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post #82576 of 87004
Damn, a Thunderbirds jet and a Blue Angels jet crash on the same day in different incidents. Weird.
Sadly, while not yet confirmed, it appears that the Navy pilot may have been killed. The AF pilot was able to eject safely.
post #82577 of 87004
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Damn, a Thunderbirds jet and a Blue Angels jet crash on the same day in different incidents. Weird.
Sadly, while not yet confirmed, it appears that the Navy pilot may have been killed. The AF pilot was able to eject safely.

 

Are these guys North American heroes?

post #82578 of 87004
Not when they use 40 year old planes. (At least the thunderbirds... F16s? Designed in 1974)
post #82579 of 87004
The f18 hornet was developed in the late 70s, been in use since early 80s, so pushing 35 years...
post #82580 of 87004
Blue Angels use F18s, Thunderbirds still use the F16. At least the F18 is a twin engine design.
post #82581 of 87004
I always had a thing for the f14. I don't know why - maybe because of a video game I had as a kid. I also always liked the a10.
post #82582 of 87004

did somebody say f14?

 

 

both my folks were in the navy, my dad worked for mcdonnell douglass for awhile when i was a kid. my next door neighbor would go on to run top gun after it left miramar. i remember i used to have a model hornet that i had painted up like a blue angel. i thought the sr-71 blackbird was super sexy. wow brings me back lol.

post #82583 of 87004
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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

both my folks were in the navy, my dad worked for mcdonnell douglass for awhile when i was a kid. my next door neighbor would go on to run top gun after it left miramar. i remember i used to have a model hornet that i had painted up like a blue angel. i thought the sr-71 blackbird was super sexy. wow brings me back lol.

I was totally geeking out at the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum. It's like plane porn. They have one of everything, including an SR71.


Also, you know, the space shuttle Discovery.
post #82584 of 87004
My top 3 US military planes.

3. F117
2. SR71
1. B2 bomber

Seeing a B2 in the sky is one of the freakiest things ever.

Honorable mention - B52 just for being a workhorse for what will end up being 85 years if estimates are correct. It just completed its 60th year.
post #82585 of 87004

I had an Estes model rocket SR-71 when I was a kid. That thing was badass. 

post #82586 of 87004
No, the warthog is the best
post #82587 of 87004

The warthog gives zero fucks about anything.  Lose an engine: keep flying.  Get shot to shit: keep flying.

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post #82588 of 87004
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Edited by Harold falcon - 6/3/16 at 2:02am
post #82589 of 87004

Wait you saw an a10 destroy a city in 91... in Kuwait?

post #82590 of 87004
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

The warthog gives zero fucks about anything.

I thought that was the Honey Badger?

The warthog is badass. Where are all the innovations these days? There was that string of stealths and the a10 and the harrier.
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