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  1. Yep, the canopy on the F-15C is wrong aswell, they used the two seat canopy. :doh:
  2. As Shamandgg put it. Something looks strange, it could be just the way the pics are resized though.
  3. I think people don't want to post in here because of what happens in most Tomcat related threads. But anyway, so long Tomcat. I going to miss not having any more Flighter Fling vids.:(
  4. When did the F-119 get upratted, last I saw it was 35,000lbs. I saw some people quoting 38k but I thought this was pure speculation. Is 39k the thrust class it is in now? If so the Raptor is going to be a true rocket. I'd love to see some time to climb records. Not going to happen for some time I'm sure.
  5. That Su-27 pic is both funny and tragic. Hey is Sukhoi still doing special offers on the N001s? Buy one get one free, wasn't it:D
  6. Dry thrust generally gets pushed up a percentage of a max AB thrust increase from what I have seen when the F-16 was getting new uprated engines nearly every few years. IMO the F-35 needs all the power it can get looking at is T/W stats. And on a side note, imagine a pair of F135s @ 43k each in the Raptor! Man all that power on tap, just pure utopia.
  7. The only loadout I saw on the Typhoon that can compare with that is: 4x Meteors, 2x ASRAAMs, 2x GBU-24s, 2x Storm Shadows, 2x ALARMs and a centerline tank, all dummy weapons.
  8. I heard this while at work today and I still can't believe it:(. Thoughts to his young family, he'll be missed from around the world.
  9. Merged means both you and the target are close enough to engage each other in A2G. In air combat the merge occurs in the transition between BVR and just before the begining of a dogfight. Other terms which my be useful are: Buddy spike: you have locked onto a friendly. Maddog or Pitbull: is the term used when the AIM-120 goes active. Fox 1: launch of a SARH missile. Fox 2: launch of a IR missile. Fox 3: launch of a Active homing missile. Beaming: means putting a missile fired at you on your 3 or 6 o'clock position and keeping it there. There is a lot of others, members here will list far more. Black Shark is still TBC but hopefully before Q2 2007.
  10. The last F-4F flew a display last year with the pilot over stressing the airframe "as it only had 20 hours left on it!" as the WSO latter commented on the display. And not all QF-4s are destroyed when used for target practice, it's not uncommon for them to survive and live to fight another day. I have seen at least one QF-4 on the ground after a mission damaged my a missile near miss.
  11. I have two books by Yefim Gordon about the Su-27 and all sub variants, both books state that the SK is slightly downgraded for export (like the MiG-29 9-12B export version) but may be fitted with Western avionics at customer request. The only difference it the MTOW in the SK is higher at 33,000kg.
  12. They have been using QF-4 drones for a few years now. The last QF-106 was downed in 1999, ever since its been on to QF-4s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ExC96WOqU&mode=related&search= AIM-9X test video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms01tITXz3k&mode=related&search=
  13. It actually has a slightly downgraded radar and avionics but it has a higher MTOW because of it's reinforced landing gear, 33,000kg. The Su-27SMK is the more capable version.
  14. He must be thinking of the Su-27SKM or the newer version Su-27SMK.
  15. You sure you were not mixing that up with this vid. A mid air between two F-15s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPz9ZNFuhng&mode=related&search=
  16. Just a suggestion:D I do however believe that it did collide with an A-4 in the air. It's one fine fighter along with the Tomcat and Flanker JIMHO. Iran also had stories of very badly damaged F-14s making it back to base, worse than this F-15B.
  17. It's worth registering on that site IMO, it has a few good vids.
  18. It was an F-15B, Isreal had no Ds at the time. If you look at the vid and pause it at 2:56 you can clearly see its an F-15E with the LANTIRN pods and CFTs and one wing removed by trick camera. Only the F-15C/Ds can use CFTs aswell as the E.
  19. Not a believer of that tale:huh: They just didn't want to admit that they crashed an F-15 into a hanger while trying to park it so they made up a cool story, and made a fake hero to get a new wing. It could have happened, the hanger crash thing. I hate the way the History channel showed all that fake footage of an F-15E flying with a missing wing.
  20. I have a link to the Israeli one wing landing but you don't get to see much real footage. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1aKxAN7bAs
  21. I thought it was putting on it's last show at Oceana this year before it retires completly next month.
  22. With the new G suits, notably the Eurofighter G suit, a pilot can stay at 9G all day with very little effort on the pilot. This suit is also going to be the standard F-35 G suit for all users. These new suits are taking all the stress away from the pilot in terms of staying awake and being able to breath but it won't help trying to turn your head or move your arms under high G.
  23. The Su-30MKI has French and Israeli systems installed aswell. The Litening II targeting pod is compatable with the MKI and has been successfully installed on the fighter.
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