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chudson
03-11-2008, 03:36 PM
http://www.whoisthemonkey.com/videos/31f15-flying-with-1-wing

Looks like it may have been on the History Channel too!

fox-rod
03-11-2008, 03:56 PM
thats amazing, "if you fly fast enough you dont need wings" lol

KnoxX2
03-11-2008, 04:17 PM
I can tell you that the F-15 is one Bad A$$ aircraft!
I worked on them for 6 years in AK. and ID.
Nothing like 56,000 pounds of thrust at your finger tips.

russlars
03-11-2008, 04:47 PM
AMAZING!
And I thought only the A-10 Thunderbolt could survive something like that!

BrianM
03-11-2008, 05:10 PM
On another note I read that they are retiring the last of the F-117 Stealth fighters this month. Amazing that those planes have actually been in service since the 70s but nobody knew about it until the late 80s

454Prostar190
03-11-2008, 05:14 PM
Pretty awesome but, I wonder what happened to the guys in the other plane? :(

MYMC
03-11-2008, 05:33 PM
F-15...thank you John "40 second" Boyd!
If you are interested in just what John did for the USAF and all modern combat fighters & techniques here you go: http://www.aviation-history.com/airmen/boyd.htm

The F-15 is one of John's great aircraft; however, he considered the F-16 his gratest accomplishment.

puck_11
03-12-2008, 12:45 AM
Oops! That's why you don't go belly up to another aircraft. I'm suprised that he was able to recover the jet from the spin, fighters don't recover easily, especially ones missing a wing, good on him for that! 260 kts threshold crossing, thats ridiculous:eek:

thats amazing, "if you fly fast enough you dont need wings" lol

Thats what they said about the F-4, if you put enough power behind it you could make a brick fly!

KnoxX2
03-12-2008, 09:55 AM
The F-4 was a brick!!!!!!

There is a similar story out of Alaska about a 2 ship that were ferrying live munitions to King Salmon. Young pilot shot his commander by accident. Aim 9 sidewinder took out part of 1 wing, half a vertical stab and 1 engine. Pilot was still able to land back at Elmendorf AFB. After the investigation it was determined that because of the sheer size of the horizontal stab it had enough flight surface for the pilot to regain control and land.

When it comes to the F-15 or the F-16. I would take 2 engines over 1 any day. They don’t call the F-16 a lawn dart of nothing!

Hrkdrivr
03-12-2008, 10:55 AM
I met that guy, Knox, his call-sign after that become "OOPS."

After the hit, the AF was happy the Eagle survived, but mad at the missile manufacturer (Ratheon?) that the Eagle survived.

Fortunately the kid had the presence of mind to call evasive maneuvers and his commander was able to do some fancy flying to try to evade the hit.

KnoxX2
03-12-2008, 11:30 AM
Did you hear what the Comander did when he got back and got out?

pilot02
03-12-2008, 04:09 PM
obviously not what I would have.. I'd have kicked some arse...

phecksel
03-12-2008, 11:07 PM
Did you see the accident reconstruction of the F15 that broke in 1/2 mid air?

puck_11
03-13-2008, 02:25 PM
Did you see the accident reconstruction of the F15 that broke in 1/2 mid air?

You mean this one? I like the quotes
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/F15-crash.shtml

LKNMC
03-13-2008, 03:26 PM
I can tell you that the F-15 is one Bad A$$ aircraft.

Couldn't say it better myself

phecksel
03-15-2008, 07:14 PM
You mean this one? I like the quotes
http://www.hoax-slayer.com/F15-crash.shtml
That's the one, thanks

I can't believe that people thought those were real photographs???!!!!! Real accident, but not real photographs.

Farmer Ted
03-15-2008, 07:31 PM
that pilot deserves just as much if not more credit than the aircraft

speaking of historic, one of my planes just hit 50,000 hours

a first for the C-135

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123090100

Monte
03-15-2008, 08:13 PM
Wow! that is insane!