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F-16 wingtip AAM question...

Old 5th Nov 2015, 20:35
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Shall we now discuss 100 way connectors, prc and optional swarf filling direct from the penitentiary????
Lucky to have a fair few of the used connectors in a drawer somewhere courtesy of trials firings. Just think how many could have been let loose instead of leaving them to be scrapped after getting rid of the last of the SkyFlash firers.

Pity - it was a lot of fun...especially against Stilettos.
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Old 5th Nov 2015, 21:21
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Your talking about the sacrificial [shear wafer] connector, I'm talking about the main wing/pylon interconnect...
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 09:04
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Ah, I stand corrected, sir.

But I do recall the endless hassle the leccies and armourers had with pack checks on the Lightning and the joys of trying to pass the MMS checks on the Tornado before we could launch anything. The latter (especially when we first got it) could reasonably have been termed a launch prevention system...
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 09:31
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The AGM45 (Shrike) is heavier than the AIM7 and the F16CJs carry them on the wing rails.
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 09:59
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I've never seen an F-16CJ with Shrike on the wingtips. I didn't know that the CJ had ever carried Shrike at all - I thought it was out of service before the CJs became operational?
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Old 6th Nov 2015, 10:45
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Originally Posted by Dan Winterland View Post
The AGM45 (Shrike) is heavier than the AIM7 and the F16CJs carry them on the wing rails.
AGM-45 was never carried on the wingtip rails of CJ's, it isn't heavier than an AIM-7 either, and it went out of service in the early nineties, about the same time the CJ was introduced... The CJ carries the AGM-88, which is heavier than an AIM-7 but, is carried on the underwing centre pylons, definitely not the wingtips.

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Old 6th Nov 2015, 18:33
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Originally Posted by sarn1e View Post
Ah, I stand corrected, sir.

But I do recall the endless hassle the leccies and armourers had with pack checks on the Lightning and the joys of trying to pass the MMS checks on the Tornado before we could launch anything. The latter (especially when we first got it) could reasonably have been termed a launch prevention system...
Yep the ol MMS test set. And trailer.

Mind you, it paled into insignificance compared to the intrim JP233 test set....
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