Those Phantom's keep on working........

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Unread post11 Jul 2019, 06:55

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Unread post11 Jul 2019, 15:50

Great article, thanks for sharing.

Amazing to see the old bird still flying with Turkey and Japan (there may be others). It's a real testament to McDonnell Douglas engineers of so many years ago. They were coming off a particularly weak offering (the Demon) and came up with a world record setting powerhouse. Great airshow jet. Loud. Fast. Powerful. You could really feel those twin J-79 in your bones during a takeoff or high speed pass.

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Unread post11 Jul 2019, 16:18

mixelflick wrote:you could really feel those twin J-79 in your bones during a takeoff or high speed pass.


I always said they sound angry, like they are punishing the air for getting in the way, ripping holes in the atmosphere.
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Unread post11 Jul 2019, 18:10

sprstdlyscottsmn wrote:
mixelflick wrote:you could really feel those twin J-79 in your bones during a takeoff or high speed pass.


I always said they sound angry, like they are punishing the air for getting in the way, ripping holes in the atmosphere.


Imagine the sound the Northrop N-167 interceptor might have made with FOUR J79s.

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Unread post11 Jul 2019, 20:15

J-79 loud? I was working night shift in the structures test lab at GD in the early '60s, took a dinner break by taking a walk outside near the Carswell runway. Just in time to see, hear, and feel about 5 or 6 B-58s perform a minimum interval takeoff drill right in front of me. That's at least 8 J-79s at max power continuously for 2 or 3 minutes.
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Unread post11 Jul 2019, 20:50

I can only imagine the roar...
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Unread post12 Jul 2019, 00:46

Many thanks, sferrin. Since those were 43rd Bomb Wing airplanes from Carswell, almost certainly they were the same ones I saw later. One of my work mates was at EAFB when that test was run, so I imagine he watched some of the tests there. He was there to support wet runway braking tests on B-58. Fifty six years later, he is still a good friend.

Another bit of trivia, John Denver's dad was a B-58 pilot at Carswell at that time, Maj. Henry Deutschendorf.
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Unread post12 Jul 2019, 01:16

The full AB roar was one thing, but so was the mil power howl (in F-4B/C/D/N and RF-4B/C -- the F-4E,F,J,S didn't).

Here are a couple Spanish RF-4C's, hear the mil power howl. They used the near same engine (-15) as the USAF/ANG F-4C/D. How I miss that sound.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f_ZadruwIQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUe3MAJ5B6M (at 1:05)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sie9sRgr8ME (note, the F-4F doesn't; since it has the -17 motors)


NDANG F-4D's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC4elTPvsgY

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