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18th Feb 2021, 10:23
Replies: 46
Views: 8,806
Posted By Vzlet

Whole Point

I'd say that the F-16 certainly met that original goal. That the aircraft has since been able to absorb decades of added capabilities is testament to the brilliance of the design.
29th Jan 2021, 16:45
Replies: 811
Views: 269,469
Posted By Vzlet

Sounds like rather sloppy reporting. 28 fighters...

Sounds like rather sloppy reporting. 28 fighters "over the island" of Taiwan? And, impressive intelligence capable of monitoring "cockpit conversations"!
14th Jan 2021, 10:39
Replies: 43
Views: 14,505
Posted By Vzlet

Previous Owner

Nothing that would make a sonic boom, but his hangar contains many nice things!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vzlet/15373624302/in/photostream/
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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2021, 18:35
Replies: 39
Views: 5,440
Posted By Vzlet

Shame on those wily "antifa/blm personnel" for...

Shame on those wily "antifa/blm personnel" for luring a bunch of advanced-age demonstrators past the barricades and into the building!
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2021, 23:39
Replies: 6,613
Views: 422,136
Posted By Vzlet

CG

Not that stupidity is an entirely unused tool in my arsenal, but it's not my favorite!
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2021, 23:13
Replies: 6,613
Views: 422,136
Posted By Vzlet

All summed up nicely here: "These are the...

All summed up nicely here:
"These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been...
6th Nov 2020, 23:35
Replies: 17
Views: 4,968
Posted By Vzlet

Mohammed may have found a way to move mountains...

Mohammed may have found a way to move mountains if these things are actually mobile!
27th Oct 2020, 00:40
Replies: 250
Views: 54,722
Posted By Vzlet

Blanik

As perhaps the only Warsaw-Pact-produced aircraft to be operated by several NATO air forces during the Cold War, the Blanik makes a good trivia question.




(Italy, U.S., Spain)
10th Sep 2020, 10:43
Replies: 70
Views: 13,964
Posted By Vzlet

Lots of detail on air operations by BRIXMIS...

Lots of detail on air operations by BRIXMIS (Operation "Schooner/Nylon" (http://www.16va.be/vols_brixmis_part1_eng.html)) and USMLM (https://www.16va.be/operation_larkspur_part1_eng.html) on the "Red...
27th Jul 2020, 15:32
Replies: 87
Views: 11,601
Posted By Vzlet

I'd love to have seen TWA's Packet!

She hasn't flown since 2006, but she's back in her hometown as a resident of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7421/27345602412_cfee4be397_c.jpg...
24th Jul 2020, 15:00
Replies: 222
Views: 67,922
Posted By Vzlet

This interesting article covers...

This interesting article covers advantages/disadvantages and the decision rationale behind the decision to armor the flight deck or not: Were Armored Flight Decks on British Carriers Worthwhile?...
24th Jun 2020, 15:10
Replies: 21
Views: 5,804
Posted By Vzlet

https://live.staticflickr.com/1917/45087386262_077...

https://live.staticflickr.com/1917/45087386262_07730dcd15_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2bGdD7E)Thunderbird detailing (https://flic.kr/p/2bGdD7E)
14th Jun 2020, 18:38
Replies: 713
Views: 401,686
Posted By Vzlet

TLP, 1986

I don't remember the number of the course (at which I was an observer for just a week), but the RAF sent Harriers and Lightnings, the USAF A-10s and F-15s, the Germans F-4s and Alpha Jets, and the...
12th Jun 2020, 20:49
Replies: 713
Views: 401,686
Posted By Vzlet

Possibly the same...

It would have been a different course, as the Germans were the only F-4 participants at this one.
12th Jun 2020, 18:41
Replies: 713
Views: 401,686
Posted By Vzlet

Part of a TLP course at Jever, April 1986: ...

Part of a TLP course at Jever, April 1986:
https://live.staticflickr.com/4225/34530182473_e9141a20b5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/UBjdeF)
2nd Jun 2020, 19:01
Replies: 114
Views: 35,956
Posted By Vzlet

Winds aloft cause an interesting speed trace for...

Winds aloft cause an interesting speed trace for the Citation:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N557PG/history/20200602/0311Z/KHEF/KHEF

(No comment on the symbolic flightpath!)
25th Apr 2020, 17:55
Replies: 23
Views: 6,794
Posted By Vzlet

A favorite image since childhood, just for the...

A favorite image since childhood, just for the sheer mayhem:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/950x723/beaufighters_attack_minesweeper_a99b0e02e3b09c02df1f4d4131b56cf8ddc5a8ba.jpg
25th Mar 2020, 10:20
Replies: 713
Views: 401,686
Posted By Vzlet

Ramps

Thanks, gentlemen.
(It seems rather obvious now, in hindsight!) :O
24th Mar 2020, 10:47
Replies: 713
Views: 401,686
Posted By Vzlet

What's the purpose of the ramps in #641 above?

What's the purpose of the ramps in #641 above?
14th Feb 2020, 14:51
Replies: 28
Views: 7,958
Posted By Vzlet

Photo essay by one of the photographers, Larry...

Photo essay by one of the photographers, Larry Burrows:
https://time.com/3879815/vietnam-photo-essay-larry-burrows-one-ride-with-yankee-papa-13/
10th Jan 2020, 11:55
Replies: 88
Views: 52,669
Posted By Vzlet

The accuracy seems pretty good to me if these...

The accuracy seems pretty good to me if these were ballistic missiles without terminal guidance, but the warhead effects seem more limited than I would have expected. Has anyone seen anything...
7th Oct 2019, 17:41
Replies: 337
Views: 403,594
Posted By Vzlet

https://live.staticflickr.com/4381/36856981521_6ab...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4381/36856981521_6ab386dc45_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y9VEwD)
B-17 Flying Fortress NL93012 (https://flic.kr/p/Y9VEwD) by Mark Carlisle...
5th Oct 2019, 15:24
Replies: 85
Views: 37,582
Posted By Vzlet

F900, the passenger-carrying "business model" is...

F900, the passenger-carrying "business model" is fairly standard here in the States and is the primary reason that many (most?) of the larger warbirds are in operable condition. Paying passengers...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2019, 13:07
Replies: 8
Views: 4,810
Posted By Vzlet

Flying Under Power Lines

FWIW, returning from a patrol mission along the West German/Czechoslovakian border with the U.S. Army in the late 1980s, we took some time for the accompanying AH-1 to do a series of under-the-wires...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Sep 2019, 12:08
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By Vzlet

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/466x466/61raexqv_al_sx466__07fb99382f5e67c39017199dfff1afdd2f0794d0.jpg
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