Planetfurry BBS Forum Index Planetfurry BBS
Forums for Planetfurry Site Members and more
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   DonateDonate   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Your favorite aircraft
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Planetfurry BBS Forum Index -> tigermark
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Kellan Meig'h
Administrator


Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 1770
Location: Centerville, California

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: F-4 Phantoms and Phantom Phixers Reply with quote

D.F. had to bring up the F-4 Phantom II - I was backseat qualified for that bird, sorting out our radar problems. D model, AN/APQ 109A & AN/APA 165 radar units.

It's amazing how violently they vibrate on takeoff. Full military power (WOT w/o afterburners) w/ brakes locked it's not bad. At full burner/brakes locked right before you roll, it shakes pretty bad but you can still see the gauges fairly well. At 1,000' down the runway, you can't read them at all in the back seat. Once airborne, it still shakes real bad until the gear and flaps come up. As soon as that happens, it's smooth as silk.

Kellan, former Phantom Phixer,
430th TFS/ 474th TFW, Nellis AFB, NV

_________________
"Старый боевой конь, Кeллан"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
D.F. Thompson
Registered User


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 426
Location: Back home in Jenks

PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well most of my favorite aircraft all are from the 70's on back to the late 1930's. There's only Two aircraft that you could call modern day that I like. One is a fixed wing, and the other is a rotor wing. The A-10 and the Apache attack helicopter. Why I like the F-4 and the A-7 is the fact they could take a beating and still make it back home.
_________________
Beware the light at the end of the tunnel, just might be the headlights of my speeding truck. =0.0.=
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dana/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Kellan Meig'h
Administrator


Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 1770
Location: Centerville, California

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:13 am    Post subject: MOre F-4 stuff Reply with quote

[email protected] straight an F-4 could take a beating and still come home! Somewhere on the 'net there's a pic of an RF-4C with a SAM through the wing or fuselage, I think. Brought the pilot & GIB home in 1 piece! GIB=Guy In Back. Aslo known as WSO (Weapons Systems Operator) that we would say as "Woozoe." The pilot was also known as a GUFF (Guy Up Front Flying). The weapons techs were known as BB Stackers. There are more but they aren't suitable for this forum. Embarassed

The A7 was a rugged little bird, too. We had a small squadron of those at Nellis for a while before they went to Mountain Home, Idaho for the Guards.

An A-10 is also one of my fav's. A 6 round burst is all it takes to take out a soviet design tank! Now that's firepower!

Our F-4D's used the SUU-23 Gunpod with that 20mm Vulcan cannon. Had to boresight those *[email protected]#^&@ things about every third flight. Evil or Very Mad One pilot threw a 'perfect' bulls-eye on the gunnery range when he punched his pod off by mistake! Big, glossy color 8 x 10's all over the squadron bldg. of the pod going through the target (An old parachute that was painted.) Rolling Eyes

Kellan

_________________
"Старый боевой конь, Кeллан"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Aslaug
Site Owner
Site Owner


Joined: 04 Jan 2005
Posts: 1848
Location: Gentofte, Denmark

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*sits on the sideline waving her little "Go Team Nerd" flag*

Dear gods...males and technobabble...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Nicolai Borovskaya
Registered User


Joined: 18 May 2006
Posts: 464
Location: Wherever the fictons carry me

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: MOre F-4 stuff Reply with quote

Kellan Meig'h wrote:
Our F-4D's used the SUU-23 Gunpod with that 20mm Vulcan cannon. Had to boresight those *[email protected]#^&@ things about every third flight. Evil or Very Mad One pilot threw a 'perfect' bulls-eye on the gunnery range when he punched his pod off by mistake! Big, glossy color 8 x 10's all over the squadron bldg. of the pod going through the target (An old parachute that was painted.) Rolling Eyes


Dear gods, I'd love to have a copy or three of that picture! Or a good digital scan!

Kellan ... ?

Please ... ? #Puppy dog

Aslaug wrote:
*sits on the sideline waving her little "Go Team Nerd" flag*

Dear gods...males and technobabble...


Come on, Filly, we're not that bad, are we? Twisted Evil

Nicolai
(Nerd, and geek, and proud of it!)

_________________
Nicolai

When you talk about damage radius, even atomic weapons pale before that of an unfettered idiot in a position of power.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
anthony
Site Owner
Site Owner


Joined: 12 Nov 2001
Posts: 1304
Location: Norway

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You know...

I once did a week of target range service while in the RNoAF...
It was during a FWIT ( Fighter Weapons Instructor Training) for F-16 instructors, so you'd expect the pilots to hit the targets...

_________________
"My name's Lion, Anthony Lion"
A fur with a license to purr...
---
Like my Avatar?
Why not surf over to www.micecomics.com and tell Mary what a stellar job she did...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Kellan Meig'h
Administrator


Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 1770
Location: Centerville, California

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry about the pic, Nicolai, but they were under locked glass display cabinets. They were displayed for about a month, along with the pod, which sat outside the squadron's FRONT door.

One day the pod and the pics were gone so I called the range to get more pics. They said the negative went AWOL. Did I mention it was a bird colonel that did that? Oh Well ... Crying or Very sad

I'm still hoping it will show up on the 'net. Done with high speed cameras so it shows clearly the pod ripping through the 'chute.

Oh, and thanks Aslaug for cheering us on. Sorry if we're boring you with military drivel ... My tigress says that occasionally. Mr. Green

Kellan

_________________
"Старый боевой конь, Кeллан"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Kellan Meig'h
Administrator


Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 1770
Location: Centerville, California

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know, we can still play with Phantoms ...

http://www.skymasterjet.com/f4.htm

Just look how big these things are! (and don't let your mind get in the gutter until after you click the link which is safe for work, BTW.) Unfortunately, my local fields aren't certified for these heavy bruisers or guess what Kellan's new (old) hobby would be?

Not sure if my paws are steady enough these days. I would hate like hell to fly a figure 9 with it! Mr. Green

The only thing missing is the afterburners!

[edit]
I spoke too soon. A company makes afterburners for the twin engine F-4's! Shocked Let's see how fast we go through 3.5L of kerosene!
[/edit]

Kellan

_________________
"Старый боевой конь, Кeллан"


Last edited by Kellan Meig'h on Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:06 am; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Karou WindStalker
Registered User


Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 629
Location: Highland lakes, NJ, USA

PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the $$ of those
_________________
Independent Business Owner ... Ask me, if interested in learning more.
Everything in its Own Season <- Current Story!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
D.F. Thompson
Registered User


Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 426
Location: Back home in Jenks

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Know a guy who was involved with the very first live fire testing of the gun pod. He told me that they used a Douglas Skyraider for the test. The pilot was flying along as calm as could be, or at least till he triggered the pod. Lets just say that who ever chose to use a Skyraider as a test bed, Well a quote from Indiana Jones and the Last Cursade comes to mind "He chose poorly." Want to know the fastest way to stall a prop driven air plane. Attach an over sized chain gun to the belly and pull the trigger.
_________________
Beware the light at the end of the tunnel, just might be the headlights of my speeding truck. =0.0.=
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dana/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Kellan Meig'h
Administrator


Joined: 01 Apr 2007
Posts: 1770
Location: Centerville, California

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karou WindStalker wrote:
the $$ of those


Oh Yeah ... big coin toys there!

Did you notice they have brakes on the main landing gear just like a real plane? One of the vids (the one painted like a Thunderbird), the pilot takes it to the end of the runway, locks the brakes, then spools it up! If the smoke would have been black instead of gray, it would have looked so real ...

BTW, my tigress says I can't have one unless I hit the Lotto ...

*prepares for long wait*

I did want one, too ... Found a field about an hour from home that flew them. Crying or Very sad

Kel

_________________
"Старый боевой конь, Кeллан"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Karou WindStalker
Registered User


Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 629
Location: Highland lakes, NJ, USA

PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with going to watch .. perhaps giving the 'pilots' pointers from your perspective
_________________
Independent Business Owner ... Ask me, if interested in learning more.
Everything in its Own Season <- Current Story!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address MSN Messenger
Tigermark
Site Owner
Site Owner


Joined: 18 Apr 2003
Posts: 761
Location: Hopkinsville, KY

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Nicolai sent me the link to this site. Seems that Skymasters is coming out with a T-38. He suggested I buy one and paint it like Stripes One. I agree with Kellan. If I ever hit the lottery,I might just do that.


TM

_________________
Tiger, tiger, burning bright...
http://www.planetfurry.com/~tigermark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
The Silver Coyote
Registered User


Joined: 09 Nov 2003
Posts: 461
Location: The hills above Orange County, California

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think, Tigermark, if you ever hit the lottery, that you and TL would be purchasing fully tailored and customized flight gear at the local pilot shop on the mall before heading down to pick up your real T-38 from the paint shop ...

SC

_________________
=====
Tread Lightly and Sing To The Sky
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger
Tigermark
Site Owner
Site Owner


Joined: 18 Apr 2003
Posts: 761
Location: Hopkinsville, KY

PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Didn't say that wouldn't happen, too.


TM

_________________
Tiger, tiger, burning bright...
http://www.planetfurry.com/~tigermark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Planetfurry BBS Forum Index -> tigermark All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 3 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group