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F/A-18 Coming out of Hyperspace

Discussion in 'The OT' started by naijai, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. naijai

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    THe US Navy has been hiding a secret, they have acheived hypersonic flight and we have proof :D
    http://jalopnik.com/5561394/f+18-coming-out-of-hyperspace

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    Also using the this thread to ask what is your favorite fighter plane

    F-14 Tomcat
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  2. wilbur_the_goose

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    Favorite? P-38
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    Since you like the F-14 and this is "only" about the sound barrier:
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  4. Nick

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    Very cool pics, but I think I also saw (not seen) them in a history book.

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  5. veryoldschool

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    That would make some sense since there are few active Tomcats these days.
     
  6. Jared

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    Wow, that is really cool. Thanks for sharing. F-14 is my favorite jet by far.
     
  7. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    This by far is the best fighter ever:

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  8. veryoldschool

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    The F-15C pilots don't quite agree and the cost/plane might benefit many more new F-15Cs verses one F-22.
    BTW: this same argument was around for 3 F-5s verses one F-15A.

    I think the F-15 currently has a 104 to ZERO kill to loss rate in combat. ;)
     
  9. coldsteel

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    FYI, the only country operating the F-14 Tomcat is the Islamic Republic of Iran...
     
  10. naijai

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    I agree with you and would pick an F-22 when it comes to a real fight but i still pick the F-14 as my fav
     
  11. naijai

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    I wonder which plane or machine was trying to keep up when this picture was taken
     
  12. naijai

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    F15 Eagle for VOS
     
  13. veryoldschool

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    I don't have "a favorite".
    There are so many that were good for what they did at the time they were designed/made.
    The twin Merlins of the P-38 have a sound like no others.

    Then there are ones like this, that was way before it's time:
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  14. BattleZone

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    I've always loved the F16. The Viper is small, super-agile, powerful, and the cockpit view is better than any other plane. It's an amazing aircraft.

    Certainly the F22 is the best fighter ever to fly, but the F16 is like the little sportscar of fighters, and that appeals to me.
     
  15. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    I've worked on numerous Navy aircraft (including 14's and 18's,) but when it comes to electronics/RF my avator is the one that will put hair on your chest :D
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    But if you get too close it may remove it too. :lol:
     
  17. HIPAR

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    Prandtl-Glauert Singularity

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  18. naijai

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    Would that be Miata level sports car level for everyone or Lambo Gallardo level for white knuckle driving :D
     
  19. scooper

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    But what about the EA-6B Prowler ? :D
     
  20. Carl Spock

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    You want a sportscar? I'll give you a sportscar from hell, the F104 Starfighter. Mach 2 when everyone else was having trouble with Mach 1, it is my favorite fighter from the past.

    The top picture is a rocket assisted climb during astronaut training.

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