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#21 rmgill

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Posted 26 November 2014 - 0402 AM

Are they still operating Backfires and Badgers?


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 0436 AM

Badgers are long gone. Backfires are still operated by the Long Range Aviation Command. Some of them are receiving a modest upgrade.


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 0441 AM

Badgers are long gone. Backfires are still operated by the Long Range Aviation Command. Some of them are receiving a modest upgrade.

 

 

"Badgers? We don't need no stinking badgers!"


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 1856 PM

That pic of the Bear and the BUFF on the ramp was priceless. Never thought I'd ever see anything like that in my life time. Two former cold warriors that stood nuclear alert sitting peace fully together like that.


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#25 Colin

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 0108 AM

http://www.bbc.com/n...europe-31541248


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 0652 AM

Pray there are no Russian 'diplomats' on board, if there are you may get some polonium in addition to plutonium.


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#27 Briganza

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 0749 AM

I just thought this was funny.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onitor-31537705

 

It is on the BBC news feed for the top ten read.


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 1029 AM

The way the digital camera seems to slow those blades down is just wierd.


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#29 Mr King

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 0303 AM

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#30 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 26 April 2015 - 0548 AM

Are they still operating Backfires and Badgers?

 

Ruskies, no Badgers. (Definitely still Backfire C)

But the PRC are not only opererating Badgers, they're manufacturing them!

The newest H6K's are to the Soviet badgers what the F/A18E/F is to the C/D models.

 

New engines, areodynamics, avionics, weapons systems, you name it.

Very capable aircraft for their job.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 2313 PM

So, now that Bears are back in the mix. And LR-ASM cruise missiles are back in the mix, are the F14's going to get pulled from mothballs and re-built with a new Long Range AAM? 


Edited by rmgill, 26 April 2015 - 2313 PM.

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#32 Mr King

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 1311 PM

Probably not. Most of them are now stationed at NAS Atlantis along with the Intruders and Flight 19.

 

Great, now how are we going to defeat the Jap menace?

 


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 1526 PM

I'm always impressed by the flying in this scene. The stall speed of the F-14s was not much less than the top speed of the modified AT-6s used to simulate Zeros and apparently, one of the "Zero" pilots nearly lost control when the Tomcats buzzed them.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 2051 PM

I've always been impressed at how nimble such a big plane can be...
 

https://youtu.be/YNmQxVakmB0?t=9s


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#35 Archie Pellagio

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 0329 AM

There was an early 80's documentary about an F15 squadron in W.Germany I remember, and there are some scenes using HUD footage and watching them practise ACM against eachother, I was blown away by how an F15 can throw itself around the sky. Leaves that video for dead.


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 0340 AM

The F-15 is a pretty special beast. 

 

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 0641 AM

The F-15 is a pretty special beast. 

 

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The F-15 is a pretty special beast. 

 

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The F-15 is a pretty special beast. 

 

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That is digitally edited footage from a history channel documentary on the Israeli F15 returning with 3/4 of one wing blown off.


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Posted 28 April 2015 - 0821 AM

"I'm always impressed by the flying in this scene. The stall speed of the F-14s was not much less than the top speed of the modified AT-6s used to simulate Zeros and apparently, one of the "Zero" pilots nearly lost control when the Tomcats buzzed them."--RO11 

 

At 4:15, the trail 'Zero' looks like he got caught in the lead's wake turbulence as he crossed behind a bit too close.

At 5:50, the Tomcat apparently stalled out completely and nearly went in...

Considering they were doing all this around an even slower camera plane, all the crews put in a day's work...

The F-15 is a pretty special beast. 

 

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The F-15 collided with an A-4 during a training mission.  The Skyhawk was lost, but I believe the pilot survived


Edited by shep854, 28 April 2015 - 0821 AM.

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 1029 AM

That zero actually tried shooting at the Tomcat after all that. He had it coming.


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Posted 21 May 2015 - 2203 PM

Bear with F-4E from 153rd Fighter Squadron
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IL-38 with F-4D
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Edited by M48A5K, 21 May 2015 - 2215 PM.

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