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Old 05-01-2018, 07:53 PM   #71
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9g quick fueling?
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My favorite music video ever. Featuring The Blue Angels when they still used T-4s.
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Naw, they did it just to see if they could. If we are pulling 9g's the wings have already departed the aircraft
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One of my favorite Cold War jets, A-37 Viggen

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I received a model kit of one of those as a gift when I was a kid and built it.^^
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My favorite music video ever. Featuring The Blue Angels when they still used T-4s.


Yes!

This video about brings me to tears every time I watch it. Simply beautiful!

( A4s, though. )
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It does that to me also.
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Yes!

This video about brings me to tears every time I watch it. Simply beautiful!

( A4s, though. )
No, this one does

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A4, yes. Not sure where the T came from.
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passing thru Pulliam Field on their way to retirement

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Those were the last birds I worked on while on Active Duty. A couple years later, I was working as a civilian contractor on the same airfield I retired from and watched the practice for and the actual retirement flights.

I was a little sad, but it wasn't the first bird I watched retire. I helped the last ECAS model AH-1s at Ft Ord and later, the last F model Cobras in Germany head off to the bone yard.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:54 PM   #82
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Soooo, why not start your own "dust sucker" picture thread, then?
Back in the 80's I got to work on the EW Program for the Buff.... They just keep upgrading this plane. In the 90's the USAF did away with the 20mm (H model) and .50cal (G model) rear guns.
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What is the length of the cord line when the flaps are extended? 30'?

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I Like this one, they moved the hawgs away after the brac not long after i pcs'd. But this pic is a sight I recall all to well. Not sure on the credit but there werent enough hangars for all the jets. Heaven help you if you need on the back or are stuck doing work for hours in -30f or worse. That fuel on your skin was cold af. I love the hawgs but I truly suffered out there lol. One of the coolest sights was watching all the warthogs taxi at once deploying. Remember walking several bays in the hog pens slapping each one on the nose, no one around and thinking how privileged i was to be there. Good times
i grew up around the corner from where these were built on long island. i used to watch them roll out of the hanger they were built in even sat in one on family day a friends dad worked at the plant airport is still there still called republic airport plant is gone but there is a museum there that has one parked out front. basically no not basically it is a flying gatlin gun. it is one huge gun when standing next to it
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^^^

That is a bad ass pic 4 guns pointing forward.

Like a bullet snowplow

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Those were the last birds I worked on while on Active Duty. A couple years later, I was working as a civilian contractor on the same airfield I retired from and watched the practice for and the actual retirement flights.

I was a little sad, but it wasn't the first bird I watched retire. I helped the last ECAS model AH-1s at Ft Ord and later, the last F model Cobras in Germany head off to the bone yard.
What unit were you in at Ord??

I was in 2/9 Cav in the early 90's....
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Pretty cool video in the article that shows the other cold war warriors, can't figure out how to embed the video though.

https://theaviationist.com/2018/05/1...ska-last-week/

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Pretty cool video in the article that shows the other cold war warriors, can't figure out how to embed the video though.

https://theaviationist.com/2018/05/1...ska-last-week/
The intercept is shown at about 1:40 ( the rest of it is propaganda )

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Prototypes F-1 through F-7, Luke Air Base 1972 IIRC
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A C5 galaxy performs a "short takeoff" from Ilopango airport in San Salvador, El Salvador

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Chuck Yeager’s insane NF-104 crash… or “Holy shit, this guy’s hardcore”

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Chuck Yeager’s insane NF-104 crash… or “Holy shit, this guy’s hardcore”

https://euclidsbridge.wordpress.com/...guys-hardcore/


https://latimesphoto.files.wordpress...erf104_970.jpg

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Sky High in a Starfighter
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As a kid I saw this amazing aircraft do a max vertical climb on Armed Forces day at Edwards AFB.
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What unit were you in at Ord??

I was in 2/9 Cav in the early 90's....

Eco, 123rd, ( AVIM ) but every chance there was, I made a break for the Cav's Armament Shop. 1991 to 1992.
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I grew up under the shadow of Bunker Hill AFB, later to be renamed Grissom AFB
as a kid. It became a B58 wing in the 60's
I was naturally a fan of this bird.
Maintanence heavy and potentially dangerous monster had the flight characteristics
of a steam iron at lower speeds. At full mach, nothing else could touch it.
Early test had reached mach 3 when the plane suddenly disintegrated, so they backed
off the top speed to mach 2. I know a guy who was mechanic on these, what a
bunch of stories he has.

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