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2nd Jun 2019, 09:16
Replies: 1
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Posted By GreenKnight121

Well, remember that the JT8D was a turbofan...

Well, remember that the JT8D was a turbofan conversion of the turbojet J52 (see A-4 Skyhawk & A-6 Intruder), so there was little left of the original subsonic engine... and converting the JT8D to the...
19th Apr 2018, 07:20
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By GreenKnight121

Which he did, as a DI at MCRD San Diego, 1965-67.

Which he did, as a DI at MCRD San Diego, 1965-67.
19th Apr 2018, 06:53
Replies: 34
Views: 7,080
Posted By GreenKnight121

Grampaw Pettibone! ...

Grampaw Pettibone!

http://navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil/grampaw-pettibone/
26th Feb 2018, 01:46
Replies: 69
Views: 14,052
Posted By GreenKnight121

Indeed - here is the system in a P-47: ...

Indeed - here is the system in a P-47:

https://pre00.deviantart.net/10e7/th/pre/i/2012/015/5/1/p47_schematics_by_plumpener-d4mgsia.jpg
26th Feb 2018, 01:25
Replies: 18
Views: 3,816
Posted By GreenKnight121

Looks fine to me. ;) Ford Bronco 1978-96:...

Looks fine to me. ;)


Ford Bronco 1978-96:
length 180.4 in (4.582 m);
width 79.3 in (2.014 m);
height 75.5 in (1.918 m);
weight 4,580 lb (2,081 kg){varied by model year from ~4,200-4,600...
26th Feb 2018, 01:05
Replies: 114
Views: 29,874
Posted By GreenKnight121

Ummm... 2018 - 1991 = 27 years. 35 would be...

Ummm... 2018 - 1991 = 27 years.

35 would be 1983.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2018, 04:23
Replies: 7
Views: 3,363
Posted By GreenKnight121

And they did have a small control chute attached...

And they did have a small control chute attached to the tail.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Feb 2018, 03:52
Replies: 6
Views: 3,441
Posted By GreenKnight121

Elk takes down helicopter in Wasatch County, Utah, USA

Elk takes down helicopter in Wasatch County | KUTV (http://kutv.com/news/local/helicopter-crashes-in-wasatch-county) article with a few photos

Elk takes down helicopter in Wasatch County | KUTV...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2017, 05:24
Replies: 27
Views: 9,827
Posted By GreenKnight121

My youngest niece (pediatric emergency nurse for...

My youngest niece (pediatric emergency nurse for Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa), was recently selected to join the air transport team, for emergency runs and transport runs involving...
15th Sep 2017, 04:27
Replies: 18
Views: 3,989
Posted By GreenKnight121

UK plots fresh Chinook helicopter acquisition

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/uk-plots-fresh-chinook-helicopter-acquisition-441025/
21st Feb 2015, 01:36
Replies: 87
Views: 17,360
Posted By GreenKnight121

If you mean you want photos of an F-35 using its...

If you mean you want photos of an F-35 using its gun in actual combat, performing CAS - then of [email protected] course there are none YET!

As for whether the goddam gun actually exists - the gun is the...
20th Feb 2015, 01:38
Replies: 11,920
Views: 2,663,836
Posted By GreenKnight121

glad rag - there are no "stealth coatings" on the...

glad rag - there are no "stealth coatings" on the F-35, because they are a permanent part of the skin material of the aircraft.

This has been known, and discussed at PPRuNe, for a number of years....
20th Feb 2015, 01:31
Replies: 87
Views: 17,360
Posted By GreenKnight121

Most A-10 CAS is now delivered from middle...

Most A-10 CAS is now delivered from middle altitude via PGM.

The F-35 will certainly be at least as good at that than the A-10.

The whole concept of recent CAS operations is to avoid that whole...
19th Feb 2015, 00:37
Replies: 18
Views: 6,928
Posted By GreenKnight121

The F-16C entered production in 1984 - with AIM-7...

The F-16C entered production in 1984 - with AIM-7 (BVR) capability.
19th Feb 2015, 00:33
Replies: 87
Views: 17,360
Posted By GreenKnight121

Who is making that claim? Certainly not me -...

Who is making that claim?

Certainly not me - go back and re-read my posts if you think I am.

PN claimed the A-10 didn't have a history of "blue-on-blue" and I provided information to refute his...
18th Feb 2015, 03:57
Replies: 87
Views: 17,360
Posted By GreenKnight121

Buster, that article (which itself has issues)...

Buster, that article (which itself has issues) and I are talking about two different things.

I am talking about the number of separate incidents involving friendly military personnel - they are...
17th Feb 2015, 00:23
Replies: 87
Views: 17,360
Posted By GreenKnight121

Apparently, you didn't read this thread...

Apparently, you didn't read this thread (http://www.pprune.org/8519458-post30.html) from June of last year, in which I mentioned:
And the point is, that when you look at the list of "friendly-fire"...
14th Feb 2015, 23:21
Replies: 114
Views: 12,879
Posted By GreenKnight121

There was nothing left in Tokyo - it had already...

There was nothing left in Tokyo - it had already been firebombed into ashes - far worse than Dresden ever was.

Simply put, Nagasaki and Hiroshima were among the last 5-6 relatively undamaged...
14th Feb 2015, 02:05
Replies: 32
Views: 8,964
Posted By GreenKnight121

jimjim1 - the landing gear was retracted, and to...

jimjim1 - the landing gear was retracted, and to get to it the cable would have had to cut through the radar and radar-mounting bulkhead for the front landing gear, and through all that and the...
12th Feb 2015, 03:32
Replies: 31
Views: 9,836
Posted By GreenKnight121

Followed closely by the type that "is checked to...

Followed closely by the type that "is checked to ensure no rounds are in the firing chamber or in position to be easily fired" (like in the weapon at all).


The first rule of weapons-handling is...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2015, 05:41
Replies: 621
Views: 127,783
Posted By GreenKnight121

Two more months until there are no more Phrogs: ...

Two more months until there are no more Phrogs:

2015 PHROG PHAREWELL - West Coast CH-46 Reunion Tickets, Camp Pendleton South - Eventbrite...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Feb 2015, 05:39
Replies: 621
Views: 127,783
Posted By GreenKnight121

The UAE settled for more Blackhawks - US moves...

The UAE settled for more Blackhawks - US moves more helicopters to Erbil despite protests from Baghdad (http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/06022015)
11th Feb 2015, 05:24
Replies: 18
Views: 5,063
Posted By GreenKnight121

Well they seem to have used the last bit of kit...

Well they seem to have used the last bit of kit the US sent them...

US delivers Apache helicopters to Egypt - Al Jazeera English...
10th Feb 2015, 01:13
Replies: 38
Views: 9,869
Posted By GreenKnight121

You are saying they can read? I had no idea. ;)

You are saying they can read? I had no idea. ;)
9th Feb 2015, 02:29
Replies: 38
Views: 9,869
Posted By GreenKnight121

Biggus - I think I used too many long words for...

Biggus - I think I used too many long words for Buster. ;)
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