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Mysticpuma2003
02-23-2007, 04:01 AM
This reminded me of the Spitfire clip that keeps getting posted on here, but this wasn't a setup piece to camera, just a reason why they keep the ends of runways clear.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b8f_1172163713

Mysticpuma2003
02-23-2007, 04:01 AM
This reminded me of the Spitfire clip that keeps getting posted on here, but this wasn't a setup piece to camera, just a reason why they keep the ends of runways clear.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b8f_1172163713

major_setback
02-23-2007, 05:06 AM
Wouldn't the exhaust from those engines be hot?

Breeze147
02-23-2007, 05:59 AM
At Kadena AB, Okinawa, where I was in the Security Police, in '66 and '67, we would be sent out to guard the ends of the runways during KC-135 and B-52 stike launches. Some very scary stuff, indeed. A few years after I left, one of the B-52's slammed into a munitions site just off the end of the runway and killed the Security Policeman on duty at the gate to the site.

NAFP_supah
02-23-2007, 06:22 AM
Looking at it you can see the pilot does this intentionally, he keeps the machine low over the runway and doesnt climb. Its a clean bird without ordinance, it could have climbed out much faster.

mrsiCkstar
02-23-2007, 06:28 AM
Same thoughts here, I think he must have seen the cameradude and decided to scare him a bit.

p-11.cAce
02-23-2007, 06:30 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Wouldn't the exhaust from those engines be hot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Not Really - especially not from a big fanned engine like the ones on the A-10. I worked ground operations at PDK in Atlanta for 6 years and would often be behind (often close behind) jet aircraft that were running. Sometimes the pilots would get a little overzealous with the throttles moving out of tight parking spots on the ramp and you'd get jet blasted. The bits of dirt and concrete that they would blow at you hurt way more than the slight temperature increase!

ForkTailedDevil
02-23-2007, 07:14 AM
Not sure about you guys but I think the A-10 has one of the coolest engine sounds for a jet. Very distinctive.

NAFP_supah
02-23-2007, 07:35 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ForkTailedDevil:
Not sure about you guys but I think the A-10 has one of the coolest engine sounds for a jet. Very distinctive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm dunno I find it sounds rather bland. Turn on your speakers and listen to the background sound of this site http://www.916-starfighter.de/main.htm F-104 & J-79 all the way!

Krizz1972
02-23-2007, 08:45 AM
There are only 4-5 meters between the cameradude and the A-10. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

major_setback
02-23-2007, 08:57 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NAFP_supah:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ForkTailedDevil:
Not sure about you guys but I think the A-10 has one of the coolest engine sounds for a jet. Very distinctive. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm dunno I find it sounds rather bland. Turn on your speakers and listen to the background sound of this site http://www.916-starfighter.de/main.htm F-104 & J-79 all the way! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


That's a wonderful site with many great pictures of the F-104. It's always been one that I have liked.

http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/pics/large/f10428+27.jpg

Krizz1972
02-23-2007, 09:12 AM
In Germany 292 of 916 Starfighters crashed.

Bo_Nidle
02-23-2007, 09:18 AM
Having seen A-10's taking off many times I would say his low pass is absolutely deliberate. You can see him adjust and hold a low course!

major_setback
02-23-2007, 10:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Krizz1972:
In Germany 292 of 916 Starfighters crashed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, but it's pretty. That's the important thing to remember. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

It's a stupid design though "Lets take two powerful engines, stick them in a tube, with two stubby wings sticking out".

BillyTheKid_22
02-23-2007, 10:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
This reminded me of the Spitfire clip that keeps getting posted on here, but this wasn't a setup piece to camera, just a reason why they keep the ends of runways clear.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b8f_1172163713 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I love A-10 Thunderbolt!!!


I have desktop A-10!~!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

berg417448
02-23-2007, 10:32 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by major_setback:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Krizz1972:
In Germany 292 of 916 Starfighters crashed. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Yes, but it's pretty. That's the important thing to remember. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

It's a stupid design though "Lets take two powerful engines, stick them in a tube, with two stubby wings sticking out". </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The F-104 is a single engined aircraft.

GR142_Astro
02-23-2007, 10:41 AM
Now that's a proper looking ship.

http://www.916-starfighter.de/916starfighter/pics/large/f10424+33.jpg

BillyTheKid_22
02-23-2007, 10:46 AM
http://www.ares.cz/katalog/obrazy/svoboda/F-104%20Starfighter.jpg






http://perso.orange.fr/jets.for.ever/images/F-104%2030b.jpg



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NAFP_supah
02-23-2007, 11:10 AM
4 of my friends and aquintances flew this machine operationally for varying degrees of time in the Royal Netherlands Airforce. All of them say it was their favorite airplane they ever flew. Some of them flew NF-5A, F-16, B-747 200, DC-10, MD-11, F-15, F-14, T-33 and hunters. They all say anything else is as boring as watching paint dry compaired to the one oh four. I hope when they make a Korean Sim This bird makes it in, it was the machine designed with the lessons learned from korea in mind. The german accident proneness was due to pilot training and poor operational procedures. Dutch accidents rates were way better.


As to it being a stupid design, far from it. It was designed from the start as a high speed, fast to altitude point defence interceptor. In that role it was sublime and on par with such greats as the english electric Lighting (another favorite of mine). Later on in life it got put into the tactical nuclear bomber role, tactical bomber role, anti shipping strike (mach 1+ at sea level with a anti shipping missile under each wing ... YEAH BABY!) and a reconaissance platform. It shone in all its role and its fantastic speed was hard to beat even in the later days of its service with the italians.

GR142_Astro
02-23-2007, 11:17 AM
Rgr that, and who needs to turn?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

NAFP_supah
02-23-2007, 11:26 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GR142_Astro:
Rgr that, and who needs to turn?

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Come again?

GR142_Astro
02-23-2007, 11:35 AM
Short wings and fast, no need to turn if you're going to BnZ your opponents to death.

ForkTailedDevil
02-23-2007, 11:39 AM
I don't know I still like the A10. But I imagine it different for different people. When I was about 10 I was at a airshow and there was a A-10 there doing aerobatics and I was hooked. It sounded a lot different I felt than other jet planes which are just load an annoying esp. compared to prop planes.

mllaneza
02-23-2007, 11:42 AM
That would have been WAY worse than the Spitfire video. I spent a year at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the campus is directly under the landing pattern for the local Air Force base. We had A-10s and F-4s overhead all day, and those birds are LOUD at 500 feet. At 10 feet it must be like God kicking you in the ear.

BillyTheKid_22
02-23-2007, 11:42 AM
http://www.heritageflight.org/images/Aircraft%20Photos/A_10_GFAC_Panel_Check.jpg



http://www.hawgsmoke2004.com/images/historic/GRINNELL.jpg



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NAFP_supah
02-23-2007, 11:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ForkTailedDevil:
I don't know I still like the A10. But I imagine it different for different people. When I was about 10 I was at a airshow and there was a A-10 there doing aerobatics and I was hooked. It sounded a lot different I felt than other jet planes which are just load an annoying esp. compared to prop planes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well noone said you can't like the A-10 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif it's an interesting design and it does its job extremely well.

Regarding the one oh fours turning ability, during exercises the RNLAF routinely beat USAFE F-15's flying out of Soesterberg. Fight your enemy on your terms only, but that goes for all periods, ww2 just the same http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BillyTheKid_22
02-23-2007, 12:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v457/tyggrr65/Personal%20Pics/a-10-warthog-web.jpg

Haigotron
02-23-2007, 12:06 PM
"A-10 Cuba" was my first real simulator...~s~

BillyTheKid_22
02-23-2007, 12:12 PM
http://images-eu.amazon.com/images/P/B000492EK6.03.LZZZZZZZ.jpg



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Gibbage1
02-23-2007, 12:47 PM
I think the A-10 would of made an outstanding WWII fighter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

woofiedog
02-23-2007, 12:56 PM
Mint video... I see the A-10's flying about around here off and on... coming from the Western part of the state. Sometimes it seems like they are just crawling along up there.

Gibbage1... would have made a Hec of a fighter/bomber in the Pacific. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

icrash
02-23-2007, 01:01 PM
Gotta love the A-10. The bunch outta Louisiana use to make mock attack runs on the bassboats on Toledo Bend Reservoir.
Something from Wings Over Houston:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/48374331/?qo=9&q=by...%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/48374331/?qo=9&q=by%3Aww2warbird&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps)

F16_Neo
02-23-2007, 01:11 PM
That vid reminded me of what happened at the F16 airforce base in Uppsala, Sweden 20/6 2002.
8 people got injuries from a JA37 Viggen pilot, doing an extreme low pass over his friends after takeoff. The altitude and orientation was such, that the exhaust jet was directed to his friends, who got injured by heat and chockwave.
This manouvre was not according to his instructions. The incident report say "he was affected by that he had seen it done before and not being complained about".
So no good having fighter jets go too close overhead...

Oh, the incident report from SHK, Swedish Accident Investigation Board, in English, here, btw:
http://www.havkom.se/virtupload/reports/rm2003_01e.pdf

Gibbage1
02-23-2007, 01:59 PM
Im sure the Viggen pilot also lit up the AB for effect. THAT would dump a LOT of heat to his friends. The A-10 is a turbo-fan. Most of the thrust comes from a jet-powered fan. The jet engine itself is small, but the ducted fan looks massive. The heat would be minimul. This was done for heat-seaking missiles. The camera man did get blasted by wash, but not hot wash.

F16_Neo
02-23-2007, 02:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gibbage1:
Im sure the Viggen pilot also lit up the AB for effect. THAT would dump a LOT of heat to his friends. The A-10 is a turbo-fan. Most of the thrust comes from a jet-powered fan. The jet engine itself is small, but the ducted fan looks massive. The heat would be minimul. This was done for heat-seaking missiles. The camera man did get blasted by wash, but not hot wash. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
He did.

Dagnabit
02-23-2007, 11:07 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://www.heritageflight.org/images/Aircraft%20Photos/A_10_GFAC_Panel_Check.jpg



http://www.hawgsmoke2004.com/images/historic/GRINNELL.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif[/QUOTE

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Cool Billy..I like the pic with the tiger. And I love the A-10, an absolutely devastating machine. More like a flying gattling gun.

puhakka-GB
02-24-2007, 06:06 AM
"Cool Billy..I like the pic with the tiger. And I love the A-10, an absolutely devastating machine. More like a flying gattling gun."

All fine and dandy as long as the b*****y pilot looks before he shoots!!!!!!!

M2morris
02-24-2007, 06:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
This reminded me of the Spitfire clip that keeps getting posted on here, but this wasn't a setup piece to camera, just a reason why they keep the ends of runways clear.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That place really looks like Bagram Airbase in afghanistan. I lived a couple hundred yards from that strip for about a year and it was like a daily airshow. Hariers would hover upon returning from missions etc. What really astounded me was for some reason the Russians built that strip at an azimuth nearly 90 degress off from the average daily wind direction. Sometimes the planes would have to return during intense dust storms with cross- winds at 30-40 kts. They would do some pretty hairy looking cross wind landings that you thought wouldnt be possible. Good pilots. 1st Sergeant had a friend who was a warthog driver, came by once in a while to show us his days activities on his laptop, good stuff. Not good for the dudes running around with AKs tho.

VF2_Sarge
02-24-2007, 08:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mysticpuma2003:
This reminded me of the Spitfire clip that keeps getting posted on here, but this wasn't a setup piece to camera, just a reason why they keep the ends of runways clear.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b8f_1172163713 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That video was taken by a USAF ground crewman stationed at Baghram Air Base, Afghanistan. It was planned. But very cool none-the-less.

BillyTheKid_22
02-24-2007, 09:16 AM
http://encyclopedia.quickseek.com/images/Fighter.formation.arp.750pix.jpg



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HellToupee
02-24-2007, 04:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GR142_Astro:
Short wings and fast, no need to turn if you're going to BnZ your opponents to death. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

unless someone fires a missle at you :P

majnos64
02-25-2007, 09:42 AM
That man has is ice blooded http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Dagnabit
03-04-2007, 01:58 PM
As a youngster I would attend my home towns annual Coast Guard Festival, which included an airshow at our local (very small) airport.
One year when the US Airforce team the Thunderbirds flew there, it was announced over the PA that the much anticipated team was now over Chicago.
This brought groans and boos from the crowd of touristas, which I would say was about 4,000 to 5,000 people and that many had already been out in the hot sun for an hour or better.
We were all mostly spread out along the runway, and about 100 to 150 yards away. I am sure many attending assumed that this airshow wasent going to get underway for another 30min to an hour.
And as you might have guessed here come the Thinderbirds in what seeemed like just a couple of very short minutes.
They came in at treetop level from N.S.E.W. And when they crossed at center field they kicked in their afterburners.
This had quite an effect on the crowd, screaming, diving to the ground, some thought it was an explosion, kids crying...etc.
I was foutunate besause even at that age (10yrs) I had a love for anything to do with flying and at that time the F-100 Super Sabre was my favorite plane, so I kept my eyes glued to the runway and so I seen everything as they came in.
I was fairly close to the runway (as close as they allowed) and though I felt a good push from the shockwave it wasent enough to knock me down, I think alot of people were down besause they felt more comfortable there. For many years now a demilled F-100 Sabre has been sitting on a pedestal at the entrance to this little airport in Grand Haven, Michigan. Next time Im by there Ill get some pics to post.

horseback
03-04-2007, 08:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gibbage1:
I think the A-10 would of made an outstanding WWII fighter http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Oh yeah! My 30mm can kick your 30mm's @ss!

cheers

horseback

Gibbage1
03-05-2007, 01:13 AM
Well since the A-10 only fires AP rounds, it would be useless in IL2 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Breeze147
03-05-2007, 05:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BillyTheKid_22:
http://encyclopedia.quickseek.com/images/Fighter.formation.arp.750pix.jpg



http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's all fun, yes! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

M2morris
03-05-2007, 08:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Dagnabit:
this little airport in Grand Haven, Michigan. Next time Im by there Ill get some pics to post. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ya, please do that, post some pics http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Good story BTW

DIRTY-MAC
03-05-2007, 12:27 PM
This is pretty low:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4C5DvMIUdA

and again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXUCW3GFhOM

and again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSXRPH9PVjM

whiteladder
03-06-2007, 02:54 AM
I grew up in south Lincolnshire 2 miles from RAF Holbeach, a gunnery range on the Marshes near the Wash.

When we had A-10 permanently based in the UK I used to spend my summers down at the range watching the A-10 straffing the targets, there was a footpath that let you get within about 800m of the targets! When the red flag were down you could walk right through the range.

Until you have heared a GAU-8 fire for real you can`t imagine the power of the thing.

Here are some pics I took about 17 years ago, happy days! (sorry for the quality the scanner at work is duff).

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8127/image1gq4.jpg

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/4176/image2yx8.jpg


http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/70/image4ke2.jpg

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/8039/image5nd8.jpg


Firing its gun

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7916/image7mk3.jpg


http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/904/image8pd1.jpg

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4867/image6br7.jpg

FritzGryphon
03-06-2007, 03:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Well since the A-10 only fires AP rounds, it would be useless in IL2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It fires both AP and HEI. Hence all the explosions and sparks.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/gau-8.htm

VFA-195 Snacky
03-06-2007, 03:11 PM
The reason those engines are so cool and quiet is because they are High Bypass GE TF34 engines. 80% of the thrust comes from the Fan section and 20% comes from the actual Turbine section (hot section).

These are the same types of engines used on commercial airliners. Good on gas and quiet.

The A10 is a perfect example of the KISS system. Keep It Simple Stupid

Gibbage1
03-06-2007, 06:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FritzGryphon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Well since the A-10 only fires AP rounds, it would be useless in IL2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It fires both AP and HEI. Hence all the explosions and sparks.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/gau-8.htm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

From what I know, it only fires the DE round. The explosions and sparks you see is the DE rounds shattering into super-hot dust. Once a DE round hits armor or something solid, it shatters into dust, but since its so dense, it still carry's its velocity into the armor as dust. DE Dust is very hazzardous for humans BTW.

LStarosta
03-06-2007, 06:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Gibbage1:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FritzGryphon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Well since the A-10 only fires AP rounds, it would be useless in IL2 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It fires both AP and HEI. Hence all the explosions and sparks.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/equip/gau-8.htm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

From what I know, it only fires the DE round. The explosions and sparks you see is the DE rounds shattering into super-hot dust. Once a DE round hits armor or something solid, it shatters into dust, but since its so dense, it still carry's its velocity into the armor as dust. DE Dust is very hazzardous for humans BTW. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Good to know after I took a big whiff of an empty GAU-8 30mm casing when they f*cking passed it around our wing last month.

I'm suing if I get cancer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Gibbage1
03-06-2007, 07:02 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LStarosta:

Good to know after I took a big whiff of an empty GAU-8 30mm casing when they f*cking passed it around our wing last month.

I'm suing if I get cancer. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thats ****ed up! DU is nothing to be played with, be sure! ****s radio-active! Its half-life is 4.5 million years!!!

berg417448
03-06-2007, 07:11 PM
It was probably just a spent target round casing.

RSS-Martin
03-06-2007, 07:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">

Posted Fri February 23 2007 07:57 Hide Post

quote:
Originally posted by NAFP_supah:

quote:
Originally posted by ForkTailedDevil:
Not sure about you guys but I think the A-10 has one of the coolest engine sounds for a jet. Very distinctive.



Hmmm dunno I find it sounds rather bland. Turn on your speakers and listen to the background sound of this site http://www.916-starfighter.de/main.htm F-104 & J-79 all the way!



That's a wonderful site with many great pictures of the F-104. It's always been one that I have liked.

</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hmm nice to see planes from the squadron I used to do service in!
Had a lot to do with those planes.

WarWolfe_1
03-06-2007, 09:28 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Bo_Nidle:
Having seen A-10's taking off many times I would say his low pass is absolutely deliberate. You can see him adjust and hold a low course! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is far to true......That was done with intent. Still awesome though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

woofiedog
03-07-2007, 02:00 PM
whiteladder... Great photo's. Thank's for posting. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

whiteladder
03-08-2007, 03:06 AM
Great thing about RAF Holbeach was you never quite knew what would turn up. Everyday was like a private airshow, except you got the see the aircraft going about their business dropping bombs and firing their guns.

A few more I have found in my album....

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1344/image1me5.jpg

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9877/image2tj5.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/3230/image3qs8.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9566/image4aj3.jpg

http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/7076/image5uc4.jpg

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/199/image6cl9.jpg

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/8470/image8ro1.jpg

woofiedog
03-08-2007, 06:23 AM
Great photo of the Vulcan climbing. What a Bird!

A bit of info on the restoration of one...

Link: http://www.tvoc.co.uk/gallery.asp

The engineering staff of a professional company called the ""Vulcan To The Sky Trust " are working very hard to return Vulcan XH558 to flight; they are hoping to have the plane ready for a test flight in early 2007. Though the website carried an announcement on 1 August 2006 that the project was in imminent danger of being abandoned due to lack of finance, the target of raising the remaining 1.2m was achieved on 31 August, thanks to a high-profile publicity campaign orchestrated by the supporters club, Vulcan to the Sky Club(formerly Club Vulcan 558 Club). Time had almost run out for XH558 when Sir Jack Hayward, a British philanthropist, donated 500,000, which topped off the 860,000 already raised by VTSClub and the VTST Friends. It is now hoped that the aircraft will be ready in time for a fly past down the Mall in London for the 25th anniversary of the Falklands conflict on 17 June 2007, other public appearances for it in 2007 include the RAF Waddington Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo.

whiteladder
03-08-2007, 07:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Great photo of the Vulcan climbing. What a Bird! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Watching the Vulcan bomb was quite interesting, they would mostly be laying down practice bombs on some of the ship targets at the edge of the range, the flew along at around 200 feet drop the bombs and then did this mad climb.

That was because of the dangers of hitting sea birds that nested on the marsh, when I was growing up on average about 2 planes a year would crash in the wash after hitting birds, infact I think a Tornado crash after hitting one in October

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/3130/target7me0.jpg

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/5186/target8ar0.jpg

JerryFodder
03-08-2007, 07:43 AM
Personally I think you were taking a bit of a risk - here's video of what can happen in the field with the crappy target ID training they are given.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfK5kRkMgQ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN7fgLSWrVw


Can't find an image of the Scimitar tanks that they hit but they simply had their turrets removed by the cannon in a neat circle - like a can that had been opened. Astonishing accuracy.

NAFP_supah
03-08-2007, 07:54 AM
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Originally posted by NAFP_supah:

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Originally posted by ForkTailedDevil:
Not sure about you guys but I think the A-10 has one of the coolest engine sounds for a jet. Very distinctive.



Hmmm dunno I find it sounds rather bland. Turn on your speakers and listen to the background sound of this site http://www.916-starfighter.de/main.htm F-104 & J-79 all the way!



That's a wonderful site with many great pictures of the F-104. It's always been one that I have liked.

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Hmm nice to see planes from the squadron I used to do service in!
Had a lot to do with those planes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hey Martin! You wouldnt happen to have any pictures of those days? I am currently working on a series of profile drawings of 104's http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://supah.chaotic.nl/profiles/f-104g/starfighter140606.jpg

This one is dutch but I plan one doing a lot of german machines too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I really need more information on the Original seat (not the martin baker one) though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Dagnabit
03-08-2007, 01:10 PM
whiteladder,


GREAT PHOTOS!!! Thanks for sharing.

Best regards
Dagnabit