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21195 No. 21195 ID: 050b51
New fighter thread.
Old fighter thread: http://www.operatorchan.org/v/res/14172.html
- A U.S. Navy Grumman F-14B-150-GR Tomcat (BuNo 163221) attached to Fighter Squadron VF-102 aboard the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) soars through the skies over the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch, 1997. The aircraft is fitted with a Tactical Aerial Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS) including ECA and ALQ-167.
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>> No. 21196 ID: 050b51
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A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft perform an 'Elephant Walk' on the runway this week during Exercise Beverly Herd 16-01 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Elephant Walk was a demonstration of U.S. Air Force capabilities and strength and showcases the wing's ability to generate combat airpower in an expedient manner in order to respond to simulated contingency operations. The A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft are from the 25th Fighter Squadron "Dragons" and the F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft are from the 36th Fighter Squadron "Fiends" of the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan AB, ROK; the additional F-16 aircraft are from the 179th Fighter Squadron "Bulldogs" of the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minnesota. http://www.osan.af.mil/News/tabid/3947/Article/756393/bulldogs-dragons-fiends-ready-to-fight-tonight.aspx
>> No. 21197 ID: 050b51
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>> No. 21198 ID: 050b51
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The Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16AM MLU (Mid-Life Update) heads out for a Red Flag mission packing AIM-120B AMRAAM captive training round, an air combat instrumentation (ACMI) pod which tracks every move and action the aircraft makes in real time, and a 500lb GBU-38 GPS guided bomb, an ALQ-131 electronic countermeasures pod and the renowned Sniper targeting pod along with a 370 gallon drop tank.
>> No. 21199 ID: 050b51
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What appears to be a US F-22, F-15, F-18, Russian MiG-29, Su-27 and a British BAe Hawk Mk.208 advanced trainer.
>> No. 21200 ID: 050b51
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>> No. 21388 ID: cce514
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If you think the F-35 is a boondoggle, I've got some Eurofighters to sell you.
>> No. 21389 ID: b86cd3
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In the time it's taken for the Eurofighter to get a AESA radar, the F-35 was conceptualized, prototyped, competed against the X-32, won, finalized, boondoggled, sent to production, had most of the fires put out with piles of boondoggle money, and has been declared IOC.
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appears to be Maylaysian air force. Didn't know they had both western and Russian/soviet aircraft.


have a photo I took at an airshow. F-100.
>> No. 21671 ID: 56190f
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Libellula, a tandem-winged and twin-engined British experimental plane which gives the pilot an excellent view for landing on aircraft carriers (1945).
>> No. 21672 ID: d4c8ee
The British also tried this for carrier landings: just coat the deck with rubber land without gear.
>> No. 21673 ID: 56190f
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Problem with making planes without landing gear to belly-land on carrier decks covered with soft rubber is that the plane...
- Would have to be winched and taken to the elevator, catapult or placed on a wheeled cradle because it has no wheels to move around on deck.
- The plane cannot land with any stores under the wings like fuel tanks, rockets, missiles, bombs, gun pods or, as with this EA-18G Growler, delicate electronic jamming pods. Because they would be smashed upon landing.
>> No. 21674 ID: 56190f
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Even using stealth fighters that keep their stores in internal bomb bays, the rubber landing method would still be insane.

- The unmanned X-47B completes its first landing aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), July 10, 2013, off the coast of Virginia. This event marks the first time the Navy landed an unmanned aircraft aboard an aircraft carrier.
>> No. 21811 ID: bb86e7
Reminds me of the Gear up F-111 landing video I saw the other day. Looked just the same except without the bouncy.

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