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fire-fox1
07-31-2004, 12:25 PM
whot is your 2 faverat cold war era aircraft and i downt mein best!

1) E/E Lightnig
2) Bucaner

fire-fox1
07-31-2004, 12:25 PM
whot is your 2 faverat cold war era aircraft and i downt mein best!

1) E/E Lightnig
2) Bucaner

HarryVoyager
07-31-2004, 12:42 PM
Does the F-15E count? First flew in 1980.

Though my #2 is the Tu-28 Fiddler.

What can I say? I like heavy fighters. So what if NATO thought it was a Yak.

Harry Voyager

helk61
07-31-2004, 02:37 PM
F-14 Tomcat (Flew in 1970)
A-6 Intruder (Flew in 1960)

Both aircraft's greatness can still be seen in the fact that both still fly today in some verson or another.

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RFAirstrike
07-31-2004, 06:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fire-fox1:
whot is your 2 faverat cold war era aircraft and i downt mein best!

1) E/E Lightnig
2) Bucaner<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

1. F-14
2. Sea Harrier

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v330/IvanDolvich/fb3773f6.png

Knightewolfe
07-31-2004, 07:39 PM
1) F-14
2) F-8
3) RA-5C
4) Tornado
5) F-4

IguanaKing
08-01-2004, 06:35 AM
1) B-52. Long live the BUFF!!!
2) F-111
3) USAF B-66, a.k.a USN A-3

"Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws."

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Sierra Hotel
08-01-2004, 08:56 AM
1) F-14
2) F/A-18
http://www.vfa25.com/sigs/sh.jpg

[This message was edited by Sierra Hotel on Sun August 01 2004 at 10:09 AM.]

eagleioaiojaojo
08-01-2004, 11:07 AM
Su-27 http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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fire-fox1
08-01-2004, 11:19 AM
the thing that i LOVE about the bucaner is that, every component system has doble redundansy.

even the wind screen whippers have two indipendent highdrolice-backup systems http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

it was desinged and enterd servis in the 50's and it incorperates a rotery bomb bay (ala B-1) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

and the first draft of the design (gigul) is nerly identicul to the Intruder

snaking_terrier
08-01-2004, 12:44 PM
Not one vote for the UK V-Bombers esp. the mighty Vulcan?

Dad flew Canberras in the RAF and loved them. It'll out turn a Hunter at 40,000 feet

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PBNA-Boosher
08-01-2004, 01:21 PM
A-4
F-4
F-16

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Maj_Solo
08-01-2004, 04:08 PM
SR-71,
XB-70 (at least it flew) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
F-14,
Mig-25
F-104
C-130
B-52

Cold war aicraft should fly straight, fast, and far, fly all the way to enemy base and bomb the
**** out of him with nukes. F-14 is excused for
being able to turn since it actually can fly
straight, fast, high and far! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Brit_Radar_Dude
08-01-2004, 04:46 PM
F-8 Crusader - the true MiG Master. VF-24 & 211 kicked *ss.

As for a2g, original Harrier as may have been all that was left in the air after all the airbases were wasted.

Oh my God! They shot down Kenny..... You B*stards!

Knightewolfe
08-01-2004, 11:29 PM
ALRIGHT BRIT RADAR DUDE!! ANOTHER VOTE FOR THE MiG MASTER!!!!

THE ULTIMATE COLDWAR AIRCRAFT!!

F-8E CRUSADER!!


Crusader pilots don't die, they become admirals!!!

c-ber3
08-02-2004, 02:30 AM
Does it not bother anyone in the UK that we still use the Canberra? It's older than the vast majority of people in this forum!!

KillerCharlie
08-02-2004, 06:20 AM
XB-70
B-36 (the nuclear powered test version)

tflash
08-02-2004, 09:12 AM
1) Starfighter
2) Phantom
3) Tomcat

valleyboy1
08-02-2004, 11:31 AM
The Canberra is only used for photo-reccon... nothing much else... there are romours about how a Canberra crew embarased a U-2 pilot once... I am sure someone on this forum knows the story http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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fire-fox1
08-02-2004, 12:18 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/88.gif I HAVE TO SEE THAT ONE http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif

agarde
08-02-2004, 03:44 PM
1. JA37 Viggen
2. Su-27

RFAirstrike
08-03-2004, 05:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by valleyboy1:
The Canberra is only used for photo-reccon... nothing much else... there are romours about how a Canberra crew embarased a U-2 pilot once... I am sure someone on this forum knows the story http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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And it was a bomber in some varients as well.

Canberra's own!

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snaking_terrier
08-12-2004, 11:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> there are romours about how a Canberra crew embarased a U-2 pilot once <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

valleyboy1, you've got me intrigued by this. I asked Dad about it and he wasn't sure. He offered 2 possibilities from his recollection.

A Canberra crew reported seeing an UFO over the North Sea in the early 60's which was an U2 returning from a recce over the USSR - at the time the CIA was flying over Russia despite being told not to by Dwight using UK airbases. A huge UFO inquiry was launched and then quickly surpressed.

His other thought was that in the late 50's the UK developed a version of the Meteor for high altitude photo recon. A shadow squadron (No. 13?)of these was set up based upon a Canberra squadron (who, rumour has it that some \ most \ all of the pilots were supplied bt the real 13 Sqn). They took the modded Meteor to 70,000 feet therefore beating the U2's altitude record.

I don't think this is what yr referring to, care to elaborate?

valleyboy1
08-12-2004, 02:22 PM
I was told this by an RAF officer.. so blame him if its wrong!

Right, a U-2 pilot was over in the UK for some training or exercise or something, and was bragging about how high his U-2 could fly... now a certain Canberra crew got miffed at this, so the next day they found out what target the U-2 was supposed to be recc'ing, and plotted to fly on the same course..

Now, next day, U-2 pilot goes out, and does his thing, and starts bragging about how high he had been flying.. only to have the Canberra crew produce a photograph of the recce' area.. with a U-2 in it.. taken from the Canberra flying above it!

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snaking_terrier
08-12-2004, 04:19 PM
Thx valleyboy1,

Having consulted the old man, I'd be surprised if it's an accurate report http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Max altitude in a Canberra was 57,000 feet. The U2 went as high as 65,000+. So unless the US pilot was exaggerating (perish the thought http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif) it would not have been possible for the Canberra to get above the U2.

I'm not saying it didn't happen, I'm just paraphrasing information that I have been given from (as far as I'm concerned) a very reliable source.

Regards, Terrier

finiteless
08-13-2004, 12:58 AM
Not so sure, I read a story awhile ago of an RAAF Canberra recce flying over a large thunderstorm over the New Guinea highlands, and reported to a civil aircraft far below this that climbing over it was not an option because the cloud tops were at 60,000 feet and that they were cruising directly above it!

But, QNH setting can become a bit suspect around such a large storm cell, so that reading may not be so accurate.

finiteless - it's bigger than you think

finiteless
08-13-2004, 01:38 AM
We must be, because it has a declared service ceiling of 70,000 feet.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/research/bombers/b5/b5-15.htm

Ok, where did you go 196th_vulcan? LOL

finiteless - it's bigger than you think

snaking_terrier
08-13-2004, 05:02 AM
Great link finiteless.
I shall quiz Dad on this later. As I understand it the B-57 was only used by the US, however during the 50's and 60's there was a lot of recon that was done by the RAF on behalf of the US to avoid some legal niceties.

Dad flew the PR Mk9 varient mainly, out of Singapore (1963 - 66) with the odd jaunt up to Hong Kong to run recon missions up the Chinese coast. Nice work if you can get it lol

Edit: Just spoken to Dad and the RAF never officially flew the B-57. Interestingly he said that RAF regs meant that the Canberra was restricted to 48,000 as it did not have the specialist breathing equipment to go above this.

Re: the U2 story, he made the point that the U2 might have been operating lower than its max altitude as was normal with photo recon to get the right picture for the intel boys.

[This message was edited by snaking_terrier on Fri August 13 2004 at 04:45 AM.]

169th_Vulcan
08-13-2004, 09:56 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Ok, where did you go 196th_vulcan? LOL <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

hmmmm....now where did I leave my post??? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif