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Unread post07 Mar 2022, 20:41

Have F110, Block 70, will travel
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Unread post07 Apr 2022, 17:35

I recall this bird flying in the Paris airshow I think a LONG time ago...

It's a nice reminder of how long we've been tinkering with vectored thrust engines, and more or less came to the conclusion they're not necessary/warranted in most cases. I tend to think they learned that a good FBW system and especially flight control software gives you all of the agility you need, none of the weight penalty and maximize thrust (and probably for a cheaper price).

The Russians went the other way with it, at least with their air superiority machines (SU-30/35). I'd love to know who well (or not) that's served them in Ukraine. Will probably take years though for the truth to comes out.
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Unread post03 May 2022, 23:55

For me it was these two greats, the Convair F-106 Delta Dart and the McDonnell F-4 Phantom. This photo is from the College Dart days.

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Unread post04 May 2022, 17:52

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Unread post04 May 2022, 21:29

Saw this at work yesterday. I’m next to Earle which as far as I know doesn’t house any Hornet’s.

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Unread post05 May 2022, 18:39

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Unread post07 May 2022, 05:33

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star post card. It doesn't get any better than this.

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