Discussion in 'Military Aviation in General' started by Gatordev, Jan 29, 2012.
Great find.....2 fantastic pages of color WWII pics
I was speaking in general terms and they both do the same shit. No need to jump all over me over this, sheesh. I also remember plenty about my logged CR-2 time at NDZ, so thanks for reading a little too much into my comment...sir.
A ruse!? Hi, it's 1930s, can we have our words, and clothes, and shitty plane back? Call you back, 1930s. And, hey, watch out for that Adolf Hitler. He's a bad egg.
Lighten up, Francis. It was a joke. It was more a dig on the AF than you. Go look at the AF breast feeding thread.
As a Cobra pilot, I'm unable to lighten up, and apparently unable to interpret internet forum speak without smilies. I missed the whole breast feeding thread, but in the end, no harm no foul. (Insert simulated smilie here - unable to with ipad tapatalk)
Since many years ago, I followed one of your brother Cobra pilots' lead and abstained from smilies. Call it a memorial or means to honor him, if you want. He could usually pull it off. I know I'm no skidkid, but it's a goal.
Am I the only one trying to will that A-10 pilot to pull the trigger on the raptor?
That F4 looks pretty badass in that pic.
Yeah, ya can hardly see it, that's why they call it a 'Pfantum'!
That F4 is bad-assed, like a classic muscle car!
QF-4E from Tyndall - flew in a Heritage Flight with a P-51 and A-10 at last year's Cleveland National Air Show.
You got that right, hlg. The venerable 'badass' pfantum could flash by anything airborne (except the KA-3/6/7, KC-10/130/135 et al.)!
I've been told that max endurance for a fully fueled F-4 @ 100%, full blowers, at SL. is ~8-10 minutes. Catmando you got lotsa' F-4 green ink high-speed, low-level egress hours, does that compute?
From an Andrews JSOH a few years back and a MiG killer at Udvar Hasey.
Just like an old muscle car, pass anything but the gas station or tanker.
That's not actually that far off the mark for a legacy Hornet in MAX AB. I've flown 0.6-ish BFM hops that were logged liberally to help out OPS, including 10-12 min transit each way.
I think it was 12 minutes. But that also was with the additional 600 gallon centerline drop tank!
BTW, I never ran out of gas. But I came close many times, as did many. You could suck her dry in a heartbeat, and in the heat of battle. Some great guys I know were not so lucky. And of those that made it RTB, I know a number who flamed out before the refueling pits.
[ps: 'pfantum' my ass, bzb! It is the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Multirole Fighter that is regarded as one of the more successful fighter designs of all time! LINK]
I think this speaks for itself...
Hows come that beady-eyed, evil looking Phantom guy looks like he's flashin' a schoolyard?
Using re-heat judiciously – which we trained to do, if adrenalin didn't overcome us – we could make our 17,000# of JP-4 last for about an hour for ACM – Air Combat Maneuvering training (what later and is now regrettably called "BFM" (sounds like a fricken, non-combat bowel movement!!!))
Of course the RED LOW FUEL warning light was always on upon landing at NKX.
If it were true, it would be a light-attack schoolyard!
Fox-2; set up another!
BFM = Basic Flight Maneuvering, huh? New PC term for ol' fashioned DOGFIGHTING? Don't want our terrorist enemies to think we're training for...gasp, COMBAT!
BFM is Basic Fighter Maneuvering right???
I dunno fer shure, looked it up in 'Military Acronyms' and it said as cited above???
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