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Top_Gun_1_0_1
09-02-2006, 12:43 PM
check it!
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Mia1i1a0bZc

Rebel_Yell_21
09-02-2006, 01:04 PM
Can't believe they waited that long.

Treetop64
09-02-2006, 01:10 PM
...These Sukhoi and MiG incidents seem to happen with alarming regularity at airshows. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

BiscuitKnight
09-02-2006, 01:17 PM
Was that at an airshow?

Seems odd to me, what the hell was he doing? If it was an airshow, why'd he light the burners, and wouldn't he be skilled enough not to stall it and almost pitch the tail into the dirt?

berg417448
09-02-2006, 01:17 PM
Another split second ejection:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=409029973912221...=airshow+crash&hl=en (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=409029973912221233&q=airshow+crash&hl=en)

berg417448
09-02-2006, 01:23 PM
Originally posted by BiscuitKnight:
Was that at an airshow?

Seems odd to me, what the hell was he doing? If it was an airshow, why'd he light the burners, and wouldn't he be skilled enough not to stall it and almost pitch the tail into the dirt?

I don't think he lit the burners...I think that is fuel burning due to impact damage.

XyZspineZyX
09-02-2006, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by Treetop64:
...These Sukhoi and MiG incidents seem to happen with alarming regularity at airshows. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Thats because its always the same footage, just shot from different angles.

JtD
09-02-2006, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by BiscuitKnight:
Was that at an airshow?

Seems odd to me, what the hell was he doing? If it was an airshow, why'd he light the burners, and wouldn't he be skilled enough not to stall it and almost pitch the tail into the dirt?

Watch this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEE6MvTBjY8)

BiscuitKnight
09-02-2006, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by berg417448:
I don't think he lit the burners...I think that is fuel burning due to impact damage.

Going by what JtD linked, he was doing a Lomcevak, and apparently those can be hard to recover from in anything but ideal conditions. I'm COMPLETELY guessing, I'll look it up tomorrow, but I guess he recovered about 100ft too low, tried to nose up to avoid crashing, decided that afterburners would give him more power and were less of a safety risk than an exploding aeroplane, stalled it, then bailed. And man, I hated it when I hit a tree in my 1964 Triumph paddock bomb...

I think it's after burners, because it stays the same direction and the tanks don't explode or anything. Just guessing though.

ploughman
09-02-2006, 01:38 PM
Paris Airshow I think. Russian/CIS jets have wiped out 4-5 times that I remember seeing in the last decade, RIAT Mig-29 collision, Paris a couple of times, that really bad one in the Ukraine last year, or was it the year before. Their routine's are extreme. They have, though, the best ejection seats available to man. Guys eject even after the jet's hit the ground and is making a hole and they still survive.

Odirroh
09-02-2006, 02:18 PM
Originally posted by BiscuitKnight:
Was that at an airshow?...

Paris Airshow, Le Bourget, 12th June 1999:
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Aircraft_by_Type/Su-27_Su-30.htm

Odirroh

orkan_3d
09-02-2006, 02:38 PM
Maybe russians are making a marketing campaign:

"The U.S. Air Force is examining the feasibility of using the Russian-designed K-36 ejection seat on the F-22 fighter after the service has spent several years evaluating that crew escape system.

When USAF began looking at the K-36D, designed by the Zvezda research and production organization, it was only interested in the seat's technology. But U.S. efforts to develop a more advanced, fourth-generation seat have floundered. As a result, buying pilots extra protection afforded by the third-generation K-36 has gained attention."

here is the link:
http://www.aeronautics.ru/nws001/awst015.htm

berg417448
09-02-2006, 02:48 PM
They did give consideration to the excellent Russian ejection seat, but I'm pretty sure that they ended up selecting an improved version of the ACES II ejection seat for the F-22.