind you.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 12:01:23 PM EDT
nothin beats a UH-1 Huey helicopter!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 6:13:25 PM EDT
You guys were too high to hear him comin`?....he did beep at ya` didn`t he.....one of the most reliable weapons platforms made............[smoke]
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