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WINGS
03-11-2008, 09:03
This is one of those unbelievable episodes in flying airplanes.

You "airplane nuts" out there. I'm curious about the aircraft he was supposedly chasing? It looked like an F-100, "Super Sabre," to me? All I remember is, something about an A4. Can't argue with the one-wingless F-15, sitting on the tarmac, tho'!!

This epitomizes the philosophy of a USN Admiral's answer to: "Who would you pick to be your personal pilot." "I want the guy to be the one that can fly with what's left."

One incredible aircraft (F-15), one lucky pilot and navigator.
http://www.sonnyradio.com/F15.wmv

volsbear
03-11-2008, 09:09
Um. Holy CRAP.

aircarver
03-12-2008, 15:23
The plane that looked like an F-100 was probably a Dassault Mystere.

Lior
03-17-2008, 20:04
If it's the video I think it is:

Although the story is true, the video is mostly fabricated IMO. The F-15s look like USAF F-15Es, which Israel has never owned.

Beeg
03-19-2008, 22:08
IAF doesn't have F-15E's but they do have two seat F-15D's.

That fabricated video sequence for the History Channel did show F-15E's an F-100 and a pair of A-7's. Those producers for T.V. know that the average viewer is not up on their aircraft recognition. As Lior said, the story is true but the video is made up.

sopdan
03-19-2008, 23:52
Well, I couldn't find a pic of the supposed IFL 727, but they also have another converted classic:

The Convair 5800 (340/440 + turboprop + getting stretched)
http://www.airliners.net/photo/IFL-Group/Convair-5800/1265853/L/

vote Republican
03-27-2008, 06:36
Tail hook?

F14Scott
03-28-2008, 13:06
AF jets often have little tailhooks to help them engage emergency arresting gear. They are to help stop jets that land fast/long/heavy/in poor conditions, or who have hydraulic failures that impact brake performance.

Their hooks (and their airframes) are not designed for frequent use, like navy jets' are.

Wimpy
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/F-15_Tail_Hook.jpg/390px-F-15_Tail_Hook.jpg

Hefty
http://www.defencetalk.com/pictures/data/3017/medium/f-14tomcat-usnfinal-116.jpg

BP44
03-28-2008, 14:50
WOW:supergrin: thata pretty cool

F14Scott
03-28-2008, 22:28
Good article on AF hooks:

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/planes/q0295.shtml